Which HDL Coding Style is Best? Flash Poll 9/25/2015 5 comments When capturing ASIC/SoC/FPGA designs in Verilog or VHDL, different people prefer different coding styles. Some prefer to have keywords in uppercase and user-defined signals and variables in lowercase; others prefer things the opposite way round. Which is the best coding style to use?
What stops you from launching your startup? Flash Poll 9/5/2015 Post a comment As we reveal 2015 EE Times Silicon 60 startup list, tell us why you are or aren't involved in your own startup. Drop your questions for our live radio show (Sept. 8) as we talk to venture capitalists about current environment for hardware startups.
Where will the growth be in IoT? Flash Poll 5/14/2015 2 comments GSA published a report Internet of Things, where 48 percent of the CEOs interviewed thought IoT would be one of the top three growth drivers for the semiconductor industry and 17 percent ranked it first. What do you think will be the top driver of semiconductor industry in near term (5 years)?
Designing for Power Savings Flash Poll 8/27/2014 1 comment Saving power, using less power -- it's all an important part of modern computing. Help us understand what techniques engineers expect to be using in the near future to produce the most power savings.
Power Sources for Wearables Flash Poll 8/8/2014 1 comment How do you keep a wearable product up and running without creating just another cursèd device to plug in every day? Obviously, power efficiencies will be designed into devices, but what power source will help untether device owners from daily plug-in chores?
Involvement in Internet of Things Flash Poll 5/27/2014 Post a comment Whether you are a engineer designing electronic devices or creating and selling the building blocks of devices, you may find your work shifting more toward the IoT’s low-power, connected devices. How deep is your present involvement in IoT development?
When will Moore's Law end? Flash Poll 3/28/2014 16 comments As we get closer to the limits of what physics and lithography tools will allow, here's your chance to see what your colleagues think will happen with Moore's Law.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.