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Industrial IoT Crash Course Navigates Standards
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3/11/2015   Post a comment
Real-Time Innovations has launched Fastrax, a consulting service for companies who want to quickly get in on the action in industrial IoT.
ESC Boston is Really 5 Events in 1
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3/11/2015   Post a comment
ESC Boston is co-located with five other UBM Canon events: Quality Expo Showcase Boston, Design & Manufacturing New England, Electronics New England, and BIOMEDevice Boston. Be sure to visit them all.
So Many Projects; So Little Time
Max’s Cool Beans  
3/11/2015   Post a comment
In which we discover the current state of play with regard to Max's ongoing hobby projects, including his Prognostication Engines, BADASS Display, and Vetinari Clock.
Human-Like Intelligent Embedded Vision from CEVA
Max’s Cool Beans  
3/10/2015   Post a comment
Take a humble electric toaster in the kitchen and consider the usage model if it were equipped with embedded vision and embedded speech capabilities...
New Apple MacBook: Gorgeous, But Flawed
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3/10/2015   1 comment
The new Apple MacBook may be one of the thinnest and lightest notebooks out there, but it makes some serious compromises to get there.
OpenSSL To Undergo Major Audit
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3/10/2015   Post a comment
The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative funding work to take a closer look at the TLS stack.
Making Search Engines Understand Math
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3/10/2015   Post a comment
Using symbol pairing, researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology have developed a search engine that makes retrieving of information based on mathematical terms practical.
2 Worst Mistakes in Electronics Product Design
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3/10/2015   1 comment
If you're working with a contract manufacturer (CM) here are two big mistakes to avoid.
Apple Watch: Why Wear It?
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3/10/2015   26 comments
Brazilian aviator Santos-Dumont provided the inspiration for the first wristwatch design.
TIA Slams, Applauds FCC on the Same Day
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3/10/2015   Post a comment
In two press releases dated February 26, TIA both applauded and lashed out at the FCC for its policies on net Internet access and net nutrality.
Fighting For High-Reliability Firmware Design
Break Points  
3/10/2015   Post a comment
Jack talks to HCC Embedded about very high-reliability firmware design.
Apple Watch: Time Will Tell
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3/9/2015   15 comments
Apple showcased significant software and hardware engineering behind its new Watch and Macbook, but the products don’t establish new categories.
Four Steps to Field-Oriented Control -- Step 1
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3/9/2015   1 comment
In this multi-part series, Dave leads us through the basics of field-oriented control "by the numbers."
Memory Tricks: Test Without a High-Speed System Clock
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3/9/2015   Post a comment
Do you need to test memory but don’t have access to the high-speed system clock signal? Here’s what you do.
Is Tech Heading to a Recession?
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3/9/2015   7 comments
28nm is still the last node of Moore's Law, says Zvi Or-Bach of MonolithiC 3D Inc., who beats the drum for monolithic 3D.
VR Gears Up for Prime Time
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3/9/2015   2 comments
Samsung is expected to roll out this fall a consumer version of its Gear VR headset co-developed with Oculus, the next step in bringing virtual reality to the mainstream.
Are you ready for June's leap second?
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3/9/2015   13 comments
The divergence between atomic- and astronomical-based timekeeping shows up again this year with the addition of a leap second; though it sounds like a modest correction, it can have serious consequences.
Shifting Mindsets: Static Verification Transforms SoC Design at RT Level
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3/6/2015   Post a comment
Teams 'shift left' to tackle challenges earlier in the design flow, says CTO of Real Intent, an EDA software design tools company.
TechInsights: Overcoming Smart Glasses' Performance Challenges
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3/6/2015   Post a comment
Power may be the key to success in smart glasses market. TechInsights analyzes the situation.
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   27 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   10 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
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3/5/2015   13 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   7 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   7 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   1 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   16 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.
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