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Electronic Design UPDATE: April 11, 2007

Electronic Design UPDATE
Electronic Design UPDATE e-Newsletter | April 11, 2007

Capture crucial analog, digital and serial signals with Agilent scopes

Agilent's 6000 or 8000 Series mixed-signal oscilloscopes make it possible to capture and view time-aligned analog waveforms, logic patterns, and serial data streams on a single instrument with any combination of input channels. Like a closer look?

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Today's Table of Contents:

  • Feature Story: OIF Signs New Implementation Agreement
  • Editor's View: Veteran Electronics Hobbyists Finding New Ways To Enthuse Today's Youth
  • Focus On Components: Family Of LED Lamps Directly Replace Incandescent Bulbs
  • Now on electronicdesign.com: ESC San Jose Videos
  • News From The Editors:
    Vision Sensors Offer Unlimited Color Spectrum Analysis
    Mini DC-DC Converters Boast High Efficiency, Load Regulation
    S-Video Drivers Increase Battery Life While Removing Glitches
    Free IPC-7351 Land Pattern Calculator Aids Board Designers

Electronic Design UPDATE edited by Christine Hintze, Associate Editor


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feature story |

OIF Signs New Implementation Agreement
By Louis E. Frenzel, Communications, Test & Measurement Editor

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) has approved the External Network to Network Interface (E-NNI) implementation agreement (IA). E-NNI defines the key requirements for the exchange of network topology and status information between control domains within an automatically switched optical network (ASON)...

Read the full article...


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editor's view |

Veteran Electronics Hobbyists Finding New Ways To Enthuse Today?'s Youth
By Louis E. Frenzel, Communications, Test & Measurement Editor

A short while back, I wrote an article entitled "Whatever Happened To The Electronics Hobbyist?" Most of you agreed with my conclusions, but your comments revealed some interesting alternative viewpoints. Maybe my somewhat gloomy view is not so gloomy after all...

Read the full article...


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focus on components |

Family Of LED Lamps Directly Replace Incandescent Bulbs

Featuring optical-grade epoxy and single-contact bases, the Series B3127 9-mm bayonet-based seven-LED-cluster lamps from LEDtronics are direct replacements for a range of dc and ac incandescent bulbs.

Read the full article...

System power to meet your budget and performance needs

Whether your device needs a quick check or a detailed assessment, ensure great measurements with the precision, reliability and flexibility of Agilent DC power supplies. Our broad selection of system-ready instruments can meet your testing challenges - from basic to complex - with a wealth of available capabilities.

Click here to learn more.

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now on electronicdesign.com |

ESC San Jose Videos

Couldn't make it to ESC San Jose? Check out Electronic Design's video coverage—live from the show floor.

Visit http://www.elecdesign.com/esc/.

 


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news from the editors |

Vision Sensors Offer Unlimited Color Spectrum Analysis

Two new color vision sensors from Banner Engineering Corp. accurately discern even the most minute color variations. Developers can program the two-piece PresencePLUS Pro version or the one-piece PresencePLUS P4 to detect a specific color and unlimited color variations within the camera'?s field of view.

Read the full article...

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Mini DC-DC Converters Boast High Efficiency, Load Regulation

BEAR Power Supplies says its new BPS Series of high-voltage dc-dc converters deliver up to five times greater efficiency and 10 times tighter load regulation than similar competitive products.

Read the full article...

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S-Video Drivers Increase Battery Life While Removing Glitches

Intersil'?s ISL59114 and ISL59116 low-power composite video drivers provide low-pass reconstruction filters for smoothing out switching glitches and quantization noise.

Read the full article...

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Free IPC-7351 Land Pattern Calculator Aids Board Designers

PCB Libraries is giving away its IPC-7351 Land Pattern Calculator to PC-board designers. This LP Calculator, which is a scaled-down version of the LP Wizard, calculates CAD library parts that comply with the latest revision of IPC-7351.

Read the full article...

Enclosure Tips Handbook from Bud Industries

Bud Industries' 28-page handbook is a handy reference for experienced engineers and a tutorial for engineers who are new to enclosures. It covers important issues of enclosure design and application: cooling, interconnects, finishes, typical dimensions, NEMA and seismic standards, and more. Request your free copy today. 440-946-3200 or www.budind.com/3

Click here for more information.

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quick poll |

In Where Is The Universal Device Driver?, Embedded Editor Bill Wong says there are two ways to get to a "?unified?" device driver. Which approach do you favor?
  • Make different hardware look identical to the driver
  • Parameterize the driver so supporting hardware means simply adding a table
  • Neither

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 |

Power Supply Boasts 1U Height, 15-W/in.3 Power Density
Embedded PCI Express Board Features Intel Core 2 Duo
NAND Flash Controller Targets Processors Without Native Interfaces
Conformally Coated Ceramic Capacitors Move Up To Automotive Grade
Coaxial VCO Features Very Low Phase Noise


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upcoming industry events |

5th International Basestation Conference
April 24-27, 2007
Bath, U.K.

Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI'07)
May 9-11, 2007
Porto Allegre, Brazil

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

See more industry events...

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