Designing a MMIC VCO Design How-To 6/30/2008 Post a comment Looking for insights on the simulation and layout of a VCO? Then this article is for you! Click here to read about a methodology and design flow to design negative resistance type VCOs using standard MMIC components and Agilent-ADS software for simulation and layout generation.
Modeling and Simulating Magnetoresistive Sensors in Automobiles Design How-To 6/30/2008 Post a comment Electronics and in particular, sensor technology, have made a decisive contribution to advances in the automobile as a means of accessing vehicles and interacting with its surroundings. The Magnetoresistive Effect supports a variety of sensor applications in automobiles. Since their first use in thin-film technology 30 years ago, MR-sensors have constantly captured new fields of application in magnetic field measurement.
Lost in Space RF & Microwave Designline Blog 6/30/2008 Post a comment Admittedly, the bread is still being buttered by the commercial side of the business, but business also seems to be steadily growing in the defense and aerospace markets.
ADI accelerates high-speed data conversion Design How-To 6/30/2008 2 comments The sleepy data converter sector is suddenly heating up, as Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) has leapfrogged the competition to help enable a new class of industrial, medical and related equipment in the marketplace.
Top DSP how-to's of 2008 Design How-To 6/29/2008 1 comment Here are top tutorials of the year so far. Topics include Spectral analysis, modulation, multirate DSP, ADCs and DACs, video compression, and DSP system design.
Tutorial: Radio Basics for UHF RFID--Part II Design How-To 6/27/2008 Post a comment Here is Part II of Chapter 3--Radio Basics For UHF RFID--from The RF in RFID: Passive UHF RFID in Practice. Written for the electrical engineer but not the RFID expert, Dr. Dobkin explains what to expect, develop, and use while implementing an RFID system.
Tip of the Week---Simple power supply for FPGAs, Part 2 Design How-To 6/27/2008 Post a comment DC/DC IC building-block systems such as Linear Technology's microModules are a good solution for simple and compact low-voltage, high-current power supply applications. In this concluding part, we discuss chip and board layout and thermal performance.
40V buck converter for power LEDs Product News 6/27/2008 Post a comment Prema Semiconductor presents the LED driver PR4101 designed to meet the requirements for a new generation of high-power LEDs. The inductive converter drives single or multiple LEDs with currents from 100mA up to several amps, depending on the configuration of external components, from a supply voltage of 9V up to 40V.
Coolest software ever Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 6/26/2008 Post a comment Mad genius Peter Neubcker has come up with software that teases individual notes out of polyphonic recordings. His amazing software lets you manipulate each note to your heart's content--check out this video for details.
Robot plays air hockey Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 6/26/2008 Post a comment Nuvation's air hockey robot is a fun demo of its machine vision capabilities. The demo runs on a ColdFire processor.
Extreme design: SuitSat pushes engineers' limits Teardown 6/26/2008 1 comment When engineers from Microchip Technology took a routine microcontroller inquiry, little did they know they'd be embarking on a multiyear space mission that would challenge every aspect of their earthbound engineering experience, while reconnecting them with the excitement and sense of exploration that led them to choose engineering to begin with.
AMD delivers TeraFLOPS graphics chip Product News 6/25/2008 Post a comment AMD says it has achieved two firsts in visual computing: the launch of the first teraFLOPS graphics card, the ATI Radeon HD 4850, and the first graphics card featuring ultra high bandwidth GDDR5 memory, the ATI Radeon HD 4870.
Intel Core2 Duo Processor AdvancedMC Product News 6/25/2008 Post a comment Designed for AdvancedTCA or MicroTCA platforms in telecommunications, aerospace, defense, medical and industrial automation, Adlinks AMC-1000 provides high-density, low-power 64bit x86 dual-core computing, flexible PCI Express configurations and UXGA graphics.
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.