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posted in January 2013
Hittite expands optical modulator driver product line
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1/31/2013   Post a comment
Hittite's latest 32 Gbps compact dual channel optical modulator driver swings 8Vp-p.
Cisco packs silicon photonics on 3-D ICs
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1/29/2013   16 comments
Bill Swift, manager of Cisco's transceiver group, said at DesignCon the networking giant is using 2.5-D silicon interposers for silicon photonics.
Kotura preps fab deal amid silicon photonics surge
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1/25/2013   8 comments
A “large CMOS foundry” will make 100G silicon photonics chips for Kotura that will sample later this year, facing competition from Cisco, Intel and Luxtera.
Connectors predicted to plug into growth in 2013
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1/23/2013   Post a comment
First stable growth for the market sector since 2008 expected, according to Bishop & Associates.
Embedded vision boosts driver-assistance designs
Design How-To  
1/22/2013   1 comment
Automakers look to a common ‘smart’ platform from which they can introduce and deploy driver assistance systems. Embedded vision technologies are one approach.
Metal-backed PCB reduces LED device temperature by up to 20°C
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1/17/2013   Post a comment
The culmination of two years of development using Cambridge Nanotherm's ceramic dielectric technology, the company has developed an innovative thermal management material with a dielectric thermal conductivity of 7 W/mK.
LED driving techniques reduce power in LCD TVs
Design How-To  
1/15/2013   3 comments
TVs are responsible for about 3 to 8 percent of global residential electricity consumption. Power savings can be achieved by implementing today’s advanced techniques for efficient LED driving.
Modern embedded solutions for graphical interfaces
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1/10/2013   Post a comment
User habits and data structures have changed not only in the consumer sector, but also in the applications of the embedded segment: the market demands intuitive user interfaces with multi-touch information transmission that is increasingly based on high quality 3-D graphics and visualization.
Sharp doubles down on large screen TV
News & Analysis  
1/8/2013   2 comments
Sharp Electronics said the Japanese company's future would rest squarely on TV that are bigger and broader, with higher resolution.
DDC adds Integrity support to MIL-STD-1553 PMC card
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1/8/2013   Post a comment
Data Device Corp. has announced Integrity support for the BU-65596M, a four-channel MIL-STD-1553 PMC card.
Intel, Plastic Logic work on flexible tablet
News & Analysis  
1/7/2013   6 comments
A flexible tablet design with innovative control features has been created by Queen's University in collaboration with Plastic Logic and Intel Labs.
London Calling: A northern light startup
Blog  
1/3/2013   3 comments
The far north has the aurora borealis and, in the winter, a need for controllable lighting. So it should be no surprise that a Finnish cluster of expertise is developing around the topic of solid-state illumination.


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