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Safe bet: tire pressure sensors
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
One of Portelligent's analysts had the presence of mind to gather up the damaged tire pressure monitor (TPM) from his Toyota during a recent service center visit.
Extreme design: SuitSat pushes engineers' limits
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6/26/2008   1 comment
When engineers from Microchip Technology took a routine microcontroller inquiry, little did they know they'd be embarking on a multiyear space mission that would challenge every aspect of their earthbound engineering experience, while reconnecting them with the excitement and sense of exploration that led them to choose engineering to begin with.
Next NAND flash point: performance
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6/17/2008   Post a comment
New trends in NAND flash memory development include changes in architecture, performance improvement, design challenges for 3-bit-per-cell NAND development, and process technology-dependent requirements.
Silicon TV tuners kick the CAN
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6/17/2008   Post a comment
A new XCeive tuner makes good use of silicon area to outpace not only other digital tuners but traditional CAN tuners as well.
Mobile apps, media processors on the wane
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6/2/2008   Post a comment
With no big new features on the immediate horizon for cellphones, mobile application processors and media accelerators are on the decline, according to a new report on trends in cellphone design by teardown specialist Portelligent.


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