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Samsung Defense: Marketing Guru vs. Marketing Guru
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4/19/2014   Post a comment
Parade of marketing and programming experts continues as Samsung tries to prove Apple’s reasoning is flawed.
IoT: A Return to Our Favorite EDA Requirements
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4/18/2014   Post a comment
For the electronic design automation (EDA) industry, the Internet of Things (IoT) could represent both a technology advance and a technology reversal.
Will ‘Makers’ Help Chip Guys’ Bottom Line?
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4/18/2014   16 comments
Are you seeing this newborn love among "makers," board vendors, and chip companies? What mystifies me is not so much the love part, but how anyone could eventually mistake this infatuation for good business.
IoT Requires Continuous Development
News & Analysis  
4/18/2014   2 comments
The Internet of Things will add so much programmability to devices that keeping software current will become a never-ending task.
Fitness Wearables Lack Accuracy
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4/18/2014   6 comments
A new generation of wearable fitness sensors is needed to enable consumers to become their own fitness coaches.
Samsung Patent Leaks Point to Google Glass Competitor
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4/17/2014   1 comment
In a series of leaked patent documents from South Korea, Samsung is proposing a one-ear "earphone" design that seems to be a response to Google Glass sales. This many replace a two-ear design that came to light during CES in January.
Power Week-in-Review: Wristband TE Generator & Solar Cell Efficiency Record
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4/17/2014   Post a comment
This week, a flexible band-shaped thermoelectric generator that can harvest body heat to power wearables, a solar cell conversion efficiency record using a silicon-based cell of practical size, a multi-topology DC/DC converter, and much more.
A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words – So Add One to Your Profile Already!
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4/17/2014   7 comments
My personal preference is that I like to know who I'm talking to, especially on community-orientated websites like EETimes.
ON Semi on a Roll With Image Sensors
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4/17/2014   1 comment
Coupled with the company’s acquisition of Truesense last week and the rollout of the new Python family of CMOS image sensors this week, ON Semiconductor sets its sights on the automotive market of the future.
Wearable Computing Market on 78% CAGR Through 2018
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4/17/2014   Post a comment
By the end of 2014, shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach more than 19 million units, roughly tripling from 2013. Fitness monitors are the hottest devices, but Google Glass and other accessories and devices are looking to catch on.
The Big Fat Indian Election
Blog  
4/16/2014   6 comments
Technology and data analysis have come to play a crucial role in India's national election where 815 million eligible voters will cast their vote in more than 930,000 polling booths.
How the Heartbleed Bug Performs Its Nefarious Activities
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4/16/2014   11 comments
This is the clearest explanation one could possibly get on how the Heartbleed bug works.
Google Unveils Modular Phone
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4/16/2014   5 comments
Mod is back, according to officials from Google's Project Ara team. The module developers kit for the open source, build-your-own-phone was on display at the company's first Ara Developer's Conference, held April 15-16 at the Computer History Museum.
Google Contact Lens Patent Points to More Wearables
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4/16/2014   3 comments
In a filing from the US Patent Office, Google is looking to create smart contact lenses that include gesture technology and blink interfaces for wearable personal networks. The device could have medical uses.
Registration Opens for Microchip's MASTERs Conference
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4/16/2014   Post a comment
This conference is a great chance to meet Microchip's subject-matter experts and their technical partners, and also to meet their distributor's FAEs, design partners, and other users.
AllJoyn: A Common Language for Internet of Things
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4/16/2014   1 comment
Open-source lingua franca aims to let IoT devices and services communicate across manufacturers and operating systems.
Faroudja’s Bit Rate Reducer Gambit
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4/16/2014   9 comments
At the NAB show, Yves Faroudja and his new startup showed off new technology designed to provide up to 50 percent reduction in video bit rates without reduction in image quality.
Motorola Solutions' Enterprise Business Sells for $3.45B
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4/15/2014   1 comment
Motorola Solutions is selling its enterprise business to Zebra Technologies for more than $3 billion. The newly expanded Zebra plans to focus on IoT, mobility, and cloud-based applications.
Bad Assumptions & Why Lithium-Ion Batteries Still Catch Fire
Blog  
4/15/2014   13 comments
Some charging systems have good temperature accuracy, but no cell-balancing capability. Others have good cell-balancing capability, but poor temperature accuracy.
All About Batteries, Part 6: Zinc-Air
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4/15/2014   2 comments
In this article, we focus on zinc-air batteries, including their advantages, disadvantages, and chemistry.
Google's Project ARA Smartphones to Use Lattice ECP5 FPGAs
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4/15/2014   3 comments
Lattice ECP3 and ECP5 FPGAs to be used in Google's Project ARA smartphones to provide connectivity between modules and implement custom functionality.
Sensors & Actuators Market Forecast on 11% CAGR to 2018
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4/15/2014   Post a comment
After a two-year slump, sales of acceleration, yaw, and magnetic sensors are expected to explode this year and for the next three years.
Connectivity & Sensors: Smartphone Essentials
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4/14/2014   Post a comment
What brands of accelerometers, e-compasses, and gyroscopes are in today's smart devices? Teardown.com keeps score.
Live Chat Friday, April 18: Electronic Hobby Projects
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4/14/2014   30 comments
Don't miss our live online chat on Friday, April 18, at 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT). This is your chance to meet the EE Times editors and discuss your electronic hobby projects.
Is Internet of Things Hype 'Stuck on Stupid'?
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4/14/2014   6 comments
Don't be fooled by Internet of Things hype, says Kurt Shuler of SoC IP company Arteris. He argues for more compute power on edges using SoC IP.
TI Unveils Cloud Support Ecosystem for Embedded Developers
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4/14/2014   Post a comment
In what may be a template for processor design support in the IoT era, TI has developed a cloud service ecosystem for its hardware design customers.
IoT Blooms in San Francisco
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4/14/2014   5 comments
A cluster of startups, incubators, investors, and events focused on hardware for the Internet of Things is coming alive in a San Francisco neighborhood.
Lattice Is Breaking the Rules With ECP5 FPGAs
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4/11/2014   Post a comment
The ECP5 FPGA family has been architected from the ground-up for high volume deployment.
Power Week-in-Review: 30s Smartphone Charge, Compact EV Motor Prototype & Class-D Driver
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4/10/2014   1 comment
This week, a smartphone battery that recharges in 30 seconds, a compact EV motor that weighs 77 kg and fits in a notebook backpack, a Class-D audio driver IC, and more.
Cisco, TI Expand IoT Partnerships
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4/10/2014   4 comments
Cisco launches an IoT startup challenge while Texas Instruments names eight companies as the first of a set of IoT cloud service partners.
China’s Quest for ‘MIPS in Wearable’
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4/10/2014   10 comments
Despite initial success in e-books and tablets, Ingenic, a Beijing supplier of MIPS-based mobile SoCs, abandoned the tablet market in late 2012. Now Ingenic is betting its life on the yet-to-be-defined smartwatch market.
Slideshow: 10 Things I Saw at Bluetooth World
News & Analysis  
4/9/2014   4 comments
Bluetooth is moving into the Internet of Things in a big way with mesh technology on the horizon and plenty of traction in wearables.
Opal Kelly's Pins Soothe the Pain
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4/9/2014   Post a comment
If you are using Opal Kelly modules in your designs, then the Pins application is going to make your life much easier.
Vision: Promise & Challenge of Heterogeneous Processing
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4/8/2014   Post a comment
Guest blogger Vin Ratford returns to highlight the opportunities and challenges for heterogeneous processors.
The Man Behind pcDuino
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4/8/2014   7 comments
The pcDuino, a single-board computer, was a brainchild of Jingfeng Liu, ex-Marvell engineer. It started when Liu realized that Arduino hardware users don’t necessarily speak the same language as people working in the Linux software environment.
DCD's (Good Old) 68HC08 MCU Is Going Strong
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4/8/2014   1 comment
The latest version of DCD's binary-compatible 68HC08 8-bit MCU IP core -- the DF6808 – can perform up to 100 million instructions per second.
QuickLogic's Sensor Hub IDE & Dev Board Speeds Customization
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4/8/2014   Post a comment
The sensor hub IDE and development board support easy sensor bring-up, sensor algorithm development, and real-time board-level debug for quicker time-to-market.
Startup Unveils CPUs for Wearables
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4/8/2014   5 comments
SoC startup Ineda targets wearables with a new SoC and backing from others, including Imagination, Qualcomm, and Samsung.
ARM Endorses Open-Source Sensor Platform
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4/7/2014   Post a comment
Billed as first open-source software to streamline designing sensor hubs, Sensor Platforms Inc. launches Open Sensor Platform with powerful ally in ARM.
Gesture Flaw Makes Google's Nest Halt Sale of Smoke Alarms
News & Analysis  
4/7/2014   12 comments
Nest Labs is halting sales of its Nest Protect product after finding flaws with a gesture recognition feature. Google recently bought the company for $3.2 billion.
‘Social TV’ Talks Back to Smart TV
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4/7/2014   Post a comment
Smart TV is a product in search of a market rather than the other way around. Left with no direction, the market is beginning to define the television and its usage model.
Honda Tests System That Warns Drivers of Traffic Signals
News & Analysis  
4/7/2014   8 comments
Speed/brake recommendations on dash to help drivers save gas, make more green lights.
Samsung S5 Teardown: Loaded With Sensors
News & Analysis  
4/7/2014   8 comments
Samsung's Galaxy S5 has next version Exynos and the SuperAMOLED display, among a Teardown.com previews their teardown.
Electronics That Dissolve on Schedule
News & Analysis  
4/4/2014   7 comments
The biggest trick in making circuits that dissolve is being able to control how long they stick around.
Designing an IoT Device: Tradeoffs Abound, Many Ugly
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4/4/2014   36 comments
An embedded developer has concluded that today’s Internet of Things is still too unreliable, difficult-to-use, unconfigurable, insecure, and can cause users unnecessary frustration.
Windows Opens Console to Phone
News & Analysis  
4/4/2014   9 comments
Windows 8.1 and Phone 8.1 come with a host of new tricks and treats, including a $0 royalty licensing program for OEMs developing mobile devices with screens under 9 inches. Among Microsoft’s big reveals was a converged developer platform that allows developers to create universal Windows apps for a common Windows runtime on tablets, phones, PCs and, eventually, wearables.
Internet, Apps & Now Hardware
Blog  
4/3/2014   8 comments
Web designers, software developers, and non-engineering professionals with no prior experience in designing a system are turning their attention to hardware, Marvell's Kinoma vice president says.
ON Semi Acquiring Truesense for $92M
News & Analysis  
4/3/2014   3 comments
The deal expands ON Semiconductor's sensor offerings for the industrial sector. Truesense was previously Kodak Image Sensor Solutions.
Open Up Industrial IoT in a Box
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
4/3/2014   1 comment
It's not like putting together consumer products, when you're looking to harness the capabilities of the Internet of Things in an industrial setting.
Power Week-in-Review: The Ampere Redefined & PV Power Plant in a Box
News & Analysis  
4/3/2014   1 comment
This week, the venerable electrical base unit of current -- the ampere -- may be looking at a definition makeover, a portable solar plant for use in areas without electricity makes its debut, and the introduction of what is claimed as the industry's most efficient ultra-low-power boost regulator for photovoltaic and thermoelectric energy harvesting systems.
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