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Optimizing for instruction caches, part 2
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11/5/2007   Post a comment
Part 2 of this 3-part series looks at the tradeoffs between program and data cache optimizations, and shows how to choose the best compromise
Understanding nonlinear slope-compensation: a graphical analysis - Part 1
Design How-To  
11/5/2007   1 comment
Here's an intuitive, non-mathematical look at nonlinear slope compensation in current-mode buck regulators and the benefits it provides in securing stable operation across the regulator's operating voltage range
IXYS extends power MOSFET line to 1200-V
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11/4/2007   Post a comment
IXYS has released 1000-V to 1200-V Polar standard and HiPerFET Power MOSFETs that are designed to improve the performance of high-voltage power conversion systems.
Microwave power module line packs punch
Product News  
11/3/2007   Post a comment
dB Control has expanded its high-power amplifier line with 2- to 40-GHz, 50- to 1500-W microwave power modules for electronic countermeasures, radar and datalinks.
"Green power" switch simplifies resonant designs
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11/3/2007   Post a comment
Power IC boosts efficiency to 97 percent in half-bridge converters
Dual-output switchers with integrated FETs simplify power design
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TI has introduced four dual-output SWIFT DC/DC step-down converters with integrated FETs that deliver 2 A and 3 A of continuous output current for digital TV and set-top box applications.
Under the Hood--Extreme: Monitoring Gas Extraction in the Norwegian Sea
Teardown  
11/2/2007   Post a comment
Keeping the Ormen Lange gas field operating is an extreme engineering challenge that pushes the limits of vibration and event monitoring, wireless acoustic communications and embedded software design.
Challenges of clocking a high-definition world, (Part 1 of 2): Foundational concepts
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Clocks and jitter affect all aspects of system performance, including SNR and throughput; understanding and implementing today's ever-higher-speed clocks is crucial
Innovative Integration delivers new PCI Express module
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X5-210M module features four 14-bit 210 MSPS A/Ds with a Virtex5 FPGA computing core, DRAM and SRAM memory, and eight lane PCI Express host interface.
PROCStarIII family of reconfigurable embedded compute accelerator solutions
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11/2/2007   Post a comment
Altera Stratix III-based systems from GiDEL support PCIe X8, 1G Ethernet Host communications, and standalone operation.
SPICE circuit simulator targets 1M transistor circuits
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11/1/2007   Post a comment
Berkeley Design Automation has introduced a 64-bit version of its Analog FastSPICE circuit simulator, which is said to deliver true SPICE accuracy on greater than 1 M transistor circuits.
Inductor operates in high-temperature apps
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11/1/2007   Post a comment
BI Technologies has developed a surface-mount, high frequency inductor with an advanced metal powder core material that enables the device to operate in high-temperature applications.
Steampunk Motorcycles
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/1/2007   Post a comment
Wouldn't it be uber-cool to ride around on a Victorian-styled, steam-powered motorcycle?
WiQuest names Steve Perna CEO
News & Analysis  
11/1/2007   Post a comment
Perna replaces WiQuest's founding CEO, Matthew Shoemake, who will assume the role of chief strategy officer.
Wi-LAN sues IC makers, OEMs, retailers
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Canada's Wi-LAN Inc. has filed suits against 22 companies over Wi-Fi patent infringement.
IMEC has a brain wave: feed EEG emotion back into games
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Research organization IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) could extend its investigations into wireless electroencephalography (EEG) to enable measures of emotion to be fed back into computer games, according to Bert Gyselinckx, program director for wireless autonomous transducer solutions at IMEC's Dutch outpost at the Holst Center (Eindhoven, Netherlands).
Elastic electronics stretch to twice their length
Product News  
11/1/2007   Post a comment
An IMEC laboratory at the University of Ghent in Belgium has realized interconnections for elastic electronic wires that can be stretched to twice their original length while maintaining electrical conductivity. The technology could be significant in such applications as foldable displays, biomedical applications and textiles that incorporate electronics, according to research organization IMEC (Leuven, Belgium).
ADCs for DSP, part 5
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11/1/2007   Post a comment
Part 5 of this 5-part series explains how bit-per-stage ADCs (also known as serial ADCs or ripple ADCs) work.
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