Whitepapers Filtered by - Board Level Design

Unleashing BeagleBone Black

This whitepaper from Texas Instruments tells you how to make the most of BeagleBone Black, a credit card sized device powered by an ARM Cortex-A8 based TI Sitara AM335x processor running at 1GHz.

Vault driven electronics design

Using Altium Designer, Altium Vault Technology and a methodology that uses a vault centric approach to electronics design, you are able to design in a controlled way without loss of design freedom, with the assurance that you are using design 'building blocks' that are managed and approved for design use.

Fundamentals of signal integrity analysis

New to signal integrity analysis, or just need to brush up on the fundamentals? If so, this white paper is aimed at you. This white paper starts at the very basic, actually before the fundamentals, answering the question "What do I need to know?" The paper begins by identifying and analysing critical nets. Next, it discusses transmission lines and the problems that arise from the high frequency noise generated by rapid edge rate signals. Finally, impedance is reviewed and discussed in the context of impedance and signal integrity.

Advanced PCB Techniques: How to Use the Latest Technologies

As PCB designers get creative to continually amaze, the new techniques are disruptive to traditional PCB design and fabrication unless done well. This extra effort to make ever faster or thinner electronics is rewarded in dollars, as Apple has shown in a series of amazing designs. Here we will review the advanced PCB techniques of 3D packaging, HDI, and embedded actives, find a common thread to design challenges, and then identify a common ingredient in good solutions.

Advanced PCB Techniques: How to Use the Latest Technologies

Extra effort to make faster electronics is rewarded in dollars, as Apple has shown in their designs. Here we will review the advanced PCB techniques of 3D packaging, HDI, and embedded actives, find a common thread to design challenges, and then identify a common ingredient in good solutions.

High speed digital board design with Altium Designer

Istvan Nagy, electronics design engineer at Blue Chip Technology, a leading UK manufacturer of industrial computer and single board computer platforms, has written an in depth tutorial on how to use Altium Designer for high speed digital board design. This is a useful reference point for any engineer designing pcbs with proper signal integrity and timing using Altium.

ATOM processor technology white paper

Orchid Technologies Engineering & Consulting (OTEC), a developer of custom electronics product solutions, describes the ATOM processor technology core design, and how it can combine custom electronic hardware with an ATOM processor core. The result is a highly integrated circuit board solution customised for a range of application needs.

AN-6859A Design and Application Guide for SG6859A

This application note from Fairchild Semiconductor describes a detailed design strategy for a high efficiency compacy flyback converter. Design considerations and mathematical equations are presented. The guidelines for pcb layout are also given.

Factorised power architecture and VI Bricks

As electronic systems continue to trend toward lower voltages with higher currents and as the speed of contemporary loads – such as state of the art processors and memory – continues to increase, the power systems designer is challenged to provide small, costeffective and efficient solutions that offer the requisite performance. Traditional power architectures cannot, in the long run, provide the required performance. This white paper looks at the new Vicor VI Bricks. Factorized Power Architecture™ (FPA), and its new families of integrated power components, called V•I Chips™ and VI BRICKs™, provide a revolutionary new and optimal power conversion solution that addresses the challenge in every respect.

Eclipse-based embedded IDE combines best of proprietary and do it yourself worlds

Software development tools for embedded systems have evolved in an interesting direction. In this paper, the evolution of embedded development tools offerings is tracked, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. You can then see how Express Logic has overcome the weaknesses of all previous options, delivering to the marketplace an IDE that is Eclipse based, customised for embedded development, yet at a price point that is well below that of existing commercial offerings.

Express Logic and Ball Aerospace team up to provide embedded real time software for NASA's 'Deep Impact' space mission.

On January 12, 2005, NASA, working with the engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the University of Maryland, launched Deep Impact’s two piece space probe with the intention of hitting Tempel 1—a comet 80 million miles away. To complete the $300million project, JPL went to long time hardware provider Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp, specifically tasking Ball with building an 820-pound craft approximately the size of an SUV. The project consisted of a Flyby craft and an impactor craft, which was responsible for taking and transmitting the data back to earth. These imaging instruments were also required to aid in the autonomous navigation of the crafts as well.

microETXexpress - compact SFF embedded solution

Kontron, embedded computer technology specialist and the inventor of the ETX Computer-on-Module (COM) form factor, fully supports the compact microETXexpress module size, which is based on the Type 2 pin-out of the COM Express standard (by PICMG).

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