Google Reveals Data Center Net Slideshow 6/18/2015 1 comment Google revealed details of Jupiter, its Openflow-based data center network as a leading example of traction for in software-defined networks.
Wearables Get Their Own MEMS Slideshow 6/16/2015 3 comments Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) accelerometers designed specifically for the low-power requirements of battery-powered wearables to extend their battery life, which could make the difference between success and failure in the marketplace.
22 Views of an Augmented World Slideshow 6/12/2015 2 comments This year's Augmented World Expo generated a lot of creative energy and cool demos, attracting Google and Intel, but so far no killer smartglasses, depth sensors or mainstream apps.
10 Circuit Design Simulation Apps for Pros & DIYers Slideshow 6/9/2015 9 comments Whether a professional printed circuit board designer or do-it-yourselfer, you know that testing your circuit board design is a must. Here are some popular tools to do virtual testing. They cost money but can save you costly mistakes.
Computex 2015: Bringing Home IoT Slideshow 6/8/2015 Post a comment Computex, world’s second largest information and communications technology show, remains relevant and ... large. Take a quick look at what saw at last week's Computex 2015.
Maker Movement Turns 10 Slideshow 5/18/2015 11 comments Maker Faire and Arduino both celebrate tenth anniversaries this year with youthful energy and do-it-yourself values intact at an annual gathering.
DARPA Robots Aim for Finish Line Slideshow 5/14/2015 8 comments Next month 25 finalists will compete in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge (DRC) with a $3.5 million purse--$2 million for first place, $1 million for second place and $500,000 for third place.
13 Views of IoT World Slideshow 5/13/2015 5 comments Plans for thousands of high end WiFi kiosks and low data rate Sigfox base stations were highlights 0f the Internet of Things World event here.
The Auctioning of Apollo Slideshow 4/28/2015 10 comments Occasionally, an item from the glory days of the Apollo moon-landing program turns up at auction. Here are some recent Apollo items auctioned and how much they sold for.
8 Views of Security from RSA Slideshow 4/23/2015 7 comments Security was in focus at RSA Conference with top cryptographers, the Secretary of Homeland Security and others sharing views on everything from the Internet of Things to policy.
Robots Assemble in Silicon Valley Slideshow 4/6/2015 1 comment The regional First Robotics competition in Silicon Valley drew hundreds of young people pumped up for the program that drives a love for engineering.
Alternative PCB Fabrication Methods: Tools to Know Slideshow 4/3/2015 12 comments Designing and producing your own circuit board can be a daunting -- most of us turn to tried and true processes to get them made. Yet trying some new alternative PCB fabrication tools may save you time. Here are some to consider.
Slideshow: The Best and Worst of Automotive Reliability Slideshow 3/26/2015 Post a comment Consumers Union recently surveyed its members on the reliability of their vehicles. This year, it collected data on approximately 1.1 million cars and trucks, categorizing the members' likes and dislikes, not only of their vehicles, but of the vehicle sub-systems, as well.
APEC 2015 Slideshow: Day Two of Open Exhibits Slideshow 3/18/2015 Post a comment The Applied Power and Electronics Conference (APEC), held March 15 - 19 in Charlotte, NC, addresses immediate and long-term issues for power electronics engineers. EDN's Steve Taranovich reports that there are evident trends for GaN and Digital Power enhancements and solution growth.
13 Images from Nvidia’s GTC Slideshow 3/17/2015 3 comments With new cards and developer systems, Nvidia aims to ride a rising tide of deep learning apps into applications such as self-driving cars it said at its annual graphics event.
Tried and True, Old PCB Design Software Still Going Strong Slideshow 3/17/2015 15 comments There’s nothing better than "free" when it comes to just about everything, even PCB software. Just because some software is more expensive doesn’t make it better than some of those free PCB packages found on the Internet. In this round up, we will take a look at some of the past popular platforms that are still consistently being supported and updated.
Facebook Unveils Servers, Switches Slideshow 3/11/2015 2 comments Apple and Hewlett-Packard were the latest to join the Open Compute Project at its annual gathering where Facebook showed its latest server and switch designs.
VR is New Reality at GDC Slideshow 3/5/2015 1 comment Oculus, Sony, Google and an open source project showed virtual reality offerings at the Game Developer Conference where analyst Jon Peddie sized up the traditional games hardware market.
18 Views of ISSCC Slideshow 2/26/2015 4 comments Engineers showed advances in lower power, higher performance and media-rich silicon at this year’s ISSCC, despite struggles advancing Moore’s Law.
14 Views of Fujitsu’s Forum Slideshow 2/12/2015 Post a comment In its annual Silicon Valley forum, tech giant Fujitsu showed mainly software innovations ranging from realistic models of the heart to augmented reality wearable devices.
16 Takeaways from DesignCon 2015 Slideshow 2/2/2015 2 comments At DesignCon 2015 I heard what’s happening in high-speed chip and board interface design including issues with 56G, silicon photonics and optical backplanes.
10 Eye-Opening IC Insights Slideshow 1/25/2015 1 comment The semiconductor industry will step ahead at a decent 7% growth pace in 2015, with foundries and fabless growing in double digits – but look out for 2018.
7 Takeaways From ISS 2015 Slideshow 1/16/2015 2 comments Samsung and GlobalFoundries will win the race to ship 14/16 nm chips, but TSMC and Qualcomm have a kicker in store, I learned at ISS 2015.
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.