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How to Design for Regulatory Approval
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9/3/2015   Post a comment
A consultant reviews what engineers need to consider about getting products through regulatory approvals.
Startups Silicon 60: Why Silicon Gets No Respect
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9/2/2015   Post a comment
Is any capital flowing to new hardware startups? Who is now nuturing the electronics industry's next generation? Join the debate Sept. 8th on EE Times Radio as EE Times launches the 2015 Silicon 60 list.
AMD Says More Than One Way to Do Virtualization
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9/2/2015   Post a comment
AMD's Add-in-Boards come with special multi-user technology embedded into the GPU, thus delivering consistent and predictable performance.
Two Drones Just Landed On My Desk
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9/2/2015   Post a comment
In which Max discovers the joys of flying drones and capturing videos from the air.
How Secure are Smartwatches? Not Very.
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9/2/2015   Post a comment
New analysis indicates that all the smartwatches tested contain significant vulnerabilities, including insufficient authentication, lack of encryption, and privacy problems.
Does a Chinese Bid for GloFo Make Sense?
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9/2/2015   1 comment
After Micron and OmniVision, should China's next big acquisition be leading foundry Globalfoundries Inc?
Will our Deep Learning Machines Love Us or Loath Us?
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9/2/2015   1 comment
Whose judgment will AI systems use as a basis for their evaluations? Yours, mine, or someone we don't know who may have poor judgment skills?
Latest & Greatest Woodstock Era Spotify Playlist
Max’s Cool Beans  
9/2/2015   11 comments
Here's a Woodstock Era playlist comprising 158 songs (9 hours and 24 minutes) that can be loaded directly into Spotify.
Who Plans for Planned Obsolescence?
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9/2/2015   5 comments
Electronics seem to be aging at a strangely alarming rate, says an executive from a design software and services company.
Chip Firms Target Smaller Customers
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9/1/2015   4 comments
Chip firms are increasing efforts to target small customers and startups, which cumulatively buy nearly $80 billion in semiconductors each year.
Meeting IP Requirements of New Auto SoCs
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9/1/2015   Post a comment
To implement the advanced protocols required to meet high performance operation, the ADAS SoCs use design and process technologies that are more stringent than most high-end consumer applications.
Hybrid Emulation: It's about time!
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8/31/2015   2 comments
Given the critical importance of software as a differentiator in SoC-based products, doesn't the software team deserve the best tools available?
Cheap DDS Signal Generator Does the Trick
Break Points  
8/31/2015   1 comment
Less expensive test gear produced in China by smaller, local brands is worth a first look.
Increase Your Engineering Value in Just 20 Minutes a Day
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8/29/2015   Post a comment
Twenty minutes is how much time commercials fill in an hour-long TV show. Why not take 20 minutes a day to increase your value as an engineer.
Video: Two Fritos Cans 'Chatting'
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8/28/2015   6 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.
Analog Is More Important Than Digital: Scientific Proof
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8/28/2015   3 comments
We humans are products of the real world, too. Are we analog or digital?
NSA Acknowledges Quantum Computing Threat
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8/28/2015   Post a comment
An unprepared company could be devastated with the arrival of quantum computers able to execute Shor's Algorithm and break RSA and ECC crypto.
Microchip's New PIC16F18877s: Peripherals Are Central
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8/28/2015   Post a comment
Microchip's new PIC16F18877 MCUs offer a lot of interesting peripherals. The ADC is singularly powerful and complete.
Friday Quiz: Oscilloscopes, Part 2
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8/28/2015   4 comments
Here's the second set of questions on oscilloscopes, originally published in Test & Measurement World.
Game Card Rides DRAM Stack
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8/27/2015   Post a comment
A veteran graphics analyst takes AMD’s first graphics card with stacked memory out for a test drive.
Revisiting the Woodstock Era with the Perfect Playlist
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8/27/2015   90 comments
If you were tasked with creating the definitive collection of songs that defined the Woodstock era, which tracks would you include and which would you exclude?
AMS's New York Adventure
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8/27/2015   2 comments
New York's gain is Europe's loss as Austria's AMS grabs headlines with an innovative plan to rent rather than own its next wafer fab.
Zigbee: Protect the Keys to Security
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8/27/2015   Post a comment
Consumers need to feel confident that the smart home will not become a Trojan horse for malware.
Wearable: ‘Hardware Ponzi Scheme’
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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
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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
Opening an FPGA-Based MIPS CPU Core to Universities
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8/26/2015   4 comments
Imagination's MIPSfpga program is designed to bring a new CPU architecture education paradigm to universities around the world.
Fredric Brown: Role Model for 21st Century Online Writing
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8/26/2015   Post a comment
Still popular, Fredric Brown's science fiction novels and short stories were written in the 1950s and 1960s. They are online in ebook and audio form and can serve as models for short, concise, and clear writing.
Signal Chain Basics: Understanding Noise in ADCs
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8/26/2015   Post a comment
As a data converter supplier, we are sometimes asked, which is our lowest noise analog-to-digital converter (ADC)?
Continuing Education: It's No Surprise that Engineers Like Homework
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8/26/2015   Post a comment
Design News contributing writer and webcast lecturer Warren Miller learned that engineers who attend his online classes want to get very hands-on with learning.
Drone Highways: Europe Wants to Get on the Road
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8/25/2015   1 comment
Amazon is upping its game for dedicated space for drone delivery, and Europe seems eager to play along.
Building a Great Advisory Board
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8/25/2015   Post a comment
The difference between the board of directors and board of advisors sometimes is a matter of dollars and sense.
Want a Deal? Visit Your Local Technology Recycling Store
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8/25/2015   15 comments
It doesn’t matter how crusty you are -- $2.50 for a 15-meter Ethernet cable is bound to being a little smile to your face.
Fantastical Theatre Featured at ESC Minneapolis 2015
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8/25/2015   8 comments
At the forthcoming Embedded System Conference (ESC), the Fantastical Theatre sessions are open to all attendees, including those sporting a Free Demo Hall Pass.
Is Batteriser Scam or Savior?
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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?
NIST Plants Seeds For Future Wireless Networking
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8/25/2015   Post a comment
NIST forms 5G mmWave Channel Model Alliance with tech giants and universities to study how signals behave in millimeter wavelength bands.
NASA Orion’s Journey to the Red Planet: Power and Heat
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8/25/2015   Post a comment
Nujoud Merancy has a dream job: planning the thermal and power profiles on the mission that will take the Orion spacecraft to Mars.
Let Consumers Figure Out a Use Case for EEG
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8/25/2015   1 comment
That's what you could think of Imec an Holst Centre’s recent launch of an electroencephalogram (EEG) headset which the research centres hope will seduce consumers.
Don't Forget System Efficiency
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8/25/2015   Post a comment
Sometimes, boosting power to a system doens't get the desired performance increase.
Choosing The Best Control Method
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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.
Solving Wearable PCB Size Limits with Wafer-Level, Chip-Scale Integration
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8/25/2015   Post a comment
Wireless wearable applications require a degree of IC, package, and board size reductions that only wafer-level chip-scale integration can solve.
If You Give a Nerd a Microscope...
Max’s Cool Beans  
8/24/2015   30 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).
Space Center Houston Slideshow: STEM on Steroids
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8/24/2015   Post a comment
The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation Inc. is helping NASA educate the public: take a tour of the foundations' Space Center Houston, a neighbor to NASA Johnson Space Center.
Qualcomm Beefs up its DSP
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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.
Cable Runs Affect MEMS Microphone Tests
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8/24/2015   1 comment
The explosion of smart devices has meant an explosion of small, low-powered audio components that bring their own special measurement and connectivity challenges.
Smart Trailers Monitor Themselves & More
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8/22/2015   Post a comment
One of the coolest places we are seeing IoT/M2M technology may be in the logistics areas. Smart trailers are making the whole supply chain smarter.
Supply Chains: The Bedrock of U.S. Manufacturing
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8/22/2015   Post a comment
The supply chain is the backbone of U.S. manufacturing, but these organizations, especially smaller manufacturers, need to be strategic and proactive.
Awesome Robots, Bizarre Traditions & Magnificent Monowheels
Max’s Cool Beans  
8/21/2015   17 comments
It's hard to know what our future robot overlords are going to think when they see these videos -- it might be best to start running now!
New Opportunities in the $2.2 Billion Conductive Ink Market
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8/21/2015   Post a comment
Conductive inks and pastes remain one of the largest and most dynamic sectors in printed electronics.
Solving PCM Elevated Temperature Data Retention
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8/21/2015   4 comments
Don't let word games detract from an impressive piece of detailed analytical work on the composition changes or segregation in “dome" and “edge" type phase change memory cells.
The Month Of Android Vulnerabilities Rolls On
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8/21/2015   Post a comment
Multi-media handling takes the most hits, and there are no easy fixes.
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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.
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