25 Views of Hot Chips 2014 Slideshow 8/18/2014 3 comments ARM commanded much of the spotlight at Hot Chips 2014, but the event made it clear Intel maintains its position as king of the microprocessor hill.
Parrot AR.Drone2.0 – GPS Edition Teardown Slideshow 8/16/2014 7 comments The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 – GPS Edition released this year has its own flight recorder and is host to a TI OMAP APU, Micron's 128MB flash, and Atheros Low-Power 802.11 b/g/n WiFi controller. Take a peek inside.
9 Peaks From the Flash Summit Slideshow 8/8/2014 8 comments Flash controllers want to be compute nodes, vertical NAND wants to ship and next-gen non-volatiles want a shot, I was told at the Flash Summit.
Rosetta Probe Orbits Comet Slideshow 8/6/2014 9 comments Talk about playing hard to get -- the European Space Agency's Rosetta Probe has arrived at a comet following a 10-year chase. The probe was originally launched in March 2004 and a 220-pound landing device will descend on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November.
Kid-Friendly Science Museums We Love Slideshow 7/30/2014 51 comments In summer, parents find themselves groping for the perfect spot to take the kids -- some science or tech museum where they might learn something. We asked our editors to recommend favorites in their neighborhoods.
EE Times Silicon 60: Hot Startups to Watch Slideshow 7/15/2014 5 comments Thirty-eight new companies join version 15.1 of our list of 60 emerging startups. Newcomers range from IP cores and materials to power semiconductors, MEMS, sensors, and Internet of Things developers.
13 Things I Heard at Semicon West Slideshow 7/11/2014 17 comments Moore's Law slowing, Intel's foundry ramp-up, and a stealth mode startup with a hot new battery technology among the things Rick Merritt heard at Semicon West this week.
World Cup Tech Firsts & Flops Slideshow 7/9/2014 8 comments Athletes and fans have spilled blood, sweat, and tears over World Cup games. After a month of intense matches and the final game scheduled for July 13, EE Times looks at World Cup technology successes and flops.
DARPA Robotics Challenge: Meet the Robots Slideshow 6/28/2014 8 comments DARPA to robots: This time no tethers, no human assistance, spotty wireless, and do all your tasks faster. DARPA Robotic Challenge deadline is extended so teams can work on the more rigorous problems. Meet the robots in this slideshow.
Intel Future Showcase Is Solar, Secure, 3D Slideshow 6/26/2014 3 comments The Intel Future Showcase looked at how the intersection of hardware for mobile devices and the IoT will power innovation. From advanced tablets to connected prototyping boards and smart cars, the company hopes the future will be a more secure and immersive experience.
Though Still Viewed as Hype, IoT Gaining Engineers' Attention Slideshow 6/26/2014 15 comments Design engineers may view today’s Internet of Things (IoT) as still too unreliable, difficult-to-use, unconfigurable, insecure, standard-less, and the source of unnecessary user frustration. But 50% of embedded engineers say that it is very or extremely important to their product strategies today.
MEMS Microphones Busting Out All Over Slideshow 6/24/2014 13 comments Once portrayed as a dead-end market destined to become a mere commodity where the most important parameter was cost, MEMS microphones today are driven by smartphones/tablets/laptops with IoT/wearables/automotive quickening pace. MEMS mics' added value has no bound in sight.
Engineer Hackers Rejuvenate DLP Slideshow 6/16/2014 11 comments Over the last two decades, largely unbeknownst to TI, Digital Light Processing technology has gradually found its way into unintended applications -- industrial and medical included -- thanks to persistent hacking by engineers.
Wearable IoT Center Stage at GlazedCon Slideshow 6/5/2014 2 comments Glazed Conference, held June 3-4 in San Francisco, brought startups and Internet of Things vets together to highlight the burgeoning category of wearable connected devices.
Haute Couture Meets High Tech Slideshow 6/4/2014 8 comments According to Dutch fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht, fashion lacks microcontrollers. Using microcontrollers, sensors, and 3D printing, Wipprecht believes that the future of fashion is in technology.
Goal-Line Tech Stars in World Cup Slideshow 5/24/2014 12 comments Why this year's World Cup is not to be missed: innovative goal-line technology will help match officials rule for the first time at the football World Cup that kicks off 12th June in Brazil.
IoT on Display at SolidCon Slideshow 5/23/2014 10 comments In the growing Internet of Things, devices that were once strictly mechanical are now blends of hardware and software -- packages of microcontrollers, sensors, and networked software. The result is a connected world full of possibilities for medical, industrial, and commercial verticals.
iFixit: Google’s Project Tango Features Apple Chip Slideshow 4/30/2014 4 comments An iFixit teardown of Google's project Tango finds that a 3D imaging chip from Apple's PrimeSense. The question is whether Apple got the one up on Google with superior technology, or did Google beat Apple to the punch in using the chip first.
Sensors Beyond Megapixels Slideshow 4/25/2014 24 comments Cameras installed everywhere aren't there simply for watching you. They exist to help people, systems, and machines make decisions and take action. For machine vision, more megapixels aren't necessarily the answer.
10 Space Exploration Trends to Watch Slideshow 4/16/2014 14 comments The machines continue to perform splendidly across the solar system. Yet the uncertainty that now besets the American space program stems from Earth-bound policy failures and a singular lack of imagination.
Billion-Dollar BS Degrees Slideshow 4/15/2014 19 comments Can anyone ever get rich, and we mean really rich, with an engineering degree? We asked ourselves that question after Forbes published its most recent list of the top 100 billionaires in the world.
ACE Awards 2014 Celebrate Ecosystem Slideshow 4/6/2014 1 comment AQuantia wins company of the year, AMD's Lisa Su wins executive of the year at EE Times and EDN's ACE Awards ceremony on Tuesday night; Jack Ganssle and ISSCC' Ken Smith and Laura Fujino also honored for achievement.
EE Job Titles of the Future Slideshow 3/24/2014 18 comments In an ever-evolving, complex industry such as electrical engineering, specialties and necessary skill sets are bound to change. EE and computer science professors are changing the way they teach as equipment becomes less expensive, fields merge, and new needs are created.