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POWER ELECTRONICS SPECIAL: Future visions of the power ... 08/10/2013

The primary trends present in almost all power supply market segments are: increased efficiency; higher power density; and cost reduction. Andrew ...

POWER ELECTRONICS SPECIAL: Forums powering ahead 08/10/2013

The idea of the forums, according to motiv8's director Harvey Osborn, is to provide an event of the perfect size and format to suit the needs of ...

What makes FinFETS so compelling? 08/10/2013

Since the advent of semiconductors and throughout the long history of designing integrated circuits for everything from computer hardware to ...

Data acquisition system enhances images for digital X-Ray ... 08/10/2013

In digital X-Ray (DXR) systems, film detectors are replaced with solid state sensors, including flat panel and line scan detectors. Flat panel ...

Cisco pushes the boundaries with a 4billion transistor ... 08/10/2013

Cisco Systems has announced the nPower X1, the industry's first single chip 400Gbit network processor. The chip is designed for the next stage in the ...

The connected car: Coming soon to a street near you? 24/09/2013

The idea of the connected car and of vehicles communicating with some kind of infrastructure have been developing for some time, and it appears the ...

FPGAs enable innovative and cost effective automotive ... 24/09/2013

The increased use of semiconductor products in automobiles has been more pronounced in recent years. For example, it is now fairly common to find ...

Big bus puts new demands on the battery management system 24/09/2013

Today's vehicles have an electrical system operating from a 12V battery with an associated power management system. Two requirements, however, are ...

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.