Electronic Design http://electronicdesign.com/rss.xml en Rugged Computer Platforms Won’t Kick Sand In Your Face http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/rugged-computer-platforms-won-t-kick-sand-your-face <div class="node-body article-body">Cadia’s new IP6700 platforms can be provisioned with a broad range of SBCs for requirements with specific processing, graphic, I/O and communication application needs. The 150 x 185 x 54 mm aluminum fanless chassis, fully water & dust proof at IP65/67 levels, are highly configurable, rugged conduction cooled ultra-compact form factor systems</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/rugged-computer-platforms-won-t-kick-sand-your-face" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/rugged-computer-platforms-won-t-kick-sand-your-face#comments Products Embedded Systems Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:25:00 +0000 132971 at http://electronicdesign.com 25 - 160 MSPS ADC Family Saves Energy In Industrial Designs http://electronicdesign.com/analog/25-160-msps-adc-family-saves-energy-industrial-designs <div class="node-body article-body">TI’s ADC3k family of small, pin-compatible ADCs include 12- and 14-bit options in speed grades up to 160 MSPS with 2 or 4 channels and LVDS or JESD204B interfaces. They use just 200 mW/ch at 160 MSPS and 44 mW/ch at 25 MSPS </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/25-160-msps-adc-family-saves-energy-industrial-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/25-160-msps-adc-family-saves-energy-industrial-designs#comments ADC Products Analog Texas Instruments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:10:00 +0000 132961 at http://electronicdesign.com ADCs Feel the Need for Speed http://electronicdesign.com/communications/adcs-feel-need-speed <div class="node-body article-body">As communication technology attempts to put more information in the existing bandwidth, there’s been a dramatic rise in special applications of broadband infrastructures utilizing ultra-high-speed data converters. This article covers several applications as well as what the future may hold for consumers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/adcs-feel-need-speed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/adcs-feel-need-speed#comments ADC Contributing Technical Experts Communications Components DACs Power Texas Instruments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:54:00 +0000 132951 at http://electronicdesign.com LTE Could Invigorate Sluggish Baseband-Processor Industry http://electronicdesign.com/processors/lte-could-invigorate-sluggish-baseband-processor-industry <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Qualcomm still leads the pack in a cellular-baseband-processor market that saw just a 2.5% y/y climb in Q1 2014. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/processors/lte-could-invigorate-sluggish-baseband-processor-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/processors/lte-could-invigorate-sluggish-baseband-processor-industry#comments 4G Trends & Analysis Mobile LTE processors Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:26:00 +0000 132501 at http://electronicdesign.com Courtesy of Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images Q&A with Verific’s Rob Dekker on Parsers, Elaborators http://electronicdesign.com/interviews/qa-verific-s-rob-dekker-parsers-elaborators <div class="field-byline"> Rob Dekker, CTO &amp; Founder, Verific Design Automation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Technology Editor Bill Wong talks with Rob Dekker about EDA, synthesis, parsers, and elaborators and why focusing on core competency is a recipe for success.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/interviews/qa-verific-s-rob-dekker-parsers-elaborators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/interviews/qa-verific-s-rob-dekker-parsers-elaborators#comments Interviews EDA Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0000 132461 at http://electronicdesign.com Dual Intel Xeon Processors Power Expandable Networking Platform http://electronicdesign.com/products/dual-intel-xeon-processors-power-expandable-networking-platform <div class="node-body article-body">WIN Enterprises’ PL-80650, a 2U networking platform powered by two Intel Sandy Bridge-EP or Ivy Bridge-EP Xeon E5-2600V2 series processors is intended for high performance and robust scalability, expanding from a standard 2x GbE LAN ports to a maximum of 56 GbE LAN copper/fiber ports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/products/dual-intel-xeon-processors-power-expandable-networking-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/products/dual-intel-xeon-processors-power-expandable-networking-platform#comments Products Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:37:00 +0000 132451 at http://electronicdesign.com What’s the Difference Between VHDL, Verilog, and SystemVerilog? http://electronicdesign.com/what-s-difference-between/what-s-difference-between-vhdl-verilog-and-systemverilog <div class="field-byline"> Rob Dekker, CTO &amp; Founder, Verific Design Automation </div> <div class="field-deck"> Designing a complex SoC would be impossible without these three specialized hardware description languages. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rob Dekker, Chief Technology Officer and founder of Verific Design Automation, explains the differences and history behind VHDL, Verilog, and SystemVerilog. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/what-s-difference-between/what-s-difference-between-vhdl-verilog-and-systemverilog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/what-s-difference-between/what-s-difference-between-vhdl-verilog-and-systemverilog#comments What’s The Difference Between… EDA Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:05:00 +0000 132441 at http://electronicdesign.com Smartphone Sensor Rivals Point-and-Shoot Camera http://electronicdesign.com/components/smartphone-sensor-rivals-point-and-shoot-camera <div class="node-body article-body">Leveraging a highly sensitive MOS sensor, Panasonic’s Android-based Lumix DMC-CM1 smartphone can produce high-quality images.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/components/smartphone-sensor-rivals-point-and-shoot-camera" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/components/smartphone-sensor-rivals-point-and-shoot-camera#comments Mobile Components Embedded Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:52:00 +0000 131941 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The CM1 uses an f/2.8 Leica lens to capture higher resolution images. (Photo courtesy of Panasonic)</p> Industrial Robot Works Side by Side with Humans http://electronicdesign.com/systems/industrial-robot-works-side-side-humans <div class="node-body article-body">The YuMi dual-arm robot works in tandem with humans on production tasks, such as fabrication of delicate electronics components.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/systems/industrial-robot-works-side-side-humans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/systems/industrial-robot-works-side-side-humans#comments Hot Topics Robotics Embedded Systems Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:40:00 +0000 131931 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The YuMi dual-arm robot performs with enough accuracy to thread a needle. (Image courtesy of ABB)</p> This Tiny Modem Chip Will Cope With The Mega Connectivity Surge Of The IoT http://electronicdesign.com/blog/tiny-modem-chip-will-cope-mega-connectivity-surge-iot <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Convergence and connectivity received an important technical boost recently with the unveiling of the XMM 6255 modem from Intel that can be used in countless devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT).</p> <p>It is small, about the size of a 10 cent Euro or US one cent coin, and Intel believes its tiny size and functionality will allow it to be integrated into small Internet connected devices such as wearables, small appliances and security devices.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/london-calling">London Calling</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/tiny-modem-chip-will-cope-mega-connectivity-surge-iot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/tiny-modem-chip-will-cope-mega-connectivity-surge-iot#comments connectivity Intel IoT modem London Calling Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:18:00 +0000 131781 at http://electronicdesign.com What’s The Difference: PCB Routing Then and Now http://electronicdesign.com/what-s-difference-between/what-s-difference-pcb-routing-then-and-now <div class="field-byline"> Charles Pfeil, Engineering Director, Mentor Graphics </div> <div class="field-deck"> Obstacles continue to impede success in fully automating the PCB routing process. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article explores the obstacles confronted when attempting to fully automate the routing process, and provides a background for our future, which must include a continual improvement in route quality and productivity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/what-s-difference-between/what-s-difference-pcb-routing-then-and-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/what-s-difference-between/what-s-difference-pcb-routing-then-and-now#comments Contributing Technical Experts Boards What’s The Difference Between… EDA Mentor Graphics Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:36:00 +0000 131361 at http://electronicdesign.com 0.8-mm-Pitch BGA Socket Features Under-0.1-dB Insertion Loss http://electronicdesign.com/components/08-mm-pitch-bga-socket-features-under-01-db-insertion-loss <div class="node-body article-body">Ironwood Electronics’ SG-BGA-6410 socket, a ball-grid-array (BGA) socket for 0.8-mm-pitch, 96-pin BGA ICs—operates at bandwidths up to 8 GHz with less than 1 dB of insertion loss. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/components/08-mm-pitch-bga-socket-features-under-01-db-insertion-loss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/components/08-mm-pitch-bga-socket-features-under-01-db-insertion-loss#comments Products Components Interconnects Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:32:00 +0000 131331 at http://electronicdesign.com Low-Power Rail-to-Rail Amps Boost Bandwidth Sixfold http://electronicdesign.com/components/low-power-rail-rail-amps-boost-bandwidth-sixfold <div class="node-body article-body">A new single/dual op-amp family from Exar delivers 75-MHz bandwidth at 505 µA (XR1008/XR2008), while a lower-power version (XR1009/XR2009) offers 35 MHz at 208 µA. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/components/low-power-rail-rail-amps-boost-bandwidth-sixfold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/components/low-power-rail-rail-amps-boost-bandwidth-sixfold#comments Products Components op-amps Power Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:29:00 +0000 131321 at http://electronicdesign.com Power Efficient Multicore SoCs Handle Vision and HMI Chores http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/power-efficient-multicore-socs-handle-vision-and-hmi-chores <div class="node-body article-body">Texas Instruments’ AM5K2Exx and 66AK2Exx multicore SoCs address a range of applications from computer vision to user interface. They are based on Arm Cortex-A15 cores. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/power-efficient-multicore-socs-handle-vision-and-hmi-chores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/power-efficient-multicore-socs-handle-vision-and-hmi-chores#comments Defense Mobile DSPs Microcontrollers Microprocessors Texas Instruments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:27:00 +0000 131311 at http://electronicdesign.com High-Voltage Switcher Saves Energy for “Always-On” Smart Meters, Home Automation http://electronicdesign.com/components/high-voltage-switcher-saves-energy-always-smart-meters-home-automation <div class="node-body article-body">The UCC28880 switcher integrates a 700-V power MOSFET and high-voltage current to boost energy efficiency of always-on non-isolated power systems with outputs up to 100 mA.. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/components/high-voltage-switcher-saves-energy-always-smart-meters-home-automation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/components/high-voltage-switcher-saves-energy-always-smart-meters-home-automation#comments Products Components Power Texas Instruments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:08:00 +0000 131301 at http://electronicdesign.com Customers Influence Ford F-150 Instrument-Cluster Redesign http://electronicdesign.com/displays/customers-influence-ford-f-150-instrument-cluster-redesign <div class="field-deck"> New features in the 2015 F-150 truck include a vehicle-centered display with accessories better equipped for glove-wearing drivers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After surveying customers, Ford’s F-150 design team concluded that truck drivers preferred a vehicle-centered display as opposed to revolving media, which led to the development of “MyView.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/displays/customers-influence-ford-f-150-instrument-cluster-redesign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/displays/customers-influence-ford-f-150-instrument-cluster-redesign#comments Automotive Displays Systems Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:47:00 +0000 131281 at http://electronicdesign.com Latest PXI Express Test Systems Showcasing At AUTOTEST 2014 http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/latest-pxi-express-test-systems-showcasing-autotest-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">ADLINK will be showcasing their latest PXI Express-based test solutions in Booth 627 at IEEE’s AUTOTEST 2014 from September 15–18 at America’s Center in St. Louis, MO. Applications being demonstrated at AUTOTEST will include wind tunnel, radar signal and vibration testing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/latest-pxi-express-test-systems-showcasing-autotest-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/latest-pxi-express-test-systems-showcasing-autotest-2014#comments Products Test & Measurement Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:25:00 +0000 130221 at http://electronicdesign.com Smart Remote Control Radio Chip Supports ZRC 2.0 Protocol http://electronicdesign.com/communications/smart-remote-control-radio-chip-supports-zrc-20-protocol <div class="node-body article-body">GreenPeak’s GP565 Smart Home radio chip for remote controls supports voice control, motion sensing and the new ZigBee ZRC 2.0 protocol, which enables a single remote to control all the home’s connected devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/smart-remote-control-radio-chip-supports-zrc-20-protocol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/smart-remote-control-radio-chip-supports-zrc-20-protocol#comments Products Communications Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:51:00 +0000 129461 at http://electronicdesign.com Open Standards Will Enable the IoT’s Growth http://electronicdesign.com/communications/open-standards-will-enable-iot-s-growth <div class="field-byline"> Oleg Logvinov, IEEE P2413 Chair </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Developing a common core of open standards that include architectural frameworks, reference models, and data-abstraction blueprints—the building blocks of the IoT—will help clearly define relationships among the IoT’s vertical markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/open-standards-will-enable-iot-s-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/open-standards-will-enable-iot-s-growth#comments Communications ST Microelectronics Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:35:00 +0000 129451 at http://electronicdesign.com Edison Lights Up IDF 2014 http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/edison-lights-idf-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Intel's Edison module popped up all around the 2014 Intel Developer Forum in robots, control systems and other embedded devices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/edison-lights-idf-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/edison-lights-idf-2014#comments Hot Topics Boards Mobile Robotics Embedded Intel Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:22:00 +0000 129441 at http://electronicdesign.com Dual-Display Signage System Enriches I/O, Network Connectivity http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/dual-display-signage-system-enriches-io-network-connectivity <div class="node-body article-body">VIA’s ARTiGO A1300 is a robust ultra-compact fanless quad core system with rich connectivity and networking features designed for a range of dual-display signage, kiosk, menu board, HMI, and other IoT applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/dual-display-signage-system-enriches-io-network-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/dual-display-signage-system-enriches-io-network-connectivity#comments Products Embedded Systems Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:55:00 +0000 129411 at http://electronicdesign.com 6 Things You Need to Know about Apple’s New iPhone 6 and Watch http://electronicdesign.com/blog/6-things-you-need-know-about-apple-s-new-iphone-6-and-watch <div class="node-body blog-body">In case you missed Apple’s introduction of the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch, here are the top 6 things you need to know.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/communiqu">Communiqué</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/6-things-you-need-know-about-apple-s-new-iphone-6-and-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/6-things-you-need-know-about-apple-s-new-iphone-6-and-watch#comments Blogs Communiqué Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:14:00 +0000 129341 at http://electronicdesign.com September 2014 http://electronicdesign.com/electronic-design/2014-09-11 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/medical/electromechanical-medical-marvels">Electromechanical Medical Marvels </a> <a href="/communications/top-50-employers-electronic-design">Top 50 Employers in Electronic Design</a> <a href="/wireless/technology-gives-back">Technology Gives Back</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 129361 at http://electronicdesign.com Microtek Testing Lab Receives DLA Mil-Spec Approval http://electronicdesign.com/components/microtek-testing-lab-receives-dla-mil-spec-approval <div class="node-body article-body">A Microtek Laboratories facility received Laboratory Suitability Status approval from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for a variety of military specifications.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/components/microtek-testing-lab-receives-dla-mil-spec-approval" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/components/microtek-testing-lab-receives-dla-mil-spec-approval#comments Hot Topics Components Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:38:00 +0000 128931 at http://electronicdesign.com Gen3 OpenVPX Backplanes Support 40 Gbps Ethernet Or Infiniband http://electronicdesign.com/components/gen3-openvpx-backplanes-support-40-gbps-ethernet-or-infiniband <div class="node-body article-body">Curtiss-Wright is expanding their family of 40 Gbps Gen3 OpenVPX backplanes with three new central-switched Hybricon Fabric40 OpenVPX backplanes and two new Gen3 OpenVPX-optimized Fabric40 OpenVPX pass-through versions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/components/gen3-openvpx-backplanes-support-40-gbps-ethernet-or-infiniband" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/components/gen3-openvpx-backplanes-support-40-gbps-ethernet-or-infiniband#comments Products Components Enclosures Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:03:00 +0000 128921 at http://electronicdesign.com Direct Part Mark Considerations for Automated Manufacturing Lines http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/direct-part-mark-considerations-automated-manufacturing-lines <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Cognex </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electronics manufacturers use 2-D Direct Part Marks (DPM) codes to track a part through its full lifecycle because their small size, error correction and amount of data that can be stored as compared to traditional 1-D barcodes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/direct-part-mark-considerations-automated-manufacturing-lines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/direct-part-mark-considerations-automated-manufacturing-lines#comments White Paper Test & Measurement Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:04:00 +0000 128881 at http://electronicdesign.com Electronics Applications Guide http://electronicdesign.com/components/electronics-applications-guide-cognex <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Cognex </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cognex products are used by many of the world’s top electronics manufacturers, suppliers and machine builders to ensure that the products that are being delivered match the stringent quality requirements of the industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/components/electronics-applications-guide-cognex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/components/electronics-applications-guide-cognex#comments Components White Paper Test & Measurement Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:59:00 +0000 108041 at http://electronicdesign.com Machine Vision Optimizing Electronics Production http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/machine-vision-optimizing-electronics-production <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Cognex </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Semiconductors cannot be manufactured without using machine vision technology. In fact, many electronics manufacturing processes now rely on vision technology to ensure quality and efficient production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/machine-vision-optimizing-electronics-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/machine-vision-optimizing-electronics-production#comments White Paper Digital ICs Test & Measurement Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:55:00 +0000 108031 at http://electronicdesign.com August 2014 http://electronicdesign.com/electronic-design/2014-09-10 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/components/mems-move-multiple-markets">MEMS Move to Multiple Markets</a> <a href="/eda/get-ready-hit-10-nm-out-park">Get Ready To Hit 10 nm Out Of The Park</a> <a href="/components/interview-te-connectivity-s-egbert-stellinga-discusses-usb-31">Interview: TE Connectivity’s Egbert Stellinga Discusses USB 3.1 </a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 128941 at http://electronicdesign.com The Latest Products and Upgrades from IDF 2014 http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/latest-products-and-upgrades-idf-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 14th Annual Intel Developer’s Form (IDF) in San Francisco, Calif. showcased a variety of new products and upgrades for the embedded and communications industries. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/latest-products-and-upgrades-idf-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/latest-products-and-upgrades-idf-2014#comments Communications Embedded Intel Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:05:00 +0000 128601 at http://electronicdesign.com