Electronic Design

October 2, 2008

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DESIGN TOOLS


By Bill Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
Take Your Next Design From Statecharts To Code


By Bill Wong
FPGAs Add A Flexible Dimension To Digital Design


By Don Tuite, Analog/Power Editor
Who Actually Designs Reference Designs?


By Richard Quinnell, Contributing Editor
Reference Designs Play A Dual Role


By Mat Dirjish, Packaging/Optoelectronics Editor
Tools Make Motion-Control Design A Snap


By David Maliniak, EDA Editor
For Checking Software Without Hardware, FPGAs Are The Answer


DESIGN GURUS


By Don Tuite, Analog/Power Editor
The IFD Culture—An Interview With Hall Of Famer Bob Dobkin


By Walt Jung
A Look Back At 40 Years Of Ideas For Design


By W. Stephen Woodward
Use IFDs To Develop And Showcase Your Design Concepts


By Rick Zarr, National Semiconductor
Then, Now, And Beyond—System Design In The 21st Century


CLASSIC IDEAS FOR DESIGN


By W. Stephen Woodward and John Peterson, University of North Carolina
Bidirectional H-Bridge DC-Motor Motion Controller


By Edmond Vinarub, EV Associates
Easily Convert Decimal Numbers To Their Binary And BCD Formats: Backstory


By Massimo Gottardi, Fondazione Bruno Kessler Center for Materials and Microsystems
Single Op-Amp Peak Detector Features Signal Accumulation


By Aubrey Kagan, Emphatec Inc.
Use Excel To Develop A Traceability Matrix


DESIGN SOLUTION


By Alfredo Saab and Randall White, Maxim Integrated Solutions Inc.
Filter Trims Ultra-Precision Voltage Reference 1/F Noise


IDEAS FOR DESIGN


By Hua (Walker) Bai, Linear Technology Corp.
Triple-Output LED Driver Works With Common-Anode LED Strings


By Louis Vlemincq, Belgacom
“Ultimate” Continuity Tester Hides Many Tricks Up Its Sleeve


By John Ardizzoni, Analog Devices Inc.
Inexpensive High-Speed Amplifiers Can Create Flexible Clock Buffers


By Matt Williams, Tyco Electronics Corp.
Add Coordinated Overcurrent, Overvoltage Protection To PoE Equipment


By Tamara Schmitz, Reza Bahadur, and Mike Wong, Intersil Corp.
Perform Coarse And Fine Correction With Less Costly Dual DCPs


W. Stephen Woodward
“Take-Back-Half” Convergence Algorithm Stabilizes Microhydro Turbine Controller


COLUMNS


By Joe Desposito, Editor-in-Chief
After All These Years, Ideas For Design Get The Royal Treatment


By Bob Pease, Contributing Editor
What’s All This Analog Engineering Stuff, Anyhow?

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