Drones’ Agenda: New Spectrum News & Analysis 7/20/2015 2 comments As the term unmanned aerial vehicle suggests, drones are supposed to fly autonomously. And there’s the rub. Unresolved questions are: a) how drones can maintain a reliable communication link with the ground, and b) if so, what communication spectrum is available.
Powering the Autonomous Car Blog 7/20/2015 1 comment The sensors and algorithms of the driverless car get lots of attention, but the equally important power requirements and subsystem remain much more of a mystery.
10 Views of Semicon West Slideshow 7/17/2015 3 comments Systems-in-package could prop up a semiconductor industry falling off Moore’s Law, but hopes IoT will be the next driver may be too optimistic.
Wi-Fi Rings in NYC Phone Booths News & Analysis 7/17/2015 Post a comment A new company with ties to Google will convert 10,000 payphones throughout the five boroughs into gigabit Wi-Fi hotspots. The ad-based links will provide free phone call and public Wi-Fi with seamless roaming.
PC, Mobile Slump Hits Chips News & Analysis 7/15/2015 3 comments Semiconductor sales are in a two year slump due to weak demand for PCs and mobile systems and the IoT and China won’t help much, says Gartner.
IoT’s Wireless Horse Race Blog 7/13/2015 6 comments In a radio show this week and a live event next week, EE Times hosts contenders for a low cost, wide area network for the Internet of Things.
Better FRAM MCU State Recovery After Power Loss News & Analysis 7/13/2015 1 comment TI’s Compute Through Power Loss (CPTL) library incorporates a context save-and-restore algorithm that brings a FRAM-based 16-bit MSP430 MCU back to its original operating state before a power interruption.
Defect Proofing Cars with Big Data Analytics Blog 7/13/2015 5 comments An alarming trend of electrical/electronic recalls in the automotive field rapidly surged over the last 10 years tells us that we need more powerful tools for defect detection in manufacturing in order to prevent field failures.
Apple Watch Transformed Me Blog 7/10/2015 9 comments The Apple Watch has changed my life for the better, solving all the problems I had with the iPhone (such as missing calls while I tried to find it) as well as solving other problems I didn't even now I had until I got it.
Friday Quiz: Measurement in Fiber-Optics Blog 7/10/2015 3 comments Try your hand at answering five questions about measurements in fiber-optic communications networks. If you correctly answer all questions, go ahead and take the rest of the day off. We won’t tell.
Cavemen with Cameras Max’s Cool Beans 7/9/2015 9 comments Max's new scheme for his caveman diorama involves embedding some tiny video cameras around the cave -- Caveman Cam, if you will.
5G Moves Out of the Lab News & Analysis 7/8/2015 7 comments 5G cellular networks will move out of the lab and into formal standards work and field trials starting over the next several months.
M2M Shifting Quickly from 2G to 4G, Says Sequans News & Analysis 7/8/2015 Post a comment Although M2M devices are still largely dependent on 2G cellular links for device-to-device communication, M2M system vendors must decide soon to move their network “from 2G to something else,” said Georges Karam, CEO at Sequans Communications.
ARM’s Wish List for IoT Blog 7/7/2015 4 comments With his company dominating the market for processor cores in mobile systems, ARM chief executive Simon Segars has his eyes set on the Internet of Things.
Is the End of IPv4 at Hand? Not Anytime Soon... Blog 7/6/2015 2 comments The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) has sent out an alert saying its share of the dwindling IPv4 addresses is near rock bottom, so it is going to a stricter procedure for approving requests for those that are left.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.