Gobsmacking Graphic Novels Max’s Cool Beans 6/29/2015 Post a comment 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.
Rounding Algorithms Can Be Tricky Max’s Cool Beans 6/29/2015 3 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.
Ben Hacks Hardware Pinball Blog 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 Blog 6/24/2015 1 comment 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.
Ethernet Opens Door to PAM4 Blog 6/17/2015 Post a comment The relatively new and complex PAM4 modulation scheme has been adopted for some aspects of the 400 Gbit/second Ethernet standard, setting a direction for new silicon development.
Philae’s Alive!! Blog 6/16/2015 8 comments European Space Agency's Rosetta mission is back on as Philae lander reawakens on its comet after withstanding months spent in seriously sub-zero temperatures.
Google Defines an IoT Layer Blog 6/16/2015 11 comments TCP/IP is very good at facilitating communication, but what the end nodes say to each other has largely been left as an exercise for the user. It may be about time for that to change.
10nm Chips Promise Lower Costs Blog 6/15/2015 35 comments The challenges in the supply chain logistics for semiconductors continue to increase, but the 10nm node will give one more opportunity to gain large benefits from technology scaling.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times