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Epson, u-blox team up on GPS dead reckoning
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8/31/2007   Post a comment
The Swiss GPS company has added Epson's XV-8000-CB gyro to the reference design based on its LEA-4R dead reckoning GPS module.
Under the Hood--Video: iPhone clones surpassing original
Teardown  
8/31/2007   1 comment
Semiconductor Insights took its video cameras inside some Apple iPhone clones and concluded that while initial attempts were laughable, the more recent counterfeits are close to surpassing the original.
IBM measures single-atom memory, molecular switch
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8/30/2007   Post a comment
IBM's Almaden Research Center has measured the ability to store a bit on a single atom, portending hard drives with ultra-high storage capacity.
Agilent releases oscilloscope-based DDR3 compliance test software
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8/30/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies claims the industry's first oscilloscope-based DDR3 compliance test application. The U7231A DDR3 test application runs on Infiniium 54850 and 80000 Series oscilloscopes.
Overcome the challenges of IP in wireless networks--Part II
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8/30/2007   Post a comment
Taken from 'IP in Wireless Networks,' this multi-part series will provide a comprehensive understanding of what is required in the IP suite of protocols to enable IP deployment for wireless networks. Part II is a discussion regarding the issues related to addressing in IP wireless networks.
Fraunhofer researchers improve solar cell efficiency
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8/30/2007   Post a comment
A manufacturing technique developed by Fraunhofer Institute ISE (Freiburg, Germany) helps to increase the energy yield of solar cells.
Ultra-low-power DSP design
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8/30/2007   Post a comment
Here's how IMEC built a sub-100uW DSP by tuning its algorithm, processor architecture, and memory system, as well as through clock gating. The article presents detailed power results for each optimization.
Linley dishes on wireless
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
8/30/2007   Post a comment
The Linley Group's latest newsletter is full of insight on Nokia, ST, and Infineon.
Power JFETs: Good news for audio amp design
Audio DesignLine Blog  
8/29/2007   Post a comment
Power JFETs - yes, JFETS - are available again, and offer some intriguing advantages over MOSFETs in audio amp design.
Oscilloscope waveforms as 'art'
Audio DesignLine Blog  
8/29/2007   Post a comment
And you thought oscilloscopes were only good for test and measurement?
The quest for Digital Broadcast Quality: Addressing quality "hot spots"
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
Digital signal processing within digital televisions (DTVs) has advanced significantly, resulting in improved picture and audio quality. The largest gains in the HD video experience will be achieved by improving the A/V source received by the DTV. This white paper examines the quality "hot spots" (degradation points) HDTV may suffer, from the time it is captured to the moment it is experienced by the consumer, and discusses ways of preserving and improving the quality within existing distributio
Nordic Semiconductor's 2.4 GHz transceiver enables high-performance wireless USB dongles
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
The nRF24LU1 provides native support for up to five bidirectional ultra-low power wireless peripherals communicating via a single, ultra-compact full-speed USB 2.0-compliant dongle.
Can anyone learn to design with FPGAs?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
8/29/2007   Post a comment
The answer according to ASIC designer Sven Andersson is yes, and he's documented his experiences to prove it!
How to design an FPGA from scratch
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8/29/2007   18 comments
When veteran ASIC designer Sven Andersson determined to learn how to work with FPGAs, he decided to create this step-by-step tutorial to teach others.
Ball lightning's frightening . . . but finally explained
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
A Ukrainian researcher explains that ball lightning consists of an aerosol of nanoscale batteries--formed from a reductant, an oxidizer and an electrolyte--that short-circuit by surface discharge to spontaneously generate mega-amperes of current.
Analysis: ARC's Configurable Video Subsystems
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
Adding to its growing portfolio of licensable silicon IP subsystems, ARC has announced five configurable video processing subsystems.
Overcome the challenges of IP in wireless networks--Part I
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
Taken from 'IP in Wireless Networks,' this multi-part series will provide a comprehensive understanding of what is required in the IP suite of protocols to enable IP deployment for wireless networks. If you plan, develop, deploy, or manage wireless IP networks, you'll find this book an indispensable resource.
Phones, BackPacks, Cheating, and YouTube
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
8/29/2007   Post a comment
While we take great pride in the latest RF devices that enable communications at lower and lower costs with higher functionality, sometimes there can be some "collateral damage."
The femtocell explosion
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
There's no doubt that femtocells are a promising technology. Having your very own mobile communications in your home will solve a lot of problems.
Multicarrier WCDMA Feasibility, Part 5
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
If you are looking to implement a multi-carrier transceiver for WCDMA, then this series of articles is for you. In this final installment, Brad Bannon and Bill Schofield of Analog Devices take an in-depth look at transmit modulation and direct conversion.
LED driver features on-chip oscillator for programmable brightness control
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. has introduced a three-channel constant-current LED driver with an on-chip oscillator for programmable brightness control.
HDMI transmitter features on-chip consumer electronic control support
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
The ADV7520NK from Analog Devices simplifies portable HDMI product design by integrating consumer electronic control functions allowing end users to command multiple A/V devices with one remote.
AMIMON chipset delivers wireless, uncompressed HDTV
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Systems operate in the 5-GHz unlicensed band, in compliance with FCC regulations.
Updated: QuickLogic backs away from FPGAs
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
QuickLogic Inc. is backing away from the FPGA market, saying that it will focus on an ASSP-like market called customer specific standard products (CSSPs).
4-port midspan reaches 60W per port
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Phihong USA has introduced the Ultra PoE POE480U, a 4-port midspan that reaches full power of 60W per port and requires no power management.
Xilinx development tools boost DSP performance
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Xilinx's DSP development tools now deliver up to a 38 percent faster Fmax performance for multi-rate DSP designs and improved ease of use.
Agilent adds 3D-planar electromagnetic simulation to EDA platform
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Fully integrated with the Genesys EDA platform, Agilent's Momentum GX enables RF and microwave designers to reduce design steps and speed the design and verification process for complex RF and microwave passive circuit designs.
RF protocol stack optimized for wireless 2.4-GHz control devices
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Nordic Semiconductor has developed a complete off-the-shelf RF protocol stack for leading-edge wireless desktop control devices using its low-power 2.4-GHz transceivers.
3G basestation design leverages femtocell technology
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Although used in a basestation, the two-chip radio is based on a consumer-grade handset component.
Green-card red tape sends valuable engineers packing
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Disenchanted with life in immigration limbo, San Antonio resident Praveen Arumbakkam is abandoning his American dream and returning to his native India.
How to mitigate 802.11n interference with PC peripherals
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
DSSS technology can mitigate 11n interference. In the absence of a clear agreement on interference mitigation within the 802.11n committee, a proprietary solution may be in order.
VoIP support expands for ARM processors
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
D2 Technologies' embedded vPort VoIP software now enables OEMs and ODMs to easily power new feature-rich VoIP-enabled devices using ARM11 multi-core processors.
Altera ships first member of high-end Stratix III FPGA family
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Industry's lowest-power high-performance Stratix III FPGAs from Altera offer 25 percent performance advantage over competing solutions.
ProASIC3 FPGA development card comes with MRAM and on-board programmer
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Measuring only 2.4" x 1.0", the Actel ProASIC3 FPGA development card from Domain Technologies supports speedy development of sophisticated designs.
Video-on-demand server achieves breakthrough performance with Altera FPGAs
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Edgeware's innovative streaming system created with memory-rich Altera Stratix II and Cyclone III devices to be showcased at IBC2007.
Actel's ProASIC3 FPGAs enable automotive vision systems
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Magna Electronics chooses Actel's low-power, single-chip FPGAs; ProASIC3 technology offers quality and reliability for driver assistance applications.
Researchers use body heat to power electronics
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Researchers have used thermoelectric generators to harness natural body heat to generate electricity and power electronic systems, according to the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS (Erlangen, Germany).
20-V LDO requires 1-µA quiescent current
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has expanded its low dropout regulator (LDO) portfolio with the AS1360, which requires 1.5-µA quiescent current and handles up to 20V input voltage.
NASA confirms Einstein
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
NASA astronomers have found a new way to perform fundamental physics research on ultra-dense objects like black holes, yielding the latest confirmation of Einstein's theory of relativity.
Symbian expands R&D to China
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Operating system vendor Symbian Ltd. has opened another R&D center. The new center, the company's fourth, is located in Beijing. The facility is destined for the continuing development of Symbian OS.
Verifying your low-power designs
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Here are some of the power reduction techniques used in today's chip designs, the pitfalls of each, and how to set up low-power verification.
Darlington transistors enhance thermal stability in audio amps
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
A new series of Darlington transistors designed exclusively for audio amplifiers achieves higher power levels through decreased thermal resistance, and can withstand higher voltages than similar devices on the market.
Express Logic ports ThreadX to dsPIC, PIC24
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Express Logic now offers its ThreadX/MCU RTOS for Microchip's digital signal controllers (DSCs) and MCUs.
Check out these online labs
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
If you haven't checked out TechOnline's VirtuaLabs, now is a good time to do so.
Sealed panel potentiometer delivers 1 million rotations
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
BI Technologies Electronic Components Division has developed a 12.7-mm rotary potentiometer with a life cycle of up to 1 million rotations.
The nuts and bolts of WiMAX--Part VIII
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
So far in Parts I-VII, Chapter 2 of 'Fundamentals of WiMAX' written by Andrews, Ghosh and Muhamed provided an overview description of the WiMAX broadband wireless standard, focusing on the various features, functions, and protocols. Now, in this final segment, we briefly turn to the system performance of WiMAX networks.
VCO operates between 1 to 2 GHz
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Crystek has introduced a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) that operates from 1 GHz to 2 GHz with a control voltage range of 1 V to 20 V.
Actel pioneering new markets for FPGAs in automobiles
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Based on this announcement, Gartner/Dataquest is going to start tracking FPGAs in new automotive application areas such as the powertrain and safety systems
Total Lunar Eclipse Aug 28th
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
8/27/2007   Post a comment
What are you doing in the wee hours of the morning of Tuesday 28th August (surely you weren't thinking about sleeping)?
How to build a battery that lasts longer than a car
Design How-To  
8/27/2007   3 comments
A new lithium-ion battery design for automotives with a projected lifetime of 20 years supports the global movement towards hybrid electric vehicles.
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