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Reference design to protect fpga based systems uses simple challenge and response system

The fpga has been embraced with enthusiasm by embedded systems designers. Through its programmability, the device lends itself to a number of roles. At one end of the scale, it can act as a level translator, providing an interface between otherwise incompatible devices. It can act as a companion chip to a central processor or microcontroller and it can be the heart of the system in its own right. Meanwhile, fpgas can act as prototyping platforms for devices such as asics.

Three wireless charging reference designs should suit most requirements

While consumers in general are in favour of portable electronic devices, they are less happy with having to recharge them by plugging them into a mains adaptor. For many years, this has been inescapable; you either plugged in or your device failed through lack of power. But recently, the old concept of wireless power has been updated and applied to charging mobile phones, tablets and similar equipment.

Smart cooling solution boosts processor performance

Heat is not distributed evenly across a circuit board; hot spots occur near the processors and chipsets, since these components generate the most heat. For this reason, processors feature integrated mechanisms to protect against overheating and consequent damage.

A design blueprint for a high efficiency ac/dc power supply

The key elements in a topology for achieving very high efficiency ac/dc conversion in circuits rated at up to 1kW have existed for some time, but it is only recently that the last important element – an implementation of synchronous rectification – has been readily available.

In good shape

UK electronics is in good shape and capitalising on the nation's 'can do' engineering heritage.

FPGAs back design call

Sanctioning the development of an assp is a tough call for the ceo of a telecom chip company. Given the depressed marketplace, an expensive chip design project only makes sense if telecom equipment makers commit to using your planned ic

Multicore processing for embedded systems

Dual cores have been around for some time in several application spaces. In order to deliver the kind of performance predicted by Moore in the 1960s this appears today to be the only direction to go. They bring with them significant challenges and problems but also some major advantages and benefits. There are two basic software paradigms in the market today AMP and SMP. In SMP the burden of task allocation lies on the OS but in AMP this allocation is done by the software engineer at the outset of the project. The SH7205 is the latest SuperH device from Renesas containing two SH2A cores and provides a new solution to an old problem by boosting the performance available in the embedded space.

Your move!

How board support packages help to avoid the stalemate of hardware versus software compatibility. By Mike Richardson.

Unleashing USB

Reference design portfolio aims to speed Certified Wireless USB product development. By Graham Pitcher.

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