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  • Low-cost MIPS dev kit runs Linux-based OS, Android
    MIPS dev kit runs Linux-based OS, Android
  • 10 useful apps for mobile engineering
    10 useful apps for mobile engineering
  • Ways to bust an ultracapacitor
    Ways to bust an ultracapacitor
  • Rule of thumb: Resistance of a copper trace
    Rule of thumb: Resistance of a copper trace
  • Circuit designer's guide to safety earth, wiring/cables
    Circuit designer's guide to safety earth
  • Designing low-side switch for inductive loads
    Designing low-side switch for inductive loads
  • Autonomous cars take on road challenges
    Autonomous cars take on road challenges
  • Reference designs trim space, upgrade industrial efficiency
    Reference designs trim space
  • Circuit designer's guide to I/O signal grounding
    Designer's guide to I/O signal grounding
  • Create a working circuit in 30 minutes
    Create a working circuit in 30 minutes
  • Circuit designer's guide to grounding and wiring
    Guide to grounding and wiring
  • Bicolour LED signifies 10 states
    Bicolour LED signifies 10 states
Low-cost MIPS dev kit runs Linux-based OS, Android
Low-cost MIPS dev kit runs Linux-based OS, Android

Aimed at providing a low-cost development system for use by the open source community, the new 90.2mm x 95.3mm platform includes an Ingenic JZ4780 apps processor.

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10 useful apps for mobile engineering
10 useful apps for mobile engineering

Here are 10 popular apps on the market for engineers who deal with tasks on average mobile device like an Android-based smartphone.

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Ways to bust an ultracapacitor
Ways to bust an ultracapacitor

Ultracapacitors will outlast most other electronic components in any given application, which is why they are the perfect power delivery device in the most demanding environments.

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Rule of thumb: Resistance of a copper trace
Rule of thumb: Resistance of a copper trace

Here's a quick and simple way of estimating the DC resistance of a copper trace on a board. We illustrate a simple relationship that makes calculating the series resistance of a copper trace trivial.

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Circuit designer's guide to safety earth, wiring/cables
Circuit designer's guide to safety earth, wiring/cables

This series is adapted from The Circuit Designer's Companion, Third Ed., by Peter Wilson. This third instalment focuses on the safety earth and wiring/cables.

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Designing low-side switch for inductive loads
Designing low-side switch for inductive loads

Do you want to know how to turn off inductive loads at a really fast rate? Read this to learn about dropping the freewheeling diode for a fast turn off.

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Autonomous cars take on road challenges
Autonomous vehicles take on road challenges

Here are some of the many ongoing developments in software and electronic controls that are very promising to autonomous vehicle safety and ultimate implementation.

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Reference designs trim space, upgrade industrial efficiency
Reference designs trim space, upgrade industrial efficiency

The MAXREFDES27# and MAXREFDES36# from Maxim Integrated enable customers to create better industrial designs quickly, reduce cost, and improve the overall factory performance.

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Circuit designer's guide to I/O signal grounding
Circuit designer's guide to I/O signal grounding

This series is adapted from The Circuit Designer's Companion by Peter Wilson. This instalment considers power supply returns and input/output signal grounding.

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Create a working circuit in 30 minutes
Create a working circuit in 30 minutes

The desktop PCB factory Squink can print a circuit on a variety of materials, populate it with ICs and other components, and "solder" them in place with conductive adhesives.

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Circuit designer's guide to grounding and wiring
Circuit designer's guide to grounding and wiring

This series is adapted from The Circuit Designer's Companion by Peter Wilson. This part looks at grounding: when to consider it, how chassis materials affect it, and the problem of ground loops.

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Bicolour LED signifies 10 states
Bicolour LED signifies 10 states

A large selection of bicolour LEDs on the market provides new opportunities to employ just one LED to indicate 10 states through the use of colour and blinks combinations.

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Automotive

Auto head-unit processor revenues to reach $1.95B in 2020
ABI Research predicted that new players that include Intel, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm will push automotive head-unit processor revenues as they compete with established car chipset suppliers.

Audio codec enhances car infotainment
The EV and PHEV markets are now looking to include payment and metering options. Learn how a single dual-core embedded processor can cost-effectively meet these requirements.

Repurposing switcher for HB-LED flashing beacon
A switcher IC is repurposed to flash a high-brightness LED in this minimal-parts-count design idea. The heart of the circuit is an MC34063 originally intended for DC-DC converters.

Continental, Audi clash in automotive HiFi sound
Continental is licensing the Auro 3D technology, originally developed to fill digital movie theatres, concert halls and large auditoriums with sound, which claims to outclass audio CDs.

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Communications/Network

Evaluation board speeds design for Power over Ethernet apps
The TPS23861 evaluation board cuts development time and cost when creating PoE-enabled network video recorders, IP phone switches and wireless base stations.

Intel battles PD armed with big data, wearables
In joint work with MJFF on battling Parkinson's disease, data is collected from patients via wearable devices, and housed in an open platform for analysis.

Bluetooth kit targets consumer, medical markets
The PIC32 Bluetooth Starter Kit from Microchip features a PIC32 MCU, HCI-based Bluetooth radio, Cree high-output multi-colour LED, and an analogue 3-axis accelerometer.

Security chips address counterfeiting concerns
Infineon's Optiga Trust P ICs bring security to any product that stores and exchanges confidential data—whether used in smart homes or factories.

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Computing/Peripherals

Memory process roadmap pushes thru amid 3D tech
The constant reduction in feature sizes used to make ICs has improved memory-chip performance by increasing per-chip storage capacities, lowering power consumption, and improving data storage speed.

Project Denver: Tegra K1 MPU climbs the 64bit platform
Nvidia's four years in the making project, Denver, is the sequel to Tegra K1, claiming to sport PC-class performance in mobile systems for gaming, business apps, and content creation.

Server card breaks 2TFLOPS barrier
With 16GB of GDDR5 memory, AMD FirePro S9150 server GPUs provide supercomputers with massive compute performance while maximising available power budgets.

Vision processing unit touts 2TFLOPS of 16bit performance
Myriad 2 is 20 times faster than its predecessor, providing 2TFLOPS of 16bit operations from a chip measuring just 6.5mm2.

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Consumer Electronics

VGA sensor improves video quality for consumer apps
The OV7676 from OmniVision promises to deliver best-in-class low-light sensitivity, signal-to-noise ratio, full-well capacity, quantum efficiency and low-power consumption.

Security issues drag wider adoption of ePassports
IHS forecasted that global shipments of ePassports will rise to 175 million units in 2019, up from 113 million in 2013, representing a CAGR of 7.6 per cent during the six-year period.

Qi opts for efficiency over distance
WPC is working on a loosely coupled magnetic resonance solution, and it has previewed updates that would offer more freedom of movement.

555-based class-D headphone driver as practice amp
In this article, we present two simple, cheap drivers for headphones and audio lines. The drivers were designed for electric guitars and violins, but have many other applications.

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IC/Board/Systems Design

Rule of thumb: Resistance of a copper trace
Here's a quick and simple way of estimating the DC resistance of a copper trace on a board. We illustrate a simple relationship that makes calculating the series resistance of a copper trace trivial.

Circuit designer's guide to grounding and wiring
This series is adapted from The Circuit Designer's Companion. This part looks at grounding: when to consider it, how chassis materials affect it, and the problem of ground loops.

Design software speeds up FPGA dev't
The Libero SoC version 11.4 promises to improve design flow runtime by up to 35 per cent for Microsemi's SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2 FPGAs.

555-based class-D headphone driver as practice amp
In this article, we present two simple, cheap drivers for headphones and audio lines. The drivers were designed for electric guitars and violins, but have many other applications.

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Industrial/Mil/Aero

LED lamp driver boasts 1-100% dimming range
The AP1695 from Diodes claims to optimise the design of sub 12W triac dimmer-compatible LED lamps and offer a 30 per cent reduction in BOM cost.

Security issues drag wider adoption of ePassports
IHS forecasted that global shipments of ePassports will rise to 175 million units in 2019, up from 113 million in 2013, representing a CAGR of 7.6 per cent during the six-year period.

TRINAMIC intros dual-axis stepper motor controller-driver SoC
The TMC5062 features eight of the company's patented motion control technologies and TRINAMIC's proprietary technology for automatically adapting motor velocity.

Dual-mode GNSS RF receivers take on industrial apps
The EXG0201 provides excellent performance with 28MHz of signal bandwidth, dual channel operation, 60dB of instantaneous dynamic range, and 75dB of gain.

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Medical

Measure antenna ring down time for medical apps
Here is how to measure the ring-down time of antennas used in nuclear magnetic resonance and electron paramagnetic resonance spectrometers.

Use mind control to run your appliances
Called 'Emotiv Insight Brainware,' this device gives some control back to people with neuro-degenerative diseases.

Display screen technology corrects vision problem
Researchers are developing computer algorithms to compensate for an individual's visual impairment and creating vision-correcting displays that enable users to see text and images clearly.

EPC outs A4WP compliant wireless power transfer demo kit
The system is capable of delivering up to 35W into a DC load while operating at 6.78MHz. The kit simplifies the evaluation process of using eGaN FETs for wireless power transfer.

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Power/Smart Energy

Circuit designer's guide to safety earth, wiring/cables
This series is adapted from The Circuit Designer's Companion, Third Ed., by Peter Wilson. This third instalment focuses on the safety earth and wiring/cables.

DC-DC converters operate up to 600W
The VHK and VFK DIN families from CUI are high efficiency isolated DC-DC converters packaged in a rugged aluminum case that feature an ultra-wide 4:1 input.

Thin film chip resistors support tight tolerances to �0.1%
Available in 0402 and 0603 case sizes, the MC ATAU series features gold terminations for conductive gluing and combines high-temperature operation to 155�C and TCR down to �15ppm/K.

Study seeks secret to longer-lasting Li-ion batteries
A group of researchers recently studied a class of Li-ion battery electrodes that have capacities much greater than those of the materials used in batteries today.

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Test & Measurement

Rule of thumb: Resistance of a copper trace
Here's a quick and simple way of estimating the DC resistance of a copper trace on a board. We illustrate a simple relationship that makes calculating the series resistance of a copper trace trivial.

Measure antenna ring down time for medical apps
Here is how to measure the ring-down time of antennas used in nuclear magnetic resonance and electron paramagnetic resonance spectrometers.

RF reference sources ease RF calibration systems
The Fluke Calibration 96270A and 96040A claim to simplify RF and microwave calibration systems by replacing many of the instruments and accessories in existing systems.

Tektronix waveform monitors, rasterisers support 4K
The WFM8200/WFM8300 waveform monitors and WVR8200/WVR8300 rasterisers can perform various 4K measurements such as four tile displays of waveform, picture, vector, gamut and eye diagram for YPbPr formats.

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Educational Resources
Webcasts

SMART PARTS: Additive Manufacturing for Integrated Electro-mechanical DevicesNEW!

3D-printed electronics deliver benefits that mirror those of 3D-printed mechanical parts. Integrate the two processes into one hybrid solution to amplify the advantages in time savings, cost reduction and design flexibility to achieve unmatched efficiencies and create revolutionary products. Join us to discover what is possible when you integrate electro-mechanical design and manufacturing.

Additive Manufacturing 101: Changing the Future of Product Development and Manufacturing
With companies like BMW, GM and Boeing adopting additive manufacturing, the technology has been proven for rapid prototyping in the design-to-production phase. 3D printing helps ensure your designs go to production with a minimal risk of iteration and reach the market faster.

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Webcasts

SMART PARTS: Additive Manufacturing for Integrated Electro-mechanical DevicesNEW!

3D-printed electronics deliver benefits that mirror those of 3D-printed mechanical parts. Integrate the two processes into one hybrid solution to amplify the advantages in time savings, cost reduction and design flexibility to achieve unmatched efficiencies and create revolutionary products. Join us to discover what is possible when you integrate electro-mechanical design and manufacturing.

Additive Manufacturing 101: Changing the Future of Product Development and Manufacturing
With companies like BMW, GM and Boeing adopting additive manufacturing, the technology has been proven for rapid prototyping in the design-to-production phase. 3D printing helps ensure your designs go to production with a minimal risk of iteration and reach the market faster.

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Tech Impact
Framework eases use of new Android security tools
The new Android Security Modules (ASM) framework aims to eliminate the bottleneck that prevents developers and users from taking advantage of new security tools.

Create a working circuit in 30 minutes
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