May 10, 2007

May 10, 2007
Top 100 Employers In Electronic Design
Sponsored by Chip Estimate:Test drive IP FREE on FEATURESENGINEERING FEATURE· Mark David and Lou SosaTop 100 Employers In Electronic DesignWhich U.S. companies create the most engineering opportunities? Our Top 100 lead the way based on design influence, hiring patterns, rich patent and IP portfolios, and substantial R&D budgets. · For exclusive content, go to REPORT· Louis E. FrenzelGPS Takes A Global Position In The Portable MarketManufacturers are embedding navigation and location awareness into cell phones-and just about every other handheld device. · Top 10 GPS ApplicationsENGINEERING ESSENTIALS· Roger AllanFlexible Displays Set To Go MainstreamSubstrate and materials advances are creating the desired flexibility for long-awaited display applications.
DEPARTMENTSLEAPFROG: FIRST LOOK· William WongArchitecture Maps DSP Flow To Parallel Processing PlatformThis divide-and-conquer parallel processing approach whips up a storm.DESIGN VIEW· Steve Bowling, MicrochipMCUs Provide Power Control And Intelligence For Lighting ApplicationsUsing an MCU or DSC can foster efficient lighting in any setting, as well as decrease complexity and increase flexibility.DESIGN BRIEFS· Clayton GranthamGermanium Dual-Boost Starts at 260 mVNo matter what portable power source you use, the lower the starting voltage your circuitry operates at, the better.
THE INDUSTRYNext-Generation Lithography Takes UV Light To The Extreme · Power Management Can Save The World · Meet and Greet Your Peers At EDS 2007ANALOG & POWER· Don TuiteLow-Power 24-Bit Stereo ADCs Boast 124-dB SNR · Transceiver Chips Simplify EIA-485 ImplementationDIGITAL· Daniel HarrisGive Your Robot A Fresh Set Of Eyes · Design Tip: Overcome The Challenges Of 45-nm DesignEDA· David MaliniakDevice-Native FPGA Verification Helps Speed Development Cycles · Place-And-Route Tool Improves Runtimes And CapacityWIRELESS· Louis E. FrenzelSingle-Chip ZigBee Radio Kicks Up The Data Rate While Boosting Battery Life · Single-Chip Receiver Brings Analog And Digital TV To Cell PhonesCOLUMNSEDITORIAL· Mark DavidInto The Nano Frontier-Closer Than You Might ThinkPEASE PORRIDGE· Bob PeaseBob's MailboxPOINT OF VIEW· Tom CoxChange Is The Only Constant In Electronic Components
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