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Electronic Design Update: July 3, 2007

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Electronic Design UPDATE
Electronic Design UPDATE e-Newsletter | July 3, 2007

Simplify test development with NEW Agilent VEE Pro 8.0

Agilent VEE Pro is a powerful, intuitive graphical language environment that provides the fastest path to measurement test and analysis. It lets you think like an engineer, not a programmer. VEE Pro uses task-oriented "flowchart" look-and-feel which makes it easy to use so you can start your measurement tasks in no time.

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Electronic Design UPDATE edited by Richard Gawel, Managing Editor

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editor's view |

Sensors Expo Tackles Energy Management And Scavenging For Wireless Communications
By Roger Allan, Contributing Editor

MEMS and nano technologies will be key to powering the wireless communications and networking tools of the future. Contributing Editor Roger Allan takes a look at some of the announcements at last month's Sensors Expo & Conference, held at the Rosemont Convention Center in Illinois.

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focus on embedded software |

It's Official: GPLv3 Ready To Go

The release of version 3 of the General Public License (GPL) on June 29 will give embedded developers lots to consider.

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EiED online |

Internet Radio To Suffer From New Licensing Costs

On June 26, a number of radio sites that stream content on a regular basis led a silent protest against costs imposed in March by the Copyright Royalty Board for streaming audio content, specifically on songs. The change from a per-song rate to a per-listener rate, which goes into effect July 15, will likely shut down a significant number of Internet radio sites.

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Engineering TV: Episode 49: |

Next-Generation Space Robotics

The second-generation Robonaut from NASA improves on the first with very tightly packaged electronics and also structural modifications for use in space-mounting to a large arm or as a planetary explorer.

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news from the editors |

iPhone Inside: See Who Scored The Biggest Design Wins

Apple's iPhone is tearing up the tracks. Take a look under the hood and see what makes the hottest product on the market tick.

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Hot Markets Get Ready To Take Off, Sometimes Literally

So what's the next big thing going to be? Medical electronics and location technologies are obvious choices. But savvy designers should look into some other vertical markets as well.

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Major Challenges Lie Ahead For LED Acceptance

Performance consistency is a challenge for LED lighting applications. A LED's output tends to vary in color over time. Units for the same processed batch can also experience these variations. Solutions are available, though.

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The H-1B Visa: The Hottest Ticket In Town

In April, the U.S. government received 133,000 applications for 65,000 H-1B visas on the day it started accepting applications for high-skilled jobs that won't start until October. Yet Congress has proposed a couple of solutions that will close some of these loopholes.

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What's Next In Nuclear Power

Nuclear energy is sure to play a role as we move away from an economy based on fossil fuels. The next generation of nuclear plants will be designed with safety, efficiency, and disposal in mind.

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Logic NVM 2007 - Inside Tomorrow's Electronics (Semiconductor Event)

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quick poll |

The Department of Homeland Security is investigating a number of technologies to prevent illegal immigration. Which solution will be the most effective?
  • Multifunction surveillance towers
  • Unmanned aerial aircraft
  • Better-equipped border agents
  • Stronger physical barriers
  • Other

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 |

Euro-Style OCXO Provides High Stability And Ultra-Low Noise
10-Bit Encoder Can Take The Heat Without Additional Help
Single-Chip HDMI Receiver Meets HDMI 1.3a Specs
6.5-Digit USB DMM Saves Development Time And Cost
Digital Supplies Offer PMBus Option

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upcoming industry events |

International Conference on Application-Specific Systems, Architectures and Processors (ASAP '07)
July 9-11
Montreal, Canada

IPC Midwest Conference & Exhibition
Sept. 22-28
Schaumburg, Ill.

AdvancedTCA Summit 2007
Oct. 16-18
Santa Clara, Calif.

See more industry events...

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ED bookstore |

ESL Design And Verification
By Brian Bailey, Grant Martin, and Andrew Piziali

A look back at the history of design methodologies as they've progressed through various levels of abstraction shows that as the elements of a methodology emerge, acceptance is usually stymied by a lack of good, solid information. A corollary to this is that as these methodologies begin to mature, those sources of information that enable adoption begin to appear.

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