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DESIGN & PRODUCTS SPECIAL FOCUS: - INTERCONNECTS September 2013 High resolution copper ink printing for electronic interconnects Silver coating of fabric opens up wearable technology Depositing silver onto clothing fibres to create interconnect could open up huge opportunities in wearable electronics. 20 23 - TEST & MEASUREMENT DFT and test for safety-critical automotive ICs The growing sophistication of automotive electronics, particularly in safety-critical systems is driving higher quality and reliability requirements than ever. JESD204B vs. Serial LVDS interface considerations for wideband data converters Advanced verification for faultfree wireless M2M communication Towards a global product testing scheme 28 30 32 35 - FUEL CELLS & ENERGY STORAGE The Pellworm project: a blueprint for a smart energy future Battery lab testing and the limits of the datasheet Unlike many other kinds of electronic component, a battery pack is highly sensitive to changes in operating conditions. Single-IC supercapacitor-based power supply backup solution Supercapacitors are used in an increasing number of applications that require a ready source of backup energy that can be called on to provide short-term power when regular input power is lost. 40 42 44 Reader offer This month, iC-Haus gives away five evaluation kits for its iC-MH8, a 12-bit angular encoder suitable for brushless DC motors. 46 distri bution corner opinion Uncommon Market: DARPA funds neural image processor Last Word: Physically unclonable functions - ready to serve smart card security? 4 51 ne ws & TECHNOLOGY ManuCloud project yields combined OLED and organic photovoltaic panels Miniature SiP for electric vehicles Synthetic polymers lower the cost of alkaline fuel cells ReRAM startup bets on silver Well-connected startup called Crossbar Inc. unveils a resistive RAM non-volatile memory technology that could be embedded in SoCs. Flow batteries going grid scale Battery data without additional wiring Why hydrogen cars are suddenly back in vogue Last July , GM and Honda announced that they will join forces to develop a common hydrogen powertrain - fuel cells and hydrogen tanks - for fuel cell vehicles. Their goal is to get those new fuel cell cars ready by 2020. Flexible touch sensor system as thin as 2μm, feather light Apple’s iOS7: Too little, too late for automotive market Memory magnetization technique offers faster computing and lower power consumption Cobalt replacements make solar cells more sustainable Portable tablet relies on the old analog TV RF frequencies Researchers developed a frequency converter that enables IEEE802.11- based radio communication in TV bands (470-710 MHz). EEMBC’s floating-point benchmark suite targets MCUs and high-end multicore processors Cloud-based wireless ECG achieves CE certification RFID antennas embedded into fibre composites Researchers from the Fraunhofer IIS have found a way to embed RFID antennas into fibre composites including carbon and glass fibres. 6 8 10 12 14 16 17 18 19 49 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe September 2013 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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