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.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments