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Electronic Design Update: November 20, 2007

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Electronic Design UPDATE
Electronic Design UPDATE e-Newsletter | November 20, 2007

Electronic Design Announcement
Portable Designs with High-Power Batteries and Chargers
Wednesday, December 5 at 2:00 pm ET; presented by Micro Power

Robin Sarah Tichy, PhD, Technical Marketing Manager at Micro Power Electronics Inc. provides an industry update and profiles new high-power (or high-pulse) rechargeable lithium batteries. Traditional lithium batteries support pulses of 5 A, while new high-power batteries support pulses over 100 A, enabling many new portable applications. This Webcast details cell configurations, chemical formulations, electrical performance, safety issues, limitations, and sample performance data.

Download the e-kit to learn more



Electronic Design UPDATE edited by Richard Gawel, Managing Editor
and John Arkontaky, Assistant Editor


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commentary |

IEEE Agrees With SIA On H-1B Visas For Foreign Engineers, Scientists
By Sam Davis, FindPower Products Editor

IEEE-US and SIA have joined forces to urge Congress to pass the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007, which includes the H-1B visa program. In October, SIA and IEEE sent a joint letter to the Senate and House leaders urging them to adopt measures that make it easier for companies to retain highly skilled immigrant workers...

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Our revamped Navigation bar has new Design Hotspots. Come check out the latest in EDA, analog, embedded, power, and green design from the ED editors.

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design solution |

A Low-Power Solution For GPON Burst-Mode Receivers

The move to bring broadband services capable of supporting the triple-play applications of voice, video, and data to first-mile customers (small businesses and the home) continues to evolve. A key player in this FTTx movement is GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network), a fiber-based network that provides a higher bandwidth alternative to existing solutions such as DSL and cable...

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focus on communications |

Crosspoint Switch Raises Integrity Bar

Joining the company's PowerWise family, two low-power, LVDS 2- by 2-crosspoint switches claim top honors in the signal-integrity department. The DS25CP102 delivers what may be the industry's best jitter performance at 6 ps typical and at data rates to 3.125 Gb/s while consuming 125 mW of power per channel.

Read the full article...


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EiED online |

ESC Products, Round 3

Technology Editor William Wong reviews a third round of products he checked out at the Boston Embedded Systems Conference...

Read the full article...


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Engineering TV: Episode 88 |

Levels of Competition

The FIRST Robotics Challenge partnered with Lego to create a junior league, and since then the league has grown to include the Junior League, the Vex Challenge, and the FIRST Robotics Challenge...

To see the episode, click here...


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news from the editors |

President Congratulates Globecom On 50th Anniversary

The 50th anniversary celebration of the IEEE Global Communications Conference got underway with congratulations from President George Bush citing Globecom for its international achievement in the "development and advancement of global communications."

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Infineon, Intel To Develop Solutions For HD SIM Cards

Infineon and Intel have agreed to collaborate on developing chip solutions for high-density SIM cards. Infineon will architect modular chip solutions, including a 32-bit security microcontroller based on its existing SLE 88 family. Intel will contribute leading-edge flash memory technologies, capabilities, and manufacturing, offering capacities from 4 Mbytes to 64 Mbytes...

Read the full article...

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Mubadala Buys Stake In AMD

Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Development Company invested $622 million in chipmaker AMD. The investment company now holds an 8.1% stake in the world's second largest computer processor manufacturer...

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Mentor Graphics, MathWorks Optimize FPGA Design Flow

Mentor Graphics has upgraded its Precision Synthesis tool to include hardware description language (HDL) generated by the MathWorks Simulink HDL Coder...

Read the full article...

Electronic Design Announcement
Your Ideas For Design Can Win $500

Send us your Ideas for Design and we'll pay you $150 for every Idea for Design that we publish. In addition, the year's top design as selected by our readers will earn an additional $500, with two runners-up each receiving $250. You can submit your Ideas for Design via e-mail to: dbs@penton.com or, mail your material to:

Ideas for Design
Electronic Design
45 Eisenhower Dr., Suite 550
Paramus, NJ 07652

Click here for our guidelines on Ideas for Design...



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quick poll |

In the Dec. 13 issue's Engineering Feature, Technology Editor Mat Dirjish will look at what's next in digital home technology. What would you like to see most in your home of the (near) future?
  • A complete multimedia system
  • "Smart" environmental controls
  • Comprehensive home security
  • Efficient power management
  • Other

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 |

TrenchFET Power MOSFETs Meet AEC-Q101 Specs
Host Board Gives USB Devices Ethernet Capability
Modular Power Supplies Put A Lid On Noise
LabVIEW Student Edition Adds Multicore Processing And Hybrid Programming
Press-Fit Connectors Raise Density Benchmarks


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upcoming industry events |

Portable Designs with High-Power Batteries and Chargers
Dec. 5
Webinar

Active RFID & RTLS Summit
Dec. 5-6
Dallas, Texas

IP '07: IP Based Electronic System Conference & Exhibition
Dec. 5-6
Grenoble, France

See more industry events...

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ED bookstore |

PIC Controllers: Know It All
By Lucio Di Jasio, et. al.

Microchip's PIC microcontrollers are extremely popular and the subject of many books, but this one probably wins the prize in terms of weight. It concentrates on the PIC 16 family. The book can be a handy teaching tool where embedded developers are the target audience.

To buy the book, click here...

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