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Toyota Case: Inside Camry’s Electronic Control Module
News & Analysis  
10/30/2013   45 comments
In many recent Toyota cases, one nagging question recurs: If software bugs are in the system, why have millions of owners never experienced unintended acceleration? The trial transcript explains the complexity.
Toyota Trial: Transcript Reveals 'Task X' Clues
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10/29/2013   37 comments
Expert witness Michael Barr said he’s not allowed to talk about specifics on Task X. However, the trial transcript offers ample clues about what it does.
Get the Circuit on Temperature Measurement
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10/28/2013   12 comments
An EDN article about a measurement circuit shows one way to measure temperature. What do you think of the design?
Slideshow: Imagining a Trillion Sensor World
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10/28/2013   20 comments
The organizer of the Trillion Sensor Summit is one of many executives trying to both accelerate and get ahead of the Internet of Things.
No Test Equipment Companies? Impossible!
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10/25/2013   3 comments
Thomson Reuters 2013 Top 100 Global Innovator program list is out. Clearly, they don’t understand the value of test.
Oklahoma Jury to Deliberate Toyota Acceleration Case
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10/24/2013   9 comments
The focus of the Toyota case in Oklahoma is on software and electronics used in the electronic throttle control, rather than the entanglement of the accelerator pedal with a floor mat, which Toyota previously cited as the cause of accidents.
Oracle Laser Lights Way to Silicon Photonics
News & Analysis  
10/22/2013   18 comments
Oracle is working on a low-power laser that it hopes will drive the next-generation silicon photonics needed for high-end servers.
Nokia Guns for 6-Inch Phablets
News & Analysis  
10/22/2013   16 comments
Nokia showed off its first tablet (10-inch screen) and two six-inch screen 'phablets' at the company's annual event in Abu Dhabi.
Slideshow: Imec Tours Nanoscale Horizon
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10/21/2013   8 comments
A tour of recent projects at the Imec research institute showed work in advanced transistors, bedside medical testers, silicon photonics, and more.
Nice Circuit, Ugly Schematic
Blog  
10/21/2013   33 comments
The wiring schematic is a standard part of a design’s "reveal." When it is done with the right engineering esthetic, it reflects well on the design and the designer.
Walden’s $100M Fund to Inject Fuel Into Indian Chip Startups
India Chip Chat  
10/18/2013   16 comments
Walden's $100 million fund comes at a time when the central government has also announced new initiatives for the semiconductor industry.
Slideshow: ITS Touts Automation & Big-Data
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10/17/2013   9 comments
ITS World Congress turns out to be a confluence of disparate industries -- foremost among them automotive, mobile, telecommunications, and computers.
Brain Implants Near Milestone
News & Analysis  
10/16/2013   28 comments
NeuroPace is close to approval for the first brain implant that listens to, then acts, on brain activity -- a milestone in the rising field of neural electronics.
Broadcom Tips Custom 64-Bit ARM Core
News & Analysis  
10/15/2013   14 comments
Broadcom became the latest chip vendor to enter a heated race to deliver 64-bit server and comms SoCs based on a custom ARM core.
Is It Up or Down? Depends on How & What You Count
Blog  
10/14/2013   7 comments
Gartner and IDC released their measurements of the PC industry. The dueling giant research firms have never agreed on the exact number.
IDT CEO Shuffle: Why & What Next?
News & Analysis  
10/14/2013   31 comments
When Ted Tewksbury suddenly retired as CEO of Integrated Device Technology seven weeks ago, neither he nor the company explained what happened, or why.
Ex-Samsung Exec Leads Korea’s Specialty Fab to Expansion
News & Analysis  
10/11/2013   7 comments
Dongbu has been sharpening its strategy and steadily expanding capacity under Chang-Sik Choi, an ex-Samsung executive who arrived as president a year and a half ago.
Power Tip 64: Compensate for Cable Drop Without Remote Sensing
Power Tips  
10/9/2013   2 comments
It is possible to put a positive load line on a power supply with a handful of inexpensive parts. In many cases, the added complexity of this circuit is small compared to remote sensing, and it is safer.
With Dual-Mode Wireless Charging IC, IDT Urges to Cut the Cords
News & Analysis  
10/8/2013   14 comments
Jeffery McCreary, IDT's CEO, revealed that IDT is gunning for the still embryonic but potentially huge wireless charging market.
Mike Noonen, GloFo Executive VP, Resigns
News & Analysis  
10/7/2013   19 comments
Mike Noonen has resigned from his position as the executive vice president at GlobalFoundries. Noonen was responsible for global products, design, sales, and marketing at the world’s second largest foundry.
Analog Drives Processor Architecture
Blog  
10/3/2013   2 comments
The recent port of a number of mixed signal interface IP blocks to 20nm by Synopsys raises some fascinating questions on the microprocessor ecosystem.
TSMC Shows Path to 16nm, Beyond
News & Analysis  
10/2/2013   39 comments
Chip bellwether TSMC detailed its steady progress on its 20 and 16nm nodes, but said little about the expected costs increases they will carry.


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