Issue 2 • April-May 2007

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  • IET Electronics Systems & Software {Front Cover}

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): c1
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  • Contents - Vol. 5 - No. 2

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 1
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  • Welcome to the new ASIC market {Editor's Letter}

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 2
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  • News

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):4 - 6
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  • Letters to the Editor

    Publication Year: 2007
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  • Driven to distraction

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):8 - 12
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    Psychologists are warning of potential problems for drivers if the in-car technology they use is too intrusive View full abstract»

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  • Closer to the edge

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):14 - 18
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    The next generation of distributed systems will be loosely-coupled systems that: support incremental and independent development, and are tolerant of interface changes; can systematically deal with impedance mismatches; and work well in dynamically changing realtime situations; and can scale in complexity while delivering the required real-time performance. Popular architectural styles, including ... View full abstract»

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  • The seventh deal

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):19 - 23
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    The Seventh Framework is the largest and toughest of the EU's research programmes. But the European Commission is keen to get smaller companies working on its research projects View full abstract»

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  • The big turn-off

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):24 - 27
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    The EU member states bring into force laws that comply with the energy-using products (EuP) directive. Laws based on the directive mean designers will soon have to account for how much power their products will draw. It is a wide-ranging directive that covers not just how much energy is used while pieces of electronics are in use, but how much energy is needed to make them. However, one of the big... View full abstract»

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  • Hard targets

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):28 - 31
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    MEMS design means being able to tie the electrical world to the mechanical. One of the big problems with MEMS lies in design - finding the right people to do it and creating the tools and flows to make it, if not easy, then at least tractable. Another major issue for MEMS is encapsulation - packaging a part well enough that its moving or sensing elements do not get contaminated with water vapour o... View full abstract»

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  • Nanometre technology's impact on design signoff

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):32 - 35
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    The move to smaller geometries continues its relentless march. Although it allows for higher transistor counts, nanometre scaling has the potential to severely inhibit the path to achieve sustainable yield. To address the challenges of moving to smaller and smaller nanometre technologies there must be an overhaul in how designs are created and manufactured. As more design starts shift to 130nm and... View full abstract»

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  • The 8bit strikes back

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):36 - 39
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    The makers of 32bit microcontrollers are looking to steal business away from the 8 and 16bit markets, using more advanced processes to compete on price. But the 8bit makers are trying to fight back by giving their slower cores a helping hand. Prices on 32bit microcontrollers have dropped dramatically over the past few years as vendors try to encourage designers to migrate to their cores from 8 and... View full abstract»

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  • Getting to grips with jitter

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):40 - 44
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    The word 'jitter' in the communications context has come to mean any random or periodic variation in timing of a regular event from its intended or nominal timing. On the one hand, jitter can refer to arrival time variations for IP packets, or, on the other, to variations on clock signals in digital systems, as well as many other things. A big problem with jitter is just measuring it View full abstract»

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  • Tools

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):45 - 47
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):48 - 49
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Aims & Scope

Published online from 2003-2007, this magazine covered issues in electronic system architecture and design providing the premier source for information spanning system-on-chip (SoC) and overall system-design issues. This magazine also focused on system design going up to the application layer, and included the firmware and driver layers in the software domain, and the custom digital and mixed-signal hardware components that form an SoC or a complete electronic system.

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