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User-configurable FPGA 3U PXI card offers 160 digital I/O signals
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10/30/2009   Post a comment
Geotest launched a user-configurable FPGA 3U PXI card that features 160 digital I/O signals for specific application needs. The new GX3500 employs the Altera Cyclone III FPGA that supports clock rates up to 150MHz and features over 55,000 logic elements.
Updated: Juniper challenges Cisco on the edge
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
In a splashy New York City event, Juniper Networks announced its next generation of silicon, systems, software and partnerships around a family of networking products geared to serve businesses and service providers and attack archrival Cisco Systems.
Motorola swings to Q3 profit on cost cutting
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10/29/2009   Post a comment
Motorola Inc. fought its way back into black territory in the third quarter by sharply reducing costs throughout its operations although sales continues to fall and the company yielded market share in the mobile handset segment.
Verizon to OEMs: Get the heat out
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10/28/2009   2 comments
Verizon Communications Inc. will require OEMs starting in July 2010 to supply thermal models for circuit boards and cabinets for any equipment they want to sell to the carrier as part of a new energy-saving strategy.
Mobile networks to be reworked for energy efficiency, organization demands
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10/23/2009   Post a comment
Industry organization VDE has demanded that telecommunication networks, in particular mobile networks, should be redesigned in order to achieve better energy efficiency. The multi-level approach targets network operators as well as system vendors and component vendors.
Wind River's Klein on Intel , multicore, embedded Linux
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10/22/2009   Post a comment
It is most definitely not "business as usual"; it is "better than usual," proclaims Ken Klein, president of Wind River.
EU project set to make chip cards more secure
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10/21/2009   Post a comment
Three of Europe's leading chip makers, Infineon Technologies AG, ST Microelectronics and NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH, as well as its largest supplier of chip cards, Giesecke & Devrient GmbH and Gemalto, have joined forces with several other companies and research organizations to develop a high-security chip card platform.
Multi-gigabit encryption advanced mezzanine cards
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10/21/2009   Post a comment
Exar Corporation announced the Hifn Express DS 4050 AMC solution, a family of advanced mezzanine cards delivering wire-speed, multi-gigabit security and compression for state of the art telecom applications.
Low power Bluetooth set to be energized
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
Just over 2.5 billion Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) chipsets will ship in 2014 in a market that will grow at 78 percent CAGR between 2009 and 2014; but less than a third of those shipments will be for the single mode ICs, according to market research group ABI. The forecast comes as the low energy Bluetooth community gathers in Munich, Germany for its first international technology conference at which, for instance Texas Instruments will showcase an ultra low-power coin cell demo using the upcom
Duo partner for wireless ECG patch
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
Research group IMEC and Terepac Corp. (Waterloo, Canada) are joining forces to develop a wireless ECG system within the Human++ Program at IMEC's Holst Centre in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
NXP passes Chinese ePassport IC test
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10/19/2009   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors (Eindhoven, the Netherlands), one of the leading providers of secure ICs for global e-passport providers, has won a coveted deal to supply its SmartMX security chips to power the Chinese government's first ePassport scheme.
Microtune unveils integrated receiver platform, reduces workforce
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10/19/2009   Post a comment
Microtune has unveiled an ultra-small, low-cost technology platform dubbed MicroCeive that the company says will be the foundation for a new breed of tightly integrated receiver products for the digital TV and cable TV markets.
Dell sees gradual move to new mobile platforms
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10/14/2009   Post a comment
Dell Inc. will move gradually into new kinds of mobile platforms, said founder and chairman Michael Dell, who also expressed cautious optimism computer demand is picking up.
BMC Messsysteme : Data acquisition systems are based on PCIe and USB buses
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10/13/2009   Post a comment
With a wide range of data acquisition cards and measurement devices for the USB and PCIe interfaces, BMC Messsysteme presents PC data acquisition for the next PC generation.
Smart touch by Avago for touch-screens
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10/13/2009   Post a comment
With touchscreen technology becoming a major differentiator in the competitive smartphones and PMP markets, Avago Technologies has come up with an interface that the company suggests will do away with the problematic ghost points displayed by many of the screens.
PCB layout and routing solution offers enhanced editing functionality
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10/12/2009   1 comment
Zuken launched version 12 of its PCB layout, placement and routing solution CR-5000 Board Designer. The new version has been developed with enhanced editing functionality, collaboration, and verification capabilities.
Is Silicon Valley still relevant? Join the conversation
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10/9/2009   7 comments
A growing chorus of critics argue that Silicon Valley has become irrelevant as a far as silicon technology is concerned.
Qualcomm joins 'net neutrality' debate
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10/9/2009   Post a comment
The former and current CEOs of Qualcomm Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) -- Irwin and Paul Jacobs, respectively -- took the stage at the CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment 2009 being held on their home turf, and entered the net neutrality debate in the U.S. with Paul Jacobs calling for heavy data users to be discriminated against as wireless networks reach capacity.
NASA prepares to bomb the moon
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10/8/2009   2 comments
A Web site will stream live telescope images of the impact of a NASA lunar probe searching for water.
Pre-configured 19inch rack mount industrial PCs in long-term supply
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10/7/2009   Post a comment
The Prosys range of 19 inch rack mounted industrial PCs from Steatite Ltd comes pre-configured in a choice of industry standard size systems ranging from 1U to 6U for industrial and military applications.
Video: Plugging into the neuron
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10/6/2009   2 comments
Researchers at IMEC are growing neurons on a novel silicon device, burrowing deeper into the mysteries of the human brain in efforts that aim to bring nanoscale electronics to bear on neural science.
OEM MODULES - XEM5010 FPGA integration module has 200 hi-speed I/Os
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10/6/2009   Post a comment
Based on the Xilinx Virtex-5, Opal Kelly's new XEM5010 FPGA USB Integration Module has more memory, more I/O, and API for PC interface.
Fastboot technology for ultra small Intel Atom processor designs
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10/5/2009   3 comments
With automotive head units increasingly being implemented as an integrated computing device, boot times are becoming a critical factor. While x86-based computers are known for their long start-up times, there are techniques to drastically speed up this process.


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Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

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Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

latest comment mhrackin Where's the "empty bin" link?
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