October 23, 2008

Oct. 23, 2008
What's In Your Paycheck?
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Scaling Engineering and Scientific Performance for the Workgroup – What’s the Best Infrastructure for You?
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FEATURES Engineering Feature · By Jay McSherry, Contributing Editor
What's In Your Paycheck?
Raises continue to outpace inflation, bringing average pay to $106,271—but engineers aren't happy with their compensation packages, according to the 2008 Electronic Design Salary Survey. Technology Report · By Bill Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
Multicore Matters With Mechatronic Models
Complex mechatronic simulation is key to application development, because a device in hand isn't always an option. Engineering Essentials · By Sam Davis, Technical Editor
Cooling Techniques Attack MPU Processing Heat
Higher on-chip power dissipation and power density accompany increasing micropower performance, which takes a toll on system reliability. In response, designers must ensure adequate cooling. Design Solution · By Mark Lee, Cypress Semiconductor
Build A Touch-Sensor Solution For Wet Environments
A water-tolerant design offers a higher level of safety in white-goods applications, and it's cost-effective to boot. IDEAS for DESIGN By Christian Rausch, Toptica Photonics AG
"Greener" Rectifier Loses The Diodes, Adds Power MOSFETs, Efficiency
By Eric Schlaepfer, Maxim Integrated Products
In-Circuit Programming Switch Simplifies Operation Of Programmable Devices
TECHVIEW Leapfrog · By Roger Allan, Technical Editor
Improved Nano Materials Extend Li-ion Battery Life Five-Fold
Communications · By Louis E. Frenzel, Communications/Test Editor
10-Gbit/s DPI Breaks 1-W Per Gbit/s Barrier
By Louis E. Frenzel
Unique Synthesized Clock IC Produces Less Than 100-fs Jitter
By Louis E. Frenzel
Network Processor Delivers 1 Gbit/s At Very Low Power
Embedded · By William Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
Compact COM Express Packs Core 2 Punch
EEPN in ELECTRONIC DESIGN From The Editor · By Mat Dirjish, Packaging/Optoelectronics Editor
Fasteners Take 30° Turn To Secure Cabinets And Contents
From The Industry · By Rich Runnels, APWMayville
Unique Cabinet Solutions Fortify Small To Medium-Size Data Centers
COLUMNS Editorial · By Joe Desposito, Editor-In-Chief
In Troubled Economic Times, Our Salary Survey Provides Reassurance
Lab Bench · By Bill Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
Open-Source Software Is Stealing Your Business
Power Design · By Robin Sarah Tich, Micro Power Electronics Inc.
The Dangers Of Counterfeit Battery Packs: Answers To Reader Questions
Pease Porridge · By Bob Pease
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