Friday Quiz: Massive MIMO, Part 1 Blog 4/29/2016 Post a comment Massive MIMO is one of the technologies under development for 5G cellular communications. It's still in the simulation and demonstration stage, but you should start learning about it now.
3D Printing Goes Mainstream Blog 4/27/2016 1 comment 3D printing has serious uses now and promises to revitalize production by bringing creative designs and small-lot printing to many industries.
Bell Labs Forecasts Mobile Capacity Crunch Blog 4/27/2016 Post a comment A Bell Labs study says overall cellular traffic generated by IoT devices will only account for 2% of total mobile traffic by 2020, the real pick-up coming when video-enabled sensors and cameras begin to predominate.
Calculating An R-C Snubber Blog 4/26/2016 4 comments Most power supply designers have encountered ringing in switch-mode converters. This ringing can generate radiated and conducted noise, cause circuit jitter, over-stress components, and create excessive dissipation. This is often a major concern in applications such as audio, processor power, and any design that requires electromagnetic interference (EMI) qualification.
WiFi Finally Ready for 60 GHz Blog 4/20/2016 5 comments The 60 GHz version of WiFi is finally starting to gain traction with a number of OEMs and chip set vendors for a variety of applications, according to the author of a new report on the subject.
Dealing with the “R” Word Blog 4/20/2016 17 comments Most young working people never think about retirement--it’s far off and planning can happen later. But life doesn’t always give us the time frames we want.
NASA To Refuel Satellites Blog 4/19/2016 2 comments When satellites break or run out of fuel, they become useless space junk. NASA now may have a solution to the refueling issue.
Follow the Money: Faraday Future Blog 4/15/2016 18 comments Faraday Future held its $1 billion EV factory ground breaking ceremony Wednesday. A day after the big event, it turns out that Faraday Future’s money still hadn’t hit escrow account of the Governor's Office of Economic Development in Nevada.
FPGA Debug in the Modern World Blog 4/11/2016 Post a comment A versatile, iterative, and incremental debug methodology allows FPGA designers to deliver debugged designs quickly and easily ensuring design integrity and robustness.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.