Electronic Design http://electronicdesign.com/rss.xml en Fixed Frequency Synthesizer Generates 11.6 GHz Output Signal http://electronicdesign.com/power/fixed-frequency-synthesizer-generates-116-ghz-output-signal <div class="node-body article-body">The SFS11600H-LF fixed frequency synthesizer from Z-Communications is designed to generate an output signal of 11.6 GHz while being fixed to an external 100 MHZ reference oscillator. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/fixed-frequency-synthesizer-generates-116-ghz-output-signal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/fixed-frequency-synthesizer-generates-116-ghz-output-signal#comments Products Power Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:20:00 +0000 145761 at http://electronicdesign.com 32-bit MCU Utilizes MONOS Memory Structure for Automotive Chassis http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/32-bit-mcu-utilizes-monos-memory-structure-automotive-chassis <div class="node-body article-body">The RH850/P1x Series of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) from Renesas combine a 40 nm process with a metal oxide nitride oxide silicon (MONOS) flash memory structure for automotive chassis systems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/32-bit-mcu-utilizes-monos-memory-structure-automotive-chassis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/32-bit-mcu-utilizes-monos-memory-structure-automotive-chassis#comments Automotive Products Microcontrollers Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:06:00 +0000 145751 at http://electronicdesign.com Compact 32-bit Cores Target IoT And Wearables http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/compact-32-bit-cores-target-iot-and-wearables <div class="node-body article-body">Cortus’ custom 32-bit cores target low power applications such as IoR and wearable devices.. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/compact-32-bit-cores-target-iot-and-wearables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/compact-32-bit-cores-target-iot-and-wearables#comments Medical Mobile Microcontrollers Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:49:00 +0000 145701 at http://electronicdesign.com Basic Circuit Eliminates Numeric Keypad Polling http://electronicdesign.com/components/basic-circuit-eliminates-numeric-keypad-polling <div class="field-byline"> Rick Mally, Independent Designs LLC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Using eight digital inputs, this Idea for Design simplifies decoding of the common membrane 4x4 keypad matrix and eliminates the traditional requirement of scanning rows or columns. Any X-Y switch matrix, which can be part of some apparatus, can be considered with this device.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/components/basic-circuit-eliminates-numeric-keypad-polling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/components/basic-circuit-eliminates-numeric-keypad-polling#comments Ideas for Design Components Microprocessors Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:16:00 +0000 145711 at http://electronicdesign.com Say Good Bye to the Last Vacuum Tube Product http://electronicdesign.com/blog/say-good-bye-last-vacuum-tube-product <div class="node-body blog-body">Vacuum tubes disappeared from electronic products years ago. Yet there have been some lingering vacuum tube-based products in production. </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/say-good-bye-last-vacuum-tube-product" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/say-good-bye-last-vacuum-tube-product#comments Blogs Communiqué Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:34:00 +0000 145681 at http://electronicdesign.com A Look Behind the Mask of Multi-Patterning http://electronicdesign.com/eda/look-behind-mask-multi-patterning <div class="node-body article-body">The commonality between 20/16/14 nm, 10 nm, and likely 7 nm is the need to use one form or another of multi-patterning (MP). This article explores the various MP approaches, how they differ by technology node, and where the IC manufacturing/IP/EDA ecosystems are in the delivery of solutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/eda/look-behind-mask-multi-patterning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/eda/look-behind-mask-multi-patterning#comments Dev Tools EDA Mentor Graphics Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:52:00 +0000 145011 at http://electronicdesign.com The Perfect Geek Marriage: 3D Printing and Cosplay http://electronicdesign.com/hot-topics/perfect-geek-marriage-3d-printing-and-cosplay <div class="node-body article-body">At New York Comic Con, we talked with 3D Systems and Geek Fab Lab about 3D printing and how it has affected cosplay design.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/hot-topics/perfect-geek-marriage-3d-printing-and-cosplay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/hot-topics/perfect-geek-marriage-3d-printing-and-cosplay#comments Hot Topics Interviews Systems Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:56:00 +0000 144951 at http://electronicdesign.com Stabilize Software Upgrades in Critical Systems http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/stabilize-software-upgrades-critical-systems <div class="node-body article-body">The most unstable time for a software-based system is during and immediately after a software upgrade. Is there an underlying reason for this empirical observation and, if so, how can we exploit it to handle potential safety issues following a software upgrade?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/stabilize-software-upgrades-critical-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/stabilize-software-upgrades-critical-systems#comments Engineering Essentials Dev Tools Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:30:00 +0000 144901 at http://electronicdesign.com October 2014 http://electronicdesign.com/electronic-design/2014-10-17 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/salarysurvey">2014 Engineering Salary Survey: Engineering By The Numbers</a> <a href="/interviews/gender-divide-interview-nita-patel-ieee-women-engineering-committee-chair">The Gender Divide: Interview with Nita Patel, IEEE Women in Engineering Committee Chair </a> <a href="/blog/disney-supercomputer-renders-big-hero-6">Disney Supercomputer Renders Big Hero 6</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 144991 at http://electronicdesign.com Q&A: Everspin Takes MRAM to the Mainstream http://electronicdesign.com/memory/qa-everspin-takes-mram-mainstream <div class="field-byline"> Joe O&#039;Hare, Everspin Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In this interview with Electronic Design's Bill Wong, Everspin's Joe O'Hare describes how MRAM will move to the mainstream through commercialization of the company’s ST-MRAM storage products, along with plans for a flexible, scalable embedded memory targeting advanced CMOS ASICs and SoCs of the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/memory/qa-everspin-takes-mram-mainstream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/memory/qa-everspin-takes-mram-mainstream#comments Interviews Memory Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:51:00 +0000 144431 at http://electronicdesign.com Micro Targets Telematics With 3D And HyperBus Support http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/micro-targets-telematics-3d-and-hyperbus-support <div class="node-body article-body">Spansion’s Traveo mixes an ARM Cortex-R5 core with 3D graphics and Spansion’s HyperBus to target automotive telematics applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/micro-targets-telematics-3d-and-hyperbus-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/micro-targets-telematics-3d-and-hyperbus-support#comments Microcontrollers Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:46:00 +0000 144371 at http://electronicdesign.com Touchscreen Controller Capable of Tracking Multiple, Gloved Fingers http://electronicdesign.com/displays/touchscreen-controller-capable-tracking-multiple-gloved-fingers <div class="node-body article-body">Cypress Semiconductor’s TrueTouch Gen5 touchscreen controller, the TMA568, can accurately track multiple fingers even while wearing thick gloves. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/displays/touchscreen-controller-capable-tracking-multiple-gloved-fingers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/displays/touchscreen-controller-capable-tracking-multiple-gloved-fingers#comments Products Communications Displays Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:30:00 +0000 144351 at http://electronicdesign.com FPGA Module Combines FPGA with an ARM Core Processor http://electronicdesign.com/fpgas/fpga-module-combines-fpga-arm-core-processor <div class="node-body article-body">The proFPGA ZynqTM 7000 FPGA Module from PRO DESIGN is a complete embedded processing platform for the development and verification of SoC and IP design. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/fpgas/fpga-module-combines-fpga-arm-core-processor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/fpgas/fpga-module-combines-fpga-arm-core-processor#comments Products Boards FPGAs modules Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:14:00 +0000 144341 at http://electronicdesign.com Systems Design Barriers Delay New Product Development http://electronicdesign.com/eda/systems-design-barriers-delay-new-product-development <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Mentor Graphics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although PCB tools have evolved to become tightly integrated, sharing common databases across the design to eliminate human error, hardware systems design has remained much the same as it has been for over a decade. New technology changes that. Find out how.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/eda/systems-design-barriers-delay-new-product-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/eda/systems-design-barriers-delay-new-product-development#comments White Paper EDA Power Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:08:00 +0000 144321 at http://electronicdesign.com How to Identify SERDES Design Issues http://electronicdesign.com/eda/how-identify-serdes-design-issues <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Mentor Graphics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many designs use SERDES interfaces to move data. Here, we’ll look at common layout requirements related to SERDES designs, and how one solution can help identify issues on PCB boards that violate these requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/eda/how-identify-serdes-design-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/eda/how-identify-serdes-design-issues#comments White Paper EDA Power Test & Measurement Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:05:00 +0000 144311 at http://electronicdesign.com 100 Ways To Ensure DFM Optimization In Your Desktop PCB Design Process http://electronicdesign.com/eda/100-ways-ensure-dfm-optimization-your-desktop-pcb-design-process <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Mentor Graphics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Design for Manufacturing is critical for improving the efficiency of new product introduction. The sooner potential problems are identified, the more design options are available to correct them. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/eda/100-ways-ensure-dfm-optimization-your-desktop-pcb-design-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/eda/100-ways-ensure-dfm-optimization-your-desktop-pcb-design-process#comments White Paper EDA Power Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:02:00 +0000 144301 at http://electronicdesign.com Keep Those Wearable Technology Power Budgets Lean And Mean http://electronicdesign.com/blog/keep-those-wearable-technology-power-budgets-lean-and-mean <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Visitors to Munich&#39;s enormous TechFest, AKA Electronica 2014, will have to be pretty fit to stand any chance of getting around a show that has approximately 2700 exhibits.</p> <p>So given that strenuous challenge, a visit to one of the show&#39;s booths displaying the latest in wearable medical related electronic products that can check and monitor your health could prove very pertinent.</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/keep-those-wearable-technology-power-budgets-lean-and-mean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/keep-those-wearable-technology-power-budgets-lean-and-mean#comments battery Bluetooth Power wearable technology London Calling Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:38:00 +0000 144291 at http://electronicdesign.com ATCA Platform Delivers On SDN/NFV Promise http://electronicdesign.com/ethernet/atca-platform-delivers-sdnnfv-promise <div class="node-body article-body">Radisys’ T-100 SDN-enabled platform is designed to support network function virtualization (NFV).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/ethernet/atca-platform-delivers-sdnnfv-promise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/ethernet/atca-platform-delivers-sdnnfv-promise#comments Mobile Communications Ethernet Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:28:00 +0000 143901 at http://electronicdesign.com 75 GHz Bandwidth Heat Sink Uses High Performance Elastomer http://electronicdesign.com/components/75-ghz-bandwidth-heat-sink-uses-high-performance-elastomer <div class="node-body article-body">The GT-BGA-6008 BGA socket from Ironwood Electronics uses high performance elastomer and operates at bandwidths up to 75 GHz with less than 1 dB of insertion loss and contact resistance at 20 mΩ (typical) per pin. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/components/75-ghz-bandwidth-heat-sink-uses-high-performance-elastomer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/components/75-ghz-bandwidth-heat-sink-uses-high-performance-elastomer#comments Products Components Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:15:00 +0000 143831 at http://electronicdesign.com BLDC Motor Driver Integrates Control Logic http://electronicdesign.com/power/bldc-motor-driver-integrates-control-logic <div class="node-body article-body">The DRV10983 from Texas Instruments is a 24-V, sinusoidal, sensor-less, brushless DC (BLDC) motor driver. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/bldc-motor-driver-integrates-control-logic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/bldc-motor-driver-integrates-control-logic#comments Products Power Texas Instruments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:21:00 +0000 143821 at http://electronicdesign.com Design and Test of Fast Laser Driver Circuits http://electronicdesign.com/analog/design-and-test-fast-laser-driver-circuits <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: iC-Haus </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Driving laser diodes fast and safely is a challenging engineering task. Particularly if the electrical signals do not match with the optical output. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/design-and-test-fast-laser-driver-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/design-and-test-fast-laser-driver-circuits#comments Analog White Paper Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:10:00 +0000 143811 at http://electronicdesign.com Flexible and Low Power Driving of Solenoid Coils http://electronicdesign.com/analog/flexible-and-low-power-driving-solenoid-coils <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: iC-Haus </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microcontroller 3.3V output logic levels have to drive solenoid coils in monostable or bistable relays, in valves or lifting solenoids that operate from supply different voltages. The required driver should be flexible, energy-saving and not impair the microcontroller’s operation with interference noise during the switching of inductive loads.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/flexible-and-low-power-driving-solenoid-coils" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/flexible-and-low-power-driving-solenoid-coils#comments Analog White Paper Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:04:00 +0000 143801 at http://electronicdesign.com High-Precision Sine/Cosine Interpolation http://electronicdesign.com/analog/high-precision-sinecosine-interpolation <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: iC-Haus </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Accurate motor speed control or positioning demand high-resolution magnetic or optical position sensors which require special integrated circuits for sensor signal conditioning and sine/cosine-to-digital conversion. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/high-precision-sinecosine-interpolation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/high-precision-sinecosine-interpolation#comments Analog White Paper Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:00:00 +0000 143791 at http://electronicdesign.com Dielectric Resonator VCO Features Low X-Band Phase Noise http://electronicdesign.com/power/dielectric-resonator-vco-features-low-x-band-phase-noise <div class="node-body article-body">The DRO11000A from Z-Communications is a dielectric resonator voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) for radar system applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/dielectric-resonator-vco-features-low-x-band-phase-noise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/dielectric-resonator-vco-features-low-x-band-phase-noise#comments Products Communications Power Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:42:00 +0000 143771 at http://electronicdesign.com High Power PIN Diode Switch Operates from 30 MHz-3 GHz http://electronicdesign.com/components/high-power-pin-diode-switch-operates-30-mhz-3-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">The MASW-011030 from MACOM is a high power PIN diode SP3T switch in a common anode configuration that operates from 30 MHz to 3 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/components/high-power-pin-diode-switch-operates-30-mhz-3-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/components/high-power-pin-diode-switch-operates-30-mhz-3-ghz#comments Products Components Power Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:42:00 +0000 143401 at http://electronicdesign.com Blending Big Data http://electronicdesign.com/blog/blending-big-data <div class="node-body blog-body">Technology Editor Bill Wong examines how Hadoop and other big data platforms are being integrated into mainline database and development environments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/altembedded">alt.embedded</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/blending-big-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/blending-big-data#comments Dev Tools alt.embedded Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:21:00 +0000 143381 at http://electronicdesign.com Rugged Connector Features Fast Field Termination http://electronicdesign.com/interconnects/rugged-connector-features-fast-field-termination <div class="node-body article-body">The CeeLok FAS-X connector from TE Connectivity combines rugged reliability with signal integrity to support current and future high-speed protocols. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/interconnects/rugged-connector-features-fast-field-termination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/interconnects/rugged-connector-features-fast-field-termination#comments Products Components Interconnects TE Connectivity Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:19:00 +0000 143391 at http://electronicdesign.com All I Really Need to Know, I Learned on the Internet—or Maybe Not? http://electronicdesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/all-i-really-need-know-i-learned-internet-or-maybe-not <div class="node-body article-body">A broad base of skills, especially when it comes to problem solving, is paramount for engineers looking to crack into the field, or those wishing to move to a more lucrative position.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/all-i-really-need-know-i-learned-internet-or-maybe-not" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/all-i-really-need-know-i-learned-internet-or-maybe-not#comments Contributing Technical Experts Communications Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:59:00 +0000 143421 at http://electronicdesign.com COM Express Mini Module Features ECC Memory http://electronicdesign.com/modules/com-express-mini-module-features-ecc-memory <div class="node-body article-body">The conga-MA3E, a COM Express Mini Type 10 module from congatec, is based on the Intel Atom E3800 series of processors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/modules/com-express-mini-module-features-ecc-memory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/modules/com-express-mini-module-features-ecc-memory#comments Products Embedded modules Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:13:00 +0000 143371 at http://electronicdesign.com 600-W Programmable Power Supplies Feature 400-V Output http://electronicdesign.com/power/600-w-programmable-power-supplies-feature-400-v-output <div class="node-body article-body">The BENCH series of 600-W compact, programmable dc power supplies from Versatile Power feature embedded 12-bit D/A and A/D converters to provide accurate controlling and reporting. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/600-w-programmable-power-supplies-feature-400-v-output" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/600-w-programmable-power-supplies-feature-400-v-output#comments Products Power Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:47:00 +0000 143351 at http://electronicdesign.com