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IoT: A Return to Our Favorite EDA Requirements
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4/18/2014   Post a comment
For the electronic design automation (EDA) industry, the Internet of Things (IoT) could represent both a technology advance and a technology reversal.
Life Without DropBox? Unthinkable!
Max’s Cool Beans  
4/18/2014   5 comments
Once you've installed the DropBox app on your computers, anytime you create or edit a file on one machine, that file is automatically replicated on all of your other machines.
Will ‘Makers’ Help Chip Guys’ Bottom Line?
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4/18/2014   13 comments
Are you seeing this newborn love among "makers," board vendors, and chip companies? What mystifies me is not so much the love part, but how anyone could eventually mistake this infatuation for good business.
Where Are DRAM Interfaces Headed?
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4/18/2014   Post a comment
What comes after today’s fastest interfaces? Jim Handy talks about Wide-IO, hybrid memory cube, and high-bandwidth memory.
Patent Lessons From Apple v. Samsung
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4/18/2014   6 comments
The Apple v. Samsung case exposes vast gray areas in today's patent laws and practices in high-tech.
Fitness Wearables Lack Accuracy
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4/18/2014   6 comments
A new generation of wearable fitness sensors is needed to enable consumers to become their own fitness coaches.
Max's BADASS Display, Part 3
Max’s Cool Beans  
4/17/2014   18 comments
Now we come to consider the various ways in which we can filter the audio stream to extract its spectral data.
Why iBeacon Is Important for You
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
4/17/2014   Post a comment
It’s true that iBeacon may help you find a restaurant or store, but that’s not all it can do.
Sensors Combat Corrosion
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4/17/2014   Post a comment
The energy Piplines Cooperative Research Centre and Deakin University (Australia) are working on an innovative sensor able to monitor corrosion-related pipeline damage.
A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words – So Add One to Your Profile Already!
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4/17/2014   7 comments
My personal preference is that I like to know who I'm talking to, especially on community-orientated websites like EETimes.
The Big Fat Indian Election
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4/16/2014   5 comments
Technology and data analysis have come to play a crucial role in India's national election where 815 million eligible voters will cast their vote in more than 930,000 polling booths.
Are PCB Layout Designers an Endangered Species?
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4/16/2014   35 comments
Are PCB layout designers as a group poised to fade into the sunset? If so, can design engineers pick up the slack, or are we all doomed to failure?
Motorola People, Products Remembered
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4/16/2014   20 comments
As some of the remaining elements of Motorola are being absorbed into companies such as Lenovo and Zebra, I thought it was a good time to talk about people and products we remember.
Current Status of the Robot Apocalypse From EE Live! 2014
Max’s Cool Beans  
4/16/2014   16 comments
Max has supreme confidence that seeing a "genuine counterfeit moustache" would throw even the most sophisticated of positronic brains into disarray and turmoil.
How the Heartbleed Bug Performs Its Nefarious Activities
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4/16/2014   6 comments
This is the clearest explanation one could possibly get on how the Heartbleed bug works.
Correlated Electron Memory Claims From 4DS
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4/16/2014   Post a comment
Ron Neale takes a closer look at 4DS Inc.’s reported progress in its development of metal oxide hetero-junction operation (MOHJO) non-volatile memory.
Galaxy 5 Shows Innovation Slowing
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4/16/2014   1 comment
Samsung's Galaxy 5 shows innovation in smartphones is shifting from revolutionary to evolutionary improvements and value is shifting to software.
Faster Cryptocurrency Mining With Digital Power
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4/16/2014   Post a comment
Mining for digital currency has created the latest race for computing power. This new contest will ask much of microprocessor and ASIC designers and power system architects.
Networking for the Internet of Things: Not so Fast!
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4/16/2014   1 comment
Today's engineers are trained and prepared to tackle the challenges, but the IoT just may not happen as quickly as the pundits say.
Can Cities Really Be Tech Centers?
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4/16/2014   5 comments
It depends on how you define technology. That is, from software apps to circuits.
Bad Assumptions & Why Lithium-Ion Batteries Still Catch Fire
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4/15/2014   12 comments
Some charging systems have good temperature accuracy, but no cell-balancing capability. Others have good cell-balancing capability, but poor temperature accuracy.
All About Batteries, Part 6: Zinc-Air
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4/15/2014   2 comments
In this article, we focus on zinc-air batteries, including their advantages, disadvantages, and chemistry.
EE Live! Conference a Big Splash in Silicon Valley
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4/15/2014   Post a comment
A blogger went to EE Live this month, and this is what he saw.
Minimize Unknowns in ESD Tests
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4/15/2014   5 comments
Pass/fail tests don't tell you why a system passed or failed. TLP, now used for system-level ESD, can help.
Connectivity & Sensors: Smartphone Essentials
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4/14/2014   Post a comment
What brands of accelerometers, e-compasses, and gyroscopes are in today's smart devices? Teardown.com keeps score.
Live Chat Friday, April 18: Electronic Hobby Projects
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4/14/2014   30 comments
Don't miss our live online chat on Friday, April 18, at 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT). This is your chance to meet the EE Times editors and discuss your electronic hobby projects.
Creating an Inamorata Prognostication Engine, Part 3
Max’s Cool Beans  
4/14/2014   13 comments
In which Max constructs a jig to hold the brass panels for his Pedagogical and Phantasmagorical Inamorata Prognostication Engine.
Where's the CPU?
Break Points  
4/14/2014   6 comments
Jack Ganssle is having fun with Raspberry Pi and other popular boards by asking fellow engineers to find the CPU. Most can't.
Is Internet of Things Hype 'Stuck on Stupid'?
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4/14/2014   6 comments
Don't be fooled by Internet of Things hype, says Kurt Shuler of SoC IP company Arteris. He argues for more compute power on edges using SoC IP.
Scaling the 100 GbE Memory Wall
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4/14/2014   Post a comment
It's time to consider a new architectural approach that shifts the traditional relationship between memory and the packet processor.
TI Unveils Cloud Support Ecosystem for Embedded Developers
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4/14/2014   Post a comment
In what may be a template for processor design support in the IoT era, TI has developed a cloud service ecosystem for its hardware design customers.
Hooked on Science & Engineering
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4/14/2014   12 comments
What inspired you to study engineering?
Obokata Scandal Puts Research in Peril
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4/12/2014   29 comments
The STAP stem cell research scandal has exposed a number of important issues fundamental to science and the politics of science. Critically, it poses questions about the apparent lack of research rigor in Japan.
Max's BADASS Display, Part 2
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4/11/2014   11 comments
With regard to look-and-feel, Max's BADASS Display will be presented in a cabinet boasting a "wood-and-brass" motif is the Steampunk genre.
SSDs are a Short-Term Phenomenon
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4/11/2014   4 comments
I know this sounds like a sacrilege so early in the frenzied adoption of SSDs, but this format is a clumsy kludge driven by the industry’s fixation on the fact that flash is persistent
The Martian: A Delightful Exploration of Math, Mars & Feces
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
4/11/2014   6 comments
How many cubic feet of soil can you fertilize with your excrement? This is the kind of problem that has to be solved if you're stranded on Mars and have to grow food to survive.
Surprise TOQ Teardown at EELive!
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/10/2014   Post a comment
You never know what will happen at EELive! You may be asked to do an impromptu teardown. You may walk away with some new toy!
Building a Mind-Boggling Infinity Mirror, Part 3
Max’s Cool Beans  
4/10/2014   37 comments
Yes! Max has finally completed building his infinity mirror, and he is now drooling over this mind-boggling display.
Huawei Tries to Overcome ‘Fear of Huawei’
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4/10/2014   14 comments
Despite difficulties in the US and other markets, Huawei is looking to mend some of the fences. However, spying allegations continue on both sides.
Join The Balancing Act With April's Caption Contest
Design Contests & Competitions  
4/10/2014   57 comments
April's caption contest is a delight. Enter your best caption for a chance to win.
Siemens & McAfee Partner Up
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
4/10/2014   1 comment
It makes perfect sense that Siemens’ Industry Sector and McAfee, a division of Intel Security, are beefing up their partnership to enhance industrial security.
The Mighty Machine & an Overzealous Forecast?
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
4/10/2014   1 comment
IHS Technology predicts that the industrial machinery market will grow substantially over the next five years, and double its growth rate this year alone.
Industrial System Fault Alerts
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
4/10/2014   2 comments
When you need to know right away regarding any anomalies in electrical signal, analog voltage, analog current, or the presence or absence of data on an RS485 bus, there’s a system monitoring device that can check and alert-on them all.
I Became a Fan of Radfan at EE Live! 2014
Max’s Cool Beans  
4/9/2014   5 comments
Using a Radfan, you can increase the temperature of a room by 2°C (3.6°F) without turning up your thermostat.
Kangaroo Bot Hops With Extreme Efficiency
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/9/2014   1 comment
In the world of robotic animals, Festo is certainly a shining star. Their latest creation, the Kangaroo, shows off interesting methods of recapturing pneumatic energy.
Max's BADASS Display, Part 1
Max’s Cool Beans  
4/8/2014   28 comments
As Max always says: "If you show me a flashing LED, I'll show you a man drooling."
Creating an Inexpensive Pressure Gauge
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4/8/2014   Post a comment
It's possible to create a cheap and cheerful pressure gauge by placing a strain gauge on a disk that has been welded to the end of a pipe.
Breaking the 100A Barrier in POL Converters Requires Fresh Thinking
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4/8/2014   Post a comment
Exceeding 100A will take many new strategies, including the development of new topologies, new control strategies, and even new physical orientations if the challenge of high-current POL power delivery is to be met.
When Should We Go Open Source?
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4/8/2014   3 comments
One of the many issues facing us as both companies and individual engineers is how and when to use open source hardware and software.
Vision: Promise & Challenge of Heterogeneous Processing
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4/8/2014   Post a comment
Guest blogger Vin Ratford returns to highlight the opportunities and challenges for heterogeneous processors.
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