Basic Trends in Domestic Electronics Complex Innovation Development Electronics is one of the most dynamically developing industries both in the world and in Russia. Current electronics development dominant factors are the skyrocketed state of economy electronization and the military-technological "revolution". Electronics market is one of the biggest industrial products world markets. Its sales are US$2 trillion. According to forecasts in the near future electronic components (EC) and electronics systems industrial output will amount to 20 percent of the global industry production value. Understanding this electronics components are just at the beginning of the production chain of innovative competitive products destined the specific actions and approach to domestic electronic complex innovative evolution.
Roll-Ring and Roll-Blocks. Diamond’s rotary joints Products Rotary joints are essential components of radiolocation, communication and other systems that demand energy transmission between moving device elements. Modern conditions require rotary joints with enhanced reliability, low losses of energy transmission and insensitivity to destabilizing actions that are typical for dynamic systems. Often there originate requirements for multichannel joints and ability to transfer signals of various forms. Diamond Antenna and Microwave Corp. offer a wide range of rotating joints that satisfy the most strict requirements.
AARONIA’s Antennas Mean High Efficiency at Low Price The fundamental problem of most wide band high directional and bioconical antennas that are present at the market is their high price. That’s why AARONIA has developed and is producing a series of inexpensive and at the same time high quality and functional antennas. They are an alternative to current analogues.
GW Instek’s Electronic Loads Mean high Performance and Manifold Possibilities Modern power sources, DC converters, batteries require high quality monitoring with high throughput instrumentation. Good Will Instrument Co. (GW Instek) has developed electronic loads PEL-72000 that satisfy these requirements. Let’s consider the distinctive features of these electronic loads and their applications.
Will the Planet “be Hooked” by Tablets? Tablets vs PCs Mobile personal systems market over the last year was passing through the next phase of explosive growth. This is due to the rise of popularity of tablets and smart phones. Will tablets become a defining moment in mobile devices history or will they repeat the netbooks fate? What about the PC and notebook’s market situation?
ARM Course Led to a Great triumph of a Small Processor Most mobile electronic devices are based on a ARM processor core. Due to low power consumption and high performance these ARM processors are popular among mobile phones and handheld computer designers. Cortex-A processors and SoCs with low energy consumption on their basis compete with Intel’s processors Atom and threaten to force them out of the netbook and tablets markets. Performance of up-to-date processors of ARM partners approach this parameter of x86 processors for desktop systems and servers.
Mobile Processors. Any Processor is Important, Any Processor is required There are three processing blocks that are critical to the performance of mobile products: a baseband processor (a modem, communication processor or a communication controller, in other words a separate block that ensures communication with other systems and processes digital data), a stand alone (S/A) application processor (a processor connected to the baseband that manages many user applications) and a graphics processor. Baseband processor is a necessary element of a mobile wireless system without which it can’t function. Today with the smartphones and tablets popularity rapid growth more attention is given to S/A application processors. Interest to a combination of separate basebands and standalone application processors on a chip is building up although such ICs are rare. The current state of art of mobile processors was examined by a strategy consulting and market research firm that is focused on the high-technology industry Petrov Group, LLC.
Microcontrollers. NEW Atmel’s Solutions for Commercial Applications Atmel Corporation (established in 1984) is a worldwide known leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of modern electronic products particularly microcontrollers, FPGAs, nonvolatile memory, hardware security, mixed signal ICs and radio frequency components. Atmel owns enterprises, design centers, sales and distribution centers in more then 60 countries and is entirely geared to current market clients at North America, Europe and Asia. Atmel serves a range of application segments including communications and consumer systems, computer networking, industrial, medical, automotive, aerospace and military. It is an industry leader in secure systems. The coming on microcontroller families are in demand at conventional and new wireless communications and LAN, RF technology and commercial systems markets.
Energy Micro’s MCU EFM32 Mean Super Low Energy Consumption and High Performance Fast growth of battery powered devices applications caused the need to enhance battery life of these devices. This is significant in the context of application ease, ecological reasons and reducing operational costs. At the same time these applications require more MCUs throughput. Therefore developers of these MCUs must solve a very complex problem: provide a minimum available energy consumption at high performance. Energy Micro successfully managed this task and created high performance MCUs EFM32 whose energy consumption is less then this character of analog devices.
3D Silicon Technology. What for, What, Where, When? Part 2 Today it becomes more and more difficult and expensive to keep Moore’s law by scaling CMOS ICs. A simple way to achieve "More then Moore" at relative low costs is three dimension integration with Through-Silicon-Vias, TSV. Electronics equipment developers often ask "When will 3D electronic TSV components production begin?" Today there are many methods for implementation of 3D ICs including TSV technology. Modern designs permit to assume that the answer to this question is "Not so long". But 3D ICs wide circulation is impossible without their production support, without advanced infrastructure and a supply chain. What is assumed for this, what are the 3D production costs?