Electronic Design

February 15, 2007

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FEATURES

ENGINEERING FEATURE · Daniel Harris
  To Be Almost Human Or Not To Be, That Is The Question
Researchers are developing robots that will help the elderly and disabled, but the vote is split on how human-like they should become.

TECHNOLOGY REPORT · Mark David
  Identity Heft: RFID Muscles Into Consumer Market
A buzz is growing around RFID as it moves away from proprietary apps and toward a more connected future in cell phones, laptops, and other devices.
 
 

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DEPARTMENTS

  LEAPFROG: FIRST LOOK · Roger Allan
Razor-Thin Package Sharpens Image-Sensing Applications
High-yield, high-reliability wafer-level packaging delivers key benefits to OEMs and camera electronics integrators.
 
ENGINEERING ESSENTIALS
· William Wong
Networking Inside The Box
10-Gbit Ethernet doesn't solve all problems. When small microcontrollers are involved, low-overhead hardware makes more sense.
 
DESIGN VIEW · Bob Arnold, Joe Barnett, and Tom Novitsky, Endicott Research Group Inc.
Driving The Backlight: CCFLs Or LEDs?
 
IDEAS FOR DESIGN

Charge Pump Extends Current-Sense Amplifier's Input Range Down To 0 V
· Arpit Mehta and Bill O'Neil, Maxim Integrated Products Inc.

Delay Circuitry Controls Supply-Voltage Startup Sequence
· John Betten, Texas Instruments

TECHVIEW


  THE INDUSTRY · Richard Gawel
Volt Charges Up The Crowd In Detroit
 
ANALOG & POWER · Don Tuite
No Ultracaps In Electric Cars Yet, But Maybe There Should Be
· ICs Simplify High-Side Current Measurements
· Step-Down Converter Provides Differential Sensing
 
DIGITAL · Daniel Harris
ASIC-Like FPGA Methodology Saves Up To $9,925,000 In NRE Costs
· Demo Platform Compares FPGA/CPLD Power
 
EDA · David Maliniak
Common Power Format Comes To Fruition In Tool Suite
 
WIRELESS · Louis E. Frenzel
Advanced 802.11n Chip Sets Push Wi-Fi Into The Video Home


COLUMNS SPONSORED EDITORIAL
 

EDITORIAL · Mark David
Implantable RFID May Be Easy, But That Doesn't Mean It's Ethical

PEASE PORRIDGE · Bob Pease
Bob's Mailbox

POINT OF VIEW · Joseph Unsworth, Gartner Research
Get Ready For A NAND Flash Flood In Consumer Electronics

BASICS OF DESIGN · Louis E. Frenzel
Accurately Measure Nanoampere And Picoampere Currents

 

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