Maker Movement Turns 10 Slideshow 5/18/2015 8 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 1 comment 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 11 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 14 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.
CES 2015: MEMS that Wearables/IoT Need Slideshow 1/12/2015 2 comments The MEMS Industry Group (MIG) sponsored a day-long conference track at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) called “Sensors and MEMS Technology" which featured how wearable and Internet of Things (IoTs) being enabled by the low-power requirements and unique features of MEMS.
CES Sampler: Selfie Drones, Mobile Health Slideshow 1/6/2015 3 comments There's no place like the International CES to discover a wonderland of devices, services, goodies, and toys fit for every tech lover. We compiled our favorite gadgets from several showcase events, from drones to connected bicycles.
5 Bluetooth Devices for the Body at CES Slideshow 1/6/2015 2 comments Bluetooth Sig's pre-CES media event showcased the latest most interesting Bluetooth-enabled devices: wearables and fitness devices were the stars of the show, with a few neat medical applications making waves.
Inside 8 Hardware Accelerators Slideshow 1/5/2015 4 comments We profile a handful of the top hardware accelerators, a new crop of companies cropping up everywhere, most focused on helping startups build devices for the Internet of Things.
Top Robots for Farmers for 2014 Slideshow 1/2/2015 14 comments Over 60 agricultural robots are in-the-field today, either commercially or in testing for release in 2015-2016. Here are 27 of the top contenders for the autonomous robotic ag of the future.
Battle-hardened veterans of the electronics industry have heard of the “connected car” so often that they assume it’s a done deal. But do we really know what it takes to get a car connected and what its future entails? Join EE Times editor Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of movers and shakers in the connected car business. Executives from Cisco, Siemens and NXP will share ideas, plans and hopes for connected cars and their future. After the first 30 minutes of the radio show, our listeners will have the opportunity to ask questions via live online chat.