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DESIGN & PRODUCTS SPECIAL FOCUSES: - TEST & MEASUREMENT May 2015 Testing multi-antenna beamforming transmission systems JTAG/Boundary-scan: the development of standards Keys to choosing your coherent optical acquisition system As demand for data grows, network operators continue to search for methods to increase data throughput of existing optical networks. 24 27 29 - NAVIGATION & GEOLOCATION Unmanned aerial solutions come down to Earth When airborne photography and image processing tie-up with precise GPS coordinates. 34 - MOTOR CONTROL Make field-oriented motor control affordable Shaft sensors and their wiring make field-oriented motor control pricey, but sensorless alternatives are available. Designing a temperature ruggedized gate driver There is a growing demand for ICs able to operate in high temperature environments without compromising on reliability and lifetime. Clamping down on harmful harmonics The rise of non-linear loads in industrial and commercial applications has brought the debate about harmonic currents to the forefront. Rare earth magnets still optimum choice says motor design expert 38 40 41 43 re ader offer In this month’s reader offer, Analog Devices is giving away five Blackfin Low-Power Imaging Platform (BLIP) Development Systems (ADZSBF707 BLIP2), worth $199 each, for EETimes Europe’s readers to win. . 46 distri bution corner opinion 3D Sound Labs cracks user-centric surround sound Industry 4.0 unplugged 4 50 ne ws & TECHNOLOGY 3D-printing aerogels for energy storage 3D-printed graphene aerogels could enable better energy storage, sensors and nanoelectronics. Foxconn linked to startup’s 52-Mpixel camera UltraHaptics promises airborne tactile interfaces Bristol-based startup UltraHaptics relies on a compact array of ultrasound transducers to blast inaudible sound waves through the air. RealSense 3D camera goes into smartphones Exploding lithium-ion batteries: a real-time analysis How the 3 Cs drive IC consumption When user interfaces dig into your emotions EmoSHAPE is about to ship its first EmoSPARK Cubes, home-centric devices with built-in emotionallyaware artificial intelligence. MOST: a gigabit data backbone for future car generations? At the recent MOST Forum in Esslingen, Germany, the MOST scene proved to be quite lively. McLaren brings simulation technology to mainstream automotive design MEMS based lighting control optimises road illumination Feeling augmented The Versatile Extra-Sensory Transducer (VEST) is a new form of wearable haptics that could find many applications. Paper memory ready to roll A clean MIPS slate for academia MINI giving drivers a peek at ‘augmented reality’ Beyond head-up displays, MINI is leapfrogging to the next phase of futuristic motoring, with augmented reality (AR) eyewear. 6 6 7 8 8 10 10 12 14 15 16 17 18 22 49 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe May 2015 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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