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EETE DECEMBER 2012

CONTENTS DECEmbEr 2012 OPINION DESIGN & PRODUCTS 4 Uncommon Market: Smartphones move centre SPECIAL FOCUS: stage in cars, even drones - DISPLAYS & INTERFACES 50 Last Word: LTE: the route to M2M success 17 The modern automotive display touch-lens interface NEwS & TECHNOlOGy 20 Modern embedded solutions for graphical interfaces 6 Thousands of 3D models and schematics for free 22 Applying 10-point multi-touch 8 ‘Antenna-on-a-chip’ speeds functionality to large curved infrared light transmission surfaces Ultra porous copper material 24 Specifying touchscreen up to 10 times more effective displays for industrial applications than conventional heat sinks - RFID & E-PAYMENT 10 Smart home splits over low power 29 Developments for networking the smart home are Will e-payment become Smartphone-centric? diverging over the use of energy harvesting and Looking at electronic payment, low power technologies. As the process technology the most prominent focus of drives down the power consumption and cost of solution providers was on the wireless devices, so the cost of the energy harvest- use of smart phones as trans- ing elements and the power management devices action platforms, often through becomes more critical. a near field communication (NFC) link. 11 All-carbon solar cell could shave off expensive materials - MEMS TECHNOLOGIES from today’s photovoltaics. 34 A micro-lens array for multiple 12 ARM CEO Warren East on IoT, electron beam lithography Nokia, platforms, Europe’s tools future 36 Here comes the next genera- 14 MISRA-C moves into embedded ARM development tion MEMS Oscillators: pMEMS To overcome performance limi- 15 OLEDs to face stiff competition from classic LEDs tations and to resolve quartz Until now, oled revenue has been driven mainly by oscillator reliability issues, display applications, but the industry is now targeting several alternative technologies the lighting market based on the technology specifici- have been trying to replace ties in terms of design (form factor) and efficiency. quartz in recent years, includ- ing MEMS oscillators and 16 Solar energy funnel offers CMOS oscillators. new way of harnessing pho- tons for electricity 46 REaDER OffER MIT engineers have proposed a new way of harnessing pho- This month, technical broadline tons for electricity with a ‘solar distributor Future Electronics is energy funnel’ that has the giving away three of its Audio potential for capturing a wider Streamer Micro-Blox develop- spectrum of solar energy. ment boards, worth USD 350 each, for EETimes Europe’s CMOS-compatible wafer-level readers to win. 2D thin-film magnetic cores Enpirion has begun the com- 49 bUTION CORNERDISTRI mercialization of a new mag- netic alloy which enables the miniaturization of passive mag- faST, aCCURaTE & RElEvaNT netic components and their fOR DESIGN ENGINEERS ONly! assimilation with integrated circuits at wafer level. www.eetsearch.com 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe December 2012 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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