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EETE OCTOBER 2012

CONTENTS OCTObEr 2012 opinion - TELEMATICS & LOGISTICS 4 Uncommon Market: VeriSilicon touts shift 32 Car sharing as a smartphone app - to design lite the key to future urban traffic The demand for flexible mobil- 50 Last Word: Smart grids turn to wireless systems ity in urban areas through car sharing models is what auto- motive electronics expert com- news & tecHnoLoGY pany wants to address with a kind of “universal key” for all 6 X-Fab MEMS foundry goes 3-D kind of shared vehicles and geographies. Wireless glucose monitor aims 34 Trucks get to speed to eliminate blood tests on the road to open connectivity 8 Ultra-thin, flexible chip features Cars are increasingly bendable and stretchable interconnects connected. They go Imec announced it has inte- online during their ride grated an ultra-thin, flexible chip and connect to the with bendable and stretchable internet, to exchange data with repair shops, other interconnects into a package cars and with their home base. that adapts dynamically to curv- ing and bending surfaces. - ANALOG DESIGN 8 GaAs nanowires on graphene for new flexible opto- 39 How linear phase filters can electronic devices still cause phase distortionIn Researchers in Norway are com- the modern world sensors mercializing a new technique to are used to record everything grow vertical GaAs nanowires from exhaust gas tempera- on graphene for new flexible tures to the electrical activity in a human heart. And optoelectronic devices. they don’t just collect data anymore. 10 Positioning itself around industry needs: 43 Automating to reduce the ASIC vendor LSI analogue design bottleneck LSI Logic has had a long history in Europe. As one of Analogue layout has tradition- the first ASIC vendors, it has run fabs and packaging ally been considered to be plants in Europe and for a time was a major player in more challenging than digital set top box chipsets. layout. 12 Chinese test instruments manufacturer active on 46 ReadeR offeR European feedback Since its foundation in 1998, In this month’s Chinese company Rigol Tech- reader offer, nologies has expanded from its EETimes Europe initial 20MHz bandwidth DSO has three of Texas offerings to deliver 1 GHz fami- Instruments’latest lies of instruments. DLP LightCrafter 2.0 kits to give 14 Mouser Electronics: Where the European Design away. Worth $599 Community goes to First each, these kits include a host of improvements related to the built-in desiGn & pRoducts TI TMS320DM365 embedded processor, the graphical SPECIAL FOCUS: - user interface (GUI), and FPGA support. DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING 49 distRibution coRneR 16 Efficient implementation of complex matrix inver- sion on the StarCore SC3900 DSP Complex matrix algebra is of great importance for a wide variety of applications. One of the most impor- tant application areas is wireless communications. 26 Architectural exploration in the design of application-specific processors 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe October 2012 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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