Electronic Design

July 20, 2006

 

FEATURES

COVER STORY / ENGINEERING FEATURE · Louis E. Frenzel
  Wi-Fi's Five Pronged Attack Alters The Wireless Landscape
Products based on the 802.11 WLAN standard stay strong, thanks to a steady stream of new innovations and applications.

TECHNOLOGY REPORT · Daniel Harris
  SIC Of Figuring Out The Best ASIC Solution?
Programmable ASICs—application-specific (or sporadic?) integrated circuits—bridge the gap between FPGAs and standard-cell ASICs.
 
 

DEPARTMENTS

  LEAPFROG: FIRST LOOK · William Wong
One Smart Serial RapidIO Switch
This pre-processing Serial RapidIO switch reduces DSP cluster processing load by 20% or more.
 
DESIGN SOLUTION · Jeff Abramowitz, Azimuth Systems
Will Your 802.11n Products Have Next-Generation Performance?
Channel emulation is critical to ensuring repeatable testing of MIMO technology because it submits RF signals to real-world multipath conditions.
 
DESIGN BRIEFS
µC-Based Technique Yields Configurable Timing Signals
Walter Gemin, Raul Rivera, Roberto Hidalgo, and Juana Fernandez, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina
 
Generate 630 V Using A Transceiver IC
Nick Allen-Rowlandson and Zeeshawn Shameem, Maxim Integrated Products

TECHVIEW


  THE INDUSTRY · John Edwards, Richard Gawel
· Flexible Semiconductor Stretches A Designer's Imagination
· Student-Built Hybrids Rise To The Challenge X
 
ANALOG & POWER · Don Tuite
· Backlight LEDs Promise A Bright Future At SID Conference
 
EDA · David Maliniak
· A Window Into Printed Silicon Brings Design And Manufacturing Closer
· Space-Based, Full-Chip Router Takes On Mixed-Signal And Custom-Digital Designs
 
WIRELESS · Louis E. Frenzel
· Single-Chip Radio Lets WiMAX Devices Switch Bandwidth On The Fly
· Second-Generation Wireless USB Hub Doubles Previous Performance
 
DIGITAL · Daniel Harris
· Host-Based Storage Technology Offers Customizable Security
· Digital Design Tip: FPGA Escape Planning
· Pondering: Androids At Home
 
EMBEDDED · William Wong
· Two Cores, Too Cool
· 32-Bit DSCs Sport High-Res PWM
· New Products
 
COMPONENT VIEW · Lisa Maliniak
· Oscillators Control Frequency With MEMS Resonator


COLUMNS
 

EDITORIAL · Mark David
Kurzweil's Vision For Aiding The Blind Offers Engineering Inspiration

PEASE PORRIDGE · Bob Pease
Bob's Mailbox

POV: POINT OF VIEW · Bill Schuh, Condor Engineering Inc.
IP Cores, FPGAs To Launch 10-Mbit/s Flight Control Systems


 

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