What’s The Difference Between… http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25767/more en What’s the Difference Between PLC and RF for Smart-Meter Backhaul? http://electronicdesign.com/power/what-s-difference-between-plc-and-rf-smart-meter-backhaul <div class="field-byline"> Li Zhou Dai, gridComm </div> <div class="field-deck"> Despite their disparities, both technologies can be used in a complementary fashion to solve obstruction, interference, and attenuation issues. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite their disparities, PLC and RF technologies can be used in a complementary fashion to solve obstruction, interference, and attenuation issues for smart-meter backhaul.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/what-s-difference-between-plc-and-rf-smart-meter-backhaul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/what-s-difference-between-plc-and-rf-smart-meter-backhaul#comments Communications What’s The Difference Between… Power Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:39:00 +0000 822581 at http://electronicdesign.com What’s the Difference Between PCI Express and Ethernet in Cost and Power Consumption? http://electronicdesign.com/communications/what-s-difference-between-pci-express-and-ethernet-cost-and-power-consumption <div class="field-byline"> Krishna Mallampati, Avago Technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Stark contrasts in cost and power requirements exist between PCI Express and Ethernet when used in data centers and cloud computing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/what-s-difference-between-pci-express-and-ethernet-cost-and-power-consumption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/what-s-difference-between-pci-express-and-ethernet-cost-and-power-consumption#comments Communications What’s The Difference Between… Ethernet Interconnects Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:33:00 +0000 174791 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 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 What's The Difference Between POSIX ACLs and SELinux http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/whats-difference-between-posix-acls-and-selinux <div class="node-body article-body">Linux has a number access control methods. Find out what the difference is between Discretionary Access Control, Access Control List and Mandatory Access Control. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/whats-difference-between-posix-acls-and-selinux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/whats-difference-between-posix-acls-and-selinux#comments Defense Medical What’s The Difference Between… Dev Tools Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:51:00 +0000 123271 at http://electronicdesign.com What’s the Difference Between Optical and Electrical Technology for 100-Gbit/s Connectivity in Future Systems? http://electronicdesign.com/communications/what-s-difference-between-optical-and-electrical-technology-100-gbits-connectivity-fu <div class="field-byline"> Ramin Farjadrad, Aquantia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While optical interconnects have historically dominated bandwidth-distance products beyond 100Gbps.meter, recent advances in CMOS technology and signal processing have enabled electrical interconnects to break the 500Gbps.meter barrier and approach 1000Gbps.meter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/what-s-difference-between-optical-and-electrical-technology-100-gbits-connectivity-fu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/what-s-difference-between-optical-and-electrical-technology-100-gbits-connectivity-fu#comments Communications What’s The Difference Between… Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:28:00 +0000 118221 at http://electronicdesign.com What’s The Difference Between Continuous-Time And Discrete-Time Delta-Sigma ADCs? http://electronicdesign.com/analog/what-s-difference-between-continuous-time-and-discrete-time-delta-sigma-adcs <div class="field-byline"> Amit Gupta, Texas Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Discrete-time analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) implemented using switched-capacitor circuits have been the designer’s choice for the last few decades. Yet recently, continuous-time delta-sigma ADCs have gained popularity in technical journals and the industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/what-s-difference-between-continuous-time-and-discrete-time-delta-sigma-adcs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/what-s-difference-between-continuous-time-and-discrete-time-delta-sigma-adcs#comments Analog What’s The Difference Between… Texas Instruments Wed, 28 May 2014 20:26:00 +0000 111301 at http://electronicdesign.com What's The Difference Between AMD's Mantle and Media SDK http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/whats-difference-between-amds-mantle-and-media-sdk <div class="node-body article-body">AMD's Mantle and Media SDK are designed to take advantage of AMD’s latest accelerated processing units. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/whats-difference-between-amds-mantle-and-media-sdk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/whats-difference-between-amds-mantle-and-media-sdk#comments Android Mobile What’s The Difference Between… Dev Tools iOS Windows 8 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:52:00 +0000 108401 at http://electronicdesign.com What’s The Difference Between FPGA And Custom Silicon Emulators? http://electronicdesign.com/fpgas/what-s-difference-between-fpga-and-custom-silicon-emulators <div class="field-byline"> Lauro Rizzatti, Contributing Technical Expert </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The fundamental difference between commercial FPGA-based emulators and emulators based on custom silicon lies in the core element that maps the design-under-test (DUT). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/fpgas/what-s-difference-between-fpga-and-custom-silicon-emulators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/fpgas/what-s-difference-between-fpga-and-custom-silicon-emulators#comments What’s The Difference Between… EDA FPGAs Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:39:00 +0000 107761 at http://electronicdesign.com What’s The Difference Between Linear And Switcher MCU Power Supplies? http://electronicdesign.com/power/what-s-difference-between-linear-and-switcher-mcu-power-supplies <div class="field-byline"> Chris Glaser, Contributing Technical Expert </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When designing a system including a microcontroller unit (MCU), a low-dropout (LDO) linear regulator is generally used as a low-cost, high-accuracy, and easy-to-implement power supply solution. However, a switch-mode power supply (SMPS) more easily meets other possible system design goals such as efficiency and battery run time. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/what-s-difference-between-linear-and-switcher-mcu-power-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/what-s-difference-between-linear-and-switcher-mcu-power-supplies#comments What’s The Difference Between… Power Texas Instruments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:02:00 +0000 106941 at http://electronicdesign.com