Energy meter ICs cut power losses Product News 10/10/2006 Post a comment Analog Devices' ADE7100 and ADE7500 energy meter ICs, combining intelligent battery management with signal processing technology, tout higher reliability and significantly lower power consumption.
How to ease EMI compliance in power converters Design How-To 10/8/2006 Post a comment Switch mode PWM power converters generate conducted and radiated EMI and can corrupt the power source. Here's a power management design method to reduce the magnitude of the switching currents at the frequencies where there is a risk of EMI non-compliance.
Tear Down: Inside the Apple 8GB iPod nano Teardown 10/8/2006 Post a comment What makes the new 8GB iPod nano are the "mystery chips" that have been widely speculated about. These three Apple packaged components in the latest iPod nano have telltale marks that unequivocally prove the manufacturers.
Kodak high performance 10.5 MP image sensor developed for Leica Product News 10/6/2006 Post a comment By working closely with Leica, Kodak designed and optimized the new image sensor to meet the demanding needs of Leica photographers.
With a resolution of over 10 million pixels, the KAF-10500 leverages Kodak's Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) technology for low noise, high sensitivity, and wide dynamic range
Multi-core MPEG-4 video encode partitioning Design How-To 10/6/2006 Post a comment Partitioning a video-encoding algorithm onto a multi-core architecture can utilize a variety of techniques, including data partitioning and pipelining. Cradle Technologies explains them, and how to do MPEG-4 Baseline Profile implementation on their multi-core CT3600 processor family.
Class D amp extends high fidelity Product News 10/6/2006 Post a comment Product Review - Touting a step advance in Class D audio amplifiers, JamTech's JM2020 True Fidelity digital amp includes its new sub-ranging pulse width modulator (PWM) technology to significantly extend linearity and dynamic range.
Open Source Embedded Asterisk-based PBX Design How-To 10/4/2006 3 comments Building an embedded IP-PBX represents a significant paradigm shift from existing open source PBX designs that typically use PCI cards on x86 platforms. Until recently, current micro controllers
(e.g. those in the 200MHz ARM & MIPs class) typically lack the DSP
horsepower for multiple channels of speech compression or echo
cancellation that is required for analog line interfaces. The Analog
Device Blackfin chip has changed all this......
Go green young designers Power DesignLine Blog 10/4/2006 Post a comment The need for energy is a constantly growing demand, especially as more countries become energy hogs like the US. Data centers are now prime targets for power management because energy demands are growing dramatically.
PoE systems jack up their flexibility and firepower Product News 10/4/2006 Post a comment Product recap - Significantly expanding their overall flexibility, the latest slew of chips and modules for serving a maturing power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology demonstrate yet higher levels of integration, more power per port, and system costs across the board that are dropping to half that of the previous generation.
Single-stage Class D amp delivers 300 watts Product News 10/2/2006 Post a comment Product Review - Texas Instruments says its TAS5261, which delivers 300 watts into a 4-ohm load, is the industry's highest power single-chip Class D amplifier stage, more than double the output of any competing device.
My Mom the Radio Star Max MaxfieldPost a comment I've said it before and I'll say it again -- it's a funny old world when you come to think about it. Last Friday lunchtime, for example, I received an email from Tim Levell, the editor for ...
A Book For All Reasons Bernard Cole3 comments Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...