Electronic Design

August 28, 2008

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FEATURES


Engineering Feature · By Roger Allan, Technical Editor
Portable Craze Redefines The Dashboard

Drivers and passengers take their information and entertainment centers on the road thanks to advanced automotive-infotainment systems.

Technology Report · By William Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
Dev Kits Help Alleviate Those FPGA Design Woes

The latest crop of FPGA Kits brings novice FPGA designers up to speed much more quickly.

Engineering Essentials · By Joe Desposito, Editor-in-Chief
Modern DSP Chips Serve Up Variations On A Theme

Today's digital signal processors may have one or more cores under the hood and may even have a microcontroller partner to help perform specific tasks.

Design Solution · By Min Jie Chong, Agilent Technologies
Eye-Diagram Analysis Speeds DDR SDRAM Validation

To meet JEDEC compliance, form-fit the best eye-diagram method to your device using the latest oscilloscopes and logic analyzers.

DEPARTMENTS


Ideas For Design · By Ahmad Ayar, Maxim Integrated Products
Simple PWM Modulator Allows DC Control Signal To Drive LEDs


Ideas For Design & middot; By John M. Franke, TeCC
Narrow-Shift Digital Discriminator Detects Differential GPS Corrections


Ideas For Design · By T.K. Hareendran, Contributing Editor
Use Inexpensive Components To Create An Infrared Close-Object Alert Circuit


EEPN In Electronic Design · By Mat Dirjish, Packaging/Optoelectronics Editor
Engineer Seeks Cure For Common Wall Warts


EEPN In Electronic Design · By Mat Dirjish, Packaging/Optoelectronics Editor
White LEDs Clear Another Brightness Bar


EEPN In Electronic Design · By Yuri Freeman, Philip Lessner, Craig Scruggs, Kemet Electronics
Create Stable, Reliable, And Efficient Tantalum Capacitors


TECHVIEW


Leapfrog · By David Maliniak, EDA Editor
45-nm Via-Programmable ASICs Add High-Speed I/O Transceivers To Feature Mix


Digital · By Daniel Harris, Digital Technology Editor
Cold, Dense, And Gratis MCU Core Targets FPGAs


Analog & Power · By Don Tuite, Analog/Power Editor
Chips Help Supercaps Flash White LEDs Brighter For Higher-Res Photos


Communications · By Louis E. Frenzel, Communications/Test Editor
IC Power Amp Targets Mobile WiMAX Apps


Wireless · By Louis E. Frenzel, Communications/Test Editor
ZigBee Wireless Module Sports 32-Bit ARM Processor


COLUMNS


Editorial · By Joe Desposito, Editor-in-Chief
For Consumer Electronics, The Holidays Start In July


Lab Bench · By Bill Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
MILS, MSL, MLS: Figuring Out All Those Secure Acronyms


Analog/Mixed-Signal Design · By Dave Van Ess, Cypress Semiconductor
Using Delta-Sigma Can Be As Easy As ADC (Part 2)


Pease Porridge · By Bob Pease
What's All This Output Impedance Stuff, Anyhow? (Part 2)

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