Spectrum Should Be Shared Blog 4/30/2014 11 comments Regulators need to adopt new approaches to allocating spectrum in shared, dynamic ways, given the rising tsunami of mobile data.
The Quirks of Quarks Blog 4/30/2014 Post a comment Quarks follow a whole different set of rules than electrons. Electrons repel, and the farther you separate them, the less force they feel. These behaviors are probably synonymous with your concept of “force,” but not after you read this article.
Bluetooth Smart: What’s in a Name? Blog 4/29/2014 27 comments Calling every new development smart is a trend in today’s market that invokes Orwell. As we dumb down technologies and think nothing of doing it, we call them all smart.
Taking Bored Out of Board Meetings Blog 4/28/2014 4 comments A group of outsiders, often with limited experience in the targeted market segment, spend 4 hours a month thinking about your company and then tell you, the CEO, who is dedicated 24/7 to the enterprise, what you're doing wrong. How can that be boring?
The Death of the Smartphone Blog 4/23/2014 28 comments Carrying four devices -- PC, smartphone, tablet, and wearable -- only leads to more confusion. The question is which device to retire from the fleet. Charlie Cheng says the smartphone is the most vulnerable.
IoT Comms Software Is Hard Blog 4/23/2014 2 comments It's no easy feat tailoring a communications software stack for your IoT design in these days when some layers are still rapidly evolving.
Can China Mobile Outpace 'Free' Mobile Apps? Blog 4/22/2014 4 comments Skype's co-founder once predicted that telephones would eventually become just an app. He foresaw a doomsday scenario for phone companies. We're seeing the inkling of it in China Mobile's latest financial results.
Embedding Vision: Training Resources Blog 4/19/2014 Post a comment Though it's still early days in heterogeneous processing platforms -- a key element in creating vision systems -- the upcoming Embedded Vision Summit is a good resource for learning the state of the art.
Will ‘Makers’ Help Chip Guys’ Bottom Line? Blog 4/18/2014 44 comments Are you seeing this newborn love among "makers," board vendors, and chip companies? What mystifies me is not so much the love part, but how anyone could eventually mistake this infatuation for good business.
The Big Fat Indian Election Blog 4/16/2014 6 comments Technology and data analysis have come to play a crucial role in India's national election where 815 million eligible voters will cast their vote in more than 930,000 polling booths.
Motorola People, Products Remembered Blog 4/16/2014 29 comments As some of the remaining elements of Motorola are being absorbed into companies such as Lenovo and Zebra, I thought it was a good time to talk about people and products we remember.
Obokata Scandal Puts Research in Peril Blog 4/12/2014 30 comments The STAP stem cell research scandal has exposed a number of important issues fundamental to science and the politics of science. Critically, it poses questions about the apparent lack of research rigor in Japan.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments