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posted in January 2013

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IBM's Watson goes to college
News & Analysis  
1/31/2013   4 comments
A general-purpose version of the IBM Watson supercomputer that won on the game show Jeopardy will be installed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
TI hawks smarter grid SoCs
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1/30/2013   Post a comment
New portfolio of 60 integrated SoCs for smart grid and smart meter designs include software and reference designs that simplify engineering tasks.
EU funds research on graphene, brain-like chips
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1/29/2013   Post a comment
EU's administrative arm earmarks $1.6 billion for two high-profile semiconductor research initiatives.
Stars of DesignCon: Behavioral modeling aids analog/mixed-signal
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1/28/2013   4 comments
Find out which behavioral models and device-level simulators can streamline analog and mixed signal design at DesignCon.
Broadcom rolls SoC switches for enterprise
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1/28/2013   Post a comment
Next-generation switches said to cover all sizes of businesses from wiring closet to core.
Video: Brain control aids disabled
Design How-To  
1/25/2013   1 comment
Researchers report progress in using electronics to allow paralyzed patients to regain control of their limbs.
Graphene enables electro-opto-mechanics
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1/25/2013   Post a comment
Researchers say breakthrough can allow graphene to be combined with polymers for electro-mechanical applications such as artificial muscles for robots.
Stars of DesignCon: Analog art unravels high-speed digital woes
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1/23/2013   Post a comment
Now that digital circuits are operating at radio frequencies, analog techniques used to smooth TV, microwave, satellite and radar transmissions can help smooth duty cycle errors in modern clock circuits.
Stars of DesignCon: Thermal Co-Design Key to 3D Chip Success
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1/16/2013   Post a comment
3D-IC designs that are temperature aware are essential for next-generation stacked dice.
Memristors mimic human brain
News & Analysis  
1/15/2013   7 comments
Memristors were invented in 1971, but are finally realizing in a wide variety of microchips slated for release in 2013.
Stars of DesignCon: Inside-out test verifies low-power SoCs
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1/9/2013   Post a comment
A new inside-out testing regime aids in verification of power management designs for smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, as well as "big iron" even though its plugged into the wall.
MEMS tackles contextual awareness
News & Analysis  
1/8/2013   3 comments
Invensense's Contextual Awareness System Development Kit works with its latest wearable version of its nine-axis inertial navigation unit.
Bosch unveils consumer MEMS
News & Analysis  
1/7/2013   3 comments
Bosch debuts worlds smallest accelerometer along with nine-axis inertial measurement unit with integrated sensor fusion firmware.
Stars of DesignCon: Silicon Interposer Spurs 3-D Chip Stacks
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1/2/2013   1 comment
Rambus will explain how the die-to-die connections maintain routing and signal integrity up to 20 GHz.


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