Extreme automotive environment challenges sensor design Design How-To 11/22/2006 Post a comment Regardless of the specific application, most automotive sensor modules share a common high-level architecture and a set of stringent requirements that make for a challenging design under the high temperatures, noise, and vibration found in a car. Here are some design hints to deal with these hurdles.
Special Preview: BDTI's FPGAs for DSP, Second Edition
Design How-To 11/14/2006 Post a comment Altera and Xilinx have invested heavily in developing DSP-oriented chips and development tools. BDTI has just completed an in-depth study of these DSP-oriented FPGAs, including benchmarking using an OFDM receiver benchmark representative of telecommunications infrastructure applications. In this article we present insights gained from our benchmarking and analysis, focusing on the evolving role of FPGAs targeting DSP applications.
Kit powers SDR handsets, rapid prototyping Product News 11/13/2006 Post a comment A collaboration among TI, Xilinx, Lyrtech and others has produced a Small Form Factor Software SDR Development Platform that provides a full signal chain from antenna to baseband processing. It features unique power measurement tools and a Simulink design flow.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.