Portable Electronics Product Design & Development : For Cellular Phones, PDAs, Digital Cameras, Personal Electronics and more

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Portable electronics are the fastest growing area of the dynamic consumer electronics industry, but developing successful products is extremely difficult. Between interface and size issues, portable electronic present some of the toughest design and engineering challenges in all of technology. This book breaks the complex design process down into its component parts, detailing every crucial issue from interface design to chip packaging, always keeping the reader focused upon the key design parameters of convenience, utility, and size that make or break a product in the marketplace.

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IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS:.
Interfaces.
Displays.
Buttons.
Dials.
Keypads.
Pen Input.
Speakers.
Microphones.
Antennae.
Sensors.
Ports.
Processing.
Microprocessors.
Logic Devices.
Microcontrollers.
DSP.
Analog Devices.
Sensors.
Wireless Communications.
System Memory.
Mass Storage.
Software And Communications.
Mass Storage.
Power Sources.
Electronic Packaging.
Circuit Boards.
IC Packaging.
Discrete Components.
Connectors.
Mechanical Assemblies.
Housing.
Shielding.
Display Bezels.
Thermal Management.
Hinges.
Ruggedization.

. Plan Product Success -- One Component at a Time.

. For product designers and engineers, this is an ideal roadmap to developing cutting-edge consumer portable electronics. Portable Electronics Product Design and Development is a powerful engineering tutorial that approaches design component by component, offering priceless guidance on key decisions, including selection and integration of every element in electronic portables..

. Author and engineer Bert Haskell, an electronics product design specialist, sets the stage with a succinct assessment of the portable electronics marketplace, analyzing the features that consumers do like and the flaws they do not like. Then he offers valuable engineering insights and component comparisons you can use to improve the way your products work and look, and to help them fare better in the marketplace. In the concluding chapters, he offers unique insights into the economics that drive the portable electronics industry and a creative vision for shaping future product concepts..

. FEATURES CASE STUDIES OF LANDMARK SUCCESSES -- CELL PHONES, CAMCORDERS, AND DIGITAL CAMERAS.

. This powerful engineering guide will help you:.
* Solve interface and size problems.
* Maintain parameters of convenience, utility, and portability.
* Assess the cost of technology tradeoffs.
* Find effective answers on issues such as thermal management, shielding, and durability.
* Avoid consumer turnoffs.

About the Author:

Bert Haskell is President And General Manager of Wireless Age, Inc., Austin, Texas, a company that specializes in the deployment of wireless network technologies that enable user mobility. He was formerly Vice President for Product Development at Stellar Display Corporation, where he was responsible for the development of flat panel display products. Prior to this he was Director of Marketing for Interactive TV and Wireless Solutions at Concero, Inc. He has also served as Vice President for Portable and Consumer Electronics at MCC Corporation. He is currently sits on the board of Portelligent, Inc., the leading supplier of technical intelligence for the portable electronics industry. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Rochester and was a contributor to the textbook Anytime, Anywhere Computing. He lives in Austin. .

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