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posted in April 2013
Arista packs 96 100G ports on switch
Product How-To  
4/30/2013   1 comment
Arista Networks tapped Broadcom chips to create a 96-port 100G switch while HP claimed a lead in software-defined networks in the run up to next week’s Interop.
Smart meter spec for IP rolls out
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4/30/2013   Post a comment
Long-awaited spec is now available for an IP-based network for smart meters and home area running HomePlug, Wi-Fi or Zigbee protocols.
AMD to support shared-memory spec this year
News & Analysis  
4/30/2013   1 comment
The AMD-led HSA Foundation has described its uniform memory access technology expected to be released and supported in an AMD chip later this year.
DESIGN West Slideshow: From mustaches to Lisa the robot
News & Analysis  
4/29/2013   16 comments
Conference featured diverse gathering of products, people and demos, including wireless Java, racing cars and more than a few robots.
Active antennas invade next-gen smartphones
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4/29/2013   Post a comment
OEMs trying to span more spectrum bands and ultimately boost coverage, battery life and data rates.
Book excerpt: Signal Integrity Issues and Printed Circuit Board Design
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4/29/2013   Post a comment
The primary subject of this book is Signal Integrity and the book starts at the very beginning with introductory text about components and physics...
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
Design How-To  
4/29/2013   2 comments
This is the first half of a book chapter written by Douglas Brooks that explores the subject of Electromagnetic Interference...
DESIGN West: Robots study for butler role
News & Analysis  
4/26/2013   1 comment
The robotic butler or surgeon is still years away, but the bots are learning faster according to an artificial intelligence researcher.
DARPA refocuses amid terror, funding shifts
Design How-To  
4/25/2013   1 comment
Finding an alternative to GPS is one of DARPA’s goals as it comes to grips with terrorism, a decline in funding and a rise in consumer technology.
DESIGN West: Snapdragon CPU comes on pico-ITX board
Design How-To  
4/24/2013   4 comments
A quad-core Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm is available for embedded applications on a Pico-ITX format board little bigger than a credit card.
DESIGN West: Open source hardware searching for business model
News & Analysis  
4/24/2013   9 comments
The motivations are diverse and the projects are exciting, but the long-term impact remains questionable.
EDA/IP weekly roundup – April 24th 2013
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4/24/2013   Post a comment
ARM, Aspen Labs, CEVA, Corelis, Digi-Key, EDAC, IC Manage and Mouser made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Design West panel scopes out future of IoT
News & Analysis  
4/24/2013   6 comments
The Internet of things will reshape business models for embedded systems companies and raise the level of security concerns according to a new report.
Cypress Semi's PSoC shifts into 32-bit phase
Product How-To  
4/24/2013   2 comments
CEO T.J. Rodgers said Cypress is ready to shift PSoC into the 32-bit sector after eking out a chunk of the microcontroller market.
Design West: Google shows code to run router on PC
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4/24/2013   Post a comment
A Google researcher demonstrated at Design West open source code that lets a PC act as the controller for a virtual Cisco router.
Econais rolls out Wi-Fi audio-streaming ref design
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4/24/2013   Post a comment
Based on the company’s WiSmart EC32S13 WiFi module, Econais now offers the WisAudio reference design for streaming raw uncompressed (WAV) and compressed (MP3, FLAC, AAC) audio over WiFi.
Converged Bluetooth digital radio module
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4/24/2013   Post a comment
Frontier Silicon's Tuscany module allows audio devices to operate with any combination of high-performance Bluetooth, dual Band DAB/DAB+, FM with RDS and Apple Lightning/Android docking.
Industrial strength PCIe/104 form factor A/V codec
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4/24/2013   Post a comment
Sensoray has introduced the ultra-low latency, high performance Model 953-ET: PCIe/104 Form Factor A/V Codec, a board that can simultaneously capture four channels of analog video and four channels of stereo/mono audio.
Slideshow: DESIGN West gets virtual Mars rover tour
News & Analysis  
4/23/2013   4 comments
A NASA engineer provided a design review of the guts of the Mars Rover and the systems that safely set it down on the red planet.
Energy harvesting pioneer named top ACE innovator
News & Analysis  
4/23/2013   1 comment
Yogesh Ramadass was named Innovator of the Year in the ACE Awards for his pioneering work in energy harvesting circuits at MIT and Texas Instruments.
DESIGN West: 'Boring' MCUs need shake up says entrepreneur
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4/23/2013   1 comment
In an interview at Design West, the new CMO of Energy Micro shares his ideas for injecting innovation into microcontroller market.
DESIGN West: Microchip boosts connectivity for embedded
Product How-To  
4/23/2013   1 comment
Firm raises its game in wireless with a faster Wi-Fi transceiver and more for embedded systems trying to get connected.
Slideshow: Reinventing Networking for the IoT
News & Analysis  
4/17/2013   5 comments
Vint Cerf kicked off the Open Networking Summit here saying software-defined networking promises a comms revolution, but demos showed it’s still in an early phase.
Time to start work on 400 Gigabit Ethernet
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/11/2013   2 comments
John shares some thoughts about the rapid growth of the Web and social networking as he gears up for the first working meeting on 400G Ethernet.
Cypress spins low-cost PSoC 4 dev board
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4/10/2013   7 comments
Element 14 is taking orders for the PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit from Cypress Semiconductor, which costs $25 and comes with the Creator integrated design environment.
Intel previews server and Thunderbolt chips
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4/10/2013   4 comments
Intel tipped a few details about three upcoming Atom server SoCs in Beijing and announced new Thunderbolt controllers in Las Vegas.
Slideshow: Road to 400G Ethernet
Design How-To  
4/5/2013   3 comments
Acting chair of IEEE's 400G effort outlines issues engineers will face on the Ethernet standard in May.
NXP joins car-to-car comms consortium
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4/4/2013   Post a comment
NXP and Cohda Wireless have signed up to a car-to-car communications consortium formed by 12 automobile makers. The two companies have also launched the RoadLink brand to cover car-to-X modules designed using their technologies.
TV white spaces spec aims to bolster IoT
Design How-To  
4/3/2013   6 comments
The Weightless Special Interest Group released its spec for machine-to-machine links over TV white spaces, and leader Neul is already shipping some systems using it.
Micron, Samsung, Hynix agree to 3-D memory spec
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4/2/2013   Post a comment
The three top memory makers are among more than 100 companies releasing a specification for a 3-D DRAM and logic module called the Hybrid Memory Cube.


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