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.
Mobile drives Dialog profit higher Design How-To 2/20/2013 Post a comment Selling power management ICs for use in mobile consumer equipment is made a fortune for Dialog Semiconductor in 2012 and the company said it expects revenue to grow in 2013
PV module rating scheme explained Design How-To 2/19/2013 2 comments The Principal Solar Institute has introduced the photovoltaic Module Rating, an independent rating standard to help large-scale solar consumers make informed, intelligent comparisons and decisions when selecting PV modules.
How to get best use from step-down voltage regulator Product How-To 2/15/2013 Post a comment The continuous push for higher performance and power density faced by today’s system designers require small, flexible, and efficient point-of-load converters to maximize overall power chain efficiency. Engineer from Linear Technology explains how to use LTC3626 step-down voltage regulator for power supply applications.
Clean power generation makes for a green environment Design How-To 2/11/2013 1 comment Utility companies will be raising their rates over the next several years. This will inevitably lead to many solar installations. Nevertheless, how solar panels are configured, their relative size and number of panels result in a wide variation of voltage and power availability.
Lighting startup to show LED controller IC Design How-To 2/8/2013 Post a comment An Irish fabless semiconductor company chasing LED lighting opportunities, has said it will show a digital LED controller IC at the upcoming Strategies in Light Conference, taking place in Santa Clara, Calif.
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.
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.
Who’s managing your power management? Design How-To 2/4/2013 1 comment After reviewing requests to integrate power management functions into a single chip, JVD concluded that many companies focus on watts and ignore cost. Money is being wasted by not taking advantage of further integration. This paper intends to create an awareness of this potential savings.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 2 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 ...