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  • Software tool helps solve dynamic power issues
    Software helps solve dynamic power issues
  • Design a wearable and change the world
    Wearables for Good design challenge
  • Apple Watch helps treat breast cancer patients
    Apple Watch helps treat cancer patients
  • Self-destructing device aims to cut electronic waste
    Self-destructing device aims to cut waste
  • 10 fascinating Raspberry Pi 2 projects
    10 fascinating Raspberry Pi 2 projects
  • 5 innovative 3D printing recycling machines
    5 innovative 3D printing recycling machines
  • Will FRAM take lead in non-volatile memory?
    Will FRAM take lead in non-volatile memory?
  • Is graphene ready for commercial use?
    Is graphene ready for commercial use?
  • DARPA robots take on disaster mitigation
    DARPA robots take on disaster mitigation
  • Roadblocks in brain chip research
    Roadblocks in brain chip research
  • Release the Kraken 3.0
    Release the Kraken 3.0
  • 7 tips for designing micro-miniature connectors
    Designing micro-miniature connectors
Software tool helps solve dynamic power issues
Software tool helps solve dynamic power issues

By running an SoC in emulation with an OS booted and real applications running, the new software tool yields a more accurate portrayal of the real-time power peaks that can sap battery life.

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Design a wearable and change the world
Design a wearable and change the world

Much of wearable innovation today is focused on addressing the wants of the developed world, but this challenge asks innovators to think about wearable and sensor technology in wholly new ways.

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Apple Watch helps treat breast cancer patients
Apple Watch helps treat breast cancer patients

Apple Watches will collect data actively and passively from about 30 patients at the southern New Jersey cancer hospital through a Polaris Health behavioural health technology platform.

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Self-destructing device aims to cut electronic waste
Self-destructing device aims to cut electronic waste

University of Illinois researchers have developed heat-triggered self-destructing electronic devices, a step towards reducing electronic waste and boosting sustainability in device manufacturing.

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10 fascinating Raspberry Pi 2 projects
10 fascinating Raspberry Pi 2 projects

While the B+ is still going strong, the RPi 2 is starting to gain traction. It's with that notion that we take a look at some of the more interesting projects that the new board has spawned.

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5 innovative 3D printing recycling machines
5 innovative 3D printing recycling machines

In this article, Design News has assembled some new recycled materials, new recycling machines and other news about recycling 3D-printed materials.

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Will FRAM take lead in non-volatile memory?
Will FRAM take lead in non-volatile memory?

A report released by Research and Markets just over a year ago predicted the global FRAM market would grow 16.4 per cent compound annual growth rate between 2013 and 2018.

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Is graphene ready for commercial use?
Is graphene ready for commercial use?

Graphene, which is stronger and stiffer than carbon fibre, has proved impractical to employ on a large scale, with researchers limited to using small flakes of the material.

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DARPA robots take on disaster mitigation
DARPA robots take on disaster mitigation

Although the competition is focused on disaster mitigation, the systems developed by the teams could eventually be used in Department of Defense robots, medical robots and many other fields.

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Roadblocks in brain chip research
Roadblocks in brain chip research

Various scientific and commercial efforts seek ways to model the brain in silicon to allow human-like capabilities by decidedly unhuman devices such as drones, robots and driverless cars.

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Release the Kraken 3.0
Release the Kraken 3.0

The 1.3m-long underwater robot is equipped with sensors and cameras to detect its surroundings. It is a six-thruster model that is capable of rotating itself in five different directions.

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7 tips for designing micro-miniature connectors
7 tips for designing micro-miniature connectors

As demand for smaller connectors grows, design engineers face a new set of challenges. They can no longer defer their connection designs to the waning days of the project.

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Automotive

TDK power inductor locks on automotive apps
The rugged CLF7045NI-D power inductors are ideal for applications in automotive environments. The power inductors operate at up...

Fish eye camera finds new application in ADAS
Automotive supplier Continental used a prototype vehicle to demonstrate the use of fish eye camera technology to actively assist...

Security architecture for automotive MCU flash memory
Learn about various methods for implementing security architectures that can prevent hacking of the code and data stored in on...

Advances in automotive navigation systems
Navigation is a complex task that is becoming more critical as drivers expect more functions. Routing is an important building...

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Communications/Network

Impact of IIoT on automation systems design
Here is a look at the system architecture for the Industrial IoT, and the design challenges that must be solved to successfully...

The lowdown on Bluetooth v4.2 for Low Energy products
There are quite a few updates in the v4.2 specification, and we are going to go over them and how they can affect your product...

Inductor touts high Q of up to 30 at 13.56MHz
The new multi-layer power inductors feature a high Q of up to 30 at 13.56MHz, a narrow inductance tolerance of just ±5 per cent...

Plastic waveguides enable next-gen comm networks
KU Leuven ESAT-MICAS researchers said the link consists of 120GHz transmitter and receiver chips with on-chip antenna and a Teflon...

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Computing/Peripherals

10 fascinating Raspberry Pi 2 projects
While the B+ is still going strong, the RPi 2 is starting to gain traction. It's with that notion that we take a look at some ...

Analogue meters: Maximising your meter
In this instalment of the series on analogue meters, we will look into shunts and multipliers, as well as introduce additional...

Fanless quad-core SBC takes on wide temperature ranges
Advantech launches the MIO-226, a 72mm single-board computer using the Intel Atom E3800 processor, which features wide operating...

Grasping the propagating plane wave
This article will show with pictures how the fields of a plane wave interact to generate each other with almost no math. To do...

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Consumer Electronics

Supercapacitor deals with size, cost challenges
The 0.6mm thick supercapacitors were developed to address the size, weight and cost challenges of designing thin, sometimes disposable...

Switching from IR sensing to proximity detection
Learn about the implementation of proximity detection using the inherent characteristics of the capacitive touchscreen system ...

Design a wearable and change the world
Much of wearable innovation today is focused on addressing the wants of the developed world, but this challenge asks innovators...

Minimise cost and complexity of LCD LED backlights
In this article, we examine a driver that is touted to bring the cost and complexity of LED backlights in line with CCFLs. It ...

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IC/Board/Systems Design

Introducing the seven levels of IP verification
If your team wants to assume the least amount of risk and get to market promptly, then it has to evaluate an IP candidate on...

Software tool helps solve dynamic power issues
By running an SoC in emulation with an OS booted and real applications running, the new software tool yields a more accurate...

Digital filter simulation with PSpice
PSpice is not just for analogue! Read this article to learn about a fast, simple, and intuitive approach for digital filter...

Design a wearable and change the world
Much of wearable innovation today is focused on addressing the wants of the developed world, but this challenge asks innovators...

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Industrial/Mil/Aero

First ever single-molecule diode flaunts high 'on' current
Columbia Engineering researcher have claimed to have developed a single-molecule diode that paves the way for real-world technological...

Impact of IIoT on automation systems design
Here is a look at the system architecture for the Industrial IoT, and the design challenges that must be solved to successfully...

Supercapacitor deals with size, cost challenges
The 0.6mm thick supercapacitors were developed to address the size, weight and cost challenges of designing thin, sometimes disposable...

Selecting surface-mount MLCC for high-frequency apps
Several factors come into play when choosing a capacitor for high-frequency applications. Power handling is key, and products ...

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Medical

Maxim unveils gamma-radiation-resistant, nonvolatile memory
The DS28E80 claims to simplify the calibration of a consumable medical sensor and to monitoring or controlling of unsanitary reuse...

Making medical devices smarter using force sensors
Force sensors can be integrated into surgical grippers to help surgeons get a sense of the force they are applying, thus preventing...

Addressing patient leakage current issues
Know the meaning of patient leakage current for medical power supplies and the various ways of reducing this leakage current for...

Beef up security of connected medical electronics
Find out how to overcome the challenge of combining the safety requirements from different medical standards and demonstrating...

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Power/Smart Energy

3-terminal resistor model boosts power converter ICs
In this article, we examine the case for replacing the two-terminal lumped resistor with a three-terminal non-linear resistor ...

Power inductors feature powdered iron cores
With its small size, the IHHP power inductors are ideal for DC/DC converters and power supply modules in notebook PCs, mobile ...

Addressing common PDN measurement questions
Why do I calibrate the 2-port measurement with a 1Ω shunt resistor, and, why do I use DC blockers on both ports? In this article...

8/16bit MCUs enable smarter power monitoring
Microchip's MCP39F511 single-phase power-monitoring IC targets commercial and industrial products such as lighting and heating...

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Test & Measurement

Addressing common PDN measurement questions
Why do I calibrate the 2-port measurement with a 1Ω shunt resistor, and, why do I use DC blockers on both ports? In this article...

Software tool helps solve dynamic power issues
By running an SoC in emulation with an OS booted and real applications running, the new software tool yields a more accurate portrayal...

Boost range in 2-port impedance measurements
It is quite challenging to measure the output impedance of wideband op amps because of their high DC gain. Fortunately, you can...

Revisiting the history of jitter: Histograms
In this instalment, we will go back to the late 1990s, when more sophisticated analysis methods were necessary to get a good handle...

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Educational Resources
Webcasts

Use driver ICs smart thermal protection to extend LED lighting life

In this webinar, you will learn about the different ways to extend the lifetime of LED systems—from the basic to the very advanced methods…

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A system solution for high power SMPS
you will learn about: What is a system? SMPS design and typical requirements; Infineon's products for SMPS design; A demo for the highest SMPS efficiency…

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Whitepapers

Over temperature protection for LED lighting

This paper details how LED driver ICs with smart over temperature protection can help you increase lifetime and optimise system cost.…

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Tech Impact
Self-destructing device aims to cut e-waste
University of Illinois researchers have developed heat-triggered self-destructing electronic devices, a step towards reducing electronic waste and boosting sustainability in device manufacturing.

Is graphene ready for commercial use?
Nano-sensor uses sweat to offer real-time health monitoring



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