Electronic Design

May 10, 2007

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ENGINEERING FEATURE · Mark David and Lou Sosa
Top 100 Employers In Electronic Design
Which U.S. companies create the most engineering opportunities? Our Top 100 lead the way based on design influence, hiring patterns, rich patent and IP portfolios, and substantial R&D budgets.
· For exclusive content, go to www.elecdesign.com/go/top100

TECHNOLOGY REPORT · Louis E. Frenzel
GPS Takes A Global Position In The Portable Market
Manufacturers are embedding navigation and location awareness into cell phones-and just about every other handheld device.
· Top 10 GPS Applications

ENGINEERING ESSENTIALS · Roger Allan
Flexible Displays Set To Go Mainstream
Substrate and materials advances are creating the desired flexibility for long-awaited display applications.


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DEPARTMENTS


LEAPFROG: FIRST LOOK
· William Wong
Architecture Maps DSP Flow To Parallel Processing Platform
This divide-and-conquer parallel processing approach whips up a storm.

DESIGN VIEW · Steve Bowling, Microchip
MCUs Provide Power Control And Intelligence For Lighting Applications
Using an MCU or DSC can foster efficient lighting in any setting, as well as decrease complexity and increase flexibility.

DESIGN BRIEFS· Clayton Grantham
Germanium Dual-Boost Starts at 260 mV
No matter what portable power source you use, the lower the starting voltage your circuitry operates at, the better.

TECHVIEW


THE INDUSTRY
Next-Generation Lithography Takes UV Light To The Extreme
· Power Management Can Save The World
· Meet and Greet Your Peers At EDS 2007

ANALOG & POWER · Don Tuite
Low-Power 24-Bit Stereo ADCs Boast 124-dB SNR
· Transceiver Chips Simplify EIA-485 Implementation

DIGITAL · Daniel Harris
Give Your Robot A Fresh Set Of Eyes
· Design Tip: Overcome The Challenges Of 45-nm Design

EDA · David Maliniak
Device-Native FPGA Verification Helps Speed Development Cycles
· Place-And-Route Tool Improves Runtimes And Capacity

WIRELESS · Louis E. Frenzel
Single-Chip ZigBee Radio Kicks Up The Data Rate While Boosting Battery Life
· Single-Chip Receiver Brings Analog And Digital TV To Cell Phones

COLUMNS

EDITORIAL · Mark David
Into The Nano Frontier-Closer Than You Might Think

PEASE PORRIDGE · Bob Pease
Bob's Mailbox

POINT OF VIEW · Tom Cox
Change Is The Only Constant In Electronic Components

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