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Tesla Crashes BMW-Mobileye-Intel Event
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7/1/2016   1 comment
The three-way partnership event in Munich announcing the development of a standard platform for autonomous driving was somewhat somber and low energy.
U.S. Lacking on Networked Cities List
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7/1/2016   2 comments
Ericsson recently released rankings of connected cities based on their use of information and communication technology. Where do American cities stack?
Friday Quiz: Intelligent Instruments, DMMs Part 1
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7/1/2016   Post a comment
Can you name these "intelligent" DMMs featured in an EDN article from 1982?
Dissecting Phase Change Memory: Atom by Atom, Bond by Bond
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6/30/2016   3 comments
The innovative application of a mix of simulation techniques has provided a team at IBM with a unique ability to view the connection between atomic bond type, drift and electrical conductivity in PCM devices. Results overturn some old ideas of band gap expansion.
Not-So Quiet Race in Wide Band Gap Semiconductor
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6/30/2016   Post a comment
Wide band gap semiconductor materials (diamond, silicon carbide, and gallium nitride) are well positioned to play important roles in the next and future generations of consumer and military/defense electronics capability.
Run a Secure IoT Cloud Server for $8/Year
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6/30/2016   Post a comment
For most small-scale operations and DIY projects, a low-cost Virtual Private Server (VPS) is more than adequate.
Secure your data with Self-Encrypting Drives
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6/29/2016   8 comments
A self-encrypting drive (SED) automatically and continuously encrypts the data on the drive without any user interaction.
IIoT Going Overboard
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6/29/2016   Post a comment
In the industrial Internet of Things, there can be too much of a good thing.
Terahertz Waves for Production-Line Inspection?
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6/28/2016   Post a comment
Using various slices of the RF spectrum for sensing rather than communications has fascinating potential and some impressive implementations, but there are still many significant challenges, especially in the terahertz (sub-mm) band.
Carbon Nanotubes: Been There, Done That?
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6/27/2016   Post a comment
A second wave of CNT consolidation is likely because some key markets are expected to take off faster than others and the rewards are not prone to be spread evenly.
Sensor Expo Highlights Energy Harvesting
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6/27/2016   Post a comment
Using environmental energy to power remote sensor nodes remains a high interest item among system designers, especially those choosing wireless sensor node (WSN) components for remote and/or hazardous locations. At the Sensor Expo conference in Santa Clara, Calif., presenters at an energy harvesting and power symposium agreed that energy harvesting systems still require juggling many variables.
Samsung’s 3D V-NAND 32L vs 48L--Just Vertical Expansion?
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6/27/2016   16 comments
TechInsights discusses the structural differences between Samsung's 32L and 48L 3D V-NAND.
Silicon Valley Becomes U.S Ambassador
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6/24/2016   Post a comment
President Obama suggested Silicon Valley is part of his foreign policy in a session at a startup event that included Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
System Scaling Key to Semiconductor Progress
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6/24/2016   Post a comment
System scaling technologies exist but can't go mainstream until IC designers and manufacturing experts cooperate.
Friday Quiz: RF Power Measurements
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6/24/2016   2 comments
RF and microwave engineers as well as those who design RF modules into products often have to measure transmitter power and power at the receiver.
FAA Commercial Drone Rule to Open for Business
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6/23/2016   Post a comment
The FAA's new drone rule, which takes effect in August, means any number of commercial uses are now possible. That is, once a business owner finds a certified drone pilot.
Wanted: Clinical Pull, Not Tech Push
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6/23/2016   4 comments
Doctors' roles and patients' expectations have dramatically changed over the last decade. Is today's engineering community designing what the healthcare community is looking for?
Columbus, Ohio Gets Smart
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6/22/2016   4 comments
Columbus, Ohio’s smart city plan includes driverless cars, smart signals designed for better traffic and personal transit service including Uber, Car2Go and a new ride-share program.
Thinking Beyond Stop-Start
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6/22/2016   Post a comment
As the country's corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards rise, what are car manufacturers to do?
Universal High-Power AC Inputs: Perk or Pitfall?
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6/22/2016   Post a comment
Alternating current (AC) power is available throughout almost the entire world and provides a convenient power source for many electronics. Unfortunately, the power around the world is not the same in each location. There are different voltage levels and frequencies, depending on where in the world you may be – but is there a better way to design this power supply?
Security Practices for Smart Homes
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6/22/2016   Post a comment
By leveraging proven security mechanisms and protocols, engineers can significantly enhance the security of connected devices in the home.
Take a Video Tour of IMS 2016
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6/21/2016   1 comment
This 10-minute video takes your around the exhibit hall to see products from components to test equipment.
Deep Learning Hits Sweet Note
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6/21/2016   Post a comment
Deep learning is not just about machine vision; there are many other potential applications, including audio property prognostication.
Patent Infringement Cases Just Got Easier
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6/21/2016   Post a comment
In a decision with significant impact for engineers, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that will make it easier to seek enhanced damages in cases of patent infringement.
Virtuoso Embedded System Virtual Device Framework
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6/21/2016   Post a comment
The ability to create a virtual representation of your embedded system and then verify your software in advance of having physical hardware conveys many advantages.
Printed Sensors to Steal Spotlight at Sensors Expo
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6/17/2016   Post a comment
Low-cost printed/flexible/stretchable sensors are the real stars of next week's Sensor Expo.
Maintainability and Serviceability are Design Considerations Too
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6/17/2016   Post a comment
Some designers focus on making their systems look shiny, while neglecting to consider how the system will be maintained and serviced.
Friday Quiz: Effective Number of Bits (ENOB)
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6/17/2016   3 comments
ADCs never deliver the full number of bits specified in brochures and data sheets. That same hold true for digitizers, oscilloscopes, and data-acquisition systems.
Driverless Car on Same Road as 3D TV?
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6/17/2016   20 comments
From startups to leading tech companies, opportunities abound for everyone to pile onto the self-driving bandwagon. But there are endless questions about driverless cars.
Electronics Execs Discuss UK Referendum
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6/16/2016   4 comments
If a random poll of some large and smaller UK electronics companies and relevant trade associations is to be believed, the country is set to remain in the European Union following the momentous referendum taking place on June 23.
A Tribute to the XH558 Vulcan Bomber
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6/16/2016   27 comments
It's a shame that such a powerful yet graceful aircraft had to be created for such a potentially devastating role.
Tech & Compassion Aren't Mutually Exclusive
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6/16/2016   Post a comment
“Compassion” and “kindness” were the stated goals of a tech conference recently held at Stanford Univ. The Health Technology Forum is exploring the intersection of digital innovation and health care.
Naysayers Add Value, Too
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6/16/2016   12 comments
Those who doubt the validity of an engineering project can make you think things through.
IP Business Should Learn from EDA’s Playbook
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6/15/2016   Post a comment
Industry veteran sees parallels between IP's opportunity, EDA's rise.
Consumers Not Excited About Connected Appliances
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6/15/2016   3 comments
Consumers like the idea of connected devices, but many are reluctant to embrace the reality due to security concerns.
Chip Makers Grapple with Self-Driving Cars
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6/15/2016   Post a comment
Self-driving cars and device-level security pose challenges for chip makers that will be discussed at the annual Semicon West event in July.
Amazon’s Increased Logistics Presence Ups Industry Ante
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6/14/2016   Post a comment
Amazon's recent moves in the logistic industry are sending ripples that affect supply chain and electronics companies alike.
USB Type-C in a Micro-B world
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6/14/2016   Post a comment
Until USB Type-C connectors enjoy widespread adoption, one solution is to include both Type-C and Micro-B connectors in one's designs.
EPA Rolls Out EV Charger Efficiency Specification Draft
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6/14/2016   Post a comment
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a first draft program specification focused on improving energy efficiency in Level 1 and Level 2 Electric Vehicle Service Equipment (EVSE).
FD SOI Benefits Rise at 14nm
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6/13/2016   13 comments
Consultant Handel Jones makes the case that companies should move rapidly to 14nm fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD SOI) to use the benefits this technology.
Handling Top-Security Threats for Connected Devices
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6/12/2016   Post a comment
Some design techniques to minimize the risk of a security breach are the principle of least privilege, separation of privilege, and Kerckhoff's principle.
Friday Quiz: Oscilloscope Probes
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6/10/2016   5 comments
Oscilloscopes probes affect circuits. Get used to it.
Smart FPGA Debugging Tools Reduce Validation Times
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6/9/2016   Post a comment
Designers who focus more heavily on an FPGA's debug capabilities before they select their next device can reduce development cycles and costs while significantly speeding time to market.
Diversity Comes to Hot Chips
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6/9/2016   Post a comment
This year’s program is as diverse as it’s ever been. There should be something for everyone.
First-Hand Experiences using Hardware Emulation
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6/8/2016   Post a comment
The 2016 Mentor Graphics' User Group boasted five technical sessions focused on emulation.
ESC Silicon Valley 2016 -- Call for Speakers Is Open
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6/8/2016   3 comments
Our goal is to deliver a unique and highly useful educational experience for embedded designers involved in developing electronics products and systems.
Forces Driving Semi Mergers & Acquisitions
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6/8/2016   1 comment
The driving force for consolidation is typically the efficiencies achieved through economies of scale with larger volume. Not so with the semiconductor industry.
S-Parameter Data Isn't Always Enough
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6/8/2016   Post a comment
When modeling and simulating DC/DC converters, capacitors, and inductors, the data you get from data sheets is't always sufficient to measure component values. Here's a way to fix the problem.
Samsung Bendable Smartphones May Come In 2017
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6/8/2016   Post a comment
Samsung is preparing smartphones with bendable displays for early 2017.
WWDC: Apple's Chance to Open Up To Keep Up
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6/7/2016   1 comment
Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference kicks off next week. While the company will likely introduce new products, what it really needs is a new attitude.
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