Delphi Selected to Build Audi’s Autopilot Computer News & Analysis 4/1/2015 Post a comment Automated driving is ante portas – but how will the computers look like that steer the vehicles through the evening rush hour and across the high-speed autobahn? Audi now introduced the electronic brain of future self-driving cars.
Analog EDA Finally Automated News & Analysis 4/1/2015 2 comments Reutlingen University has created automated techniques for designing analog circuits, the technology for which it transferred to Cadence, and Rob Rutenbar at the University of Illinois in Urbana described how to convince analog designers use the new tools.
IoT Snags $25M in Europe News & Analysis 4/1/2015 1 comment EuropeCPS aims to spend $25 million over three years helping companies create designs for the Internet of Things using boards from Intel, STMicro and others.
Festival Redesigns San Francisco News & Analysis 4/1/2015 1 comment Fifty projects -- from a life-size replica of San Francisco Chronicle writer Herb Caen’s typewriter, with seats, to a microhousing installation -- will be on display at the Market Street Prototyping Festival. Organizers hope that some designs will be integrated into the long-term design of SF’s sidewalks.
Medical Chip Market on 12% CAGR News & Analysis 3/31/2015 Post a comment Moves to smaller and portable medical equipment for use away from hospitals is driving up sales of ICs and sensors in the medical semiconductor market, according to market research firm IC Insights.
Toshiba Ups Ante in 3D NAND Fray News & Analysis 3/31/2015 Post a comment Toshiba’s 48-layer BiCS technology will be a stepping stone for the transition from 2D planar NAND with 3D NAND flash production likely to ramp up for all major memory makers in 2016
3D Qualcomm SoCs by 2016 News & Analysis 3/31/2015 9 comments Qualcomm is doing extensive research into how to build 3D structures on a single die without having to use through-silicon-vias (TSVs) and hopes to introduce 3D SoCs by 2016.
Why MediaTek Pushes Cross-Device Sharing News & Analysis 3/30/2015 5 comments MediaTek is creating a technology, called CrossMount, that will link and share software and hardware resources of televisions and handheld devices in ways that would fulfill their unrealized potential. What’s behind the Taiwanese IC giant’s ambition?
Researchers Claim 44x Power Cuts News & Analysis 3/30/2015 Post a comment Researchers at the University of Illinois invented the worlds first on/off transceiver fast enough for commercialization, saving up to $870 million per year in datacenter power bills.
How Will Deep Learning Change SoCs? News & Analysis 3/30/2015 4 comments Deep learning is changing the way computers see, hear and identify objects -- but will it ever migrate into smartphones or vision SoCs for cars? Has anybody come up with SoCs optimized for neural networks?
Integre Brings x1 HyperLink DSP to FPGA News & Analysis 3/27/2015 Post a comment Integre’s IP core allows a user-defined system to communicate with TMS320C66x multicore DSPs from Texas Instruments using a single lane high speed SERDES interface, or to another FPGA.
Linux Seeks Security, Unity News & Analysis 3/27/2015 2 comments Linux needs greater security, unity and interoperability to meet its potential in the emerging Internet of Things said speakers at the Embedded Linux Conference.
Vehicle Reliability Is Up, Especially in Powertrain News & Analysis 3/27/2015 1 comment Some cars are more reliable than others, but even the vehicles at the bottom of this year's Consumer Reports reliability survey are vastly better than those of 20 years ago in the key areas of powertrain and hardware.
Robotic Bacteria Senses Humidity News & Analysis 3/27/2015 Post a comment A bacterial spore studded with graphene quantum dots makes the world best humidity sensor according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Micron, Intel Flash 3D NAND News & Analysis 3/26/2015 1 comment Micron and Intel have co-developed a 3-D flash NAND chip sampling now that is denser than the parts Samsung has been shipping since July.
Bosch Rides Apple to MEMS Dominance News & Analysis 3/26/2015 5 comments How did Bosch achieve a future “MEMS titan” status? Why is STMicroelectronics slipping? Get the lowdown of MEMS Industry status and technology breakdown.
Core Independent MCUs Come to Power Management News & Analysis 3/26/2015 Post a comment Using redundant sets of key power management functions, Microchip has used its core independent peripheral architecture in an 8 bit MCU to bring a high degree of flexibility to power supply, automotive, battery management, and LED display apps.
Drones Eyed for Aid Missions News & Analysis 3/25/2015 Post a comment About a dozen volunteers have formed The Syrian Air Project in an effort to find a way to use drones to deliver medical goods and food to civilians under siege.
Intel's Xeon Phi to House 72 Cores News & Analysis 3/25/2015 12 comments Intel's Xeon Phi mutiprocessor, with up to 72 cores and integrated Micron Hybrid Memory Cubes, will accelerate both enterprise and supercomputer workloads.
OFC: Networks Cost Too Much News & Analysis 3/25/2015 9 comments At OFC 2015, Pradeep Sindhu of Juniper Networks told attendees that networks must change to a lower-cost business model.
Ericsson on Power: We Need To Rethink Structure News & Analysis 3/25/2015 Post a comment Next-generation cellular communications will require a drastic reduction in energy consumption, something researchers at Ericsson are calling “ultra-lean transmission.” A focus on power management software could alleviate some of these issues.
Robots Go Viral with DNA News & Analysis 3/24/2015 5 comments Programming synthetic viruses and bacteria by their DNA sequence could enable engineers to address problems that today must be done with toxic chemicals. But to create an industry from an idea takes more than independent scientists working alone in their separate labs.
Panasonic: ‘747 Is Our Connected Device’ News & Analysis 3/24/2015 6 comments Panasonic unveiled its plan to offer royalty-free access to its software and patents to help speed the growth of the Internet of Things. We caught up with Panasonic’s CTO, asked him about the company's IoT patents and software.
Apple A9 Orders Pivot to TSMC News & Analysis 3/23/2015 1 comment Apple will ramp up production of A9 for its yet-to-be-announced iPhone 6S. Originally, a majority of A9 orders were said to have gone to Samsung, but sources say TSMC snatched Apple A9 orders from Samsung on yield issues.
A New Kilogram Standard Made of Silicon? News & Analysis 3/23/2015 Post a comment For years, scientists around the globe pondered how a new definition for the kilogram could look like a definition less prone to aging and impermanence than the current standard kilogram, a small cylinder made of an alloy of platinum and iridium. The German institute for metrology PTB now claims to have the recipe.
Sensor Network on Board of ISS Secures Air Quality News & Analysis 3/23/2015 Post a comment Environmental conditions such as temperature, atmospheric pressure, and air composition are vital for the life at the International Space Station (ISS). To collect these data at high accuracy and reliability, the German aerospace research centre DLR and Airbus Defence & Space developed and installed the Wise-Net wireless sensor network at the ISS; the measurement campaign was more successful than expected.
My Mom the Radio Star Max MaxfieldPost a comment I've said it before and I'll say it again -- it's a funny old world when you come to think about it. Last Friday lunchtime, for example, I received an email from Tim Levell, the editor for ...
A Book For All Reasons Bernard Cole3 comments Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...