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december 2013 Going physical Does a distributor that pioneered sales over the web need a physical presence? Imec uses CCD-in-CMOS for image sensor. 19 19 DESIGN & PRODUCTS SPECIAL FOCUSES: - LED LIGHTING Chip-on-board LEDs for directional high power applications In order maintain a pleasant and uniform light environment, directional and decorative lighting applications need a light source which has to meet several key criteria. Thermally conductive nano-ceramics simplify LED lighting assemblies. LED driver with integrated spread spectrum reduces EMI without adding flicker New generation controls offer huge benefits for indoor lighting 20 22 24 26 - DRIVES & CONTROLS Model-based design of advanced motor control systems Performance monitoring solution helps provide intelligent control of high power systems 30 33 - POWER SUPPLIES Power over Ethernet for automotive use at no additional system cost Power supply implications of envelope tracking 38 40 Reader offer Internet of Things (IoT) manufacturer Ciseco is giving away 12 of its Raspberry Pi ‘Wireless Inventors Kits’ (Raswik), featuring 88 pieces to provide everything a Pi owner needs to follow a series of step-by-step projects. 46 distri bution corner WHITEPAPERS opinion Uncommon Market: Should Abu Dhabi build a MEMS fab? Last Word: HLS is dead, long live HLS? Time for a revolution 4 50 news & TECHNOLOGY Extendible processors go head to head backed by EDA giants Cadence Design System’s Tensilica and Synopsys ARC are going head to head in the market for embedded processors in system on chip designs. How green is your code? As part of its Code Vert project, three-year old startup Kaliterre now delivers the tools for coding energy-efficient software and hopes to initiate a trend in software ecoconception Janusz Bryzek: the trillion-sensor man Janusz Bryzek, vice president of MEMS and sensing solutions at Fairchild semiconductor, agreed to be interviewed by EE Times Europe. Mobile smart card payment terminals tap into emerging markets At this year’s Cartes Secure Connexion event held near Paris, mobile point-of-sale solutions were making an impression. Touch-interactive posters use conductive ink and Bluetooth to run smartphone apps Wearable textile battery can be recharged by lightweight solar cells Interface fits e-vehicles into the smart grid Soft IP targets situational awareness radar sensors for driver-assist applications X-Fab ready for global growth, says CEO The company is coming towards the end of a transition to 200-mm wafer production and sees scope for expansion in its current fabs and in particular at X-Fab sarawak, its wafer fab in malaysia. Future OLEDs and solar cells to come straight from the printer Amazon bets on GPS-driven drones to deliver goods to your door-step 6 8 10 12 14 14 15 15 16 18 18 49 51 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe December 2013 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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