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posted in February 2013
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.
Sensors, LEDs used to ease precision surgery
Design How-To  
2/14/2013   3 comments
Researchers have developed an instrument handle for surgical tools that lights up when surgeons have used enough pressure during a procedure.
Optelian unveils 100G platform
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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.
Medical monitoring gets personal, goes mobile
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2/14/2013   3 comments
The trend towards continuous monitoring of vital signs relies on low-power, high-performance sensors, analog and digital processing, and ease of connectivity.
Slideshow: IBM outlines fab future beyond FinFETs
News & Analysis  
2/12/2013   28 comments
Foldable wafers, CMOS continuing to scale, and double patterning tricks were spotlighted at the recent Common Platform Technology Forum.
Silicon photonics vendors face tough call at IEEE
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2/8/2013   6 comments
An IEEE group hopes to take a first stab at a key standard for 4 x 25G optics by May, but competing silicon photonics wannabes are divided over modulation schemes.
How healthy is your heart?
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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.
Single-stage LED driver targets price-sensitive retrofit bulbs
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2/1/2013   Post a comment
iWatt Inc. has introduced the iW3626 driver, the first device of an AC/DC solid state lighting LED driver platform aimed at price-sensitive, non-dimmable, residential SSL bulb applications.
Slideshow: Lessons learned, fun had at DesignCon
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2/1/2013   6 comments
The view from the show floor included excitement over copper traces, silicon optics and beer.


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