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Cellular, Wi-Fi Spar Over Spectrum
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8/28/2015   2 comments
Debate around spectrum sharing for next generation communications systems continues, following a recommendation by the industry group Wi-Fi Alliance to withhold certification of LTE-Unlicensed equipment. Licensed and unlicensed spectrum management is a critical concern ahead of an expected boom in data needs and connected devices by 2020.
Video: Two Fritos Cans 'Chatting'
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8/28/2015   2 comments
Imagine a gaggle of these cans conversing with each other -- their lids and animatronic eyes popping up and down like a demented game of Whac-A-Mole.
Friday Quiz: Oscilloscopes, Part 2
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8/28/2015   2 comments
Here's the second set of questions on oscilloscopes, originally published in Test & Measurement World.
Open Source GPU Debuts
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8/27/2015   4 comments
The first open source general-purpose graphics processor was described at Hot Chips along with an open source core more power efficient than an ARM processor.
Revisiting the Woodstock Era with the Perfect Playlist
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8/27/2015   60 comments
If you were tasked with creating the definitive collection of songs that defined the Woodstock era, which tracks would you include and which would you exclude?
Wearable: ‘Hardware Ponzi Scheme’
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8/27/2015   1 comment
If “fitness bands are like hardware Ponzi schemes” where device suppliers must sell more and more new hardware while amusing bored users, can this be sustainable?
Intel's Fabric Supersizes Comm for Data
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8/26/2015   8 comments
Intel's Omni-Path Arcitecture (OPA) build on Infiniband and to provide superior fabric communications among heterogeneous computers from datacenters to supercomputer.
Wireless Charging Visits The Hospital
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8/26/2015   Post a comment
Wireless charging is making its way into hospitals with the goal of eliminating power issues in everything from surgical tools to defibrillators.
Opening an FPGA-Based MIPS CPU Core to Universities
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8/26/2015   4 comments
Imagination's MIPSfpga program is designed to bring a new CPU architecture education paradigm to universities around the world.
Fabless RF Filters Cut Size, Share Same Die
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8/26/2015   1 comment
The latest high-end smartphones have upwards of 60 discrete radio frequency (RF) filters to address all the bands they must cover worldwide, but Resonant Inc. says it can half that number (or more) plus half their thickness.
Drone Highways: Europe Wants to Get on the Road
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8/25/2015   1 comment
Amazon is upping its game for dedicated space for drone delivery, and Europe seems eager to play along.
Want a Deal? Visit Your Local Technology Recycling Store
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8/25/2015   15 comments
It doesn’t matter how crusty you are -- $2.50 for a 15-meter Ethernet cable is bound to being a little smile to your face.
Will Apple Build an Entire Car?
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8/25/2015   18 comments
Whether its creators call it ‘iRod’ or ‘iCar,’ Apple has launched a pedal-to-the-metal drive into the automotive industry, while keeping typically mum, according to industry analysts.
Fantastical Theatre Featured at ESC Minneapolis 2015
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8/25/2015   7 comments
At the forthcoming Embedded System Conference (ESC), the Fantastical Theatre sessions are open to all attendees, including those sporting a Free Demo Hall Pass.
Let Consumers Figure Out a Use Case for EEG
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8/25/2015   1 comment
That's what you could think of Imec an Holst Centre’s recent launch of an electroencephalogram (EEG) headset which the research centres hope will seduce consumers.
Startup Wants Better IoT Radios
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8/25/2015   7 comments
Bluetooth Low Energy and Zigbee won’t cut it for next-generation nodes on the Internet of Things that need to run on tens of microwatts from energy harvesters, said a Hot Chips presenter.
Cellular, Asia Drive RF Sales
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8/25/2015   Post a comment
Basestation proliferation in China and the Asia-Pacific region are driving demand for RF power devices, according to a report from ABI Research. The market for RF power devices grew by approximately $1 billion in 2014, over 50% growth year-over-year.
If You Give a Nerd a Microscope...
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8/24/2015   30 comments
Given the right tools -- including a digital microscope -- it's possible for anyone who is reasonable adept to hand-solder electronic systems based on surface-mount technology (SMT).
FarmTech: Drones Above, Robots Below
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8/24/2015   5 comments
Twenty-four hour farming, autonomous tractors and driverless combines are no longer the stuff of agro-science fiction. Agriculture today is moving toward all these innovations.
18 Views of #IDF15
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8/24/2015   3 comments
This year's Intel developer Forum amped up the theatrics to engage a younger crowd and engage them in IoT and other products beyond Intel's core PC business.
Cable Runs Affect MEMS Microphone Tests
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8/24/2015   1 comment
The explosion of smart devices has meant an explosion of small, low-powered audio components that bring their own special measurement and connectivity challenges.
Albany Research Hub Drives Collaboration
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8/24/2015   Post a comment
The College of Nanoscience and Engineering has grown from a physics department at the State University of New York’s Albany Polytechnic campus to the hub of research and development for New York state.
Awesome Robots, Bizarre Traditions & Magnificent Monowheels
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8/21/2015   17 comments
It's hard to know what our future robot overlords are going to think when they see these videos -- it might be best to start running now!
Smart-Meter ICs on Rise, Predicts Report
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8/21/2015   Post a comment
The global market for smart meters is going to be 132 million units in 2015 rising to 150 million units in 2019 providing significant growth opportunities for ICs, according to research firm IHS,
New Opportunities in the $2.2 Billion Conductive Ink Market
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8/21/2015   Post a comment
Conductive inks and pastes remain one of the largest and most dynamic sectors in printed electronics.
SK Hynix Invests in Hyperspectral Sensor Startup
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8/21/2015   1 comment
SK Hynix has invested 2.2 billion won (about $1.8 million) in Stratio Technology Inc. (Menlo Park, Calif.), a startup developing germanium-based hyperspectral image sensors, according to Korea Times article. SK Hynix has acquired a 9.1 percent stake the article said.
Intel’s Krzanich: CEO Q&A at IDF
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8/21/2015   22 comments
Intel’s chief executive shares his thoughts on topics ranging from Moore’s Law, EUV, China, 3D XPoint and his effects to expand beyond the PC.
Sony SmartBand 2 Boasts New Heart Rate Monitor
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8/21/2015   Post a comment
The SmartBand 2, Sony's latest fitness wearable, offers a heart rate monitor plus other popular features, including a sleep tracker and activity tracker.
New Advances in FPGA Security
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8/20/2015   Post a comment
If left unprotected, side-channel attacks can be used to extract secret keys during cryptographic operations like bitstream loading.
7 Startups Poised To Change Today's Networks
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8/20/2015   Post a comment
From wireless mesh and optical switching to protocol translation and vehicular networks, new technology from our top picks could change networks as we know them.
Autonomous Cars In, Big Data Out In Gartner Hype Cycle
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8/20/2015   1 comment
Gartner's annual Hype Cycle is out, and IoT and autonomous cars are in this year. Big data, however, is losing some of its luster.
Google Loses Data: Who Says Lightning Never Strikes Twice?
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8/20/2015   Post a comment
In a four-strike incident, power to Google Compute Cloud disks in Ghislain, Belgium, gets interupted and data writes are lost.
Google's Project Ara DIY Smartphone Delayed To 2016
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8/20/2015   Post a comment
Google's DIY smartphone experiment -- Project Ara -- is getting pushed into next year because the phone is more modular than the company previously expected.
IoT Dev Platform A One-Stop-Shop for Device Developers
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8/20/2015   1 comment
Targeting smaller device developers, Redpine Signals has created an IoT development platform that provides a one-stop-shop for device, cloud, and app development.
Intel RealSense Gets Real
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8/19/2015   4 comments
Intel getting real about its 3-D RealSense technology that mimics the human brain to allow developer to perceive the surrounding world and make sense of what it sees.
Imaginary Embedded Engineers from Down Under at ESC
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8/19/2015   5 comments
A surprising number of ESC attendees came from far afield, including Iceland, Korea, and New Zealand.
Wireless Fast-Charge Tech Enables a World of Possibilities
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8/19/2015   Post a comment
15-watt Qi extension is ready and waiting for mobile phone users, designers, and service providers.
Cyber Insecurity
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8/19/2015   4 comments
In these uncertain times, designers have to consider security at every point in the system, because each system is only as secure as its weakest link.
Cypress Solar PMICs Charge Indoors
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8/19/2015   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor announced a new family of solar energy harvesting power management integrated circuits to provide power to wireless sensors nodes that may be in the field for years at a time.
USB Ain't So Simple Anymore
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8/19/2015   17 comments
Cypress, TI, NXP and Lattice have all rolled out new USB Type-C chips. Loaded with new features, USB Type C offers promises to system vendors. But for consumers, it may bring potential confusions, industry analysts cautioned.
Intel CEO Sees A Bright Future For IoT, Developers
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8/19/2015   Post a comment
Tiny computers, real-time depth sensing, and breakthrough memory technology are among the innovations featured at this year's Intel Developer Forum. CEO Brian Krzanich detailed how connected devices will change the way we all do business.
10 Reasons Electronics OEMs Should Care About Reviews
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8/18/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, people are considering online reviews whether they are buying for themselves or their organizations. Here are 10 reasons why electronics OEMs should be embracing this trend.
Thermal Interface Materials Market Heating Up
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8/18/2015   Post a comment
The thermal interface material market will grow to $3 billion in 2025, according to analysts at IDTechEx Research.
Range of Code Analysis & Testing Tool Broadens
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8/18/2015   Post a comment
Version 7.7 of the Coverity static analysis tool is the centerpiece of Synopsys' strategy to provide comprehensive tools for debugging code and securing software.
Securing the Connected Auto
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8/18/2015   Post a comment
A specification for providing hardware root of trust is evolving to serve the need to secure tomorrow’s automobiles.
In-Building Location Services: The Next Big Bluetooth App?
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8/18/2015   Post a comment
Startup takes on the challenge of indoor navigation, uses a Bluetooth-based system in a smartphone and external beacons for tracking and engagement.
What Exactly Do Women Engineers Look Like Anyway (& Why Do We Care)?
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8/17/2015   2 comments
A cultural shift is also in order to ensure that the next time we see a young woman promoting her career in tech, the first thing we think of is not her 'sexy smirk.'
IEEE 802.11ah: Wi-Fi below 1 GHz
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8/17/2015   Post a comment
A standard in progress will result in a longer-distance Wi-Fi with lower bandwidth than 802.11ac. 802.11ah will benefit IoT and M2M applications.
Metamaterials Single-Out One Voice
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8/17/2015   2 comments
Duke University (Durham, North Carolina) has invented a metamaterial-based voice-locator system that can pick out an individual's voice even from a crowded, noisy room.
Rambus to Enter Fabless Chip Biz
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8/17/2015   9 comments
Seizing the opportunity in a growing market of datacenters, Rambus is unveiling a server memory interface chipset. The move is significant because the company will enter a fabless chip business for the first time, instead of IP business.
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