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march 2015 DESIGN & PRODUCTS SPECIAL FOCUSES: - DEBUGGING & PROGRAMMING TOOLS Tips for designers using Linux in an embedded project Eliminating X-propagation in transition testing The requirement for robustness towards failures in modern day SoCs demands for the maximum test coverage. However, the increased gate count of SoCs requires more test patterns. Top five problems with PLCs Optimizing data memory utilization Optimization is important to embedded software developers because they are always facing limited resources. 20 23 26 27 - POWER MANAGEMENT Safe power for medical devices used at home How to ground and power complex circuits Circuits with analogue and digital signals tend to cause declaration of several ground references, often leading to a spaghetti-like result. Welcome to the portable age 32 34 37 - FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS PCB origami Flexible organic circuit makes fever alarm Printed OLEDs make large advertising More IP blocks in line for plastic electronics IoT speeds printed electronics development Stick a PUF to your hardware 40 42 42 43 45 45 re ader offer 5 RIoTboards for your connected applications Following up on its previous reader offer, Freescale is now giving away five RIoTboards, worth $74 each, for EETimes Europe’s readers to win. 46 distri bution corner opinion Stress tracker tames drivers Save me from overbearing IoT analytics 4 50 ne ws & TECHNOLOGY NXP, Freescale plan mega merger In one of the biggest consolidations in the semiconductor industry to date, NXP and Freescale have announced plans for a merger. The NXP/Freescale takeover and automotive electronics NXP CEO: ‘Security, IoT, Cars’ Drove Freescale Deal IoTize rejuvenates legacy systems with smartphone-compatibility AMD describes notebook processor Carrizo Carrizo packs 29% more transistors and squeezes double-digit gains in performance and drops in power consumption out of the same 28nm process and die area as its current Kaveri chip. IKEA and Samsung back Qi wireless charging Is this the Tesla killer? Only a week after the introduction of its second generation electric sports sedan Quant F, e-car design company nanoFlowCell has announced another development Graphene polymer speeds electron transport Graphene is considered by many as the successor to silicon because its electron mobility can be over 10X that of silicon plus it solves many of the problems with scaling silicon. Samsung phones pack 14nm SoC Samsung will pack a handful of new technologies – including a 14nm Exynos applications processor - into its new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Semitrex’ ultimate goal: one size fits all power conversion Semitrex Technologies is looking up to address a three billion unit a year power supply and battery charger market with its Tronium power supply on a chip. The future of custom ASICs Porsche rainmaker advocates platooning Parrot takes instant 3D mapping to the sky 6 6 7 8 10 11 11 12 14 15 16 18 18 49 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe March 2015 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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