Spreadtrum sacks CTO News & Analysis 4/26/2013 3 comments The sudden firing of Qiuzhen Zou, Spreadtrum's chief technology officer, hints at internal turmoil within the Chinese fabless chip firm.
What’s the story behind Spreadtrum’s sudden sack of its CTO?
Add radio on-a-chip to any design News & Analysis 4/23/2013 7 comments Designers can add FM radio to any of their consumer gadgets with a $5 software-defined radio-on-a-chip, an antenna-to-audio solution from mixed signal semiconductor maker, Silicon Labs (Austin, Texas).
Micrel MIC826 voltage supervisor Product News 4/18/2013 Post a comment Micrel’s latest microprocessor supervisor improves accuracy of power supply monitoring, reduces solution size up to 70 percent, and cuts current consumption up to 75 percent.
3-D IC stacks pushed back to 2015 News & Analysis 4/2/2013 6 comments Globalfoundries reports on a functioning 3-D wafer-level stack with through silicon vias as the industry pushes out plans for such products to 2015 or later.
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. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.