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Mushrooms Recover Gold out of Mobile Scrap
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4/11/2014   11 comments
Researchers have developed a novel way to extract metals, specifically gold, from discarded electronics: mushrooms.
The Ampere, Redefined
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4/11/2014   23 comments
As the International Conference on Measures and Weights looks to agree on a new definition of the ampere, as one of the three basic dimensions of electricity, German researchers have devised a means to measure it.
New High-Efficiency Power Solution for Altera's High-Performance FPGAs
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4/8/2014   Post a comment
The combination of Altera’s new ET4040 power conversion solution and high-end FPGAs offer systems designers the high-density, high-efficiency power conversion they require.
New Saleae Logic Analyzer Family Combines Digital & Analog
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4/7/2014   18 comments
This new logic analyzer family from Saleae distinguishes itself from the original product line by incorporating analog measurement capabilities.
Electronics That Dissolve on Schedule
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4/4/2014   7 comments
The biggest trick in making circuits that dissolve is being able to control how long they stick around.
How IBM Measured the Current Data Speed Record
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3/25/2014   5 comments
Speed records have no value unless they can be measured and verified.
PCIe Storage Spec Group Incorporates for Added Clout
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3/24/2014   Post a comment
The NVM Express Work Group has decided to incorporate itself to further the NVM Express specification for accessing solid-state disks on a PCI Express bus.
5 New Products Not to Miss at EE Live!
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3/19/2014   3 comments
We've highlighted five new products that you shouldn't miss at EE Live! in April. Here's a quick tour of what's hot.
Mentor's Xpedition: Putting More Power Into Your Mouse
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3/18/2014   5 comments
Out of all the new features, 'Sketch Routing' took my breath away. You have to see it to believe it!
Bacon-Scented Alarm Clocks
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3/10/2014   7 comments
What do you think? Is this real, or am I just a sucker for bacon?
Marvell to Launch IoT Maker Kit
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3/10/2014   17 comments
Marvell has rolled out Kinoma Create, the JavaScript-powered IoT construction kit. Peter Hoddie, Marvell's Kinoma vice president, described it as "a developer prototyping device that leverages our software work to open the 'maker' movement."
BeagleBone: 11 Add-Ons for Expanded Functionality
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3/7/2014   2 comments
EE Times takes a look at 11 additional add-ons for the BeagleBoard single-board computer.
TI Tiva Series Slashes IoT Costs to $19
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3/6/2014   Post a comment
Texas Instruments' latest development board is a doorway to the Internet of Things for your average tinkerer.
Vote: 6 STEM Programs That Matter
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3/6/2014   10 comments
Help us determine who will win the STEM Impact Award. Voting is open today through March 17.
New Cadence TimingVision Technology Speeds PCB Interface Design
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3/5/2014   Post a comment
TimingVision technology can speed the timing closure of high-speed PCB interfaces -- such as a DDR3 memory interface -- by 60% or more.
Allied's 3 Gadget Smackdowns at EE Live! 2014
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2/27/2014   9 comments
The Gadget Smackdown at last year's conference was so popular that Allied Electronics is sponsoring three Smackdown sessions at EE Live! 2014.
Hot PCB, FPGA & MCU News From Altium
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2/26/2014   6 comments
Altium has just announced the latest version of Altium Designer along with TASKING compiler suite support for LC87 MCUs from ON Semiconductor.
Hawaiian Shirts to be Unofficial Garb for EE Live 2014!
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2/25/2014   31 comments
It would be my greatest wish come true to see the exhibition floor at EE Live! replete with Hawaiian shirts as far as the eye can see.
FPGA Engineering Boot Camp at EE Live! 2014
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2/20/2014   Post a comment
This is the training course to attend if you want to know whether or not FPGAs should feature in your future embedded systems and products.
BeagleBone: 9 Add-Ons That Power It Past Raspberry Pi
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2/20/2014   12 comments
While the Raspberry Pi continues to dominate the world of single-board computers, the BeagleBone is looking to make up some ground in the market. Our writer breaks down 9 new add-ons to the system.
Go From Prototype to Production With Orbotix
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2/20/2014   1 comment
Orbotix co-founder Ian Bernstein shares his hard-won experience in taking a startup from prototype to production.
Slideshow: The Joy of Rotring
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2/20/2014   14 comments
Anyone who was involved in PCB or circuit diagram (schematic) drawing in the pre-computer era is very likely to know the Rotring name.
Startup Promises Bandwidth Boost
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2/18/2014   30 comments
Kandou Bus says it can boost data rates or cut power fourfold in many chip interfaces thanks to an insight from its founder, a math professor.
Silego Unveils Tiny GPAK3 Mixed-Signal FPGAs
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2/13/2014   9 comments
New GPAK3 devices allow designers to integrate up to 30 discrete and passive components into a single device in a tiny package (2mm x 3mm).
Power Week-in-Review: Fusion Breakthrough, Flexible Piezo Fabric & NASA Boosts EVs
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2/13/2014   1 comment
This week, scientists move one step closer to achieving fusion "ignition," a flexible energy harvesting fabric that delivers twice the power of other such textiles, NASA commits to power source development for EVs, and a MIPI-BIF-compliant fuel gauge IC.
Altium & Rosenberger Help PCB Designers Save Time
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2/12/2014   Post a comment
Much like Rodney Dangerfield, when it comes to PCB design, connectors "don't get no respect!"
Slideshow: DesignCon Hits 100G Targets
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2/3/2014   14 comments
A tour of the show floor at DesignCon revealed boards, testers, and other enabling technologies for high-speed systems hitting 100G rates.
XPrize Challenges DesignCon Audience
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1/30/2014   1 comment
A keynote from the XPrize Foundation challenged DesignCon attendees to find a novel battery technology or a new approach to learning to read.
Slideshow: Facebook Drives Open Hardware
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1/29/2014   5 comments
At the fifth annual summit of the Facebook-led Open Compute Project, Microsoft joined the movement, contributing its latest server designs.
Tektronix Acquires Picosecond Pulse Labs
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1/24/2014   2 comments
Move puts Tektronix in a stronger position against signal-integrity rivals.
Want to Join Me in the EDA Playground?
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1/15/2014   6 comments
EDA Playground is free and online, there is nothing to install, and it runs on any OS.
10 Top IoT Stories of 2013
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1/8/2014   5 comments
Internet of Things articles on security, low-cost dev boards, Intel's Quark, and reports from a handful of conferences won the most clicks in 2013.
Intel Edison Aims to Dress Wearables
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1/7/2014   15 comments
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich outlined a vision for a wearable world at Monday's pre-CES keynote, the cornerstone of which centers on a SD-sized computing system.
Freescale Rolls Platform for Wearables Design
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1/6/2014   5 comments
Freescale, seeing opportunity in enabling a yet-to-be-defined wearable market, is rolling out at CES the industry’s first reference platform for wearable device design, flexible enough for a host of applications ranging from fitness and healthcare to infotainment.
60 GHz DuoTargets Small Cells
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1/3/2014   15 comments
InterDigital and BluWireless may design a 60 GHz board for backhaul on small cell base stations, part of a growing set of efforts around 5G nets.
E-Waste: Lack of Info Plagues Efforts to Reduce E-Waste
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12/31/2013   13 comments
Fixing e-waste problems is hampered by lack of information on both ends of trade flows, according to an MIT study. Poorer nations need to track e-waste coming onto their shores, which means tracking codes need to be created.
Intel Seeks Big Slice of Microservers
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12/20/2013   30 comments
Intel's director of cloud marketing and a couple of analysts discuss the company's upcoming offerings in the microserver and server segments. As ARM-based SOCs come gunning for Intel, the leading chipmaker looks to expand its portfolio and avoid overlap at the same time.
Indiegogo Propels MedTech Startup to CES
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12/19/2013   9 comments
Skulpt will stand next to giants such as Samsung at the Consumer Electronics Show, thanks in part to the visibility it gained through crowdfunding.
Altium Unveils TASKING C Compiler for Power Architecture MCUs
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12/18/2013   2 comments
New TASKING C compiler from Altium targets advanced 32-bit Power Architecture MCUs, including the multi-core variants.
Avago/LSI Points to Maturing Industry
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12/16/2013   10 comments
Avago's $6.6 billion deal to acquire LSI creates a broad wireless and wired communications and storage chip vendor well suited to a maturing industry.
Pebble CEO Turns Back Clock
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12/6/2013   11 comments
The chief executive of Pebble Technology told the story of the launch of the Pebble Watch effort at an event sponsored by Broadcom.
Altium's New Team Configuration Management & Vault Server Technology
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12/5/2013   1 comment
There are many aspects to managing one's electronic design and verification data, including centralizing and standardizing one's design environment.
Intel Revs Up Comms Coprocessor
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12/4/2013   8 comments
Coleto Creek raises the ante for Intel's bid to get its x86 processors used more broadly in a wide variety of communications systems.
Bluetooth Smart Gets Smarter
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12/4/2013   11 comments
The latest Bluetooth spec update will improve consumer usability and developer access while paving the way for new devices. Bluetooth 4.1, builds on the current low power consumption model to produce data that’s more visible on mobile devices, improve usability with increased coexistence support for LTE and data exchange, and empower developer innovation.
Carriers Switch on Small Cells Slowly
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12/3/2013   5 comments
The Small Cell Forum expects 11.5 million small-cell base stations will be in use by 2018, up from just 168,000 today.
Startup Drives 60 GHz to Small Cells
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12/2/2013   3 comments
Peraso Technologies packed its 60 GHz transceiver in a waveguide module to get an edge of Hittite and Infineon in backhaul for small cell base stations.
Tablets to Make Up Half of 2014 PC Market
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11/26/2013   31 comments
Industry analysts predict that tablets will take up half of the market share in 2014, with 285 million tablets expected to ship in 2014 and 396 million in 2017.
Flash Shortages Drive SSD Shifts
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11/26/2013   13 comments
A tighter supply of NAND flash has spiked chip prices and is driving consolidation among dozens of independent solid-state drive makers.
IoT Challenge Sparks Ongoing Discussion
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11/25/2013   Post a comment
Join an ongoing conversation about the Smart America Challenge and what lies ahead for the Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems.
Slideshow: DesignCon 2014 Mobile App
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11/21/2013   1 comment
Download the DesignCon 2014 Mobile App and have all the conference and exhibition information at your fingertips.
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