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Farewell Gary Smith
Max’s Cool Beans  
7/7/2015   Post a comment
Many people in the industry will forever think of “Gary Smith” and “EDA” as being synonymous. He was one of a kind!
The Hunt for Hynix HMB
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7/7/2015   Post a comment
TechInsights digs into Hynix's high bandwidth memory (HBM), which addresses bandwidth limitations with DDR4 type SDRAM and DDR5.
Why AMD Won’t Be Splitting Up Anytime Soon
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7/7/2015   2 comments
At least one report says AMD is entertaining the idea of spinning of its graphics business. But doing so would be 180 degrees counter to its longterm strategy.
Makers, Cars Driving IoT
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7/7/2015   Post a comment
Car makers and hobbyists are getting out ahead of embedded systems engineers in driving the Internet of Things.
Accelerate Automotive Dev Time: Fill Hardware-in-the-Loop Gaps
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7/7/2015   Post a comment
Today automotive control systems are becoming more complex requiring more software content executing on multicore MCUs including advanced processor cores, timers and connectivity.
ARM’s Wish List for IoT
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7/7/2015   1 comment
With his company dominating the market for processor cores in mobile systems, ARM chief executive Simon Segars has his eyes set on the Internet of Things.
Mergers and Acquisitions Forge New Test Challenges
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7/6/2015   Post a comment
Awareness of the nature of test capacity and the need for a common tool to manage it can help companies obtain anticipated synergies.
Sneak Peak! Not Your Grandmother's Embedded Systems @ ESC Silicon Valley 2015
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7/6/2015   Post a comment
When it comes to the embedded systems we'll see in 10, 20, 50, and 100 years' time, the one thing we know for sure is that they won't be our grandmothers embedded systems.
IceStorm: Reverse-Engineering the Lattice iCE40 Bitstream
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7/6/2015   2 comments
It will be interesting to see how IceStorm plays out, and what the imagination and creativity of the open-source world will give us.
Is the End of IPv4 at Hand? Not Anytime Soon...
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7/6/2015   2 comments
The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) has sent out an alert saying its share of the dwindling IPv4 addresses is near rock bottom, so it is going to a stricter procedure for approving requests for those that are left.
No Respect!
Max’s Cool Beans  
7/3/2015   48 comments
Every now and then, you see someone doing something, and you think to yourself, "That person has no respect for anyone else."
Friday Quiz: Name That 1994 Test Instrument
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7/3/2015   Post a comment
If you can remember back to 1994, then take a shot at naming these test instruments.
What Will Clear Drones for Take off?
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7/2/2015   4 comments
Executives from Parrot, Qualcomm, small UAV lobby group and ex-FAA chief will join the drone debate at EE Times radio show, 9:00a.m., Pacific time, on Thursday, July 9th.
Firework Display as Seen by Drone
Max’s Cool Beans  
7/2/2015   20 comments
Have been thinking about purchasing a drone? If so, watching this video may well push you over the edge.
Developing Safety Certified Code for Industrial Systems
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7/2/2015   Post a comment
The right design framework and RTOS can help simplify and cost-reduce creation and certification of safety-critical software.
Speech Recognizer / Synthesizer Shield for Arduino & Other MCUs
Max’s Cool Beans  
7/1/2015   23 comments
A Kickstarter project the just launched promises a rather interesting speech recognizer and synthesizer shield for use in hobby projects and embedded systems.
Want a Free GPAK4 Mixed-Signal FPGA Development Kit From Silego?
Max’s Cool Beans  
7/1/2015   2 comments
25 GPAK4 mixed-signal FPGA development kits will be given by the folks at Silego to members of the EETimes.com and Embedded.com communities.
20% Discount for ESC Silicon Valley 2015 Using Secret Code
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7/1/2015   Post a comment
Max's top-secret-squirrel code for the forthcoming ESC Silicon Valley 2015 will get 20% off All-Access, Conference, and Hardware Startup passes.
RISC vs CISC: What's the Difference?
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6/30/2015   17 comments
A new study comparing the Intel X86, the ARM and MIPS CPUs finds that microarchitecture is more important than instruction set architecture, RISC or CISC.
Calling all Time Lords
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6/30/2015   1 comment
2015 is a wonderful year for anyone who has a special interest in time or simply experiences its passage.
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   3 comments
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   13 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.
Samsung Takes Smartphone Lead From Apple
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6/30/2015   1 comment
Samsung has regained the US smartphone crown thanks to strong enough sales of the Galaxy S6. However, iPhone 6 sales are still strong.
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
Max’s Cool Beans  
6/29/2015   9 comments
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
Max’s Cool Beans  
6/29/2015   11 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
Max’s Cool Beans  
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   2 comments
Test your knowledge of basic semiconductor physics.
From Volts and Amps to Furlongs per Fortnight
Max’s Cool Beans  
6/25/2015   29 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
Max’s Cool Beans  
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   2 comments
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
Max’s Cool Beans  
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
Max’s Cool Beans  
6/23/2015   22 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.
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