Electronic Design

December 11, 2008

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Engineering Feature · By Bill Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
The Connected Home Remains Stuck On Pause

Product advances continue to roll in, yet it’s the potential standards convergence that may finally turn the tide for well-managed, consistent home multimedia delivery.

Technology Report · By Don Tuite, Analog/Power Editor
The Field Of Energy Harvesting Begins To Ripen

Case histories show how the pieces of the energy-harvesting puzzle
fit together.

Engineering Essentials · By Bill Wong
The RTOS Motto: On Time And On Budget

Scheduling and resource allocation are the dominant factors in determining what real-life operating system fits best.

Design Solution · By Mike Brogley, Actel Corp.
Reap The Rewards Of Intelligent, Configurable Power Management

A closed-loop control subsystem, whether implemented with discrete components or a mixed-signal ASIC or FPGA, offers performance and cost advantages.



By J. Jayapandian and K. Prabakar, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
Micro-Structured Transducer Accurately Measures Pressure

By Samuel Kerem
Tame Switching Supply Noise While Maintaining Efficiency

By William Grill, Honeywell International Inc.
Controller Maps Auto’s Electric Drive Voltage To Existing Thermal Fuel Gauge


Leapfrog · By Bill Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
Processors Automatically Shut Down To Save Power

Analog & Power · By Don Tuite, Analog/Power Editor
Fluorescent Ballast ICs Demonstrate Clever Dimming Design

Analog & Power · By Don Tuite
Direct Conversion Creates Pull For Continuous-Time Sigma Delta

Embedded · By Bill Wong
Good Things Come In Round Packages


From The Editor · By Mat Dirjish, Packaging/Optoelectronics Editor
Capacitive Sensors Squeeze Versatile Touch Into Tight Quarters

From The Industry · By Tim Ardley, Bourns Inc.
USE GDTs For Surge Protection In Broadband Digital Comm


Editorial · By Joe Desposito, Editor-in-Chief
Hunkering Down For The Holidays And Beyond?

Lab Bench · By Bill Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor
2008 Was A Year Of Plenty For Processing And Storage

Power Design · By Tom Curatolo Vicor Corp.
The Industry Migrates To 48-V Input DC-DC Conversion

Pease Porridge · By Bob Pease
Bob's Mailbox

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