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Expert Interviews: Jasper’s Lawrence Loh: IP Power Specs

Lawrence Loh of Jasper Design Automation talks about IP power specifications; what they should contain and how they might be best used.

Expert Interviews: Apache’s Aveek Sarkar: Low Power Design

Apache’s Aveek Sarkar meets with LPE to discuss power saving design techniques.

Experts Roundtable: Verification and Power vs. Performance

Low-Power Engineering sat down with month’s roundtable participants, Lawrence Loh, VP of Applications Engineering from Jasper Design Automation and Gary Smith of Gary Smith EDA to discuss low power engineering issues. What follows are excerpts from those interviews.

Best Practices for Mixed Signal, RF and Microcontroller IoT

Experts from ARM and Cadence share a checklist of experience for successful IoT device designs.

From MEMS to COMs: New Technologies Help Shrink Medical Devices

Embedded developers often talk about scalability and the design challenges of supporting a broad range of performance and cost options. But medical devices may provide some of the most dramatic examples of scalable designs. Look at medical imaging devices. At one extreme are million-dollar-plus magnetic imaging resonance (MRI) machines. For this typically room-sized equipment, the latest market opportunity may be for even larger, more powerful devices that can accommodate America’s growing number of obese patients and penetrate larger tissue mass. At the other extreme are swallowable capsules that include a tiny video camera, lights, transmitter and batteries to provide wireless scans of the small bowel while a patient carries on close-to-normal activities at home. Our experts discuss the evolutions and technologies that are driving both ends of this scale. With us are Steve Kennelly, senior manager, Medical Products Group, Microchip Technology Inc.; Dan Demers, sales and marketing manager, congatec; Cameron Swen, strategic marketing manager, AMD Embedded; and Matthias Huber, vice president of marketing for N. America, ADLINK.

Fundamental Laws of (FPGA) Nature: Similar, Yet Different

Lattice and Xilinx muse on parallelism, partial reconfigurability, and the state-of-the-art in IP and EDA tools.

2013 Trends: New Standards, Lower Power, and Rugged

The military’s infatuation with SWaP-C begins to drive non-defense suppliers as myriad markets and applications need better-than-commercial.

Power Drives MCU Evolution

Requirements for portable, low-power consumer devices, as well as energy-efficient embedded systems, drive MCU development and offer options for embedded engineers.

Mobile Device Power-Management Strategies

Consumers’ love affair with always-available mobile devices shows no signs of waning. But as reliance on these devices grows, innovative power management can be a significant product differentiator. We talked to Evan Schulz, applications engineer for microcontroller products at Silicon Labs and Pradhyum Ramkumar, product marketing manager for MSP430 ultra-low power micro-controllers at Texas Instruments to get their advice on a range of new approaches.

Sweet New Android Versions Still Leave Room for Embedded Linux

By Cheryl Coupe As challenges such as security and multicore processing are addressed, Android and Embedded Linux find their way into new markets, moving from traditional smartphone applications to medical, automotive, mil/aero and M2M of every flavor. EECatalog: Android’s biggest appeal in embedded is its combination of Linux underpinnings, huge commercial momentum in smartphones, and [...]

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