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EETE OCT 2015

october 2015 DESIGN & PRODUCTS SPECIAL FOCUSES: - ANALOG & MIXED SIGNAL Common-mode voltage for industrial transceivers A 100V DC energy monitor measures up In today’s power conscious world of electronics, “energy monitoring” and “power monitoring” are often used interchangeably, but, in reality, have slightly different meanings, applications and benefits. 28 29 - TEST & MEASUREMENT IoT wireless sensors and the problem of short battery life If you are designing batteryoperated wireless sensors, you face numerous challenges in ensuring your devices operate for a reasonable amount of time. In situ testing of flexible electronics: an alternative to AFM Pickering Interfaces’ eBIRST FAQ Switching systems are an important part of many test systems; they allow test resources to access the key parts of the unit under test (UUT), share instrumentation resources, and create a test environment that is accurate and repeatable. 33 36 38 - PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC Turning Bristol into a programmable city With the Bristol Is Open project, Bristol is set to become an open testing ground for the burgeoning new market of the Industrial Internet of Things, the components of the smart-city infrastructure. 42 re ader offeR In this month’s reader offer, LabNation is giving away three of its SmartScope open source USB oscilloscopes, worth 229 Euros each, for EETimes Europe’s readers to win. 46 distri bution corner opinion Uncommon Market: 3D design exploration before print Last Word: Volkswagen’s failure 4 50 ne ws & TECHNOLOGY Autonomous driving not a question of technology, managers say Chip scale optics for GaN-on-Si LEDs LED lighting in home automation: ready, aim, … MEMS platforms are way to go, says Bosch’s Finkbeiner Having taken over from STMicroelectronics as the leading global supplier of MEMS components, the CEO explains how the company is going conquer IoT. Dialog to acquire Atmel for $4.6bn in IoT push Imec laminates stretchable LED display onto garments GaN soon on 8-inch silicon wafers, hopes MACOM The company has big plans to ramp up its production, from today’s 4” wafers to 6” or 8” silicon wafers. Li-Fi interconnect aims to replace plugs and cables Watching out for new sensing technologies: ams During the annual press day organized by ams AG at its headquarters in Graz, Austria, CEO Kirk Laney unveiled the company’s IoT strategy. Turning the world into a digital user interface: SuriCog The company demonstrates unique eye-tracking technology which could turn your surroundings into a custom user interface. Intel-led group touts OIC 1.0 over rival IoT specs Flooding young minds through digital immersion Leading by example: Polyera’s flexible displays Polyera is opening a new branch of business and hoping to create its own technology market pull. Not enough money in MEMS, own the data, says InvenSense CEO 6 6 8 10 12 12 14 14 16 20 22 24 26 27 49 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe October 2015 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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