Electronic Design http://electronicdesign.com/rss.xml en Q&A: TI’s Gina Park Discusses DLP, 3D Printing, and 3D Vision http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/qa-ti-s-gina-park-discusses-dlp-3d-printing-and-3d-vision <div class="node-body article-body">Technology Editor Bill Wong talked with Gina Park, product line manager for DLP catalog products at Texas Instruments, about digital light processing (DLP) technology and its future application areas. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/qa-ti-s-gina-park-discusses-dlp-3d-printing-and-3d-vision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/qa-ti-s-gina-park-discusses-dlp-3d-printing-and-3d-vision#comments Interviews Embedded Texas Instruments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:18:00 +0000 832101 at http://electronicdesign.com Consumer Demand Drives Continuous Delivery in the Automotive Industry http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/consumer-demand-drives-continuous-delivery-automotive-industry <div class="field-byline"> Mark Warren </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New complexities in the automotive industry are driving more traditional companies to adopt new processes in all aspects of their business – one of these processes is continuous delivery.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/consumer-demand-drives-continuous-delivery-automotive-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/consumer-demand-drives-continuous-delivery-automotive-industry#comments Mobile Engineering Essentials Dev Tools Embedded Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:21:00 +0000 832081 at http://electronicdesign.com VITA Perspective 2015 http://electronicdesign.com/boards/vita-perspective-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">VITA Executive Director, Jerry Gipper, peers into his crystal ball to highlight VITA trends for for 2015 including VPX and VME technology. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/boards/vita-perspective-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/boards/vita-perspective-2015#comments Trends & Analysis Boards Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:01:00 +0000 832071 at http://electronicdesign.com System Simulation Requires Cooperation http://electronicdesign.com/systems/system-simulation-requires-cooperation <div class="field-deck"> Simulation allows evaluation of a system without having an actual system available. This is becoming more important as system complexity grows and time-to-market shrinks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Simulation has become a requirement for ASIC development. The cost of creating an actual chip is high as is the turnaround time to make corrections. A chip needs to work the first time. Chip simulation allows designs to be tested...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/systems/system-simulation-requires-cooperation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/systems/system-simulation-requires-cooperation#comments Trends & Analysis Systems Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:54:00 +0000 832051 at http://electronicdesign.com A Look Ahead at Wireless Charging http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/look-ahead-wireless-charging <div class="field-deck"> Tech Editor Don Tuite reports back with his takeaways from the Wireless Power Summit in Oakland, Calif. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One thing about wearable tech: In general, chargeable wearables present a challenge for coil orientation. Phones have big flat surfaces and users lay them on top of other flat surfaces, so the problem is reduced to two dimensions...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/look-ahead-wireless-charging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/look-ahead-wireless-charging#comments Communications Power WiFi Wireless Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:53:00 +0000 832021 at http://electronicdesign.com Your Brain on ED: Survey Closed For Now http://electronicdesign.com/your-brain-ed-survey-closed-now <div class="node-body page-body"><style type="text/css"> .text { font-size: 24px; } .text { text-align: center; }</style> <p class="text"><span class="text">We&#39;re sorry, &quot;Your Brain On ED&quot; has been temporarliy disabled. Please check back in the future for new quiz and prize package.</span></p> <p class="text"><span class="text">ThankYou</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <center> <img src="http://electronicdesign.com/site-files/electronicdesign.com/files/uploads/2014/12/gearbrainimage.gif" /></center> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/your-brain-ed-survey-closed-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:50:06 +0000 832011 at http://electronicdesign.com SmartEyeglass Attach! takes on Google Glass http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/smarteyeglass-attach-takes-google-glass <div class="node-body article-body">Sony to show off SmartEyeglass Attach! at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/smarteyeglass-attach-takes-google-glass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/smarteyeglass-attach-takes-google-glass#comments Displays Embedded Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:07:00 +0000 832001 at http://electronicdesign.com Simple Circuit Overcomes MOSFET Gate-Threshold Voltage Challenge http://electronicdesign.com/power/simple-circuit-overcomes-mosfet-gate-threshold-voltage-challenge <div class="field-byline"> Sajjad Haidar </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When a MOSFET or IGBT gate-threshold voltage is higher than the available drive voltage, it's standard to use an op amp or other driver to bridge the difference. This circuit uses a basic optocoupler plus a few simple passive components to achieve the required results.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/simple-circuit-overcomes-mosfet-gate-threshold-voltage-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/simple-circuit-overcomes-mosfet-gate-threshold-voltage-challenge#comments Analog Ideas for Design Components MOSFETs Power Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:57:00 +0000 831981 at http://electronicdesign.com Malicious Malware Could Grab Your Christmas Cash http://electronicdesign.com/blog/malicious-malware-could-grab-your-christmas-cash <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the most financially successful and prevalent cyber crimes involves the hacking of retail point-of-sale (PoS). It thus requires systems as well as major stores and retail outlets to shore up their defenses against such attacks to maintain customer confidence. </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/malicious-malware-could-grab-your-christmas-cash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/malicious-malware-could-grab-your-christmas-cash#comments Blogs malware PoS Track 1 Track 2 London Calling Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:21:00 +0000 831941 at http://electronicdesign.com Optimizing Power Transformer and Inductor Performance with Custom Designs http://electronicdesign.com/power/optimizing-power-transformer-and-inductor-performance-custom-designs <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Datatronics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Specifying nonstandard magnetic components (transformers and coils) from specialty vendors requires some knowledge of the ways their physical and electrical characteristics are described and of how those characteristics affect each other and the size and cost of the component.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/optimizing-power-transformer-and-inductor-performance-custom-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/optimizing-power-transformer-and-inductor-performance-custom-designs#comments Basics of Design Power Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:47:00 +0000 831911 at http://electronicdesign.com A Primer on the Tablet and its Architecture http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/primer-tablet-and-its-architecture <div class="field-byline"> Ann Starks </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article looks at the typical system architecture of tablets and the types of integrated devices that make it possible to achieve high levels of performance and functionality in very small overall form factors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/primer-tablet-and-its-architecture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/primer-tablet-and-its-architecture#comments Mobile Engineering Essentials Embedded Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:45:00 +0000 831921 at http://electronicdesign.com Microcontroller Generates Chaotic Lorenz Signals http://electronicdesign.com/analog/microcontroller-generates-chaotic-lorenz-signals <div class="field-byline"> James Calusdian and Xiaoping Yun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This design shows a simple analog circuit that, when combined with a microcontroller and code, first simulates and then synthesizes chaotic signals using Lorenz chaotic-system principles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/microcontroller-generates-chaotic-lorenz-signals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/microcontroller-generates-chaotic-lorenz-signals#comments Analog Ideas for Design Microcontrollers Test & Measurement Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:57:00 +0000 831861 at http://electronicdesign.com What’s HOT at Globecom 2014? http://electronicdesign.com/blog/what-s-hot-globecom-2014 <div class="node-body blog-body">Last week I attended the IEEE Globecom conference in Austin, Texas. This is the annual meeting of the IEEE’s Communications Society. I have been a member for decades. This is one of the best communications-related conferences, especially if you are an engineer. </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/what-s-hot-globecom-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/what-s-hot-globecom-2014#comments Blogs Communications Communiqué Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:01:00 +0000 831841 at http://electronicdesign.com eXtremeDB IMDS Shows Compatibility With GNAT Pro Tools http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/extremedb-imds-shows-compatibility-gnat-pro-tools <div class="node-body article-body">McObject has announced that its eXtremeDB In-Memory Database System (IMDS) has been tested and proven compatible with AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Ada development environment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/extremedb-imds-shows-compatibility-gnat-pro-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/extremedb-imds-shows-compatibility-gnat-pro-tools#comments Products Dev Tools Embedded Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:00:00 +0000 831831 at http://electronicdesign.com Who Are You? (I Really Want to Know!) http://electronicdesign.com/blog/who-are-you-i-really-want-know <div class="node-body blog-body">Borrowing a stanza from The Who’s hit song seemed like a good way to bring attention to a critical topic often ignored by engineers. When finding information on a company that has an interesting product, what do we do? Of course, we look at its Web page to learn more. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/guest-blogs">Guest blogs</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/who-are-you-i-really-want-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/who-are-you-i-really-want-know#comments Blogs Guest Blogger Guest blogs Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:57:00 +0000 831821 at http://electronicdesign.com Bridging Technical Communication Barriers Between Cultures http://electronicdesign.com/blog/bridging-technical-communication-barriers-between-cultures <div class="node-body blog-body">Understanding technical concepts in different languages can sometimes prove to be difficult, particularly when you have to communicate it. In this article, I discuss the challenges and possible courses of action.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/guest-blogs">Guest blogs</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/bridging-technical-communication-barriers-between-cultures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/bridging-technical-communication-barriers-between-cultures#comments Blogs Guest Blogger Guest blogs Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:34:00 +0000 831811 at http://electronicdesign.com Safety Comes First in Today’s Home-Appliance Designs http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/safety-comes-first-today-s-home-appliance-designs <div class="field-byline"> Meng He and Greg Verge, Cypress </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In addition to making home appliances sleeker and more stylish, OEMs need to consider how to meet safety regulations such as IEC/UL 60730.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/safety-comes-first-today-s-home-appliance-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/safety-comes-first-today-s-home-appliance-designs#comments Engineering Essentials Embedded Test & Measurement Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:32:00 +0000 831791 at http://electronicdesign.com Mobile Racking A Server http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/mobile-racking-server <div class="node-body article-body">Technology Editor Bill Wong gives a boost to his server using SuperMicro’s MobileRack, Avago’s MegaRAID controller, Seagate’s Saviio hard disks and Micron’s latest SSDs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/mobile-racking-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/mobile-racking-server#comments Embedded Sun, 14 Dec 2014 17:09:00 +0000 831751 at http://electronicdesign.com A Rising Star http://electronicdesign.com/blog/rising-star <div class="node-body blog-body">Technology Editor Bill Wong discusses Roger Amidon and his work with TPM and VALDOCS on the Epson QX10/16.</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/rising-star" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/rising-star#comments Dev Tools alt.embedded Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:45:00 +0000 831731 at http://electronicdesign.com Dual-Screen VR Chip Boosts Bandwidth by 80% http://electronicdesign.com/displays/dual-screen-vr-chip-boosts-bandwidth-80 <div class="node-body article-body">The VR7200 chip developed by Spectra7 Microsystems features high-speed, active signal processing and a super-thin cable to provide a more immersive virtual-reality (VR) experience. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/displays/dual-screen-vr-chip-boosts-bandwidth-80" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/displays/dual-screen-vr-chip-boosts-bandwidth-80#comments Hot Topics Displays Embedded Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:55:00 +0000 831711 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The VR7200 chip developed by Spectra7 Microsystems features high-speed, active signal processing and a super-thin cable to provide a more immersive virtual-reality (VR) experience. (Image courtesy of Thinkstock)</p> 256-Pixel LED Shows Promise in Smart Automotive Headlamps http://electronicdesign.com/leds/256-pixel-led-shows-promise-smart-automotive-headlamps <div class="node-body article-body">A research team has developed an LED chip with an array of 256 pixels as part of a project to develop more advanced LED headlamps.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/leds/256-pixel-led-shows-promise-smart-automotive-headlamps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/leds/256-pixel-led-shows-promise-smart-automotive-headlamps#comments Automotive Hot Topics LEDs Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:47:00 +0000 831701 at http://electronicdesign.com Hands-on a SPLat HMI430 Controller http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/hands-splat-hmi430-controller <div class="node-body article-body">Technology editor Bill Wong takes a look at SPLat Control's HMI430 programmable logic controller board with integrated touchscreen. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/hands-splat-hmi430-controller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/hands-splat-hmi430-controller#comments Medical Dev Tools Embedded Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:26:00 +0000 831691 at http://electronicdesign.com LabVIEW Tuned For Software Defined Radio http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/labview-tuned-software-defined-radio <div class="node-body article-body">National Instrument’s LabVIEW gets a tune up to tackle software defined radio design tasks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/labview-tuned-software-defined-radio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/labview-tuned-software-defined-radio#comments Mobile Communications Dev Tools Test & Measurement National Instruments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:49:00 +0000 831671 at http://electronicdesign.com Alliance Eyes IoT with New Industrial-Based Ethernet Standards http://electronicdesign.com/communications/alliance-eyes-iot-new-industrial-based-ethernet-standards <div class="node-body article-body">Members of the AVnu Alliance will focus on Ethernet standards to deepen the Internet of Things’ (IoT) penetration into industrial markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/alliance-eyes-iot-new-industrial-based-ethernet-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/alliance-eyes-iot-new-industrial-based-ethernet-standards#comments Hot Topics Communications Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:10:00 +0000 831661 at http://electronicdesign.com PCI Express Mini Cards Decrease CPU Loading http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/pci-express-mini-cards-decrease-cpu-loading <div class="node-body article-body">The mPCIe-ICM Series of PCI Express Mini Cards from ACCES I/O Products are designed for use in harsh and rugged environments including military and defense applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/pci-express-mini-cards-decrease-cpu-loading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/pci-express-mini-cards-decrease-cpu-loading#comments Products Boards Embedded Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:32:00 +0000 831621 at http://electronicdesign.com 10 Things You Should Know About NFV http://electronicdesign.com/communications/10-things-you-should-know-about-nfv <div class="field-byline"> Alan Deikman, Chief Technology Officer, ZNYX Networks </div> <div class="field-deck"> Think twice, decide once when adopting network function virtualization (NFV). </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Think twice, decide once when adopting network function virtualization (NFV).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/10-things-you-should-know-about-nfv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/10-things-you-should-know-about-nfv#comments Communications Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:51:00 +0000 831551 at http://electronicdesign.com Achieving Carrier-Grade Reliability with NFV http://electronicdesign.com/communications/achieving-carrier-grade-reliability-nfv <div class="node-body article-body">Carrier-grade reliability, an essential feature of telecom networks, represents a service philosophy as well as a metric: It guarantees network uptime and availability 99.999% (six-nines) of the time, which translates to no more than 32 seconds of downtime per year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/achieving-carrier-grade-reliability-nfv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/achieving-carrier-grade-reliability-nfv#comments Communications Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:49:00 +0000 831541 at http://electronicdesign.com Virtualizing Everything On The Network http://electronicdesign.com/communications/virtualizing-everything-network <div class="field-deck"> Welcome to the virtualized network. Everything from packet processing to storage management has moved into virtual machines that can be deployed as necessary. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Welcome to the virtualized network. Everything from packet processing to storage management has moved into virtual machines that can be deployed as necessary. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/virtualizing-everything-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/virtualizing-everything-network#comments Communications Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:44:00 +0000 831531 at http://electronicdesign.com Increased sustainability and performance with Stanyl® ForTii™ in terminal blocks http://electronicdesign.com/power/increased-sustainability-and-performance-stanyl-fortii-terminal-blocks <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: DSM </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"Sustainable design,” the philosophy of designing products to comply with the principles of social, economic, and ecological sustainability, has recently gained significant interest in the electronics industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/increased-sustainability-and-performance-stanyl-fortii-terminal-blocks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/increased-sustainability-and-performance-stanyl-fortii-terminal-blocks#comments Components White Paper Power Test & Measurement Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:19:00 +0000 831521 at http://electronicdesign.com Complex Chip Designs Need System-Level Scenario Coverage http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/complex-chip-designs-need-system-level-scenario-coverage <div class="node-body article-body">Today's coverage technology exists today to create scenario models; automatically generate coverage goals; automatically generate test cases to hit those goals; and combine system-level metrics with traditional forms of coverage for a comprehensive view of verification.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/complex-chip-designs-need-system-level-scenario-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/complex-chip-designs-need-system-level-scenario-coverage#comments Engineering Essentials EDA Test & Measurement Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:58:00 +0000 831481 at http://electronicdesign.com