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Electronic Design Update: July 25, 2007

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Electronic Design UPDATE
Electronic Design UPDATE e-Newsletter | July 25, 2007

2007 Engineering Hall of Fame

The members of Electronic Design's Engineering Hall of Fame are those men and women whose accomplishments have shaped the electronics industry and, by extension, our world. It's time to vote for the 2007 slate of inductees. Give us a few minutes of your time to browse through our list of nominees and tell us who you think should be honored this year.

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Electronic Design UPDATE edited by Richard Gawel, Managing Editor

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Industry View |

Persistent PCells Click With OpenAccess
By George Janac
Silicon Navigator

Do time-based licenses of EDA flows really own their layout data? Not unless they convert it into a format like GDSII. Without licenses, proprietary databases are just clumps of locked binary data. Today's designers must maintain licenses to access legacy design data. Designers need open standards and database access to ensure access to their design data. But how does this apply in the analog and custom design domains?

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focus on EDA |

Simulation Demonstrates PCIe Core IP's Capabilities

Semiconductor intellectual property (IP) provider CAST Inc. has created a free, downloadable simulation model of its PCI Express (PCIe) IP core. The PCIe Core Backend Model (CBM) Demo of the CAST CPXP-EP PCI Express endpoint controller enables designers to simulate a system with the core at the transaction-layer level.

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EiED online |

iPhone Hacked: Security Lessons Learned

Technology Editor Bill Wong comments on the first iPhone security breach and what embedded designers can learn about security issues in their own designs.

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Engineering TV: Episode 55 |

CNC On Small Machines

Training students on full-size CNC machines for fabrication is just one use of the Fab Lab at Lorain County Community College. Students can write CNC programs, create images, and then take those images for desktop fabrication into the lab.

Click here to see the episodes...

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news from the editors |

Compact SOM Module Speeds Designs To Market

With a modular architecture that facilitates the simple integration of user logic and custom peripheral sets, the LM125 compact module from Advanced Knowledge Associates lets systems designers get to market quickly.

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Hi-Rel 300- To 900-W Supplies Approved For Medical Applications

With an extremely low failure rate of only 104 parts per million, the ACE series high-reliability modular power supplies from PowerGate LLC are well-suited for critical medical applications.

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PCIe-To-PCI-X Bridge Supports 1-Gbit/s Operation

The Tsi384 PCIe-to-PCI-X interface from Tundra Semiconductor supports one, two, or four lanes with throughput performance of up to 1 Gbit. Its deep buffering and superior queuing architecture maximize system performance and minimize latency.

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Fully Programmable Hall-Effect Linear Sensors Come In Miniature Packages

A family of Hall-effect linear sensors from Allegro MicroSystems Inc. offers users the accuracy and flexibility of fully programmable position-detecting sensors without the penalty of a larger package size and higher cost.

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design solution |

Increase Visibility Into FPGA-Based Prototypes
By George Bakewell
Novas Software Inc.

Auto-interactive visibility enhancement technology facilitates the analysis and debug of FPGA-based prototypes.

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Take the ArcticLink Challenge

You could win one of three 2 GB Flash Drives from Quicklogic!

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quick poll |

The dog days of summer are here. What gadgets did you bring along on your vacation this year?
  • Cell phone
  • BlackBerry
  • iPod/MP3 player
  • Portable DVD player
  • GPS device
  • Laptop
  • Nothing: it's supposed to be a vacation

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 |

MIL-STD-883 LNA Modules Cover Up To 18 GHz
Rotary Encoder Also Detects Magnetic Tilt, Vertical Distance
Hearing Aid Design Algorithms Target IC Series
Processor Boards Feature Intel Core Duo, Freescale MC7511
Application Development Software Expands Capabilities

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upcoming industry events |

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

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

Printed Electronics USA
Nov. 13-15
San Francisco, Calif.

See more industry events...

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

On-demand presentations - DOWNLOAD NOW!

Register today...


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ED bookstore |

A Comprehensive Guide To Controller Area Network
By Wilfried Voss

Controller-area networks (CANs) are finding their way into more embedded control systems and can be found in most 8- and 16- and many 32-bit microcontrollers, but few designers know how they work. If you need a crash course in CAN, then this is the book for you.

To buy the book, click here...

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