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Embedded Systems Design, December 2007

December 2007 ESD

VOL. 20 NO. 12
December 2007
Table of Contents

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Cover Story

Cover Feature: Employ the proper flash memory in your design
by Vijay K. Devadiga
To NAND or NOR. That is the question. Different applications and functions should be handled with different types of flash memory.

Lower the cost of intelligent power control with FPGAs
by Wendy Lockhart
Combining a programmable solution with an industry-standard processor core can save time, money, and real estate.

The basics of embedded multitasking on a PIC
by Gamal Ali Labib
High-end concepts typically aren't applied to an 8-bit MCU. But don't rule them out just yet.

Do-it-yourself embedded Linux development tools
by Alexander Sirotkin
These key tools can be fine-tuned to fit your needs and your style of work.

Columns

Programmer's Toolbox
Who needs matrices?

by Jack W. Crenshaw
If you can toss around matrices as you might a Frisbee, you're one of the superheroes. If not, you're on the sidelines, watching.

Analyst's Corner
Search for embedded Linux patents

by Danny R. Graves
In many cases, “free” isn't really free.

Break Points
The transistor: sixty years old and still switching

by Jack G. Ganssle
Sixty years ago this month, scientists at Bell Labs demonstrated the most important invention of the 20th century: the first real transistor.

Departments

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Twenty years of Embedded

by Richard Nass
The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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