Video: Intel’s CES press conference highlights News & Analysis 1/10/2013 5 comments At CES, the firm announced a pull-in of its low powered processors from fourth generation to third generation Ivy bridge products, exceeding even its own previously stated power targets, for what the company hopes will produce thinner, lighter, longer battery life devices.
Nvidia launches 'Wayne' processor with LTE News & Analysis 1/7/2013 6 comments Nvidia has launched the quad-core Cortex A15 based Tegra 4 application processor for use in consumer gadgets from smartphones, through tablet computers to games consoles at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Chip sales boosted by American strength News & Analysis 1/4/2013 9 comments For the second month in a row, strong growth in the Americas region pushed the three-month average of worldwide semiconductor sales to increase at above typical seasonal rates.
TI offers efficient DC/DC step-down converter Product News 1/3/2013 Post a comment Texas Instruments has introduced what it claims the industry’s lowest power DC/DC step-down converter, an ultra-low power circuit enables battery-free power to applications, such as wireless sensor networks, monitoring systems, smoke detectors, wearable medical devices and mobile accessories.
Semi upswing seen for 2013 News & Analysis 1/3/2013 8 comments Strength in mobile devices, communications, and tablets will boost the chip biz out of the doldrums, according to IDC.
Texas firm buys Chinese chip maker News & Analysis 1/2/2013 1 comment Diodes, a manufacturer of discrete, analog and application-specific semiconductors, is set to buy a chip maker that supplies OEMs in China with analog and mixed-signal ICs.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.