Electronic Design http://electronicdesign.com/rss.xml en Every Step in Infineon's Failed Acquisition of Wolfspeed http://electronicdesign.com/power/every-step-infineons-failed-acquisition-wolfspeed <div class="node-body article-body">The latest victim to gallium nitride's curse, the deal shows how tightly the United States is clutching its advanced technology. Here's all our reporting in one place.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/every-step-infineons-failed-acquisition-wolfspeed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/every-step-infineons-failed-acquisition-wolfspeed#comments Automotive Defense IoT Trends & Analysis Analog Power Wireless Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:15:00 +0000 912681 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of Infineon).</p> Fundamentals of Clocks http://electronicdesign.com/fundamentals-clocks <div class="node-body page-body">Co-sponsored by Analog Devices and Mouser. This webcast will provide an introduction to clocks and frequency synthesis, clock terminology, timing and common applications. We will discuss Phase-locked loops (PLL), Analog PLLs, Digital PLLs and Direct Digital Synthesis.</div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/fundamentals-clocks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Webcasts Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:35:10 +0000 912801 at http://electronicdesign.com Self-Driving Vehicle Tech: The Good News and the Bad http://electronicdesign.com/blog/self-driving-vehicle-tech-good-news-and-bad <div class="node-body blog-body">No matter how you feel about self-driving cars, all of the R&D investment that's gone into them will be of value elsewhere.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/self-driving-vehicle-tech-good-news-and-bad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/self-driving-vehicle-tech-good-news-and-bad#comments Automotive Communiqué Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:08:00 +0000 912791 at http://electronicdesign.com NXP Spinout Nexperia Signals Changes in Market http://electronicdesign.com/blog/nxp-spinout-nexperia-signals-changes-market <div class="node-body blog-body">Nexperia has been officially launched as an independent supplier of discrete, logic, and MOSFET devices. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/nxp-spinout-nexperia-signals-changes-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/nxp-spinout-nexperia-signals-changes-market#comments Automotive Power Charged Up Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:22:00 +0000 912751 at http://electronicdesign.com NXP Spinout Nexperia Signals Changes in Market (.PDF Download) http://electronicdesign.com/datasheet/nxp-spinout-nexperia-signals-changes-market-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Nexperia has been officially launched as an independent supplier of discrete, logic, and MOSFET devices. While NXP will focus on its high-performance mixed-signal business...</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 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:19:00 +0000 912771 at http://electronicdesign.com Q&A: Harnessing Data Can Unlock New Doors in the Race to the IIoT http://electronicdesign.com/iot/qa-harnessing-data-can-unlock-new-doors-race-iiot <div class="node-body article-body">Technology Editor Bill Wong talks with Philipp Wallner, industry manager EMEA at MathWorks, about the Industrial Internet of Things and its associated data challenges.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/qa-harnessing-data-can-unlock-new-doors-race-iiot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/qa-harnessing-data-can-unlock-new-doors-race-iiot#comments IoT Interviews industrial Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:41:00 +0000 912741 at http://electronicdesign.com How Will Politics Impact the Semiconductor Industry and Overall Business Climate? http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/how-will-politics-impact-semiconductor-industry-and-overall-business-climate-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Objective Analysis’ Tom Starnes and Jim Handy predict what’s in store for the semiconductor business in 2017, and discuss the influence today's politics will have here and abroad.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/how-will-politics-impact-semiconductor-industry-and-overall-business-climate-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/how-will-politics-impact-semiconductor-industry-and-overall-business-climate-0#comments Mobile Digital ICs Embedded Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:59:00 +0000 912711 at http://electronicdesign.com Get Started With the Latest 8-bit PIC Online http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/get-started-latest-8-bit-pic-online <div class="field-deck"> Microchip’s latest PIC16F15386 family is supported by the online MPLAB Xpress IDE and Code Configurator. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microchip’s latest PIC16F15386 family is supported by the online MPLAB Xpress IDE and Code Configurator. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/get-started-latest-8-bit-pic-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/get-started-latest-8-bit-pic-online#comments IoT Mobile Microcontrollers Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:07:00 +0000 912691 at http://electronicdesign.com Lead-Acid Battery Applications Drive the Li-ion Market http://electronicdesign.com/power/lead-acid-battery-applications-drive-li-ion-market <div class="field-byline"> Robin Schneider </div> <div class="field-deck"> Although important, neither consumer electronics nor electric vehicles are the main forces behind the growth in new battery technologies—instead it’s coming from “everything else.” </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although important, neither consumer electronics nor electric vehicles are the main forces behind the growth in new battery technologies—instead it’s coming from “everything else.”</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/lead-acid-battery-applications-drive-li-ion-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/lead-acid-battery-applications-drive-li-ion-market#comments Automotive Medical What’s The Difference Between… Power Power Sources Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:08:00 +0000 912661 at http://electronicdesign.com Flexible, Multi-Output Supplies Conquer Complex SoC Power Challenges http://electronicdesign.com/power/flexible-multi-output-supplies-conquer-complex-soc-power-challenges <div class="node-body article-body">By combining switching and linear-conversion techniques, as well as digital control, new power architectures can handle variable sequences and voltage combinations.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/flexible-multi-output-supplies-conquer-complex-soc-power-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/flexible-multi-output-supplies-conquer-complex-soc-power-challenges#comments Mobile Sponsored Microcontrollers Power Power Sources Texas Instruments Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000 912221 at http://electronicdesign.com With an Eye Toward Ruffling Intel, AMD Debuts Ryzen Processors http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/eye-toward-ruffling-intel-amd-debuts-ryzen-processors <div class="node-body article-body">The new processors could stoke the fires of AMD's fading competition with Intel, which is facing problems in its personal computer business.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/eye-toward-ruffling-intel-amd-debuts-ryzen-processors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/eye-toward-ruffling-intel-amd-debuts-ryzen-processors#comments Hot Topics Products Embedded Microprocessors Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:30:00 +0000 912621 at http://electronicdesign.com Embedded Linux Conference Features IoT and Development Tools http://electronicdesign.com/blog/embedded-linux-conference-features-iot-and-development-tools <div class="node-body blog-body">Technology Editor Bill Wong presents some highlights from the 2017 Embedded Linux Conference. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/embedded-linux-conference-features-iot-and-development-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/embedded-linux-conference-features-iot-and-development-tools#comments IoT Mobile alt.embedded Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:45:00 +0000 912641 at http://electronicdesign.com Clear PAM-4 Signals at DesignCon 2017 http://electronicdesign.com/blog/clear-pam-4-signals-designcon-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body">The path toward PAM-4 for 56-Gb/s channels and 400-Gb/s Ethernet is opening up, driven by multidimensional packaging and the need to optimize the installed fiber networks.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/clear-pam-4-signals-designcon-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/clear-pam-4-signals-designcon-2017#comments Oscilloscopes Test & Measurement Test.Pass Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:15:00 +0000 912631 at http://electronicdesign.com Learn the Basics of Power Amplifier and Front End Module Measurements http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/learn-basics-power-amplifier-and-front-end-module-measurements <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by National Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The power amplifier (PA) – as either a discrete component or part of an integrated front end module (FEM) – is one of the most integral RF integrated circuits (RFICs) in the modern radio. Download this white paper to learn the basics of testing RF PAs and FEMs via an interactive white paper with multiple how-to videos.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/learn-basics-power-amplifier-and-front-end-module-measurements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/learn-basics-power-amplifier-and-front-end-module-measurements#comments White Paper Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:57:00 +0000 912601 at http://electronicdesign.com Emulation Hardware Meets Transistor Demand http://electronicdesign.com/eda/emulation-hardware-meets-transistor-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Chips are expected to sport as many as 15 billion transistors by 2020. Mentor Graphics looks to deliver emulation hardware capable of handling those designs before they arrive. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/eda/emulation-hardware-meets-transistor-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/eda/emulation-hardware-meets-transistor-demand#comments Mobile EDA Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:39:00 +0000 912551 at http://electronicdesign.com Compute Low-Frequency Parameters of Resistive Attenuators with Three DC-Resistance Measurements http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/compute-low-frequency-parameters-resistive-attenuators-three-dc-resistance-measurem <div class="field-byline"> Jacques Audet </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This simple approach allows all low-frequency attenuator parameters for T pads and pi pads to be computed from just three measurements of dc resistance.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/compute-low-frequency-parameters-resistive-attenuators-three-dc-resistance-measurem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/compute-low-frequency-parameters-resistive-attenuators-three-dc-resistance-measurem#comments Ideas for Design Power Test & Measurement Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:33:00 +0000 912581 at http://electronicdesign.com Electronic Design’s Products of the Week (2/19-2/25) http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-219-225 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here we've rounded up some of the latest products to optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-219-225" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-219-225#comments Defense IoT Products ADC Boards Mobile Communications Components DACs Dev Tools Digital ICs Embedded Ethernet Gallery Memory Power Systems Test & Measurement Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:05:00 +0000 912571 at http://electronicdesign.com Download the Automated Test Outlook 2017 http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/download-automated-test-outlook-2017 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by National Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Automated Test Outlook is a comprehensive view of the key technologies and methodologies making a large impact on the test and measurement industry. One of the biggest challenges for test engineers and managers is staying current on technology trends. NI has a broad knowledge of technology trends and interacts with companies across many sectors, which gives NI a unique view on the test and measurement market. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/download-automated-test-outlook-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/download-automated-test-outlook-2017#comments Defense White Paper Test & Measurement Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:27:00 +0000 912081 at http://electronicdesign.com Speed of Engineering Quiz http://electronicdesign.com/pop-quizzes/speed-engineering-quiz <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bud Industries </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Test your Extreme Engineering knowledge and enter to win a DJI Phantom 2 Drone.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/pop-quizzes/speed-engineering-quiz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/pop-quizzes/speed-engineering-quiz#comments Pop Quizzes Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0000 911251 at http://electronicdesign.com RF Technology for 5G Radio Base Stations http://electronicdesign.com/rf-technology-5g-radio-base-stations <div class="node-body page-body">Industrial equipment manufacturers have a tough job today preparing products to be ready for the IoT. Even with all the work that has been invested towards making the IoT a reality, there are still many open questions on how the IoT will be rolled out and reach the volumes that analysts have predicted. Product designers must design to many requirements – long life in the field for industrial applications, flexibility to integrate with one of several different cloud services, and support for multiple wireless protocols.</div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/rf-technology-5g-radio-base-stations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Webcasts Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:25:51 +0000 912541 at http://electronicdesign.com Reliability Considerations for Power Supplies http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/reliability-considerations-power-supplies <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by CUI </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Power supplies may not have the glamour, nor get the attention that processors and displays receive, but they are just as vital to system operation. In this application note, CUI takes a look at reliability in power supplies, how it’s measured and how it can be improved.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/reliability-considerations-power-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/reliability-considerations-power-supplies#comments White Paper Power Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:16:00 +0000 912531 at http://electronicdesign.com Learn How to Select the Right Dc Fan for Your Design http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/learn-how-select-right-dc-fan-your-design <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by CUI </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Designing an effective thermal management system to reduce unwanted heat is vital to performance. This paper takes a closer look at understanding your system’s cooling requirements, fan performance, and the different fan designs to consider for your next project.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/learn-how-select-right-dc-fan-your-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/learn-how-select-right-dc-fan-your-design#comments White Paper Power Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:16:00 +0000 912521 at http://electronicdesign.com How to Stay Ahead of Efficiency Regulations for Power Adapters http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/how-stay-ahead-efficiency-regulations-power-adapters <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by CUI </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The global regulatory environment surrounding the legislation of external power supply efficiency and no-load power draw has rapidly evolved over the past decade. This paper examines the evolution of these efficiency standards and provides a summary of the current global legislation impacting external ac-dc power supplies.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/how-stay-ahead-efficiency-regulations-power-adapters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/how-stay-ahead-efficiency-regulations-power-adapters#comments White Paper Power Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:16:00 +0000 912511 at http://electronicdesign.com Will ISEF Survive Without Intel? http://electronicdesign.com/blog/will-isef-survive-without-intel <div class="node-body blog-body">Intel will be finishing up its support for the International Science and Engineering Fair in 2019. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/will-isef-survive-without-intel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/will-isef-survive-without-intel#comments IoT alt.embedded Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:09:00 +0000 912501 at http://electronicdesign.com 11 Myths About Cellular Carrier Certification Requirements http://electronicdesign.com/communications/11-myths-about-cellular-carrier-certification-requirements <div class="node-body article-body">Often overlooked in project plans, cellular compliance will regularly trip up designers at the last minute, leading to a high number of first-test failures. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/11-myths-about-cellular-carrier-certification-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/11-myths-about-cellular-carrier-certification-requirements#comments 11 Myths About... 4G IoT Communications Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:24:00 +0000 912481 at http://electronicdesign.com Power Management Resources from Intersil http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/power-management-resources-intersil <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Intersil </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Check out these resources from Intersil for your power management, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor needs: Powering IoT Infrastructure Systems; Putting Safety into Li-ion Battery Packs; Selecting the Right Battery Chemistry for Automotive Safety Applications</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/power-management-resources-intersil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/power-management-resources-intersil#comments White Paper Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +0000 912461 at http://electronicdesign.com Generate Positive and Negative Voltage by Combining Two DC Sources http://electronicdesign.com/power/generate-positive-and-negative-voltage-combining-two-dc-sources <div class="node-body article-body">Using two unipolar dc supplies in an anti-series configuration is another approach for generating positive and negative voltage—and one that doesn't suffer from power interruption.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/generate-positive-and-negative-voltage-combining-two-dc-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/generate-positive-and-negative-voltage-combining-two-dc-sources#comments Contributing Technical Experts Power Power Sources Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:08:00 +0000 912441 at http://electronicdesign.com A Malware Experiment Foreshadows Factories Held for Ransom http://electronicdesign.com/iot/malware-experiment-foreshadows-factories-held-ransom <div class="node-body article-body">A paper describes a type of ransomware that could infect devices used to control power plants, water treatment facilities, and factory assembly lines, until a ransom is paid. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/malware-experiment-foreshadows-factories-held-ransom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/malware-experiment-foreshadows-factories-held-ransom#comments Hot Topics IoT Products Microcontrollers Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:50:00 +0000 912331 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Raheem Beyah, left, associate chair in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and David Formby, a Georgia Tech Ph.D. student, created a model of a water treatment plant to highlight the potential of ransomware attacks on programmable logic controllers. (Image courtesy of Georgia Tech).</p> Wireless Power Prepares to Hit the Mainstream http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/wireless-power-prepares-hit-mainstream <div class="field-deck"> Fueled by strong opinions from consumers about how devices should charge, wireless-power companies are looking to make wireless charging more accessible while providing “must-have” features. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fueled by strong opinions from consumers about how devices should charge, wireless-power companies are looking to make wireless charging more accessible.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/wireless-power-prepares-hit-mainstream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/wireless-power-prepares-hit-mainstream#comments Automotive Power Wireless Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:40:00 +0000 912351 at http://electronicdesign.com Take a Practical Path Toward High-Performance Power Conversion http://electronicdesign.com/power/take-practical-path-toward-high-performance-power-conversion <div class="field-byline"> Tom Ribarich, Navitas Semiconductor </div> <div class="field-deck"> Integrated GaN Power IC building blocks enable fast-switching topologies with simple “digital-in, power-out” capability. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Integrated GaN Power IC building blocks enable fast-switching topologies with simple “digital-in, power-out” capability.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/take-practical-path-toward-high-performance-power-conversion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/take-practical-path-toward-high-performance-power-conversion#comments Components Power Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:17:00 +0000 912421 at http://electronicdesign.com