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ESIstream vs. JESD204B for Ultra-High-Speed Chip-Chip Communications
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12/17/2014   6 comments
The open ESIstream protocol has less encoding overhead and higher data bandwidth than JESD204B. It's also significantly easier to implement ESIstream digital core.
Want a Voltera Desktop PCB Printer?
Max’s Cool Beans  
12/17/2014   8 comments
Who among us wouldn't want the ability to create PCBs on their desktop?
Apps Layer: '800lb Gorilla' in IoT Nobody Talks About
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12/16/2014   12 comments
Plenty of people and companies in the technology world tend to come at the Internet of Things by dwelling on "Internet." But what if we started with the "Things" instead?
I Want a Zano Autonomous, Intelligent, Swarming Nano-Drone
Max’s Cool Beans  
12/16/2014   8 comments
The promise of the Zano is that even a drongo like Max Maxfield should be able to capture stunning aerial photographs and videos with no complex flight training.
How New-Gen MCUs Handle Security in Cars
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12/16/2014   1 comment
The incessant evolution of communication networks inside vehicles is quickly reducing the capacity of current security measures.
Internet of Things: Engineering for Everyone
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12/15/2014   10 comments
The emergence of open-source development platforms, developed and maintained by dedicated volunteers, has effectively raised the level of abstraction to a point where nonexperts can now use these platforms.
Will Qualcomm's China Investment Pay Off?
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12/15/2014   8 comments
Qualcomm is vulnerable in China, and the company knows it. It remains to be seen, however, how its $150 million PR gambit to invest in China's mobile ecosystem will actually pay off.
7 Questions With Broadcom’s CTO
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12/15/2014   1 comment
Broadcom co-founder and chief technologist talks about Moore’s Law, his plans for 16nm FinFET tape-outs in 2015, IoT platform wars and shifts in the engineering profession.
Sequans: The Startup That Started Over
News & Analysis  
12/15/2014   6 comments
Early one Paris morning in July 2011, Georges Karam, president and CEO of Sequans, got a call from HTC. Kara'’s biggest customer asked him to stop shipping Sequans' WiMax radio chips. That called changed everything.
IoT Will Give 'Embedded' a Shot in the Arm
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12/13/2014   2 comments
The largest IoT semiconductor market segment will be "connected cities' followed by industrial, predicts market research firm IC Insights.
Printed Electronics Reviving Older Industries
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12/12/2014   1 comment
Opportunities still abound in many areas of printed electronics. Here's how two traditional industries are getting creative and reviving themselves through printed electronics.
10 Tech Gadgets to Stuff in Your Own Stocking This Holiday
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12/12/2014   2 comments
Top ten time-saving, life-improving, questionably-necessary tech gadgets
Bingle Jells
Max’s Cool Beans  
12/12/2014   7 comments
Here's a "feel good" video that will make you feel all warm and tingly and full of the holiday spirit.
IoT Metro Network Race Is On
News & Analysis  
12/12/2014   23 comments
Startup Sigfox aims to raise more than $70 million by early next year to fund a US national IoT network using its 900MHz software, and it has a partner for a satellite version.
Silego Introduces CurrentPAK Programmable Load Switch
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12/11/2014   4 comments
Silego's CurrentPAK high-performance load switches boast efficient, high-accuracy current measurement coupled with a variety of advanced programmable features.
Pleasant Surprises for Field Programmable Radio Frequency Users
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12/11/2014   1 comment
FPRF chips have the potential to revolutionize RF.
Silicon Photonics: What Are the Advantages?
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12/11/2014   Post a comment
Panel will explain silicon photonics and offer "honest" debate of merits at DesignCon 2015 in January.
8 STEM Websites to Excite Kids About Tech
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12/11/2014   Post a comment
Check out these cool sites for the future IT pros of the world.
Alliance Prepping for Ethernet in the Industrial IoT
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12/11/2014   Post a comment
The IEEE is developing an Ethernet standard that would meet the determinism needs of industrial applications, and the AVnu Alliance is preparing the industry to be ready for it.
Top 2014 Acquisitions that Advanced the Internet of Things
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12/11/2014   7 comments
2014 was the year when the electronics industry decidedly and collectively moved forward to push IoT. For evidence, look no further than the many mergers and acquisitions among IC, system, and software vendors this year.
Sensor Transponder Brings NFC to Industrial Apps
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12/10/2014   2 comments
Read batteryless embedded sensors with a tap using NFC transponders.
Intel Rolls IoT Platform
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12/10/2014   4 comments
Intel's new IoT platform aims to improve connectivity and security with an updated gateway, embedded security, and edge management software.
Silicon Startups Get Incubator
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12/9/2014   10 comments
Silicon Catalyst aims to help about 10 semiconductor startups produce their first chips in 2015, leveraging partnerships with Keysight, Synopsys, and TSMC.
Stop! Recycle Those Old Batteries!
Max’s Cool Beans  
12/9/2014   25 comments
Around 3 billion batteries are discarded in the United States each year, releasing all sorts of unpleasant substances -- including mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel -- into the environment.
Smart Panel Ponders AI's Future
News & Analysis  
12/9/2014   7 comments
Artificial intelligence is well on its way to entering the market by 2025, but it may look different then much of the public has imagined. AI could give systems the ability to talk to each other quickly and simply, or reason and make inferences.
Freescale Charges 15W Wirelessly
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12/8/2014   4 comments
Freescale is turning up power with a new set of wireless charging receivers and transmitters for larger mobile devices such as phablets, tablets, and handheld medical equipment. The Qi-compliant system is the first in the industry to reach the 15 Watt threshold.
Yummy Scrummy Antique Analog Meter Faceplates
Max’s Cool Beans  
12/8/2014   33 comments
A number of Max's hobby projects have been a long time in the making, but now they are starting to come to fruition.
AMS Acquires Sensor Company
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12/8/2014   3 comments
Analog chipmaker ams now will acquire acam-messelectronic, a vendor of highly accurate time-based measurement technology and related sensor solutions.
Design 2.0: A New Moore’s Law
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12/8/2014   12 comments
Something I am calling Design 2.0 is bubbling up in the engineering community, injecting new energy into the profession. In many ways, it's the new Moore’s Law.
NASA Challenge: France 1, England 0
Max’s Cool Beans  
12/5/2014   30 comments
It's a sad state of affairs when a country like France is represented on the international stage while England is nowhere to be seen.
Startup Exit Strategy: Plan for the Unexpected Term Sheet
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12/5/2014   2 comments
It's the startup CEO's job to make the inevitable exit a smooth one.
Sony Hackers Knew Details of Sony's Entire IT Infrastructure
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12/5/2014   6 comments
While trying to simultaneously recover from a data breach and a wiper attack, Sony watches attackers publish maps and credentials for everything from production servers to iTunes accounts.
Devices Measure Sensor Temp & Power of the Human Arm
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12/4/2014   1 comment
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement devices and regulators at Electronica 2014.
Raising a Beer Mug to Efficient Factory Automation
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12/4/2014   Post a comment
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show reference designs that integrate its low-power products.
Sensors Need to Be Smart, Small & Integrated
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12/4/2014   Post a comment
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and intelligent sensors at Electronica 2014.
Intel Picks Smartglass Partner
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12/4/2014   9 comments
Intel announced a multi-year research and development partnership with Italian company Luxottica to develop high-end smart eyewear. The chip maker is also expected to have silicon in the next generation Google Glass.
Simple Gesture Control Device Measures Light & Proximity
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12/3/2014   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control device at Electronica 2014 that uses light and proximity sensors so a wave of a hand performs a wiping or tap function.
Fast, Thorough Verification of Multiprocessor SoC Cache Coherency
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12/3/2014   1 comment
Cache coherency, long regarded as one of the most complex verification challenges, is no longer an issue for CPU developers only.
eSilicon Offers Try-Before-You-Buy IP Tool
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12/3/2014   4 comments
eSilicon launched the IP MarketPlace web-based tool for SoC designers. It facilitates browsing IP, encouraging designers to tinker, build, and generate a complete memory subsystem before making a purchase decision.
Mega-Cool Sound Effects Shield for Arduino
Max’s Cool Beans  
12/3/2014   62 comments
Many hobby projects can be enhanced by means of sound effects, but replicating sounds and mixing multiple audio streams can be a tad tricky.
Algotronix OTN AES-GCM Cores Are Configurable up to 800 Gbit/s
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12/3/2014   Post a comment
In the case of encryption cores, design team needs to be able to prove beyond doubt that no virus or Trojan code is incorporated in the core.
Hot Technologies: Looking Ahead to 2015
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12/3/2014   3 comments
EDN and EE Times explore some of the hot technologies in 2014 that will shape technology trends for next year and beyond as engineers bring even more innovative ideas to reality.
TI's Digital Light Processor Shrinks to Glasses Size
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12/3/2014   4 comments
Texas Instruments' smallest DLP can fit on a pair of Google-like glasses to stay online perpetually, can turn the smartphone into a projector, and could even create a new category of "screenless" TVs.
Bluetooth 4.2 Unveiled: No Mesh Yet, But Big on IoT
News & Analysis  
12/3/2014   14 comments
With new Bluetooth 4.2 specs published Dec. 3, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group promises to deliver several incremental but solid performance increases. Conspicuously absent is mesh technology.
Do You Feel IoT Device Fatigue Yet?
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12/3/2014   25 comments
After the novelty of the wearable device wears off, will consumers settle into device fatigue or out-and-out revolt? Who wants the whole neighborhood knowing you forgot to brush your teeth?
Intel X86 Eyes Google Glass
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12/1/2014   11 comments
The next generation of Google Glass may have new guts, as an Intel x86 processor is expected to replace the existing Texas Instruments Omap chip.
Quo Vadis, Indoor Location?
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12/1/2014   9 comments
Today, the majority of 911 (emergency) calls are made from cellphones, making it necessary to pinpoint indoor location, including floor level, with reasonable accuracy.
Chip Market for Wireless Sensor Networks on 23% CAGR
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11/28/2014   6 comments
Wireless sensor networks market will grow to $12 billion industry by 2020, says San-Francisco based market analyst firm.
9 Top Tech From Electronica 2014
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11/28/2014   3 comments
After 50 years, Europe's bellwether conference Electronica shows the state of the art is small powerful boards, automotive vehicle to infrastructure, and Internet of Things.
Potential Pot of Gold in Mobile Marketing
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11/28/2014   5 comments
Fasten your seat belts. Marketing via mobile devices will be $15 billion industry in 2019.
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