Red Hat Drives FPGAs, ARM Servers News & Analysis 2/12/2016 1 comment Red Hat’s chief ARM architect is rallying FPGA makers to set a software standard for accelerators in between trying to get ARM servers ready for the market.
Startup Club Spurs ‘Hardware Revolution’ News & Analysis 2/10/2016 2 comments Getting a leg up in the hardware industry as a small company can be a challenge, even with a great product. To create a community that has more power in numbers, a group of international investors and tech enthusiasts started a club with the express purpose of helping startups grow.
Set-Top Era Over, Says FCC News & Analysis 1/27/2016 14 comments The U.S. Federal Communications Commission announced a proposal to force pay-TV operators to adopt open formats so any systems or software developer can access their content.
India Preps RISC-V Processors News & Analysis 1/27/2016 34 comments An India government lab expects to get up to $45 million to develop a 64-bit RISC-V microprocessor, while a team of academics is developing similar chips released as open source.
Microchip Signs to Buy Atmel News & Analysis 1/20/2016 2 comments Microcontroller, analog and flash memory IC vendor Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, Ariz.) has agreed to buy Atmel Corp. (San Jose, Calif.) for about $3.56 billion and Dialog Semiconductor, previously set to buy Atmel, has been paid a $137.3 million termination fee.
All Aboard the Hardware Startup Train News & Analysis 1/13/2016 2 comments After years of software-based funding and tedious development, the crowdfunding tide is turning toward hardware. At International CES, held Jan. 6- 9, officials from Indiegogo said companies throughout the chip and gadget ecosystem are getting on board.
China Swarms into IoT News & Analysis 12/7/2015 Post a comment Chinese gadget makers are jumping into Internet of Things (IoT) devices to catch an expected new wave of growth led by connected appliances for homes, some of which can use smartphones as remote controls.
Energy Harvesting For High Power News & Analysis 12/1/2015 Post a comment It’s taking a while to sow the seeds for energy harvesting. While much industry focus may be on powering the Internet of Things, the future may be bigger for energy harvesting.
Bill Gates Backs Multi-Billion Dollar Clean Tech Initiative News & Analysis 12/1/2015 Post a comment A public-private partnership for clean energy research and development kicked off the United Nations conference on climate change in Paris today. Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced that he would donate $2 billion over the next five years to the newly formed Mission Innovation.
Saleable Wearables: A Surprising List News & Analysis 11/25/2015 8 comments The consumer electronics industry is feeling a little spooked by a drop of 4.36% in year-over-year demand — from October 2014-October 2015, according to Argus Insights — for a wearable market. Where has it gone wrong?
Facebook Shifts Switch to 100G News & Analysis 11/19/2015 Post a comment Facebook announced it is designing a 100 Gbit/second top-of-rack switch for its next-generation data centers, reportedly using Broadcom’s Tomahawk chip.
A Therapy Session for Insecure IoT News & Analysis 11/13/2015 2 comments Call the doctor, burgeoning Internet of Things devices are having a crisis! During a panel discussion at ARM TechCon, industry experts discussed the challenges of securing millions of devices.
ARM CEO Touts IoT Security, Fire Safety News & Analysis 11/11/2015 7 comments ARM couldn’t have done it better if they tried. Just as CEO Simon Segars reached the climax of his TechCon keynote on the importance of security for the Internet of Things, a fire alarm rang out.
Verizon Unveils ThingSpace IoT Platform News & Analysis 10/29/2015 Post a comment Verizon wants to connect billions of things within the space of its 4G LTE network. The company announced an Internet of Things development platform, ThingSpace, that aims to lower the barrier to entry for connectivity in smart cities, healthcare, agriculture, energy, and sharing platforms.
Bake Your Own Pi News & Analysis 10/28/2015 2 comments Designers and engineers creating or building products based around the Raspberry Pi, in small-to-medium volume, can now access a service set up by distributor element14, and Raspberry Pi Trading to design and manufacture customized versions of the Pi.
Oracle Hedges Server Bets News & Analysis 10/28/2015 Post a comment Oracle debuted five new servers and a separate server partnership with Intel. The new servers are based on its latest SPARC M7 microprocessor, while the partnership targets mission critical systems favored by IBM.
Dell Packs Analytics in IoT Gateway News & Analysis 10/23/2015 1 comment At Dell World, the PC giant took a bigger step into the Internet of Things announcing a new IoT gateway with embedded analytics, initially for industrial automation and transit and a new custom IoT engineering team.
ARM Squeezes GPU For IoT News & Analysis 10/20/2015 Post a comment ARM has released a new low power GPU for wearables and the Internet of Things that merges smartphone-quality graphics. The 32-bit Mali 470 requires half the power of ARM’s previous graphics processor generation using the same process geometry.
GE Connects Industrial IoT News & Analysis 9/30/2015 Post a comment Connecting manufacturing and industry to the Internet is the next great frontier for OEM and manufacturer General Electric. The company showcased analytics platforms alongside hardware at an industrial Internet event.
Neuromorphic Chip Market to Rise News & Analysis 9/24/2015 31 comments Markets-and-Markets predicts that the neuromorphic chip market will finally take off in 2016, after repeated such predictions every decade since 1980.
Synopsys Touts IP Portfolio for IoT News & Analysis 9/22/2015 Post a comment Stable of intellectual property, cobbled together largely from acquisitions, targets connectivity, security and sensor processing requirements of the Internet of Things.
Intel-led Group Touts OIC 1.0 Over Rival IoT Specs News & Analysis 9/10/2015 1 comment The Open Interconnect Consortium has made public its long-waited Internet of Things candidate specification 1.0. "The big unresolved problem with IoT is not about ‘things.’ But it’s about the network,” said OIC executive director.
IoT Security Foundation Formed News & Analysis 9/8/2015 1 comment The Internet of Things Security Foundation has been formed with a large list of associate members having sprung out of discussions held at the UK's National Microelectronics Institute.
Google-led Group Preempts HEVC News & Analysis 9/2/2015 7 comments Internet giants Google and Cisco have banded together with Amazon and Netflix, two large streaming service players, along with Microsoft, Intel and Mozilla, to establish an Alliance for Open Media to develop “open, royalty-free and interoperable solutions for the next generation of video delivery,” the group said Tuesday (Sept. 1).
Apple Joins Pentagon Alliance to Develop Wearable Tech News & Analysis 8/31/2015 Post a comment The Pentagon has announced a Silicon Valley-based manufacturing institute and partnership with a consortium of over 160 companies, universities, and non-profit organizations -- including Apple and Boeing -- to develop high-tech military wearables and ultimately "an end-to-end stretchable electronics 'ecosystem' in the U.S."
Cellular, Wi-Fi Spar Over Spectrum News & Analysis 8/28/2015 6 comments 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.
Albany Research Hub Drives Collaboration News & Analysis 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.
Intel RealSense Gets Real News & Analysis 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.
Rocket Refuels for Student Mission News & Analysis 7/23/2015 1 comment After a technical setback in May, a group of Boston University students is raising funds to launch next summer the first amateur rocket to reach space.
IBM Frees Open Source Apps News & Analysis 7/22/2015 2 comments In 2015 IBM will contribute 50+ free programming projects focusing on analytics, mobile and cloud technologies to the open-source community plus include them on its Bluemix cloud development--free to individuals/students, up to $120,000 free to developers--as well as free developerWorks Open community to users for sharing open-source code, ideas and advise from IBM experts.
Wi-Fi Rings in NYC Phone Booths News & Analysis 7/17/2015 Post a comment A new company with ties to Google will convert 10,000 payphones throughout the five boroughs into gigabit Wi-Fi hotspots. The ad-based links will provide free phone call and public Wi-Fi with seamless roaming.
Tablet Shipments on the Wane News & Analysis 7/6/2015 5 comments Analysts expect decline for 2015 amid consumer market saturation; hope for improvement lies in emerging markets and the enterprise segment.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments