Design of High-Performance Balanced Audio Interfaces Design How-To 12/13/2006 Post a comment High signal-to-noise ratio is an important goal for most audio systems. However, ac power connections unavoidably create ground voltage differences, magnetic fields, and electric fields. Balanced interfaces, in theory, are totally immune to such interference.
High-level tools become mainstream for DSP News & Analysis 12/12/2006 Post a comment "East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet," Rudyard Kipling famously wrote. Until recently, a similar perspective applied to the development process for signal processing systems. Read on to find out how this process for DSP can be broken down into three basic steps and how this trend will accelerate in 2007.
Audio trends for 2007 News & Analysis 12/12/2006 Post a comment Audio is one of those technologies for which listeners have a gold standard for quality. The standard is live music performed in an acoustically competent hall. As more people remember what audio should sound like, audio quality on all fronts will improve. Henry Davis outlines six trends that will highlight what's in store for audio design in 2007.
Trends from Digital TV DesignLine Product News 12/12/2006 Post a comment Concerning to the topics covered in Digital TV DesignLine, the two that will be the most volatile and possibly controversial will be displays and next-generation optical discs. There will also be developments in Set-Top Box design, Digital Rights Management, HD Recording and Voice/Data Networking.
Network Systems Design in 2007 News & Analysis 12/12/2006 Post a comment Aggressive increases in performance demand is a departure from long-used solutions. Ultimately, the ability to provide sufficient performance to run combined voice, video and data effectively remains a basic network design goal. Replacing bus interconnects that can't keep pace, the marriage of personalization and privacy, and costare just some of the topics that will play out in 2007.
An outlook of EDA in 2007 News & Analysis 12/11/2006 Post a comment EDA vendors face a new challenge for 2007: support designers that target the latest process and require highly sophisticated tools and methods while also providing reliable and cheaper tools for those customers using less advanced techniques.
Analog expands its indispensable role in 2007 News & Analysis 12/11/2006 Post a comment We can look ahead to 2007 and have some reasonable assessments. Most striking is that "analog" circuitry and functions, in the broadest sense of the term, will continue to grow in importance to successful products. From mass-media products in multimedia, cell phones, and HDTV, to wired and wireless networks, to industrial and medical applications, anytime you have some sort of real-world I/O or transducer, or a transition between physical media, you have an analog requirement.
Power MOSFET Tutorial - Part 2 Design How-To 12/6/2006 Post a comment This is the second part of a two-part tutorial on Power MOSFETs, which are well-known for their switching speeds and are considered an ideal switch. Here's your chance to learn how to select the right one for your application.
Power MOSFET tutorial, Part 1 Design How-To 12/5/2006 1 comment Power MOSFETs are well-known for their switching speeds and are considered an ideal switch. But, they have drawbacks. In this two-part tutorial, you will learn what they are and how to select the right one for your application.
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.