June 22, 2006

June 22, 2006
Powerful Portables
Subscribe Now!FEATURESCOVER STORY / ENGINEERING FEATURE· William WongPowerful PortablesMobile computers have come a long way over the past 25 years. But designers shouldn't sacrifice PC functionality for the latest bells and whistles.TECHNOLOGY REPORT· Roger AllanE-Paper Chase Nears The Finish LineDemos, prototypes, and new products indicate that electronic ink and paper are just about ready for the masses.DEPARTMENTSLEAPFROG: FIRST LOOKPower-Pinching WiMAX SoC Still Extends Range· Louis E. FrenzelWith the lowest power consumption of its type, this chip makes embedded fixed and portable broadband wireless applications practical.DFM Optimization Tool Drives Design Requirements To The Fab
· David Maliniak
Relying on a design?s power and timing requirements to influence manufacturing, a DFM tool provides tailored guidance to the design-to-mask-creation flow.DESIGN SOLUTION· Erich Adams and Bill Teasley, Sensory Inc.Jazz Up Your Consumer Products With Speech RecognitionSelect easily differentiated "spoken" command and trigger phrases, and your users will enjoy how simple it is to use this natural human interface.DESIGN BRIEFSComparator-Based Circuits Easily Shift Voltage Level, Flip PolarityBudge Ing, Maxim Integrated ProductsInc.PWM-To-RS-232 Translator Boasts Over 11-Bit AccuracyWilliam Grill, Honeywell Aerospace-Olathe
THE INDUSTRY· Richard Gawel, Lisa Maliniak· MIT Takes New Semiconductor Out For A Spin· Industry BarometerANALOG & POWER· Don Tuite· PoE Chip Mixes Logic And Power Devices To Kickstart New Applications· Smart Design Squeezes 212-W AC-DC supply Into A 3- By 5-in. FootprintEDA· David Maliniak· Initiative Looks To Establish Low-Power Design Infrastructure· Sequential-Logic Equivalence Checker Gains Capacity And Speeds Up RuntimesWIRELESS· Louis E. Frenzel· Bluetooth EDR Apps Get Giant Range Boost From Tiny Power Amplifier· Active Power Mixer Performs To 4 GHz With Low Power Consumption· SoC Soars In Satellite RadiosDIGITAL· William Wong· Low Power, Multiple Cores At Spring Processor Forum· Chip Meets Standards For Low- And Mid-Range Digital TVsEMBEDDED· William Wong· C/C++ Compiler Targets Multicore Chips· Media Processor Drives DVD Recorder · New ProductsCOMPONENT VIEW· Lisa Maliniak· Integration Shrinks Geared Motor SizeCOLUMNSEDITORIAL· Mark DavidFrom Luggable To Wearable: Musings On The Future Of Mobile DataPEASE PORRIDGE· Bob PeaseBob's MailboxPOV: POINT OF VIEW· Joseph M. Jacob, Objective Interface SystemsCORBA/e: Not Your Father's Distributed ArchitectureElectronic Design UPDATE e-Newsletter Contacts

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