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Mortal Motorola
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2/17/2015   28 comments
Was Motorola a company whose reach exceeded its grasp? Or is there more to this story than meets the eye?
Memory Roundup: Timing Challenges; Test; Embedded
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2/16/2015   Post a comment
Here’s a run down of some of the memory design articles and products from the last month.
Between Ohmmeter and TDR, What are Your Cable-Test Options?
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2/16/2015   5 comments
Field-test instrumentation fills the gap between a basic tester and sophisticated engineering units, providing the results you need to verify the basic integrity and performance of copper and optical-fiber cable assemblies.
Apple, Ericsson Spar over LTE Patents
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2/13/2015   5 comments
Apple and Ericsson spar over LTE patents……as IEEE threatens new rules over wireless IP royalties.
Friday Quiz: Oscilloscope Basics, Part 1 (Part 1)
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2/13/2015   Post a comment
We present the first of two quizzes covering basic knowledge of oscilloscopes.
Best Car Ever Made: My Car, the Mother… Board
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2/12/2015   21 comments
Asking the question: 'What's the best car ever made?'
5 Years to 5G: Enabling Rapid 5G System Development
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2/12/2015   1 comment
As we look to 2020 for widespread 5G deployment, it is likely that most OEMs will sell production equipment based on FPGAs.
My Mobile Device Knows Me
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2/12/2015   4 comments
My personal companion will get even more personal
Implementing Super-Efficient FFTs in Altera FPGAs
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2/12/2015   8 comments
Would you be interested in a technique that allows you to implement an FFT in Altera FPGAs that consumes 30 to 40% less memory than Altera's own FFT IP?
Ethernet Plot Twists Play Out
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2/12/2015   Post a comment
A wide array of new Ethernet projects are in the works from 2.5 to 400 Gbits/second that will have impacts for big data centers, businesses and consumers.
The Inductive Nature of Voltage-Control Loops
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2/12/2015   Post a comment
The inductance of a voltage regulator depends on its load current. The math proves it.
What…You're Using Lasers for Area Heating?
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2/12/2015   4 comments
Come warm your hands by the laser beam? An array of tiny VCSELs can be used as a high-density, controllable heat source.
iPhone Kill Switch: Thefts Drop In NYC, SF
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2/12/2015   1 comment
Kill switches have helped decrease smartphone thefts in a big way.
Gain EMC/ESD Knowledge From These Seminars
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2/11/2015   1 comment
Engineers always seem to need training in EMC. Seminars in Illinois and Massachusetts are on tap for February, April, and May 2015.
Moore’s Law Chips Confidence
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2/11/2015   Post a comment
Only a fourth of semiconductor business leaders believe Moore’s Law will continue for the foreseeable future in an otherwise upbeat survey conducted by KPMG.
7 Communications Technologies to Watch in 2015
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2/11/2015   1 comment
LTE & LTE-A, VoLTE & HetNets, 802.11ac, NFV, IoT, and 5G will all make significant forward strides in 2015, from development to deployment.
Voltera Launches Desktop PCB Printer Kickstarter
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2/10/2015   17 comments
The folks at Voltera have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their desktop PCB printer -- they hit their original goal in just 35 minutes!
What the Apple Watch Means for the Industry
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2/10/2015   Post a comment
Is the smartphone rendering dedicated fitness trackers obsolete?
Desktop Pick-&-Place Machine DIY Kit
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2/10/2015   4 comments
Here's a low-cost, machine-vision-based, entry-level desktop pick-and-place machine for prototype builders, hobbyists, developers, and development groups.
Portable Flash Drives Benefit From Encryption
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2/10/2015   Post a comment
USB drives that are fast and mobile clearly have uses for certain customers, especially those requiring security. Ultimately, these devices and their encryption features need to be managed by IT to truly keep sensitive data safe.
Radio Shack: Not All Bad News
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2/10/2015   6 comments
While many Radio Shack stores will close, my local store will remain open.
Ethernet Evolves to Connect the Connected Vehicle
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2/9/2015   1 comment
The Connected Car, in reality, already relies on Ethernet. From infotainment systems and backup camera connections, Ethernet’s low cost, high-capacity and versatility readily helped it establish a footprint in today’s cars.
Bathtub Curves: Not Just for Eye Diagrams
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2/9/2015   7 comments
Bathtub curves also describe product failures as they relate to life cycles.
Green Light for Data-Driven Traffic Signals
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2/7/2015   Post a comment
Could synchronizing traffic signals at crossroads relieve congestion on urban roads?
New York's Payphone Revolution
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2/7/2015   Post a comment
Luckily for Clark Kent, Gotham will still have phone booths. New York City experiments with an innovative solution for payphones.
Google Glass Needed Better Vision
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2/6/2015   6 comments
The failure of Google Glass taught lessons about connecting smart glasses to real applications where they can make a difference, says the head of the MEMS Industry Group.
Friday Quiz: Thermal Issues
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2/6/2015   9 comments
Test your knowledge of the heat properties of semiconductor materials.
Real-World Role Models
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2/6/2015   Post a comment
Talking about the importance of role models early in our careers.
Dark Silicon -- Are the Dark Days Coming?
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2/5/2015   Post a comment
Although traditional dimensional scaling looks ever darker, the emerging monolithic 3D technology is poised to bring back the light.
BMW's Software Security Patch A Sign Of Things To Come
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2/5/2015   1 comment
BMW takes a proactive approach, using HTTPS for encrypted mobile communications.
Power Electronics Rise at DesignCon
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2/5/2015   Post a comment
An APEC guy shows up at DesignCon for a powerful time.
3 Lessons of Amazon’s Fire Phone
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2/5/2015   10 comments
Engineers can learn lessons in best practices in product design from the cautionary tale of the flame out of Amazon’s Fire Phone.
Android 5.0 Lollipop: Where Are The Updates?
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2/4/2015   3 comments
Google and its smartphone partners have been slow to roll out Android 5.0 or Lollipop. It maybe a sign the code is still buggy.
Report: Tablet Shipments See First Tumble
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2/4/2015   Post a comment
Apple, Samsung, and Amazon hit a rough patch in tablet and hybrid device sales, which fell for the first time since 2010.
IoT Data Model Fills a Gap
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2/4/2015   1 comment
The IPSO Alliance is making freely available a data model for creating interoperable smart objects geared for systems and software that are part of the Internet of Things.
ARM Pumps Mali in Mobile Graphics
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2/3/2015   Post a comment
ARM’s new Mali-T800 graphics cores give it a shot at its ambitious goal of stealing share from Imagination and Qualcomm in mobile graphics.
Who Gains the Most from ARM's New IP?
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2/3/2015   11 comments
Introducing new IP, ARM also forecasts tablet’s demise.
Four Essentials for Managing Test Capacity
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2/3/2015   Post a comment
Your test capacity management system should at least include these four essential attributes.
IIoT and Maker Movement Will Revamp Tech World
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2/3/2015   Post a comment
The IIoT and the Maker Movement are two of the emerging disrupters that will significantly change industry and business, according to National Instruments.
Google Paid Over $1.5 Million In Bug Bounties In 2014
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2/3/2015   Post a comment
Mobile apps developed by Google now included in its Vulnerability Reward Program.
Brief Takes: More Tech Stories You Should Know About
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2/3/2015   Post a comment
Six technology stories you may have missed on advanced high-tech research.
Samsung Set To Launch 'Samsung Pay' With Galaxy S6 at MWC
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2/3/2015   8 comments
Can Samsung create a payment service similar to Apple Pay and be successful?
IoT Invades the Kitchen
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2/3/2015   5 comments
A session on “Cooking with IoT” at the Embedded Systems Conference in Santa Clara in July will bring together a handful of IoT startups invading the kitchen.
Tizen Phones Selling in India Compete with Android One
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2/2/2015   Post a comment
Samsung is introducing their second Tizen OS smartphone, the Z1, initially just for the Indian market.
Cable Assemblies: Ignore Them and Be Sorry
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2/2/2015   20 comments
It's easy and simplistic to focus on active components, circuit design, and software, but the humble cable and connector can define the success and reliability of your project as much as the more glamorous components.
The Business Plan: The Document Nobody Read
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2/1/2015   Post a comment
Business plans are still one of the most important documents any company develops.
Hardware Emulation: One Verification Tool, Unending Possibilities
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1/30/2015   Post a comment
Verification Consultant Lauro Rizzatti explains why hardware emulation really is the most versatile of verification tools.
Belichick's 'DeflateGate' Explanation Falls Flat on Technical Details
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1/30/2015   4 comments
Was football's Belichick making sense when describing relationship between temperature and pressure in a gaseous system?
DesignCon Shows Off Best in Test
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1/30/2015   Post a comment
DesignCon award ceremony showcases best chip, board, system-level products excelling in signal and power integrity.
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