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- LED LIGHTING november 2015 Improving reliability and lowering audible noise on LED drivers A few tips on how to surmount the challenges of unwanted noise that can be associated with PWM dimming. Long live the LED driver Ensuring your LED driver lasts as long as your LEDs requires careful scrutiny of the data sheets. Making streets safer from dusk ‘til dawn starts with circuit protection A review of circuit protection strategies to make the most of the extended lifetimes (and maintenance sa-vings) promised by LED lights. 32 35 37 - INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS FPGAs and functional safety in industrial applications A brief look at the integration of FPGA devices into applications found on the factory floor. Searchable 4K mobile imaging soon a commodity Cadence unveils new image and video processing DSP core, promising more pervasive vision processing functions. 3D camera-computer does all the vision processing you want Seattle-based startup Orbbec is about to launch the first 3D-camera with a fully functioning built-in computer, capable of 3D image acquisition, but also real-time 3D mapping alongside any other video processing or robotic control functions. 40 40 42 reader offeR This month, FTDI Chip is giving away six MCU development board packages complete with a dedicated compiler (including a full integrated development environment). Worth 315 Euros each, the packages include a credit card sized Clicker 2 board for the FT90X 32-bit MCU supplied alongside a powerful dedicated compiler from Mikro- Elektronika. 46 distribution corner opinion Uncommon Market: NFC concrete slabs for a smart city Last Word: Keeping pace with real-time big data 4 50 news & TECHNOLOGY InvenSense’s Abdi on expanding MEMS horizons InvenSense’s CEO Behrooz Abdi unveils strategic thinking at the MEMS company Philips tests thermoplastically deformable circuits to house LEDs Machine learning sets the pace of distribution Digi-Key Electronics’ President and COO Dave Doherty shares his views on today’s consolidation climate and how distribution is set to evolve Modular watch wants multiple shares of the wearable market Switch to carbon at 3-to-5 nanometer If a breakthrough in carbon nanotube transistors from IBM Research pans out, the hard stop of 2028 in International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) is about to get extended. Cyber threats against cars are here to stay, experts say Calibration reveals order of magnitude better accuracy, says Yokogawa on 100th birthday. DESIGN & PRODUCTS 6 8 10 13 14 16 20 SPECIAL FOCUSES: - AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS More power magnetics for less polluting cars The market of hybrid and electrical vehicles require more and more power electronics inside, not only for the electrical motor supply, but also for battery chargers and stable in-car continuous low-voltage power supplies. Coexistence measurements ensure good reception in cars Mutual interference is an inhe- rent risk with “in-car coexistence” of transmit and receive antennas from a variety of radio systems. It must be prevented during development. 22 26 49 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe November 2015 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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