EDN Releases Top 100 Products of 2013 News & Analysis 11/20/2013 1 comment The electronics community has voted. The annual EDN Hot 100 Products list is out, with offerings in 12 categories from microcontrollers to test and measurement equipment.
Intel to Customize High-End Processors News & Analysis 11/20/2013 13 comments Intel's roadmap for its future high-end processors promises greater levels of integration as well as customized models of its Xeon and Xeon Phi processors with in-package memory, high-speed switches, optical fabrics, next-generation storage, and 3D stacked memory.
IBM Broadens Access to Ask Watson Apps News & Analysis 11/19/2013 5 comments IBM's Watson Developers Cloud will enable software developers in a wide variety of application domains to access Watson's cognitive computing abilities for their third-party apps.
Sony PS4 Goes Monolithic, Says Chipworks Slideshow 11/15/2013 17 comments The PS4 uses a single die CPU/GPU and one main shared 8GB memory array. We therefore expected to see a single die under the main processor package, with no separate DRAM die in package, and no embedded DRAM on the main die. This is indeed what we have found. A huge monolithic die of 20 x 20mm.
Marvell Does Comms for Sony PS4 News & Analysis 11/15/2013 7 comments Marvell supplied a comms ASIC and the WiFi controller in the Sony PS4, according to a teardown by Chipworks. Two of the companies chips in the new game console were among the few surprising finds of the teardown.
M/A-COM to Buy Mindspeed for $272M News & Analysis 11/13/2013 Post a comment While Mindspeed is better known for its communications processors business, its appeal for M/A-COM lies in its high-performance analog products for high-speed switching and signal conditioning as well as its VoIP business.
Qualcomm's Tricorder X-Prize: Mobile Redefining Medicine News & Analysis 11/13/2013 14 comments Wearable sensors and smart patches are allowing patients to monitor their own vital signs and even diagnose disease with their smartphones, according to Donald Jones, Vice President of Global Strategy & Market Development at Qualcomm Life Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) who predicted the eventual end of bulky, traditional medical instruments.
UFS Set to Eclipse e-MMC News & Analysis 11/11/2013 2 comments Vendors such as Toshiba see UFS meeting demand for high performance and capacity as early as next year, but donít write off e-MMC just yet.
Will Rohm's Fuel Cell Gambit Pay Off? News & Analysis 11/11/2013 13 comments Among a handful of promising companies whose hearts were set on the portable fuel cell market, Japan's Rohm has recently become the first to blink. Although not ditching its nascent fuel cell business, Rohm decided to change focus.
Samsung Tips $100 Million IoT Strategy News & Analysis 11/11/2013 7 comments Former director of Apple's Siri, now on Samsung's team, describes Samsung's Internet of Things strategy as centered on SAMI, an artificial intelligence system that will aggregate sensor data from all types and brands of IoT devices in the cloud.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...