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Silicon Labs' IoT SoC Gambit
News & Analysis  
3/31/2014   11 comments
Silicon Labs' CEO came to Shanghai and captured the audience's imagination with a slide labeled "IoT SoC." Though it did not show the real chip, it illustrated the IoT in tangible terms.
Xilinx Introduces SDNet & 'Softly' Defined Networks
News & Analysis  
3/31/2014   8 comments
Software Defined Specification Environment for Networking (SDNet) enables "Softly" Defined Networks.
GE Claims Fastest, Highest-Power MEMS Switch
News & Analysis  
3/28/2014   5 comments
General Electric has crafted a micro-electromechanical system switch that can handle an astounding 5 kilowatts of power at 3 GHz.
Exclusive: Xiaomi Challenged
News & Analysis  
3/19/2014   3 comments
Even for Xiaomi, the box business hasn't exactly been a cakewalk. The Chinese company had to scramble for a modicum of cooperation from parts and components suppliers.
Mentor's Xpedition: Putting More Power Into Your Mouse
News & Analysis  
3/18/2014   5 comments
Out of all the new features, 'Sketch Routing' took my breath away. You have to see it to believe it!
MediaTek: Hotknot vs. NFC Begins
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3/12/2014   14 comments
MediaTek, Taiwan’s consumer electronics chip giant, will soon start sneaking into China’s smartphones a newly invented proximity technology called Hotknot.
Programmable RF Arena Welcomes 2 New Products
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3/11/2014   5 comments
Now engineers have a real choice with regard to bringing exciting new wireless products to market.
Marvell to Launch IoT Maker Kit
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3/10/2014   17 comments
Marvell has rolled out Kinoma Create, the JavaScript-powered IoT construction kit. Peter Hoddie, Marvell's Kinoma vice president, described it as "a developer prototyping device that leverages our software work to open the 'maker' movement."
Active-Semi Announce Scalable Wireless Mobile Charging SoC Solution
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3/7/2014   5 comments
Have you used a wireless charger yet? If not, how long do you think it will be before you start counting this technology as a "must have" tick-box item on your checklist?
TI on Cloud 9 With Tiva C Series IoT-Capable LaunchPad
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3/7/2014   Post a comment
The world as we know it is about to change dramatically -- hold onto your hat -- it's going to be an interesting ride!
Xilinx Starts Unveiling 16nm UltraScale MPSoC Architecture
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3/6/2014   10 comments
In addition to UltraScale FPGAs and 3D ICs, Xilinx will be fielding a family of 16nm multi-processor SoCs (MPSoCs).
Microchip Expands 8-Bit MCU Portfolio in Multiple Directions
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3/6/2014   7 comments
Microchip has expanded its range of 8-bit MCUs targeted at safety-critical and high-precision control applications.
New Cadence TimingVision Technology Speeds PCB Interface Design
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3/5/2014   Post a comment
TimingVision technology can speed the timing closure of high-speed PCB interfaces -- such as a DDR3 memory interface -- by 60% or more.


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As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

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