<p>These are engineering problems, not show stoppers,” said D'Ambrosia.</p>

Within the project, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) develops a platform for position determination, which will enable dynamic digital maps. In addition to GPS and Galileo signals, the system will use inputs from vehicle-bound sensors and infrastructure-bound elements.

To the editor:

Cadence is doing many right things; however there is an important piece of the semiconductor business that they have failed to engage-in. They sit on the PCB; have strong position on the ASIC side leaving a huge gap in-between.

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I think Cadence has to wake up now and accept the new realities where they need to address hardware-software co-development and new ways to design, test, validate and implement customer requirements. FPGA opens many new opportunities for Cadence and an ability to grow their market size into newer segments like DSP and multi-processing. Perhaps they need a CEO who understands not only EDA and ASIC but FPGA as well.

Richard John

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Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a family of +/- 70V, fault protected RS-485 transceivers that achieve overvoltage protection with no external termination needed. These low-power devices serve as drop-in upgrades to existing RS-485 designs without costly board redesigns. The new half- and full-duplex transceivers simplify design in industrial automation, motor control and heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. (See

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The SN65HVD17xx family is designed to survive overvoltage faults, such as direct shorts to power supplies, miswiring faults, connector failures, cable crushes, and tool misapplications. The widest common mode, from -20 V to -25 V, allows for operation in harsh environments with large ground differences. These transceivers are offered in either a SOIC or DIP package and operate at a variety of speed grades such as 128 Kbps, 1 Mbps, and 10 Mbps to meet the needs of a variety of applications.

The SN65HVD1780/1/2 operate over a wide voltage range from 3 V to 5 V, enabling applications that have fluctuating power sources. The SN65HVD1794 has a cable invert pin, which allows for simple correction bus wires that were incorrectly configured. Additionally, the SN65HVD17xx family offers many integrated features such as: • Bus ESD protection +/- 16k-V JEDEC human body model • Failsafe receiver for open-circuit, short-circuit and idle-bus conditions• Power-up, power-down and glitch-free operation • Supports up to 256 or 320 nodes

I have heard from sources familiar with MEMS devices that microfluidic labs on-a-chip have already been deployed in major cities to detect biological weapons,” said MEMS industry analyst Marlene Bourne. Bourne said the deployment makes sense because if these devices are in place then the authorities wouldn't want to tip our hand with publicity.”

So far, lab-on-a-chip technology has been focused on detecting only a single biological pathogen, since the reagents necessary to sense bio-agents are peculiar to each type. Recently, however, the Office of Naval Research launched a program to build a hospital-on-a-chip that could detect different medical conditions, opening the door to building similar early-warning chips that could detect a wide variety of possible bioweapons.

Anthrax is still considered the most likely agent to be used in a bioterror attack along with viruses for which there is no known cure.

The Commission recommended that the incoming Obama administration appoint an expert to the National Security Council who would be responsible for coordinating U.S. and foreign intelligence on preventing nuclear and biological terrorist attacks.

MUNICH, Germany — While other market segments have to deal with shrinking sales, the smartphone market still sees double-digit growth. In the face of the downturn however, market researcher Gartner, Inc. recorded the slowest growth in this segment ever. Nokia even saw its sales decline — another first-ever in this market segment.


austriamicrosystems' is expanding its ASIC prototyping service in 2009, greatly increasing the availability of shuttle runs on its 0.18m cmos and high-voltage cmos processes.

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