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Electronic Design Update: January 23, 2008

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Electronic Design Update: Know Your Options Before Choosing A Touchscreen
Electronic Design UPDATE e-Newsletter |   January 23, 2008
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Scope |
Know Your Options Before Choosing A Touchscreen
By Manny Cardinale, President, CAM Graphics Inc.

Though increasingly widespread and user-friendly, touchscreen technology is still very much a specialty and therefore outsourced by equipment manufacturers. But outsourcing any electronic subassembly can be a slippery slope for OEMs, since the end product ultimately will have their brand name on it.

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focus on power |
ADCs Take A Chunk Out Of Power Consumption

In addition to staking claim as the industry's smallest, the ADS5281, ADS5282, and ADS5287 eight-channel ADCs promise power-consumption reductions in the realm of 30% over comparable devices. At their highest sample rate of 65 Msamples/s, the trio consumes as little as 77 mW per channel. With dynamic scaling at a 30 Msample/s rate, per-channel power consumption is as low as 48 mW.

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EiED online |
Embedded PC Targets Digital Signage

Digital signage applications are growing with the appearance of compact compute engines like VIA Technologies' vmpc vm7700. Embedded Technology Editor Bill Wong takes a look inside the vm7700.

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DesignCon 2008 - Your Design Connection Awaits!
DesignCon attracts engineering professionals from various levels and disciplines and represents many aspects of electronic design: applications engineering, architecture and systems design, ASIC design, circuit-board design, embedded-systems design, hardware/software integration, high-performance systems, IC design, packaging, semiconductor product management, service and support, SoC design, software development, testing and debugging, and more.
Please visit: www.designcon.com/2008/register/index.asp



Engineering TV |
CES 2008: The WiMedia Alliance

A hot new trend in technology right now is wireless video transfer. The WiMedia Alliance is leading the way in ultra-wideband (UWB)technology. In part, we take a look at the state of the WiMedia Alliance.

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news from the editors |
Agilent Aids Discovery Of DNA Mutation Mechanism

When Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) researcher Jennifer Lee was studying the mechanisms of Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD), she expected to find DNA additions or deletions in the wrong place on patients' chromosomes.

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Team Advances Hollow-Core Optical Fibers

Scientists from the University of Bath have discovered a way to speed up production of hollow-core optical fibers -- a new generation of optical fibers that could lead to faster and more powerful computing and telecommunications technologies.

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Firms Ally To Create Smaller Motion-Control Systems

Analog IC provider austriamicrosystems has formed a strategic business and technical partnership with New Scale Technologies Inc., a privately held developer and manufacturer of miniature motion systems.

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GPP Approval Advances LTE Technology

With the recent approval of Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology specifications, LTE is on track to become the next phase in the development of the GSM family of technologies, according to industry association 3G Americas.

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quick poll |
With the presidential campaign under way, how do you feel about electronic voting machines?

--Very confident: Electronic voting is the way to go.
--Somewhat confident: Anything is better than hanging chads.
--Not confident: Security needs to be improved.

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product picks online |
Audio Buffer Maintains Code Of Silence



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Flat Panel Monitors Get Their Sea Legs



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AC-DC Adapters Set Efficiency Benchmark



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Base Station Protocol Test System Adds Wideband AMR



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Compact Circuit Protector Thwarts 200 kA Shorts



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upcoming industry events |
International Solid State Circuits Conference
San Francisco, Calif.
Feb. 3-7   

isscc.org/isscc/

DesignCon 2008
Feb. 4-7
Santa Clara, Calif.

www.designcon.com/2008/

GSMA Mobile World Congress 2008
Barcelona, Spain
Feb. 11-14   

www.mobileworldcongress.com/homepage.htm


ED bookstore |
Linux Firewalls
By Michael Rash

Building a secure networked Linux box? Then you better know your firewalls. I keep this book within easy reach since I have a number of different Linux systems running in the lab. Since some of the issues involved are so complex, I uncover something new every time I open it.

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