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Silicon Labs launches custom clock design tool

Silicon Labs’ new Clock Tree Expert tool enables embedded developers to generate sophisticated, streamlined clock tree block diagrams within minutes, simplifying system design, reducing bill of materials (BOM) count and speeding time to market…

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Mammal EDA and insect EDA

Bio-diversity is the future for EDA – with the mammals going one way and insects going another, says Chris Rowen, founder of Tensilica who sold his company to Cadence and is now CTO at their IP group…

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Weightless-N standard issued

The Weightless SIG today announced the launch of Weightless-N, a complementary open standard for the internet of things (IoT…

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Farnell's RIoTboard gets Raspberry Pi adaptor

An adaptor for the RIoTboard development platform from Farnell element14 is designed to significantly expand the board’s interface capability. The adapter allows the board to interface with Arduino shields, MikroE Clicks, Pmods and Raspberry Pi accessories. The distributor is also offering a number of add on boards are also…

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All-electric Formula E championship racing gets underway

It may look like a standard Formula 1 race to a casual observer, but it’s not. The cars are missing the deafening roar of a petrol engine. And the keen-eyed will spot that the wheels are almost hidden from view. But the first race of the new all…

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Elektra Awards: 2014 finalists named

The Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2014 has published the shortlisted finalists in each of its 16 award categories. An outstanding number of companies entered the awards this year, presenting their product launches, business initiatives and commercial achievements. Those entries which most impressed a panel of independent judges are listed…

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Google, MediaTek push Andoid One smartphones in India

Google has teamed up with mobile chipset firm MediaTek to encourage manufacturers to bring lower cost Android smartphones to market. The smartphone design called Android One is aimed at what Google called the  “super-midmarket” in emerging markets such as India. The first set of Android One smartphones based on…

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Top 10 tips for buying used test equipment

Buying used instruments should definitely be on the radar of every user and purchaser of test equipment. It can offer very attractive savings on the new price, sometimes at discounts of 50-75% of the new price. Many suppliers offer remanufactured or refurbished instruments which are hard to differentiate from…

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