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Electronic Design UPDATE: December 6, 2006


Electronic Design UPDATE e-Newsletter
December 6, 2006

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Today's Table Of Contents:
  1. Editor's View: Multigate FET Structures May Solve IC Miniaturization Challenges
  2. Scope: Use Your PlayStation 3 To Cure Alzheimer's Disease
  3. Focus on Power: PXA290 Embedded Module Consumes Little Power, Space
  4. Live on electronicdesign.com: Electronic Design electronica 2006 videos
  5. News From The Editors:
    16-Chip MCP Makes 16-Gbyte Memory Device
    250-mA LDO Boasts Low Quiescent Current
    Viscosity Sensor Handles Low-Shear Applications
    Right-Angle LED Bulbs Fit S6 Screw Bases
  6. Product Picks Online: Spotlight on Components & Packaging
    Xenon Flash Devices Feature Lamps As Small As 1.3 mm
    OLED Reference Design Simplifies Display Design
    Blue And White PC-Board LED Indicators Offer Mounting Options
    Low-Jitter VCXOs Feature Frequencies To 700 MHz
    Development Kits Help Evaluate Color Sensors

Electronic Design UPDATE edited by Christine Hintze, eMedia Editor

industry view

Multigate FET Structures May Solve IC Miniaturization Challenges
By Sam Davis, FindPowerProducts.com Technical Editor

Multigate field-effect transistor technology may be an answer to many challenges down the road toward ever-smaller integrated circuits that retain high functionality while consuming considerably less energy than the planar single-gate technologies available today. In a demonstration of this new technology, researchers at Infineon have tested the world's first complex circuit fabricated using a new 65-nm multigate transistor architecture...

Click here for full article.

scope

Use Your PlayStation 3 To Cure Alzheimer's Disease

Thanks to Sony and Stanford University, the PlayStation 3 is more than the hottest gaming console around. It's also a powerful tool in fighting protein-based diseases...

Click here for full article.

focus on power

PXA290 Embedded Module Consumes Little Power, Space

The tiny Triton-290 contains an 806-MHz PXA290 processor coupled with 64 Mbytes of SDRAM and 128 Mbytes of flash memory...

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live on electronicdesign.com

Electronic Design electronica 2006 videos

Couldn't make it to electronica? Watch as Editors-in-Chief Mark David and Paul Whytock talk trends with representatives from Analog Devices, Texas Instruments, and others on the show floor.

Visit http://www.electronicdesign.com/electronica.

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news from the editors

16-Chip MCP Makes 16-Gbyte Memory Device
Samsung Electronics Ltd. has developed a 16-chip multichip package (MCP) using a new wafer-thinning technology that permits wafers as thin as 30 microns...

Click here for full article.

250-mA LDO Boasts Low Quiescent Current
The MCP1702 250-mA low-dropout (LDO) regulator from Microchip Technology Inc. requires very little current to maintain regulation, which significantly increases battery run times...

Click here for full article.

Viscosity Sensor Handles Low-Shear Applications
A low-shear-rate version of the BiODE solid-state ViSmart viscosity sensor is designed to instantaneously measure samples of fluids with low- to mid-range viscosities...

Click here for full article.

Right-Angle LED Bulbs Fit S6 Screw Bases
The S6 Right Angle Candelabra LED bulbs from LEDtronics fit almost any S6 screw base application with a right-angle mounting fixture-to-lens configuration...

Click here for full article.

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product picks online

Spotlight on components/packaging

  • Xenon Flash Devices Feature Lamps As Small As 1.3 mm
  • OLED Reference Design Simplifies Display Design
  • Blue And White PC-Board LED Indicators Offer Mounting Options
  • Low-Jitter VCXOs Feature Frequencies To 700 MHz
  • Development Kits Help Evaluate Color Sensors

    Check all of our online product picks at ElectronicDesign.com.




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