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posted in April 2005
Under the Hood of Siemens' ADSL modem: Broadband from A-to-D (and back)
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4/18/2005   Post a comment
Guess whose parts Portelligent's David Carey found inside Siemens' asynchronous digital subscriber line interface? The essentials are codecs and DSP. Oh yes, clocking and power management devices as well. From the April issue of Planet Analog magazine.
Chips square off on Zigbee
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4/5/2005   Post a comment
Standards differ widely in their adoption and longevity, and 802 is one of the IEEE's most prolific standards families. IEEE 802.15.4, with Zigbee compliance, is a wireless personal-area network (WPAN) communication standard designed for "groups of unattended wireless systems in homes, offices and factories." This teardown highlights the key criteria for Zigbee market adoption and casts the spotlight on two currently available Zigbee offerings: Chipcon's CC2420 and Freescale's MC13192.


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Max Maxfield

What's the Best Traveling Toolkit?
Max Maxfield
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A few years ago at a family Christmas party, I won a pocket knife as part of a "Dirty Santa" game. This little scamp was a Buck 730 X-Tract. In addition to an incredibly strong and sharp ...

Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

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