Electronic Design

June 22, 2006

 
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FEATURES

COVER STORY / ENGINEERING FEATURE · William Wong
  Powerful Portables
Mobile computers have come a long way over the past 25 years. But designers shouldn't sacrifice PC functionality for the latest bells and whistles.

TECHNOLOGY REPORT · Roger Allan
  E-Paper Chase Nears The Finish Line
Demos, prototypes, and new products indicate that electronic ink and paper are just about ready for the masses.
 
 

DEPARTMENTS

  LEAPFROG: FIRST LOOK
Power-Pinching WiMAX SoC Still Extends Range · Louis E. Frenzel
With the lowest power consumption of its type, this chip makes embedded fixed and portable broadband wireless applications practical.

DFM Optimization Tool Drives Design Requirements To The Fab
· David Maliniak

Relying on a design?s power and timing requirements to influence manufacturing, a DFM tool provides tailored guidance to the design-to-mask-creation flow.
 
DESIGN SOLUTION · Erich Adams and Bill Teasley, Sensory Inc.
Jazz Up Your Consumer Products With Speech Recognition
Select easily differentiated "spoken" command and trigger phrases, and your users will enjoy how simple it is to use this natural human interface.
 
DESIGN BRIEFS
Comparator-Based Circuits Easily Shift Voltage Level, Flip Polarity
Budge Ing, Maxim Integrated ProductsInc.
 
PWM-To-RS-232 Translator Boasts Over 11-Bit Accuracy
William Grill, Honeywell Aerospace-Olathe

TECHVIEW


  THE INDUSTRY · Richard Gawel, Lisa Maliniak
· MIT Takes New Semiconductor Out For A Spin
· Industry Barometer
 
ANALOG & POWER · Don Tuite
· PoE Chip Mixes Logic And Power Devices To Kickstart New Applications
· Smart Design Squeezes 212-W AC-DC supply Into A 3- By 5-in. Footprint
 
EDA · David Maliniak
· Initiative Looks To Establish Low-Power Design Infrastructure
· Sequential-Logic Equivalence Checker Gains Capacity And Speeds Up Runtimes
 
WIRELESS · Louis E. Frenzel
· Bluetooth EDR Apps Get Giant Range Boost From Tiny Power Amplifier
· Active Power Mixer Performs To 4 GHz With Low Power Consumption
· SoC Soars In Satellite Radios
 
DIGITAL · William Wong
· Low Power, Multiple Cores At Spring Processor Forum
· Chip Meets Standards For Low- And Mid-Range Digital TVs
 
EMBEDDED · William Wong
· C/C++ Compiler Targets Multicore Chips
· Media Processor Drives DVD Recorder
· New Products
 
COMPONENT VIEW · Lisa Maliniak
· Integration Shrinks Geared Motor Size


COLUMNS
 

EDITORIAL · Mark David
From Luggable To Wearable: Musings On The Future Of Mobile Data

PEASE PORRIDGE · Bob Pease
Bob's Mailbox

POV: POINT OF VIEW · Joseph M. Jacob, Objective Interface Systems
CORBA/e: Not Your Father's Distributed Architecture


 

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