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Electronic Design Update: May 9, 2007

Electronic Design UPDATE
Electronic Design UPDATE e-Newsletter | May 9, 2007

Innovations in Battery and Charger Technologies for Portable Electronic Devices

Get the critical knowledge of portable power management you need for working with portable devices and battery charging. Find out what the common electrical and mechanical design challenges are when working with portable devices, and learn how to overcome them. Learn more in this free webcast, presented on Wednesday, May 16, and sponsored by MicroPower.

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Electronic Design UPDATE edited by Richard Gawel, Managing Editor

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editor's view |

AeA Announces Job Growth Despite Decline In U.S. Competitiveness
By Sam Davis, Contributing Editor

Within a few days of each other, AeA released two reports—one with good news and the other with bad news. The good news is that the U.S. high-tech industry followed 2005's turnaround with continued growth in 2006. The bad news is that despite this growth, the U.S. is losing its ability to compete globally.

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focus on communications |

Development Kit Aids Designers With IEEE 1588 Time Protocol

Imsys Technologies has announced the SNAP 1588 Development Kit for supporting the IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol.

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conference preview |

Bridge The Gap Between Design Capability And Market Demand At Logic NVM 2007

As more and more electronic design professionals turn to logic nonvolatile memory (NVM), the Logic NVM 2007 conference in Santa Clara, Calif., will examine the critical issues associated with the implementation of this new technology. The June 14 event, which is the semiconductor IP industry's sole conference dedicated to logic NVM, will bring together top electronics industry business leaders and technical innovators.

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now on electronicdesign.com |

Engineering TV Episode 35: Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device

A magnetic levitating device could save newborns. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are working on very small pumps that could save a life. We'll see how they're doing it in this episode.

To see the video, visit http://engineeringtv.com/blogs/etv/archive/2007/05/03/episode-35-pediatric-ventricular-assist-device.aspx

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news from the editors |

SBC Sports Two Dual-Core Xeons, Holds Up To 8 Gbytes Of SDRAM

The PP 421/23x dual-processor, 6U, CompactPCI single-board computer made by Concurrent Technologies features two 1.66-GHz Intel Dual-Core Xeon ULV processors.

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DAQ Modules Measures Temp, Voltage, Or Provides Digital Control

The USB-based eight-channel DLP-IO8-G data-acquisition module from Future Technology Devices provides an easy and economical means to gather temperature data, measure voltage, and provide digital control.

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BGA Precision Resistor Networks Eliminate Parasitic Effects, Shunt Resistance

Packaged in a ball-grid array, the CHC-Precision series of precision resistor networks from TT electronics IRC does away with the drawbacks of wire-wrapped terminations.

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Samsung Expands Its Presence In NOR Flash Market

Samsung Electronics now offers a comprehensive range of NOR flash memory from 16-Mbit to 512-Mbit densities to any interested party. Previously, the company provided NOR memory only on a limited basis.

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Ultra-thin Polymer batteries from VARTA Microbattery

Go thin. Go light. Go PoLiFlex ®.

New rechargeable PoLiFlex Polymer Lithium batteries from VARTA are the thinnest & lightest we've ever offered! Our thinnest PoLiFlex battery now measures <1mm. With highest energy density, extended cycle life and superb reliability, PoLiFlex opens a new world of mobile technology.



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quick poll |

Comparing all the ways you receive technical training, which do you prefer?
  • In-person FAE training at my location
  • On-demand webcasts
  • Live webcasts
  • Hands-on seminars
  • Manufacturer's conference with technical sessions

Let your voice be heard. Vote now on www.electronicdesign.com. The Quick Poll is located at the bottom of the page, so don't forget to scroll down!

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product picks online |

Power Converter IC Accommodates High Peak Demand
Wireless Transmitter Gets Its Power From The Loop
Embedded Database Mixes On-Disk, All-In-Memory Techniques
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Tester Upgraded To Rev A Standard
Free Footprint Data Of TI's DSPs Available For Zuken CR-5000

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upcoming industry events |

Design Automation Conference
June 4-8, 2007
PSan Diego, California

Wireless Communications Association (WCA 2007)
June 11-14, 2007
Washington, D.C.

Logic NVM 2007
June 14, 2007
Santa Clara, California

See more industry events...

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