MOSFETs improve power efficiency Product News 2/28/2007 Post a comment Toshiba has expanded its power semiconductor line with the first products in a new family of high-speed switching MOSFETs that are said to significantly improve power efficiency for synchronous DC/DC converters.
Cypress tool adds support for capacitive sensing Product News 2/27/2007 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor rolled out version 2.2 of the company's PSoC Express development tool for programmable system-on-chip mixed-signal arrays. The new release adds support for Cypress's CapSense capacitive sensing solution and the company's WirelessUSB LP 2.4-GHz wireless radio-on-a-chip.
System simulation speeds application development Design How-To 2/26/2007 Post a comment Developing applications for a wide range of mobile terminals can be a major headache for software engineers. System simulation now provides a way to develop and test software running on a virtual platform long before the hardware is available. Mark Snook explains.
Under the Hood: Automated-home protocols proliferate Teardown 2/26/2007 Post a comment A home automation system typically comprises an intelligent electronic device network that monitors and controls the environment for the comfort and security of the residents. It may include such diverse functions as light and climate control, security and surveillance systems, multimedia home entertainment, and automated plant watering.
Can the ARM11 handle DSP? Design How-To 2/13/2007 Post a comment Can ARM's latest core play the role of a DSP? Is it ready to take on video? BDTI's just-released benchmark results and analysis answer these questions.
A case for hard-wired TCP/IP offload Design How-To 2/13/2007 Post a comment At 10-gigabit speeds, TCP/IP processing is accomplished by dedicated processing technology referred to as TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE). TOE technology performs compute-intensive TCP/IP protocol tasks, enabling greater network bandwidth utilization. Here are multiple approaches and potential solutions, building a case for hard-wired TCP/IP offload.
Improve Hall sensor rotor-position measurements: Part 2 Design How-To 2/2/2007 1 comment This part gives a method that eliminates errors due to imprecise rotor angular position data from Hall sensors while improving control system performance in terms of reduction of torque ripple and total harmonic distortion of currents in the motor phases.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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