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DESIGN & PRODUCTS SPECIAL FOCUSES: - MOEMS & MEMS How to design an effi cient MEMS-based pico-projector Applications for pico projection include near eye display, February 2014 interactive digital signage, head mounted display, ultra short throw TV, standalone portable projectors. MEMS-based displays enable always-on experience in wearables Imagine if, when the first smartphones were being designed, there was no limiting factor around battery life. Think how differently each design decision could have been made. How much power from MEMS windmills? 25 27 30 - AUDIO & VIDEO PROCESSING Full-duplex data streaming via the analogue audio connector Active noise cancellation (ANC) technology has been a hit with consumers. To date, it has been implemented mainly in stand-alone ANC headphones and earphones. Technologies for high quality audio soundbars As TVs have gotten flatter their cabinet volumes have reduced; the laws of physics dictate that their sound quality has gotten worse. 31 34 - PROGRAMMING & DEVELOPMENT KITS Hardware designers take on the software challenges of verification. Key trends for development systems in 2014 38 40 Reader offer This month, Crystal Display is giving away a full HD 21.5” transparent display panel complete with its metal frame housing, an industrial interface card and a custom power supply, worth $1300, for EETimes Europe’s readers to win. 46 distri bution corner WHITEPAPERS opinion Precisely not there: fake GPS positioning Is graphene a real opportunity? 4 50 news & TECHNOLOGY A comparison of open source hardware: Intel Galileo vs. Raspberry Pi The Intel Galileo and the Raspberry Pi (RPi) are both open source, do-it-yourself (DIY) electronics hardware development boards featuring embedded processors. Magnetic ‘lens’ aids wireless power transfer Researchers from Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University (Durham, North Carolina) have demonstrated a “magnetic lens” that supports the transfer of wireless power over distances much larger than the traditional limit. Quantum dots from Warsaw Is Nokia’s 2007 decline a lesson for Samsung today? Five technology trends for 2014 National Instruments is highlighting five key trends for engineers in 2014, from control systems to RF and user interfaces. Fully encrypted? Watch your back! Micron preps Italian job cuts Micron Technology is set to cut about 420 jobs out of more than 1,000 in its Italian operation, according to local reports. Finnish start-up automates optical inspection for highly reflective objects Cree beats LED efficiency benchmark Manufacturers’ top tips to cost-effective 3D IC production Under the motto “Application Ready”, this year’s 3D TSV Summit was very much focused on how to make 3D IC design an attractive proposition. E-whiskers could turn robots hairy Bio-inspired robotics often yields interesting new approaches to locomotion, sensing and obstacle avoidance. 6 8 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 24 49 51 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe February 2014 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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