Electronic Design

November 7, 2008

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FEATURES


Engineering Feature · By Richard A. Quinnell, Contributing Editor
The Processor Wars

The long-heralded convergence of computing, communications, and entertainment is here, instigating a three-way battle for Internet device designs.

Technology Report · By Paul Whytock, Editor in Chief, Electronic design Europe
electronica 2008: The Industry’s Tech Extravaganza

Nearly 3000 electronics companies will congregate at the Munich International Trade Fair, Nov. 11-14, to participate in the 23rd electronica Exhibition and Conference.

Engineering Essentials · By Louis E. Frenzel, Communications/Test Editor
Synthetic Instrumentation No Longer A Test Case

Designers can now get their hands on the next evolution of test and measurement equipment, which delivers flexibility, speed, and cost benefits.

Design Solution · By Greg Richmond, SpectraLinear Inc.
Bulletproof Your System Timing With Programmable Clocks

By validating and then ensuring timing margin during development and production, programmable clocks help reduce system cost and optimize performance.

IDEAS for DESIGN


By Ken Whiteleather, Sparton Electronics
Design A Low-Cost 4- To 20-mA Receiver Circuit For Control Loops


By Wayne Ryder, SRI International
10-GHz Divide-By-100 Prescaler Connects To 100-MHz Counter


By Jim Christensen, Kris Design Co.
Simple Battery Monitor Works With Higher Battery Voltages


TECHVIEW


Leapfrog · By Bill Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
1.5-GHz FPGA Takes Clock Gating To The Max


Leapfrog · By Louis E. Frenzel, Communications/Test Editor
Test The DigRF Interface On Mobile Internet Devices


Embedded · By William Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
Compact Module Taps COM Express Atoms For Mobile Video


Embedded · By Bill Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
Try Multithreaded, Multicore Chip For $99


EMBEDDED in ELECTRONIC DESIGN


By Bill Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
The Internet Comes Home


By Bill Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
DSP Delivers Low-Cost Floating Point


By Bill Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
Fixed-Point DSP Provides Performance And Connectivity


COLUMNS


Editorial · By Joe Desposito, Editor-in-Chief
Parting With Old Electronics Can Be Hazardous To Someone's Health


Lab Bench · By Bill Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
Come Next February, Your TV May Be Junk


Analog/Mixed-Signal Design · By Dave Van Ess, Cypress Semiconductor
Using Delta-Sigma Can Be As Easy As ADC (Part 3)


Pease Porridge · By Bob Pease
What's All This Floobydust Stuff, Anyhow? (Part 5B)

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