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Mueller-BBM Active Noise Control and Sound Design Now Optimized on Cadence Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice Processors for Automotive Applications
October 22, 2014
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, and Müller-BBM Active Sound Technology, a global leader in automotive Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Design (ASD) technology, today announced that an optimized port of Müller-BBM's m|klang® ANC and ASD software is now available on the Cadence® Tensilica® HiFi Audio/Voice digital signal processing (DSP) family. This is the first time m|klang ANC and ASD software has been ported to a licensable intellectual property (IP) DSP core.

Broadcom to Webcast Annual Analyst Day on Tuesday, December 9, 2014
October 22, 2014
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced it will provide a live webcast for its annual Analyst Day event and invites investors to listen beginning at 1 p.m. Pacific Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Broadcom's Analyst Day includes a series of presentations by the company's executive team. It is expected that the presentations will conclude at approximately 5:00 p.m. Pacific. The company's presentations may include information regarding current and future products and technologies, end market trends and the company's current financial prospects.

Ambarella S3 IP Camera SoC Delivers Outstanding 4K Video Quality Using State-of-the-Art H.265/HEVC Encoding; S3 reduces bitrates by up to 50% over Ambarella's current H.264 IP camera SoCs
October 22, 2014
Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBA), a leading developer of low-power, HD and Ultra HD video processing semiconductors, today introduced S3, a security IP camera System-On-Chip (SoC) family with support for the new H.265 or HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) video standard. S3's full implementation of H.265 delivers up to twice the compression efficiency of Ambarella's current H.264 IP camera SoCs, providing outstanding video quality at very low bitrates to optimize network utilization and reduce storage costs. S3 can encode H.265 video at up to 4Kp30 resolution, or H.264 up to 4Kp60 to provide compatibility with existing network infrastructure. Its latest generation of ISP (Image Sensor Pipeline) provides advanced noise reduction to maximize the benefits of H.265, while High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing resolves detail in challenging high contrast scenes. S3 also includes flexible de-warping hardware for cameras with 180-degree or 360-degree panoramic viewing with dynamic windows and digital pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ).

Renesas Electronics Delivers Enhanced User Experience with Integrated Automotive Cockpit Solution; The R-Car E2 SoC Delivers Scalability, Higher Integration and Increased Performance Optimized for Entry-Level Systems
October 22, 2014
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, is enhancing the driving experience with robust new solutions for the integrated car cockpit. As the newest member of Renesas Electronics' state-of-the-art R-Car Series for automotive, the R-Car E2 automotive systems on chip (SoCs) and the new R-Car E2 software development board deliver optimized infotainment and display audio for entry-level integrated cockpit systems that support smartphone interoperability and, in combination with other Renesas R-Car Series devices, help achieve the scalability required to bridge the full range of integrated cockpit systems from entry-level to high-end models. Renesas Electronics R-Car E2 SoC (Photo: Business Wire)

Skyworks Ramps Revolutionary Diversity Receive Modules for LTE Smartphones; Proprietary Solutions Enhance LTE Data Throughput and Deliver Unprecedented Downlink Data Speeds; Leverage New Filter Capability and Systems Expertise;
October 22, 2014
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today announced that a family of groundbreaking diversity receive modules (DRx) for LTE smartphones is currently ramping with several tier-one manufacturers. This new product category leverages Skyworks' systems level expertise and techniques developed for cellular base stations to create a highly innovative solution integrating multiple low loss RF switches,receive SAW filters and LNAs to dramatically enhance downlink data rates in LTE advanced MIMO systems. By amplifying the receive signal without increasing noise, receiver sensitivity is improved depending upon the band. As a result, carriers benefit from improved network efficiency while consumers enjoy considerably faster download speeds. (Photo: Business Wire)

Avnet Electronics Marketing Adds "Embedded Brains" to Machine Vision with New Smart Vision Development Kit
October 22, 2014
Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc . (NYSE: AVT ), is helping to eliminate time and cost barriers to develop industry-leading embedded machine vision applications with today's release of the Smart Vision Development Kit featuring the Xilinx® Zynq®-7015 PicoZed System-on-Module (SOM). The low-cost, all-in-one kit enables engineers in markets such as banking, medical scanning, traffic management, point of sales terminals and gaming to begin designing real-time embedded vision applications within five minutes of opening the box. The low-cost development kit will be demonstrated at the Vision Stuttgart event November 4-6 in Germany. Click to Tweet: New Smart Vision Development Kit from @AvnetDesignWire gets embedded vision designs started in just five minutes http://www.picozed.org

PointGuard Ventures and Morningside Invest $13M in InSilixa's Semiconductor-Based Molecular Diagnostics Technology; CMOS Biochips Enable High-Performance, Mass-Deployable and Low Cost Products for Point-of-Care DNA Testing
October 22, 2014
PointGuard Ventures , a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and Morningside , a privately-held investment group, announced today that they are leading a $13M financing round for InSilixa, Inc., a new Sunnyvale, California-based molecular diagnostic (MDx) platform developer. InSilixa also announced the appointment of Pete Thomas, Managing Director, PointGuard Ventures; and Dr. Gerald Chan, co-founder of Morningside, to InSilixa's board. InSilixa is developing a new generation of high-performance MDx platforms leveraging integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing technologies, particularly complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) processes. InSilixa's fully integrated devices, such as CMOS biochips, are specifically designed to be cost-efficient, mass-deployable, and disposable; yet offer superior clinical performance, specificity, and parallelism. InSilixa point-of-care (PoC) systems, for example, can rapidly identify the infecting pathogen in clinical samples and simultaneously verify the absence or presence of genetic mutations that result in antibiotic resistance. There is an urgent need for such a system in multiple diagnostic scenarios, such as rapid detection of multi-drug resistant bacteria ("super bugs") in intensive care units. The system is also critical for effective response to seasonal respiratory infection outbreaks and the optimal treatment of drug resistant bacterial or viral infections (e.g., tuberculosis or HIV) globally.

NIST Offers Electronics Industry Two Ways to Snoop on Self-Organizing Molecules
October 22, 2014
The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology issued the following news: A few short years ago, the idea of a practical manufacturing process based on getting molecules to organize themselves in useful nanoscale shapes seemed ... well, cool, sure, but also a little fantastic. Now the day isn't far off when your cell phone may depend on it. Two recent papers emphasize the point by demonstrating complementary approaches to fine-tuning the key step: depositing thin films of a uniquely designed polymer on a template so that it self-assembles into neat, precise, even rows of alternating composition just 10 or so nanometers wide. The work by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and IBM Almaden Research Center focuses on block copolymers a special class of polymers that under the proper conditions, will segregate on a microscopic scale into regularly spaced "domains" of different chemical composition. The two groups demonstrated ways to observe and measure the shape and dimensions of the polymer rows in three dimensions. The experimental techniques can prove essential in verifying and tuning the computational models used to guide the fabrication process development.

NIST Offers Electronics Industry Two Ways to Snoop on Self-Organizing Molecules
October 22, 2014
The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology issued the following news: A few short years ago, the idea of a practical manufacturing process based on getting molecules to organize themselves in useful nanoscale shapes seemed ... well, cool, sure, but also a little fantastic. Now the day isn't far off when your cell phone may depend on it. Two recent papers emphasize the point by demonstrating complementary approaches to fine-tuning the key step: depositing thin films of a uniquely designed polymer on a template so that it self-assembles into neat, precise, even rows of alternating composition just 10 or so nanometers wide. The work by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and IBM Almaden Research Center focuses on block copolymers a special class of polymers that under the proper conditions, will segregate on a microscopic scale into regularly spaced "domains" of different chemical composition. The two groups demonstrated ways to observe and measure the shape and dimensions of the polymer rows in three dimensions. The experimental techniques can prove essential in verifying and tuning the computational models used to guide the fabrication process development.

Tamba Releases New Ultra-Low Latency Ethernet Cores for Xilinx UltraScale™ 20nm FPGA - Lowest Latency Achieved on an FPGA Device.
October 22, 2014
  Petaluma, California (PRWEB) October 22, 2014           Tamba Networks, a leading provider of IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, today announced the availability of version 2 of its Ethernet IP products for use on Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) Virtex(R) UltraScale™ devices. This latest release delivers new performance enhancements that further increase the latency and size gap between existing IP available from other vendors.     In recent years latency has become a key differentiator for financial markets firms attempting to reduce tick to trade latency, as well as for networking companies designing silicon or hardware ethernet switches for data centers. As such low latency is one of the frequent key criteria for customers using Tamba IP, where in many cases, Tamba cores are approaching the theoretical minimum latency possible. In addition, when multiple cores need to be instantiated in a single device such as a silicon ethernet switch, a client will benefit from huge gate count reduction by virtue of the extremely small size of the cores. Lastly the cores are incredibly flexible to allow ease of integration into a customer's design, as well as allowing the cores to be latency optimized to any speed silicon fabric.


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