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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

Adhesion to Aluminium of PUR Coating for LED encapsulation

Adhesion to Aluminium of PUR Coating for LED encapsulation

Only a protection against "environmental influences" and disturbing electrical currents will allow a broad use of mobile electronic devices and sensors even under extreme conditions. lesen