Packaging Choices for Wireless IC Designs Design How-To 11/22/2002 Post a comment High-frequency chips pose difficult problems for designers looking for cost-effective, non-performance-limiting packages for these chips. Agilent's Chris Mueth discusses the different types of packages that are available, the required characteristics of these packages, and the need to integrate package and chip analysis into a common design flow.
A Fast Algorithm to Decrease DDS Spurious Signals News & Analysis 11/7/2002 Post a comment Alain Bourdillon, from University de Rennes, France, presents a filtering algorithm, based on the SVD (singular value decomposition) of the Hankel matrix of the signal. This algorithm decreases the level of spurious signals in Direct-Digital Synthesizer (DDS) applications. The spurious free dynamic range improvement of the signal after processing can be as large as 40 dB and depends mainly on the length of the sequence processed and on the accuracy of the calculations performed inside the algori
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.