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Embedded Design

Intelligent debug tools becoming a commercial necessity 22/05/2012

When developers start a new microprocessor based project, they are faced with a critical choice – which debug solution should they use? This article ...

Countering complexity: How graphical techniques are being ... 22/05/2012

Mobile has embraced increasingly complex technologies to boost data rates towards 100Mbit/s. The emerging Long Term Evolution (LTE) cellular standard ...

Extensions to FreeRTOS bring productivity gains to embedded ... 08/05/2012

Operating systems can be a major source of stress for embedded design engineers. Factors such as size, cost and support all contribute to make the ...

Behavioural modelling helps develop systems which span the ... 23/04/2012

Despite the trend towards digital electronics, the world remains stubbornly analogue. No matter what you are designing, chances are that you'll need ...

Prototyping development platform allows IP to be tested in ... 23/04/2012

Infineon has recently announced a multicore architecture which will be the foundation for its next generation mcu families for automotive powertrain ...

Hardware processing blocks give highest video performance ... 10/04/2012

When digital signal processors first appeared commercially in the early 1980s, they took the electronics world by storm, eventually enabling the ...

Power component suppliers look to develop integrated ... 27/03/2012

A range of customer requirements, including efficiency, board space and cost, are pushing suppliers of embedded power components to develop devices ...

Driving the workhorse: The best amplifier to use with SAR ... 27/03/2012

Applications engineers are often asked which amplifier is the best driver for a specific analogue to digital (a/d) converter.

New Electronics Roundtable: Industry looks to support ... 27/03/2012

While power supply design is becoming increasingly important, knowledge is leaving the industry. How are suppliers responding?

VME system remains backplane of choice in many applications 13/03/2012

It is highly unlikely that electronic components introduced in the early 1980s are still being specified by designers. Yet 30 years after its ...

The challenges of designing high speed interfaces at the ... 28/02/2012

The ever increasing bus speeds in modern electronics means engineers are now required to have a thorough understanding of issues associated with high ...

Bench power supplies: the evolution of laboratory power 28/02/2012

While digitally oriented switch mode technology is the norm in most areas of the power supply market, pure linear regulation still has its place – ...

Power management in battery powered medical devices 14/02/2012

A fundamental shift in the nature of healthcare delivery is seeing a host of therapeutic procedures, once found only in hospitals, migrating to the ...

Offloading tasks from the microcontroller can improve power ... 14/02/2012

The single biggest concern among microcontroller users used to be system cost, but energy consumption has steadily become a bigger issue.

Mixed signal asics meet cost and performance targets 24/01/2012

Custom analogue/mixed signal asics are economical at comparatively low volumes, with affordable non recoverable engineering (NRE) costs, meaning a ...

Advanced technology ics cut all current paths to achieve ... 24/01/2012

With standby power consumption representing a significant proportion of electricity consumed around the world, standards for no load performance are ...

In-target test automation set to boost embedded software ... 10/01/2012

Releasing a product with bugs is potentially very expensive, especially when the cost of field upgrades, recalls and repairs are considered. Less ...

Start up takes power switching technology out of university ... 13/12/2011

There is an amazing amount of fundamental technology research undertaken in UK universities. But getting that work into the hands of entrepreneurs ...

Gallium nitride based devices set to bring substantial ... 13/12/2011

Gallium nitride has long been known to have useful properties when it comes to electronic components. Even so, its application has largely been ...

EV battery management essential for desired lifetime and ... 22/11/2011

For hybrid (HEV) and full electric vehicles (EVs), Li-Ion batteries offer the best trade off of power, energy density, efficiency and environmental ...

Using good power supply design to help save the climate 08/11/2011

Economic and environmental factors are playing an ever increasing role in the drive to reduce the power consumption of electronic equipment.

Programmable mixed signal device looks to mop up utility ... 11/10/2011

In the mid 1990s, there was a flurry of activity as companies attempted to emulate the success of the fpga in the analogue world. These programmable ...

GPUs set to enter the mainstream 13/09/2011

Until recently, demand for more processor performance has been met by faster clocking, more bit width and ever smaller fabrication nodes. The ...

Facebook's new data centre is home to numerous innovations 09/08/2011

It is reasonable to assume that anyone reading this article has dealings, in some way, with a data centre. Whether it's through the use of social ...

The perils involved when pushing direct conversion to the ... 09/08/2011

Direct conversion, or zero IF, receivers are popular in applications where the need to reduce power consumption, reduce costs and extend battery life ...
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