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Creating New Faceplates for Antique Analog Meters
Max’s Cool Beans  
8/22/2014   40 comments
If you wish to use antique meters as part of your hobby projects, one task will be to replace the existing faceplate annotations, but what's the best way to do this?
iPhone 6 Facts – Finally
News & Analysis  
8/22/2014   9 comments
Top 10 app developer separates fact from rumors about Apple's coming iPhone 6.
Vehicle-to-Vehicle: 7 Things to Know About Uncle Sam's Plan
News & Analysis  
8/22/2014   12 comments
Now that more new cars are equipped with ADAS, the NHTSA plan, unveiled this week, to require V2V communications technologies in all new passenger cars might seem too little, too late.
Low-Cost Cabinet Solution for Prototype Systems
Blog  
8/21/2014   9 comments
Would cabinets made using a custom extrusion technique be good enough (and worth the cost) for creators of prototype electronic products?
Infineon Buys International Rectifier
News & Analysis  
8/21/2014   12 comments
Infineon Technologies will buy International Rectifier for about $3 billion in cash. Through the merger, the German chip company is pushing toward leadership in the power semiconductor market.
mCube Forms Indoor Navigation Subsidiary
News & Analysis  
8/21/2014   2 comments
Fabless chip company mCube has formed Ten Degrees Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary to focus on business related to indoor navigation.
Mesh Network Key to Winning IoT Race
News & Analysis  
8/20/2014   6 comments
As competing wireless networking technologies gun for the smart home market, many contenders believe mesh networking is the heart of the matter for the Internet of Things.
Creating a Vetinari Clock Using Antique Analog Meters
Max’s Cool Beans  
8/20/2014   70 comments
Can you imagine a clock formed from old analog meters mounted in an antique-looking wooden box? Now imagine an interpretation of a Vetinari clock (the mind boggles).
Tech Insight: Hacking the Nest Thermostat
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8/20/2014   3 comments
Researchers at Black Hat USA demonstrated how they were able to compromise a popular smart thermostat.
Can IoT Integration Kill the Useless Clock Display?
News & Analysis  
8/20/2014   4 comments
Samsung's recent acquisition of SmartThings puts Samsung in position to call for more IoT integration across its white goods and consumer electronics. Will it take the brave step to kill the useless clock display?
EU to Boost RFID Use & Privacy
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8/20/2014   6 comments
Can the European Union protect consumer privacy with a new RFID logo?
Memsic Launches Monolithic 3-Axis Accelerometer
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8/19/2014   Post a comment
Memsic Inc. introduces what it claims is the world's first monolithic 3D accelerometer and the first to make use of wafer-level packaging.
Engineers: Join Humanitarian Shout Out
Blog  
8/19/2014   22 comments
It's World Humanitarian Day: Share your stories with colleagues about efforts you, family, and colleagues make the world a better place. ESC's program manager gets the conversation started.
Synthesize Your Own RTOS for FREE!
Max’s Cool Beans  
8/19/2014   8 comments
SynthOS automatically "synthesizes" an application-specific operating system (ASOS) -- for use on an FPGA, MCU, or SoC -- that is optimized for your application.
Analog Bits to Design Mixed-Signal IPs for China
Blog  
8/19/2014   5 comments
The competition among the fabless Chinese has gotten so fierce that many local companies are turning their attention to details like mixed-signal IPs, according to an executive at Analog Bits.
Q&A: ARM Mobile Targets Wearables
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8/18/2014   Post a comment
The smartphone will be a personal hub and wearables will be companion to the smartphone, says ARM's mobile segment marketing manager.
Startup Cracks MultiCore, Thread Programming Problem
Blog  
8/18/2014   22 comments
The toughest problem in computing today -- easily creating software that takes full advantage of multi-cores/processors -- has been cracked.
Wearables for Video Capture Smart Glasses Debate
News & Analysis  
8/18/2014   4 comments
Pivothead’s HD video glasses are more honest about intent when compared to Google Glass, an executive said. The sporty glasses exclusively capture pictures, voice, and video but forsake a heads-up display.
Are Multi-Patterning Corners Really Needed for 16/14 nm?
Blog  
8/15/2014   4 comments
Now that 16 nm and 14 nm technologies are coming online, and many semiconductor companies are starting new chip design projects at those nodes, one question that keeps popping up is whether multi-patterning corners are really necessary.
Intel, MTK Carve Tablet Shares; China’s Actions Faces Turmoil
News & Analysis  
8/15/2014   5 comments
China's tablet market is in turmoil, with stagnant growth and fierce competition from phablets. Intel and MediaTek are aggressively pursuing the white-box tablet market, forcing the retail price for locally branded seven-inch tablets below $50.
Securing IoT Devices With ARM TrustZone
Blog  
8/15/2014   1 comment
The need for securing devices for IoT systems is becoming paramount. We’ll outline how virtualization can be leveraged to enable consolidation of connected devices, and how ARM TrustZone can be utilized to address security threats.
Android Dominates Smartphone Market With 85% Share
Blog  
8/15/2014   4 comments
Even Apple's iOS is a blip compared to Google's unstoppable, juggernaut mobile platform.
China vs. Qualcomm: Chip's 'Nationality' Still Matters
Blog  
8/15/2014   8 comments
China is using every possible tool to pressure foreign companies. It appears a little too convenient for Chinese regulators to scrutinize multinationals for antitrust allegations while China's chip vendors, now "state-owned," become less transparent.
Got Stackability?
Blog  
8/14/2014   11 comments
Although older styles of test equipment were not designed to be stackable, this was an inherent attribute. Then, along came the aesthetic enclosure designers hired by marketeering managers with no brains.
Intel's Big Data to Fight Parkinson's Disease
News & Analysis  
8/14/2014   6 comments
Intel is collaborating with The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) to use big data analytics in research and treatment for Parkinson's disease. A multi-phase study used the specially created analytics platform to detect patterns in participant data collected from wearable technologies used to monitor symptoms.
China Fabless Go 'Private' to Gain Public Funds
News & Analysis  
8/13/2014   11 comments
Feeling little love from the US investment community while being drawn to a pot of gold promised by the Chinese government, some Chinese fabless companies have left Nasdaq after being acquired by state-owned funds.
Zapping Things With ESD – Just One More Service I Offer
Max’s Cool Beans  
8/13/2014   78 comments
While Max was mulling things over while driving into work, he had a simple yet (he thinks) brilliant idea...
Freescale's 2 Billionth MEMS/Sensor
Slideshow  
8/12/2014   1 comment
Freescale ships its 2 billionth MEMS/sensor and celebrates by recounting its accomplishments in a slideshow.
EE Times Radio Friday: Do My Washer and Grill Have to Talk?
Blog  
8/12/2014   11 comments
We are taking our "Convince Me Why Washer Must Talk to Grill" debate to an EE Times online Radio Show Friday, Aug. 15, at 2:00 p.m. ET. Join our interview with Rick Walker, senior product marketing manager for IoT and home automation for CSR, and Jim Reich, CTO and co-founder of the Internet-connected grill maker Palatehome.
Experimenting With an XMOS Multi-Core MCU
Blog  
8/12/2014   4 comments
Working with a multi-core device can be a daunting concept for a small-MCU jockey, but the xCORE system does a good job of mitigating the intimidation factor.
Internet of Things: Batteries Not Required
News & Analysis  
8/11/2014   14 comments
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed WiFi Backscatter, a technology that culls energy from existing radio, TV, and wireless signals to connect low-energy devices to the Internet without the need for batteries.
Actions to Split in Two, Break Up With Nasdaq
News & Analysis  
8/11/2014   8 comments
EE Times has learned that Actions Semiconductor Co. Ltd., a Chinese fabless chip company, is planning to split in two and delist itself from Nasdaq.
Graphics API Gets Makeover
News & Analysis  
8/11/2014   1 comment
The Khronos Group is calling for help with an OpenGL makeover to create a viable cross-platform standard in the face of proprietary APIs coming from Apple, AMD, and Microsoft.
Microchip Taps Semtech's Long-Range RF
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8/8/2014   Post a comment
PIC microcontroller vendor Microchip Technology Inc. continued to shore up its RF expertise for the Internet of Things market with plans to develop products based on long-range technology from Semtech.
Freescale Japan Chief Breaking Barriers, Storming Castles
Blog  
8/8/2014   7 comments
Japan, once the leader in the high-tech world, has lost that distinction. “Japan needs to put that giant belt back,” says David Uze, president of Freescale Japan, “by leading the world in IoT.”
Nvidia Q2 Profits Rise on Gaming, Datacenter Demand
News & Analysis  
8/8/2014   1 comment
Gaming chipmaker Nvidia Corp. couldn’t ward off the seasonal decline in the consumer PC market, but gaming and datacenters still drive profits in Q2 of 2014.
IBM Puts Brain On-a-Chip
News & Analysis  
8/7/2014   19 comments
IBM demonstrates its second-generation neurosynaptic chip modeled on the human brain yet consuming 5,000 times less power than a typical microprocessor.
Microchip Eases Bluetooth Development With PIC32 Starter Kit
News & Analysis  
8/7/2014   2 comments
Although wireless communications has spread, developers of wireless products still need a lot of expertise to incorporate wireless into designs.
To Stay Alive, Renesas Negotiates End-of-Life Deals
News & Analysis  
8/7/2014   22 comments
The most urgent task for Renesas, “still fighting for survival,” is “to improve our gross profit rate,” says Renesas Electronics CEO Hisao Sakuta during quarterly financial results press conference.
Engineering for the Next-Generation Network Base Station
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8/6/2014   Post a comment
The base station and the hardware inside have the chance to make or break the effectiveness of an IoT.
The Increasingly Interconnected Datacenter
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8/6/2014   Post a comment
To understand the challenges posed by an IoT within the datacenter one needs to appreciate where the value of an IoT is generated. To facilitate the need for high bandwidth, low latency, and energy efficient interconnect within a datacenter, AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 servers incorporate state-of-the-art Freedom Fabric.
Apple iPhone 6 Expected Sept. 9
News & Analysis  
8/6/2014   3 comments
Apple will follow its annual release schedule and show off new iPhones in early September, reports say.
Programmable Wireless Systems Set to Change the Landscape
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8/6/2014   Post a comment
Combining an FPRF with an FPGA that has on-chip processors and high-speed serial transceivers provides a powerful solution to small-cell design challenges.
Samsung Loses Grip on China
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8/6/2014   Post a comment
Xiaomi has usurped Samsung's smartphone lead in the world's largest market.
5 Humble Medical Devices Get an mHealth Makeover
News & Analysis  
8/6/2014   1 comment
Transforming legacy medical devices into 21st century tools that have wireless capability has been a topic of interest among R&D engineers and design firms as wireless technology has become ubiquitous. In many cases, the design involves adding sensors capable of transmitting data from the legacy device. But the slideshow below shows device design on steroids.
MEMS Imitates Logic
News & Analysis  
8/5/2014   1 comment
There were those who said history would not repeat itself. But evidence continues to accumulate that the MEMS sector will follow a similar path to CMOS logic.
Watch & Learn: Reducing Time-to-Support
Blog  
8/5/2014   1 comment
If you are a chip designer trying to find answers about how to use EDA tools to solve a design problem, then time is of the essence, especially if your questions are pertinent to your own design flow.
New Fujitsu-Panasonic Co.: 6 Things Left Unsaid
News & Analysis  
8/4/2014   7 comments
Fujitsu and Panasonic agreed to establish a new fabless chip company. More revealing, however, was what they didn't say in the release. They include whether Intel will serve as a foundry for the new company.
MEMS Leaders Under Pressure, Says Yole
News & Analysis  
8/4/2014   Post a comment
The MEMS industry is changing as established manufacturing leaders with an emphasis on delivering components are put under pressure by fabless MEMS vendors, as customers become more interested in functionality -- a mix of hardware and software -- than components.
Whisper Shouts Flexibility Sacrificed in Pursuit of Volume
Blog  
8/1/2014   4 comments
Imagination is moving away from software defined radio and back to a more traditional approach with its Whisper radio processor unit.
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