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High flex cables target demanding C-Track, robotic applications
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8/31/2008   Post a comment
Designed for demanding continuous flexing applications, Weidmuller's SAI High Flex cables include PUR/PVC cables and halogen free PUR/PUR cables that are rated for C-track applications, as well as weld slag-resistant PUR cables designed to endure the twisting motion of robotic applications.
Meeting and exceeding LTE requirements
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8/31/2008   Post a comment
Here's how the latest DSP can help you build a base station that meets the requirements of LTE (Long Term Evolution).
2.5 MHz buck-boost regulators power portables
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8/30/2008   Post a comment
ADP2503 and ADP2504 tout seamless switching and the highest efficiency for portable consumer, medical, and industrial applications.
Nerdiest music ever?
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
8/29/2008   1 comment
Here's a video that combines the two of my favorite things: music and old-school technology.
Bell Labs exits chip research
News & Analysis  
8/29/2008   2 comments
Bell Labs is out of the material sciences and device physics research business.
Technology Week in Review: Glowing nanotubes, 3-D lidar
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Hydrogen power, light-emitting nanotubes and a 3-D laser radar for weather forecasting top our weekly technology review.
Mitsubishi to boost photovoltaic cell production capacity
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Mitsubishi plans to build a new photovoltaic (PV) cell plant to boost annual production capacity to 600 megawatts by fiscal year 2012.
Solarfun inks three-year supply deal with Q-Cells
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has signed a letter-of-intent for a three-year supply agreement with solar cell manufacturer Q-Cells International.
NanoGram partners with OTB for solar module pilot plant
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
NanoGram Corp. has selected OTB as one of its partners in building out the company's solar pilot plant currently under construction in Milpitas, California.
Lowdown on the ST-NXP-EMP merger
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Here's a quick summary of the ST-NXP-EMP merger.
Photovoltaic module maker secures $104M in funding
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
AVA Solar, a thin-film photovoltaic module manufacturer based in Fort Collins, Colo., said it has secured $104 million in a second round of venture capital funding.
NXP's ARM microcontroller gets industrial development support
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
IAR Systems AB (Upsalla, Sweden), NXP BV and Micrium Inc. (Weston, Florida) have announced a reference design platform targeted at RTOS-based, ARM-powered embedded systems for industrial applications based on the LPC2468 ARM7microcontroller.
Multi-channel surveillance DVR design
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
With the convergence of SoC and DSP, many processors now come with hardware accelerators, enabling DSPs to handle multiple channels of video compression on a single chip. How a multi-channel video encoder can be designed to leverage the extra cycles provided by hardware accelerators.
IP Thinking rolls full-featured Blackfin kit
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
The IPT Shark537 is a full featured hardware/software solution based on the Analog Devices Blackfin 537.
Amplifiers provide bandwidth from 500-MHz to 1.5-GHz
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
CADEKA has introduced seven current feedback (CFB) and voltage feedback (VFB) high-speed amplifiers that the company says break the price-performance curve.
Robot removes kidney
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
A robot has for the first time removed a kidney with only a single incision.
Audio DAC features advanced DSP, integrated speaker and headphone amps
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
AKM Semiconductor (AKM) has launched the AK4373, a 24-bit stereo DAC with advanced digital signal processing (DSP) and integrated speaker and headphone amplifiers.
Micropower linear regulator targets automotive, industrial apps
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LT3011, a high-voltage micropower, low dropout regulator that delivers up to 50 mA of continuous output current with a low dropout voltage of only 300 mV at full load.
Rohm and Haas rolls photovoltaic products at solar energy conference
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
The Enlight photovoltaic suite of products from Rohm and Haas deliver improved solar cell processing by increasing cell efficiency and increasing manufacturing yields.
Photovoltaics drive thin-film market for energy applications
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
The global market for thin films in energy applications is projected to reach $3.9 billion in 2013 up from $1.1 billion in 2007, driven primarily by photovoltaic applications, according to BCC Research.
Aluminum electrolytic capacitors for industrial electronics
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
The new SMD aluminium electrolytic capacitors B41142 series from Epcos cover a capacitance range from 0.1 microF to 1500 microF and are designed for voltages from 4VDC to 100VDC.
Avago expands gate drive optocoupler line
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
These easy to install optocouplers from Avago Technologies offer advanced fault protection features to provide space and cost savings in industrial inverters and power management applications.
Consumer group licenses Belfast audio codec
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Armour Group plc (Tunbridge Wells, England), a company that trades under the names of a number of consumer electronics brands, has licensed the apt-X audio codec from audio compression specialist Audio Processing Technology Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland).
3-D lidar said to detect weather conditions
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Swiss researchers claim to have made the weather balloon obsolete with a vertically projecting lidar system that scans the sky instantaneously up to 10 kilometers.
Environmental monitoring ICs deliver real-time power information
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Summit Microelectronics has introduced the SMM151/2/3 product family of environmental monitoring ICs that provide complete digital power supply monitoring and control functions, using an I2C interface.
Configurable video platform for LatticeECP2 FPGAs
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics and Exor/Sitek International have developed a flexible image-processing platform that includes boards and IP for the LatticeECP2 FPGA.
Photovoltaics underestimated, says SunPower co-founder
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Richard Swanson, co-founder of SunPower, dismissed detractors who argue that solar power cannot grow fast enough to make a meaningful dent in usage of fossil fuels, saying photovoltaics would be able to satisfy all U.S. electricity demands by 2040 at the current rate of growth.
Implementing an FPGA / PCB co-design process
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
An FPGA interface design without PCB process integration or PCB routing consideration can lead to increased PCB costs and extended design times.
Analysis: PolyCore tools ease multicore development
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
PolyCore offers specialized development tools and run-time software to ease the communications aspect of multicore software development.
China readies first multicore Godson CPUs
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Chinese researchers are preparing the first multicore versions of Godson, the country's first homegrown microprocessor, with a four- and eight-core designs scheduled to tape out in the coming months. China hopes to build a petaflops high-performance computer based on the Godson-3 in 2010.
3-D Television: 15 articles on 3-D display design and technology
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
A roundup of some recent articles covering 3-D display technology and developments
MEMS sensors pass actuators in the marketplace
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Instead of traditional applications in ink-jet printer heads and Digital Light Processors, motion sensors will act as the driving force for the MEMS market in the years through 2012, says market researcher iSuppli.
Automotive environment challenges MCU system design engineers
Design How-To  
8/27/2008   3 comments
With many auto features micro-controlled, it seems that if engineers can throw a microcontroller at a problem, they will. And with that toss, there are a lot of methodologies and tools in place to ensure smooth development and robust embedded designs.
NXP : HD radio solution optimizes in-car entertainment
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has developed a multi-standard radio IC dedicated to digital in car-reception together with iBiquity Digital Corp., the developer of digital HD Radio technology.
Allegro : Dc motor pre-driver IC controls high-current devices
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
The A4930 from Allegro MicroSystems is a single-phase brushless dc motor pre-driver IC designed to control high-current devices such as fans, blowers or pumps with supply voltages from 8 to 36 V.
Architecture-oriented C optimization, part 1: DSP features
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Here's how C optimizations can take advantage of zero overhead loop mechanisms, hardware saturation, modulo registers, and more.
Open-Source Robotics and Process Control Circuit Examples - Part 2: Stepper Motor Controller
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Learn more about prototyping complex robotic and control systems with this look at the design of the circuit and coding for a stepper motor controller for an autonomous submarine project from the "Open-Source Robotics and Process Control Cookbook."
Virus patterns nanoscale battery
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
By combining microcontact printing and virus-based self-assembly, Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers claimed to have fabricated micron-scale batteries.
Dolby Pro Logic II/IIx decoders added to Tensilica's codec library
Product News  
8/26/2008   1 comment
Tensilica adds Dolby Pro Logic II and Pro Logic IIx decoders to its Xtensa HiFi 2 audio engine codec library for home entertainment and automotive audio products.
WLED flash drivers deliver two interfaces for greater flexibility
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
AnalogicTech has expanded its high-current white LED (WLED) flash driver family with the introduction of two dual-channel boost converters.
Broadcast video demos interface to Xilinx and Altera FPGAs
News & Analysis  
8/26/2008   Post a comment
Two of National Semiconductor's broadcast video demonstrations at the forthcoming IBC will include interfacing to Xilinx and Altera FPGAs.
Coax FireWire flavor connects digital-device clusters
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Home networking is a simple moniker that can mean far too many things. Today, consumers need an entertainment network that links the digital-media devices in the home and that works with legacy IP-centric home networks.
HB LED drivers enable greener lighting products
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's 2MHz, high-brightness (HB) LED drivers with an integrated MOSFET and high-side current-sense circuitry reduce the size, complexity, and cost of solid-state lighting (SSL) designs, simplifying the implementation of green lighting technology.
Rail mounted electronic over-current protection in automation applications
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
E-T-A Circuit Breakers has introduced a new version of its compact ESX10 electronic overcurrent protection product for automation applications.
Robust industrial Panel PC with AMD platform
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
The high-performance AMD processor technology makes the new DSM Panel PC P4 suitable for sophisticated automation tasks and for processing large data volumes.
Qimonda launches XDR RAM volume shipments
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Memory maker Qimonda AG has started shipping XDR DRAM in volume for the Playstation 3 game console. The XDR memory production complements Qimonda's strategy to serve profitable market niches with specialty RAM products.
Agilent Technologies introduces RF conformance test system for 3G mobile handsets
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced a new member of its GS-8800 family of RF design verification and conformance test solutions: the GS-8853 3G RF Conformance Test (RCT) system.
400W AC/DC power supply eliminates additional system airflow
Product News  
8/26/2008   Post a comment
Murata's active power-factor-corrected power supply features an integral fan enabling it to deliver 400W of continuous power in a low-profile 1U package without the need for additional external airflow.
4GHz modulator targets basestations
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments new 4-GHz quadrature modulator is designed to support multiple wireless communications standards on a single transceiver card.
PMICs boost digital TV
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
PFC and DC/DC chips for the 2009 rollout of DTV improve efficiency, cut energy consumption
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