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Carbon Design releases latest SoC Designer
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EDA tool vendor Carbon Design Systems has begun volume shipments of the latest version of SoC Designer, the tool for creating and analyzing SoC designs that it acquired from ARM in July, the company said.
Alereon acquires wireless USB driver technology
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Ultrawideband chip provider Alereon has acquired wireless USB assets and the associated development team of Stonestreet One. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Ferrite chip beads save 40% in mounting space over 0402 products
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These ferrite chip beads from Laird Technologies are designed with a smaller footprint for portable, handheld electronic applications.
Spread spectrum clock oscillators housed in tiny 2.5 X 2.0-mm package
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These high-performance timing products from SiTime reduce EMI while deliver what it claims is the widest frequency range and lowest jitter.
MEMS attack interference with spread-spectrum scheme
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MEMS oscillator maker SiTime Corp. said it is expanding into the electromagnetic compliance business with a family of MEMS electromagnetic interference products.
Motorola demos LTE on 700-MHz spectrum
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Motorola Inc. said it has completed what it claims is the first over-the-air Long-Term Evolution data transfers using 700-MHz spectrum.
Freescale reinforces radio frequency power transistor portfolio for aerospace applications
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Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a new high-performance laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) RF power transistor to strengthen the company's RF aerospace portfolio.
Bundesregierung fördert Leistungselektronik
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Als Bestandteil der 'Hightech-Strategie für Deutschland' will die Bundesregierung F&E-Vorhaben zur Steigerung der Energieffizienz in elektronischen Systemen fördern.
austriamicrosystems : Dc-dc buck converter provides 600 mA for low output voltages
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austriamicrosystems : Dc-dc buck converter provides 600 mA for low output voltages
Gartner cuts IC forecast for '08, '09
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Amid the economic crisis, market research firm Gartner Inc. has lowered its chip forecast for both 2008 and 2009.
NXP, Renesas extend NFC licensing deal
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NXP Semiconductors and Renesas Technology have extended their licensing agreement on NXP’s Mifare contactless in a move expected to build momentum for advanced payment and Near Field Communication (NFC) offerings in contactless infrastructures.
Texas Instruments : Gain amplifiers have multi-channel multiplexers
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Texas Instruments has introduced the PGA11x family of zero-drift programmable gain amplifiers (PGA) with single-ended input, single-supply operation, rail-to-rail I/O and multi-channel multiplexers (MUX).
Germany's industry suffers from engineering bottleneck
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While the current economic downturn is a serious challenge for the German electric and electronics industry, the engineering bottleneck could have an even stronger impact on the competiveness of corporate Germany, a study from industry association VDE says.
IMS : Thin film attenuator is 0603-size chip
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IMS has added a 63-mohm 0603 size to its cost-effective line of precision thin film attenuators.
SolFocus and EMPE Solar sign largest CPV deal in EU
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Concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar energy solution provider, SolFocus, has signed a $103 million agreement with EMPE Solar to install over 10 megawatts (MW) of CPV solar energy projects in several sites across southern Spain by the end of 2010.
IDC will lower 2009 PC CPU forecast
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Despite strong PC processor sales in the most recent quarter, International Data Corp. said it will lower its 2009 forecast due the widely anticipated market downturn.
Switcher chips offered in low-profile eSIP-L package
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Power Integrations' proprietary eSIP package features an "L" shaped lead-bend enabling its AC-DC power conversion ICs to lie flat against the board with the exposed heatsink pad facing upwards.
AnalogicTech : 4-channel LED drivers target entry-level cell phones
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The AAT3104 and AAT3195 are 4-channel, charge pump-based LED drivers for larger LCD screens in reduced feature set cell phones and portable systems.
2A standard buck regulator provides high efficiency in small package
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Intersil's 24V, 2A standard buck PWM regulator provides a simple power solution for a variety of point-of-load applications.
Silicon plants 10G Ethernet on motherboard
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Mellanox Technologies and Teranetics have teamed up to create what they claim is the first chip to bring 10 Gbit Ethernet over copper to server motherboards, the ConnectX ENt, hoping to accelerate what to date has been a sluggish uptake for the high speed link.
NFC Forum seeks competition entries
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The NFC Forum has opened the call for entries for its annual competition to find the best Near Field Communications product of the year as well as The Most Innovative NFC Research Project of the Year 2009.
DSP shipments set to slow in Q4, says analyst
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Shipments of DSP chips during the fourth quarter are expected to be down by about 5 percent on the corresponding quarter last year, according to market research group Forward Concepts.
ST wins NFC design-in with LG mobile phone
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LG Electronics has developed a mobile phone that offers Near-Field Communication (NFC) capability courtesy of the ST21NFCA NFC controller IC from STMicroelectronics NV.
EU researchers develop optical firewall
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In response to future network security bottlenecks, researchers from the EU-funded WISDOM project are developing an optical firewall capable of analysing data on fibre optic networks at speeds of 40 gigabits per second.
Negevtech granted protection from creditors, says Globes
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Wafer inspection equipment vendor Negevtech Ltd. (Rehovot, Israel) has been granted a 30-day protection from its creditors by the Tel Aviv district court, according to Isreali business publication Globes.
Packaging market to reach $42 billion in 2012, says analyst
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Worldwide advanced electronic packaging annual revenues totaled $28.27 billion in 2007 and are projected to exceed $42 billion in 2012, according to Global Industry Analysts Inc. (San Jose, Calif.).
Replisaurus raises $9 million to push metalization
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Replisaurus Technologies AB (Kista, Sweden), a developer of a metallization technology for integrated passives, copper pillars and 3D integration, has raised 7 million euro (about $9 million) from Noble Fund Advisors Ltd.
Wavecom says Gemalto's offer still inadequate
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Wavecom SA has again rejected the unsolicited tender offer by Gemalto S.A. to acquire all the outstanding shares of Wavecom, suggesting said Gemalto's offers are insufficient and not in the best interest of the company, its shareholders and employees.
OpenAccess PDK for SiGe BiCMOS process
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AWR, a specialist in high-frequency EDA platforms, has developed an Open Access based process design kit for austriamicrosystems S35 0.35m silicon germanium BiCMOS process.
Fujitsu : HD H.264 codecs process 60 frames-per-second
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Fujitsu Microelectronics has expanded its line-up of H.264 CODECs with two new devices that encode and decode full high-definition (HD) (1920 dots x 1080 lines) video in H.264 format.
Siemens pulling out of Europe's largest computer manufacturer
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The negotiations between Siemens AG and Fujitsu about the future of its joint venture Fujitsu Siemens Computer (FSC) are close to an agreement. If media reports apply, the deal will be closed during the current week.
First public European trial of NFC interoperability
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StoLPaN, the pan-European consortium driving adoption of NFC near field communication), has announced details of the first public trial of NFC that will integrate this emerging contactless technology in the Dolomite skiing resorts of North East Italy.
Power Integrations : Offline switcher ICs in ultra-low-profile package
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Power Integrations has introduced five new members of its TOPSwitch-HX family of ac-dc power conversion ICs in a 2-mm-high e-SIP-L package.
Compact and space-saving Industrial Ethernet switches
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The Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded its range of Industrial Ethernet switches by the new Scalance XB-000 range for low-cost design of small line and star topologies and the new Scalance XF-200 range with flat design.
Europe drives smart sensor adoption
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Europe represents the largest and fastest growing smart sensors market and is projected to be worth $2.1 billion by 2010, according to Global Industry Analysts' latest report.
High-voltage hype charges up foundries
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Despite steady growth in the analog arena, a shakeout is looming in the analog foundry sector amid an IC downturn, a potential price war and fears about intellectual-property theft in China.
Under the Hood: MotoGP electronics is where the rubber meets the road
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We head to Laguna Raceway to explore the technology underlying motorcycle racing's premier machines.
Survival of the Fittest?
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These are extraordinary times to say the least. The global financial crisis has everyone in a panic and of course that results in the requisite finger pointing.
DSCs provide real-time control options
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Digital signal controllers give real-time control apps what they need: the convenience and interrupt response of a microcontroller with the computational abilities of a digital signal processor.
Opinion: The energy imperative
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Engineers are developing new energy technologies, and EE Times wants to recognize their efforts.
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