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Awesome 3D Electronic Sculptures
Max’s Cool Beans  
2/27/2015   10 comments
These little beauties are created using thousands of discrete components (LEDs, transistors, resistors) wired directly together without a PCB.
Vision Explosion Requires Mobile Architecture Rethink
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2/27/2015   Post a comment
CEVA's Eran Briman examines the explosion in vision processing and why it requires a rethink of mobile and embedded processing architectures if the future 'connected vision' paradigm is to be fully realized.
LTE-U for Small Cells Improves Wi-Fi Environment
Blog  
2/27/2015   3 comments
In LTE-U, LTE technology over an unlicensed band is paired with a “licensed” LTE signal as an anchor preserving the necessary signaling and handshaking required for a reliable connection.
IoT Terrain Still Shifting
News & Analysis  
2/27/2015   2 comments
The Internet of Things continues to fragment with competing networks and frameworks from 6LoWPAN to Zigbee, Apple Homekit and Google’s Thread.
Apple's March 9 Event: Is It Time For The Apple Watch?
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2/26/2015   Post a comment
Apple fans and non-fans alike are waiting to "watch" what happens. Let the speculation begin.
Tessera Buys Smart Sensors for Iris Recognition
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2/26/2015   Post a comment
FotoNation Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of chip packaging company Tessera Technologies Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has acquired Smart Sensors Ltd. (Bath, England), a developer of iris recognition biometric technology.
What Is Most Influential Trend at Mobile World Congress 2015?
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2/26/2015   Post a comment
Which trend do you think will be the most influential coming out of Mobile World Congress 2015. Two trend stories layout 5 different top trends. EDN and EE Times.
ESC Boston 2015 Sneak Peek -- Open Source Electromagnetic Trackers
Max’s Cool Beans  
2/26/2015   10 comments
Here's a sneak peek at one of the presentations to be given in the Fantastical Theatre of Engineering Innovation at ESC Boston 2015.
Radar Can't Spot Mystery Drones over Paris
News & Analysis  
2/26/2015   4 comments
Unidentified drones were spotted in the skies above Paris two nights in a row this week. The French authorities don’t know who is controlling them, the number of drones involved, or even if they were all coordinated.
IoT Starter Kit Connects Developer to Cloud in Moments
News & Analysis  
2/26/2015   1 comment
Seeking to simplify the prospect of creating an IoT prototype that is web connected, ARM has partnered with IBM to provide an end-to-end, out of the box dev kit.
7 Linux Facts That Will Surprise You
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2/26/2015   Post a comment
Here are seven things we bet you didn't know about Linux and why it remains a software project of historic proportions.
Meet the Electron -- an Amazing Arduino-like Cellular Dev Kit
Max’s Cool Beans  
2/25/2015   11 comments
How can you take non-engineers and give them the resources they need to create cellular IoT products? The answer is the Spark Electron.
Mesh Comes to Bluetooth
News & Analysis  
2/25/2015   6 comments
Expect Bluetooth to add mesh networking technology later this year. The Bluetooth SIG’s fast-track effort is a testament to the groundswell of interest in the technology. But it can also be viewed as a pre-emptive strike against the Thread Group.
5G Horizon Seen at ISSCC
News & Analysis  
2/25/2015   3 comments
Research on 5G is coming to a head as companies prepare to make proposals next year that will shape the next-generation cellular standards, said experts at an ISSCC panel.
Industry Group Breaks New Ground for Heterogeneous Computing
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2/25/2015   Post a comment
The HSA Foundation is paving the way for more power-efficient computing performance across all computing platforms -- from smartphones to supercomputers.
Flex Logix Introduces FPGA IP Cores for SoC Designs
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2/25/2015   1 comment
The EFLX FPGA fabric allows things like I/O protocols, encryption algorithms, radio filters, and other "fixed" functions to be upgraded on-the-fly.
SIM Maker Gemalto Owns Up To Hack Attacks
Blog  
2/25/2015   1 comment
Whatever Gemalto says, SIM manufacturers and network operators have not made sufficient efforts in the past to secure their supply chain.
LTE IoT Specs Anticipated in Chips
News & Analysis  
2/25/2015   1 comment
Altair Semiconductor hopes to drive the machine to machine market toward 4G LTE with two chip sets based on early 3GPP standards. Whether the Internet of Things needs cellular remains to be seen.
5 Trends to Watch at Mobile World Congress
News & Analysis  
2/25/2015   4 comments
Anything and everything in the world that demands wireless connectivity – cars, phones, homes, retail transactions, factories, buildings, wearables, public transportation systems, you name it – is descending upon the Mobile World Congress next week in Barcelona.
Will the Snow Melt Before ESC Boston Opens?
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2/24/2015   12 comments
In Boston, there could still be snow around in May.
Is This The Scariest Job Ever?
Max’s Cool Beans  
2/24/2015   35 comments
What do you think? Is this the scariest job ever, or can you think of something even more terrifying?
Xilinx Unveils 16nm Ultrascale+ FPGAs, MPSoCs & 3D ICs
News & Analysis  
2/24/2015   1 comment
Applications for Xilinx's new UltraScale+ FPGAs, MPSoCs, and 3D ICs include LTE Advanced and early 5G wireless, terabit wired communications, automotive ADAS, and industrial IoT.
MediaTek Push into Global LTE Not Likely Until 2016, Analyst Says
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2/24/2015   Post a comment
With U.S. certification still pending, MediaTek’s ramp in developed markets may take until next year to have some traction, says Credit Suisse analyst.
Samsung Wants Moore’s Law End, Analyst Says
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2/24/2015   13 comments
Rather than fearing the future, Samsung may be looking forward to inventing it.
Silicon Labs' First Salvo in IoT SoCs: Blue Gecko
News & Analysis  
2/24/2015   2 comments
Silicon Labs unveiled its first Bluetooth Low Energy wireless SoC, Blue Gecko. Integrating Silicon Labs’ EFM32 Gecko MCU with 2.4GHz radio, it’s the first in a series of IoT SoCs Silicon Labs has promised to deliver in coming months.
Organic Solar Cells Au Naturel
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2/24/2015   Post a comment
Researchers search for naturally occurring carbon-based materials to enable ultra-cheap solar cells.
8 Google Projects To Watch in 2015
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2/23/2015   Post a comment
We're highlighting Google's top 2015 projects -- from the pragmatic to the peculiar. Once you've explored the offerings, tell us which ones are your favorites -- and which ones you think are total duds -- in the comments section below.
MWC: What to Expect in Wireless Test
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2/23/2015   Post a comment
Mobile World Congress 2015 will highlight top trends such as 5G, LTE-A and carrier aggregation.
Parrot Spins Positive on FAA Drone Draft
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2/23/2015   2 comments
We talked with Yannick Levy, vice president of Parrot (Paris), to find out how the FAA’s draft drone rules are viewed in Europe, and where the focus of the drone debate will move next.
8-bit MCUs Stake New Claim in IoT
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2/23/2015   Post a comment
Far from being down and out in the IoT era, 8-bit MCUs are staking a claim with these new products from Silicon Labs.
ESC Boston 2015 Sneak Peek -- Rapid Prototyping a Cloud-Connected Sensor
Max’s Cool Beans  
2/20/2015   10 comments
In this session at ESC Boston 2015, Adrian Fernandez from Texas Instruments will live-build a complete end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) system using open source hardware and software tools.
Qualcomm Raises Bar in Mobile
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2/20/2015   6 comments
With Qualcomm's new mobile SoCs, Qualcomm is first ARM partner to announce products using the new 64bit ARM Cortex-A57 core.
Europe's Road to 5G Another Hot Topic at MWC
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2/20/2015   Post a comment
As Mobile World Congress approaches, what is the reality underlying the hype of 5G? And will Europe's aspirations be met?
Tiny Bluetooth SiP Modules Enable Breakthrough IoT Apps
Blog  
2/19/2015   1 comment
The Bluetooth Smart market is exploding, and IoT designers need to focus on their added value while avoiding unproductive effort.
Sony’s Surrender on Synergy
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2/19/2015   13 comments
Sony is finally forsaking its delusional “content-hardware synergy” theory.
IoT Core Theme for Embedded World
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2/18/2015   Post a comment
At Embedded World in Germany next week, the Internet of Things will take center stage. Unlike CES, however, this show will focus on the practical.
Real-Time FPGA Numerical Computing for Ultra-Low Latency High Frequency Trading (ULL-HFT)
Blog  
2/18/2015   2 comments
Emerging capital market high-frequency trading (HFT) is bringing strong FPGA use cases in networking, messaging, and financial computing acceleration.
FAA on Drones: Fly But Not That High
News & Analysis  
2/18/2015   12 comments
Under the FAA’s proposed rules, gone are such antiquated rules as [drone] operators must be “licensed pilots.” Intact are “see and avoid” principles; must fly within line of sight of the operator.
Microsoft, Google Beat Humans at Image Recognition
News & Analysis  
2/18/2015   14 comments
The world's first algorithm to classify images more accurately than humans is claimed by Microsoft.
IBM Adds All Vendors to its Cloud-of-Clouds
News & Analysis  
2/17/2015   1 comment
IBM turns its attention to management software that manages both its own and the cloud-based servers of other vendors in hybrid clouds of clouds.
Mortal Motorola
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2/17/2015   28 comments
Was Motorola a company whose reach exceeded its grasp? Or is there more to this story than meets the eye?
NeuroMem IC Matches Patterns, Sees All, Knows All
News & Analysis  
2/17/2015   7 comments
NeuroMem, a startup, spun out of General Vision, is betting the farm on the growing demand for pattern recognition in data analytics.
Smart Doorbell Streams Video
News & Analysis  
2/16/2015   4 comments
Home automation startup Skybell has developed an always-on device that streams video with only an 800 milliamp battery. The secret sauce for managing the company’s Wi-Fi-enabled doorbell is already in the home.http://img.deusm.com/eetimes/2015/02/1325689/action-large.jpg
Between Ohmmeter and TDR, What are Your Cable-Test Options?
Blog  
2/16/2015   5 comments
Field-test instrumentation fills the gap between a basic tester and sophisticated engineering units, providing the results you need to verify the basic integrity and performance of copper and optical-fiber cable assemblies.
Obama Signs Exec Order to Share Cyberthreat Info
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2/13/2015   Post a comment
President Obama today signed a new Executive Order to promote the sharing of cyberthreat information among private sector organizations as well as between the private and public sectors.
IoT Network Snags $115M
News & Analysis  
2/13/2015   5 comments
A $115 million round Sigfox closed to build out its proprietary 900 MHz wide-area network is the latest leap in a race to link the Internet of Things.
Android to Become 'Workhorse' of Cybercrime
News & Analysis  
2/13/2015   2 comments
As of the end of 2014, 16 million mobile devices worldwide have been infected by malicious software, estimated Alcatel-Lucent’s security arm, Motive Security Labs, in its latest security report released Thursday (Feb. 12).
Friday Quiz: Oscilloscope Basics, Part 1 (Part 1)
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2/13/2015   Post a comment
We present the first of two quizzes covering basic knowledge of oscilloscopes.
5 Years to 5G: Enabling Rapid 5G System Development
Blog  
2/12/2015   1 comment
As we look to 2020 for widespread 5G deployment, it is likely that most OEMs will sell production equipment based on FPGAs.
My Mobile Device Knows Me
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2/12/2015   4 comments
My personal companion will get even more personal
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