Intel’s Mr. Touchy and Mr. Feely Blog 10/27/2011 6 comments When I was asked to meet with two Intel’s consumer gurus about a month ago, I gladly accepted the invitation; but I wasn’t quite sure if the meeting would yield a newsworthy story.
Reports examine mobile patent wars News & Analysis 10/24/2011 6 comments No clear winners are expected in the patent battles among Android partners, Apple and Microsoft, based on new reports analyzing some of the companies' patents.
TECH TRENDS: Front-end voice activation improves auto safety Design How-To 10/20/2011 7 comments The real problem for drivers is distractions, and the desire for additional productivity or entertainment that creates them. Distractions can be reduced through voice user interfaces to control the car without looking at buttons, and without having to touch them. Front-end voice activation is the next step in improving user interfaces.
ARM reveals little dog A7 processor News & Analysis 10/19/2011 15 comments Processor IP licensor ARM Holdings plc has revealed a power efficient Cortex-A7 processor core that it says is intended to be used alongside its top-of-the-range Cortex-A15 as part of a heterogeneous power-driven multicore strategy.
Intels Q3 sales top $14 billion News & Analysis 10/18/2011 3 comments Intel reported record sales of $14.3 billion for the third quarter, up $3.2 billion or 29 percent year-over-year, according to the company’s official earnings announcement.
Report: Samsung ramping Apple A6 processors News & Analysis 10/17/2011 14 comments Samsung is ramping production of the A6 quad-core application processor for Apple because rival foundry TSMC has yet to stabilize its own production of the same chip, according to a Korea Times report that referenced un-named Apple component suppliers as its sources.
Qualcomm describes Snapdragon S4 News & Analysis 10/8/2011 12 comments Qualcomm released a white paper on its Snapdragon S4 mobile applications processor, giving a few additional details of the 28nm chip expected to ship before June 2012.
Congatec unveils AMD dual core power on Qseven Product News 10/2/2011 Post a comment The conga-QAF is the first module to combine high graphics performance, dual core processing power and low power consumption in such a small form factor which makes it an ideal solution for cost-sensitive low-power control and visualization applications.
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.