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Electronic Design UPDATE: October 25, 2006


Electronic Design UPDATE e-Newsletter
October 25, 2006

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Today's Table Of Contents:
  1. Editor's View: Can Equipment Manufacturers Afford to Reduce Standby Power?
  2. Focus On Wireless: Next-Gen WiMAX IC Supports Both Mobile And Fixed Networks
  3. News From The Editors:
    2-W 2512 Resistors Exhibit Improved Thermal Characteristics
    Tactile Switches Come In Many Size, Shapes
    High Voltage-Input LDO Regulators for Harsh Environments
  4. Featured Article: Cadence Turns To "Schedule Predictability Crisis" In RTL Design
  5. Upcoming Industry Events:
    3D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging Conference
    International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference and Exhibit
    Process Integration for CMOS Nanoscale Technologies
  6. Embedded in Electronic Design: Building A Multimedia Home Control Center, Part 3

Electronic Design UPDATE edited by Christine Hintze, Associate Editor

editor's view

Can Equipment Manufacturers Afford to Reduce Standby Power?
By Sam Davis, Findpowerproducts.com Technical Editor

According to an Executive Order dated July 2001: "Each government agency, when it purchases commercially available, off-the-shelf products that use external standby power devices, or that contain an internal standby power function, shall purchase products that use no more than one watt in their standby power consuming mode. If such products are not available, agencies shall purchase products with the lowest standby power wattage while in their standby power consuming mode." What works for government agencies doesn't necessarily work for consumers, because cost enters into the equation..

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focus on wireless

Next-Gen WiMAX IC Supports Both Mobile And Fixed Networks

The WiMAX Connection 2250 is Intel's next-generation system-on-chip and its first designed to support mobile networks in addition to fixed networks. The device supports IEEE 802.16-2004 and IEEE 802.16e-2005...

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live on electronicdesign.com

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news from the editors

2-W 2512 Resistors Exhibit Improved Thermal Characteristics
The RHC series of resistors employs a special resistive element and coating that offer better heat transfer to the ambient air and are more tolerant of the higher temperatures associated with higher power...

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Tactile Switches Come In Many Size, Shapes
A family of tactile switches consists of four series that vary in size, options, and distinctive characteristics, offering designers a wide variety of solutions...

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High Voltage-Input LDO Regulators for Harsh Environments
Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced a family of high voltage-input low-dropout (LDO) linear regulators designed to withstand the requirements for harsh operating environments. The new ICs offer a wide input voltage range of up to 45 V, providing transient protection for applications such as automotive body controllers, instrument clusters, automotive audio and telematics..

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Ultra-thin Polymer batteries from VARTA Microbattery
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New rechargeable PoLiFlex Polymer Lithium batteries from VARTA are the thinnest & lightest we've ever offered! Our thinnest PoLiFlex battery now measures Click for more information.

featured article

Cadence Turns To "Schedule Predictability Crisis" In RTL Design

Much of what's emerged from the Cadence/Verisity merger has been aimed toward addressing the lack of predictability in the verification process. Cadence has spent a good deal of time and energy crafting tools intended to manage the verification process. It's now turning that approach to the RTL front-end itself in a technology package it calls the Logic Design Team Solution..
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upcoming industry events

October 31-November 2, 2006 3D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging Conference
San Francisco, Calif.

November 1-2, 2006 International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference and Exhibit
Newport Beach, Calif.

November 6-8, 2006 Process Integration for CMOS Nanoscale Technologies
Austin, Texas

Click to see more industry events.

embedded in electronic design online

EiED Online>> Building A Multimedia Home Control Center, Part 3

PC power management is simple with Insteon and software tools like mControl and HomeLinc. Check out how this solution was integrated with the multimedia home control center...

Read the full article.

book review

So You Wanna Be An Embedded Engineer
By Lewin A. R. W. Edwards

Finally, I have found a book I can recommend for novices. Edwards has done a good job at answering a rather generic question...

Click here for full book review.

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