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P1687 finally emerges as a working standard 24/09/2013

P1687, also known as Internal JTAG, has been on the drawing board for the best part of a decade, but if the draft standard gets approval from a ...
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Cutting overhead through preemption threshold scheduling 24/09/2013

Real time embedded systems typically use a collection of application tasks or threads that must complete their work within real time constraints.

Will existing test equipment be able to handle 100Gbit ... 24/09/2013

The emergence of 100Gbit Ethernet is set to bring huge increases in broadband speeds, but will existing test equipment be up to the task?

North American Eagle bids to become the fastest land vehicle 24/09/2013

For a brief period in 1964, when the rules governing land speed records were transitioning from wheel powered to jet propelled vehicles, the official ...

IP advice: When is a threat to sue unjustified? 23/09/2013

New Electronics has partnered with leading intellectual property law firm D Young & Co LLP to offer guidance to companies on how to protect their IP. ...

Electronics Design Show 2013 preview 10/09/2013

When Findlay Media launched the Engineering Design Show last year, the move was greeted with a degree of scepticism, yet the event proved a roaring ...

UK researchers in race to develop 5G technology 10/09/2013

Mobile device users in the UK are about to be offered mouth watering deals to entice them to shift to faster data rate services as competition ...

Cognitive Radio generates interest from the military 10/09/2013

Software defined radio – moving hardware functions into software – has opened up the door to a more flexible future for radio. More specifically it ...

Challenges involved in modernising an aircraft's avionics ... 10/09/2013

There are several reasons why a military operator might wish to modernise the avionics systems of its aircraft. These include enhancing mission ...

Universal debug system promises to avoid nightmares of SoC ... 10/09/2013

Systems on Chips (SoCs) are getting ever more complex. In the space of a decade, these parts have grown to feature many processors and huge amounts ...

What features do micros need in order to meet the ... 10/09/2013

Although many connected devices are already available, there is some way to go to unlock the potential of the internet of things (IoT).

What should designers consider when choosing between ... 10/09/2013

Bluetooth Classic, the original standard, has been in the market since 1998, moving from version 1.0 to the current version 2.1. During this time, it ...

Can intermittent faults in operation be cured at the design ... 10/09/2013

Intermittent faults can be irritating. Often attempts to repair them will result in the phenomenon of NFF – No Fault Found – as the product fails to ...

Analogue electronics sees a revival in the music industry 13/08/2013

When it comes to consumer electronics, we seem to live in a wholly digital world.

Mixed signal and analogue process enables innovative sensors 13/08/2013

Korean semiconductor company MagnaChip has a chequered history stretching back three decades.

Understanding the importance of embedded security 13/08/2013

A recent report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies claims the cost of cyber crime and cyber espionage could be as high as ...

MEMS/cmos process to replace quartz oscillators? 13/08/2013

Almost every electronic product needs a clock to provide its 'heartbeat' and, traditionally, this heartbeat has been supplied by a quartz oscillator.

Demands of LTE backhaul push chip companies to create more ... 12/08/2013

Mobile data usage is growing at a clip and this will continue with the rollout of Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks. Globally, smartphone mobile ...

What difference can a prototyping/bare board partner bring ... 30/07/2013

Prototyping should be easy: collect together the designer's array of components and put them together. Assuming the initial design is good – what ...

Choosing and working with the right manufacturing partner 30/07/2013

When engineers sign up, they probably don't expect to get involved in working with and in many cases selecting their EMS partners.

The critical issues facing the UK electronics industry 23/07/2013

Electronics is a challenging sector in which to work. It's certainly a challenging sector when it comes to running a company.

How can electronics design companies collaborate more ... 23/07/2013

One theme that emerged from New Electronics' reader survey focused on the supply chain – with issues ranging from getting practical advice on new ...

Dealing with the problems of obsolescence 23/07/2013

When we asked readers what were the critical issues facing their company, many replied along the lines of dealing with obsolescence and the related ...
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Continuing Professional Development remains an important ... 23/07/2013

In a recent survey, New Electronics asked its readers what were the most critical issues facing the UK electronics industry in 2013. While many ...

The benefits of bringing in a third party design service 23/07/2013

Electronics designers are busy people and the rate of progress in technology precludes them from being able to keep pace with every development in ...