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Electronic Design Update: May 16, 2007

Electronic Design UPDATE
Electronic Design UPDATE e-Newsletter | May 16, 2007

Digi "Jump-Starts" Embedded Networking

New Digi JumpStart Kits are full-featured development kits for Digi’s ARM9/ARM7 modules with wired/wireless networking. Powerful, easy to use and affordable, they enable prototyping and application development within 30 minutes of installation. Support for Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0, Linux and Digi’s ThreadX-based NET+OS. 

Click for special offer and get a "jump-start" on the competition!

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Electronic Design UPDATE edited by Richard Gawel, Managing Editor


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industry view |

Hot Applications Warm Up To Liquid Cooling
By Girish Upadhya, Director of Application Engineering, Cooligy Inc., a division of Emerson Network Power

Gamer PCs, high-end projectors, LED displays, and other applications with high power densities have maxed out the ability of conventional cooling methods to keep system thermal levels within acceptable operating limits. As these higher-performance applications continue to generate greater levels of thermal energy, a next-generation approach will be necessary. One alternative, liquid cooling, is available today to fill that role.

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focus on power |

PFC Controller Line Expanded With Enhanced Features, Functions

ON Semiconductor has augmented its line of power-factor-correction controllers with the NCP1605, NCP1606, NCP1654, and NCP1655 to improve features and add functions.

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conference report |

Happy Days Are Here Again For Fiber-Optical Communications

This year's Optical Fiber Communications Conference was a happy affair. Jointly held with the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, attendance was well up over last year, with more than 14,000 on site. With an upbeat and positive attitude, the fiber-optical communications business is booming again and well beyond recovering from past problems.

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free webcast! |

Innovations in Battery and Charger Technologies for Portable Electronic Devices
By Don Tuite, Analog/Power Editor

Wednesday, May 16
2 p.m. Eastern
11 a.m. pacific

Electrical and mechanical engineers designing portable electronic devices need to understand the latest technologies offered by battery, power-management IC, and battery-charger IC vendors. Join Analog/Power Editor Don Tuite as he reviews common electrical and mechanical design challenges with portable devices and then explains how new portable power technologies can overcome these challenges and improve performance. Sponsored by Micro Power Electronics, this free, hour-long webcast will provide critical knowledge of portable power management for portable devices and battery charging.

To register, go to: http://www.electronicdesign.com/micropower


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news from the editors |

Software-Building Solution Links Development Efforts To Product Results

OpenMake Meister Build Services from OpenMake Software protect developers from failed releases with improved traceability, impact analysis, and audit control.

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Small, Low-Cost 8-Bit MCU Boosts Memory, Features

STMicroelectronics adds the ST7FLITEU0 8-bit microcontroller with more memory and features to its ST7 UltraLite family of compact, economical eight-pin MCUs.

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Power I/O Connector Accommodates Heavy Loads

The Pwr TwinBlade connector systems from FCI offers a hefty current-carrying capacity of 50 A per contact. The connectors can be configured to fit unique spatial constraints and power needs.

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High-Temp Sensors Reduce Downtime And Operating Cost

Because Turck's CQ40 and CQ80 high-temperature sensors separate their sensing head from their amplifier assembly, only the sensing head exposed to the high 250°C temperatures needs to be replaced, significantly reducing operating costs and maintenance downtime.

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Mobilize Your Measurements

Learn how to build your own portable measurement system with the National Instruments LabVIEW PDA Module. Download a free resource kit containing technical papers and interactive tutorials covering topics from wireless technologies to selecting PDA targets.

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quick poll |

Comparing all the ways you receive technical training, which do you prefer?
  • In-person FAE training at my location
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  • Live webcasts
  • Hands-on seminars
  • Manufacturer's conference with technical sessions

Let your voice be heard. Vote now on www.electronicdesign.com. The Quick Poll is located at the bottom of the page, so don't forget to scroll down!


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product picks online |

Ovenized Crystal Oscillator Boasts Low Phase Noise
Ethernet Driver Targets ColdFire Microcontrollers
Industrial-Grade Accelerometer Handles 900°F
M-Module, PMC Development Kit Creates "Standard" Products
Configurable-Logic ICs Offer Alternative To Standard-Cell ASICs


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upcoming industry events |

Design Automation Conference
June 4-8, 2007
San Diego, California

Wireless Communications Association (WCA 2007)
June 11-14, 2007
Washington, D.C.

Logic NVM 2007 - Inside Tomorrow’s Consumer Electronics
June 14, 2007
Santa Clara, California

See more industry events...

Fastest way to debug your design using a mixed-signal oscilloscope (MSO)

This application note will help you identify your most elusive problems, learn how to better acquire your analog, digital, and serial signals and quickly validate your design. 

Consider a mixed-signal oscilloscope today

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Electronic Design UPDATE e-Newsletter Contacts

Editor: Mark David ([email protected])

Advertising/Sponsorship Opportunities: Bill Baumann ([email protected])

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