What Will Clear Drones for Take off? Blog 7/2/2015 4 comments Executives from Parrot, Qualcomm, small UAV lobby group and ex-FAA chief will join the drone debate at EE Times radio show, 9:00a.m., Pacific time, on Thursday, July 9th.
Selecting Your M&A Banker Blog 6/30/2015 3 comments At some point in the life of a technology startup company, the CEO and the founding team will be confronted with the question of whether to sell the company or not. Hopefully, the question arises in a positive context and comes from an interested buyer driven by the opportunity to deploy the new technology to a much larger user base.
DoT Call for Proposals, Registration Open Blog 6/30/2015 Post a comment The IoT, wearables, and 3D printing-focused Designers of Things conference has also partners with the IPSO Alliance to call on entrepreneurs, makers, students, and professional engineers to submit designs using IP.
New Architectures Target 5G Power Needs Blog 6/30/2015 Post a comment The next generation of mobile telephony is not so far away with 5G cellular networks expected to be deployed by 2020. New and advanced architectures will be needed for energy efficiency and software-defined power architectures hold promise for reducing overall network energy consumption while supporting massive increases in data traffic and number of users.
Ben Hacks Hardware Pinball Blog 6/24/2015 Post a comment The element14 Ben Heck Show went on the road at the Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) with a special challenge on display--the Super Space Shuttle built with a single Freescale microcontroller. So far, yours truly got the highest score at FTF of 70,000, at least for the first day.
Cloud RAN Rains Small Cells Blog 6/24/2015 1 comment A cellular network operator shares a case study of success using a cloud radio access (C-RAN) 4G LTE network built using small cell base stations.
Ethernet Opens Door to PAM4 Blog 6/17/2015 Post a comment The relatively new and complex PAM4 modulation scheme has been adopted for some aspects of the 400 Gbit/second Ethernet standard, setting a direction for new silicon development.
Philae’s Alive!! Blog 6/16/2015 8 comments European Space Agency's Rosetta mission is back on as Philae lander reawakens on its comet after withstanding months spent in seriously sub-zero temperatures.
Google Defines an IoT Layer Blog 6/16/2015 11 comments TCP/IP is very good at facilitating communication, but what the end nodes say to each other has largely been left as an exercise for the user. It may be about time for that to change.
10nm Chips Promise Lower Costs Blog 6/15/2015 36 comments The challenges in the supply chain logistics for semiconductors continue to increase, but the 10nm node will give one more opportunity to gain large benefits from technology scaling.
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.