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Cellular, Wi-Fi Spar Over Spectrum
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8/28/2015   1 comment
Debate around spectrum sharing for next generation communications systems continues, following a recommendation by the industry group Wi-Fi Alliance to withhold certification of LTE-Unlicensed equipment. Licensed and unlicensed spectrum management is a critical concern ahead of an expected boom in data needs and connected devices by 2020.
Open Source GPU Debuts
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8/27/2015   2 comments
The first open source general-purpose graphics processor was described at Hot Chips along with an open source core more power efficient than an ARM processor.
Intel's Fabric Supersizes Comm for Data
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8/26/2015   8 comments
Intel's Omni-Path Arcitecture (OPA) build on Infiniband and to provide superior fabric communications among heterogeneous computers from datacenters to supercomputer.
Wireless Charging Visits The Hospital
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8/26/2015   Post a comment
Wireless charging is making its way into hospitals with the goal of eliminating power issues in everything from surgical tools to defibrillators.
Fabless RF Filters Cut Size, Share Same Die
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8/26/2015   1 comment
The latest high-end smartphones have upwards of 60 discrete radio frequency (RF) filters to address all the bands they must cover worldwide, but Resonant Inc. says it can half that number (or more) plus half their thickness.
Will Apple Build an Entire Car?
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8/25/2015   18 comments
Whether its creators call it ‘iRod’ or ‘iCar,’ Apple has launched a pedal-to-the-metal drive into the automotive industry, while keeping typically mum, according to industry analysts.
Startup Wants Better IoT Radios
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8/25/2015   7 comments
Bluetooth Low Energy and Zigbee won’t cut it for next-generation nodes on the Internet of Things that need to run on tens of microwatts from energy harvesters, said a Hot Chips presenter.
Cellular, Asia Drive RF Sales
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8/25/2015   Post a comment
Basestation proliferation in China and the Asia-Pacific region are driving demand for RF power devices, according to a report from ABI Research. The market for RF power devices grew by approximately $1 billion in 2014, over 50% growth year-over-year.
FarmTech: Drones Above, Robots Below
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8/24/2015   5 comments
Twenty-four hour farming, autonomous tractors and driverless combines are no longer the stuff of agro-science fiction. Agriculture today is moving toward all these innovations.
Albany Research Hub Drives Collaboration
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8/24/2015   Post a comment
The College of Nanoscience and Engineering has grown from a physics department at the State University of New York’s Albany Polytechnic campus to the hub of research and development for New York state.
Smart-Meter ICs on Rise, Predicts Report
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8/21/2015   Post a comment
The global market for smart meters is going to be 132 million units in 2015 rising to 150 million units in 2019 providing significant growth opportunities for ICs, according to research firm IHS,
SK Hynix Invests in Hyperspectral Sensor Startup
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8/21/2015   1 comment
SK Hynix has invested 2.2 billion won (about $1.8 million) in Stratio Technology Inc. (Menlo Park, Calif.), a startup developing germanium-based hyperspectral image sensors, according to Korea Times article. SK Hynix has acquired a 9.1 percent stake the article said.
Intel’s Krzanich: CEO Q&A at IDF
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8/21/2015   22 comments
Intel’s chief executive shares his thoughts on topics ranging from Moore’s Law, EUV, China, 3D XPoint and his effects to expand beyond the PC.
Sony SmartBand 2 Boasts New Heart Rate Monitor
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8/21/2015   Post a comment
The SmartBand 2, Sony's latest fitness wearable, offers a heart rate monitor plus other popular features, including a sleep tracker and activity tracker.
New Advances in FPGA Security
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8/20/2015   Post a comment
If left unprotected, side-channel attacks can be used to extract secret keys during cryptographic operations like bitstream loading.
Google Loses Data: Who Says Lightning Never Strikes Twice?
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8/20/2015   Post a comment
In a four-strike incident, power to Google Compute Cloud disks in Ghislain, Belgium, gets interupted and data writes are lost.
Google's Project Ara DIY Smartphone Delayed To 2016
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8/20/2015   Post a comment
Google's DIY smartphone experiment -- Project Ara -- is getting pushed into next year because the phone is more modular than the company previously expected.
IoT Dev Platform A One-Stop-Shop for Device Developers
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8/20/2015   1 comment
Targeting smaller device developers, Redpine Signals has created an IoT development platform that provides a one-stop-shop for device, cloud, and app development.
Intel RealSense Gets Real
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8/19/2015   4 comments
Intel getting real about its 3-D RealSense technology that mimics the human brain to allow developer to perceive the surrounding world and make sense of what it sees.
Cypress Solar PMICs Charge Indoors
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8/19/2015   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor announced a new family of solar energy harvesting power management integrated circuits to provide power to wireless sensors nodes that may be in the field for years at a time.
USB Ain't So Simple Anymore
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8/19/2015   17 comments
Cypress, TI, NXP and Lattice have all rolled out new USB Type-C chips. Loaded with new features, USB Type C offers promises to system vendors. But for consumers, it may bring potential confusions, industry analysts cautioned.
Intel CEO Sees A Bright Future For IoT, Developers
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8/19/2015   Post a comment
Tiny computers, real-time depth sensing, and breakthrough memory technology are among the innovations featured at this year's Intel Developer Forum. CEO Brian Krzanich detailed how connected devices will change the way we all do business.
In-Building Location Services: The Next Big Bluetooth App?
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8/18/2015   Post a comment
Startup takes on the challenge of indoor navigation, uses a Bluetooth-based system in a smartphone and external beacons for tracking and engagement.
Metamaterials Single-Out One Voice
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8/17/2015   2 comments
Duke University (Durham, North Carolina) has invented a metamaterial-based voice-locator system that can pick out an individual's voice even from a crowded, noisy room.
Rambus to Enter Fabless Chip Biz
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8/17/2015   9 comments
Seizing the opportunity in a growing market of datacenters, Rambus is unveiling a server memory interface chipset. The move is significant because the company will enter a fabless chip business for the first time, instead of IP business.
Should Altera Worry About Intel's M&A Record?
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8/17/2015   14 comments
Altera’s fate after its pending acquisition by Intel is anybody’s guess. But the big worry is if Intel squashes Altera -- pushing newly acquired talent, products and technologies into oblivion as though they had never existed.
Lenovo, HTC Slash Jobs As Smartphone Market Shifts
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8/15/2015   1 comment
Facing pressure and competition in the global smartphone market, Lenovo and HTC each announced layoffs as part of different restructuring plans.
5G Expectations Soar
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8/14/2015   Post a comment
The next-generation of wireless technology is generating big-time predictions as the industry gears up for its potential benefits.
Samsung Slims Phones, Boosts Displays
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8/13/2015   Post a comment
Banking on trends toward larger screens, Samsung unveiled two new smartphones with larger displays in a smaller form factor. The Samsung S6 Edge+ and Note 5 will be available in the U.S. and Canada on Aug. 21.
Wearables a Strange Fit, Says CEA
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8/13/2015   Post a comment
Wearables represent a fast growing but highly diverse and fragmented market where winners and losers are hard to call, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
SMIC Expects First 28nm Revenue by Year End
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8/12/2015   3 comments
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., China’s largest foundry, will start commercial production of 28nm -- its most advanced technology node -- in Q3 and expects its first revenue contribution from 28nm by the end of this year.
NIWeek: Flying Drones, Instrumented Bikes, Automated Guitars, & More
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8/11/2015   Post a comment
NI Week 2015 was a showcase of robotics. Here are some of the sights flying, rolling, and playing around Austin.
One-wire EEPROM Needs No Power
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8/11/2015   4 comments
This EEPROM gets all the power it needs from its data interface.
IoT Networks Debated at ESC
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8/11/2015   12 comments
The Internet of Things lacks a wide area network with broad coverage and low cost, according to a panel of experts who spoke at the recent ESV SV event.
'Black Dart' Counters Drones
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8/11/2015   2 comments
Joint U.S. military "Black Dart" exercises demonstrated and tested the latest countermeasures against enemy operated drones on July 26th through August 7th at the Naval Air Station (Point Mugu, California).
Weightless Expands Wide-Area IoT Spec
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8/10/2015   Post a comment
The Weightless SIG has a new standard in the works, for two-way, low-power, wide-area networking in the IoT.
Google Becomes Alphabet, Silicon Valley Zaibatsu
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8/10/2015   8 comments
Perhaps it was inevitable given the myriad business interests and technology fields Google has been so eager to get its hands on. Google announced Monday it will be creating a new holding company called Alphabet Inc.
Is NextInput Next Winner in Apple Products?
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8/6/2015   Post a comment
NextInput Inc., a startup founded in 2012, could be the latest MEMS sensor company to be catapulted to fame and fortune by design wins with that doyen of consumer electronics, Apple.
An Operator's View of 5G
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8/5/2015   1 comment
The Telecommunications Industry Association surveyed 58 operators globally on the future of 5G cellular, and found that the next-generation technology will begin rollout in Asia and require great effort from network operators.
New CISC Architecture Takes on RISC
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8/5/2015   16 comments
Imsys has developed a CISC-based processor designed to challenge ARM’s RISC-based cores in the highly competitive Internet of Things sector.
Swarm Lab Wants to Build Friendlier IoT Cloud
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8/5/2015   Post a comment
Web services are not up to the challenge of the Internet of Things, say UC Berkeley researchers, who propose using their more flexible Global Data Plane instead.
Your Smartphone Battery Could Be Tracking You
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8/5/2015   Post a comment
Eric Zeman Commentary 4 COMMENTS COMMENT NOW Rate It 50% 50% inShare 25 Your Smartphone Battery Could Be Tracking You Security researchers have found a way to track a user's smartphone Web usage through battery life.
Wireless Charging Metrics Debated
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8/4/2015   Post a comment
The Wireless Power Consortium has co-authored a study that aims to create a standard for measuring the efficiency of wireless charging systems. The study found in favor of the WPC's Qi system, but analysts aren't sure whether the methods will be absorbed by the rest of the industry.
Carmakers Raise Stakes in Map Battle vs. Google
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8/4/2015   4 comments
BMW, Audi and Mercedes -- to purchase Nokia’s HERE map business has exposed a growing digital rift between Google and traditional car OEMs. Carmakers are showing signs that they’re taking seriously the Google-car threat to their business.
NI Week: Videos From Opening Day
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8/4/2015   Post a comment
NI Week opened today with a two-hour exhibit opening. Here's some of what we saw.
Will The World Coalesce Around USB Type C?
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8/3/2015   5 comments
USB Type C is still too new for any market forecast numbers. But some analysts anticipate that USB Type C with its alt modes could “bring some ‘consolidation’ in the connector market,” where consumers need just one cable.
MediaTek Cautions 'Weak Demand' for Handsets
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7/31/2015   5 comments
MediaTek has pared its expectations for 2015 as a result of weaker demand for smartphones and stronger price competition for the handset chips that the company makes.
Google Street View Cars Test The Air
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7/31/2015   Post a comment
Environmental sensor firm Aclima has partnered with Google to test air quality in urban areas.
Hybrid Solar Cells Capture More
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7/31/2015   1 comment
Solar cells today waste as much as 44 percent of the solar spectrum--the infrared (IR)--but by combining inorganic semiconductor nanocrystals with organic molecules that lost energy can be unconverted to the visible spectrum for conversion to electricity, according to researchers at University of California, Riverside, (UCR).
Samsung's Slippage Stirs Smartphone Angst
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7/30/2015   6 comments
Samsung’s downbeat outlook is stirring up worries over the global smartphone market. A bigger question is if this dip is an isolated incident, or a harbinger of an inevitable slowdown in the smartphone market.
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