ARM micros rival Freescale's ColdFire News & Analysis 9/28/2010 23 comments Freescale Semiconductor's two new families of ARM- and ColdFire-based microcontrollers bring the price of battery-saving half-watt power consumption down to around a $5.
Teardown finds Cypress, STMicro in new iPod nano News & Analysis 9/27/2010 11 comments Apple's sixth generation iPod nano features chips supplied by Samsung Electronics, Toshiba, Cypress Semiconductor, Cirrus Logic and STMicroelectronics NV, according to a teardown analysis conducted by market research firm iSuppli.
Ultracapacitor firm buys company News & Analysis 9/27/2010 Post a comment Ioxus Inc., a manufacturer of ultracapacitor technologies for military, transportation and alternative energy markets, has acquired Advanced Energy Conversion Inc. (AEC).
Report: Oracle sues Micron News & Analysis 9/27/2010 47 comments Oracle Corp. has filed suit against Micron Technology Inc., alleging that it overcharged Sun Microsystems Inc. for DRAMs, according to a report from Bloomberg.
Industry group opposes FDA proposal News & Analysis 9/27/2010 4 comments A medical electronics trade group said a proposal from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to create a Class IIb category of regulated medical devices is too broad and could create unneeded regulatory hurdles.
IBM buys Blade Network News & Analysis 9/27/2010 Post a comment
IBM Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Blade Network Technologies, a privately-held company based in Santa Clara, Calif.
Tech group opposes offshoring bill News & Analysis 9/27/2010 9 comments The TechAmerica industry group has come out in opposition to a draft bill in the U.S. Senate that claims it will end the practice of offshoring jobs.
HD-over-Wi-Fi startup raises $21 million News & Analysis 9/27/2010 28 comments Quantenna Communications Inc., a developer of silicon for wireless networking that adds beamforming to the 802.11n wireless standard to deliver guaranteed bandwidth, has raised $21 million in a Series E round of financing.
Vector processing accelerates QorIQ News & Analysis 9/27/2010 5 comments Freescale has added an AltiVec single-instruction-multiple-data processing unit inside every core inside forthcoming QorIQ chips being readied for announcement next year.
PLX acquires Teranetics in $36M deal News & Analysis 9/24/2010 3 comments PLX Technology, Inc., a designer of PCI bridge and switch chips, has signed a merger agreement to acquire Teranetics, Inc., a developer of physical layer chips for 10 Gbit/second Ethernet over copper.
2D-FFT FPGA IP library for imaging and DSP apps Product News 9/23/2010 1 comment These 2D-FFT library elements from OptNgn are intended for inexpensive, low power sensor data stream processing of convolution and filtering-based applications from video, medical, radar/sonar, and scientific-based real-time sources.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.