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  • 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
  • Intel unveils 14nm process, Broadwell
    Intel unveils 14nm process, Broadwell
  • Pass/fail testing using an oscilloscope
    Pass/fail testing using an oscilloscope
  • Qi opts for efficiency over distance
    Qi opts for efficiency over distance
  • Use mind control to run your appliances
    Use mind control to run your appliances
  • Semiconductor structure allows for ultra-thin solar cells
    Structure allows for ultra-thin solar cells
  • Best practices, challenges in MBIST verification
    Best practices in MBIST verification
  • Graphene finding may lead to better broadband light sensors
    Graphene in broadband light sensors
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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Intel unveils 14nm process, Broadwell
Intel unveils 14nm process, Broadwell

Intel claims its 14nm process delivers a lower cost per transistor than its 22nm node, thanks to aggressive area scaling using self-aligned double-patterning lithography.

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Pass/fail testing using an oscilloscope
Pass/fail testing using an oscilloscope

Pass/fail testing is a great way to employ the oscilloscope in your testing. It offers acquisition, signal processing, measurement, and testing in one instrument.

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Qi opts for efficiency over distance
Qi opts for efficiency over distance

WPC is working on a loosely coupled magnetic resonance solution, and it has previewed updates that would be backward compatible with its early charging method and offer more freedom of movement.

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Use mind control to run your appliances
Use mind control to run your appliances

Called 'Emotiv Insight Brainware,' this device created by Royal Philips and Accenture gives some control back to people with neuro-degenerative diseases.

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Semiconductor structure allows for ultra-thin solar cells
Semiconductor structure allows for ultra-thin solar cells

Scientists have managed to create a semiconductor structure consisting of two ultra-thin layers, which appears to be suited for photovoltaic energy conversion.

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Best practices, challenges in MBIST verification
Best practices, challenges in MBIST verification

Verification of functioning MBIST is an essential part in any SoC design cycle. Know the general issues faced and best practices to be followed during this process.

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Graphene finding may lead to better broadband light sensors
Graphene finding may lead to better broadband light sensors

Researchers at MIT found that by controlling the concentration of electrons in a graphene sheet, they could change the way the material responds to a short but intense light pulse.

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Automotive

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.

Emission standards give fresh impetus for sensing
New concepts in emissions mitigation in the engine and in exhaust aftertreatment systems require advanced sensors for their operation, projected to lead to a shipment of 1.34 billion units in 2019.

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Communications/Network

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.

Startup debuts 60GHz WiFi chip for mobile displays
The NT4600 28nm chip supports 802.11ad with an initial focus on mobile devices, and claims to top Wilocity's forthcoming Sparrow chip by 50-100mW when displaying 4K video.

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Computing/Peripherals

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.

Google, Facebook to go head to head in data centre network
Google and Facebook will share their visions of data centre networking, likely both similar and competing, at the Hot Interconnects event in August.

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Consumer Electronics

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.

Startup debuts 60GHz WiFi chip for mobile displays
The NT4600 28nm chip supports 802.11ad with an initial focus on mobile devices, and claims to top Wilocity's forthcoming Sparrow chip by 50-100mW when displaying 4K video.

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IC/Board/Systems Design

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.

Advantages of hardware accelerators in processors
Developers may achieve compelling performance for their applications while keeping power consumption low through the use of new integrated hardware accelerators.

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Industrial/Mil/Aero

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.

LED-fitted tag works as UHF RF field detector
Whenever the Photon RFID tag from Farsens comes close to an RF field source, it harvests energy from the RF field and drives its LED according to the field's strength.

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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

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.

Imec, Omron to showcase energy harvesting chip
The collaborators developed a prototype that weighs just 15.4g and harvests vibrations on equipment to provide DC power to sensors in the microwatt range.

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Test & Measurement

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.

Test platform aimed at high voltage, high-current devices
Advantest released its PVI8 floating power source that extends the capabilities of its V93000 test platform for high-voltage and high-current testing of embedded power devices.

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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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