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EETE MAY 2014

May 2014 China’s quest for ‘MIPS in wearable’ Let ’s be blunt : Not many serious players in the electronics industry today are sanguine about the survival chances for MIPS processors in a global mobile market where in the last decade - almost single-handedly - ARM has built its formidable ecosystem. 20 DESIGN & PRODUCTS SPECIAL FOCUSES: - POWER DESIGN What exactly is DC power integrity? SiC power devices gain traction among electric vehicles manufacturers Simplified solar-based battery charging Power management: are you doing enough? when the power supply to critical equipment fails, companies are at risk of losing out. 22 24 26 29 - INTERCONNECTS & CIRCUIT PACKAGING Silicon interposers for efficient 3D integration The common point with articles relating progress in the electronic components world is the search for form factor reduction and high performance. 32 - DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING Hard wired floating point changes FPGA Altera has developed a way to add single precision floating point processing to its FPGAs with minimal overhead, opening up a wide set of new high performance computing applications. Measuring angular position and velocity 36 37 Reader offer This month Anritsu is giving away a complete MS2711E spectrum analyzer unit, worth 5419 Euros, for EETimes Europe’s readers to win. 46 distri bution corner WHITEPAPERS opinion Mushrooms recover gold out of mobile scrap A whiter shade of pale 4 50 news & TECHNOLOGY Quantum dot solar concentrator opens energy harvesting window Google safeguards future wearable IP with smart lens patents Holst Centre and Imec shrink wearable health patch Custom processor tool wins $2.8m backing Czech EDA tool developer Codasip has raised $2.8m in its first public offering to expand its customizable processor technology. ARM backs Open Sensor Platform ECSEL Germany launched with automotive touch A wise bet on Android’s host card emulation Teardown reveals PrimeSense in Google’s Tango A Dragon Fruit for test and measurement: Red Pitaya comes to Europe Fans of Arduino , Raspberry Pi or Cubieboard will like this: Startup company Red Pitaya transfers the open approach of these single-board computers to the Test and Measurement arena. Iconic Insights: chief executive conversations with Hanns Windele Cambridge Semiconductor is making a name for itself as a manufacturer of chips for energy efficient mains adaptors, mobile phone chargers and solid state LED lighting. CamSemi CEO, David Baillie, talks to Hanns Windele of Mentor Graphics. 4K OLED: the last status symbol before TV obsolescence? The content exists or can be “digitally upgraded”, the displays are ready, but are consumers ready to fork out for a 4K upgrade yet? Li-Fi reaches 1Gbps: lighting the path to a new internet model Printoo: modular printed electronics made Arduino-compatible Amazon’s smartphone: a consumers tracking tool in disguise 6 7 7 8 8 10 11 12 12 14 16 18 18 19 49 51 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe May 2014 www.electronics-eetimes.com


EETE MAY 2014
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