Electronic Design

July 19, 2007

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FEATURES

COVER STORY/ENGINEERING FEATURE · John Edwards
  Building A Virtual Wall To Protect Our Borders
Planned electronic walls on the nation's borderlines will use the latest surveillance, sensor, and communications tools. But can technology take the place of sturdy physical barriers?

TECHNOLOGY REPORT · Louis E. Frenzel
  Advanced Internet Srevices Accelerate New Fiber Options
With costs finally dropping in the quest for fiber to the home, PONs have broken out as the leader in the expansion of fiber-optical usage.
 
 

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DEPARTMENTS

 
ENGINEERING ESSENTIALS
· David Maliniak
Analog/Full-Custom Flows Move Toward Interoperability
The IPL Initiative seeks to bring openness, and with it greater productivity, to the creation of PCells and process design kits for full-custom design.
 
LEAPFROG: FIRST LOOK · William Wong
Chip Twists ARM With Custom Logic
 
DESIGN VIEW · George Bakewell
Increase Visibility Into FPGA-Based Prototypes
 
EMBEDDED IN ELECTRONIC DESIGN

· Does Multicore Scale?
· Module Takes A Spin
· Tiny DSC Targets Sensors
· Reconfigurable Architecture Targets Military Sensor Systems
· Infiniband Links 512 Cores/Rack
 
IDEAS FOR DESIGN

Single LED Takes On Both Light Emitting And Detecting Duties
· Radovan Stojanovic and Dejan Karadaglic


TECHVIEW


  THE INDUSTRY · John Edwards
OLEDs Will Be Everywhere—Even In The Shirt On Your Back
 
ANALOG & POWER · Don Tuite
Power Supplies Push Power-Density Limits
 
EDA · David Maliniak
Multimode Analyzer Leverages Power Of Multithreaded Platforms
 
DIGITAL · Daniel Harris
New Technologies Enable More Moore
 
TEST · Louis E. Frenzel
Digitizer Maximizes Test Data Throughput With Low Power Consumption


COLUMNS
 

EDITORIAL · Mark David
Puerto Rico—A Shining Star In Aerospace Engineering

PEASE PORRIDGE · Bob Pease
What's All This Production Costs Stuff, Anyhow?

POINT OF VIEW · George Koo, Deloitte & Touche
U.S. Export Control Policy Hunts American Interests In China

 


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