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Feb 18, 2014

Five companies to look out for at Embedded World 2014

Are you planning on visiting the Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany next week? Here are my top five picks of companies to make a beeline for....More
Jan 21, 2014

What do you get if you cross an oscilloscope with a power analyser?

Yokogowa's trying to get the best of both worlds by combining scope functionality with power analyser accuracy....More
May 20, 2013

PCIM 2013: Solid state battery is fully implantable

Probably the number one most interesting thing I saw at the PCIM show in Nuremberg, Germany last week wasn’t an IGBT, or even a MOSFET. It was a....More
Apr 19, 2013

Applied MCU technology for consumers...of beer!

Over at Energy Micro in Nydalen, Norway, they like a cold beer. So much so, that they're using one of their Gecko MCU development kits to tell them....More
Apr 09, 2013

First GaN-on-Silicon LEDs commercially available

In a world-first, Plessey is sampling GaN-on-silicon LEDs built on 6” wafers from its MAGIC (Manufactured on GaN I/C) line in Plymouth, UK....More
Mar 08, 2013

Top 5 interesting things I saw at Embedded World

Here’s a quick roundup of five of the most interesting things I saw or heard about at Embedded World last week in Nuremberg, Germany....More
Jan 17, 2013

Distributor figures: UK components market will be ‘flat to improving’ in 2013

AFDEC's analysis suggests 2012 was worse than they anticipated, while 2013 will be 'flat to improving'. Meanwhile, the UK distribution sector is....More
Oct 24, 2012

Tamper-proofing the smart grid

Introducing smart meters is making the electricity grid increasingly electronic, which saves time and money for utilities since they don’t have to....More
Aug 16, 2012

New safety standard to be mandatory for all power supplies manufactured in China

Chinese Safety Standard GB 4943.1-2011, which according to industry sources is similar to UL 60950-2007, mandates strict rules for creepage and....More
Jul 13, 2012

Renesas restructure moves focus firmly out of Japan

As part of a major restructuring process, Renesas will streamline its production facilities in Japan as well as moving product focus away from the....More
May 30, 2012

You are now entering... the 28nm twilight zone!

At 130nm, analogue designers could memorise all the rules they needed to know, but at 28nm this is no longer possible. What will happen when....More
May 04, 2012

What’s next for programmable logic?

Is the future of programmable logic convergence with other devices? And if it is, how will they be programmed?....More
Apr 09, 2012

Unlicensed spectrum will drive innovation

Making unused spectrum in the TV bands unlicensed will foster innovation in a variety of different applications....More
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Sally Ward-Foxton is Associate Editor of Electronic Design Europe. Her beat covers all areas of the European electronics industry, but she has a particular interest in wireless communications and...
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Dec 15, 2014
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Who Are You? (I Really Want to Know!) 1

Borrowing a stanza from The Who’s hit song seemed like a good way to bring attention to a critical topic often ignored by engineers. When finding information on a company that has an interesting product, what do we do? Of course, we look at its Web page to learn more....More
Dec 15, 2014
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Bridging Technical Communication Barriers Between Cultures

Understanding technical concepts in different languages can sometimes prove to be difficult, particularly when you have to communicate it. In this article, I discuss the challenges and possible courses of action....More
Dec 1, 2014
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Programming Efficiency 7

When I started college, the Intel 4004 was being designed. The C programming language and UNIX operating system were being developed (unbeknownst to me). I did most of my programming in BASIC on an HP 2100 series mini-computer....More

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