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New Common Parts Library Supports Connected Device Design
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9/30/2014   1 comment
Online sourcing site Octopart inaugurates a Common Parts Library (CPL) for OEMs.
Altera Announces Non-Volatile MAX 10 FPGAs & Eval Kits
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9/30/2014   5 comments
MAX 10 FPGAs are of interest for a broad range of application areas, including industrial control systems, automotive systems, communications, computing, and storage.
Sensors Build Case Against Cold
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9/29/2014   6 comments
As some predict that New York’s easy summer may turn into a hellish winter, a local startup aims to fix the freeze. Heat Seek, grand prize winner of this year’s NYC BigApps competition in the live and connected device categories, wants to keep tenants warm with inexpensive temperature sensors.
Let's Talk About Open-Source Hardware
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9/29/2014   9 comments
Although the meaning of open-source in software is quite old, the use of the open source-term relating to hardware is more recent.
IoT Calls for Simpler Protocol
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9/29/2014   10 comments
Chirp is a simplified messaging scheme geared for the Internet of Things where many basic devices will not have the muscle to process traditional protocols such as IPv6, says author Francis DaCosta.
Fairchild Reinvents Itself
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9/26/2014   9 comments
Fairchild is transforming itself from a discrete component supplier for everyone into a smart-module provider to just the fastest-growing industries, says president and chief operating officer Vijay Ullal.
4 Reasons for Intel's $1.5 Billion Bet in China
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9/26/2014   18 comments
China's quest to expand its domestic semiconductor industry suddenly looks more realistic and even winnable now that Intel, the world's largest semiconductor company, plans to invest up to $1.5 billion in Tsinghua Unigroup.
iPhone 6: Comparing InvenSense & Bosch Accelerometers
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9/26/2014   5 comments
Why two accelerometers in iPhone 6? Chipworks attempts to get to the bottom of it.
MEMS Pioneer Raises $25M, Including Debt
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9/26/2014   4 comments
SiTime Corp., a pioneer of MEMS resonator devices as replacements for quartz timing devices, has closed a $25 million round of financing that includes a $15 million debt facility provided by Capital IP Investments Partners.
Radios Tune Up for 5G
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9/26/2014   4 comments
5G cellular is expected to drive work in a couple new air interfaces, massive MIMO antennas, millimeter-wave frequencies, and Gbit-class LTE, but many hurdles lie ahead, say wireless experts.
Friday Quiz: Data Acquisition
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9/26/2014   2 comments
Test your knowledge of data converters, filters, and cable connections.
Design as a Craft, Not a Commodity
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9/25/2014   7 comments
Tire Sensor for Industrial Trucks Solves a Burning Problem
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9/25/2014   1 comment
A research project of the Hannover University is currently developing a sensor system that enables operators to monitor the conditions of the tires on industrial trucks.
XMOS Adds ARM Core to Its Multi-Processor xCORE-XA Chip
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9/25/2014   3 comments
The xCORE-XA (eXtended Architecture) family augments a standard multi-processor xCORE device with an ultra-low-power 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller core.
Smart Clothes Seek Slim Electronics
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9/25/2014   5 comments
Smart shirt makers such as Hexoskin are getting traction, especially with athletes, but they need lower-power chips and better manufacturing processes for integrating sensors.
ScratchDuino Magnetic Robotics Kickstarter Project
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9/25/2014   4 comments
The combination of easy-to-attach magnetic sensors with a graphical programming interface makes the ScratchDuino ideal for teaching younger kids about computers, robots, and programming.
All Aboard the ARM Cortex-M7 MCU Express
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9/24/2014   Post a comment
ARM's new Cortex-M7 processor is highest performance member of the energy-efficient Cortex-M processor family.
Microchip's Latest 8-Bit MCUs Boast Dual ADCs
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9/24/2014   Post a comment
The combination of low power consumption and dual ADCs (with hardware support for advanced touch-sensing) makes these 8-bit MCUs ideal for a wide variety of sensor applications.
Vote on Cool Idea Award From Designers of Things
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9/23/2014   1 comment
Check out the interesting innovations up for Proto Labs' Cool Idea! Award at Designers of Things conference in San Francisco.
NXP Beats Qualcomm, Gets First V2V Design Win
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9/23/2014   4 comments
The future of car-to-car communication in the United States is getting more real, now that Delphi Automotive has become the first Tier 1 to supply car-to-car communications modules to General Motors' 2017 Cadillac models.
ARM Pumps Up MCU for IoT
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9/23/2014   17 comments
ARM announced its next generation 28mnm process 32-bit Cortex-M7 processor for embedded applications in the industrial, infrastructure, and home automation markets. ARM bills the M7 as its most powerful MCU with double the compute and digital signal processing capability.
Tiny Kickstarter MCU Board Provides 'Smart Fusion' for IoT Systems
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9/23/2014   14 comments
The LPLC TOO is a tiny, low-power microcontroller board designed to act as intelligent glue logic on your next Internet of Things (IoT) project.
Is IP Cooperation the Way Ahead?
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9/23/2014   2 comments
Algotronix and Adaptive Micro-Ware say they will work together to deliver unique secure video IP cores for FPGAs.
Putting the 'Wear' in Wearables
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9/23/2014   2 comments
Wellograph wants to create a stylish activity tracker that you will want to wear proudly to an important business meeting or a first date.
Talking to Our Tech
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9/23/2014   1 comment
Nuance is a leader in speech and imaging applications and is reinventing the relationship between people and technology.
Designing for Wearables: Tremendous Opportunity but Not Without Challenges
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9/22/2014   Post a comment
The wearables space is wide open and exploding with opportunity, but that comes with design and sourcing issues, which some believe could be alleviated in part by the strength of the maker community and an open-source approach to this segment.
M2M & IoT Meet Asset Tracking
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9/22/2014   Post a comment
The advent of highly integrated and low-cost Field Programmable Radio Frequency (FPRF) chips has provided the solution to many wireless issues.
Teardown.com Analysis: Apple iPhone 6 Plus
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9/22/2014   Post a comment
Qualcomm appears but not as RF, and the A8 is smaller than its predecessor, among other surprises: Teardown.com dissects the iPhone 6 Plus.
Maker Faire Meets the Big Apple
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9/22/2014   2 comments
Hundreds of large companies, startups, maker spaces, and scientists converged at Maker Faire, held at the New York Hall of Science in Queens this weekend. Makers big and small came with curiosity to play with hundreds of projects.
Startup's Piezoelectric MEMS Mics May Take Over
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9/22/2014   Post a comment
Vesper Claims Top Spot with 70dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio
What Apple Stuffed Inside iPhone 6 Plus
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9/19/2014   8 comments
The iPhone 6 Plus packs a host of new tech including Apple's A8 SoC manufactured by TSMC.
Secure WiFi Shield for Arduino Platforms
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9/19/2014   3 comments
The Arduino WiFi Shield 101 is designed to enable rapid prototyping of IoT applications on the Arduino platform.
Digital Level Shifting
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9/19/2014   11 comments
Do you need to take your signals to the next level? What techniques do you use?
Steve Wozniak Reacts to Latest iPhone
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9/19/2014   18 comments
Being presented with his very own iCups communications system certainly brightened Steve Wozniak's day.
Q’comm Does Watches, Glasses, Robots
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9/19/2014   4 comments
Qualcomm showed design wins in smartwatches, VR glasses, and robots at its annual Uplinq event where it also gave updates on AllJoyn and its efforts in smartphones and WiFi.
Making The Internet of Things 'Easy Stupid'
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9/19/2014   Post a comment
IoT companies need to provide a positive user experience that drives value, which is exactly the focus for home automation and business monitoring company GridConnect.
Cars Made to Order at Retail
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9/19/2014   11 comments
Local Motors’sporty 3D printed car looks like licorice on wheels and cruised around a rocket playground while eager adults looked on. The vehicle innovation company – not car manufacturing, not motorcycle manufacturing – bills itself as a necessary alternative for consumers who want more choice.
Backlash Coming on Car-to-Car Talk?
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9/18/2014   43 comments
Vehicle-to-vehicle communications will be mandated in the US, but public comments show concerns about V2V's security and privacy.
Training Opportunities Abound at ARM TechCon
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9/18/2014   2 comments
ARM TechCon is only a few weeks away, and if you're doing any ARM-related development it will be the place to be to expand your knowledge and skills.
10 Top Video Parodies on User Interfaces
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9/18/2014   42 comments
There have been some interesting videos of "user interface parodies" over the years -- some that are "old chestnuts," some that deserve to be called "classics," and some that have only recently appeared on the scene.
Infographic: A History of Wearable Tech
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9/18/2014   Post a comment
Take a stroll down wearable memory lane in this great inforgraphic from Mashable.
Rube Goldberg Rocket Launch
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9/18/2014   2 comments
For their first real-world project, a group of budding young embedded engineers decided to create a Rube Goldberg rocket launcher and use it to fly some rockets.
Local Motors Succeeds in Test Driving First 3D-Printed Car
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9/17/2014   3 comments
3D-printed car has successful test drive!
Designer of Things Keynote Speaker: Gadi Amit
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9/17/2014   Post a comment
EETimes is pleased to announce that Gadi Amit will be a keynote speaker at the Designer of Things conference. Gadi shares his passion for bucking technology trends and implementing beautiful design through international talks.
Consumers Expect Full In-Car Connectivity
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9/17/2014   20 comments
Drivers worldwide increasingly expect their cars to be “the next connected space,” a seamless extension to their already connected homes and offices, according to a global consumer study conducted by GfK.
iPhone 6 Future Revealed
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9/17/2014   7 comments
Apple's new bigger iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are not just bigger, but have opened up the software door for interoperability among cooperating apps.
Lemoptix Pico-Projector Excels
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9/16/2014   10 comments
Claims brightest, smallest MEMS projector solution
The Importance of Design in Solving Real Problems
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9/16/2014   Post a comment
Product design is more important now than ever, thanks to the increasing popularity of wearable technology.
Technology That Knows Who You Are: The Nymi Wristband
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9/16/2014   1 comment
The Nymi is a wristband that uses your cardiac rhythm or your unique heartbeat to identify who you are and then relays your identity to any connected technology you own via Bluetooth.
Phoneless Billions Lure Google to India
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9/15/2014   19 comments
Google’s rollout of Android One-branded smartphone in India has suddenly thrust that nation into the middle of the battle for emerging markets among budget smartphone vendors.
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