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january 2013 Designing low-power video image stabilisation IP for FPGAs Image stabilisation is an important capability for many electro-optic sensors, where an operator or user is required to view the output imagery. Testing HDMI and MHL successfully Manufacturers test these interfaces at different stages in the value chain to verify their functionality and compliance with standards. 20 23 - MEMORY & DATA STORAGE Bit by Bit, DRAM module testing From ROM to Flash for added flexibility Restrictions of ROM-Based technology require new memory concepts. Until now, data were saved on a chip card with security controllers based on ROM and EEPROM memory technology. Moving from magnetic random access memory to magnetic logic units Hybrid Memory Cube gen 2 on track to support a total cube bandwidth of 160GB/s 29 31 34 36 - EMBEDDED ELECTRONICS EEMBC to develop Ultra-Low Power microcontroller benchmarks Samsung reveals eight-core mobile processor Samsung Electronics has launched an eight-core ARMbased processor that uses the big-little processing technique announced by ARM Holdings plc in 2011. 38 38 - TECHNOLOGY REPORT Developing and strengthening 3D IC manufacture in Europe The European 3D TSV Summit that took place at Grenoble’s Minatec campus late February gathered 320 attendees from over 20 countries, a testimony of Grenoble’s high tech reputation and France’s competitive edge in the field of 3D IC integration. 42 Reader offer This month, Multiplo is giving away three Robot Building Kits, worth USD 239 each to design and prototype your own fully functional robots. 46 distribution corner opinion Uncommon Market: Smart city boost for the UK Last Word: Bench-top cleaning - be careful what you ask for 4 50 news & TECHNOLOGY Chip engineers prepare for 450mm wafer transition Open source hardware changes the game Embedded technology is facilitated by the standardization of operating systems so that applications can run on any platform that supports the standard. So-Light research project gives OLED technology a boost Eleven German OLED companies and research institutions successfully completed the So- Light project which addressed the complete value chain, from primary materials to lighting applications. « Coil on Module » chip package could help rampup adoption of dual interface smart cards Flash Forward at the leading edge? Sandisk, a leading supplier of data storage products, has announced it intends to begin the transition of its flash products to 1Y-nm generation semiconductors in the third quarter of 2013. Nano-positioning system relies on magnetic levitation, achieves 10nm resolution Taking a new direction with analog With the introduction of the MCP19111 single chip solution, Microchip is claiming the world’s first digitally enhanced power analog controller. 6 8 10 10 12 12 14 DESI GN & PRODUCTS SPECIAL FOCUS: - AUDIO & VIDEO ELECTRONICS 3D noise cancellation makes voice control significantly more reliable Voice quality is becoming a hot issue due to the recent rise of voice control interfaces for tablets, computers, Smart TVs and other consumer electronics. 16 49 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe February 2013 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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