IBM's Watson goes to college News & Analysis 1/31/2013 4 comments A general-purpose version of the IBM Watson supercomputer that won on the game show Jeopardy will be installed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
TI doubles memory in new MSP430 MCUs Product News 1/30/2013 Post a comment MSP430F66xx devices provide more memory, analog integration, and device scalability for blood glucose meters, home automation, activity monitors, and low-power wireless applications.
Sub-2.3ms latency wireless guitar jack claimed better than wired Product News 1/30/2013 Post a comment With a sub-2.3ms latency, Dutch developer Systec Designs claims its 'stageClix' wireless guitar jack - which employs Nordic RF technology - is the lowest latency digital wireless audio adapter of its kind available in the world and is actually superior in many ways to a traditional hard-wired guitar-to-amplifier cable link.
DAC delivers high-quality audio in small package Product News 1/30/2013 Post a comment Wolfson Microelectronics plc has introduced the company's stereo digital-to-analog converter (DAC), the WM8533, which claims to provide outstanding audio performance in a small package size for a wide range of consumer electronic applications.
Excess chip inventory set to hurt Q1 News & Analysis 1/25/2013 1 comment Global economic woes across mutliple sectors drove chip inventory high in 2012 and is set to hurt global chip sales in the first quarter of 2013, according to market analysis firm IHS.
Penn keeps predicting chip market growth News & Analysis 1/23/2013 2 comments The chip market will grow by 8 percent in 2013, according to market analyst Malcolm Penn but it depends on how the global economy plays out in 2013. Right now the signs are not good.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.