Aurix architecture enhances power train and safety applications Design How-To 5/31/2012 1 comment Infineon recently introduced its 32-bit multicore architecture Aurix. This new high-performance MCU platform meets the requirements for automotive power train and safety applications. The first devices based on three TriCore cores not only excel with outstanding performance data but also with sophisticated test and debug tools.
Back to Basics: Wireless charging Design How-To 5/31/2012 6 comments The concept of wirelessly charging devices has been around for a while, but is now rapidly gaining interest to make it more flexible and useable. But what are the different techniques available, and what are the design challenges an engineer needs to deal with?
LeCroy on the rise? Test & Measurement Designline Blogs 5/31/2012 3 comments How will LeCroy's acquisition news affect the high-end scope market in terms of the “big three:” Tektronix, Agilent, and LeCroy?
Calling out crosstalk Design How-To 5/30/2012 2 comments Crosstalk, a problem associated with parallel buses, is now an issue with high-speed serial buses, where multiple signals on a single board can interfere with each other.
Active probes: why they are worth buying Design How-To 5/22/2012 5 comments Although active probes are more expensive than passive ones, they offer a superior level of performance that may be essential in certain circumstances. In fact, they are usually the probe of choice when users need high bandwidth, high signal fidelity performance.
On-chip frequency measurements reduce test time Design How-To 5/9/2012 2 comments By performing on-chip frequency measurements, device manufacturers can reduce their dependency on external instruments and can perform concurrent, parallel, and faster frequency measurements without adding any significant silicon area.
Project e-smart, Pt. 2: Vehicle controls, modeling, and simulations Design How-To 5/8/2012 Post a comment Converting a Smart ForTwo into an EV includes planning and specifying requirements for the electric vehicle, electric components selection, and E/E-architecture and control software design as well, as implementation of hardware and software by students of the University of Stuttgart. This part describes the vehicle control system; measurements, modeling and simulation of the vehicle; and an outlook on future EV issues.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...