Electronic Design

May 8, 2008

Learn Strategies for Reducing Cost of Test at the 2008 Automated Test Summit
Leading test and measurement companies worldwide are taking part in this virtual industry event, hosted by National Instruments, to share their tips and best practices for reducing cost of test. By participating in this online event, you can experience the presentations, exhibitors, and dynamic atmosphere of a traditional conference — all from the convenience of your desk.
Access session overviews and register for this free event.


FEATURES


Engineering Feature · By Roger Allan, Technical Editor
Would You Believe...? Machine Vision Gets Smarter

More powerful cameras and greater video-analysis capabilities push intelligent video beyond traditional industrial uses to surveillance, consumer, automotive, and other applications.

Technology Report · By Roger Allan, Technical Editor
Optimal Opto: A Marriage Of Optics And Semis

Integrated silicon photodetectors and other compound semiconductors serve a range of applications while yielding record-performance results that make for a bright future.

Engineering Essentials · By Bill Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
Standard Serial Backplanes Dominate New Designs

Standard board form factors typically support parallel and serial interfaces. But as their availability grows, they're gently nudging out the older standards.

DEPARTMENTS


Lab Bench · By Bill Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
SUMIT Brings Big Improvements In Small Packages


Ideas For Design · By Robert S. Villanucci and Joseph Diecidue, Wentworth Institute of Technology
"Intelligent NiCd Charger Avoids Battery Damage From High Currents


Design Solution · By John Ardizzoni, Analog Devices Inc.
Designing For High Speed In Current-To-Voltage Conversion


Embedded In Electronic Design · Bill Wong
Will Virtualization Save The Day?


Embedded In Electronic Design · Bill Wong
Virtualization Moves Onto Custom Microcontroller


Embedded In Electronic Design · Bill Wong
Microcontroller Combines LCD And Touchscreen Support


Embedded In Electronic Design · Bill Wong
Vector Floating-Point Unit Speeds ARM9


Embedded In Electronic Design · Bill Wong
Multicore VMM Tames Windows


Embedded In Electronic Design · Bill Wong
VMM Targets Handsets


Embedded In Electronic Design · Bill Wong
Hypervisor Gets Secure


Embedded In Electronic Design · Bill Wong
Secure MCU Drives Network Applications


TECHVIEW


Leapfrog · By Roger Allan, Technical Editor
Embedded Algorithms Enable Low-Cost Cell-Phone Zooming


Analog & Power · By Don Tuite, Analog/Power Editor
Higher-VBR MOSFETs Open New Design Opportunities


Digital · By Daniel Harris, Digital Technology Editor
The "Ferros" Would Be Proud Of This New NVM


EDA · By David Maliniak, EDA Editor
Try-Before-You-Buy IP Distribution Program Segues Into Implementation


COLUMNS


Editorial · By Joe Desposito, Editor-in-Chief
Are You Screaming For Help With Prototypes?


Analog/Mixed-Signal Design · By Dave Van Ess, Cypress Semiconductor
Using Delta-Sigma Can Be As Easy As ADC


Pease Porridge · By Bob Pease
What's All This One-Transistor Op-Amp Stuff, Anyhow?

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