Silicon Labs' IoT SoC Gambit News & Analysis 3/31/2014 11 comments Silicon Labs' CEO came to Shanghai and captured the audience's imagination with a slide labeled "IoT SoC." Though it did not show the real chip, it illustrated the IoT in tangible terms.
NSA’s Huawei Spying Used Well-Tested Methods News & Analysis 3/27/2014 32 comments According to published reports, the NSA investigated China's Huawei for possible spying, creating a backdoor into a large portion of the company's network. It's a method the NSA has perfected.
Samsung, Intel Lead Chip Capex Ranking News & Analysis 3/27/2014 4 comments While SanDisk and Micron are expected to increase their capital spending in 2014, Samsung and Intel are still expected to remain the two biggest spenders during the next 12 months.
Topological Insulators Boost Spintronic Devices News & Analysis 3/21/2014 3 comments In a new paper, researchers from three different universities detailed a new way to control the surface electronic states of TIs. Eventually, this could lead to their use in a range of spintronic devices.
Android User Lawsuit Highlights Personal Data Perils News & Analysis 3/19/2014 6 comments In a 2013 lawsuit, Android users claimed that Google had gained access to personal information from their smartphones and tablets and then gave it to a third party. These users claim that they never gave permission for this, highlighting the perils of having personal information on mobile devices.
Exclusive: Xiaomi Challenged News & Analysis 3/19/2014 3 comments Even for Xiaomi, the box business hasn't exactly been a cakewalk. The Chinese company had to scramble for a modicum of cooperation from parts and components suppliers.
Exclusive: Xiaomi Unboxed News & Analysis 3/18/2014 20 comments China's Xiaomi Inc., with no prior experience in the CE business, has picked up where Sony, Motorola, and Nokia left off and has blazed a path to survival in today's cutthroat consumer market.
1TB Archive Disc Avoids Format War News & Analysis 3/17/2014 2 comments Sony and Panasonic are developing new disk storage technology that can store up to a terabyte of data on a disk, and the two companies are doing it without a fight.
What's in an Airplane's Black Box? News & Analysis 3/17/2014 16 comments In the end, it all comes down to the memory. I spoke to EDN (our sister site) contributing editor Nicole Faubert last week, and she was wondering what electronics were inside the important black box.
DDR4 Heir-Apparent Makes Progress News & Analysis 3/11/2014 16 comments The final second-generation specification for Hybrid Memory Cube is expected in May, just as DDR4 is poised for wider adoption in servers. But a memory wall awaits, and HMC is its most likely replacement.
Spin Waves Cut Logic Power News & Analysis 3/7/2014 7 comments In a new research paper, UCLA scientists explain how they used electron spin to slash the power consumption of logic devices.
Showtime for the Micron-Sony 16Gb ReRAM Blog 3/4/2014 20 comments New 16Gbit ReRAM is an impressive piece of design and a clear demonstration of lithographic and fabrication skills, yet absence of important details suggests the appearance of this device in standard product form is still some way ahead.
Research Suggests New Class of Magnetic Materials Blog 3/3/2014 2 comments An international team of scientists led by University of York claims to have paved the way for a new class of magnetic materials and devices that promise energy-efficient thermally induced switching and offer improved performance and power efficiency.
RONNIEE Card Shares Memory Across Networks News & Analysis 3/3/2014 Post a comment Startup A3Cube's intelligent fabric blurs the lines between network and memory architectures to improve I/O performance and latency as placing applications closer to memory becomes increasingly common.
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.