Avnet, Xilinx & Analog Devices Release Software-Defined Radio Kits

PHOENIX — Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), released two kits designed by Avnet experts, the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC / AD9361 Software-Defined Radio Evaluation Kit and the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC / AD9361 Software-Defined Radio Systems Development Kit. Targeted for software-defined radio, MIMO, public safety networks and general purpose…

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Flextronics Net Drops on Higher Costs

Flextronics International Ltd. reported profits for the fiscal 2014 second quarter shrank as the company faced higher operating costs and on a small decline in gross profit margins. The company said it believes cost-cutting measures introduced earlier in the year would help it improve the total operating structure. Net income at the top-tier electronics manufacturing…

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Distribution: Some Policies No Longer Work

One charter of a trade association is to examine and if possible rectify industry policies and practices that don’t make sense for its members. But there are several issues in the electronics supply chain over which members of the same trade association may never see eye-to-eye. Distributors and suppliers – both members of Electronics Components…

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4 Steps to Company & Product Innovation

Sticking to the known best-practices and markets may be the quickest path to irrelevance when it comes to designing and building new products and mapping out corporate direction. At least, that was the premise of Adam Hartung, managing partner of Spark Partners, a consulting firm specializing in innovation, during his presentation at the Electronic Component…

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Step Up to C for Embedded R&D

We are all eager to lower the cost of embedded system design while increasing quality and decreasing time-to-market. However, as embedded systems become more complex and sophisticated, the traditional design process is taking up too much time. It is simply not agile enough to achieve the results as rapidly as we need. Since the 1990s,…

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Atmel Expands Industry-Sensor Hub Platform

Atmel Corporation, a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today announced the company has partnered with the industry’s leading sensor and sensor fusion software manufacturers, accelerating embedded designers’ ability to create smarter, connected devices including mobile sensor hubs, connected devices, wearables and Internet of Things applications.

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STMicroelectronics Named Top 100 Global Innovator

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, was named a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovator for the second year in a row, recognizing ST’s position among the world’s most innovative companies. The program recognizes and rewards organizations that are leading the innovation charge as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics.

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