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Startups give virtualization a novel twist
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Two startups--3Leaf Systems and ScaleMP--are giving virtualization a new twist to help create large systems made up from multiple x86 servers.
Siemens to use MRAM in touch screen HMI
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Siemens has developed an industrial touch-screen human machine interface application using magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) technology supplied by Freescale Semiconductor.
Profinet controllers are IRT-enabled
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
In recognition of the fact that an increasing number of Profinet industrial Ethernet installations uses high-speed Isochronous Realtime communication schemes, Siemens has equipped several Simatic controllers with the respective interfaces.
Apple shuns Wolfson in next generation iPods
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics (Edinburgh, Scotland) is believed to have lost out in its bid to supply Apple's next generation iPods with audio chips.
DVR reference design for PC-based video surveillance records 8 channels
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
The design includes Conexant's CX25853, the world's first eight-channel video decoder, which allows users to capture and record multiple analog video streams simultaneously.
ITOX motherboards support Intel Core2 Duo and Quad Processors
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3/27/2008   Post a comment
New microATX form factor boards are designed specifically for embedded applications requiring a stable revision-controlled platform, with long-term availability
CSR plays the Bluetooth-audio combo tune for mobiles
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Wireless chip specialist CSR (Cambridge, England) has entered the foray into audio processors for mobile phones with the MusiCore1 single chip device that integrates Bluetooth with a stereo audio processor.
Analysis: On2 brings YouTube to cell phones
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
BDTI examinies On2's Hantro 8190, a licensable video decoder core that supports the Flash video format.
Chip aids wireless health monitoring systems
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3/25/2008   Post a comment
Researchers at Cambridge Consultants have devised a single chip based platform that allows medical devices to transmit data wirelessly that is expected to sell at about $10.
NI expands data logging portfolio
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
National Instruments has announced four new C Series modules for data-logging applications including vibration/acoustical data logging and in-vehicle, structural, temperature and pressure testing.
Analysis: Ambric accelerator card tackles HD H.264
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3/18/2008   Post a comment
Ambric's video-acceleration card speeds up H.264 High Profile, Level 4 encoding by a factor of 2-5X relative to a software-only implementation on a 3 GHz quad-core CPU. BDTI explains how it works.
Small bipolar chopping driver offers 1/16 microstepping
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3/18/2008   Post a comment
Nippon Pulse Motor has introduced a small bipolar chopping driver board that is capable of driving two-phase stepping motors.
Intel Core 2 Duo Mini-ITX board packs punch
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at high definition video gaming machines and digital signage systems, this Mini-ITX motherboard from Advansus offers advanced system performance, and accelerated graphics based on Intel GME965 and Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processors.
Electric car venture gains momentum
News & Analysis  
3/13/2008   2 comments
Project Better Place, the Israeli venture focusing on electric cars, has named three more partners for its planned project of an electric recharge grid network infrastructure for electric vehicles.
Hirschmann : Optical media module brings Ethernet to Ex-Zone 1
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3/12/2008   Post a comment
Hirschmann has introduced an optical media module for the switches of the MICE family which are approved for installation in explosion protection zone.
Network interface card provides high-level security features for HP printers
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3/11/2008   Post a comment
The IPv6-enabled PS06 Ethernet network interface card from SEH Technology provides high-level security for all HP output devices with an EIO Port
Zinwave raises $10 million in Round B
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3/6/2008   Post a comment
Zinwave, a start-up focusing on wideband active distributed systems based on multi-mode or single mode fibre-optic cables and targeted at extending in-building cellular and wireless access, has raised $10 million in a B-round funding.
Siemens spins off M2M unit to T-Mobile
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3/6/2008   Post a comment
Analysts have welcomed the decision by Siemens AG to spin out its wireless modules business, a part of its Automation & Drives division, into an investment consortium called the "Joint Operations for Mobile Applications" (JOMA) and consisting of Deutsche Telecom's T-Mobile Venture Fund and two private equity firms, including Granville Baird.
Sidense raises $6 million in VC round
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3/5/2008   Post a comment
Sidense Corp.(Ottawa, Canada), a startup that has developed a fuse-based one-time programmable non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP) core targeted at a standard logic CMOS manufacturing process, has raised $6 million.
Leoni attacks Korean cable market
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3/4/2008   Post a comment
Wiring systems manufacturer Leoni AG (Nuremberg, Germany) has acquired a 50 percent stake in Korean company Daekyeung, one of the leading automotive wiring system vendors in Korea. The move gives Leoni access to the world's fifth-largest vehicle market.
Connect One device enables Wi-Fi connection via RS-232/RS-485
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3/3/2008   1 comment
The Secure iWiFi connects to any existing 802.11b/g wireless LAN.
Firecracker speeds Blackfin designs
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3/3/2008   Post a comment
Avnet subsidiary Silica has introduced a versatile development platform around Analog Devices's Blackfin processor family. The platform, dubbed Firecracker, functions as a universal tool for Blackfin developers of all flavors. Fully verified functional modules eliminate the need to design in detail common embedded subsystems.

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