Security Expert’s IP Raises Issues Blog 8/18/2014 1 comment Security expert Keith Alexander aims to file patents on behavioral modeling techniques that are raising issues because they could have their roots in insights he gained working in top US government posts.
Securing IoT Devices With ARM TrustZone Blog 8/15/2014 1 comment The need for securing devices for IoT systems is becoming paramount. We’ll outline how virtualization can be leveraged to enable consolidation of connected devices, and how ARM TrustZone can be utilized to address security threats.
R U Using AmazonSmile? Max’s Cool Beans 8/15/2014 8 comments This is just like using the regular Amazon, the only difference is that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to the charity of your choice.
China vs. Qualcomm: Chip's 'Nationality' Still Matters Blog 8/15/2014 17 comments China is using every possible tool to pressure foreign companies. It appears a little too convenient for Chinese regulators to scrutinize multinationals for antitrust allegations while China's chip vendors, now "state-owned," become less transparent.
Betting Big on HD-to-Ultra HDTV Transition Blog 8/14/2014 4 comments Will the Christmas buying season starting on Black Friday this year be the start of HDTV's transition to Ultra HD? That's what Nanotech Entertainment Inc. in San Jose, Calif,. is betting big on happening.
Got Stackability? Blog 8/14/2014 11 comments Although older styles of test equipment were not designed to be stackable, this was an inherent attribute. Then, along came the aesthetic enclosure designers hired by marketeering managers with no brains.
Really Annoying Music Suppressors Max’s Cool Beans 8/14/2014 34 comments What do you do if you are on a road trip with someone who likes to play music really loud -- especially if it's a genre you don’t particularly like yourself?
EE Times Radio Friday: Do My Washer and Grill Have to Talk? Blog 8/12/2014 11 comments We are taking our "Convince Me Why Washer Must Talk to Grill" debate to an EE Times online Radio Show Friday, Aug. 15, at 2:00 p.m. ET. Join our interview with Rick Walker, senior product marketing manager for IoT and home automation for CSR, and Jim Reich, CTO and co-founder of the Internet-connected grill maker Palatehome.
Intel vs. Intel Blog 8/12/2014 14 comments Will Intel's 14nm process technology continue the historical cost reduction curve... or not?
Forget Bitcoin! Got Ripple? Blog 8/11/2014 31 comments Although you're unlikely to see "We accept Ripple" signs in the same way you see Bitcoin signs, you may still end up using the Ripple protocol.
What is STT-MRAM? Blog 8/11/2014 1 comment STT-MRAM can replace low-density DRAM and SRAM, especially for mobile and storage devices. But what is it and how does it differ from MRAM?
Will Google or Apple Disrupt Intel? Blog 8/11/2014 20 comments Google, Apple, or a smart startup could unseat Intel in microprocessors, the microprocessor design veteran Davd Ditzel said after an interview about his Hot Chips paper.
Planning for Success Blog 8/7/2014 14 comments A formal verification signoff project on a design-sized block usually takes 3-6 months. A good plan can make the difference between success and failure.
Touring as an Engineer Blog 8/7/2014 15 comments No electrical engineer can consider his touring days complete until he has made a pilgrimage to Bletchley Park, and there are many more museums of interest around the world.
The Increasingly Interconnected Datacenter Blog 8/6/2014 Post a comment To understand the challenges posed by an IoT within the datacenter one needs to appreciate where the value of an IoT is generated. To facilitate the need for high bandwidth, low latency, and energy efficient interconnect within a datacenter, AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 servers incorporate state-of-the-art Freedom Fabric.
Energy Harvesters Still Ripening Blog 8/6/2014 3 comments Vibration-based energy harvesters are among the few energy harvesters beyond small solar cells now becoming ripe for commercial use, says an Imec researcher.
What Next? Robot Cemeteries? Blog 8/6/2014 15 comments Japan daily discovers more unintended consequences associated with the aging population of pet robots. It's hard enough to see your parents age. It's equally hard to see your pet robot grow old.
Watch & Learn: Reducing Time-to-Support Blog 8/5/2014 1 comment If you are a chip designer trying to find answers about how to use EDA tools to solve a design problem, then time is of the essence, especially if your questions are pertinent to your own design flow.
IBM, GF Explore New Partners Blog 8/4/2014 5 comments Globalfoundries is focused on getting to 14 nm as fast as possible, so reports that it turned down a deal to buy IBM's two fabs for $2 billion make sense.
EV Battery Management Gets More Intelligent Blog 8/4/2014 Post a comment The EV battery management system is being more broadly redefined, so that it can be responsible for battery fault detection and reaction, control and monitoring, system-level thermal management, and security/brand protection.