TITLE

Designing cost out of electronic systems

AUTHOR(S)
Bockus, Bob
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Portable Design;Jan2006, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's opinion on issues related to the designing cost of electronic systems. The author says that due to the increasing mix of high-speed mixed-signal circuitry in next-generation consumer and industrial electronics, several manufacturers are constantly looking for innovative ways to keep costs down. It is some times impossible for a single component to cover a wide range of design specifications, though many design engineers realize the importance of using devices that are commonly found in inventory. According to the author, some good examples of the wide variety of equipment types that must work harmoniously within tight physical constraints are consumer and automotive multimedia equipment consoles. According to a major supplier of automotive subsystems, when they installed their microcontroller-based module along with a particular vehicle radio/antenna system, the harmonics emitted landed on various radio frequencies. Another major supplier of optional wireless multimedia infotainment systems has found that various circuit functions within one of its systems had to be operated at various unrelated frequencies.
ACCESSION #
19478282

 

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