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PRODUCT HOW TO: Improving switch maintenance in PXI with BIRST
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
Switching systems are a key part of any test system, they allow users to connect the test equipment to the unit under test in different ways. Users consider the switching system to be perhaps one of the most likely parts of the system to fail, this article explores the reasons for concern and a way that one manufacturer has found to diagnose these problems.
Tektronix launches Scope Central online test and measurement community
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2/25/2010   Post a comment
Tektronix launches Scope Central, an online community dedicated to oscilloscope users
Mentor unveils thermal characterization, design tool
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. has introduced FloTHERM IC, a productivity tool for semiconductor package thermal characterization and design.
Mephisto adds usability to analog design platform
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2/24/2010   Post a comment
For the latest version of its M-Design platform, Mephisto Design Automation NV (Leuven, Belgium) said it has improved functional and usability. Interoperability will be the company's next point of focus.
Comment: Sparking interest in engineering
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
2/23/2010   Post a comment
Intel is behind a $3.5 billion initiative to support investment in U.S.-based growth-oriented industries. The initiative also wants to increase jobs available this year for recent college graduates.
Real-time oscilloscope solutions, 4 channels at 30GHz or 8 channels at 16GHz
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2/22/2010   Post a comment
LeCroy has extended its WaveMaster 830 Zi 30GHz real-time oscilloscope by providing a simple and fast method to combine two oscilloscopes and provide 4 channels at 30GHz
Jasper releases LPDDR, DDR3 proof kits
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2/22/2010   Post a comment
Verification-focused EDA startup Jasper Design Automation announced the availability of formal verification proof kits for LPDDR1, LPDDR2 and DDR3 SDRAM.
Mentor names VP of new ventures
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2/19/2010   1 comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. announced it has named Serge Leef, current general manager of the System Level Engineering division, as vice president of New Ventures, to expand the company into markets adjacent to EDA.
ISSCC, Nvidia shortfall lead weekly story ranking
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2/19/2010   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Feb. 14, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Feb. 19. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Silicon Frontline enhances post-layout verification tools
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2/19/2010   Post a comment
Startup Silicon Frontline Technology, Inc. has introduced the latest versions of its products for post-layout verification: F3D (Fast 3D) for fast 3D extraction and R3D (Resistive 3D) for 3D extraction and analysis of large resistive structures like power devices.
EU project to define next gen design methodologies
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2/17/2010   Post a comment
Scientists and companies from Europe and Brazil have joined forces in an EU-backed project that aims to develop design methods and EDA tools in a view to remove the limitations in physical implementation effectiveness associated with technology scaling and advanced sub-wavelength lithography.
Verifying the border line between auto hardware, software
Design How-To  
2/16/2010   6 comments
Many problems occur when hardware meets software, especially in auto applications. This is where functional verification methodologies from the hardware world can be very useful.
Altair Semiconductor and ZTE collaborate on LTE interoperability testing
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2/16/2010   Post a comment
Altair Semiconductor and ZTE have performed extensive system level interoperability development testing (IODT) on their respective products, Altair's recently announced FourGee LTE USB ExpressCard UE and ZTE's LTE eNodeB
CoFluent bridges gap from UML to SystemC
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2/15/2010   Post a comment
French ESL company CoFluent Design (Nantes, France) claimed it has developed a methodology that combines the OMG's (Object Management Group) standards UML (Unified Modeling Language), SysML (System Modeling Language) and MARTE (Modeling and Analysis for Real-Time and Embedded Systems) profiles.
Extend the range of low-power RF devices without exceeding FCC regulations
Design How-To  
2/15/2010   1 comment
Understand how to calculate and improve your link's wireless range, while minimizing power dissipation
HARDWARE TOOLS - Napatech Enables Monitoring of Mobile Data Networks
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2/14/2010   Post a comment
Napatech has added technology for detailed monitoring and troubleshooting of IP-based mobile data networks to its real-time network analysis adaptors.
12-port 70 GHz VNA system ideal for high accuracy signal integrity measurements
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2/12/2010   Post a comment
Anritsu Company has introduced a scalable 12-port, 70 GHz measurement system based on its award-winning VectorStar broadband vector network analyzer (VNA) that can conduct highly accurate signal integrity measurements.
JDSU to buy Agilent's network solutions test unit
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2/11/2010   Post a comment
Optical components and test gear maker JDSU has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Agilent Technologies' network solutions communications test business for $165 million, the company said.
IBM joins EU R&D project to slash chip design time
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2/11/2010   Post a comment
IBM Research Lab in Haifa, Israel, announced it has joined the European research project DIAMOND (Diagnosis, Error Modeling and Correction for Reliable Systems Design) to provide integrated diagnosis and correction for spec, design and soft errors.
Tiny temp sensor boosts equipment reliability, energy savings
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2/10/2010   Post a comment
Semtech's highly integrated SX8733 temperature sensor monitors up to two temperature diodes and its own temperature, while its low-power design enables temperature monitoring of ASICs during sleep mode.
Amkor beats Q4 sales target
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2/10/2010   Post a comment
Semiconductor test and assembly house Amkor Technology reported revenue of $668 million for the fourth quarter of 2009, surpassing analyst's expectations and the company's own revised sales target for the period, issued in December.
NI adds vision capabilities to CompactRIO, Single-Board RIO
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2/10/2010   Post a comment
National Instruments has added machine vision capabilities to its NI CompactRIO and NI Single-Board RIO hardware devices that provide engineers with an integrated measurement and control platform for industrial and embedded systems, the company said.
EDA: Aging or dying?
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2/10/2010   5 comments
It is unreasonable to believe that the current technology revolution in the consumer market will continue while EDA dies. Let's agree to stop predicting the death of this important business and rather debate how it will mature (and grow).
Spectrum analyzer supports frequency ranges from 3.6 to 13.5GHz
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2/10/2010   Post a comment
Anritsu has developed the MS2830A, a spectrum Analyzer which supports frequency ranges from 3.6 to 13.5GHz, and can be easily customized to an all-in-one advanced TRx tester
WIRELESS - DEVA development platform enables fast Bluetooth product design
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2/8/2010   Post a comment
Cambridge Consultants' new DEVA hardware platform allows developers to quickly design and test differentiated Bluetooth products, including Apple iPhone accessories and Continua compliant telehealth solutions.
An analyst's 10 reasons to be cheerful
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2/8/2010   Post a comment
Bill McClean, analyst with IC Insights Inc. (Scottsdale, Ariz.) has provided ten reasons that support the idea that 2010 could be between a good and a great year for the semiconductor industry.
Metering chips feature isolated sensing technology
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2/7/2010   Post a comment
Teridian Semiconductor has begun sampling its fourth generation residential smart metering integrated circuits (ICs) that eliminate costly current transformers and associated copper wiring in 2-element residential meters, with up to class 0.2-accuracy.
When a solution is the solution, or: when an old dog meets an old dummy (load)
Power DesignLine Blog  
2/7/2010   Post a comment
The liquid dummy load is an intriguing solution, both literally and figuratively, to a common problem
Cadence back in the black in Q4
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2/5/2010   Post a comment
EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) reported a net income of $2 million, based on generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), for the fourth quarter of 2009, compared to a net loss of $1.63 billion a year ago.
Data logger supports all automotive bus systems
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2/3/2010   Post a comment
For test and evaluation purposes in automotive environments, Ixxat automation GmbH (Weingarten, Germany) has developed its CARcorder diagnosis and data logging unit. The device supports all relevant bus systems such as CAN, FlexRay and LIN.
Formal verification with constraints — It doesn't have to be like tightrope walking
Design How-To  
2/2/2010   Post a comment
When developing constraints for a design, an all important question is whether the constraints are just right. This leads to the next question: will my formal tool let me know if I have over or under-constrained my design? Not so obvious, but also something to consider is whether I can intentionally un-constrain or over-constrain my design to derive some benefits?
Agilent handheld VNA takes accuracy, portability, built-in calibration to the field
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2/2/2010   Post a comment
N9923A FieldFox RF vector network analyzer brings up to 6-GHz range & capabilities from the lab and bench to where the action really is
EDA pundits confront market projections for 2010
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2/1/2010   7 comments
2010 has just started, and there is no better time to generate estimates and predictions for this year's EDA market. Three EDA industry experts have agreed to share their projections with EE Times.
Advanced probes, instrument take digital test console to full PCI Express 3.0 evaluation regime
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2/1/2010   Post a comment
Advanced probes, instrument take digital test console to full PCI Express 3.0 evaluation regime
Over-the-air Testing of MIMO Mobile Terminals (Part 3 of 3)
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2/1/2010   Post a comment
This white paper discusses the issues related to testing of multiantenna multiple-input, multiple-output mobile terminals
The differential-signal advantage for communications system design
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2/1/2010   Post a comment
Understand how differential signal chains and architectures can improve system performance in challenging applications


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