Cypress Expands Error Correcting Code For SRAM
News & Analysis 4/24/2015 Post a comment
As overall SRAM market shrinks, Cypress sees uptick in automotive, IoT and wearables segments, while adding on-board error-correcting code to meet reliability requirements and protect against the effects of radiation
Freescale Reveals NXP Mega Merger Details
News & Analysis 4/24/2015 9 comments
Five companies, aside from NXP, were in talks with Freescale, and CEO Gregg Lowe will be leaving post merger. Freescale reveals details of the NXP merger during its quarterly results call.
Wireless Charging Gets Universal Antenna
News & Analysis 4/24/2015 2 comments
Managing the skin effect, or device temperature, may be the secret sauce in managing and popularizing wireless charging. Officials at wireless charging antenna company NuCurrent believe the company’s 50-patents in this area will push them to multi-mode charging success.
Smartwatch Uptick in Mobile Slump
News & Analysis 4/23/2015 4 comments
Smartwatches could grow to sales of 400 million units a year by 2019 when smartphone and tablet sales slump to single-digit levels, said a market watcher.
8 Views of Security from RSA
Slideshow 4/23/2015 4 comments
Security was in focus at RSA Conference with top cryptographers, the Secretary of Homeland Security and others sharing views on everything from the Internet of Things to policy.
ARM Seeks Energy Harvesting Edge in IoT
News & Analysis 4/23/2015 Post a comment
With battery lifetimes becoming an increasing preoccupation of some of the world's largest brands including Google, Apple, Tesla and Dyson it now seems UK-based ARM is focusing on extending the battery life of sensors using Bluetooth to address the Internet of Things.
NFC Makes e-Ink Fashionable
News & Analysis 4/22/2015 Post a comment
Take a flexible e-Ink display foil, shape it and turn it into a wearable accessory, then control the black & white display using your smartphone through an NFC connection, uploading any design to match your outfit.
Remove the Moore's Law Blinders
Blog 4/21/2015 2 comments
The best is yet to come as new materials, logic architectures and software portend to deliver performance gains far beyond Moore’s Law scaling limits.
Smartwatches to Outpace Trackers
News & Analysis 4/21/2015 Post a comment
Smartwatch ownership is on the rise and will likely surpass activity trackers, according to market researchers. A report from The NDP Group projected that 2016 activity tracker ownership will have peaked at 32 million in 2016 while smartwatch ownership will hit 9%.
Athena Security IPs Designed to Mend Holes in SoCs
News & Analysis 4/21/2015 6 comments
We see rapidly growing needs for protecting connected systems by using security chips with crypto keys inside. But how do we know if security chips themselves (designed into such connected systems) aren’t leaking key information?
The Basics of the CE Marking
Blog 4/20/2015 Post a comment
Products that fall under a CE marking Directive cannot be imported into the EU unless they show the CE marking, which is simply a manufacturer's self-declaration that the product complies with the relevant European legislation.
NFC Tags Check Food Freshness
News & Analysis 4/16/2015 Post a comment
In December last year, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) had designed simple gas sensors relying on nanotubes-based chemiresistors (electrical circuits whose resistance changes when exposed to a particular chemical).
Apple Buys Array Camera Firm LinX
News & Analysis 4/15/2015 Post a comment
Apple has acquired Israeli startup LinX Computational Imaging Ltd., the developer of an array camera for mobile equipment, for a purchase price estimated at about $20 million.
Imagination Tunes in Wi-Fi, BT
News & Analysis 4/15/2015 Post a comment
Imagination Technologies hopes to leverage the communications experience of its Ensigma division to bring low power wireless connection to Internet of Things and wearable devices. Imagination hopes its built-for-IoT IP will prove valuable in a market that currently uses dumbed-down mobile chips
Bluetooth Does IoT 5+ Ways
Slideshow 4/15/2015 4 comments
At Bluetooth World, Google, CSR and Nordic Semi proposed separate ways to link a rising tide of Bluetooth devices into the Internet of Things.
Moore from the Archives
Blog 4/14/2015 1 comment
Moore's law at age 50 continues to be viable but for how long? Here's a look into EE Time's archives, including a link to what Gordon Moore thought of his own law's chances for longevity.
Graphene Spintronics Beats All
News & Analysis 4/14/2015 7 comments
Chalmers University of Technology claims graphene's high-electron mobility enables longer wires without repeaters for future spintronics that encode information on the spin of individual electrons instead of their charge like today.
Software Testing Needs More Automation
Blog 4/13/2015 1 comment
As software and hackers get more sophisticated, QA testing will gain importance. That will require more software QA engineers and more test automation. Software QA budgets are on the rise.
Energy Harvesters Power Wearables
News & Analysis 4/13/2015 1 comment
Researchers at North Carolina State University are developing nanotechnology-enabled energy harvesting and storage for ultra-low power sensors. The federally-funded research aims to create battery-free, body-powered wearable health monitors.
Aluminum Battery Recharges in 1sec
News & Analysis 4/10/2015 16 comments
Stanford University has built a flexible battery made from aluminum foil, graphite and liquid salt, making it safe as well as adaptable to any form factor.
Parallel Processing Spawns Non-MPEG Codec
News & Analysis 4/10/2015 13 comments
V-Nova will next week at NAB demonstrate a new video codec called Perseus. It's designed to do hierarchical and scalable video encoding by leveraging massive parallel processing, while sidestepping the complexity of block-based compression algorithms.
MEMS Startup Selects MIPS for Sensor Hubs
News & Analysis 4/10/2015 Post a comment
A South Korean startup has licensed a MIPS Warrior M-class CPU core from Imagination Technologies Group plc for use in sensor hubs it is developing to address IoT, wearables and automotive applications.
IIoT Ecosystem Beginning to Emerge
Blog 4/9/2015 Post a comment
Internet of Things (IoT) application deployment in industry is lagging expectations, as engineers deal with the networking and software complexities of serving field data to multiple applications and clients.
ESC Boston 2015 Sneak Peek!
Max’s Cool Beans 4/9/2015 Post a comment
How exciting! We are currently looking for professors and students to attend our ESC Boston 2015 event through our Embedded Education Program.