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Makers, Robots Drive STEM
12/1/2015   3 comments
A combination of the maker movement and robotics is preparing children for a future in which innovation and creativity will be more important than ever.
Time to Embrace Plastic ARMs?
12/1/2015   Post a comment
ARM may be the most successful semiconductor company ever produced by Europe in global influence and current market capitalization.
Automotive Fatality: Is Connectivity Killing Us?
12/1/2015   9 comments
Given that taking connectivity away from drivers is nearly impossible (well, it won’t happen), what is the key to reducing accidents?
Make HUDs to Inform, Not Entertain
11/30/2015   Post a comment
The head up displays now becoming popular in automotive design need to avoid feature creep.
Cyber Monday for Test Equipment?
11/30/2015   7 comments
And you thought Cyber Monday was just for consumer electronics.
Marconi Back on the Airwaves
11/30/2015   Post a comment
The Marconi company brand to get a new life on a brand of digital radios, courtesy of a small but fast-growing UK company.
Friday Quiz: Identify That 1998 Test Instrument
11/27/2015   6 comments
Can you identify these 9 test instruments advertised in Test & Measurement World in 1998?
Supply Chain Proves Critical for Black Friday Success
11/27/2015   Post a comment
Advanced supply chain planning is critical to success on the biggest consumer electronics buying weekend of the year.
Keep On Leaping Until At Least 2023
11/25/2015   2 comments
Expect UTC to keep the leap second for at least another eight years.
IoT Meets 40,000 Streetlights
11/24/2015   3 comments
What would you build if you could get access to 40,000 streetlights?
Thermal Analysis of PCB Mounted Small Outline Packages
11/22/2015   Post a comment
How thermal analysis tools can be used for testing and evaluating the small outline packages found on reduced-sized PCBs in modern consumer devices.
Friday Quiz: Low-Current Measurements
11/20/2015   4 comments
Low-level current measurements are important for designing and testing battery-operated devices and their components.
Clever ICs Improve on Diode's Simplicity
11/20/2015   2 comments
Simple is good, as diodes have proven many times, but an IC-based enhancement can sometimes produce far superior performance.
The Case for Local Intelligence in IoT-Centric Surveillance Devices
11/19/2015   Post a comment
The crossover between IoT and surveillance requires that edge devices like security cameras get connected and get smart.
Will IoT Make Taxing the Internet Inevitable?
11/19/2015   Post a comment
Following Ben Franklin's logic, if IoT is as inevitable as death, taxes are sure to follow. Have we been living in a fool's paradise with regard to the Internet?
Editor’s Repair, Reliability Rant Oblivious to Product Reality
11/19/2015   14 comments
"Products should be repairable" is a nice thought, but how practical is that objective for today's high-performance, tightly packed consumer products?
Rising Engineering Star: Where Are They Now?
11/18/2015   Post a comment
Design News caught up recently with Justine Haupt, the 2014 recipient of our Rising Engineering Star award. What has she been up to?
What Keeps a Startup CEO Awake at Night
11/18/2015   Post a comment
Most startup CEOs will tell you that they find their job exhilarating and very demanding. The job is challenging and here's why.
Oscilloscopes Find ECU Problems Caused by EMI
11/18/2015   1 comment
Engineers at Hitachi use oscilloscopes to monitor the health of engine-control units during immunity tests, but such tests require isolated signals.
Could Qualcomm Be China's Next Target?
11/17/2015   Post a comment
After recent events, could Qualcomm now be vulnerable to an approach from an ambitious Chinese investor?
Top 5 Medical Device Dangers to Avoid in 2016
11/17/2015   3 comments
Top medical device technology risks cited in ECRI’s annual roundup of health technology hazards provide good lessons and design challenges for engineers.
FPGA Interfaces Speeding Up
11/16/2015   18 comments
IBM and Xilinx have joined the race to bring FPGA accelerators to data centers. The problem they and their competitors have yet to solve is delivering an easy-to-use standard interface for them, according to a Red Hat executive.
Menta eFPGAs Win Over E.U.
11/16/2015   2 comments
Menta offers electronic design tools (EDA) tools that enable you to put an FPGA accelerator on any chip you want.
Chinese Spending All-Out on HPCs
11/16/2015   10 comments
China wins top spot again and nearly triples its number of systems on the TOP500 list of supercomputers. The number of supercomputers in U.S. falls to lowest point ever--201 down from 231 in July 2015.
Tag Heuer Unveils $1,500 Luxury Android Smartwatch
11/16/2015   Post a comment
Traditional watchmaker Tag Heuer is aiming to appeal to high-end clients looking for an alternative to the Apple Watch.
Challenges to Widespread IoT deployment
11/13/2015   Post a comment
Immediate opportunities for the highly anticipated IoT market are not in consumer applications, but in industrial IoT and security it demands.
Google's Self-Driving Car Busted For Driving Too Slow
11/13/2015   Post a comment
How do you ask a self-driving car if it knew how fast it was going? Google's autonomous vehicle and it operators find out the hard way in Mountain View.
Friday Quiz: Signal Conditioning
11/13/2015   14 comments
Most sensors need signal conditioning, but which kind goes with which sensor?
Android, Chrome OS Merger: Why It Makes Sense
11/13/2015   Post a comment
Google has not confirmed reports that it intended to merge Chrome OS and Android. Is the idea really that far-fetched? Here's how the resulting products of such a marriage would be beneficial to users and the enterprise.
Is Detroit Dead Meat?
11/12/2015   17 comments
Calling Detroit’s auto industry ‘dead meat’ presumes that car OEMs lack the skills to develop software-centric cars. I don’t disagree. But any conclusion that requires an almost blind faith in Google and Apple makes me leery.
Hardware Emulation: One Tool Fits All
11/11/2015   Post a comment
This is the only verification tool that can be used successfully in virtually all segments of the semiconductor industry to achieve multiple verification objectives.
Drone Wars Pit Nvidia vs. Q’comm
11/11/2015   Post a comment
Nvidia joins Qualcomm this week launching a board to pilot consumer drones based on a mobile SoC. Get ready for a dogfight.
Five Bad Marketing Habits to Stop in 2016
11/11/2015   31 comments
Use these tips when trying to convince engineers to buy your equipment or components.
Cisco, Ericsson Flirt with Merger
11/9/2015   4 comments
In a rapidly consolidating tech industry, sometimes the biggest players are at a disadvantage. Such is the case with Cisco Systems and Ericsson the world’s biggest makers of infrastructure for wired and cellular networks.
AOCs Move Into Consumer Products, Need Lab and Production Tests
11/8/2015   Post a comment
With data rates for consumer products now at 10 Gbits/s, optical cables are moving out of the datacenter and into the home. Testing throughout design and manufacturing assures robust USB and Thunderbolt connections.
A Look at Metal eFuses
11/8/2015   3 comments
TechInsights reverse engineers chips to understand how they are made and in some cases why certain structures are the way they are. This article examines two electrically blown fuse structures (eFuse) used in metal gate logic processes. This first eFuse structure that we look at is made by Intel and the second by TSMC.
Friday Quiz: Oscilloscope Measurements
11/6/2015   Post a comment
Oscilloscopes and their probes affect your measurements. Test your knowledge of why that happens.
Autonomous Vehicles Vs. Helping Humans Drive Better
11/5/2015   2 comments
For automakers, creating self-driving cars may be an appealing technical challenge, but creating better-driving cars is a more attainable goal. In a report released Nov. 3, global consultancy McKinsey suggests that technology for helping drivers navigate is likely to become critical for car buyers.
PNI Out Googled Android
11/4/2015   1 comment
PNI Sensor Corp. is selling sensor hubs--like every other MEMS maker--but with a twist, compatibility with Google growing list of mandates, plus the ability to create custom sensor-fusion recognition algorithms to differentiate products and still pass Google's rigorous compatibility test suite (CTS).
VW Feigns 'Transparency' With New CO2 Problems
11/4/2015   17 comments
Here are six reasons why VW’s new disclosure – on understated CO2 emissions -- is even more devastating to the company, markets, and consumers.
Apple's iRing...A Bit Late
11/3/2015   9 comments
OK, I am a bit late writing about the “iRing” patent application that was published at the start of October, but that is life. Armed with this set of information I had some fun thinking about what Apple might be telling us about an iRing’s potential.
I Should Have Thought of That Sooner
11/3/2015   5 comments
When developing a new product, develop the sales brochure first.
IoT Promises ROI, Hurdles for IT
11/2/2015   Post a comment
A recent survey commissioned by Aeris shows that executives are finding the Internet of Things to be an ally in helping reach their business objectives and stay ahead of the competition, but it also uncovered that IoT’s true value has yet to be fully realized.
Breaking Down Power, Efficiency Trends
11/2/2015   Post a comment
We all know that every microwatt counts in consumer electronics, particularly in mobile devices. There is plenty of lip service paid to the need for more efficient power conversion and less power-hungry devices, but there is typically very little content devoted to digging into just what those needs mean and how we can achieve them.
Confluence of Tech Grows Virtualization Market for OEMs
11/2/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, designers, architects, engineers, and even health care professionals are turning to remote graphics virtualization.
Makers: Why The Electronics Industry Needs to Pay Attention
10/30/2015   1 comment
To get ahead, OEMs need to be thinking about how to work with these innovators.
Complex SoCs: Early Use of Physical Design Info Shortens Timing Closure
10/30/2015   Post a comment
Chip designs are becoming so complex that they are extremely difficult to implement in the physical design stage. Predicting trouble spots beforehand is paramount.
Friday Quiz: 802.11ac
10/30/2015   3 comments
IEEE 802.11ac is taking hold in wireless networks at homes and in public places. How much do you know about it's performance and specifications?
Vote for Best ARM-Based Product
10/28/2015   Post a comment
The ARM TechCon Innovation Challenge has announced the finalists, and its your turn to choose the Reader’s Choice Winner.
Manufacturer's Definition of ‘Made in USA’ Costs Big Bucks
10/28/2015   Post a comment
The "Made in USA" label does not always mean the same thing to companies as to the Federal Trade Commission.
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