This thin, multi-functional cell phone includes a 1.3 megapixel camera, as well as the ability to surf the Internet and listen to music. To achieve the small size and send digital data to the display in the sliding cover, LG Electronics’ engineers chose Fairchild Semiconductor’s FIN24AC µSerDes. The mixed-signal (digital and analog) IC reduces a parallel data path to a high-speed serial link for six to seven times fewer wires. A tip-off to the analog portion includes the specification of 30 to 40 dB lower electromagnetic interference (EMI) at the fundamental frequency with harmonics reduced to less than -100 dBm.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.