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CEO Interview: Andes' Cores For IoT Suit Europe
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3/31/2016   1 comment
EE Times Europe interviewed Frankwell Jyh-Ming Lin, CEO of Andes Technology Corp. (Hsinchu, Taiwan), a licensor of a range of 32bit processor cores as intellectual property (IP), and asked how the company is planning to address the European market.
Avnet Continues to Get Students Involved in STEM
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3/31/2016   Post a comment
The 11th Annual Avnet Tech Games will give scores of students a chance to win scholarships and rub shoulders with industry veterans.
Very Affordable & Incredibly Useful Electronic Component Testers
Engineering Investigations  
3/31/2016   28 comments
These testers would be worth the money if all they did was test capacitors -- the fact that they also work with resistors, inductors, diodes, and transistors is cream in the cake.
Top Startups Tips: Engineers Tell Their Startup Stories at ESC Boston 2016
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3/31/2016   3 comments
Here are some hints for success from four engineers who started their own successful companies based on a passion for engineering.
Some of My Best Friends are Engineers
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3/31/2016   Post a comment
In the wake of National Engineers Week, which gave us days of inspirational quotes about, and from, those involved in engineering, let's give thanks for the work of engineers.
Video: Apple Takes a Recycling Step
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3/31/2016   Post a comment
The electronics super power deserves kudos for creating a system to recover at least some of the resources used in iPhones.
ESC Minneapolis: Call for More Speakers
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3/31/2016   Post a comment
We're extending our call-for-speakers deadline at Embedded Systems Conference in Minneapolis.
ReRAMs: Forming Scaling and Quantized Conductance
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3/30/2016   7 comments
An IMEC team have formed and characterized the electrical conductance and topology of some of the smallest ReRAM filaments ever reported. While they have proved the devices still operate with an active volume of that size, it's not all good news.
Heterogeneous System Architecture: A New Computing Platform Infrastructure
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3/30/2016   1 comment
FSA has matured into today's Heterogeneous System Architecture specification, now owned and maintained by the HSA Foundation.
Standing at the Crossroads of Coherence & Delusion
Engineering Investigations  
3/30/2016   36 comments
We are all travelers of the infinite. The galaxy is calling to us via a resonance cascade. Can you hear it?
Foxconn, Sharp Make a Deal. What Next?
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3/30/2016   7 comments
The Sharp-Foxconn soap opera, playing out publicly since 2012, exposed an unusual level of raw emotion between the two companies.
Caveman Diorama: Quest for Fire
Max’s Cool Beans  
3/30/2016   Post a comment
If all of the other elements forming the diorama turn out as well as the fire, then it looks like we're going to have something spectacular on our hands.
Wearables Face an App Gap
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3/29/2016   1 comment
There is a gap in delight between wearable devices and their associated apps, leaving consumers hard pressed to easily collect and interpret their personal data, according to a new report.
The New Ultra HD Standard & Why It Matters for Quantum Dot Suppliers
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3/28/2016   1 comment
For quantum dot suppliers, having more content presented in BT .2020 will provide a great opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of wide color gamut displays.
Characterize a Voltage Regulator with Python
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3/28/2016   Post a comment
The Python programming language offers distinct and powerful advantages of ease of use, flexibility, and convenience in a test and measurement setting. To see how, follow this example of measuring voltage regulator outputs.
Nvidia Spotlights AI, Cars, VR
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3/28/2016   Post a comment
Nvidia’s annual conference is expected to focus on artificial intelligence, automotive and virtual reality.
West Coast Shutdown Highlights Logistics Risks, Opportunities
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3/27/2016   Post a comment
The West Coast Port shutdown highlighted the fragility of the global supply chain, the dependence of logistics companies on the West Coast gateway and the need for technology to improve port efficiency.
Computer Ed is Key to Tech’s Future
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3/25/2016   2 comments
Technologists should back expanded support for computer education in the latest budget request from the White House, says the president of the IEEE Computer Society.
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream, Perchance to... Dream?
Max’s Cool Beans  
3/25/2016   35 comments
Have you ever dreamt that you were awake? How do you know that you're not dreaming now?
What Do InVisage & InvenSense Have in Common?
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3/25/2016   Post a comment
Has ten-year-old startup InVisage taken a leaf out of playbook of fabless inertial MEMS sensor vendor InvenSense, encouraged by manufacturing partner in common, TSMC?
Friday Quiz: Measuring Noise in Power Supplies
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3/25/2016   Post a comment
Do you know how test equipment can help and hurt when looking at DC voltage?
The Second Act: Life After Running a Company
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3/24/2016   8 comments
After running a company for over 40 years, it's time to figure out what to do next.
EE Times Radio Show: Automakers Ready for 5G?
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3/24/2016   Post a comment
Will 5G bring to cars what other wireless technologies couldn’t deliver? And how will 5G coexist with -- or potentially replace -- existing connectivity solutions in vehicles?
Layouts for Buck, Boost, and SEPIC Power Stages
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3/23/2016   1 comment
A correct printed circuit board (PCB) layout is one of the most important aspects to having a successful power supply design. Non-isolated power stages are the basic building blocks of power systems. Understanding where the currents are flowing and how the high-frequency loops are constructed is the most important step.
Brussels and What’s Really Important
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3/22/2016   44 comments
Events like the attacks in Brussels soften my heart and remind me what’s really important.
Port Problems: Data and Power
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3/22/2016   2 comments
Engineers try to make maximum use of available resources and extend them to new uses. This true of data links such as USB and Ethernet: both were originally conceived as primarily for data, and their potential power-supply roles were secondary, if considered at all. But times change and needs evolve, and the yes data/no power thinking has turned as well.
Virtual Game Room or Rage Room?
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3/22/2016   Post a comment
Playing pool is fun, but enjoying a bit of virtual rage and chair throwing without any repercussions? That has the markings of some serious success.
Apple's Loop-In Full of Holes
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3/22/2016   1 comment
Although pre-show leaks leave few surprises, Apple pulls off some uncharacteristic pricing breaks.
Uber-Cool iClever Folding Bluetooth Keyboard
Engineering Pop Culture!  
3/21/2016   28 comments
This little beauty's case is formed from aluminum, and the way in which it folds and unfolds is really rather clever.
Engineering A Diverse Future
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3/21/2016   Post a comment
A panel titled Engineering for Tomorrow at Silicon Valley Comic Con focused less on emerging tech in favor of social issues in the engineering industry.
Apple Event: What To Expect
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3/21/2016   2 comments
What will the Apple event bring today? Here's an educated guess.
Optical temperature measurement raises existential questions
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3/21/2016   1 comment
When your metrology leans towards more indirect measurement techniques, you sometimes have to wonder about the meaning of what you're seeing.
Chip Market May Contract Again
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3/21/2016   1 comment
At least one market watcher thinks the semiconductor industry will decline slightly for the second straight year for the second time in its history.
Hate Telemarketers? You'll Love the Jolly Roger Telephone Company
Max’s Cool Beans  
3/18/2016   24 comments
When you receive a telemarketing call, simply conference in this number and let the Jolly Roger automaton converse with the telemarketer.
IoT Library: Diffie and Hellman’s Public-Key Cryptography Wins ACM
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
3/18/2016   Post a comment
The battle between Washington and Silicon Valley over encryption and intelligence gathering wasn’t always the conspicuous battle it has become.
Last MEMS Oscillator Maker Standing
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3/18/2016   2 comments
SiTime--the microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) timing chip maker--may be the "last MEMS oscillator maker standing."
Friday Quiz: Temperature Sensors, Part 2
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3/18/2016   1 comment
Did you really think we couldn't come up with enough questions for a second quiz on temperature measurement?
Is that the (daylight saving) time?
Max’s Cool Beans  
3/18/2016   Post a comment
We derive an algorithm to determine whether to display Standard Time or Daylight Saving Time.
Is this the Best "Tech Support" Video Ever?
Max’s Cool Beans  
3/17/2016   8 comments
There's a veritable cornucopia of "Tech Support" and "Call Center" related videos out there, but which one is the funniest?
Get Into VR Now, But Be Realistic, Says Palmer Luckey
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3/17/2016   Post a comment
Oculus' Palmer Luckey chats with Gamasutra about the launch and what game developers ought to keep in mind if they’re pondering the jump into VR.
Ireland: a Lucky & Lucrative Electronics Manufacturing Destination
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3/17/2016   Post a comment
n the electronics supply chain and manufacturing sectors, that Irish identity may be increasingly a norm.
Ransomware: Anatomy of an Attack
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3/17/2016   3 comments
The latest cyber threats are becoming increasingly ruthless according to a security expert who asks, “What would you pay to get your data back?”
The Quest for Server Power Efficiency
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3/16/2016   Post a comment
Glamour items like energy harvesting and wireless power transfer are likely to make “guest appearances” at next week’s APEC Conference. GaN transistor deployments will be carefully monitored. But on-going efforts to promote data-center energy transfer efficiency retain their “bread-and-butter” utility.
Have You Got the Plaques? (No, I Always Walk This Way)
Max’s Cool Beans  
3/16/2016   Post a comment
A small brass plaque attached to your project can be "the cream on top of the cake," but only if the plaque exudes quality and style.
Wall Street's Talking Emulation
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3/16/2016   Post a comment
Analysis of their quarterly earnings calls indicates that all of the "Big Three" EDA vendors are bullish on emulation.
Graphene Benefits Out of Reach for Material's Pioneers?
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3/16/2016   Post a comment
Britain is brilliant at innovation but second rate when it comes to translating world-leading science to world-beating businesses.
Cunning Chronograph: Outfoxed by Daylight Saving Time
Engineering Investigations  
3/16/2016   3 comments
What is required is an algorithm that can take the year, month, day, hour, minute, and second values from our RTC and tell us if we're currently in DST.
Evaluating the Red Pitaya
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3/16/2016   Post a comment
Is the Red Pitaya FPGA-based multipurpose instrument suitable in a production test environment?
Chronograph Inspired by 1960s Ford Mustang Dashboard
Max’s Cool Beans  
3/15/2016   Post a comment
In which we are introduced to another mega-cool cunning chronograph project and we discover a problem with Daylight Saving Time.
Learn How to Start a Start-up at ESC Boston 2016
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3/15/2016   Post a comment
Founding one's own company can be one of the most rewarding things you'll ever do, but along the way when you least expect it, expect to be bitten in the nether regions.
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