Mission control at JSC, old and new
The Speed2Design behind-the-scenes tour of Johnson Space Center provided a look at the original mission control, memorabilia from groundbreaking missions, and live video from the ISS.
Xfinity and Southwest Airlines Wi-Fi: connectivity abundance helps the time pass by
The increasingly pervasive presence of Wi-Fi, coupled with the increasing capability of portable electronics devices, enables you to perpetually consume and generate content, which isn''t always a good thing.
Op amp DC error characteristics and the effect on high-precision applications
This article discusses the DC limitations of operational amplifiers and their effects, including input bias currents, input offset voltage, CMRR, PSRR, and input impedance. The article will provide a reader with a better understanding of how these limitations can create accuracy issues in high-preci...
Shaving power/area with merged logic in SoC designs
A novel flip-flop design uses shared logic to reduce replicated logic in any SoC, lowering area and power -- and chip cost.
Chip-scale solar energy harvester delivers 0.75 to 9 V
Sol Chip Ltd. (Haifa, Israel) has begun offering an energy harvester photovoltaic cell chip, the Saturn 100, that produces six selectable voltages from 0.75 volts to 9 volts.
A novel partitioning strategy for analog routes for hierarchical designs
In this paper we propose a partitioning approach that helps take care of the complexities that come into picture while integrating these blocks in SOC.
Reversible debugger adds support for ARM and Android
Undo Software in Cambridge, UK, has launched version 4.0 of its reversible debugger for Linux, adding support for ARM processors and Android Native application code.
Clock ICs offer sub-200fs of phase jitter for PCIe clock applications
Micrel''s PL6020xxx and PL6070xxx clock generators, along with the SY7557xL clock distribution family, provide sub-200fs phase jitter for the PCI-Express (PCIe) reference clock signals and output-to-output skew of 50ps.
Momentary switch controls mains with latch-on and remote shutdown
Convert a momentary switch into one that latches as well as protects loads from rapid cycling.
Thumb-sized 32-bit GPS/GNSS dev board seeks crowdfundingStories 1 - 10 of 28
Fabless GNSS positioning technology company SkyTraq Technology is undertaking a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to explore if there is sufficient interest in applying GPS/GNSS processor technology beyond the standard chipset/module solutions.