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Qualcomm LTE IC Makes (Auto-) Grade, But Only in Module
News & Analysis  
1/30/2014   8 comments
As car OEMs put together in-vehicle infotainment and telematics systems based on consumer technologies, the question is: Are these consumer chips automotive-qualified?
Facebook Attracts Server Startups
News & Analysis  
1/28/2014   4 comments
Servergy and Rex Computing showed 32-bit Power- and Adapteva-based low power servers at the Open Compute Summit and promised 64-bitters.
Properly Track Test Capacity
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1/23/2014   2 comments
There are three things you need to know about to get the most out of your ATE.
MediaTek, Pixelworks Gun for Mobile Video Post-Processing
News & Analysis  
1/16/2014   4 comments
MediaTek is migrating its home-grown Picture Quality engine, originally developed for large-screen HDTVs by its home business unit, into its latest eight-core mobile apps processor called “True Octa.”
Auto UI at Digital Cusp
News & Analysis  
1/13/2014   8 comments
As evidenced at CES last week, the automotive industry is exactly at the digital cusp that swept the mobile phone industry two decades before, with its human-machine interface still in its infancy.
Standards & Travels
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1/10/2014   Post a comment
Technical standards bring engineers closer together through a common language.
Take a Smartphone & Wrap a Car Around It
Blog  
1/8/2014   22 comments
Tesla's Elon Musk is no longer the only gearhead thinking of the car as a smartphone. The perception of a car turning into a smartphone (or a smartphone turning into a car) is a prophecy fulfilling itself at 90 miles an hour.
LG Revives webOS for Smart TV
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1/7/2014   13 comments
LG Electronics has breathed new life into webOS – a mobile operating system originally developed by Palm, by redesigning it as an OS for its new smart TV platform.
CES Unveiled: Toys, Fitness, Surveillance & IoT
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1/7/2014   19 comments
From cleverly designed toys and wellness devices to alternative energy ideas and device virtualization software for the Internet of Things, International CES has got it.
2.5-D Stacks Pile Up at Event
Blog  
12/24/2013   6 comments
More than a dozen companies presented results of test chips or support capabilities for 2.5-D and 3-D chip stacks at a recent event.
Altera CEO Upbeat After Tough 2013
News & Analysis  
12/23/2013   7 comments
The FPGA vendor's chief executive shared his views on the outlook for semiconductors and engineering in a yearend interview with EE Times.
Top 10 Automotive Agendas for 2014 & Beyond
News & Analysis  
12/20/2013   22 comments
Carmakers today languish between a rock and a hard place. On one hand, they face a dizzying array of new technologies to adopt, while they must comply with new regulations.
The Self-Driving Car Will Watch Your Every Move
Blog  
12/20/2013   28 comments
The biggest hurdle for autonomous cars is not whether a car can drive itself from point A to B, but if we can strike a balance in extending human driving abilities into the world of AI.
3D Stacks & Security Key for IBM in Server Market
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12/17/2013   4 comments
Top technologist at IBM discusses the future of server design with particular attention to security and 3D integration.
Amazing Race Toward Autonomous Car Design
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12/17/2013   17 comments
Chip companies are finding 2014 a critical year to drive their technology into semi-autonomous car platforms -- currently in development by a number of different carmakers.
From Teaching Physics to Studying EE
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12/12/2013   4 comments
A former physics teacher, having taught digital electronics, goes back to school for electrical engineering.
Intel Revs Up Comms Coprocessor
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12/4/2013   5 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.
3D Stacks Need Lower Costs, Broader Backing
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11/26/2013   13 comments
A recent gathering at Georgia Tech showed the emerging technology for 3D chip stacking needs to come down in costs and get broader backing from designers and managers.
Live Chat Dec. 3: DesignCon 2014
Blog  
11/26/2013   6 comments
DesignCon 2014 is coming in January. Let's chat all things DesignCon on December 3, 2013.
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.
Embedded Vision: Who's Watching Whom & Why
Blog  
11/18/2013   24 comments
Imaging technology is no longer just about the never-ending megapixel race among CMOS image sensors. As market focus shifts to "vision" processing, the industry has drawn a new battle line.
Nvidia, Micron Debut High-End Processors
News & Analysis  
11/18/2013   24 comments
Nvidia is shipping its latest Tesla for high-end computing, but Intel may counter with an integrated Xeon Phi, and Micron tipped a novel part coming in 2014.
EE Times Community Weighs In on Toyota Case
News & Analysis  
11/7/2013   27 comments
EE Times readers took Toyota’s unintended acceleration case to heart. After all, Toyota’s failures, pointed out by the expert witnesses, aren’t just Toyota’s problems. Its failures are relevant to all the hard choices engineers make.
Slideshow: NI Days Keynote Address
News & Analysis  
11/6/2013   4 comments
At NI Days 2013 in Boston, attendees saw product demos and some smashing.
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.
DesignCon 2014: Test & a Lot More
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10/30/2013   3 comments
The DesignCon 2014 technical program is available online and through the DesignCon mobile app.
Intel Makes 14nm ARM for Altera
News & Analysis  
10/29/2013   17 comments
In a case of strange bedfellows, Intel will make next year 14nm versions of Altera FPGAs using 64-bit ARMv8 cores.
Mentor to Bring Virtualization to Automotive Designers
News & Analysis  
10/24/2013   16 comments
The need to run a growing number of operating systems, applications, and tasks safely on the same ECU inside cars has gotten practically everyone in the automotive food chain talking about hypervisors.
Slideshow: ITS Touts Automation & Big-Data
Slideshow  
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.
Are You Ready When Your Google Car Freaks Out?
News & Analysis  
10/16/2013   90 comments
There is one question everyone seems to avoid asking and answering: How does a self-driving car, when faced with a crisis beyond its program, hand control back over to the driver?
Changing SoC Landscape Goes Further up the Supply Chain
Blog  
10/10/2013   5 comments
The coming 20 nm and 16 nm FINFET will shake up the whole SoC and IP supply chain, according to an Imagination Technologies’ executive.
Auto Market Challenges Chipmakers’ Stamina
News & Analysis  
10/1/2013   25 comments
I don’t think I’m alone in wondering why any chip company these days would stay in the automotive electronics market.
Driver Assistance: Radar or Vision?
News & Analysis  
9/27/2013   46 comments
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are driving the business of automotive electronics suppliers today.
What? DARPA Does Open-Source?
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
9/24/2013   13 comments
How to weed through a growing number of vision algorithms, to best to aid the time-consuming task of generating test objects necessary for better vision algorithms, has been DARPA’s focus in recent years.
EDA Startup Offers Language, Hardware IDE
News & Analysis  
9/16/2013   24 comments
Two researchers have teamed up to launch an EDA startup. They already have an IDE-style product for hardware designers that is available to license.
Wanted: Link Between EVs & the Grid
Blog  
9/10/2013   23 comments
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants you to foster connections between EVs and the electric grid.
TSMC's Sales Stay Strong in August
News & Analysis  
9/10/2013   2 comments
August did not dampen sales progress at leading foundry TSMC, where the year-to-date sales figure is running 19 percent ahead of the equivalent figure in 2012.
Big Iron Shines at Hot Chips
Slideshow  
8/29/2013   6 comments
IBM and Oracle showed competing Power 8 and M6 server CPUs at the annual Stanford event where Microsoft and others put in a few surprises.
Verification Panel: Are We Done Yet? Not Even Close
Blog  
8/27/2013   2 comments
Discussion panels held in public are often dull exercises in easy harmony. But get experts in a closed room and opinions can become more divided, or at least more vocal.
Benchmarks for Whole Phones Needed
Blog  
8/19/2013   27 comments
Benchmarking is a tricky business. There are benchmarks and there are benchmarks. I'm sure I'm not alone in my weariness with reading reports on yet another batch of benchmark results.
NXP: 3 Phases of Automotive Ethernet
News & Analysis  
8/14/2013   10 comments
The introduction of Ethernet inside the automobile is inevitable, but opinions are divided about how it will be phased in and what role it will play.
Flash DIMMS Invade DDR3 Slots
News & Analysis  
7/30/2013   8 comments
Startup Diablo Technologies announced a chip that lets NAND flash ride on the DDR3 DIMM bus, enabling new memory applications.
SuVolta Process Wins ARM, UMC Support
News & Analysis  
7/23/2013   15 comments
With six deployment programs in place, SuVoltas's chip manufacturing process is looking like a viable alternative to FDSOI and FinFET processes.
TSMC Forecasts Tepid Q3
News & Analysis  
7/18/2013   4 comments
Foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has said that demand for its wafers will "moderate" in the third quarter after it reported record sales and profits for 2Q13.
What's Microsemi Done With Actel's SmartFusion Product Range?
News & Analysis  
7/16/2013   8 comments
The SmartFusion2 product range is built on 65nm Flash technology and biased heavily towards security and defense applications.
First 20nm UtraScale ASIC-Class FPGA From Xilinx
News & Analysis  
7/9/2013   1 comment
20nm UltraScale devices enable 1.5-2x system-level performance and programmable systems integration a year ahead of the competition.
Xilinx Tapes Out 20nm FPGA
News & Analysis  
7/9/2013   2 comments
Xilinx says it has taped out the first merchant chip in TSMC's 20nm process, the FPGA sporting its Ultrascale architecture.
FPGA Development Boards: The Universal Prototyping Tool?
News & Analysis  
7/5/2013   13 comments
With the growing availability of expansion boards like the FPGA Mezzanine Card, it is easier than ever to create a target hardware platform on which you can begin development.
Configurable Processors as an Alternative to FPGAs
Blog  
7/3/2013   3 comments
An exploration of using configurable processors as an alternative to the traditional FPGA approach to creating a custom system.
Complex Chips Make Tangled Business
Blog  
7/3/2013   5 comments
As chip complexity has increased, design has climbed in abstraction, and it has created a Byzantine network of business models and opportunities. But are too many entities trying to take profit across the design process killing the goose that lays the golden IC?
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