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Sneak Peak! RTOS Smackdown at ESC Silicon Valley 2015
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6/30/2015   Post a comment
At ESC Silicon Valley, seven of the leanest, meanest, coolest, hottest contenders in the RTOS multi-universe will take it in turns to explain why their RTOS is the bestest of the best.
Bringing More Affinity and Testability to Multicore
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6/30/2015   Post a comment
To make its affinity-based RTOS scheduling algorithm for multicore software both testable and flexible, Green Hills is using LDRA’s lightweight code coverage tools.
Selecting Your M&A Banker
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6/30/2015   1 comment
At some point in the life of a technology startup company, the CEO and the founding team will be confronted with the question of whether to sell the company or not. Hopefully, the question arises in a positive context and comes from an interested buyer driven by the opportunity to deploy the new technology to a much larger user base.
DoT Call for Proposals, Registration Open
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6/30/2015   Post a comment
The IoT, wearables, and 3D printing-focused Designers of Things conference has also partners with the IPSO Alliance to call on entrepreneurs, makers, students, and professional engineers to submit designs using IP.
8 FD-SOI Questions You're Afraid to Ask
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6/30/2015   3 comments
Paul Boudre, CEO of Soitec, told us last week in Grenoble, “Evidence [for FD-SOI’s advantages] is there. But some choose not to see it.”
New Architectures Target 5G Power Needs
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6/30/2015   Post a comment
The next generation of mobile telephony is not so far away with 5G cellular networks expected to be deployed by 2020. New and advanced architectures will be needed for energy efficiency and software-defined power architectures hold promise for reducing overall network energy consumption while supporting massive increases in data traffic and number of users.
Back in the Driver’s Seat on Global Trade
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6/29/2015   Post a comment
The Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) is a major victory for free trade and the semiconductor industry, says CEO of the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Gobsmacking Graphic Novels
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6/29/2015   Post a comment
Max recently became enthralled with a bunch of new graphic novels; now he wants to make contact with someone with whom he can discuss the little rascals.
Smartphone Saturation Becomes OEM Conundrum
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6/29/2015   1 comment
Smartphone sales are down and OEMs should be worried. Creating new features to enhance brand differentiation is getting harder and harder.
Rounding Algorithms Can Be Tricky
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6/29/2015   8 comments
There's a lot more to the topic of rounding than most people think, like the fact that different software applications may do things in different ways.
DAC Trip Report: Expanding EDA's Charter & Topical Hardware Emulation
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6/29/2015   Post a comment
Dr. Lauro Rizzatti paid close attention to trends at DAC two weeks ago and wrote them up in a trip report for EETimes readers.
Carbon Nanotubes Are Ready for Prime Time
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6/29/2015   Post a comment
Carbon nanotubes' material cost is now a negligible in overall chip cost, making memory-based on carbon nanotubes more compelling than ever. Including NRAM.
Bold Brit Builds Bodacious 16-Bit Mega-Processor
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6/26/2015   12 comments
Once again, Britain is leading the world with regard to creating extremely large, painfully slow, and excruciatingly expensive computing technology.
Friday Quiz: Semiconductors
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6/26/2015   Post a comment
Test your knowledge of basic semiconductor physics.
From Volts and Amps to Furlongs per Fortnight
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6/25/2015   25 comments
Engineers often work with very small or very large quantities. As an alternative to writing endless zeros, we annotate these quantities with special qualifiers.
USB Type-C Could Change Laptop/Smartphone Supply Chain
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6/25/2015   1 comment
USB Type-C could solve the connectivity nightmare most users face when buying a new device. The new standard could disrupt the manufacturing and distributing of USB devices, but that is a good thing.
Build an Electronic Battery Simulator
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6/24/2015   4 comments
Jon Munson, of Linear Technology, considers how to build an electronic battery simulator -- and why you'd want to.
Introduction to AXIe
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6/24/2015   Post a comment
New to AXIe? Larry Desjardin offers this primer on AXIe basics.
Looking at the Amazon Echo from a Different Perspective
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6/24/2015   Post a comment
Amazon's Alexa AppKit allows developers to create their own apps that leverage Alexa voice services to respond to custom commands with custom actions.
IEEE Recognizes Outstanding Engineer
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6/24/2015   1 comment
Bob Zeidman recognized by Santa Clara Valley Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) with Outstanding Engineer Award.
EDA Retrospective: 30+ Years of Highlights, Lowlights
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6/24/2015   3 comments
Technology journalist Richard Goering is about to retire after 30 years covering electronic design automation. He sums up some important EDA milestones.
Ben Hacks Hardware Pinball
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6/24/2015   Post a comment
The element14 Ben Heck Show went on the road at the Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) with a special challenge on display--the Super Space Shuttle built with a single Freescale microcontroller. So far, yours truly got the highest score at FTF of 70,000, at least for the first day.
Cloud RAN Rains Small Cells
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6/24/2015   1 comment
A cellular network operator shares a case study of success using a cloud radio access (C-RAN) 4G LTE network built using small cell base stations.
Building U.S. Ownership of IoT
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6/24/2015   Post a comment
On-shoring sensors may be the most sensible option to meet the needs of the exploding Internet of Things market.
Perfect Parts Aims to Incite Online Component Revolution
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6/24/2015   Post a comment
Independent distributor Perfect Parts is trying to create a new standard for product information sources with the world's largest online parts catalog in the world.
Take Command of Thermal Optimization During PCB Design
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6/24/2015   Post a comment
Computational fluid dynamics software tools can be useful in considering the effect on a printed circuit board of such things as package selection, board layout and structure as well as enclosure design.
Why Don't EEs Live in Cities?
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6/23/2015   39 comments
I'm becoming more and more convinced that EEs don't live in cities. Here's my anecdotal evidence.
The Amazin' Amazon Echo... Echo... Echo
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6/23/2015   20 comments
The Amazon Echo is a tempting taste of things to come -- a step along the path to embedded systems that boast true embedded speech and embedded vision.
ESC Silicon Valley 2015 Sneak Peek: Obfuscated C Code
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6/23/2015   20 comments
The IOCCC, which is one of the longest running contests on the Internet, awards those who submit the most obfuscated working C program in 4096 bytes or less.
The Aging of EDA
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6/23/2015   9 comments
Companies like Google attract people right out of college, whereas EDA conferences always seem to have an over-abundance of grey (or white) heads.
Achieving Better Productivity with Faster Synthesis
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6/23/2015   Post a comment
Using a feature-rich implementation tool helps designers focus on their own product differentiation while accelerating time to market and meeting cost targets.
IoT Security: Gone in a Wink
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6/23/2015   Post a comment
The recent security lapse of an Internet of Things vendor teaches three key lessons any IoT designer should learn.
Intel -- The Litmus Test
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6/22/2015   9 comments
How will we bridge the gap between widely different estimates for transistor cost to scale to upcoming nodes? Whom are we to believe?
Soft Real-Time versus Hard Real-Time Apps
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6/22/2015   3 comments
Non-real-time, soft real-time, and hard real-time applications have different requirements. Does the UBM Embedded Survey have all the answers?
Chip Stacks at 30,000 Feet
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6/22/2015   2 comments
A chance encounter on a plane with Nvidia’s Jen-Hsun Huang shed just a little light on the road to chip stacks as Moore’s Law slows.
EDA Faces 10, 5nm Hurdles
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6/22/2015   1 comment
The EDA community faces multiple challenges at the 10nm and 5nm nodes that experts will discuss at Semicon West.
Secret Agent Wearable Phone Keeps Track of Kids
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6/19/2015   22 comments
This wearable phone allows your child to communicate with authorized adults and also lets you track him or her on your own smartphone via GPS.
6 Ways to Boost IoT Security
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6/19/2015   1 comment
Six techniques can help create a secure foundation for devices that are part of the Internet of Things.
Friday Quiz: Low-Level Measurements
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6/19/2015   3 comments
Test your knowledge of measurement units and error sources in electrical measurements.
Free Webinar: Overcoming the Challenges of Powering FPGAs
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6/18/2015   6 comments
This webinar will review the specifications that are needed to power FPGAs, suggest ways to overcome common challenges, and propose solutions for use with Altera and Xilinx devices.
How Geeks Scrapbook
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6/18/2015   18 comments
To what geeky hobbies do you subscribe? Do you sometimes worry that you would stand "proud in the crowd" at a geek convention?
Smart Home Gets Another Standard
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6/18/2015   1 comment
Google’s plans for the Brillo operating system and Weave protocol may slow growth for the smart home.
TechInsights: Inside 1X nm Planar NAND Flash
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6/18/2015   5 comments
NAND flash makers have started selling their 1X nm class of planar flash memory. Planar NAND flash may not make it past 10nm node, but here's a look inside 15/16nm, analyzed by TechInsights.
Computex (and Taiwan) Tries to Pivot to IoT, Wearables
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6/17/2015   2 comments
This year’s show had a collection of interesting IoT devices and inexpensive wearable devices that you don’t normally see. Missing were larger Korean and Chinese manufacturers.
What Would You Say To Cavemen 10,000 BM (Before Max)?
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6/17/2015   37 comments
If you were transported back in time and were sitting around a campfire chatting to a bunch of cavemen, what would you talk about?
Ethernet Opens Door to PAM4
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6/17/2015   Post a comment
The relatively new and complex PAM4 modulation scheme has been adopted for some aspects of the 400 Gbit/second Ethernet standard, setting a direction for new silicon development.
Open Source Ethernet Standard Gets IIoT Push
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6/17/2015   Post a comment
The Ethernet Powerlink Standardization Group believes that industrial machinery and components can communicate data rapidly and reliably via an open-source, software-based Ethernet communication standard.
Programmable Devices Help Push Full Cognitive Radio
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6/16/2015   Post a comment
The challenges of scanning across a wide range of frequencies, detecting activity levels, and rapidly switching frequencies are addressed by the latest programmable logic and wireless devices.
Fritzing and CircuitMaker: Adventures in PCB design
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6/16/2015   4 comments
Fritzing fills the the gap between tools for complete beginners and developers with some experience in printed circuit board design.
Embedded Systems Developers Reveal Slow, Steady Shifts
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6/16/2015   6 comments
The annual UBM Embedded Market Study is out, providing insights into embedded systems development's evolution worldwide.
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