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Simplifying microcontroller development through compiler flexibility
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8/11/2009   Post a comment
Developing code that is compiler independent for microcontrollers adds a great degree of flexibility to any project and helps companies mitigate the risks associated with compiler dependence.
Neural nets make a comeback at Darpa
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8/10/2009   1 comment
Neural networks are making a comeback at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
TSMC, UMC see sales jump in July
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8/10/2009   Post a comment
Taiwan's two foundry rivals saw a jump in sales for July.
Book Excerpt, part 5 of 6: LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless--Design and Measurement Challenges
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8/10/2009   Post a comment
Chapter 2 of this just-published book explores and explains all technical aspects of 3GPP LTE cellular technology
Analyst: Applied faces layoffs, product cuts
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8/10/2009   Post a comment
Despite a rebound in business, Applied Materials Inc. is set for more layoffs and cost-cutting, according to an analyst.
Chumby: Open-Source, Internet-enabled gadget modernizes the nightstand clock and invites hackers
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8/10/2009   Post a comment
Warm and cuddly aren't the terms that normally come to mind for electronic gadgets but the Chumby from Chumby Industries wants to make their device inviting to consumers and potential developers alike.
Nortel CEO seen leaving as assets sale wraps up
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8/10/2009   Post a comment
News reports say Nortel Networks Corp. president and CEO Mike Zafirovski will soon resign his job at the telecommunication equipment company after seeing it through bankruptcy and asset sales.
Graphical System Design Achievement Awards presented at NIWeek
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8/7/2009   Post a comment
At an exclusive event at the NIWeek conference, National Instruments handed out the 2009 Graphical System Design Achievement Awards.
MEMS guru heads to Darpa
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8/7/2009   Post a comment
MEMS pioneer Kaigham ("Ken") Gabriel has been appointed deputy director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
CML : Wideband RF quadrature modulator targets wireless infrastructure
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8/7/2009   Post a comment
CML Microcircuits is targeting its new wideband RF I/Q modulator IC at the designers of broadband wireless access systems (WiMAX), microwave link transmitters (including ODFM/COFDM), cellular picocell/nanocell systems, satellite communications and any other wideband wireless infrastructure systems requiring hi
Hybrids success depends on battery management
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8/6/2009   Post a comment
With the development of hybrid and electric vehicles in full swing, the question to designers is how to maximize the energy stored for the battery that 'drives' these cars. This article discusses how voltage and current sensors can be used to optimize the energy stored.
NIST scales up quantum computing
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8/6/2009   Post a comment
Sustained operation of a large-scale quantum computer has been demonstrated by government researchers.
Semtech adds low-power 300MHz-510MHz transceiver, receiver to ISM band RF platform
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8/6/2009   Post a comment
With what Semtech says is a receive current up to six times lower than the competition, its SX1212 and SX1213 offer low power (<3mA) solutions for the entire ISM RF band.
NCSA joins Darkstrand network
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8/6/2009   Post a comment
The Darkstrand Network has formed a collaborative alliance with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
RF switch enables NFC, combo Bluetooth + Wi-Fi, and ZigBee/802.15.4 applications
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8/5/2009   Post a comment
NEC has developed a compact GaAs MMIC SP3T dubbed UPG2405T6Q that is designed for many wireless applications, including Near Field Communications (NFC), RFID, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and ZigBee/802.15.4.
The quest for a robot project
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8/5/2009   Post a comment
Recently my nephew celebrated his 15th birthday, prompting many discussions of what exactly does a teenager want for a birthday. There were many things discussed, but one thing that did come up was his wish to build a robot.
Lab-on-a-chip said to perform 1,024 simultaneous tests
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8/4/2009   Post a comment
Microfluidic lab-on-a-chip technology has enabled researchers to conduct over 1,000 tests simultaneously.
Stereo DAC with an integrated 2Vrms driver claims 112dB dynamic range
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8/4/2009   Post a comment
Designed for high-definition audiovisual products, the latest stereo DAC from ESS Technology (Fremont, California) claims to outperform 'all 3.3V powered D/A converters with 2Vrms drivers in the market.'
Content transfer: Speed versus ease of use
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8/3/2009   1 comment
The concept was to look at download speeds across three different interfaces--USB, WiFi and 3G--to compare and contrast the speed and ease of use. Three different cellphones were tested: iPhone 3G, BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Storm.
Crydom introduces "HS" series of heat sinks and solid state relays
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
Crydom has introduced a new line of heat sinks, solid state relay/heat sink assemblies and accessories.
NI LabVIEW 2009 targets emerging applications
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
National Instruments has announced LabVIEW 2009, the latest version of the graphical system design software platform for control, test and embedded system development.
High input voltage switching regulator with programmable output current limit
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has announced the LT3663, a 1.2A, 1.5MHz monolithic current mode step-down switching regulator with a programmable output current limit.
Fanless system with 6 serial ports support from IBASE
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
IBASE Technology Inc. has introduced the ASB200-883-6COM, a compact fanless embedded system based on IBASE IB883 3.5-inch disk-size embedded SBC that supports six serial ports and eight GPIOs.
Graphene nanoribbons cut power use, cooler than copper
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
Graphene could carry nearly 1,000 times more current and operate at temperatures more than 10 times cooler than conventional copper interconnects below 22-nanometer line widths, according to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Arteris offering peripheral interconnect IP
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
Arteris, a provider of network-on-chip interconnect IP, announced the availability of a peripheral interconnect solution said to provide an efficient way to integrate peripheral components onto a system-on-chip.
Book Excerpt, part 4 of 6: LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless--Design and Measurement Challenges
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
Chapter 2 of this just-published book explores and explains all technical aspects of 3GPP LTE cellular technology
Improving your TX side or your RX side: which makes more sense?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
8/1/2009   2 comments
To improve your transmitter, or enhance your receiver?--that is the question. Sometimes the decision is clear-cut, often it is not.
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