Electronic Design

March 13, 2008

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FEATURES


Engineering Feature · Sam Davis
High Efficiency Challenges Power-Management Design

Designers face the formidable task of providing high-efficiency power management from processors that operate at 1 V and below, at 100 A or more, and at gigahertz frequencies.

Technology Report · Don Tuite
New Techniques Enhance eEfficiency Across All Loads

Governments around the world are moving from voluntary to mandatory power-supply efficiency efforts. Challenges may lie ahead, but designers now have methods to cope with them.

Engineering Essentials · David Gunderson, Micro Power Electronics Inc.
Stop The Waste In Your Battery-Charger Conversion

As portable devices add functionality, the ability to recharge their batteries—and do so without wasting additional energy—becomes more important.

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DEPARTMENTS


Lab Bench · William Wong
Make The Universal Serial Bus Your Universal Power Supply


Design Solution · Keith Curtis, Microchip Technology Inc.
Customize Power Supplies Freely With A Digital Feedback Loop


Ideas For Design · Dipti Desai, Intersil Corp.
Use Digitally Controlled Potentiometer To Adjust Voltage Reference Output


Ideas For Design · Nick Allen-Rowlandson, Maxim Integrated Products Inc.
Two AA Cells Power Class D Amp To Produce Huge Audio Volume


Ideas For Design · Dongjie Cheng, Degang Xia, and Dennis Hahn, Texas Instruments
Add Fail-Safe Shoot-Through Protection To Power MOSFET


Embedded In Electronic Design · William Wong
Why Can't I Do What I Want?


Embedded In Electronic Design · William Wong
Modules And Motherboards


Embedded In Electronic Design · William Wong
Universal Graphics Module: The New Standard For Graphics Control Modules


Embedded In Electronic Design · William Wong
OMAP ARMed With Cortex


TECHVIEW


Leapfrog · William Wong
DC-DC Converter Makes Single-Cell Microcontroller


Digital · Daniel Harris
FPGA Gets The Hang Of Low Power


Digital · Fares Mubarak, Actel
10 FPGA Tricks Provide Power-Saving Treats


Analog & Power · Don Tuite
Ultra-Quiet Buck Converter Suits RF And High-Speed Data Applications


Analog & Power · Don Tuite
Op Amp Cuts Power And Noise


EDA · David Maliniak
System Design Environment Goes "Soft"


Communications · Louis E. Frenzel
Smaller SFP+ Optical Transceivers Save Space And Power


Communications · Louis E. Frenzel
Access Processor Aggregates Multiple Protocol Traffic For Carrier Ethernet Transmission


Communications · Louis E. Frenzel
GPON Platform Ready For FTTH Rollout


COLUMNS


Editorial · Joe Desposito
Putting All Your Power Adapters In One Basket


Power Design · Tom Curatolo, Vicor Corp.
Demanding Dynamic Loads: Can Power Devices Keep Up?


Pease Porridge · Bob Pease
What's All This LED Power Stuff, Anyhow?

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