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Wireless Links to Provide Automation & Enhanced Efficiency in Medical Apps
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3/5/2015   Post a comment
Using FPRF devices, manufacturers can add a cost-effective enhancement to their equipment that will differentiate them from their competitors and improve medical care.
Musings With Regard To Being a One-Armed Engineer
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3/5/2015   1 comment
Have you ever considered how difficult it would be to perform many everyday engineering tasks using only one hand?
Engineers Can Solve Great Problems
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3/4/2015   Post a comment
Today's engineering students get to see what it's like to work in teams to solve problems. The university experience is no longer rigid.
Low-Power Wireless MCUs Proliferate
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3/4/2015   Post a comment
Wireless device developers now have a new range of RF options that are low-power and easy to design with.
ESC Boston 2015 Sneak Peek -- Awesome Analog Meters
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3/4/2015   Post a comment
In this Fantastical Theatre presentation at ESC Boston 2015, Max Maxfield will explain tips and tricks associated with using awesome antique analog meters in one's hobby and embedded projects.
FCC Chief at MWC: 'No One Blocks Internet'
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3/3/2015   6 comments
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, at the Mobile World Congress, compared the FCC's controversial Open Internet Rules to the First Amendment and said, “No one blocks the Internet.”
NXP CEO: ‘Security, IoT, Cars’ Drove Freescale Deal
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3/3/2015   1 comment
NXP CEO spoke with on the overlapping businesses with Freescale, once the merger goes through. Products that don’t belong to NXP’s focus on “security and connectivity with a smarter world” are Freescale’s network processors and NXP’s standard products.
IoT Security a Prime Focus for Freescale
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3/3/2015   Post a comment
Security is a major concern in the Internet of Things, and Freescale intends to provide developers with the answers.
IBM, Semtech 30-Mile IoT Uses 10-Year AAs
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3/3/2015   13 comments
IBM and Semtech go long into machine-to-machine (M2M) working with open standards LoRa (long-range) Alliance to put serious distance between sensors and the cloud.
Locking Down IoT Security
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3/3/2015   7 comments
The Internet of Things is a central to many business plans; securing it is central to the consumers who use it.
Telcos Demand 'Digital Neutrality'
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3/2/2015   7 comments
Telco operators at Mobile World Congress called for a “level playing field” with apps/service providers such as Google, Facebook and Amazon.
Spansion Adds RAM to HyperBus
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3/2/2015   Post a comment
Combination of new HyperRAM and HyperFlash connected to a common HyperBus interface reduces pin counts and means smaller packages for use in automotive and Internet of Things devices
Save Me From Overbearing IoT Analytics
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3/2/2015   Post a comment
Will Internet of Things analytics drive us all to drink?
Freescale, Cisco, Ciena Give Nod to FD-SOI
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3/1/2015   1 comment
Freescale, Cisco and Ciena have defied the general skepticism of fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator by revealing their own experience with the process technology, creating expectations that more companies might follow.
MediaTek Sails Uncharted Waters With CrossMount
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3/1/2015   Post a comment
MediaTek has revealed a new cross-device sharing technology called “CrossMount.” With the proposal of a new industry standard that’s royalty-free and open to all comers, MediaTek sails uncharted waters.
Awesome 3D Electronic Sculptures
Max’s Cool Beans  
2/27/2015   13 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   1 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
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2/27/2015   7 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
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2/27/2015   3 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
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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
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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
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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
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2/25/2015   15 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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2/24/2015   52 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
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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
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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   1 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
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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.
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