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Friday Quiz: Bipolar Transistors
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11/28/2014   5 comments
Remember basic transistor physics? Let's see if you really do.
Potential Pot of Gold in Mobile Marketing
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11/28/2014   Post a comment
Fasten your seat belts. Marketing via mobile devices will be $15 billion industry in 2019.
Nexus 6 Vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Phablet Deathmatch
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11/27/2014   Post a comment
There's never been a better time to buy a big-screened phone. Here's how the Google Nexus 6 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus stack up.
Europe vs. Google
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11/26/2014   22 comments
Google may not give much thanks for the gift Europe is about to hand it on Thanksgiving this year.
Stephen Hawking: How He Speaks & Spells
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11/26/2014   14 comments
The technology that helped resurrect the life of Stephen Hawking after the physicist was stricken by Lou Gehrig's disease.
Supercapacitors: A New Hero in the Spotlight
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11/26/2014   1 comment
Today’s supercapacitors are being used to replace rechargeable batteries in applications such as electric/hybrid vehicles, wearables, and more.
Your Part in the Recovery
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11/25/2014   4 comments
Engineers and innovators are central to the slow but ongoing economic recovery, a top economist told a recent gathering of semiconductor executives.
It's Alive! The 3D Printing of Living Tissues
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11/25/2014   6 comments
Within a generation, we likely will not just hear of things like 3D-printed hearts serving as models, but as real, functioning organs.
Reading Memory: Diagnostics, Datacenters & Failures
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11/25/2014   1 comment
Here’s a roundup of recent design articles that are relevant to those working with or on memory technologies
Reduce Noise When Making M-PHY Measurements
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11/25/2014   Post a comment
To make useful measurements on M-PHY Gear 3, you need a low-noise measurement system because of the low-amplitude signals.
Scaling Up Text Rendering on Scaled-Down Devices
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11/24/2014   1 comment
The need to support a widening range of languages and font sizes is pushing the bitmap approach up against the tight resource constraints in low-end devices.
What Is Design-to-Cost & Why Does It Matter?
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11/24/2014   2 comments
Design-to-Cost should be part of your design process. With a committed team and the right tools, you can reduce product costs and improve your competitive position.
Broadband Demand Hits the High Seas
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11/24/2014   5 comments
Cruise ship operators Royal Caribbean and Carnival are exploring new ways to provide on-board Internet access, highlighting advances in remote connectivity.
Creating an 8x8x8 3D LED Cube: The Base PCB
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11/21/2014   17 comments
Creating an 8x8x8 3D tri-color LED cube from the ground up involves a variety of tasks, including designing the base PCB on which the cube will be mounted.
Allocating MCU Resources Accurately
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11/21/2014   12 comments
When you need a new MCU and new I/O for a project, how do you choose among the many and confusing alternatives?
AMD Integrates X86, GPU & I/O
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11/21/2014   Post a comment
Early next year, AMD will ship Carrizo, its most integrated x86 processor to date, combining I/O with -- in some versions -- new x86 and GPU cores.
Test Your Way to a Better IoT
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11/21/2014   Post a comment
Better design and test procedures will lead to much lower maintenance costs than for systems where those precautions have not been taken.
How to Help STEM the Tide of Unfilled Tech Jobs
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11/21/2014   18 comments
How do we inspire the next generation to be creators, not just consumers, of technology?
Culture Is King in Job Search
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11/21/2014   15 comments
Programmers, web developers, and software engineers often assume that technical skills land jobs and lead to career success, but in today’s startup landscape, company culture is king.
Friday Quiz: More Radar
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11/21/2014   Post a comment
An EE Times reader submitted our second Friday quiz about radar.
The Messe U-Bahn Crush Business Indicator
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11/20/2014   Post a comment
Electronica's healthy glow means good things for Europe's electronics sector.
What Are You Wearing?
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11/20/2014   6 comments
The wearables market is at $6 billion this year and is expected to rise to $33 billion by 2019. What are you wearing? What will you be wearing soon?
Qualcomm Takes Aim at Servers
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11/20/2014   8 comments
Qualcomm has become the sixth company to announce plans to build ARM-based server SoCs, likely focusing at least in part on opportunities in wireless infrastructure.
FPGA-Based Prototyping: Big Design – Small Budget?
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11/19/2014   Post a comment
Recent advancements in partitioning, debug, and scalability have made FPGA-based prototyping the ideal solution for even the largest ASIC/SoC designs.
H-1B Visas: What to Expect in 2015
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11/19/2014   12 comments
Demand for new H-1B visas will continue to outstrip supply -- likely by an even wider margin -- in 2015. Here's guidance for employers and employees.
Secure Software Needs a Process
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11/19/2014   5 comments
Processes exist but have yet to be broadly applied for developing reliable and secure software, says Dave Hughes, founder of HCC Embedded.
Pico Computing Takes SC14 by Storm With HMC-Based Products
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11/18/2014   5 comments
The big thing in the Hybrid Memory Cube space that Pico Computing is unveiling at SC14 is the EX-850, which includes a single Xilinx UltraScale device and 8 HMCs.
UWB Returns as a GPS for IoT
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11/18/2014   Post a comment
Ultrawideband technology (a.k.a. impulse radio) is staging a comeback as a technique to add localization for a wide range of uses in the Internet of Things.
RTL Power Estimation: The Pursuit of Perfection
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11/18/2014   1 comment
Getting to really useful RTL power estimation is hard work and requires constantly refining correlation at the component level, at the module level, and at the detailed architectural level.
Het Nets, Indoor Coverage Drive LTE-A Test
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11/18/2014   Post a comment
As demand for mobile data increases, LTE-A is being deployed to meet that demand, but it will need help from small, local cells.
Ethernet Revs Base-T Rates
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11/14/2014   Post a comment
A standard in the works called Enterprise Access BASE-T is meant to support next-generation WiFi access points.
Stuxnet 'Patient Zero' Attack Targets Revealed
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11/14/2014   Post a comment
Researchers name five Iranian industrial control systems companies attacked in 2009-2010, and they question whether USB sticks were really the method of infection.
Friday Quiz: Eye Diagrams & Jitter
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11/14/2014   11 comments
DesignCon 2015 is coming. It's time to learn about oscilloscopes, jitter, and signal integrity.
Why Samsung Dragged Nvidia’s Customer in GPU Fight
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11/13/2014   12 comments
The Korean electronics giant countersued Nvidia in graphics IP fight, and dragged Nvidia customer Velocity Micro into the fight.
Not-Spots Now... Really?
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11/13/2014   3 comments
The Battle of Britain: Political attempts to stamp out the not-spot run afoul of the Home Office.
Plunify's InTime Now Supports Altera FPGAs & SoCs
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11/13/2014   Post a comment
InTime is design optimization software that harnesses computing resources and machine learning to rapidly generate optimized strategies for solving FPGA design problems.
That Simple Sense Resistor Isn't So Simple
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11/12/2014   18 comments
Using a low-value sense resistor is a common technique for measuring current through a load, but applying even this simple component for such a basic, straightforward application has its subtleties and tradeoffs.
Disciplined Test Capacity Investment
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11/12/2014   Post a comment
The drive toward more disciplined test capacity investments started after the dot-com bubble.
Using a Differential Probe to Troubleshoot EMI
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11/11/2014   2 comments
Differential probes let you measure across components without having them connected to "ground," the reference voltage of your system.
CDOs Replace CIOs? I'm Not Buying It
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11/10/2014   Post a comment
Marketing-minded chief digital officers aren't technical enough to lead the changes that companies need to make.
From Analog to Digital to Analog: Security Is the Binder
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11/10/2014   1 comment
EE Times Europe's show guide has the buzz on this week's Electronica show in Germany.
Qualcomm: More Trouble Ahead
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11/7/2014   14 comments
If Qualcomm reported a good fourth quarter and cheery guidance for the next quarter and fiscal year, why did its share price plummet?
Plan Long Term for Industrial Internet Security
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11/7/2014   Post a comment
With industrial control systems becoming network-connected, security risks rise and will need a long-term solution.
Silego Poised to Announce GPAK4 Mixed-Signal FPGA
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11/7/2014   13 comments
The really exciting "hot off the press" and "you read it here first" news is that Silego is poised to announce a new GPAK4 family of mixed-signal FPGAs.
Friday Quiz: PAM4 Modulation
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11/7/2014   4 comments
PAM4 has been a topic at DesignCon and OFC; see how to test PAM4 signals at DesignCon 2015.
NXP Gives Android Its Apple Pay
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11/6/2014   2 comments
NXP, having worked with Apple on Apple Pay, now launches its PN66T module for secure NFC mobile transactions -- for Android.
Will You Buy Accident-Free Cars?
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11/6/2014   23 comments
I've often thought of driver assistance systems as high-end "fancy features" -- more convenient than necessary. Can a case be made?
Only 11 Real Audio Designers in the World? Do You Really Need a DSP?
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11/6/2014   22 comments
Is it true that there are only 11 real audio designers in the world? Are today's low-cost, high-performance general-purpose microcontrollers pretenders to the DSP throne?
Video Insights for IoT Designs
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11/5/2014   Post a comment
Limited or expensive network bandwidth drives a number of considerations for video systems designed for the Internet of Things.
Should Information Be Free?
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11/5/2014   35 comments
In the case of trade magazines like EDN and EETimes, readers obtain information for free. By comparison, books can be quite pricey (and possibly unaffordable when translated into foreign currency).
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