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Practical Embedded Security - Part 1: PPP, Ethernet and ARP
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3/29/2010   Post a comment
This week, Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "Practical Embedded Security" looks at low-level communications protocols, including PPP and Ethernet, and their specific security features and requirements.
Discount supermarket chains sued over MPEG patents
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3/18/2010   Post a comment
MPEG LA LLC (Boulder, Colo), the licensing authority set up to provide one-stop licenses for MPEG-related patents, has announced that several patent holders in its MPEG-2 patent portfolio have filed separate law suits in Dusseldorf, Germany, against the international discount supermarket chains Aldi and Lidl.
Understanding Assembly Language for IA-32 and Intel 64 Architectures - Part 1: Basic overview and instruction set extensions
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3/15/2010   Post a comment
Part 1 of a look at understanding assembly language for IA-32 and Intel 64 architectures offers a basic overview of the instruction sets and details on Streaming SIMD Extensions and Advanced Vector Extensions.
Discrete audio amplifier basics - Part 1: Bipolar junction transistor circuits
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3/10/2010   8 comments
Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "Audio Engineering: Know it All" covers the basics of bipolar junction transistors and looks at some typical BJT audio circuit configurations.
Audio codecs, algorithms target the ARM Cortex-M4
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3/10/2010   Post a comment
Ittiam Systems has announced audio processing software for the ARM Cortex-M4 processor, including a fully optimized implementation of MP3 and WMA decoders, complemented by a set of audio effects and acoustic processing algorithms.
TCP/IP Embedded Internet Applications - The Network Layer, Part 1: The Internet Protocol
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3/8/2010   Post a comment
Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "TCP/IP Embedded Internet Applications" begins with a look at the Internet Protocol, including the IP header, the IP checksum and fragmentation.
Optimizing Embedded Designs for the Intel Atom Processor
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3/8/2010   Post a comment
Designers must understand intricacies involved in hardware, software, and end delivery to select the right Atom-based solution for their embedded devices.
Report to urge U.K. state funding for tech, says FT
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3/8/2010   Post a comment
Hermann Hauser, a partner at Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd. (Cambridge, England), is expected to recommend that the U.K. government help establish three technology centers costing £300 million (about $450 million) over the next five to ten years, according to a Financial Times report.
Lantiq sues modem maker over Taiwanese chip
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3/8/2010   Post a comment
Lantiq Deutschland GmbH, the wireline chip spin-off from Infineon Technologies AG, has filed suit in the German District Court of Dusseldorf against Billion Electric Co. Ltd. (Taipei, Taiwan) alleging patent infringement.
NXP in talks on solar cell manufacture at Nijmegen
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3/1/2010   Post a comment
NXP BV is in talks on the possibility of converting a 6-inch wafer fab at Nijmegen, The Netherlands, to solar cell manufacture. The company does not wish to make solar cells itself but is interested in bringing a partner onto its Nijmegen site, according to CEO Rick Clemmer.


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