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DesignCon 2016 Abstract Deadline Extended
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7/2/2015   Post a comment
You now have until Wednesday, July 8 so get your abstract in right away.
IBM Makes Lake George World's Smartest Lake
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7/2/2015   Post a comment
Over 60 researchers, including ones from IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic, are turning Lake George into a sea of sensors.
Intel President, Execs Step Down
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7/2/2015   9 comments
Intel President Renée James is among several top executives who announced plans to resign from the chip giant. Three other executives from various divisions will also leave the company.
High-Speed Converters Aid Record Terabit Field Trial
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7/2/2015   Post a comment
Ultra high-speed digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters from Socionext Inc. (Yokohama, Japan) have been used in communications field trial that achieved 38.4Tbps over 762 kilometers of optical fiber.
Keysight Technologies Set to Acquire Anite
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6/19/2015   Post a comment
Acquisition would place Keysight in top position for wireless test.
ACE Awards Finalists Recognized for Innovation in Electronics
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6/18/2015   Post a comment
Winners to be announced at the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley; ACE Lifetime Achievement to celebrate Linear Technology's Bob Swanson and Bob Dobkin.
TI Offers Wearable Evaluation Kit
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6/11/2015   Post a comment
Texas Instrument's (TI's) digital light processing (DLP) LightCrafter Display 4710 evaluation module (EVM) allows engineers to assess its smallest 1080p .47-inch tilt and roll pixel (TRP) array for wearables and other small electronic devices like screenless TVs and pico-projectors.
Free Service Compares Devices
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6/8/2015   4 comments
The General Purpose Input/Output free service for engineers tests in their independent lab, and compares, all the integrated circuits (ICs) in specific categories, then posts results online, which often differ sharply from those published in the manufacturers specification sheet.
Learn EMC, Safety, and RF from Washington Labs
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6/2/2015   Post a comment
Washington Labs, testing house located in Maryland, offers a series of webinars for engineers interested on EMC, RF, and safety compliance.
Google Gestures at 60 GHz
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5/29/2015   3 comments
Google unveiled a radar-on-chip for fine gesture control with the goal of expanding increasingly small screens and interfaces. While the radar technology isn’t yet authorized by the FCC, Google’s ATAP team wants to fine tune its Soli chip for wearables.
Single-Molecule Diode Technique Targets Made for Nanoscale
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5/27/2015   Post a comment
Researchers at Columbia University in New York City reported that they have created a single-molecule diode for nanoscale devices.
EAG Adds IC Analytical Tools
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5/18/2015   Post a comment
The company that specializes in failure analysis and testing has invested in new IR emission microscopes, scanning acoustic microscopy, and decapsulation tools.
ESC Boston: The Serial Port Lives
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5/11/2015   18 comments
The classic, easy-to-implement serial port is still widely used, especially in industrial embedded computers.
Rocket Fuels Student Space Dreams
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4/17/2015   2 comments
Boston students hope to break records by launching a homegrown rocket into space, one of many projects sponsored by the non-profit Mavericks.
Moore’s Law Hits Middle Age
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4/14/2015   6 comments
Top technologists from Intel, IBM and TSMC who helped drive Moore’s Law forward share their stories and opinions on its 50th anniversary.
Energy Harvesters Power Wearables
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4/13/2015   1 comment
Researchers at North Carolina State University are developing nanotechnology-enabled energy harvesting and storage for ultra-low power sensors. The federally-funded research aims to create battery-free, body-powered wearable health monitors.
Sony Tips Billion-Dollar Capex for Stacked Image Sensors
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4/9/2015   Post a comment
Sony Corp. has announced an additional $375 million of spending planned for the 2015 fiscal year to further increase its ability to manufacture stacked CMOS image sensors.
IC Insights Halves Sensor Growth Forecast
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4/7/2015   Post a comment
Market research firm IC Insights Inc. has more than halved the growth it expects to see in the sensors and actuators semiconductor category during 2015 and 2016.
OFC: Facebook Engineer Wants Silicon Photonics Now
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3/30/2015   Post a comment
At the annual panel session for editors and analysts, an engineer from Facebook pushed engineers from suppliers to lower costs while at the same time increasing data rates.
OFC: Transceiver Module Spec Prevents Mismatching
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3/26/2015   Post a comment
A keyed CDFP optical module prevents cables from being plugged into the wrong receptacle.
Free Online Class Teaches Analog Design
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3/25/2015   Post a comment
A new online classroom from TI provides training and hands-on experience in analog design.
OFC: Networks Cost Too Much
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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.
Tektronix Returns to the High-speed Oscilloscope Game
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3/24/2015   Post a comment
With the introduction of the DPO7000SX, Tektronix gets back in the oscilloscope bandwidth race, quelling speculation the the company was lagging behind competitors.
A New Kilogram Standard Made of Silicon?
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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.
Measurements Lead to Smarter Electrical Grids
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3/19/2015   Post a comment
Data acquisition of voltage, current, and power has become essential to the operation of today's smart-grid power distribution network.
Patent Filings: Who Made the Cut for Top 50?
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3/19/2015   5 comments
We often measure the technology prowess – of a nation, a company – by the number of international patents filed and granted. China’s Huawei Technologies was the top applicant for international patents in 2014, according to a WIPO report.
Rohde & Schwarz Highlights 5G Tester at MWC
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3/3/2015   Post a comment
To support designers and developers in research activities, Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) has developed a test setup for bandwidth-hungry applications in the millimeter wave range.
Benchmark Stresses Big Chips
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2/26/2015   6 comments
The EEMBC consortium rolled out CoreMark-Pro, a benchmark suite for 32- and 64-bit chips, an extension of its six-year old test for MCUs and CPUs.
National Instruments, Cobham Combine Expertise in Barter Deal
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2/16/2015   Post a comment
National Instruments and Cobham Wireless sign a mutual agreement to join their expertise. With the move, the companies advance their business in the area of next-generation communication application test.
Single-Chip USB Type-C Port Controllers from Cypress Semiconductor
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2/9/2015   Post a comment
CCG1 USB Type-C Port Controllers with PD come pre-loaded with a firmware stack that supports up to two Type-C ports, including power delivery support.
2nd TransAsia To Crash in a Year
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2/4/2015   35 comments
The second TransAsia Airway's French-made ATR-72 aircraft to crash within a year indicates technology problems with engines despite pristine record for craft over last decade.
Backplanes Hit a Wall at 56G
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1/29/2015   11 comments
Backplane-based systems are hitting a wall at 56 Gbit/second speeds, driving a debate over a need for new materials, signaling and equalization, said a Rambus engineer at DesignCon.
TSVs to Split More Chips: Re-Integration is the Focus
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1/28/2015   1 comment
At the European 3D TSV summit which took place in Grenoble's Minatec center last week, all of the speakers seemed to agree on one thing: in many fields including the consumer market, 2.5D integration (through the use of interposers) is going to remain cost-competitive for a while with real 3D vertical integration. And this could lead to major shifts in the electronics manufacturing landscape.
Fried Cable Sparked EE Profession
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1/27/2015   7 comments
The electrical engineering profession was sparked in the late 1800s by a fried transatlantic telegraph cable, said a DesignCon keynoter and Stanford professor.
EDA Startup Takes on Signal Integrity Barrier
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1/26/2015   5 comments
AtaiTec has developed a suite of simple, accurate, and cost-effective tools -- ISD, ADK, X2D -- to enhance existing SI flows.
Win a Bench Full of Test Equipment
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1/13/2015   31 comments
Keysight Technologies is giving away a bench full of general-purpose test equipment.
NI's Truchard Named IEEE Fellow
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1/7/2015   Post a comment
The instrument company's co-founder joins an elite list of engineers.
Memory Trends: A Look Ahead
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1/7/2015   7 comments
EE Times recently spoke with Jennie Grosslight, the memory test product manager at Keysight Technologies, about what she thinks will be the prevailing memory trends in 2015.
Space Weather Satellite Set for Launch
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12/19/2014   12 comments
NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory will serve as an early warning system for Earth-directed solar storms.
Vote for the Engineer of the Year
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12/17/2014   3 comments
Finalists announced, survey below. The award, sponsored by National Instruments, includes a $10,000 grant and will be given out at DesignCon 2015.
Researchers Superconduct at 140 Degrees
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12/15/2014   8 comments
Researchers have demonstrated a method of making superconductors at temperatures as high as 140 degrees Fahrenheit using lasers. If successful, everything from the electric grid to mobile electronics will experience a tremendous speed-up while simultaneously running much cooler.
Keysight Donates EDA Software to Georgia Tech
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12/15/2014   1 comment
Keysight Technologies continues a tradition that started when the company was part of Agilent.
Tiny Spectrometer Targets IoT
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12/12/2014   35 comments
NanoLambda has developed an ultra-compact, low-cost spectrometer-on-a-chip to measure concentration and density based on wavelength. The chip is accurate to 1 nm with 10nm resolution for consumer and medical uses.
Memory Test Trends of 2014: Emerging, Denser Memories Drive Test Tools
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12/9/2014   Post a comment
As DDR4 gains traction and new and emerging memories become denser, test vendors are releasing tools to address more complex components and the need for quicker validation.
AMS Acquires Sensor Company
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12/8/2014   3 comments
Analog chipmaker ams now will acquire acam-messelectronic, a vendor of highly accurate time-based measurement technology and related sensor solutions.
Hot Technologies: Looking Ahead to 2015
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12/3/2014   3 comments
EDN and EE Times explore some of the hot technologies in 2014 that will shape technology trends for next year and beyond as engineers bring even more innovative ideas to reality.
USB Oscilloscopes Get Beta Drivers for Open-Source Hardware
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11/25/2014   4 comments
Pico Technology has released beta versions of drivers for BeagleBoneBlack and Raspberry Pi open-source controller boards.
Anritsu ShockLine VNAs Receive Frost & Sullivan Award
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11/24/2014   1 comment
Its line of "faceless" VNA used for production RF T&M has been recognized for its small size, bandwidth, and user interface.
Breathalyzer Detects Diseases
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11/14/2014   19 comments
What if, with one big breath, you could determine your liver function or glucose levels? Researchers at the State University of New York, Stony Brook have developed a diagnostic breathalyzer that will make connotations with blood alcohol content a thing of the past.
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