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 Post a comment 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 29 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).
Qualcomm Beefs up its DSP Blog 8/24/2015 3 comments The Hexagon 680 provides an expanded suite of digital signal processing capabilities Qualcomm will apply to multiple jobs in its Snapdragon 820 mobile SoC.
8 Best Analog Stories Not to Miss Engineer’s Bookshelf 8/20/2015 Post a comment Want to beef up on your analog know-how? Sometimes the oldies are still goodies! Here are some of the top viewed article by the Planet Analog audience -- even today.
Cyber Insecurity Max’s Cool Beans 8/19/2015 4 comments In these uncertain times, designers have to consider security at every point in the system, because each system is only as secure as its weakest link.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.