Electronic Design http://electronicdesign.com/rss.xml en FAQ: Universal Flash Storage on the Rise http://electronicdesign.com/memory/faq-universal-flash-storage-rise <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Toshiba </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is Universal Flash Storage (UFS)? What is the difference between UFS and eMMC? What advantages does UFS have? Will UFS replace eMMC as an embedded memory storage solution? What considerations should design engineers take into account when using UFS? </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/memory/faq-universal-flash-storage-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/memory/faq-universal-flash-storage-rise#comments Design FAQs Embedded Memory Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:37:00 +0000 877441 at http://electronicdesign.com FAQs of Phase-Change Materials http://electronicdesign.com/design-faqs/faqs-phase-change-materials <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Henkel and BERGQUIST </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are phase-change materials (PCMs) and how do they work? What is the chemical makeup of PCMs? What are the primary applications for an electrically isolating phase-change material? Can PCMs be part of an automated system? What are the attributes I need to have present before I incorporate PCMs into my system?</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/design-faqs/faqs-phase-change-materials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/design-faqs/faqs-phase-change-materials#comments Design FAQs Communications Components Power Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:27:00 +0000 877431 at http://electronicdesign.com Flexible Solar Cells That Can Wrap Around a Pencil http://electronicdesign.com/power/flexible-solar-cells-can-wrap-around-pencil <div class="node-body article-body">In the latest probe into the physical limits of the technology, South Korean scientists have made solar cells thin and flexible enough to be wrapped around small objects.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/flexible-solar-cells-can-wrap-around-pencil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/flexible-solar-cells-can-wrap-around-pencil#comments Hot Topics Mobile Power Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:10:00 +0000 877421 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The prototype solar cell can be wrapped around small objects like the&nbsp;edge of this glass laboratory&nbsp;slide.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of Juho Kim, Applied Physics Letters).</p> The DTSA Should Add a Spark to Trade-Secret Enforcement http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/dtsa-should-add-spark-trade-secret-enforcement <div class="node-body article-body">The recently signed Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) gives trade-secret owners the right to enforce their trade secrets by suing misappropriators.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/dtsa-should-add-spark-trade-secret-enforcement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/dtsa-should-add-spark-trade-secret-enforcement#comments Mobile Embedded Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:02:00 +0000 877391 at http://electronicdesign.com Electronic Design’s Products of the Week (6/19-6/25) http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-619-625 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you're looking for rotary switches or dc converters, Electronic Design has you covered. We've rounded up some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-619-625" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-619-625#comments Defense IoT Products ADC Boards Mobile Communications Components DACs Dev Tools Digital ICs Gallery Embedded Ethernet Memory Power Systems Test & Measurement Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:50:00 +0000 877371 at http://electronicdesign.com Extract the Best AC Performance from Your Precision DAC http://electronicdesign.com/dacs/extract-best-ac-performance-your-precision-dac <div class="node-body article-body">To get the best ac performance from a precision DAC, know the specs, pick the right architecture, add the right external components, and follow correct layout practices. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dacs/extract-best-ac-performance-your-precision-dac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dacs/extract-best-ac-performance-your-precision-dac#comments Analog DACs Texas Instruments Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0000 877071 at http://electronicdesign.com Tesla Makes Offer to Buy SolarCity http://electronicdesign.com/power/tesla-makes-offer-buy-solarcity <div class="node-body article-body">In a bid to establish itself as a clean energy giant, Tesla has placed an offer for SolarCity, the largest maker of solar panels for homes and businesses in the United States. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/tesla-makes-offer-buy-solarcity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/tesla-makes-offer-buy-solarcity#comments Automotive Hot Topics Energy Power Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:15:00 +0000 877341 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Tesla factory in Fremont, California. (Image courtesy of Tesla Motors).</p> What’s All This Surplus HP 428B Stuff, Anyhow? http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/what-s-all-surplus-hp-428b-stuff-anyhow <div class="node-body article-body">After receiving a letter from a fellow engineer regarding Bob Pease and the HP 428B, Paul Rako recalls some of his memories of Bob on the fifth anniversary of his passing.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/what-s-all-surplus-hp-428b-stuff-anyhow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/what-s-all-surplus-hp-428b-stuff-anyhow#comments Contributing Technical Experts Test & Measurement Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:17:00 +0000 877351 at http://electronicdesign.com Ethernet Standard Opens the Door to Advanced Connected-Car Design (.PDF Download) http://electronicdesign.com/datasheet/ethernet-standard-opens-door-advanced-connected-car-design-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>The recent publication of a new IEEE standard could deliver on the promise of a &ldquo;connected car&rdquo; that has a robust internal data network for automotive functions and the data speeds to converse with externalities such as the cloud and, ultimately, the Internet of Things (IoT).</p></div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/datasheet/ethernet-standard-opens-door-advanced-connected-car-design-pdf-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gold Tue, 21 Jun 2016 20:41:00 +0000 877321 at http://electronicdesign.com Ethernet Standard Opens the Door to Advanced Connected-Car Design http://electronicdesign.com/iot/ethernet-standard-opens-door-advanced-connected-car-design <div class="node-body article-body">A new IEEE standard for Ethernet over a single, twisted wire pair enables an in-vehicle, homogenous network architecture and data speeds for advanced in-vehicle applications, as well as ties connected cars to the cloud and IoT.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/ethernet-standard-opens-door-advanced-connected-car-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/ethernet-standard-opens-door-advanced-connected-car-design#comments Automotive IoT Contributing Technical Experts Ethernet Tue, 21 Jun 2016 20:17:00 +0000 877311 at http://electronicdesign.com 5 Methods For Improving Data Center Efficiency http://electronicdesign.com/power/5-methods-improving-data-center-efficiency <div class="field-deck"> To support the growth of data consumption arising from voice, video, and data communications, data centers need to be added or expanded, overloading the power grid. Therefore, data centers designers are working on greener designs with minimum power consumption. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To support the growth of data consumption arising from voice, video, and data communications, data centers need to be added or expanded, overloading the power grid. Therefore, data centers designers are working on greener designs with minimum power consumption.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/5-methods-improving-data-center-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/5-methods-improving-data-center-efficiency#comments Communications Power Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:03:00 +0000 877261 at http://electronicdesign.com 5 Methods For Improving Data Center Efficiency (.PDF Download) http://electronicdesign.com/datasheet/5-methods-improving-data-center-efficiency-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>The data center industry has become one of the world&rsquo;s largest consumers of electricity. Accordingly, Yole D&eacute;veloppement recently published a report entitled &ldquo;New Technologies and Architectures for Efficient Data Center,&rdquo; which examines several...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> Gold Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:25:00 +0000 877271 at http://electronicdesign.com White Paper: High-Speed Serial Explained http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/white-paper-high-speed-serial-explained <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by National Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The transition from parallel buses to high-speed serial buses has increased dramatically over the years, leading to devices with smaller footprints, higher data throughput, and lower power requirements. However, there are many challenges at multiple layers of the high-speed serial link for successful communication.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/white-paper-high-speed-serial-explained" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/white-paper-high-speed-serial-explained#comments White Paper Test & Measurement Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:23:00 +0000 877251 at http://electronicdesign.com Application note: “IoT – With Great Power Comes Great Challenges” http://electronicdesign.com/iot/application-note-iot-great-power-comes-great-challenges <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The application note, IoT – With Great Power Comes Great Challenges, discusses the rising challenges for IoT device designers and developers. This includes component, circuit and system levels, describes the tools and solutions available today, as well as reviews test considerations that help save time and cost. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/application-note-iot-great-power-comes-great-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/application-note-iot-great-power-comes-great-challenges#comments IoT White Paper Wireless Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:18:00 +0000 877241 at http://electronicdesign.com IoT webcast: “Low Power Wide Area Networks, NB-IoT and the Internet of Things” http://electronicdesign.com/iot/iot-webcast-low-power-wide-area-networks-nb-iot-and-internet-things <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As smartphone markets saturate, wireless industry growth will come from IoT. This webcast reviews the radio technologies that enable the IoT. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/iot-webcast-low-power-wide-area-networks-nb-iot-and-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/iot-webcast-low-power-wide-area-networks-nb-iot-and-internet-things#comments IoT White Paper Wireless Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:18:00 +0000 877231 at http://electronicdesign.com Poster: Internet of Things (IoT) http://electronicdesign.com/iot/poster-internet-things-iot <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The internet of things (IoT) will transform our everyday life as it enables billions of things to be connected anytime, anyplace, with anything and anyone. Applications span from consumer usage such as smart homes, connected cars and wearable devices to industrial applications covering energy systems, agriculture, mining, transportation, healthcare and more. This poster maps out</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/poster-internet-things-iot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/poster-internet-things-iot#comments IoT White Paper Wireless Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:18:00 +0000 877221 at http://electronicdesign.com Self-Driving Bus Arrives in Maryland, with IBM Watson as Concierge http://electronicdesign.com/iot/self-driving-bus-arrives-maryland-ibm-watson-concierge <div class="node-body article-body">Local Motors, best known for its 3-D printed cars, is planning to give free public rides in its autonomous bus, Olli, toward the end of the summer. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/self-driving-bus-arrives-maryland-ibm-watson-concierge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/self-driving-bus-arrives-maryland-ibm-watson-concierge#comments Automotive Hot Topics IoT Dev Tools Electromechanical Power Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:05:00 +0000 877211 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Olli and Local Motors chief executive&nbsp;John B. Rogers. (Image courtesy of IBM).</p> NXP Trims Workforce to Focus on Mixed-Signal Business http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/nxp-trims-workforce-focus-mixed-signal-business <div class="node-body article-body">The Dutch chipmaker, which supplies parts to automakers and device makers like Apple, said that it was selling its standard product business for $2.75 billion.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/nxp-trims-workforce-focus-mixed-signal-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/nxp-trims-workforce-focus-mixed-signal-business#comments Automotive Hot Topics IoT Mobile Microprocessors Power Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:50:00 +0000 877201 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Silicon wafer made by NXP Semiconductors.&nbsp;The Dutch&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="chipmaker">chipmaker</span>, which supplies parts to automakers and device makers like Apple, recently said that it was selling its standard product business for $2.75 billion. (Image courtesy of NXP).</p> Implementing a Predictive Maintenance Solution in the Smart Factory http://electronicdesign.com/design-faqs/implementing-predictive-maintenance-solution-smart-factory <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: ADLINK </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are the main reasons that a company might want to consider a predictive maintenance solution in the first place? What is the greatest problem when creating a predictive maintenance solution? What is important in a gateway? This brings up the concern about security. How is that handled?</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/design-faqs/implementing-predictive-maintenance-solution-smart-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/design-faqs/implementing-predictive-maintenance-solution-smart-factory#comments IoT Design FAQs Fri, 17 Jun 2016 20:16:00 +0000 877151 at http://electronicdesign.com Full-Spectrum RF Analysis http://electronicdesign.com/eda/full-spectrum-rf-analysis <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Mentor Graphics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Traditional RF simulation tools use limited-spectrum approaches that limit the number of harmonics or sidebands in device noise computations. Such approaches trade off performance for accuracy and produce optimistic results that can significantly underestimate device noise impact. Learn about the limitations of traditional RF simulation tools and how you can use full-spectrum periodic noise analysis to improve your designs.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/eda/full-spectrum-rf-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/eda/full-spectrum-rf-analysis#comments Analog Communications White Paper EDA Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:38:00 +0000 877141 at http://electronicdesign.com Full-Circuit PLL Verification http://electronicdesign.com/eda/full-circuit-pll-verification <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Mentor Graphics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When designing PLLs in nanometer CMOS, it is essential to validate the closed-loop PLL performance metrics with nanometer SPICE accuracy before going to silicon. Transistor-level, closed-loop PLL verification has been impractical due to traditional SPICE and RF simulator performance and capacity limitations. By using Analog FastSPICE, designers do not have to trade accuracy for performance.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/eda/full-circuit-pll-verification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/eda/full-circuit-pll-verification#comments Analog Communications White Paper EDA Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:38:00 +0000 877131 at http://electronicdesign.com Full-Circuit ADC Verification http://electronicdesign.com/eda/full-circuit-adc-verification <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Mentor Graphics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper reviews techniques for full-circuit ADC verification including: background of Analog to Digital Converters (ADCs), full-circuit ADC verification at the transistor-level, device noise during ADC verification, and minimizing error in choosing appropriate architecture.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/eda/full-circuit-adc-verification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/eda/full-circuit-adc-verification#comments Analog Communications White Paper EDA Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:38:00 +0000 877121 at http://electronicdesign.com Electronic Design’s Products of the Week (6/12-6/18) http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-612-618-3 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you're looking for regulators or sensor interfaces, Electronic Design has you covered. We've rounded up some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-612-618-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-612-618-3#comments Defense IoT Products ADC Boards Mobile Communications Components DACs Dev Tools Digital ICs Gallery Embedded Ethernet Memory Power Systems Test & Measurement Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:30:00 +0000 877091 at http://electronicdesign.com Weightless Moves Toward Single Low-Power Wireless Standard http://electronicdesign.com/iot/weightless-moves-toward-single-low-power-wireless-standard-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Weightless recently announced that it would join Europe’s standards body to develop a new low-power wireless standard using ultra-narrowband airwaves.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/weightless-moves-toward-single-low-power-wireless-standard-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/weightless-moves-toward-single-low-power-wireless-standard-0#comments Hot Topics IoT Lighting Mobile Wireless Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:55:00 +0000 877061 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Sensors that wirelessly&nbsp;monitor how many cars are using a parking garage. (Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sk8geek/" target="_blank">Steven Lilley</a>/Flickr).</p> Tiny Modules Target IoT Applications http://electronicdesign.com/blog/tiny-modules-target-iot-applications <div class="node-body blog-body">The Internet of Things often means tiny and mobile, and that makes designs challenging. One alternative is to use modules delivered by vendors like NXP, Digi International, and Intel.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/tiny-modules-target-iot-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/tiny-modules-target-iot-applications#comments IoT Embedded Microcontrollers alt.embedded Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:29:00 +0000 877051 at http://electronicdesign.com Google Pioneers Hybrid Approach to Quantum Computing http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/google-pioneers-hybrid-approach-quantum-computing <div class="node-body article-body">Scientists from Google and the University of Basque Country in Spain believe they have cleared some of the barriers to more complex and useful quantum computers.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/google-pioneers-hybrid-approach-quantum-computing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/google-pioneers-hybrid-approach-quantum-computing#comments Hot Topics Microprocessors Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:05:00 +0000 877041 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Google quantum computer prototype with nine superconducting qubits. (Image courtesy of Google Research).</p> 12 Wireless Options for IoT/M2M: Diversity or Dilemma? http://electronicdesign.com/iot/12-wireless-options-iotm2m-diversity-or-dilemma <div class="field-deck"> A plethora of standards populate the wireless-communications field, all offering unique twists to fit specific connection needs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A plethora of standards populate the wireless-communications field, all offering unique twists to fit specific connection needs.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/12-wireless-options-iotm2m-diversity-or-dilemma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/12-wireless-options-iotm2m-diversity-or-dilemma#comments IoT Communications Engineering Essentials Wireless Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:31:00 +0000 877001 at http://electronicdesign.com 11 Myths About Oscilloscope Probes http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/11-myths-about-oscilloscope-probes <div class="node-body article-body">Many oscilloscope users have unwittingly shot themselves in the foot by ignoring the importance of the prosaic oscilloscope probe.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/11-myths-about-oscilloscope-probes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/11-myths-about-oscilloscope-probes#comments 11 Myths About... Automotive Mobile Oscilloscopes Test & Measurement Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:06:00 +0000 876941 at http://electronicdesign.com Inductive Switch Improves Reliability of Proximity Sensing http://electronicdesign.com/analog/inductive-switch-improves-reliability-proximity-sensing <div class="node-body article-body">An new inductive switch employs an innovative dual-coil architecture that helps deliver more reliable proximity sensing.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/inductive-switch-improves-reliability-proximity-sensing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/inductive-switch-improves-reliability-proximity-sensing#comments Analog Embedded industrial Texas Instruments Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0000 876441 at http://electronicdesign.com Get the tools you need to test and characterize your power supplies http://electronicdesign.com/power/get-tools-you-need-test-and-characterize-your-power-supplies <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Download the new Power Supply Testing Resource Kit from Keysight Technologies to get tips for characterizing power supplies, testing output power integrity and measuring low current of a battery-operated device and see the latest power measurement tools available to help save you valuable testing time.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/get-tools-you-need-test-and-characterize-your-power-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/get-tools-you-need-test-and-characterize-your-power-supplies#comments White Paper Power Test & Measurement Tue, 14 Jun 2016 20:14:00 +0000 876911 at http://electronicdesign.com