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IoT Needs New MEMS Approaches
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6/3/2015   Post a comment
New approaches to MEMS are needed to drive growth in sensors and the Internet of Things, according a panel of speakers at the upcoming Semicon West event.
Over-the-Air Platform Keeps Automotive Software Current
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6/3/2015   Post a comment
U.S.-based Movimento Group has introduced a platform that helps OEMs and tier ones to keep the software status of their vehicles current even when they are out on the roads. Plus, it enables users to establish new business models based on big data technologies.
IoT Gets Sane Forecast at Event
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6/3/2015   Post a comment
At his first ever IoT event, Linley Gwennap will roll out a grounded forecast for the Internet of Things and thoughts on the chip technology behind it.
EE Times Blogger Guidelines
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6/3/2015   Post a comment
Here's what you need to write a blog on EE Times.
On China’s List: Memory, Market Share, M&A
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6/2/2015   4 comments
In the eyes of Western investors, the semiconductor sector is a lousy business. In contrast, China sees chip vendors, especially Chinese chip vendors, as worthy of big investment. Why a huge gap?
Gizmo 2 SBC Powers Special Jump! Exposition
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6/2/2015   Post a comment
The world's first cultural center for videogames -- the National Video Arcade (NVA) -- is currently hosting a special exhibition on the fundamental "jump" gameplay mechanism.
IPv6: A Beginner's Guide
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6/2/2015   Post a comment
One of the myths associated with IPv6 is that the impending depletion of the IPv4 address space is the only reason to adopt IPv6.
JEDEC Announces Support for Hybrid NVDIMM Modules
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6/2/2015   1 comment
Standards for two modules will be published before the year is out and demonstrates JEDEC shift to addressing the entire computing architecture, not just memory.
Asus Unveils ZenWatch 2, ZenPad Tablets At Computex
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6/2/2015   Post a comment
Asus is making a splash at Computex with the release of three tablets, the latest version of its the Zen Watch 2 smartwatch, all-in-one PCs, and a monitor.
MediaTek Rolls 3 IoT Products Toward Next Cash Cow
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6/1/2015   1 comment
MediaTek unfurls three products for Internet of Things devices in move toward what the company expects will become its next cash cow once the smartphone business loses steam.
Industry's Most Sensitive MEMS Mic
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6/1/2015   2 comments
Vesper Technologies Inc. claims to have the world's smallest and highest signal-to-noise-ratio microelectromechanical system (MEMS) microphone available today.
USB Oscilloscopes from Pro to Hobbyist
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6/1/2015   16 comments
These 17 companies offer two and four channel oscilloscopes at prices from less than $100 to nearly $10,000.
Google Gestures at 60 GHz
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5/29/2015   3 comments
Google unveiled a radar-on-chip for fine gesture control with the goal of expanding increasingly small screens and interfaces. While the radar technology isn’t yet authorized by the FCC, Google’s ATAP team wants to fine tune its Soli chip for wearables.
Google Unveils Smart Fabric Program
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5/29/2015   7 comments
In what might be the largest development in smart fabrics, Google announced a project to scale manufacturing of fabrics that use broad gestures to control mobile devices, lights, and more.
Sensor Data Analytics -- Unlocking Value in 'Big Data'
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5/29/2015   1 comment
With data flowing from ubiquitous sensors, the new field known as sensor data analytics, or SDA, is beginning to show its ultimate promise.
Friday Quiz: Data Communications
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5/29/2015   1 comment
Test your knowledge of the OSI 7-layer protocol stack.
Thank You, Albert Einstein for GPS
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5/29/2015   2 comments
Crazy ideas like time slowing down with velocity or mass bending the curvature of a four dimensional fabric called space-time are critical for GPS to work.
Huawei vs. Xiaomi: China in Microcosm
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5/29/2015   7 comments
Huawei’s technological prowess in telecom and Xiaomi’s agility in China’s consumer electronics market illustrate both companies’ potential and their weaknesses. Understanding the differences offers a glimpse into the future -- where China is guiding the global electronics industry.
Google Rolls Android M, IoT OS
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5/28/2015   2 comments
Developers were audibly excited by the bevy of improvements and added features on the newest Android release, Android M. Google is unlikely to have satisfied hardware engineers, who may have been hoping for a next-generation device.
Avago-Broadcom Deal: What’s in It for You?
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5/28/2015   9 comments
Where is the affinity – or any apparent good vibe – connecting Avago to Broadcom?
Internet of Things Creates Opportunity Bubble for Analog
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5/28/2015   Post a comment
The analog devices play a special role in the Internet of Things (IoT) and will have an impact on electronics sales.
Chips Make Change in Emerging Markets
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5/28/2015   Post a comment
The chief executive of ARM challenges engineers to put today's technologies to use in developing markets.
Xray Sensor Startup Raises Funds
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5/28/2015   Post a comment
MultiX SA has developed a sensor the ME100 based on CdTe and CdZnTe crystal material. This together with a signal conditioning ASIC and high-speed front-end electronics is capable of measuring the energy of each incident x-ray photon.
Introducing the Cubic Board -- A Completely Open Source FPGA Project
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5/27/2015   7 comments
One of the main design considerations for the FPGA-based Cubic Board was to make it easily accessible to both software and hardware developers.
Gaming Helps Tool Emulate True Power Peaks
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5/27/2015   1 comment
Mentor Graphics' Veloce Power Application software identifies power consumption problems in emulation, enabling them to be nixed before fabrication.
IoT Security Groundswell Gathers
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5/27/2015   Post a comment
After plenty of talk, a wave of real action aimed at solving the Internet of Things's security problems is on the rise.
CES Asia: ‘Zero Distance’ to Supply Chains
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5/27/2015   Post a comment
Conspicuously missing from CES Asia are big name consumer electronics brands -- even local companies like Xiaomi and Lenovo. The show, however, signals the region’s close proximity among product design, manufacturing and supply chains.
Spreadtrum Guns for Intel’s 14nm FinFET in 2016
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5/27/2015   4 comments
Working with Intel, Spreadtrum CEO Leo Li sees three things going for his company. “The access to Intel’s foundry, strong IP, and Intel is the only processor architecture company that has its own foundry.”
Sensor Choices Power Industrial Internet Innovation
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5/27/2015   Post a comment
Whether or not the Internet of Things will live up to its own hype, the notion has certainly got people thinking. Proposals range from the “Internet of Everything” to some more focused concepts such as the Industrial Internet; a term first introduced by electrical giant GE, and now understood to mean the automation of industrial environments using sensor networks and machine-to-machine communications.
Implanted Biosensor Can Be Wirelessly Charged
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5/27/2015   Post a comment
A laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne has developed an implantable biosensor that can report measurements wirelessly and powered by a battery worn on the skin.
Waving the Flag
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5/26/2015   2 comments
Economic espionage in the electronics industry is really the issue?
Xiaomi's Spending Spree: Its Logic and Method
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5/26/2015   2 comments
Xiaomi is on a spending spree lately in hopes of expanding its portfolio beyond smartphones. But textbook business-school investment strategies probably won’t cut it. After all, Xiaomi is no Google –- at least not yet. So what to do?
The (Power) Answer Is Blowing In The Wind
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5/26/2015   5 comments
As a leading source of green energy, wind power is on a roll. Total installed capacity in the US grew from 2.5GW in 2001 to over 66GW in 2014. That's only good enough for No. 2, though – China is the world’s wind power leader with over 115GW of installed capacity.
Smart Factories Meet AI
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5/25/2015   1 comment
The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) has 47 years of experience in smart decision support, smart crowd control, the smart factory and more.
New Tool Automates Register Verification Process for FPGA, SoC & IP Designs
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5/22/2015   Post a comment
Registers are one of the first aspects of the design that must be tested because they contain the configuration settings for the hardware and are the basis of the hardware/software interface.
Huawei’s Everything-Connected Game Plan
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5/22/2015   4 comments
As Chinese Internet companies like Tencent, Alibaba and Xiaomi bulldoze into the local consumer electronics market with online strategies, the position of China’s telecom giant Huawei grows ever more intriguing. Will Huawei join them or stand on its own?
Quarter-Sized, Magnetically Stackable Modules for Students and Makers
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5/21/2015   5 comments
mCookies are small, powerful, Arduino-compatible modules for makers, designers, engineers, students, and curious tinkerers of all ages
Why Smartwatch Pulses Are Weak
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5/21/2015   2 comments
Bloom Technologies aims to pave the way toward medical-grade wearables that can capture more useful data than today’s gadgets including the Apple Watch.
Mao Zedong & Little Red Internet
Engineering Investigations  
5/21/2015   11 comments
Linking Internet leaders like Jack Ma with Chairman Mao
Self-Driving Cars Without Passengers
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5/21/2015   3 comments
Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI) is aiming for self-driving cars that you drop off at garage and then let them find a space and plug into recharge.
Apple Watch, Android Wear Updates Begin
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5/20/2015   2 comments
The first update for the Apple Watch makes performance improvements across the board, while Google is finally sending Android 5.1.1 to its line of Android Wear wearables.
Crowdfunding Gives IoT a Boost
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5/20/2015   Post a comment
Wearable startups are getting more attention these days -- from chip makers, vendors, consumers, and even some venture capitalists – and there’s a lot of interest in novel hardware implementations. Speakers at Wearable World Congress, held here May 19-20, said new ways of finding funding have led to an explosion of hardware-related companies.
Software Secure? Good! But What About the Hardware (FPGAs & SoCs)?
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5/20/2015   1 comment
The Prospect Hardware Security Design and Analysis Toolkit from Tortuga Logic is a valuable addition to the Design-for-Security arsenal.
ITU Targets 5G Wireline Standards
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5/20/2015   1 comment
International Telecommunications Union is forming a working group on prepping existing landline networks to be backbone of 5G.
Wearables Pocket IoT Crowdfunding
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5/20/2015   Post a comment
Incubator Wearable World hosted an event to showcase the intersection of crowdsourced startups and big-name tech scrambling for position in the emerging sector of the Internet of Things.
Shenzhen Startup to Keep Copycats Out
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5/19/2015   Post a comment
Shenzhen, flush with money, talent and willing consumers, has become a new hub for the next-generation smartwatches. Startup 3Wearables CEO told us, “Our business model is designed to keep copycats out.”
Festo's Smart Robotics Aimed at SMC
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5/19/2015   5 comments
Festo Didati GmbH & Co KG (Denkendorf, Germany)
IoT Security Faces Policy Gap
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5/19/2015   1 comment
The Internet of Things can bring down barriers that currently exist between vertical markets and domains so valuable information can be shared more readily to everyone’s benefit. The value of moving data easily among sensors, devices and the cloud is clear, but enabling this capability raises serious privacy and security issues that we must address to foster the continued advancement of the IoT.
ARM, UMC to Roll 55nm Ultra-Low Power IoT Chips
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5/18/2015   Post a comment
ARM and United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) announced Monday what they say is the first availability of a new ARM Artisan physical IP solution on 55nm for development of embedded systems and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Mercedes-Benz Integrates Navigation with Apple Watch
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5/18/2015   Post a comment
Daimler has introduced an intelligent integration between Apple Watch and Mercedes-Benz vehicles with its new MB Companion App.
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