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What is a GPS?
A satellite-based radio navigation system that determines the latitude and longitude of a receiver on Earth by computing the time difference for signals from different satellites to reach the receiver.
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2003-05-16 Actel tools FPGAs for auto niche
Actel VP of Product Marketing Barry Marsh foresees that FPGAs would have a greater market on the automobile industry as manufacturers rely on programmable ICs for their telematic systems.
2008-08-26 Actel steps up to battle PLD giants
Seeking to elbow its way into the spotlight and re-energize its bottom line, Actel Corp. recently acquired Pigeon Point Systems Inc.a move that propels the FPGA house into the TCA components sector.
2012-07-18 Achieve robust, secure NVM with anti-fuse technology
Anti-fuse technology begins to emerge as a desirable alternative, offering more secure storage while scaling with each new generation of process.
2008-03-13 Acer acquires smart handheld device maker
Acer has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire E-TEN, a designer and manufacturer of smart handheld devices.
2007-09-03 Accelerometer slims down for consumer sensors
By slimming down its MEMS accelerometer and adding smart-recognition functions, Freescale Semiconductor Inc. hopes to win design slots in a range of consumer gear.
2002-12-27 ACAD fields hybrid power analyzer
Combining gate-level dynamic analysis with static or "semi-dynamic" transistor-level analysis, the company is rolling its Power tool that is capable of checking IR drops for SoC designs.
2002-12-03 ACAD EDA tool identifies peak IR drop values
The company has released its FinePower dynamic power and IR drop analysis tool for SoCs that is capable of identifying peak IR drop values.
2008-02-15 ABI: Mobile handsets to enter navigation markets
Over the next years, mobile handsets will play an increasingly important role in portable navigation markets, with handset-based navigation devices reaching an annual sales volume of over 96 million units by 2012, according to ABI Research.
2007-10-25 ABI Research sees big numbers for navigation devices
Worldwide shipments of navigation devices will continue to flourish from 2007 to 2012, with a CAGR of 22.5 percent, reports ABI Research.
2011-05-12 A look at the future of LCD backlighting
Learn about an alternative solution to LCD backlighting which is easier to use with fewer external components, lower cost and higher efficiency.
2006-08-16 6th ESC-Taiwan gathers world's leading embedded tool vendors
Design engineers in Taiwan will be treated to an array of leading-edge technologies as the world's major embedded tool suppliers gather to showcase their products at the 6th Embedded Systems Conference-Taiwan.
2010-03-04 64Gbyte embedded flash supports e.MMC 4.4
SanDisk Corp. is offering iNAND embedded flash drives (EFD) with support for the e.MMC 4.4 specification.
2016-03-22 5 ways asset tracking can shrink returnable transport items
RTIs include things such as the totes and pallets used for electronics, gas cylinders and even beer kegs, and when RTIs are not returned, suppliers experience shrinkage, and the cost can be staggering.
2009-02-23 45nm smart phone ICs join OMAP family
To answer handset manufacturers' diverse requirements in the rapidly-evolving smart phone and Mobile Internet Device (MID) markets, Texas Instruments has extended its OMAP 3 family with 45nm products.
2010-02-12 3G solution enables high-speed, low-cost smart phones
Broadcom's single-chip HSPA baseband processor and a RF transceiver solution integrates all key 3G mobile technologies for powering the 3G smart phone and smart feature phone product segments.
2008-08-20 3D EM simulation solution rolls for RF module design
Agilent Technologies Inc. has developed the EMDS-for-ADS, an integrated design flow solution that includes full 3D electromagnetic (EM) simulation for RF Module Design.
2011-02-08 32bit MCUs integrate connectivity, tip memory options
Microchip rolls a family of 32bit MCUs that integrate CAN, Ethernet, USB and serial connectivity peripherals while offering memory options to suit cost considerations.
2005-10-27 3.5-inch TFT-LCD packs performance for next-gen mobile devices
Sharp Microelectronics rolled out a 3.5-inch QVGA TFT-LCD with an integrated touch screen for next-generation handheld apps.
2008-09-29 3-axis compass IC delivers better map readings
Honeywell has developed a 3-axis compass IC in a chip-scale package designed to improve accuracy and location readings in consumer electronics applications.
2012-07-11 2MB M4 processor-based MCU offers low power consumption
Atmel is sampling its first 2MB embedded Flash Cortex-M4 processor-based microcontroller.
2014-11-05 28nm quad-core processor targets Android tablets, STBs
The ATM7059 from Actions Semiconductor, which is a 1.6GHz ARM Cortex A-9-based CPU with a PowerVR SGX Series5XT GPU, claims to provide primary processing, connectivity and enhanced battery life.
2009-01-06 2009 IC fearless forecasts
2009 is just beginning to unfold in the electronics industry and there is already a looming uncertainty based on recent industry data.
2011-02-16 2.5GHz/core Snapdragon claims integrates GPU, LTE
Qualcomm's next mobile processor architecture for the Snapdragon family will be available in single-, dual- and quad-core versions and include an Adreno GPU and integrated multimode LTE modem.
2010-09-24 1ch Full-Speed USB UART touts enhanced capabilities
Exar announced the latest addition to heir Full-Speed USB UART series, the XR21B1411, with 15kV HBM ESD protection, up to 12Mbit/s serial data rate, optimized software drivers and support for very large FIFO sizes.
2015-03-09 15 innovative things seen at MWC 2015
Here is a presentation of 15 curious things spotted at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress in Spain, which highlighted many connected devices and technologies.
2006-11-23 10mA LDO offers power saving features
Micrel has launched a 10mA LDO that offers power saving features for extending battery life.
2006-09-20 1.8-inch PMR HDDs offer 134Gb/in? areal density
Toshiba's new 1.8-inch HDDs deliver an increased areal density of 134Gbits per square inch and offer improved media rates of 356.8Mbps, said to be the best in their class today.
2008-10-17 'Smallest' PMIC rolls for portable media players
Maxim Integrated Products has released what it claims to be the smallest power management IC (PMIC) that integrates a single-cell Li-ion/lithium-polymer (Li-Poly) charger with proprietary Smart Power Selector circuitry that seamlessly distributes power within the system.
2006-12-27 'Smallest' 1.8V UARTs run at 5Mbps
Touted to be the industry's smallest, NXP's standalone 1.8V UART family runs at 5Mbps and features a 128byte FIFO.
2005-04-20 ?Watt FPGAs enhanced to support 802.11 a/b/g chipsets
QuickLogic teamed up with Atheros by optimizing its ?Watt FPGAs for Atheros' line of 802.11a/b/g chipsets and developing a Wi-Fi connectivity solution for its AR5006XS single-chip miniPCI module.
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