CMOS Timing Startup Turns to Crystal
News & Analysis 8/28/2013 9 comments
A developer of CMOS replacements for crystal oscillators has a new CEO, taken on more VC funding, and extended its business plan to include crystal oscillators.
Q-MEMS Downsizes Inertial Measurement Units
News & Analysis 8/19/2013 9 comments
Epson lays claim to the world's smallest high-performance inertial measurement unit (IMU)--the V340 is a six-axis high-precision gyroscope/accelerometer combo that measures just twelve-by-ten-by-four millimeters.
ARM Preps Near-Threshold Processor for IoT
News & Analysis 8/15/2013 17 comments
ARM has been researching logic operation at near-threshold voltages and at clock frequencies of the order of tens of kilohertz. Its CTO says a core that uses such low voltages and clock frequencies could support low-power processing in applications that rely on energy harvesting.
MEMS Nixes Quantum Light Fluctuations
News & Analysis 8/14/2013 9 comments
Caltech researchers harnessed MEMS resonators to nix the tiniest quantum fluctuations in laser light, potentially enabling a new generation of ultra-precise measurement instruments.
Adapteva Launches PUP
News & Analysis 8/12/2013 8 comments
Adapteva's PUP (Parallella University Program) is intended to bring parallel computing to the forefront in university engineering education.
Internets of Things Need Glue
News & Analysis 8/12/2013 42 comments
Pioneers and experts say what the IoT needs is consensus on a standard and "glue" to link the many incompatible protocols deployed today.
Benchmark Debuts for Embedded FPUs
News & Analysis 8/6/2013 4 comments
FPMark, a floating-point benchmark geared for a wide range of embedded processors, is now available from the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium.
Exar CEO Talks Analog, China, IoT
News & Analysis 8/2/2013 3 comments
You don't need a fab to compete with TI in analog, Louis DiNardo tell us. China will do fine, despite its setbacks, and the Internet of Things is on a roll.