IBM Solves PCM Problems with Projections Blog 9/3/2015 2 comments Projection PCM rethinks the design of PCM device structures and demonstrates the ability to isolate from the read process the effect of undesirable changes in parameters of the active region of a MLC-PCM in its amorphous state
IoT Goes Emotional Blog 9/3/2015 3 comments I came across recently a refreshing IoT pitch -- "Emotional Home." The company promoting it is Binatone. The man behind the concept is consumer GPS pioneer Kanwar Chadha.
Video: Two Fritos Cans 'Chatting' Max’s Cool Beans 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.
Wearable: ‘Hardware Ponzi Scheme’ Blog 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 Blog 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
Is Batteriser Scam or Savior? Blog 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?
Choosing The Best Control Method Blog 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.
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).
Qualcomm Beefs up its DSP Blog 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.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.