Rapid debug of serial buses in FPGAs Design How-To 6/30/2009 1 comment Low-speed serial buses remain prevalent in computer, semiconductor, aero/defense, communications, consumer automotive, medical, test and measurement industries. Serial buses such as I2C, SPI, CAN, LIN, and RS-232 are often key points for debugging designs with FPGAs which higher speed serial buses quickly pass data from chip to chip. Historically, capturing and decoding the information required significant manual effort if using an oscilloscope or the purchase of custom tools. Oscilloscope v
200 MHz PXI Express digital instrument and high-bandwidth chassis optimize automated test Product News 6/24/2009 Post a comment National Instruments has introduced two 32-channel PXI Express-based digital instruments and an eight-slot high-bandwidth PXI Express 3U chassis for advanced automated test applications. The PXIe-6544/45 selectable-voltage digital waveform generator/analyzers optimize test applications by supporting clock rates of up to 100 and 200 MHz, respectively, while the PXIe-6545 provides typical streaming rates of 660 MB/s.
Researchers ready personal energy monitoring devices News & Analysis 6/17/2009 Post a comment Researchers at Cambridge University's Computer Laboratory are developing a device that will record people's daily energy consumption, including how they travel, the heating and appliances they use and also the indirect energy they use from the manufacture of food and goods that they consume.
Trio set to demo femtocell interoperability News & Analysis 6/16/2009 Post a comment Three leading players in the emerging femtocells business, chip designer picoChip, mobile packet core router provider Starent Networks Corp., and Continuous Computing, have collaborated on what they suggest is the first demonstration of the latest 3GPP Iuh standard.
EPSMA guides designers on thermal management News & Analysis 6/11/2009 Post a comment The European Power Supply Manufacturers Association (EPSMA) has started circulating a guideline document to help design engineers understand better the complexities and importance of the thermal performance of board-mounted DC/DC converters in a host of applications.
Agilent CTO cites measurement trends, challenges at IMS 2009 News & Analysis 6/10/2009 Post a comment Nonlinear performance measurement, synchronized data collection and data visualization are among the solutions for clearing engineers' data acquisition and measurement hurdles, Darlene J.S. Solomon, Agilent Technologies CTO and vice president and director of Agilent Laboratories, said at the IEEE's MTT-S International Microwave Symposium.
Cadence interview, NXP, TSMC lead story ranking News & Analysis 6/5/2009 Post a comment Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, May 31 , as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, June 5. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
WiMax interoperability, roaming trials gather pace News & Analysis 6/2/2009 Post a comment Fourteen companies involved in the development of chips and device equipment and running of mobile WiMAX networks have linked in the first commercial WiMAX interoperability and roaming trials, the WiMAX Forum said at its global congress this week in Amsterdam.
Industrial analog ics to record 'healthy' growth News & Analysis 6/2/2009 Post a comment Databeans has just released its annual market report on industrial analog ICs. It predicts that analog revenue will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8 percent until 2014, thanks in large part to medical innovations.