Moog Theremini Melds Analog & Digital
News & Analysis 7/24/2014 7 comments
Robert Moog, the inventor of the voltage-controlled oscillator that enabled the first analog synthesizers, got started with his interest in the theremin, which Moog Music Inc. has now resurrected and modernized as the Theremini.
2D-to-3D Conversion Adds Texture on Top
News & Analysis 7/16/2014 1 comment
In an SID 2014 paper, NLT Technologies researchers disclosed how they were able to use a variant of electrovibration on a 4.1-inch-wide touchscreen prototype to create localized friction (at multiple touchpoints) and the perception of texture.
Flexible Displays Going Commercial
News & Analysis 7/15/2014 11 comments
LG is first out of the gate with a completely flexible large-scale (18-inch) display that can be rolled up for transport into a three-centimeter (1.2-inch) scroll.
Vishay to Buy Capella for $205M
News & Analysis 7/14/2014 Post a comment
In a move aimed at strengthening its optical sensor business, Vishay Intertechnology has agreed to acquire Capella Microsystems Inc. of Taiwan for $205 million.
Product Tryout: NI VirtualBench
News & Analysis 7/3/2014 Post a comment
National Instruments entered the bench instrument market with the faceless VirtualBench, an all-in-one test instrument. It has most, but not all, of what you'd expect.
Google Boots Up Project Ara
News & Analysis 6/27/2014 9 comments
Project Ara is literally up and running, as members of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects team demonstrated a prototype modular phone at the company’s developer conference. Although the smartphone prototype, froze while booting up, project leads were excited about the device’s potential.
Analog Engineers: Too Few or Too Many?
News & Analysis 6/11/2014 66 comments
After years spent encouraging engineering students to focus on digital electronics, many analog mixed-signal design jobs now stay open longer or are simply going unfilled, while some senior analog designers can't find work.
Analog Chip Markets on the Up, Says WSTS
News & Analysis 6/10/2014 10 comments
The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization raises its forecast of how sub-markets will perform in 2014 – including the Europe, Asia-Pacific regions and the analog, logic and memory product classes.
'Incompetence & Neglect' in GM Recall
News & Analysis 6/6/2014 15 comments
General Motors did not cover up its infamous ignition switch problem, but it was responsible for massive and widespread incompetence, according to a new investigation.
Apple OS X, iOS Draw Closer
News & Analysis 6/2/2014 3 comments
At WWDC, Apple shows it is building connections between its desktop and mobile operating systems. Apple is fortifying its position by opening up new opportunities for developers.
Leap Motion Gives Gesture Update
News & Analysis 6/2/2014 1 comment
Motion sensing company Leap Motion is testing advanced software that will identify complex movements. Founder and CTO David Holz spoke with EE Times about his vision for changing the way humans interact with technology.
SpaceX 3D Prints Rocket Thruster
News & Analysis 5/30/2014 16 comments
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) certified ready for space travel the world's first rocket thruster to be fabricated on a 3D printer.
Parallel NOR Delivers Performance SPI Can't
News & Analysis 5/27/2014 2 comments
The focus of systems designers is usually on reducing cost and power consumption by using serial flash, but many automotive and embedded applications require the high performance of a parallel interface.
Get Free Test & Measurement Software
News & Analysis 5/21/2014 4 comments
There's plenty of free software available in the form of applications add-ons, drivers, and open-source. Help us compile our list of free T&M software by telling us what you use.
Smartphones Take Large LCDs out of the Game
News & Analysis 5/21/2014 4 comments
The effects of the penetration of portable smart devices has brought LCD monitor shipments to an historical 10-year low in the 1Q14, reports NPD DisplaySearch in its "Quarterly Desktop Monitor Shipment and Forecast Report."
Rohde & Schwarz Joins M2M Alliance
News & Analysis 5/20/2014 1 comment
By Joining the M2M Alliance, Rohde & Schwarz moves into a burgeoning area where machine will communicate directly with each other, using wireless technologies.