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Beyond SMartphoneS As multitouch touchscreens move beyond smArtphones And tAblets into automotive, medical, and instrumentation applications, their feAtures evolve to fit lower prices And vArying form fActors. controller ics take Multitouch ScreenS S By M a r ge ry c o n n e r • S e n i o r t e c hni ca l edi to r ince EDN last surveyed touchscreens (Reference 1), they have become firmly entrenched in smartphones and are making their way into the lower-cost “feature phones” from vendors eager to attain some of the cachet of more expensive phones. Tablets such as the iPad and, more recently, the Kindle Fire also are helping to make touchscreens commonplace. As users become familiar with interactive, infinitely changeable touchscreens in their consumer electronics, they expect the same level of interactivity in other nontraditional uses for touchscreens, such as automobiles, medical electronics, and industrial devices. image: THiNKSTOCK 32 EDN EUROPE | June 2012 www.edn-europe.com http://www.edn-europe.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of EDNE June 2012

Cover
Agilent Technologies
Contents
International Rectifier
RS Components
Masthead
International Rectifier
Comment
Pulse
Analog Devices
Digi-Key
Farnell
NXP
Test & Measurement
Silicon Labs
Digi-Key
Test-driven development for embedded C: why debug?
Digi-Key
Baker’s best
Cover story
Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz
Pico-projector design uses color LEDs
Digital isolation in smart energy metering applications
Mechatronics in design
Teardown
Design Idea
Product Roundup
Tales from the cube

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