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Mentor Graphics publishes book on BGA routing
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
A new book on BGA routing from Mentor will be of mega-interest to folks trying to break-out FPGAs with thousands of pins.
Lattice announces automotive versions of flash-based non-volatile FPGAs
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
New generation automotive FPGAs from Lattice provide system-on-chip functionality, high performance, low power, and "Instant-On" enhanced non-volatility.
National Semi enters photovoltaic market
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Customer field trials begin for SolarMagic technology, which is designed to extract significantly more energy from solar panels in variable light conditions.
Photron Turns to Xilinx Programmable Solutions for Latest High Speed Camera
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Based on Xilinx FPGAs, the FASTCAM MH4-10K high-speed camera from Photron can shoot 2,000 frames per second.
Designing a MMIC VCO
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Looking for insights on the simulation and layout of a VCO? Then this article is for you! Click here to read about a methodology and design flow to design negative resistance type VCOs using standard MMIC components and Agilent-ADS software for simulation and layout generation.
Ambient light photo sensor extends battery life in portable devices
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has introduced a miniature surface-mount ambient light photo sensor for controlling display backlighting in a wide range of portable electronic devices.
Modeling and Simulating Magnetoresistive Sensors in Automobiles
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Electronics and in particular, sensor technology, have made a decisive contribution to advances in the automobile as a means of accessing vehicles and interacting with its surroundings. The Magnetoresistive Effect supports a variety of sensor applications in automobiles. Since their first use in thin-film technology 30 years ago, MR-sensors have constantly captured new fields of application in magnetic field measurement.
Lost in Space
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
6/30/2008   Post a comment
Admittedly, the bread is still being buttered by the commercial side of the business, but business also seems to be steadily growing in the defense and aerospace markets.
Photovoltaic technology maximizes solar cell efficiency
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6/30/2008   1 comment
National Semiconductors SolarMagic technology enables solar technology to extract significantly more energy in variable light conditions.
Micro SATA connector supports Hard Disk Drives
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
FCI has expanded its line of storage interface interconnects with the development of the Micro SATA interconnect solution for 1.8" form factor drives.
Timing devices extend battery life for ultra-mobile PCs
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
IDT has introduced a family of ultra-low-power timing devices that extends battery life and wireless signal range for ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs), while improving bandwidth.
RFID modules enable global product lifecycle tracking
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Murata has developed the tiny Magicstrap RFID module that enables product lifecycle tracking using any global frequency whilst minimizing the amount RF expertise required implementing an RFID solution.
ADI accelerates high-speed data conversion
Design How-To  
6/30/2008   2 comments
The sleepy data converter sector is suddenly heating up, as Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) has leapfrogged the competition to help enable a new class of industrial, medical and related equipment in the marketplace.
Sigma-delta ADC achieves higher speed and resolution for precision sensing
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
ADI's 24-bit AD7190 sigma-delta ADC achieves greater than true 16-bit noise-free resolution up to 2.4 kHz across all input voltages from 40 mV to 5 V, enabling industrial equipment manufacturers to expand the operating speed and precision of sensitive measurement instruments.
SAR ADC delivers greater level of speed and accuracy
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
ADI claims its PulSAR AD7626 SAR ADC delivers a breakthrough in data conversion with 16-bit data capture performance, 15 effective number of bits and 10 MSPS throughput. It also features low power consumption and a small package size.
Harting : Ethernet media convertor has PoE capability
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
The eCon 3011 from Harting is a fast Ethernet media convertor designed for use in industrial environments.
Altera DSP tools get big performance boost
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DSP Builder 8.0 features timing-aware Simulink synthesis.
Has auto electronics gone too far?
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
6/29/2008   2 comments
While electronics systems proliferate, there are some that should have never been invented.
Top DSP how-to's of 2008
Design How-To  
6/29/2008   1 comment
Here are top tutorials of the year so far. Topics include Spectral analysis, modulation, multirate DSP, ADCs and DACs, video compression, and DSP system design.
Tutorial: Tuning the baseband-to-radio connection for wireless basestations
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6/29/2008   1 comment
The migration of advanced features to lower end mobile phones is challenging base station manufacturers to deliver new levels of performance. The Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) spec is tuned to do exactly that.
AWR improves Microwave Office with 100+ enhancements
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6/28/2008   1 comment
With Version 2008 of the Microwave Office design environment, AWR® has made significant changes to the user interface in order to increase its flexibility for the user.
Hard disk vs. Flash video storage: Hybrid technology merges best of each
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Hard drives offer huge capacities at low prices, while Flash memory reads faster with no moving parts, but costs 10x more. Flash write speeds are slower than disk drives, too. For video storage applications, the best solution may be a hybrid drive.
Low-voltage SP4T supports RFID
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
NEC low voltage CMOS SP4T switch features wideband operation, internal control logic decoder and ultra-miniature package
Ultra-high-precision resistor targets high-reliability apps
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at high-reliability applications, Vishay has introduced the oil-filled, hermetically-sealed VHP203 ultra-high-precision Z-Foil resistor.
Analysis: Analytics moves into surveillance cameras
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BDTI analyzes startup Eutecus' FPGA-based multicore video analytics architecture.
Tutorial: Radio Basics for UHF RFID--Part II
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Here is Part II of Chapter 3--Radio Basics For UHF RFID--from The RF in RFID: Passive UHF RFID in Practice. Written for the electrical engineer but not the RFID expert, Dr. Dobkin explains what to expect, develop, and use while implementing an RFID system.
Tip of the Week---Simple power supply for FPGAs, Part 2
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
DC/DC IC building-block systems such as Linear Technology's microModules are a good solution for simple and compact low-voltage, high-current power supply applications. In this concluding part, we discuss chip and board layout and thermal performance.
Low power COM Express modules with Celeron M processors
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
MSC presents its low-end starter version COM Express platform CXB-PM915 with Intel Celeron M and Pentium M processors.
4A multi-cell, multi-chemistry battery charger controller
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology introduces the LTC4009, a fast-charge 4A capable, high efficiency switch-mode battery charger controller for multiple battery chemistries which minimizes power dissipation without compromising board space.
40V buck converter for power LEDs
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Prema Semiconductor presents the LED driver PR4101 designed to meet the requirements for a new generation of high-power LEDs. The inductive converter drives single or multiple LEDs with currents from 100mA up to several amps, depending on the configuration of external components, from a supply voltage of 9V up to 40V.
Three-phase gate driver integrates op amp, bootstrap functionality
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
IR has introduced the IRS233x(D) family of three-phase gate driver ICs for low-, mid-, and high-voltage motor drive applications.
Coolest software ever
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
6/26/2008   Post a comment
Mad genius Peter Neubcker has come up with software that teases individual notes out of polyphonic recordings. His amazing software lets you manipulate each note to your heart's content--check out this video for details.
Robot plays air hockey
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
6/26/2008   Post a comment
Nuvation's air hockey robot is a fun demo of its machine vision capabilities. The demo runs on a ColdFire processor.
E-One Moli Energy unveils high-power Li-ion batteries
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
E-One Moli Energy (Molicel) has unveiled its new generation of high-power lithium-ion batteries at the 14th International Meeting on Lithium Batteries (IMLB 2008) in Tianjin, China.
Multi-cell battery charger controller supports multiple chemistries
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced a fast-charge, 4-A capable, high-efficiency switchmode battery charger controller for multiple battery chemistries.
World's first 32-b ARM-based ZigBee radio module
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
CEL adds its new 32-bit ARM-based Freestar Pro radio module to its line of ZigBee transceivers.
Putting wireless expertise to the IEEE test
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
The WCET certification program will benefit employers as well as students and EEs in other fields who want to move into wireless.
Extreme design: SuitSat pushes engineers' limits
Teardown  
6/26/2008   1 comment
When engineers from Microchip Technology took a routine microcontroller inquiry, little did they know they'd be embarking on a multiyear space mission that would challenge every aspect of their earthbound engineering experience, while reconnecting them with the excitement and sense of exploration that led them to choose engineering to begin with.
Benchmarking basics, part 1: Choosing and using benchmarks
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Benchmarks are a powerful tool for choosing processors and determining application requirements. Here's an overview of the benchmarking options, and tips on when and how to use them.
AMD delivers TeraFLOPS graphics chip
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
AMD says it has achieved two firsts in visual computing: the launch of the first teraFLOPS graphics card, the ATI Radeon HD 4850, and the first graphics card featuring ultra high bandwidth GDDR5 memory, the ATI Radeon HD 4870.
SPDT switch aims to improve test equipment performance
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Peregrine Semiconductor releases a new SPDT switch that is optimized to deliver ultra-linear, ultra-fast settling time from DC to 7.5GHz
Eliminating audio system noise from HDTV
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Understand how hardware system and software functionality issues cause pops and clicks in the HDTV signal chain and how to prevent them.
Gateway for 10 Gigabit Ethernet to Embedded Processing
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Mercury Computer Systems announced availability of the SR-110 10GE VXS Gateway, a network-centric building block for VXS systems that seamlessly move data between interconnect fabrics.
picoChip delivers cost-optimized HSPA femtocell system-on-chip
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
The first offering, the picoChip PC302, is a single-chip solution for HSPA femtocells compliant to TR25.820 and the newly standardized Iu-h interface.
Class-D audio amplifier driver features 200V bridge supply voltage
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Supertex's high speed, N-channel, full-bridge power MOSFET driver for use in Class-D audio amplifiers provides a broad range of output voltage from 12V to 200V, has ±5ns dead time matching and rise or fall times of less than 30ns with a typical 1nF load.
Intel Core2 Duo Processor AdvancedMC
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Designed for AdvancedTCA or MicroTCA platforms in telecommunications, aerospace, defense, medical and industrial automation, Adlinks AMC-1000 provides high-density, low-power 64bit x86 dual-core computing, flexible PCI Express configurations and UXGA graphics.
How to select CPLDs for handheld applications
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
CPLDs offer designers a low-cost system solution with significant advantages compared to traditional implementations using ASICs and ASSPs.
Low-power audio codec includes dual PCM interface
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
The AK4675 low-power stereo CODEC from AKM Semiconductor features a dual PCM interface that allows easy interfacing in mobile designs with Bluetooth.
Infineon : VoIP solution targets next generation access applications
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies has introduced the VINETIC-SVIP, a family of devices developed for next-generation VoIP access applications.
Reciva extends reach of Internet radio
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Internet radio specialist Reciva Ltd (Cambridge, England) is extending the availability of its directory service to third party hardware platforms with its Reciva Connect service.
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