Tips for increasing oscilloscope vertical resolution - Part I Design How-To 4/4/2013 1 comment Measurement of small signals can be challenging as the ability to view them is impacted not only by the noise of the scope, but also by scope settings and probing. Agilent presents techniques to help your scope show smaller signals than you’ve previously seen with it.
Automotive HMI: More than just a machine interface Design How-To 3/19/2013 Post a comment Multimedia and 3D graphics are gaining ground in vehicles. Not only in the infotainment sector, but also in the human-machine interfaces. To stay competitive, the automotive industry requires modular, scalable system solutions that must be taken into account as early as the semiconductor specification stage.
Human brain map released Design How-To 3/6/2013 Post a comment A research project aimed at mapping the neural pathways that underlie brain function and behavior has released an initial set of imaging and behavioral data to the scientific community.
Startup builds 100-Gbps laser in CMOS Design How-To 3/4/2013 6 comments A low-cost tunable laser made in CMOS could transform the architecture of datacenters and the economics of metro and long-haul communications networks, according to its maker, a startup from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Electronics in medical apps: Fertility monitor design Design How-To 2/20/2013 6 comments Electronics plays a vital role in designing clinical equipments ranging from a small digital thermometer to complex health monitoring systems. In a series of articles, Cypress engineers will discuss the electronic design of widely used medical devices. This first installment focuses on the design of a fertility monitor.
Selecting automotive display touch interface Design How-To 2/19/2013 1 comment The display interface is an area of particular focus in the automotive industry as poke-through resistive touch displays give way to a more modern touch-lens in the integrated center control panel.
Slideshow: Google updates fiber offer News & Analysis 2/18/2013 5 comments Milo Medin, former cable Internet entrepreneur and head of the Google Fiber program, gave engineers an update on the search giant's progress testing the waters as a carrier.
Optelian unveils 100G platform Product News 2/14/2013 Post a comment Configurable as either a muxponder or transponder, the MPX-9110 can aggregate and transport any mix of 10 Gb/s, 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s services over a 100G OTN DWDM wavelength.
How healthy is your heart? Design How-To 2/6/2013 Post a comment Medical equipments have one thing in common and that is the presence of electronics. From the tiny gadget that checks the amount of sugar in blood to the bulky ECG machine which measures your heart operation. This paper gives a small-window view of the places where electronics is used and has been sitting silently in our lives over the years.
Using stable, reliable systems for mission-critical video walls Design How-To 2/6/2013 1 comment Video walls are found in mission-critical environments, such as military command centers, or nuclear power plant control rooms. Computer systems used for video wall controller platforms are highly ruggedized, stable, reliable industrial computers designed with special considerations for video wall applications.
Moving from CCFT- to LED-backlit LCD modules Design How-To 2/5/2013 1 comment LED backlights for displays offer several advantages over cold cathode fluorescent tubes, with the primary reason being power savings, followed by the absence of mercury and superior low-temperature operation.
Modern embedded solutions for graphical interfaces Design How-To 1/10/2013 Post a comment User habits and data structures have changed not only in the consumer sector, but also in the applications of the embedded segment: the market demands intuitive user interfaces with multi-touch information transmission that is increasingly based on high quality 3-D graphics and visualization.
Blog That A-Ha Moment Larry Desjardin 3 comments Have you ever had an a-ha moment? Sure, you have. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as "a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or ...