November 6, 2006

Nov. 6, 2006
What's On The Dashboard Tonight?, RapidIO Gives DSP "Farmers" Something To Crow About
FEATURESCOVER STORY / ENGINEERING FEATURE· Roger AllanWhat's On The Dashboard Tonight?Besieged by demands for more infotainment in the car, engineers must get creative on how to best process, manage, and distribute this content.TECHNOLOGY REPORT· Daniel HarrisRapidIO Gives DSP "Farmers" Something To Crow AboutThere may be several ways to connect DSPs for greater signal processing. But only Serial RapidIO provides a simple method with predictable latency at high speeds. DEPARTMENTSLEAPFROG: FIRST LOOK· William WongEthernet And The 8-Bit MCULEAPFROG: FIRST LOOK· William WongProcessor's Precise Pulse Targets Power PWMDESIGN VIEW· Eric Haber, Wolfson MicroelectronicsDesigning With Class D Amplifier ICsDESIGN BRIEFSEnsure A Fixed Bias Current For Gain Blocks· Ken Yang, Maxim Integrated Products Inc.Auto-Resetting Circuit Protects Auxiliary Outputs Against Shorts· Kannan N, Mediatronix Pvt. Ltd.
THE INDUSTRYRadical Transistor Concept Bounces Into Being· Teen's Mind Control Blasts Space InvadersDIGITAL· Daniel HarrisNavigation Controller Practically Drives Itself· Design Tip: Model Your System To Scale To Expose Potential Issues· Microsoft Signs Off On Two All-Solid-State DrivesEDA· David MaliniakPC-Board Router Brings Smarts, Speed, And Skill To The Party· A Hardware-Assisted Verification System For The Masses Arrives On DesktopsWIRELESS· Louis E. FrenzelHave Your LAN Cake And Eat It TooEMBEDDED· William WongAMCs And MicroTCA Tacklet Big Jobs· 32-Bit MCU Sports Dual Bus, USB, And Battery-Backed-Up SRAM· 8-Pin, 8-Bit MCU Targets Tiny TasksUsing The Right Tools: Embedded Scripting And Other Ideas· Automotive 8-Bit MCU Likes LIN· Portable PC Targets Rugged Environments· Dual License Covers Compact J2ME Database· RTOS Gets Revamped· VMM Delivers Virtual ProtectionCOLUMNSNEW PRODUCTSEDITORIAL· Mark DavidThanks To Active Safety Systems, You Won't Buy It If You Don't BrakePEASE PORRIDGE· Bob PeaseBob's MailboxPOV: POINT OF VIEW· Scott Wright, Toshiba Storage Device DivisionHDDs Hit The Road As Standard Features In Tomorrow's Cars·Go Mobile With Light, Rugged 19-in. CabinetElectronic Design UPDATE e-Newsletter Contacts

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