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Friday Quiz: Specifying Power Supplies, Part 2
1/27/2017   4 comments
We continue our power-supply quiz with four more questions. Do you agree with the answers?
FPGA-Based AI System Recognizes Faces at 1,000 Images per Second
1/26/2017   15 comments
There is tremendous potential for facial recognition technology, such as informing visually impaired persons if someone they know is approaching them.
MRAM Gains More Steam
1/26/2017   7 comments
Spin Transfer Technologies' delivery of functional MRAM samples is one more indication of emerging memory technology's momentum.
Do-It-Yourself Strain Relief: A Necessary Task
1/25/2017   1 comment
Basics like strain relief are critical to the long-term reliability of cables and connectors: Neglect it and you could have an unpleasant surprise; anticipate it and you could be a happy user.
China Goes on an M&A Diet
1/24/2017   2 comments
A decade-long trend of the China government encouraging Chinese businesses to expand globally by acquiring resources, advanced technologies, and distribution channels overseas is hitting a speed bump.
Just How Secure Is Your Car?
1/24/2017   1 comment
Hackers are finding increasingly sophisticated ways to break into cars and control functions from radio to braking. Do carmakers have time to get it right?
From Hardware Emulation to High-Frequency Trading Riding the FPGA Wave
1/23/2017   2 comments
In an interview with Lauro Rizzatti, former CEO of EVE, Luc Burgun, explains how he crossed the bridge between hardware emulation and high-frequency trading.
Trump: Man Without Scruples
1/23/2017   26 comments
The world isn't so sure yet which Trump will show up for the long haul. The Chinese government, too, is still deciding how to react to the new U.S. president.
Q'comm Feels Smartphone Squeeze
1/21/2017   4 comments
The salad days of the smartphone era are over, now stakeholders are fighting over pieces of red meat.
Friday Quiz: Specifying Power Supplies, Part 1
1/20/2017   3 comments
How should you specify your next bench or system power supply? Find out through these questions.
Will Storage Class Memory Disrupt Memory Hierarchy?
1/20/2017   3 comments
Will SCM come to the market and disrupt traditional memory hierarchy?
The Future of FPGAs and the Coming Data Avalanche Per Forbes
1/19/2017   Post a comment
By 2020 it's predicted that there will be as many as 50 billion devices connected to the Internet, each of which will be generating data.
Alexa: Secret Agent or Double-Agent?
1/19/2017   20 comments
I’m now sufficiently intrigued with Amazon Echo and Google Home. But when it comes to an actual purchase, I’m still on the fence. What about you?
IoT Will Grow by Collaboration
1/19/2017   Post a comment
As with most new technologies, growth for the Internet of Things will be linear to start before we hit an inflection point that will lead to mass adoption.
Give Unique Test Gear Some Respect
1/18/2017   2 comments
There is general-purpose test equipment, more-focused test equipment, and some units that address truly unusual and narrow niches.
What Autonomous Driving Implies in 2017
1/18/2017   5 comments
System aware development, industrial application and beyond autonomous, are a few perspectives on 2017 and autonomous driving implications.
Startup Looks to Shake Up IP Paradigm
1/18/2017   Post a comment
A novel concept in semiconductor design is taking shape that could potentially have a dramatic impact on the costs associated with prototyping and building hardware.
5G Radio on Trial in France
1/17/2017   Post a comment
Researchers in France are preparing a trial that will add more grist to the debate over waveforms for the air interface of 5G cellular.
EMC Labs Win Customer Service Awards
1/17/2017   Post a comment
ACIL awards given to DLS Electronic Systems and Washington Labs
Intel Shows Analog Clout at ISSCC
1/17/2017   Post a comment
Intel’s analog experts will get a chance to show how they power processors with billions of transistors at the next month's International Solid State Circuits Conference.
Automakers Sharing Data? When Cars Fly
1/16/2017   4 comments
"HD Mapping” and “Connectivity” (V2V, V2I) are both viewed as indispensable predictive tools for highly automated driving.
Using FPGAs in Mobile Heterogeneous Computing Architectures
1/13/2017   Post a comment
Since "context-aware" systems must be "always on" to track changes in the environment, these capabilities represent a potentially significant drain on system power.
Friday Quiz: Phase-Locked Loops
1/13/2017   4 comments
PLLs have become a mainstay in RF and digital designs.
ISO 26262 Training, A Good Investment
1/12/2017   1 comment
ISO 26262 is a goal-based standard, not a prescriptive standard. Upfront training of design engineers on the standard can go a long way.
IoT Apps Need Good Metadata
1/12/2017   Post a comment
The lack of metadata when collecting sensor data can lead to wrong decisions and missed opportunities for analysis.
Securing Over-The-Air (OTA) Software Updates
1/9/2017   Post a comment
Over-the-air update expert reminds us that the software update process is a critical component in deploying IoT devices.
Dining with Analog Stars
1/7/2017   1 comment
Meet the Analog Aficionados. They are a group of engineers, technicians, students, inventors, scientists, educators and so many more that meets annually at David’s Restaurant in Santa Clara, CA.
2G Sunset a Slow Burn
1/7/2017   6 comments
Subscribers around the world rely on 2G cellular, a still-vital technology for machine–to-machine (M2M) communications and network availability in rural parts of many countries--and that won’t change for some time.
IoT Trumps Mobile App Debates
1/7/2017   Post a comment
While the debate over native versus Web apps continues, the Internet of Things is raising more important questions about the future of software development.
Dawn of the Brain-Gate Era: PCM Electro-Migration Problem Solved
1/7/2017   2 comments
If papers from IEEE's 2016 IEDM in Dec are any indication, it appears the era of PCM and RRAM based brain-gates is upon us. Here's Part I of a 2-Part blog based on IEDM gems.
Intel Optane a Poor Fit for PCs
1/6/2017   10 comments
At CES, Intel made the latest of several attempts to add a flash layer to PCs, an admirable goal but not one well suited to its Optane SSDs.
Friday Quiz: Bluetooth Low Energy
1/6/2017   Post a comment
BLE improves on the original Bluetooth by adding a burst mode. Test your knowledge on BLE in this quiz.
Five Questions Regarding Hardware Emulation's Rising Status
1/5/2017   Post a comment
Here are the answers to the five most common questions posed by chip designers and verification engineers to Dr. Lauro Rizzatti in 2016.
CES: Still a Semiconductor Showcase
1/5/2017   Post a comment
Consumer electronics depends on a variety of analog techniques, not always obvious on colorful 4K TV screens. Among CES exhibitors, it will be wearables that consistently demonstrate their mettle, providing accurate and sensitive signal-conditioning circuits, low power consumption, a versatile development tools.
Can We Trust the Cloud for Video Analytics?
1/5/2017   Post a comment
Concerns regarding response time and vulnerability of sensitive data make a strong case in support of edge processing for many different use cases of video analytics.
Silicon Photonics Merging Ahead
1/4/2017   4 comments
Silicon photonics has made considerable progress in a relatively short time to emerge as an important systems technology whose time has come.
Traffic Deaths: Technology is at Fault
1/4/2017   22 comments
Today's cars have too many distracting controls, and then there are cell phones and texting.
Wi-Fi Expands with .11ax at CES
1/2/2017   4 comments
As we approach the yearly post-New Year’s Eve torture that is CES, one piece of good news is Wi-Fi is about to get better.
We're Following the Wrong Celebrities
1/2/2017   12 comments
Efforts to increase STEM interest among students are being negated by our excessive attention to Hollywood celebrities, models, and athletes.
Latch-Based RAMs and the Hidden Capacitor
12/31/2016   1 comment
Is there a place for a volatile DRAM replacement? While the VLT as a DRAM replacement might be attractive, any success hinges on effective and innovative solutions to some major problems.
Drone Detection: An Interesting RF Challenge
12/30/2016   7 comments
Detection a nearby drone is a difficult task for many reasons, but a new system with a sophisticated 3-D antenna claims to be able to do so.
Friday Quiz: Acquired Companies, Part 2
12/30/2016   4 comments
Given the endless supply of acquisitions, here are ten more. Which do you remember?
Get a Signal's Details
12/29/2016   7 comments
There's a difference between a digitizer's number of bits and how well it shows signal details.
What I Learned as a "Wrapper"
12/28/2016   5 comments
Learning to do wire wrap taught me not to assume what would and what wouldn’t work well.
IoT: A New Twist on an Old Idea
12/27/2016   3 comments
I have learned not to dismiss technology reincarnations with an “I’ve seen this one before” wave of the hand. Oftentimes, old ideas reappear in new guises because of the emergence of new enabling technologies.
The Future of 3D Printing Starts with Business
12/27/2016   Post a comment
3D printing technology at the business level, particularly in manufacturing, is quickly emerging as the place where the real promise lies at least in the near future.
Your Year in Review, Unsung Hero
12/27/2016   1 comment
What are, for you, the big moments of 2016, the year’s greatest unsung hero, and the stories that EE Times should write in 2017?
Friday Quiz: Acquired Companies, Part 1
12/23/2016   2 comments
The electronics business is full of stories about acquisitions. How many of these do you know?
Could Engineers be Accused of Killing Jobs?
12/22/2016   36 comments
Will robotics, automation, artificial intelligence, and self-driving cars make us more productive, put us out of work, or create jobs that require new skills?
2017 Predictions, Networking Edition
12/21/2016   9 comments
It’s always interesting (and dangerous) to lay out some predictions for the future of technology, so here are a few visions from my crystal ball for networking.
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