Ultra-Dense 3-D Packaging for IoT News & Analysis 5/25/2016 2 comments The next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices will keep shrinking their package sizes, instead of transistor sizes, thus extending beyond the end of Moore's Law.
Microsoft Shines Light on HoloLens News & Analysis 5/25/2016 2 comments The head of Microsoft’s HoloLens team gave his first public talk on the hardware inside the novel augmented reality headset and the accelerator chip that drives it.
IoT Security is Imec Target News & Analysis 5/25/2016 Post a comment The Imec research institute kicked off a program to upgrade embedded security for the Internet of Things and announced record efficiency and size for a novel solar cell.
IoT Chip Supports Five Networks News & Analysis 5/24/2016 Post a comment Imec announced a low-cost chip supporting five low-power wide area networks for the Internet of Things and started work with Infineon on a car radar device.
Forces Clash over Auto Cyber Security News & Analysis 5/24/2016 6 comments With a growing number of connected cars and autonomous cars planned for rollout, automakers know they have a bulls-eye on their back. The question now is how best to deal with this imminent threat.
Foundries' Sales Show Hard Times Continuing News & Analysis 5/23/2016 2 comments Taiwanese foundries TSMC and UMC, two partial bellwethers of the semiconductor sector, have both indicate with recent sales figures that a chip market slow down that lasted through the winter is not yet over.
IoT Standard EEBus Available for Everyone News & Analysis 5/23/2016 1 comment After a series of successful field tests, the EEBus Initiative has released version 1.0 of its interoperability standard. Based on the idea of open systems, the specifications can be downloaded freely for everybody; a membership in the EEBus group is not required.
NXP Aims to Target IoT News & Analysis 5/23/2016 Post a comment A home gateway solution from NXP allows all the Internet of Things (IoT) devices in a home to be integrated with WiFi making it more valuable and economical to keep the cable as your internet service provider (ISP) and get regular TV to boot.
Where Is Top 10 IoT Processor List? Blog 5/21/2016 8 comments Tell us who makes the best 10 IoT processors. Is there a table somewhere that lists the top 10 IoT processors? What makes one IoT processor more successful than others?
Analog Design: Three Free eBooks Engineer’s Bookshelf 5/18/2016 15 comments The real world is analog in nature, so it behooves digital designers to at least have a grasp of what it takes to dip ones toes in the analog waters.
Google Designing AI Processors News & Analysis 5/18/2016 24 comments Google has developed and is running in its data centers a custom accelerator for artificial intelligence its calls a tensor processing unit.
Graphics Rivals in Epic Battle Blog 5/18/2016 1 comment Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia go head-to-head this year in a rare battle of new GPUs, memory types and processes, says a veteran scorekeeper.
Mobileye/ST Gun for Sensor Fusion, Go after NXP News & Analysis 5/17/2016 1 comment On the heels of NXP’s Bluebox announcement, Mobileye and STMicroelectronics rushed to reveal a Vision SoC, EyeQ5, touting it as a “sensor fusion central computer for autonomous vehicles.” Unlike Bluebox, already sampling, EyeQ5 won’t be ready until 2018.
MEMS Broadens Its Horizons Blog 5/17/2016 Post a comment The continued steady growth in the MEMS market overall masks wide variation across the industry’s changing sectors, according to speakers presenting at SEMICON West in July.
Is the Mid-Range Smartphone a Compromise? Blog 5/16/2016 5 comments What level phone should you buy if mid-range phones now sport premium-level features? A thorough testing and comparison of Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy A9, and Huawei Mate 8 may surprise you.
Rick Doherty, Pioneer of Digital Media, Dies Blog 5/16/2016 11 comments The life of Rick Doherty touched every aspect of consumer electronics. As an analyst, he explored and explained the growth of computing, communications and digital media that brought a genuine revolution to the way we live today.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.