Demodulation Capabilities of a DSSS Super-Regenerative Receiver Design How-To 2/26/2002 Post a comment The super regenerative circuit has found use for many years in AM and, sometimes, FM receivers. F.X. Moncunill Geniz and colleagues from the UPC Department of Signal Theory and Communications, Spain, show how to use this venerable circuit for direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) signal detection.
MCM and BGAs Characterization using Planar EM Simulation Design How-To 2/1/2002 Post a comment When designing at multi-GHz frequencies, you need to include accurate IC-package models and analysis. Agilent's Jim DeLap reviews MCM and BGA technologies, simulation issues, and EM simulator requirements, along with several practical simulation examples.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.