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Friday Quiz: More Spectrum and Network Measurements
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3/6/2015   Post a comment
Robert Witte's book "Spectrum and Network Measurements" provides us with a second round of quiz questions.
Smartphone, Samsung in Trouble
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3/5/2015   10 comments
With its Galaxy S6 announcement at MWC, Samsung and smartphones in general look to be in trouble and that’s bad news for the electronics industry.
Wireless Links to Provide Automation & Enhanced Efficiency in Medical Apps
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3/5/2015   Post a comment
Using FPRF devices, manufacturers can add a cost-effective enhancement to their equipment that will differentiate them from their competitors and improve medical care.
Musings With Regard To Being a One-Armed Engineer
Max’s Cool Beans  
3/5/2015   7 comments
Have you ever considered how difficult it would be to perform many everyday engineering tasks using only one hand?
Intel Calls for 3D IC
Blog  
3/5/2015   7 comments
Intel is right: heterogeneous integration enabled by 3D IC "increasingly important part of scaling."
Engineers Can Solve Great Problems
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3/4/2015   3 comments
Today's engineering students get to see what it's like to work in teams to solve problems. The university experience is no longer rigid.
ESC Boston 2015 Sneak Peek -- Awesome Analog Meters
Max’s Cool Beans  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
In this Fantastical Theatre presentation at ESC Boston 2015, Max Maxfield will explain tips and tricks associated with using awesome antique analog meters in one's hobby and embedded projects.
BlackBerry Leap Coming, But Focus Is Software
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3/4/2015   Post a comment
At Mobile World Congress, BlackBerry announced four smartphones, including the Leap, but the company's focus is really on its enterprise software portfolio.
Nvidia Gives Android a Console Play
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3/4/2015   4 comments
Nvidia’s Shield Console marks its latest move into the systems business, pitting Android games against the likes of the Sony Playstation and Microsoft Xbox.
Making MCU Software Requirements Creation Easier
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3/3/2015   2 comments
To reduce labor and error in requirements definition and verification Argosim uses natural language modeling.
MEMS Windmills for Energy Harvesting?
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3/3/2015   Post a comment
Fabricated from nickel-based alloys using MEMS techniques and processes, micro-windmills can harvest energy but difficult issues remain.
Locking Down IoT Security
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3/3/2015   7 comments
The Internet of Things is a central to many business plans; securing it is central to the consumers who use it.
Save Me From Overbearing IoT Analytics
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3/2/2015   Post a comment
Will Internet of Things analytics drive us all to drink?
Leonard Nimoy, We'll Miss you
Engineering Pop Culture!  
3/1/2015   5 comments
EE Times bids farewell to the actor who inspired many to become engineers and scientists.
Spend or Save? It’s a Trick Question
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3/1/2015   Post a comment
How does startup's CEO balance conserving cash versus building technology from the ground up.
Transactors -- Expanding the Role of FPGA-Based Prototypes
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2/27/2015   Post a comment
FPGA-based prototypes offer unbeatable flexibility, capacity, and speed. Extending their functionality through the use of a transactor interface opens up tremendous possibilities to designers.
Awesome 3D Electronic Sculptures
Max’s Cool Beans  
2/27/2015   13 comments
These little beauties are created using thousands of discrete components (LEDs, transistors, resistors) wired directly together without a PCB.
Vision Explosion Requires Mobile Architecture Rethink
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2/27/2015   1 comment
CEVA's Eran Briman examines the explosion in vision processing and why it requires a rethink of mobile and embedded processing architectures if the future 'connected vision' paradigm is to be fully realized.
ECC Brings Reliability and Power Efficiency to Mobile Devices
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2/27/2015   2 comments
Error correcting code increases memory density and bandwidth while maintaining power neutrality and reliability. Here’s a detailed look at why that’s the case.
Friday Quiz: Spectrum and Network Measurements
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2/27/2015   Post a comment
Wireless is everywhere, but not without spectral measurements.
LTE-U for Small Cells Improves Wi-Fi Environment
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2/27/2015   7 comments
In LTE-U, LTE technology over an unlicensed band is paired with a “licensed” LTE signal as an anchor preserving the necessary signaling and handshaking required for a reliable connection.
An Appetizing Archive of Propitious & Pragmatic Resources
Max’s Cool Beans  
2/26/2015   Post a comment
EE Times blogger Adam Taylor has created a website containing links to all of his writings on FPGAs, engineering, and mission-critical systems.
ESC Boston 2015 Sneak Peek -- Open Source Electromagnetic Trackers
Max’s Cool Beans  
2/26/2015   10 comments
Here's a sneak peek at one of the presentations to be given in the Fantastical Theatre of Engineering Innovation at ESC Boston 2015.
iOS, Android Crushing Rival Platforms, IDC Finds
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2/26/2015   Post a comment
Apple's iOS and Google Android own a combined 96.3% of the global smartphone market, leaving a pittance for Microsoft and BlackBerry.
Are We Ready for Autonomous Vehicles?
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2/26/2015   2 comments
Driving a smartphone gives rise other issues — safety, security, reliability, and ownership costs.
7 Linux Facts That Will Surprise You
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2/26/2015   Post a comment
Here are seven things we bet you didn't know about Linux and why it remains a software project of historic proportions.
What Will it Take for Apple's Next Big Thing to be a Car?
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2/26/2015   4 comments
Despite much breathless news about how Apple will transform the “stodgy” US auto industry, it won’t be easy.
Android For Work Brings Google To The Office
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2/26/2015   Post a comment
Google aims to make Android better suited to the demands of businesses.
Field-Oriented Motor Control: Basic Considerations
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2/25/2015   Post a comment
Dave provides a few considerations for developers looking at motor control design.
Meet the Electron -- an Amazing Arduino-like Cellular Dev Kit
Max’s Cool Beans  
2/25/2015   15 comments
How can you take non-engineers and give them the resources they need to create cellular IoT products? The answer is the Spark Electron.
Industry Group Breaks New Ground for Heterogeneous Computing
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2/25/2015   Post a comment
The HSA Foundation is paving the way for more power-efficient computing performance across all computing platforms -- from smartphones to supercomputers.
SIM Maker Gemalto Owns Up To Hack Attacks
Blog  
2/25/2015   1 comment
Whatever Gemalto says, SIM manufacturers and network operators have not made sufficient efforts in the past to secure their supply chain.
NSA, GCHQ Theft of SIM Crypto Keys Raises Fresh Security Concerns
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2/25/2015   Post a comment
Pilfered SIM card encryption keys also could allow the spy agencies to deploy malicious Java applets or to send rogue SMS messages from fake cell towers, experts say.
Wearable Electronics Drive Power Management Innovation
Blog  
2/25/2015   2 comments
The Internet of Things is already a hot topic for 2015, promising to deliver internet connectivity to such humble consumer items as the refrigerator and the wristwatch. For wearables in particular, IoT poses some challenges for the power management designer.
Simple Analog ASIC Solves Difficult Thermal Analysis Problems
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2/25/2015   Post a comment
In a world where Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and Application Specific Standard Products (ASSPs) are dominating every conceivable application, greater attention is being applied to their long term reliability.
Will the Snow Melt Before ESC Boston Opens?
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2/24/2015   12 comments
In Boston, there could still be snow around in May.
Is This The Scariest Job Ever?
Max’s Cool Beans  
2/24/2015   52 comments
What do you think? Is this the scariest job ever, or can you think of something even more terrifying?
Freescale v. Too Many Others
Break Points  
2/24/2015   1 comment
Freescale gets “typ” and “max” right for their Kinetis family.
Samsung Wants Moore’s Law End, Analyst Says
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2/24/2015   13 comments
Rather than fearing the future, Samsung may be looking forward to inventing it.
8 Google Projects To Watch in 2015
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2/23/2015   1 comment
We're highlighting Google's top 2015 projects -- from the pragmatic to the peculiar. Once you've explored the offerings, tell us which ones are your favorites -- and which ones you think are total duds -- in the comments section below.
HTC One M9 Smartphone Details Leak Ahead Of MWC
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2/23/2015   Post a comment
The HTC One M9 smartphone may look a lot like its predecessor, but there are tons of changes under the hood. Here's a sneak peek before MWC.
Field-Oriented Motor Control: Historical Foundations
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2/23/2015   2 comments
In the first of a series on motor control, Dave looks at the technology developments leading to field oriented control.
MWC: What to Expect in Wireless Test
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2/23/2015   1 comment
Mobile World Congress 2015 will highlight top trends such as 5G, LTE-A and carrier aggregation.
Apple Car: Drive Different
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2/23/2015   2 comments
Apple is serious about entering the auto market. Here's our less-than-serious take on what the press release might look like announcing this magical vehicle.
Power Tips: Compensating Isolated Power Supplies
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2/23/2015   Post a comment
The effects of component values in a TL431 feedback network are not obvious, but if you understand the basic equations behind the transfer functions, you can quickly compensate an isolated power supply.
ESC Boston 2015 Sneak Peek -- Rapid Prototyping a Cloud-Connected Sensor
Max’s Cool Beans  
2/20/2015   10 comments
In this session at ESC Boston 2015, Adrian Fernandez from Texas Instruments will live-build a complete end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) system using open source hardware and software tools.
Qualcomm Raises Bar in Mobile
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2/20/2015   6 comments
With Qualcomm's new mobile SoCs, Qualcomm is first ARM partner to announce products using the new 64bit ARM Cortex-A57 core.
Friday Quiz: Oscilloscope Basics, Part 1 (Part 2)
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2/20/2015   1 comment
In part 2, we again test your knowledge of oscilloscopes.
Europe's Road to 5G Another Hot Topic at MWC
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2/20/2015   Post a comment
As Mobile World Congress approaches, what is the reality underlying the hype of 5G? And will Europe's aspirations be met?
Silicon Nanofiber Boosts Battery Range Performance of EVs
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2/20/2015   Post a comment
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have developed a novel paper-like material for lithium-ion batteries which can boost by several times the specific energy of the battery.
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Leonard Nimoy, We'll Miss you
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Like many of you, I was saddened to hear the news of Leonard Nimoy's death. His Star Trek character Mr. Spock was an inspiration to many of us who entered technical fields.

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