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Electronic Design UPDATE: January 10, 2007

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Electronic Design UPDATE e-Newsletter | January 10, 2007

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Today's Table Of Contents:
  • Scope: Get Your Gigabit Memory On The Go
  • Focus On Test & Measurement: CD Offers Help With Tough Test Problems
  • Now on electronicdesign.com: Engineering TV
  • News From The Editors:
    Low-Cost Technology Fabs High-Performance Transistors At 45 nm
    Next-Gen CODEC Sports Improved Dynamic Range
    8-Bit MCU With Vector Control Cuts BOM And Energy Costs
    Secure Software Platform Protects Networked Equipment
  • Quick Poll:
    The FCC is dropping Morse-code testing for the Amateur Radio Service, terming the tests an "unnecessary regulatory burden." What's your take on this historic rules change?
  • Embedded in Electronic Design Online: Time For PC Modularity?
  • Product Picks Online:
    Web-Based Tool Simulates MOSFETs' Thermal Performance
    Operating Environment Handles Multiprocessor Applications
    Plug-In Module With PFC Input Delivers 500 W
    Color-Coded PCB Test Points Offer A Secure Grip
    2.4-GHz Transceivers Now Run Application Code
  • Book Review: iWoz
  • Upcoming Industry Events:
    Measurement Science Conference
    DesignCon 2007
    American Society for Quality Six Sigma Conference
Electronic Design UPDATE edited by Christine Hintze, Associate Editor

...scope

Get Your Gigabit Memory On The Go

Samsung introduces a 1-Gbit mobile DRAM using 80-nm process technology and the same packaging technique as the typical 512-Mbit double-die stack used today. It includes a temperature-sensing feature that maximizes the self-refresh cycle.

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...focus on...

CD Offers Help With Tough Test Problems

The Simplified Test Toolkit is a free interactive tutorial CD that helps test engineers overcome tough measurement challenges. It offers a collection of technical seminars to help engineers develop more powerful and effective applications.

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...now on electronicdesign.com

Engineering TV

Engineering TV is a unique online video program by engineers for engineers. Presented by Penton Media's engineering publications, Engineering TV goes behind the scenes for an inside look at how today's engineers are shaping tomorrow's technologies.

Check out the latest Engineering TV videos from electronicdesign.com.

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...news from the editors

Low-Cost Technology Fabs High-Performance Transistors At 45 nm
Using a process developed by Renesas Technology, a high-performance, low-cost transistor technology for microprocessor and system-on-chip (SoC) devices at the 45-nm node and beyond can be implemented without making major changes to current fabrication processes.

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Next-Gen CODEC Sports Improved Dynamic Range
AKM Semiconductor's Audio4Pro AK4556 24-bit, 3-V stereo CODEC meets the requirements of both the professional and consumer markets. It supports sampling rates of up to 216 kHz, which makes the device well-suited for professional variable-pitch applications.

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8-Bit MCU With Vector Control Cuts BOM And Energy Costs
Combining the company's fast CPU (up to 10 MIPS), fast analog-to-digital converter, an integrated op amp, and optimized C compiler, the Z8 Encore MC (FMC16100 series) 8-bit microcontroller can provide the equivalent of DSP functionality in vector control.

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Secure Software Platform Protects Networked Equipment
The Green Hills Platform for Secure Networking delivers industry advances in secure communications and access, allowing networking equipment developers to completely secure their devices and the information flowing through them.

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...quick poll

The FCC is dropping Morse-code testing for the Amateur Radio Service, terming the tests an "unnecessary regulatory burden." What's your take on this historic rules change?
  • It's abominable: anarchy will ensue on the Amateur radio bands
  • It's lamentable: part of ham radio's history is being lost
  • It's foolish: CW is still a viable transmission mode
  • It's irrelevant: those who pound brass will still do so
  • It's praiseworthy: it'll draw new, younger Amateurs
Let your voice be heard. Vote now on www.elecdesign.com.The Quick Poll is located at the bottom of the page, so don't forget to scroll down!

...embedded in electronic design online

Time For PC Modularity?

Is it time for more modular PCs? The trend towards standard, hot swap interfaces like Serial ATA, PCI Express and USB could change the way PCs are built and marketed.

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...product picks online Check all of our online product picks at www.elecdesign.com.

...book review

iWoz

If you're looking for deep insights into system architectures, software schemes, or other nitty-gritty technical details, iWoz may disappoint; but Steve Wozniak's story of his journey from electronics-entranced son of an aerospace engineer to co-founder of Apple Computers is still an entertaining read.

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...upcoming industry events

Measurement Science Conference
January 22-26, 2007
Long Beach, Calif.

DesignCon 2007
January 29-February 1, 2007
Santa Clara, Calif.

American Society for Quality Six Sigma Conference
February 12-13, 2007
Phoenix, Ariz.

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