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Electronic Design UPDATE: November 1, 2006


Electronic Design UPDATE e-Newsletter
November 1, 2006

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Today's Table Of Contents:
  1. Industry View: Build Your Computer System Security From The Ground Up
  2. Focus On Power: Next-Gen Power MOSFETs Hike Efficiency Of DC-DC Converters
  3. News From The Editors:
    Subminiature Connectors Extended To Include Reflow Process
    Hybrid TV, GPS Module Enhances Location Accuracy Both Indoors And Out
    Smaller LCD Switches Target Broadcast Applications
    High-Isolation DC-DC Converters Meet Safety Standards
  4. Upcoming Industry Events:
    FID 2006
    9th OpenAccess+ Conference
    IMAPS Emerging Technology Workshop on Nanotechnologies for Microelectronics
  5. Embedded in Electronic Design: LabVIEW: Graphical Programming
  6. Product Picks Online
    Powerful Compute Blade Uses Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
    WiMAX Test Options Enhance Handheld Basestation Tester
    Advanced IDE Facility Improves Software Development
    Blue And White PC-Board LED Indicators Offer Mounting Options
    14-Channel Clock ICs Boast Low Phase, Jitter

Electronic Design UPDATE edited by Christine Hintze, Associate Editor

industry view

Build Your Computer System Security From The Ground Up
By Dan Dodge, CEO, QNX Software Systems

What we really need is a new approach to designing the systems we want to protect, an approach that can make those systems inherently tamper-resistant and capable of surviving assaults. Otherwise, we’re simply erecting concrete barriers around a house of cards...

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focus on power

Next-Gen Power MOSFETs Hike Efficiency Of DC-DC Converters

The next-generation family of power semiconductors from Infineon Technologies AG improves reliability and raises power efficiency by 1% to 1.3% in dc-dc converters. The 30-V OptiMOS 3 N-channel MOSFETs feature industry-leading key power-conversion performance, according to the company...

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live on electronicdesign.com

Archived Webcast: Precluding Battery System Failures In Portable Electronics

Troy Hayes, PhD, examines the most common causes for dangerous failures in battery systems. Robin Tichy, PhD, provides design guidelines and techniques for power system designers to eliminate these failures in their own portable products. These design guidelines include cell selection & qualification, protection circuit design & placement, battery authentication, charging regimens, mechanical considerations, and battery integration with portable devices.

Check it out at
http://event.on24.com
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news from the editors

Subminiature Connectors Extended To Include Reflow Process
The Delta D series connectors with through-hole technology, an extension of FCI’s D-subminiature product line, are reflow process-compatible, pin-in-paste connectors. The devices are ideal for applications like daughterboards, where only a few components require more expensive wave soldering or press fit...

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Hybrid TV, GPS Module Enhances Location Accuracy Both Indoors And Out
The Rosum TV+GPS Hybrid Positioning Module (HPM) combines the indoor and urban reliability of Rosum's TV-positioning technology with the sensitivity and accuracy of Global Locate's Hammerhead A-GPS chip to deliver highly reliable and accurate location information in all environments: indoor, outdoor, dense urban, and rural...

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Smaller LCD Switches Target Broadcast Applications
At 25% smaller than the industry-standard size, the new compact programmable LCD SmartSwitch from NKK Switches is well suited for systems and designs where a user interface is required but size is an issue...

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High-Isolation DC-DC Converters Meet Safety Standards
The THB-3 series of high-isolation (4000 V ac RMS) dc-dc converters features supplementary and reinforced insulation and is qualified to UL60950-1 and UL60601-1 safety standards...

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upcoming industry events

November 8-10, 2006
FID 2006

San Jose, Calif.

November 10, 2006
9th OpenAccess+ Conference

San Jose, Calif.

November 5-7, 2006
IMAPS Emerging Technology Workshop on Nanotechnologies for Microelectronics

Las Vegas, Nevada

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embedded in electronic design online

LabVIEW: Graphical Programming

I looked at LabVIEW more than a decade ago, and was very impressed, but I put it aside as test and measurement (T&M) was not at the top of my list of things to do. In the meantime, LabVIEW has become a more impressive platform that has moved from its T&M roots into a programming environment suitable for a wider range of applications, including FPGA and embedded programming...

Read the full article.

product picks online

  • Powerful Compute Blade Uses Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
  • WiMAX Test Options Enhance Handheld Basestation Tester
  • Advanced IDE Facility Improves Software Development
  • Blue And White PC-Board LED Indicators Offer Mounting Options
  • 14-Channel Clock ICs Boast Low Phase, Jitter

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

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