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 36 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.
Using Wi-Fi to Power IoT Blog 6/11/2015 Post a comment An article in the MIT Technology Review presents a power-over-Wi-Fi system that uses existing Wi-Fi chipsets in wireless routers to deliver far-field wireless power to various sensors as well as to recharge coin cell batteries at distances up to 28 feet.
Big Brother at the Wheel Blog 6/10/2015 11 comments 'A car is one's second living room today,' says Audi chief. 'That's private. The only person who needs access to the data onboard is the customer.'
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and 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? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.