IBM Solves PCM Problems with Projections Blog 9/3/2015 7 comments Projection PCM rethinks the design of PCM device structures and demonstrates the ability to isolate from the read process the effect of undesirable changes in parameters of the active region of a MLC-PCM in its amorphous state
IoT Goes Emotional Blog 9/3/2015 9 comments I came across recently a refreshing IoT pitch -- "Emotional Home." The company promoting it is Binatone. The man behind the concept is consumer GPS pioneer Kanwar Chadha.
The Secret Bone Phone: A Tale of Space, Electronics Adventure Blog 9/1/2015 Post a comment I was perhaps the most passionate of my friends and schoolmates on following every aspect of America’s space program. So when the latest space flight salvo from NASA was going to launch during school hours that June, I wasn’t about to let a silly school rule against pocket radios interfere with my following my heroes' adventures in real time!
Video: Two Fritos Cans 'Chatting' Max’s Cool Beans 8/28/2015 13 comments Imagine a gaggle of these cans conversing with each other -- their lids and animatronic eyes popping up and down like a demented game of Whac-A-Mole.
Wearable: ‘Hardware Ponzi Scheme’ Blog 8/27/2015 1 comment If “fitness bands are like hardware Ponzi schemes” where device suppliers must sell more and more new hardware while amusing bored users, can this be sustainable?
Giga-Scale Challenges Plague Memory Design Blog 8/27/2015 Post a comment Advanced designs are more complex and larger than ever before and designers are balancing between accuracy and performance for large scale memory simulation and verification, fine-tuning options and settings for each circuit type
Is Batteriser Scam or Savior? Blog 8/25/2015 2 comments The miniaturization is commendable, but is there a strong commercialization market opportunity for this product, aimed at extending the life of disposable batteries?
Choosing The Best Control Method Blog 8/25/2015 Post a comment Fixed-frequency pulse-width-modulated (PWM) control for power supplies breaks down into two main categories: voltage mode (VM) and current mode (CM). To make the proper control choice, it’s best to examine the advantages and disadvantages of both.
If You Give a Nerd a Microscope... Max’s Cool Beans 8/24/2015 31 comments Given the right tools -- including a digital microscope -- it's possible for anyone who is reasonable adept to hand-solder electronic systems based on surface-mount technology (SMT).
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.