Selecting Your M&A Banker
Blog 6/30/2015 3 comments
At some point in the life of a technology startup company, the CEO and the founding team will be confronted with the question of whether to sell the company or not. Hopefully, the question arises in a positive context and comes from an interested buyer driven by the opportunity to deploy the new technology to a much larger user base.
DoT Call for Proposals, Registration Open
Blog 6/30/2015 Post a comment
The IoT, wearables, and 3D printing-focused Designers of Things conference has also partners with the IPSO Alliance to call on entrepreneurs, makers, students, and professional engineers to submit designs using IP.
New Architectures Target 5G Power Needs
Blog 6/30/2015 Post a comment
The next generation of mobile telephony is not so far away with 5G cellular networks expected to be deployed by 2020. New and advanced architectures will be needed for energy efficiency and software-defined power architectures hold promise for reducing overall network energy consumption while supporting massive increases in data traffic and number of users.
Gobsmacking Graphic Novels
Max’s Cool Beans 6/29/2015 9 comments
Max recently became enthralled with a bunch of new graphic novels; now he wants to make contact with someone with whom he can discuss the little rascals.
Rounding Algorithms Can Be Tricky
Max’s Cool Beans 6/29/2015 11 comments
There's a lot more to the topic of rounding than most people think, like the fact that different software applications may do things in different ways.
Ben Hacks Hardware Pinball
Blog 6/24/2015 Post a comment
The element14 Ben Heck Show went on the road at the Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) with a special challenge on display--the Super Space Shuttle built with a single Freescale microcontroller. So far, yours truly got the highest score at FTF of 70,000, at least for the first day.
Cloud RAN Rains Small Cells
Blog 6/24/2015 2 comments
A cellular network operator shares a case study of success using a cloud radio access (C-RAN) 4G LTE network built using small cell base stations.
The Aging of EDA
Blog 6/23/2015 9 comments
Companies like Google attract people right out of college, whereas EDA conferences always seem to have an over-abundance of grey (or white) heads.
Intel -- The Litmus Test
Blog 6/22/2015 9 comments
How will we bridge the gap between widely different estimates for transistor cost to scale to upcoming nodes? Whom are we to believe?
Chip Stacks at 30,000 Feet
Blog 6/22/2015 2 comments
A chance encounter on a plane with Nvidia’s Jen-Hsun Huang shed just a little light on the road to chip stacks as Moore’s Law slows.
How Geeks Scrapbook
Max’s Cool Beans 6/18/2015 18 comments
To what geeky hobbies do you subscribe? Do you sometimes worry that you would stand "proud in the crowd" at a geek convention?
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.