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Bug busting

Networks don’t only need perimeter security, threats can just as easily come from within. By Graham Pitcher.

A breed apart

Difficult to fathom and unwieldy to use, will logic analysers ever become redundant? By Vanessa Knivett.

Back to basics

Despite improvements in digital design tools, analogue design remains a ‘first principles’ discipline. By Philip Ling.

Jumping through hoops

Systems engineers are jumping through ever smaller hoops to meet demands for high speed and high density data in tighter timescales. By Vanessa Knivett

Jumping through hoops

Systems engineers are jumping through ever smaller hoops to meet demands for high speed and high density data in tighter timescales. By Vanessa Knivett.

Conservation area

By extending your ability to save power in your current implementation, would you delay moving to the next silicon generation if you could? By Vanessa Knivett.

The electronic environmentalist

Pasquale Pistorio has tried to blend integrity, total quality management and social responsibility – including respect for the environment – during his time as STMicroelectronics’ president. By Amir Ben Artzi.

Multimedia processor brings fast access

High quality audio and video can be delivered directly to an in product hard disk via Oxford Semiconductor’s OXAV940 multimedia processor. The device also offers non linear editing facilities and fast upload and download over integral FireWire and USB2.0 interfaces. With a processing capacity of more than 24billion instructions a second, the AV940 can handle Mpeg4, Mpeg2, Mpeg1 and digital video encoding and decoding at 704x576 resolution. Featuring the ARM940T core, along with an sdram controller, the processor comes in a 288pin bga.

Network on wheels

Layered protocols are proving key to achieving seamless integration of automotive in-vehicle networks. By Abdul Aleaf.

Small and efficient?

XP has launched a 165W open frame ac/dc switching power supply which is ideal for space constrained telecommunications, industrial automation, networking and datacom applications.

Regulators speed time to market

Five families of board mounted dc/dc regulators, conforming to the requirements of the Point of Load Alliance (POLA), have been launched by Ericsson Power Modules.

Dual synchronous buck controller

A pulse width modulated dual synchronous buck controller and driver ic from International Rectifier is designed for use in applications such as dual phase asic and ddr memory power management circuits and datacom power supplies requiring multiple outputs.

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