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Wednesday, December 5 at 2:00 pm ET; presented by Micro Power
Robin Sarah Tichy, PhD, Technical Marketing Manager at Micro Power Electronics Inc., provides an industry update and profiles new high-power (or high-pulse) rechargeable lithium batteries. Traditional lithium batteries support pulses of 5 A, while new high-power batteries support pulses over 100 A, enabling many new portable applications. This Webcast details cell configurations, chemical formulations, electrical performance, safety issues, limitations, and sample performance data.Click here to register...
Electronic Design UPDATE edited by Richard Gawel, Managing Editor
and John Arkontaky, Assistant Editor
In October, I joined George Scalise, president of SIA, in urging Congress to increase the permanent "employment-based immigrant visa cap" for foreign high-tech professionals. A month later, our position was mischaracterized in an Electronic Design editorial. From the headline, "IEEE Agrees with SIA on H-1B Visas for Foreign Engineers, Scientists," to saying we "joined forces to urge Congress to pass the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007," the work was fraught with factual errors.Read the full article..... Our revamped Navigation bar has new Design Hotspots. Come check out the latest in EDA, analog, embedded, power, and green design from the ED editors. .. focus on embedded hardware | HDMI Switch Enables 16-Bit Color
Embarking as the first active HDMI switch supporting video-data transfer rates up to 3.4 Gbits/s, the STDVE003A supports full 16-bit color depth for a true HD picture. The device integrates an equalizer to compensate for longer, greater than 20-m cables.Read the full article..... EiED online | Teardown: The Best PC Of 2007
When Technology Editor Bill Wong built his concept of the best PC of the year, he made sure the multicore, multidrive system included top-of-the-line components. Take a look under the hood of Bill Wong's ultimate PC.Read the full article..... Engineering TV: Episode 90 | Professionalism In Engineering
Perhaps the first lesson students and volunteer engineers learn at FIRST robotics competitions is that solving problems is not necessarily solving the problem. Woodie Flowers, the Pappalardo Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, explains the new direction of engineering...
To see the episode, click here...
Intel, Samsung, Toshiba, Texas Instruments, and STMicroelectronics took the top spots on iSuppli's preliminary ranking of the Top 20 semiconductor suppliers for 2007...Read the full article.... National Instruments Joins Power.org Collaboration
National Instruments is the latest company to join Power.org, an organization dedicated to developing power-architecture technology as the preferred open-standard platform for the electronics industry...Read the full article.... RF MEMS Switch Market Set To Soar
Only $5 million worth of RF MEMS switches were sold last year, but an updated technical and market analysis by Wicht Technologie Consulting (WTC) predicts that the market will surge to $210 million by 2011...Read the full article.... Synplicity Joins Xilinx ESL Design Ecosystem
Synplicity has joined Xilinx's electronic system level (ESL) initiative, bringing its DSP software to Xilinx's ESL design ecosystem. The aim of the initiative is to promote design methodologies and tool flows for FPGAs, making it easier for designers and programmers to leverage Xilinx programmable devices in their next-generation systems...Read the full article.... HP Signs Renewable Energy Contracts
HP has signed contracts with SunPower Corp. and Airtricity to increase its use of renewable energy at its San Diego and Ireland facilities. In San Diego, HP will install its first large-scale solar power installation under a power purchase agreement with SunPower. In Ireland, Airtricity will ensure that 90% of HP's energy usage comes from renewable sources...Read the full article...
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Send us your Ideas for Design and we'll pay you $150 for every Idea for Design that we publish. In addition, the year's top design as selected by our readers will earn an additional $500, with two runners-up each receiving $250. You can submit your Ideas for Design via e-mail to: [email protected] or, mail your material to:
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Design a product that improves, benefits, or protects the environment using one or more select Freescale products. If your design wins, you win $61,000, a private booth in the Technology Lab at the Freescale Technology Forum in Orlando, and an all-expenses-paid trip to present your design to your global peers at the FTF of your choice.Click here for more...
Lego's Mindstorm products target the youthful roboticist, but the dynamic nature and modularity of the NXT system makes it a useful platform for engineers and programmers moving into the robotics realm. This book is written by a large group of authors where each has most likely concentrated on one of the many robots presented within the book (and there are quite a few). There is a consistency in presentation and quality that is rare in this type of authoring approach, and the result is a pleasant one.To buy the book, click here.....