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Power strategy must fit the application
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4/28/2000   Post a comment
Several fictitious examples can illustrate dc/dc converter selection for a subsystem in a portable product.
Outsmarting conversion hurdles
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The design of power conversion and management circuitry for portable computing products presents unique challenges.
Voltage-regulator quartet fits variety of handheld apps
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4/28/2000   Post a comment
These four examples of voltage regulators, designed by Linear Technology, fit particular handheld device applications.
Handhelds put squeeze on regulators
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4/28/2000   Post a comment
The next generation of handheld devices with wireless Internet connectivity is beginning to appear, fueling still further the growth of the market for handhelds. The challenge is to make them smaller and to extend their run-time and standby time on a set of batteries.
Anticipating 1-V dc-to-dc design
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4/28/2000   Post a comment
Semiconductors are racing toward the 1-V operating voltage mark to achieve higher speeds and use less power.
Hot swapping provides flexibility
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4/28/2000   Post a comment
Hot swapping is a way to manage power that turns the once catastrophic event of plugging something into a powered piece of equipment into a controlled environment that allows the host unit to be repaired, upgraded or expanded during operation.
Cell phones ring up complexity
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4/28/2000   Post a comment
When comparing a typical cell phone today with one from a few years ago, the biggest surprise is not the smaller size or even the battery life: It is actually the complexity and feature-rich aspect of the handset.
Dc/dc converter a crucial choice
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4/28/2000   Post a comment
Consumer demand has stretched the capabilities of portable devices in terms of power and functionality while pressuring for smaller size and significantly longer battery life.
Control scheme gives power tune-up
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Increasingly higher-performance computing has a direct impact on the power-management portion of the system, especially in portable PCs.
Power efficiency consumes portable designs
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Squeezing out longer battery life in increasingly smaller, more sophisticated, feature-laden wireless products can be a challenge.
Cypress makes another RF acquisition
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4/28/2000   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. is continuing its push into the RF market with the acquisition of privately-held RadioCom Corp.
Some Windows answers to 1394-related queries
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4/25/2000   Post a comment
Here are some of the most common questions about IEEE 1394 that OEMs and IHVs are posing to the Microsoft Windows development team:
TCP/IP over 1394 takes networking up a notch
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4/25/2000   Post a comment
Microsoft's new debugger solution uses existing IEEE 1394 OHCI controllers to interface with the debugger.
Scheme revs TCP/IP controller development
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4/25/2000   Post a comment
Several years ago, when the Microsoft SNA server appeared on the scene, Bus-Tech started building drivers enabling it to talk to Bus-Tech adapters and provide very high-speed connections between Windows NT servers and IBM mainframes.
Multiple buses confound ACPI devices with wake-up calls
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4/25/2000   Post a comment
The Intel PIIX4 chip (and most of its imitators) has only three general purpose I/Os (GPIO) that can be used for wake-up signaling.
Windows NT flexes its control muscles
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4/25/2000   Post a comment
With facilities around the globe, Woodward Industrial Controls (Rockford, Ill.) is a leading provider of control systems, components and related services for large industrial prime movers, such as steam turbines, gas turbines and reciprocating engines.
Metadata supports graphics applications
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4/25/2000   Post a comment
Integration of relevant metadata in images provides an opportunity for participating industries to take image processing to the next level.
Applications keep expanding for 1394
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The 1394 serial bus is a low-cost, high-performance, 100 percent digital serial connection for digital audio-visual devices, consumer PCs and home networks.
Drivers discover and then configure
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4/25/2000   Post a comment
Since the introduction of Plug and Play and operating-system-directed power management, hardware vendors and industry working groups face many challenges when designing technologies to operate with Microsoft Windows operating systems.
PME signal is a pitfall for PCI designers implementing ACPI
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4/25/2000   Post a comment
Not only is PCI bus design a large area of design for peripherals, but the specification involves some pitfalls for newer specs, such as the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI).
Managing power key to plug-and-play
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4/25/2000   Post a comment
The Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) specification lets Microsoft Windows operating systems power, manage and configure hardware.
WinHEC eyes new world of Net-centric design
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4/25/2000   Post a comment
Microsoft Corp.'s annual Windows hardware engineering conference (WinHEC), to be held in New Orleans this week, comes at a pivotal time for the company and its highly popular operating system.
Pulling off Mission Impossible in Data Converters
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4/24/2000   Post a comment
While data converter selection still requires tradeoffs between speed and resolution, the envelope has been pushed out extravagantly. Steve Ohr offers some opinions on what to look for next.
Taking Integration a Step Too Far?
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4/24/2000   Post a comment
As analog IC makers pack increasing amounts of monitoring and control functions into single devices, Charles H. Small contemplates, "Is sound engineering being left in the dust?"
Analog Devices taps Systolix processor array
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4/21/2000   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. will be first to use the PulseDSP, a customizable math processor array devised by startup Systolix Ltd., in Liverpool, England.
PMC-Sierra names Bailey as chairman
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4/18/2000   Post a comment
Voice interface next frontier for cars
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4/18/2000   Post a comment
How many automobile accidents have something to do with a driver fiddling with the car radio, searching for directions, reading a map or using a cellular phone? How many physically impaired drivers and passengers would benefit from speech-activated features within the automotive environment?
Simulators drive hybrid-vehicle work
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4/18/2000   Post a comment
The push to produce hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) is stretching the imagination of automotive engineers around the world. It is also proving to be fertile ground for the latest computer modeling and simulation tools.
Consumers, regulations jolt auto electronics
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4/18/2000   Post a comment
Observers of the automotive and electronics industries have taken note of the interesting parallels in the history of those markets. Both originated and gained momentum in the latter half of a century, changed fundamentally and began to mature in the beginning half of a new century.
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