Electronic Design

September 11, 2008

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FEATURES


Engineering Feature · By Ron Schneiderman, Contributing Editor
Homeland Security: Seven Years Later

Though frustrating gaps still plague homeland security, advances such as detecting human heartbeats and foot traffic through underground tunnels help bring ever-stronger lines of defense.

Technology Report · By Louis E. Frenzel, Communications/Test Editor
The Embedded Plan For JTAG Boundary Scan

The decades-old standard spawns new design-for-test applications and opens the door to embedded instrumentation.

Engineering Essentials · By David Maliniak, EDA Editor
Verification Evolves Into Lean, Mean Bug-Stomping Machines

As chip design gets larger, verification methodologies get smarter. Not only do they help you ask the right questions, they also let you know when you've gotten all the answers that really matter.

Design Solution · By Maithil Pachchigar, National Semiconductor Corp.
Interface High-Performance Op Amps With ADCs

Give your system a boost by interfacing high-end op amps with ADCs, using one of three different driver architectures.

IDEAS for DESIGN


By T.K. Hareendran, Betron Technical Services
Over-Temperature Alarm Circuit Uses Common, Inexpensive Components


By Anthony Do and Cedric Deleglise, Integration Associates Inc.
Logic Gates Added To LED Driver Create Camera Privacy Flash Warning


By Dimitri Danyuk
Supply Bootstrapping Reduces Distortion In Op-Amp Circuits


TECHVIEW


Leapfrog · By Don Tuite, Analog/Power Editor
P25 Handhelds Incorporate High-Velocity Human Factors Design


Communications · By Louis E. Frenzel, Communications/Test Editor
SERDES Chip Improves Signal Integrity, Provides For Real-Time Waveform Viewing


Communications · By Louis E. Frenzel, Communications/Test Editor
First Dual-Port 10GBaseT-Over-Copper Chip Slashes 10-Gbit/s Ethernet Gear


Communications · By Louis E. Frenzel, Communications/Test Editor
Fibre Channel Over Ethernet Adapters Simplify Infrastructure And Save Money


Embedded · By William Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
Intel Makes Some Multicore Lemonade


EMBEDDED in ELECTRONIC DESIGN


By William Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
Go With The Flow—Dataflow, That Is


By William Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
Open Source Bites Board


By William Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
Parallel Processing Gets Terminated


By William Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
LabVIEW 8.6: More Multicore And More Embedded


By William Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
Fanless PC/104 SBC Uses Less Than 5 W


By William Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
Eight-Core MCU Gets C Compiler


By William Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
MCU Packs 1-Mbyte SRAM


By William Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
32-Bit Flash MCU Targets Portable Devices


COLUMNS


Editorial · By Joe Desposito, Editor-in-Chief
Graphical Programming Gets Ready To Enter Grade School


Lab Bench · By Bill Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
LEDs Hold The Key To DLP Advantages


Power Design · By Tom Curatolo, Vicor Corp.
Applications Drive Component Power Designs


Pease Porridge · By Bob Pease
What's All This PNP Stuff, Anyhow?

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