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CEO Interview: Tunc Doluca preps Maxim for IoT era Maxim integrated’s ceo, Tunc Doluca takes a few questions from EE Times Europe on analog, MEMS and the company’s strategy for the future. March 2014 ARM’s server platform standard to ease OS interoperability Implantable hearing aid boasts wireless charging Automated driving demonstrated at Mobile World Congress 18 19 20 21 DESIGN & PRODUCTS SPECIAL FOCUSES: - POWER MANAGEMENT SMPS: a crucial component of the “system Data Center” Wireless charging shift ahead At least four different approaches to wireless charging are vying to power billions of next-generation mobile devices. Low power design: how low is enough? 22 25 28 - EDA SPECIAL Model-based design of multi-physics automotive systems Eight tips to accelerate SoC physical design at RTL Embedding components within PCB substrates Embedding components within a PCB substrate demands support from the entire supply chain, including EDA vendors. 32 34 37 - CIRCUIT PROTECTION & ENCLOSURES Choosing the right housing materials for DDR4 memory modules The slope of the line is key to ESD protection 40 43 Reader offer This month, Freescale is giving away ten RIoTboards, worth 74 dollars each, for EETimes Europe’s readers to win. 46 distri bution corner WHITEPAPERS opinion The future of video surveillance is hyperspectral Apple, Tesla, the perfect couple? 4 50 news & TECHNOLOGY Europe’s ‘Airbus of chips’ taxis to take-off position Virtualization pushes into microcontrollers Virtualization is set to be the next battlefield for microcontroller technology. Both MIPS and ARM are bringing virtualization to industrial microcontrollers in different ways. One hardware, multiple domains: virtualising is the answer Automotive head units increasingly are becoming the place where multiple application worlds and functional domains meet - from safety-relevant assistant systems to infotainment and internet access. VTT develops printable e-nose sensor Set up as a 3-year research project, the European consortium PHOTOSENS achieved its original goal to develop low cost, massproducible polymer-based nanophotonic sensors for air quality, pharmaceutical process cleanliness and food safety applications. Google prototypes depth-sensing mobile phone Omnivision, Movidius and Paracosm could benefit if Google can hone its just announced prototype depthsensing mobile phone. IBM sets data transfer record in multimode optical fiber Hybrid EL concept to print ‘light-effects’ directly on paper Flexible OLED lighting demonstrators, 50μm thin Piezo-nanowires boost fingerprint resolution Within the 3-year €2.9M EU Commission funded PIEZOelectric nanowire MATrices project (PiezoMAT), CEA-Leti and seven other European partners are joining forces to explore the use of piezoelectric ZnO nanowires in fingerprint sensors. IBM Begins US Layoffs 6 7 8 10 12 12 14 15 16 16 49 51 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe March 2014 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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