Wearable Electronics Drive Power Management Innovation
Blog 2/25/2015 2 comments
The Internet of Things is already a hot topic for 2015, promising to deliver internet connectivity to such humble consumer items as the refrigerator and the wristwatch. For wearables in particular, IoT poses some challenges for the power management designer.
8 Google Projects To Watch in 2015
Blog 2/23/2015 1 comment
We're highlighting Google's top 2015 projects -- from the pragmatic to the peculiar. Once you've explored the offerings, tell us which ones are your favorites -- and which ones you think are total duds -- in the comments section below.
Apple Car: Drive Different
Blog 2/23/2015 2 comments
Apple is serious about entering the auto market. Here's our less-than-serious take on what the press release might look like announcing this magical vehicle.
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.
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?