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A breakthrough innovation in sound sensing from STMicroelectronics

MEMS Microphones

A breakthrough innovation in sound sensing from STMicroelectronics

What are the advantages of MEMS microphones over traditional solutions? This article focuses on how MEMS Microphones have enabled breakthrough innovations in consumer, medical, security and automotive applications. lesen...

MID technology exemplified by magnetic field sensors

MID technology exemplified by magnetic field sensors

It is the possibility of combining the freedom of 3D shaping provided by injection molding technology with the integration of many possible functions; this is both unique and convincing. lesen...

Competitive advantage due to sound technical advice

Relay applications note

Competitive advantage due to sound technical advice

Largely invisible for the end user, electromechanical relays reliably undertake switching tasks with high performance in the car, in devices in the entertainment and household appliance industry, in the telecommunications and industrial sector, in the rail and aerospace sectors and in building services. The variety of applications is enormous and is rapidly expanding due to the increasing usage of electronics and electrification. lesen...

Highly Energy-Efficient CMOS Logic Systems

Semiconductor Technology

Highly Energy-Efficient CMOS Logic Systems

Non-volatile bistable memory circuits being developed by Satoshi Sugahara and his team at Tokyo Tech pave the way for highly energy-efficient CMOS logic systems. lesen...

How Do Vendors of Software Debugging and Test Tools Test Their Products?

Embedded Software Quality

How Do Vendors of Software Debugging and Test Tools Test Their Products?

For safety-relevant applications, tool manufacturers have to subject their software tools to rigorous testing. The experience gained in this process can be for the benefit of customers as well. lesen...

Ultra-low power processor operates at near-threshold voltage

Processors

Ultra-low power processor operates at near-threshold voltage

At this week’s International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC 2013), imec and Holst Centre presented an ultra-low power processor that operates reliably at near-threshold voltages. lesen...

Multi-core is more than just multi-core

Debugger

Multi-core is more than just multi-core

When using MCU multi-core architectures for "deeply embedded" applications, different rules apply for symmetric multiprocessing on identical cores with support of an encapsulating OS. This poses an entirely new set of challenges for chip suppliers, tool manufacturers and users. lesen...

Future Motion Applications requiringsmart and compact Motion Control

Advanced Motion Controller

Future Motion Applications requiringsmart and compact Motion Control

An efficient power management is a must for today´s engineers due to the recent ErP rules of the European Union. While the changeover from AC to BLDC and PMSM Drives will improve system efficiency significantly, the advanced motion controller will further save energy. lesen...

Low-Power Motor Drive Design for Fridge Compressors

Compressors

Low-Power Motor Drive Design for Fridge Compressors

Dedicated, customisable motor control ICs and single-chip drivers can help appliance designers meet new, tougher ecodesign legislation as the ErP rules of the European Union. lesen...

Gigabit Network for the Car of the Future

Network

Gigabit Network for the Car of the Future

When the first digital display links with Gigabit data rates found their way into cars a few years ago, it looked like the bandwidth issue could be taken off the table for a while. Far from it! lesen...

Digital Isolators Provide a Reliable Alternative to Optocouplers

Galvanic Isolators

Digital Isolators Provide a Reliable Alternative to Optocouplers

Digital isolators have made an already complicated puzzle of safety standards even more confusing because not all standards address the requirements for digital isolators. lesen...

Autonomous or electrical – a matter of preference?

Editorial

Autonomous or electrical – a matter of preference?

A vast upheaval is in store for the automotive industry. lesen...

Texas Instruments' DSP Timeline of Important Events

History

Texas Instruments' DSP Timeline of Important Events

As one of the world's major semiconductor manufacturers, Texas Instruments offers digital and analog devices. 30 years ago, the company introduced its first digital signal processor. lesen...

New software helps estimating the design cost of PCBs

PCB Design

New software helps estimating the design cost of PCBs

The printed circuit board cost is a major factor in the price of electronic boards. And during the last 2 years there has been an increase of the average cost, ... lesen...

Designing advanced DSP applications on the Kinetis Cortex-M4 MCU

Case Study – Motor Control Application

Designing advanced DSP applications on the Kinetis Cortex-M4 MCU

In this case study we will look closer at a motor control application, where the use of the Kinetis MCU is suitable. lesen...

An Alternative Cost-Effective Design Flow for Mixed-Signal ASICs

EDA-Tools

An Alternative Cost-Effective Design Flow for Mixed-Signal ASICs

There is a well-entrenched and long-held view in the industry that for ASIC design, in the digital, analogue or mixed-signal domain, the only tools that will to deliver a workable solution are those from the major EDA tool companies. The assumption is that low-cost IC design tools will not deliver the required functionality or have the necessary process design kit (PDK) support for the target foundries. lesen...

Cheap Solar Energy from the Printing Press

Photovoltaics

Cheap Solar Energy from the Printing Press

Researchers of the Institute for Print and Media Technology at Chemnitz University of Technology [pmTUC] presented solar modules printed on standard paper using printing inks with electrical properties lesen...

Imec demonstrates extremely high-speed heterojunction bipolar transistors

Semiconductor Process Technology

Imec demonstrates extremely high-speed heterojunction bipolar transistors

Imec realized a fT/fMAX 245GHz/450GHz SiGe:C heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) device, a key enabler for future high-volume millimeter-wave low-power circuits to be used in automotive radar applications. lesen...

AVR and ARM microcontrollers for next generation applications

Inside Atmel's micros market

AVR and ARM microcontrollers for next generation applications

Atmel's AVR microcontroller architecture was developed in 1996. AVR was one of the first MCU families to use on-chip flash memory. ELEKTRONIKPRAXIS spoke with AVR founder Alf-Egil Bogen, Chief Marketing Officer at Atmel. lesen...

Look Ma, No Motherboard!

Programmable Logic & Embedded Computing

Look Ma, No Motherboard!

How one design team put a full single-board computer with SATA into a Xilinx FPGA. The joint solution would not have been possible without short turnaround times between two Xilinx Alliance Program Partners. lesen...

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Daimler and BMW want to charge electric cars

Electromobility

Daimler and BMW want to charge electric cars "unplugged"

16.07.14 - One of the next steps on the way to perfect electric drive and plug-in hybrid vehicles is wireless charging. Daimler and BMW have now agreed on jointly developing and implementing one common technology. lesen...

On the way to the final: Soccer stadia in glamorous light

Lighting technology

On the way to the final: Soccer stadia in glamorous light

09.07.14 - The world's gaze falls on Brazil and its brand-new soccer stadia, in which 32 international teams compete over a period of four weeks. lesen...

Tracing and Visualization of Embedded Linux Systems

Embedded Software Development

Tracing and Visualization of Embedded Linux Systems

03.06.14 - Tracing is an important method to detect program errors in embedded systems. Visualization tools lend support to a better understanding of the tracing results. lesen...

History of the Dev Kit

Development kits

History of the Dev Kit

24.07.14 - Development kits have shaped the technology-led world we know today. Originally a basis for prototyping products and applications, Development Kits are now being used to produce some of the world’s most innovative new technologies. lesen...

Influence of parasitic components in switching behavior

Super-junction MOSFETs

Influence of parasitic components in switching behavior

11.04.14 - The faster switching of the power MOSFETs enable higher power conversion efficiency. However, parasitic components in the devices and boards are involving switching characteristics more as the switching speed is getting faster. This creates unwanted side effects, like high voltage or current spikes or poor EMI performance. lesen...

Boosting Power Density using Nano-Ceramic Technology

PCIM 2014 News

Boosting Power Density using Nano-Ceramic Technology

08.04.14 - Conventional power brick designs face one fundamental constraint: heat dissipation. The greatest impediment to increasing the power density of DC-DC power supplies, for example, is the rate of heat flow from MOSFETs to the ambient air. lesen...

TÜV Rheinland certifies IP500 wireless modules worldwide

Internet of Things

TÜV Rheinland certifies IP500 wireless modules worldwide

12.05.14 - TÜV Rheinland has joined the IP500 Alliance as a partner for the worldwide certification of IP500 products. IP500 is the global wireless standard / platform for security and safety applications in the IoT (Internet of Things) landscape. lesen...

FIFA World Cup Final was filmed in 360° Ultra HD

Image Processing

FIFA World Cup Final was filmed in 360° Ultra HD

15.07.14 - The 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Production of the Final Match was a 360-degree viewing experience thanks to a panoramic, Ultra HD OmniCam developed by scientists at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin. lesen...

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Was Chefs über Software wissen müssen

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