Why Does Digital Power Need More Standards? Blog 2/19/2015 Post a comment There are a host of reasons why power system designers have increasingly been turning to digital power over the past decade. The principal drivers have been the demand to provide sophisticated power management functions, along with a desire to reduce board space and the number of external components.
IoT Core Theme for Embedded World Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 2/18/2015 Post a comment At Embedded World in Germany next week, the Internet of Things will take center stage. Unlike CES, however, this show will focus on the practical.
Wondrous Wizard Wars Max’s Cool Beans 2/18/2015 32 comments Have you ever seen someone pull a four-foot Tiki Torch out of a chip/crips bag? Think "Mary Poppins," but in front of a live audience and without a table to hide any shenanigans.
Memory Underdogs Rise by 2020 Blog 2/18/2015 1 comment Emerging kinds of non-volatile memory chips will get traction in mainstream applications by 2020, but DRAM and NAND will continue to dominate for years.
Sorry, IP Isn't EDA Blog 2/17/2015 4 comments I overheard a conversation comparing the semiconductor IP business with the EDA business. At one point, they decided that “IP is EDA” because of the synergies between the two. While there are similarities, I beg to differ.
Mortal Motorola Blog 2/17/2015 28 comments Was Motorola a company whose reach exceeded its grasp? Or is there more to this story than meets the eye?
Fascinating Factoids to Peruse & Ponder Max’s Cool Beans 2/11/2015 17 comments The US Navy's new electromagnetic railgun can launch projectiles at up to Mach 7 and hurl them 100+ nautical miles, and that's just one of the fascinating factoids in this fun-filled extravaganza!
Moore’s Law Chips Confidence Blog 2/11/2015 Post a comment Only a fourth of semiconductor business leaders believe Moore’s Law will continue for the foreseeable future in an otherwise upbeat survey conducted by KPMG.
Portable Flash Drives Benefit From Encryption Blog 2/10/2015 Post a comment USB drives that are fast and mobile clearly have uses for certain customers, especially those requiring security. Ultimately, these devices and their encryption features need to be managed by IT to truly keep sensitive data safe.
Ethernet Evolves to Connect the Connected Vehicle Blog 2/9/2015 1 comment The Connected Car, in reality, already relies on Ethernet. From infotainment systems and backup camera connections, Ethernet’s low cost, high-capacity and versatility readily helped it establish a footprint in today’s cars.
Google Glass Needed Better Vision Blog 2/6/2015 6 comments The failure of Google Glass taught lessons about connecting smart glasses to real applications where they can make a difference, says the head of the MEMS Industry Group.
RTOS Smackdown @ ESC Boston 2015 Max’s Cool Beans 2/5/2015 26 comments In this session at ESC Boston 2015, some of the leanest, meanest, coolest, hottest contenders in the RTOS multi-universe will take it in turns to explain why their RTOS is the bestest of the best.