FPGAs, multi-core CPUs alter embedded design scene
Here's an overview of how the combination of FPGAs, multi-core CPUs and graphical programming environments are changing the nature of embedded systems design.
SoCs combine MPU flexibility, FPGA performance
Embedded-system architectures built on a combination of MCUs and FPGAs offer the kind of adaptability increasingly needed to support changing demand for greater functionality across diverse applications.
Overcome the embedded CPU performance hurdle
Learn about the silicon limitations and how they affect CPU performance, and discover how engineers are overcoming this situation with multi-core design.
Enable sharing with PCI Express
PCIe Gen3 is capable of supporting shared I/O and clustering, providing system designers with a tool to make their designs optimally efficient.
Ease embedded design with cloud-enabled platforms
Designers developing tomorrow's advanced embedded systems will rely on a new generation of integrated development platforms that seamlessly integrate local and web-based resources.
Examining the advances in audio amplifiers
Here's a look at the architecture and circuit techniques used in a new generation of audio amplifiers.
How to characterise mixed-signal IC for production
Know the statistical techniques that ensure repeatability of test results, including testing over an ICs rated temperature extremes.
Accelerating pre-silicon validation
Here's a look at the advantages and constraints of some debugging techniques for FPGAs.
Power management using a single-chip solution
From the deepest sub nanometre processors to the analogue I/O, it's easy to see the need for power management devices for 1.0V, 1.2V, 1.5V, 1.8V, 2.2V, 2.5V, 2.8V, 3.0V, 3.3V and more, all in the same box.
I got a screen... What's next?
Most companies begin new projects by determining the hardware, and then flounder when squeezing in features. This real-life ending may be avoided if they took a few pages out of a fairy-tale ending.
Software-based SR tech for low energy mobile apps
CEVA's Super-Resolution algorithm is fully optimised to run in real-time using minimal processing workload and very low memory bandwidth on the CEVA-MM3101 imaging and vision platform.
TDK chip bead series fits into 0603 case
The MMZ0603-E series fits into a case size 0603 (EIA 0201), which is 80% smaller than the MMZ1005-E types.
Cypress' IDE promises to speed, ease embedded design
The PSoC Designer 5.4 includes more than 40 enhanced User Modules, which are free "Virtual Chips," that are used to integrate multiple ICs and system interfaces into a single PSoC device.
Downloadable JTAG suite boasts speedy board failure test
The JTAGLive Studio is a comprehensive package of Python-based JTAG boundary-scan tools that enable electronic designers and test engineers to develop complete PCB test and programming applications.
Tempus solution by Cadence boasts quicker closure
The Tempus Timing Signoff Solution combines support for massively parallel computation with a new path-based analysis approach and physically-aware closure.
Mentor to integrate Calibre 3DSTACK into Tezzaron's 3D-IC
The integration will focus on fast verification of die-to-die interactions in 2.5D and 3D ICs, while verifying die-to-die interfaces in a separate procedure with specialised automation features.
Samsung unveils 45nm eFlash logic process dev't
The 45nm eFlash logic may be adopted into smart card ICs, NFC ICs, embedded secure elements and trusted platform modules.
Raspberry Pi gets a camera board
Element14's Raspberry Pi camera board features 5 megapixel native resolution sensor and supports 1080p30, 720p60 and 640x480p60/90 video.
ARM works with LogMeIn to accelerate IoT
LogMeIn's Xively Jumpstart Kit is a rapid prototyping-to-production bundle that significantly reduces the cost and complexity of bringing IoT products and solutions to market.
GL Communications rolls out LTE x2 Interface emulator
The X2-AP test tool boasts utilities like a message editor, script editor, and profile editor, allowing new scenarios to be created or existing scenarios to be modified using messages and parameters.
Graphene-based ink makes foldable electronics a reality
Researchers from Northwestern University have developed a graphene-based ink that claims to be highly conductive and tolerant to bending.
Globalfoundries, imec join forces in STT-MRAM R&D
Imec and Globalfoundries will work together with other fabless and equipment suppliers to collaborate on exploring the potential of STT-MRAM technology.
Graphene stacking and the future of electronics
The experiment conducted by MIT researchers may allow the use of graphene as a switch in transistor applications, providing a viable and inexpensive alternative to silicon electronics.
CSIRO machine prints Australia's largest solar cell
The printer has allowed researchers to print organic photovoltaic cells the size of an A3 sheet of paper using known techniques.
Altera buys power tech provider Enpirion
The addition of Enpirion's power technologies will enhance Altera's FPGA roadmap and product offerings.
Nano-chemical sensor sensitivity fine-tuning technique discovered
The finding will open up entirely new possibilities for modulation and control of the chemical sensitivity of these sensors, without compromising the intrinsic electrical and structural properties of graphene.
Carbon nanotube transistor reaches 25GHz
The transistor created by USC engineers beats the 15GHz record performance of previously created carbon nanotube transistors, making it the fastest so far.
Mouser, ADI ink global distribution deal
The agreement covers Analog Devices' complete product portfolio including data converters, amplifiers, MEMS, DSPs, RF and power management ICs and associated development tools.
Study aids in making PSC commercialisation a reality
UNIST researchers have developed high-performance polymer solar cell (PSC) with power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 8.92 per cent, the highest values reported to date for plasmonic PSCs using metal nanoparticles.
MEMS group releases parameter specs
MEMS Industry Group's Sensor Performance Parameter Definitions identifies the performance parameter specifications of accelerometers, magnetometers, gyroscopes, pressure sensors and other sensors.