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An Appetizing Archive of Propitious & Pragmatic Resources
Max’s Cool Beans  
2/26/2015   Post a comment
EE Times blogger Adam Taylor has created a website containing links to all of his writings on FPGAs, engineering, and mission-critical systems.
ESC Boston 2015 Sneak Peek -- Open Source Electromagnetic Trackers
Max’s Cool Beans  
2/26/2015   9 comments
Here's a sneak peek at one of the presentations to be given in the Fantastical Theatre of Engineering Innovation at ESC Boston 2015.
iOS, Android Crushing Rival Platforms, IDC Finds
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2/26/2015   Post a comment
Apple's iOS and Google Android own a combined 96.3% of the global smartphone market, leaving a pittance for Microsoft and BlackBerry.
Are We Ready for Autonomous Vehicles?
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2/26/2015   1 comment
Driving a smartphone gives rise other issues — safety, security, reliability, and ownership costs.
7 Linux Facts That Will Surprise You
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2/26/2015   Post a comment
Here are seven things we bet you didn't know about Linux and why it remains a software project of historic proportions.
What Will it Take for Apple's Next Big Thing to be a Car?
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2/26/2015   3 comments
Despite much breathless news about how Apple will transform the “stodgy” US auto industry, it won’t be easy.
Android For Work Brings Google To The Office
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2/26/2015   Post a comment
Google aims to make Android better suited to the demands of businesses.
Field-Oriented Motor Control: Basic Considerations
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2/25/2015   Post a comment
Dave provides a few considerations for developers looking at motor control design.
Meet the Electron -- an Amazing Arduino-like Cellular Dev Kit
Max’s Cool Beans  
2/25/2015   7 comments
How can you take non-engineers and give them the resources they need to create cellular IoT products? The answer is the Spark Electron.
Industry Group Breaks New Ground for Heterogeneous Computing
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2/25/2015   Post a comment
The HSA Foundation is paving the way for more power-efficient computing performance across all computing platforms -- from smartphones to supercomputers.
SIM Maker Gemalto Owns Up To Hack Attacks
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2/25/2015   1 comment
Whatever Gemalto says, SIM manufacturers and network operators have not made sufficient efforts in the past to secure their supply chain.
NSA, GCHQ Theft of SIM Crypto Keys Raises Fresh Security Concerns
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2/25/2015   Post a comment
Pilfered SIM card encryption keys also could allow the spy agencies to deploy malicious Java applets or to send rogue SMS messages from fake cell towers, experts say.
Wearable Electronics Drive Power Management Innovation
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2/25/2015   2 comments
The Internet of Things is already a hot topic for 2015, promising to deliver internet connectivity to such humble consumer items as the refrigerator and the wristwatch. For wearables in particular, IoT poses some challenges for the power management designer.
Simple Analog ASIC Solves Difficult Thermal Analysis Problems
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2/25/2015   Post a comment
In a world where Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and Application Specific Standard Products (ASSPs) are dominating every conceivable application, greater attention is being applied to their long term reliability.
Will the Snow Melt Before ESC Boston Opens?
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2/24/2015   12 comments
In Boston, there could still be snow around in May.
Is This The Scariest Job Ever?
Max’s Cool Beans  
2/24/2015   29 comments
What do you think? Is this the scariest job ever, or can you think of something even more terrifying?
Freescale v. Too Many Others
Break Points  
2/24/2015   1 comment
Freescale gets “typ” and “max” right for their Kinetis family.
Samsung Wants Moore’s Law End, Analyst Says
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2/24/2015   11 comments
Rather than fearing the future, Samsung may be looking forward to inventing it.
8 Google Projects To Watch in 2015
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2/23/2015   Post a comment
We're highlighting Google's top 2015 projects -- from the pragmatic to the peculiar. Once you've explored the offerings, tell us which ones are your favorites -- and which ones you think are total duds -- in the comments section below.
HTC One M9 Smartphone Details Leak Ahead Of MWC
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2/23/2015   Post a comment
The HTC One M9 smartphone may look a lot like its predecessor, but there are tons of changes under the hood. Here's a sneak peek before MWC.
Field-Oriented Motor Control: Historical Foundations
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2/23/2015   2 comments
In the first of a series on motor control, Dave looks at the technology developments leading to field oriented control.
MWC: What to Expect in Wireless Test
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2/23/2015   Post a comment
Mobile World Congress 2015 will highlight top trends such as 5G, LTE-A and carrier aggregation.
Apple Car: Drive Different
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2/23/2015   2 comments
Apple is serious about entering the auto market. Here's our less-than-serious take on what the press release might look like announcing this magical vehicle.
Power Tips: Compensating Isolated Power Supplies
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2/23/2015   Post a comment
The effects of component values in a TL431 feedback network are not obvious, but if you understand the basic equations behind the transfer functions, you can quickly compensate an isolated power supply.
ESC Boston 2015 Sneak Peek -- Rapid Prototyping a Cloud-Connected Sensor
Max’s Cool Beans  
2/20/2015   10 comments
In this session at ESC Boston 2015, Adrian Fernandez from Texas Instruments will live-build a complete end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) system using open source hardware and software tools.
Qualcomm Raises Bar in Mobile
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2/20/2015   6 comments
With Qualcomm's new mobile SoCs, Qualcomm is first ARM partner to announce products using the new 64bit ARM Cortex-A57 core.
Friday Quiz: Oscilloscope Basics, Part 1 (Part 2)
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2/20/2015   1 comment
In part 2, we again test your knowledge of oscilloscopes.
Europe's Road to 5G Another Hot Topic at MWC
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2/20/2015   Post a comment
As Mobile World Congress approaches, what is the reality underlying the hype of 5G? And will Europe's aspirations be met?
Silicon Nanofiber Boosts Battery Range Performance of EVs
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2/20/2015   Post a comment
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have developed a novel paper-like material for lithium-ion batteries which can boost by several times the specific energy of the battery.
Tiny Bluetooth SiP Modules Enable Breakthrough IoT Apps
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2/19/2015   1 comment
The Bluetooth Smart market is exploding, and IoT designers need to focus on their added value while avoiding unproductive effort.
Wireless Power Transfer From the Antenna
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2/19/2015   Post a comment
The often overlooked key component of wireless power transmitter/receiver ICs is the transmit/receive antenna coil.
Sony’s Surrender on Synergy
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2/19/2015   13 comments
Sony is finally forsaking its delusional “content-hardware synergy” theory.
Why Does Digital Power Need More Standards?
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2/19/2015   Post a comment
There are a host of reasons why power system designers have increasingly been turning to digital power over the past decade. The principal drivers have been the demand to provide sophisticated power management functions, along with a desire to reduce board space and the number of external components.
IoT Core Theme for Embedded World
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
2/18/2015   Post a comment
At Embedded World in Germany next week, the Internet of Things will take center stage. Unlike CES, however, this show will focus on the practical.
Wondrous Wizard Wars
Max’s Cool Beans  
2/18/2015   32 comments
Have you ever seen someone pull a four-foot Tiki Torch out of a chip/crips bag? Think "Mary Poppins," but in front of a live audience and without a table to hide any shenanigans.
Real-Time FPGA Numerical Computing for Ultra-Low Latency High Frequency Trading (ULL-HFT)
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2/18/2015   2 comments
Emerging capital market high-frequency trading (HFT) is bringing strong FPGA use cases in networking, messaging, and financial computing acceleration.
US EMV Adoption to Drive Market
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2/18/2015   10 comments
The only major market yet to adopt EMV-standard cards, US is poised to make the switch.
Memory Underdogs Rise by 2020
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2/18/2015   1 comment
Emerging kinds of non-volatile memory chips will get traction in mainstream applications by 2020, but DRAM and NAND will continue to dominate for years.
Object-based Audio: What Are the Design Challenges?
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2/18/2015   10 comments
Welcome to the "have-it-your-way" consumer audio experience, thanks to object-based audio.
Can You Connect a Smartphone to an External Hard Drive?
Max’s Cool Beans  
2/17/2015   20 comments
Suppose you need to access a lot of data in a remote location; would it be possible to augment a smartphone with an external drive?
IEEE Waves Through Controversial Patent Policy
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2/17/2015   2 comments
IEEE's new standard on patents that lowers royalty fees is making some members angry.
Sorry, IP Isn't EDA
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2/17/2015   4 comments
I overheard a conversation comparing the semiconductor IP business with the EDA business. At one point, they decided that “IP is EDA” because of the synergies between the two. While there are similarities, I beg to differ.
Mortal Motorola
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2/17/2015   28 comments
Was Motorola a company whose reach exceeded its grasp? Or is there more to this story than meets the eye?
Two Ex TI-ers Invest $1B in India's First Analog Fab
India Chip Chat  
2/16/2015   10 comments
US-based chip manufacturing company Cricket Semiconductor is setting up a $1 billion fab in India.
Memory Roundup: Timing Challenges; Test; Embedded
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2/16/2015   Post a comment
Here’s a run down of some of the memory design articles and products from the last month.
Between Ohmmeter and TDR, What are Your Cable-Test Options?
Blog  
2/16/2015   5 comments
Field-test instrumentation fills the gap between a basic tester and sophisticated engineering units, providing the results you need to verify the basic integrity and performance of copper and optical-fiber cable assemblies.
Apple, Ericsson Spar over LTE Patents
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2/13/2015   5 comments
Apple and Ericsson spar over LTE patents……as IEEE threatens new rules over wireless IP royalties.
Two Roads Diverged In a Yellow Wood (Yellow?)
Max’s Cool Beans  
2/13/2015   102 comments
Max is currently memorizing "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, and he's wondering if this little scamp could be improved upon.
Friday Quiz: Oscilloscope Basics, Part 1 (Part 1)
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2/13/2015   Post a comment
We present the first of two quizzes covering basic knowledge of oscilloscopes.
Best Car Ever Made: My Car, the Mother… Board
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2/12/2015   21 comments
Asking the question: 'What's the best car ever made?'
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As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

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