How Do I...? Blog 12/17/2013 5 comments What happens when design engineers get fed up with the hacked-together code or process they’ve used for the past two projects, and want to find a better way to do it?
Momentum Builds for Monolithic 3D ICs Blog 12/16/2013 1 comment The door has started to open for alternative technologies that might help to maintain the IC industry's overall momentum, and monolithic 3D ICs seem well positioned to do so.
‘Electrification Factor’ in Transportation Blog 12/16/2013 5 comments Electric vehicles currently on the market represent a beneficial new direction in terms of sustainable, low-impact transportation. Yet the EV market today tends to obscure a much bigger picture as we pursue the "electrification of transportation."
Memory Companies Seek Approval Blog 12/13/2013 2 comments This week, one company sought the approval of Wall Street, another passed advanced testing, and a third issued a reminder to use approved parts in Intel motherboards.
Why There's No Need to Fear JESD204B Blog 12/11/2013 4 comments The JESD204 interface was originally rolled out several years ago, but has undergone revisions that are making it a much more attractive and efficient converter interface.
Mobile Maturity Leads to Extremes Blog 12/11/2013 7 comments The commoditization of the smartphone is driving innovation to extremes and creating a new class of wearable devices, according to market watcher Bill Boldt.
9 Communities Engineering Out Disability The Engineering Life--Around the Web 12/11/2013 5 comments Use your engineering know-how to help others with different needs. This great list of resources is full of ideas for how you can participate in projects that improve lives.
NXP’s JV Bets on China’s Tenuous EV Market Blog 12/10/2013 3 comments Given China’s strong government support for new energy technologies, and the fact that China has the biggest, fastest growing automotive market in the world, a plan by the joint venture between NXP and China’s state-owned Datang Telecom Technology Co. to go after automotive is a no-brainer.
Open Source in Space: Flight Software Workshop Begins The Engineering Life--Around the Web 12/9/2013 1 comment Open-source code and its role in spaceflight software is one of many interesting topics to be discussed at the Flight Software Workshop this week. Here NASA JPL developers tell EE Times what's in the code.
400+ Year-Old Word Processor Blog 12/6/2013 42 comments Wouldn’t it be amazing if one could peer back through the mists of time and really know who did what to whom&helllip;, when&helllip;, and why&helllip;?
Guest Blog: Internet of Things, Ethernet & Candy Crush Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 12/5/2013 1 comment We need to connect edge devices, not just to each other, but also to Ethernet networks and the cloud. The current incarnation of the Internet of Things uses wireless, fiber, copper, or cellular, and more connectivity and bandwidth to more and more devices.