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The Thing Is...
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1/11/2015   5 comments
"Thing" is a word that encompasses everything, goes with anything and clarifies just about nothing.
Understanding Design Capacity in Hardware Emulators
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1/9/2015   5 comments
Verification Consultant Lauro Rizzatti explains that the three different types of hardware emulator offer different design capacities, thereby giving users more options.
CES 2015: A High-Tech EV Is Future of Automotive Electronics
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1/9/2015   Post a comment
Renovo Motors' embrace of electric vehicle technology hints at the future of automotive electronics.
CES Reveals IoT Not Ready for ‘iPhone Moment’
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1/9/2015   32 comments
CES has a lot connected hardware but where is the 'oh, that’s really easy' surprise?
Friday Quiz: PAM Is Coming
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1/9/2015   5 comments
PAM4 modulation is making headway into the next generation of high-speed serial links. It will be showcased at DesignCon 2015.
IoT Feels Unintended Consequences
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1/8/2015   13 comments
The Internet of Things will require more horsepower in datacenter servers and flexibility at end nodes for security -- issues that play well to FPGAs.
Ericsson Fires LTE over WiFi Salvo
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1/8/2015   6 comments
Ericsson's next-generation Radio Dot picocell base stations will be able to flexibly send data over licensed LTE or unlicensed 5GHz WiFi bands.
CES 2015: Lenovo, Asus, ZTE Debut Android Smartphones
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1/7/2015   Post a comment
Android smartphones were plentiful at CES, but some of the industry's biggest players didn't show up.
What is the Frequency of the S21 Dip in Microstrip?: Rule of Thumb #22
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1/7/2015   Post a comment
In every measurement of the single-ended insertion loss of a microstrip differential pair, there is a sharp dip.
Improved SMT Pad Design for High Frequency Signal Transmission
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1/7/2015   Post a comment
The phenomenon of mismatched impedance is encountered at SMT pads of AC coupling capacitors, board-to-board connectors, and cable-to-board connectors.
WiGig Gives a Leg Up on 5G
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1/7/2015   2 comments
Engineers can get a leg up on tomorrow's 5G technologies by working with 60 GHz WiGig products today, says the chief marketing officer of Blu Wireless Technology.
CES 2015: Year of the What?
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1/6/2015   1 comment
Will 2015 be the Year of the Outrageously Expensive TV or just another Year of Incremental Improvements in Technology? A few days in, it's still unclear.
Auto IC Market: Revving Up Product Line Means Revving Up Reliability
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1/6/2015   Post a comment
Many of the challenges faced by new entrants in the automotive IC market are attributed to the industry’s safety and reliability standards.
Design for Verification: A Natural Next Step?
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1/6/2015   4 comments
Let's look at a variety of "Design for Verification" techniques aimed at reducing bugs and making designs easier to verify.
CES 2015: Big Data a Quiet Star
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1/6/2015   Post a comment
Big data is the underlying big story at CES 2015, as we see a flood of Internet-connected devices loaded with data sensors.
Flirting With Cancer
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1/6/2015   27 comments
How do you and your family react when the big C raises its ugly head?
Tablet Computers: The Way Forward for Better Patient Experiences
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1/6/2015   21 comments
Recent deployments of tablet computers in hospitals are improving the patient experience in many ways.
LG Display Wins at CES
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1/6/2015   Post a comment
LG's new wide, curved display announced at CES is the ultimate gamer's monitor, says Jon Peddie who put it through its paces.
Windows 10 Preview: How to Try It, Safely
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1/6/2015   1 comment
Want to test drive the Windows 10 Technical Preview without screwing up your computer? Windows 8.1's built-in virtualization technology makes it easy.
Deming 2.0?
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1/5/2015   25 comments
The Chinese have the object lesson of the Japanese economic miracle right next door, along with a lot more experts and tools to call on today.
Nvidia Makes Maxwell Mobile
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1/5/2015   Post a comment
Nvidia rolled out its next-generation mobile application processor at CES, the 20nm Tegra X1, claiming it delivers twice the performance of the prior K1.
5 Things to Expect in Mobile Payments in 2015
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1/5/2015   Post a comment
Mobile payments has new momentum going into 2015. What's next?
Statistics, Jitter & Yao Ming
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1/5/2015   1 comment
The probability of a random jitter event is roughly that of an American man being 7'6" tall.
5 Smartphone Wishes for 2015
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1/2/2015   Post a comment
Smartphones must do better in five key areas -- starting with battery life.
EE Times 2014 Friday Quizzes
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1/2/2015   Post a comment
EE Times test & measurement editor Martin Rowe presents a comprehensive list of Friday quizzes published in 2014. He also explains how to write your own quiz.
Industrial Internet of Things Is On Its Way
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12/31/2014   16 comments
While the consumer side of the IoT is still mostly hype, the industrial IoT is seeing solid growth.
Mobile Internet Strategy Fuels Xiaomi’s IoT Ambitions
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12/30/2014   8 comments
Xiaomi attracts the investment community because the hardware vendor -- masquerading as a "mobile Internet" company -- comes without baggage.
Medtech Mergers That Mattered in 2014
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12/30/2014   Post a comment
Medical device mergers-and-acquisitions of 2014 continue to astound. Here are some of the most important M&As from this year.
Samsung Speeds Up Note 4 Smartphone
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12/30/2014   Post a comment
Samsung cancels Galaxy Alpha, adjusts smartphone lineup just days ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show.
Ethernet Revs for Connected Cars
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12/29/2014   6 comments
Tomorrow's cars are moving to Automotive Ethernet to get the bandwidth they need and lower the weight of wiring harnesses.
AC Mains Connectors: Who Knew?
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12/29/2014   12 comments
There are standards for AC mains power plugs and recepacles, too.
5 Best Smartphones of 2014
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12/26/2014   8 comments
There's never been a better time to buy a smartphone. These five stood out from the pack.
Friday Quiz: Oscilloscope Probing
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12/26/2014   4 comments
Don't take oscilloscope probes for granted; they're part of your measurement system.
A Different Narrative: The Fundi Lab
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12/25/2014   1 comment
Linz Craig shares his experiences as a lone American in a new African brand of technology lab, similar to Maker Spaces and Hackerspaces, called Fundi Labs.
Mr. Coffee Teardown: Simple, Effective Design
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12/24/2014   10 comments
The ubiquitous coffee machine meets many conflicting design demands, but it also serves as a source of parts and even a temperature controller.
Getting to Grips With an Arduino & LabWindows/CVI
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12/23/2014   8 comments
Tom Burke's first Arduino project involves a LCD shield coupled with a GUI created using LabWindows/CVI running on a PC to provide a "real-time" PC status monitoring tool.
Embedded Systems 2015: New Tools for New Challenges
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12/23/2014   2 comments
Next year new tools and new versions of C and C++ will help embedded systems designers face challenges of connectivity, security, coding, and power/performance issues.
Canada Goose Proves SEO Isn't Always What Matters
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12/22/2014   8 comments
Nanette Collins continues on her quest to educate engineers about the value of good PR and marketing.
Tablets for Patients: Pilot Programs Demonstrate Benefits
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12/22/2014   6 comments
Patients who use tablets to access to their own care information and communicate with doctors and call nurses are more satisfied.
Get Your Kicks at DFT Boot Camp
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12/22/2014   Post a comment
Engineers at Mentor Graphics provide an introduction to design-for test that explains the underlying concepts used in DFT software and automated test.
A CTO's View of Comms 2015
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12/22/2014   Post a comment
Ethernet has a growing role in automotive and industrial networks as long as security is addressed, says the chief technology officer of Vitesse Semiconductor.
Become a Measurement Master
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12/22/2014   4 comments
Becoming a measurement master, like anything else, takes time and effort.
Road to Auto Market Paved With Fault-Tolerant SoCs
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12/19/2014   3 comments
Data protection and redundancy features implemented across entire SoC designs will help teams implement functional safety faster and at a higher quality level
Hackers Go Off-Grid for Power
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12/19/2014   Post a comment
Hackathon produces designs that could be assembled by villagers with limited resources.
So Much To Do, So Little Time
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12/18/2014   4 comments
2015 will likely be the year of widespread awareness and adoption of giga-scale SPICE. Willy Wonka may agree: "So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it."
What Does It Take to Truly Leapfrog With Technology?
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12/18/2014   11 comments
In January 2015, Lindsay Craig will be teaching technology workshops with his East African partners to farmers, educators, engineers, artists, students, and dreamers.
ESIstream vs. JESD204B for Ultra-High-Speed Chip-Chip Communications
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12/17/2014   7 comments
The open ESIstream protocol has less encoding overhead and higher data bandwidth than JESD204B. It's also significantly easier to implement ESIstream digital core.
IBM Says PCM Non-Volatility Not Essential
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12/17/2014   2 comments
At IEDM 2014, IBM claims that for PCM, non-volatility/data-retention is no longer essential. Ron Neale takes a close look.
How New-Gen MCUs Handle Security in Cars
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12/16/2014   2 comments
The incessant evolution of communication networks inside vehicles is quickly reducing the capacity of current security measures.
DesignCon Revs High-Speed Engine
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12/16/2014   2 comments
DesignCon promises a smorgasbord of sessions on high-speed interconnect engineering at the chip and board levels, including a look at issues on the bleeding edge of 56 Gbits/second and beyond.
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