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Big Data & IoT Incite Complexity in Semi Industry
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10/22/2014   Post a comment
Moving forward, semiconductor industry trends can be predicted by the 3V model of big data -- Velocity, Variety, and Volume.
Moving Towards Requirements-Driven Verification & Test
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10/22/2014   Post a comment
A evaluation of the pros, cons, and potential obstacles to Requirements-Driven Verification and Test.
DesignCon Trick for a Treat Contest Opens
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10/22/2014   Post a comment
Got a quick design trick to share with the EDN/EETimes community? Now's your chance to show off. DesignCon has opened its Trick for a Treat giveaway.
Solving a 49-Year-Old Conundrum
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10/21/2014   13 comments
Based on the technology available to a 10-year-old boy in 1965, can anyone solve Ivan's 49-year-old conundrum?
Circular Marketing
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10/21/2014   12 comments
Nanette Collins continues on her brave quest to educate engineers as to the value of good PR and marketing.
Swapfests: Good Sources of Used Test Equipment
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10/21/2014   16 comments
You can always find vintage test equipment such as meters and oscilloscopes, many from companies that are long gone.
Understanding Peak Floating-Point Performance Calculations
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10/20/2014   6 comments
FPGAs with hardened floating-point DSP blocks are now available, providing up to 10,000 GFLOPs in high-end devices.
CodinGame Helps Hone Programming Skills
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10/20/2014   Post a comment
CodinGame's forthcomoing challenge will involve developers from around the world competing in the creation of a tool that gamifies the process of recruiting and interviewing for high-tech jobs.
Knobs and Buttons Are Toast, Long Live the Pinch
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10/19/2014   22 comments
Knobs and buttons still rule as instrument controls, but smartphone and tablet controls eventually will take over.
How to Diagnose Failed Memory
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10/17/2014   1 comment
With a purpose-built MBIST controller, both test application and data collection can be done on-chip at full operational clock speeds in the GHz range.
Friday Quiz: Radar
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10/17/2014   Post a comment
Test your knowledge on this old -- yet up-and-coming -- technology.
24 More: Moving From Arduino to 32 Bits
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10/16/2014   13 comments
Brian Carrigan, a blogger from the former Microcontroller Central, offered this advice for those stepping up to 32-bit MCUs (originally published Aug. 7, 2012).
DDR Memory Testing Using Interposers
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10/16/2014   2 comments
Chip interposers are designed for probing extremely close to memory components and are essential tools for working with DDR memory devices.
Microservers Brew in Europe's Labs
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10/16/2014   1 comment
At least four microserver projects are brewing in European labs, testing out a variety of processor, system, and software architectures, one researcher reports.
Impedance Measurements Stabilize Op-Amp Buffers
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10/16/2014   Post a comment
In-circuit measurements on an op-amp's impedance reveal how to select compensating resistors and capacitors.
HP Makes Real-Time Processing Real With Help From TI
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10/15/2014   1 comment
This is the new style of IT. Developers can now innovate in the same way as companies like PayPal and Swoop Search.
High-Reliability FPGA Designs
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10/15/2014   6 comments
FPGA developers need to build highly reliable systems to address growing market needs.
Data Speeds Keep Going Up
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10/15/2014   Post a comment
The network infrastructure is business critical and requires testing at the physical layer and protocol layers for speeds up to 400 Gbits/s.
Why Infineon’s 200mm Fabs Matter
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10/14/2014   9 comments
A recent visit to Infineon's 200mm fabs in Dresden is surprising on two levels: the company's commitment to its older fabs and the level of "factory automation" it has pulled off.
What About MEMs?
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10/14/2014   Post a comment
Let's take a look at what's happening at older technologies, and the innovation there that is also driving advanced modeling techniques. The designs Carey Robertson wants to discuss involve circuits utilizing MEMs.
Nobels Should Celebrate Invention and Optimization
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10/14/2014   6 comments
We should celebrate both inventions and efficient optimizations of them, says Wally Rhines, CEO of Mentor Graphics and co-author of a 1974 patent on the blue LED, passed over recently by the Nobel committee.
Manufacturing RRAM: Challenges & Opportunities
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10/14/2014   1 comment
Resistive memory technologies involving simple two-terminal devices can be integrated into backend metal layers to provide an elegant solution for meeting density, capacity, and cost challenges.
China Leads the Charge Into Ultra HDTV – Really?
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10/14/2014   6 comments
What’s driving the rampant hyperbole over the size and growth of the Ultra HDTV market? Market analysts’ answers range from China’s growing affluent consumer base to the pricing strategies of consumer electronic giants pushing the next wave of product onto eager consumers worldwide.
What's Wrong With Marchionne's EV Comments?
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10/14/2014   47 comments
Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has again committed the colossal sin of speaking plainly, and electric vehicle advocates aren’t happy about it.
Biology, Deceit & Security in the Internet of Things
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10/13/2014   2 comments
Biology-inspired and deceit-based strategies offer new ways to think about defense against Internet of Things (IoT) "pathogens" at a system-level.
Consumer & Defense Technologies Converge on RF Test Equipment
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10/13/2014   3 comments
Wireless technologies used in consumer and defense electronics are driving the need for spectrum analyzers and signal generators with higher frequencies and wider bandwidths.
Friday Quiz: Forgotten Test-Equipment Companies
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10/10/2014   3 comments
Where have these test-equipment companies gone? Do you still have their equipment?
Where Do You Get Inspiration for Creative Work?
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10/9/2014   17 comments
Do you have a place that provides you inspiration and energy? Do you have a retreat that supports your most creative efforts and your best output?
Encrypting Telecoms
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10/9/2014   6 comments
The introduction of an IP core optimized for OTN systems lets equipment manufacturers differentiate their products with cost-effective, low-latency security features.
Apple HealthKit Has Good Prognosis
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10/9/2014   2 comments
Apple's new mobile health platform looks like too good an opportunity for developers to pass up, but it is not without its open questions and competitors.
Nobel Physics Fracas
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10/8/2014   1 comment
As reported, three Japanese-born researchers are to share the $1.1 million prize for their work inventing the blue LED. But questions have been asked as to why Professor Nick Holonyak, the "Father of the LED," was overlooked.
Beyond Li-ion: Design Challenges of New Battery Chemistries for Mobile Devices
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10/8/2014   Post a comment
Higher-energy-density batteries will soon become a necessity for handset manufacturers, but adopting them at the component level will not be a straightforward process.
IPC-2581B Facilitates Quickturn PCB Fabrication
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10/7/2014   3 comments
If designers realized how they could save time and expense by submitting a project in ODB++ or -- better yet -- in IPC-2581B format, they would quickly make the migration.
Mistakes Have Value
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10/7/2014   9 comments
In engineering education, students often learn more by tackling real-world problems and making mistakes themselves than simply being told the "right way."
Chip Makers Face Scaling Hurdles
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10/7/2014   1 comment
Chip makers and their vendors need to collaborate more than ever if they are to overcome challenges scaling semiconductors, said speakers at a recent forum.
Smart Cities Merge IoT, Cloud
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10/7/2014   Post a comment
A research collaboration in Europe and Japan is trying to create smarter cities by using tools that merge cloud computing with the Internet of Things.
10 Tips for Writing a Great Conference Paper
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10/6/2014   5 comments
Your proposal for a paper has been accepted to the conference. Now what?
Cx: A New Language for Hardware Design & Verification
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10/6/2014   25 comments
Cx (formerly C~) is a new language for hardware design and verification that is at an intermediate level of abstraction between RTL and HLS.
What's in a Name?
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10/6/2014   Post a comment
What is it about numbering systems for products? There seems to be a desire to make a chronology fit a marketing strategy, but it can be a tricky business.
Replacing the Human Touch
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10/6/2014   5 comments
Is a robotic pick and place arm or an inline system better when it comes to automating in-circuit test?
Why Turn Cars Into Smartphones?
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10/3/2014   14 comments
Nowadays, no trade show ends without producing a plethora of "car-becomes-smartphone" stories. This week's Paris Motor Show is no exception. But really, why should a car turn into a smartphone?
The Sounds & Sights of Productivity
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10/3/2014   42 comments
A number of studies indicate that there are benefits to introducing some auditory stimulation, though what form this should take depends on which line of reasoning you follow.
EV Makers Await More Battery Innovation
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10/3/2014   13 comments
Electric vehicle batteries are progressing rapidly, but there’s still no sign on the horizon that the technology is going to revolutionize the auto industry anytime soon, experts said recently at The Battery Show in Detroit.
Carbon Nanotubes in Memory & Storage Devices
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10/3/2014   Post a comment
Carbon nanotubes have various uses in building the memory and storage technologies of tomorrow.
Myo: More Muscle For Wearables?
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10/3/2014   Post a comment
Myo armband aspires to become the mouse of the mobile world, but it has a way to go to get there.
Should We Care if AM Radio Fades Out?
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10/3/2014   65 comments
How the cycle has turned: Putting an AM radio into a car was a big advance in the 1920s and 1930s; now, auto vendors are considering eliminating the radio as a standard or even optional feature, due to declining user need and listenership.
Friday Quiz: More Measurement Units
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10/3/2014   2 comments
Our first Friday Quiz on measurement units (Sept. 19) was so popular, we're running another one.
Behind Success of India’s Mars Orbiter
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10/2/2014   20 comments
The Mars Orbiter Mission, India's first interplanetary mission, entered the Red Planet's orbit last week. Here's how the Indian space odyssey began in the 1980s and paved the way for today's success.
Crusty Bits: The Ultimate Hobbyist Electronics Lab
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10/2/2014   26 comments
After retiring and leaving London to move into Crusty Mansion, EETimes community member Crusty created his dream electronics laboratory, but now he's a man on a mission.
Power Design the Cognitive Layering Way
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10/2/2014   6 comments
Chris Rowen coins the term "cognitive layering," where an IoT class device is usually quiescent, waiting for something to happen, such as a sensor or timer triggering.
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