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EETE JULAUG 2012

CONTENTS July/auguST 2012 oPinion 32 Designing a MEMS driver ASIC for a novel contact lens sensor 4 Uncommon Market: Four reasons why its ‘game Medical applications often over’ for foreign chip firms in China have particular needs for ultra- low power consumption, high 50 Last Word: New EU Data Directive will drive turning integration, small size and point for security novel powering techniques. 34 Choosing the right EMS partner neWs & tecHnoLoGY for medical applications 5 Nanosys teams with 3M film 35 Q&A with Kontron: The trends in the medical to yield less-costly LCDs embedded market Cubic silicon carbide could - PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC be twice as good as silicon for solar cells 38 Developing a 200Gbit/s line card with 22nm FPGAs 6 A peek at innovation from Minalogic Two key developments are shaking up the FPGA world: 8 Displayport and HDMI in battle the advent of 22nm program- for mobile link dominance mable devices and the avail- ability of devices strongly targeted towards specific 10 On the photonics roadmap: chip-to-chip and markets through the use of hardened IP. intra-chip interconnects The CEA-LETI annual 40 Expanding system control with PLDs and low review that took place overhead serial buses late June was an oppor- tunity to catch up with 42 OpenCL emerges for FPGA high level design the state-of-the-art in In the debate about high-level design, a new stan- photonics. dard is emerging for FPGA designers 14 In the crystal ball: fast networks for smart to use alongside manufacturing lines VHDL, Verilog and System C to bridge the gap. desiGn & PRoducts SPECIAL FOCUS: ReadeR offeR - POWER SUPPLIES 46 This month, Elliptec is offering 16 No magnetics required - charge pumps EETimes Europe’s readers the can handle the Volts! chance to win an advanced evaluation kit worth 999 Euros 20 Comparing uninterruptible power supply topologies for its high precision rotatory and linear positioning devices. - MEDICAL ELECTRONICS 28 Wafer-scale CMOS X-ray 49 distRibution coRneR imaging for medical applications There is an increasing inter- est in the use of solid-state WHite PaPeRs based X-ray medical imaging and detection systems in the 51 A leading reference resource for electronics engineers, replacement of conventional EE Times Europe’s White Paper library includes over diagnostic imaging techniques. 600 white papers, application notes, technical articles, One of these technologies is wafer-scale CMOS- books and case studies, all downloadable free of charge sensor based imaging. 30 Ultra-low power radio drives continuous medical monitoring with low-cost batteries 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe July/August 2012 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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