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Spansion Targets IoT With Flexible MCUs
News & Analysis  
11/27/2013   19 comments
Spansion's scalable and flexible MCU families offer seamless transition between ultra-low-power and ultra-high-performance.
Power Week-in-Review: Self-Healing Battery, Personal Hydroelectric Generator & Li-ion Forecast
News & Analysis  
11/27/2013   16 comments
This week, a self-healing battery electrode, a personal hydropower turbine in a can, a forecast for li-ion battery pricing, a triple-output LED controller, and more.
CMOS, CCDs Invade Space Imagers
Blog  
11/26/2013   7 comments
Both CMOS imagers and charge-coupled devices have roles to play in the future of space imaging.
Free Online Workshop – Fundamentals of MCUs – Starts Dec 2
Blog  
11/26/2013   2 comments
The rapid rate at which MCU technologies are progressing is quickly tearing a chasm in knowledge base of many engineers. This course will help bring you up to date.
Apple Buys 3D Depth Sensor Company for $345M
News & Analysis  
11/25/2013   12 comments
Apple has confirmed the purchase of israeli motion sensor tech developer PrimeSense for approximately $345 million. PrimeSense’s technology could be used in an iTV or next generation Apple TV as well as future iPhones and iPads.
Voltage Is Not Power (But We Still Need It)
Blog  
11/25/2013   10 comments
You can't have one without the other. We need voltage to drive the current, and we need current to deliver power to a load. Higher voltage alone is nice but not enough.
China Investigates Qualcomm
News & Analysis  
11/25/2013   19 comments
Qualcomm Incorporated Monday disclosed that China's National Development and Reform Commission, which regulates prices, has begun investigating Qualcomm regarding compliance with the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law.
Spansion Exec Reassures Fujitsu Customers
News & Analysis  
11/25/2013   9 comments
The most tangible technology advances, after Spansion acquired Fujitsu Semiconductor's MCU/analog business, will come from the adoption of Spansion’s proprietary eCT technology in embedded MCUs -- to be released in 2015.
IoT Challenge Sparks Ongoing Discussion
News & Analysis  
11/25/2013   Post a comment
Join an ongoing conversation about the Smart America Challenge and what lies ahead for the Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems.
Xbox One vs. PS4: Microsoft More Profit Per Console
News & Analysis  
11/22/2013   21 comments
Microsoft comes out punching with a significant upgrade to the Xbox franchise console and a true competitor to Sony's PS4 while delivering per-unit profits.
Why We Need Big Data & Connected Cars
Blog  
11/22/2013   16 comments
How we drive is set for major changes as the rise of advanced driver assistance systems, connected cars, and big data analytics make mobility quicker, safer, and greener.
Sensor Showcase From Japan With Love
Slideshow  
11/22/2013   18 comments
At Embedded Technology 2013, vendors were talking up M2M, sensors, energy harvesting ICs, battery-less wireless connectivity, HTML browsers, and big data -- all thrown together as a solution.
Wolfson to Use Bat-Like Sonar for Gesture Recognition
News & Analysis  
11/22/2013   4 comments
Wolfson Microelectronics plc (Edinburgh, Scotland) has teamed up with Elliptic Labs, a startup company working on ultrasonic touchless gesturing for consumer electronics devices.
Power Week-in-Review: Wearable Batteries, Deep Sea Power, IGBT Module Monitor
News & Analysis  
11/21/2013   Post a comment
This week, a new development in flexible batteries, testing deep sea power technology, a forecast for the stationary battery market, real-time IGBT module performance monitoring, and more.
IoT on Fingertip Appears at EE Live!
News & Analysis  
11/21/2013   13 comments
After helping pioneer the Internet of Things, Berkeley's Kris Pister wants to put an entire node (including power source) on a chip.
Omron: Never Underestimate Blood Pressure
News & Analysis  
11/21/2013   10 comments
To win the next-generation smart healthcare battle, Omron executive says it's important to know the types of data your technology must "sense, track, accumulate, and send" to doctors who are treating patients' lifestyle illnesses.
Ink-Jet Printing for OLED Displays Debuts
News & Analysis  
11/21/2013   5 comments
Startup Kateeva debuts its G8-sized Yieldjet tool for manufacturing organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays using ink-jet printer techniques.
Qualcomm Ups the Mobile Ante
Blog  
11/21/2013   10 comments
Mobile processor leader Qualcomm used its analyst day to rev its product line, upping the ante on competitors angling for the hot smartphone market.
Can Embedded Development Work in the Cloud? Come Chat About It
Blog  
11/20/2013   9 comments
Cloud-based development tools are common for web applications, but could they work well for embedded systems development? Join our live chat to offer your opinions and insights.
EDN Releases Top 100 Products of 2013
News & Analysis  
11/20/2013   1 comment
The electronics community has voted. The annual EDN Hot 100 Products list is out, with offerings in 12 categories from microcontrollers to test and measurement equipment.
Power Tip 65: Power Supply Implications of Envelope Tracking
Power Tips  
11/20/2013   Post a comment
Envelope tracking requires a high-bandwidth power supply with the ability to source and sink current, which complicates the design.
Where Are All the Medical Breakthroughs?
Blog  
11/20/2013   7 comments
Innovation in medical electronics is hard due to technical, legal, and financial conditions, but new regulatory structures could help.
Intrinsic-ID to Make Dropbox Secure for Business Users
News & Analysis  
11/20/2013   4 comments
Intrinsic-ID announced it is bringing a professional level of security to Dropbox users.
Big Data May Mimic, Replace Brain
News & Analysis  
11/20/2013   11 comments
A venture capitalist calls for advances that automate healthcare while a researcher shows ways of applying algorithms used by the neocortex.
IBM Broadens Access to Ask Watson Apps
News & Analysis  
11/19/2013   5 comments
IBM's Watson Developers Cloud will enable software developers in a wide variety of application domains to access Watson's cognitive computing abilities for their third-party apps.
Microchip Stakes Claim for World's Fastest 32-Bit MCUs
News & Analysis  
11/19/2013   11 comments
Microchip's new 32-bit MCU family offers class-leading performance with 200MHz / 330DMIPS and 3.28 CoreMarks/MHz (over 3X the performance of previous generation PIC32 MCUs).
Is White House Executive Order on Cybersecurity Enough?
Blog  
11/19/2013   4 comments
Can private industry effectively manage itself in regards to maintaining cybersecurity, or is The White House Executive Order on Cybersecurity enough?
ARM's Got Leverage in Intel Battle
Blog  
11/19/2013   16 comments
ARM currently has an edge over industry heavyweight Intel in a battle of architectures and ecosystems that is reshaping mobile and server industries.
Embedded Vision: Who's Watching Whom & Why
Blog  
11/18/2013   24 comments
Imaging technology is no longer just about the never-ending megapixel race among CMOS image sensors. As market focus shifts to "vision" processing, the industry has drawn a new battle line.
Imagination Reinvents Imaging Signal Processing
News & Analysis  
11/18/2013   5 comments
Raptor, a new image signal processing architecture, combines heterogeneous computing to create a system platform for vision.
Speaking on IoT & Hardware at EE Live
Blog  
11/18/2013   1 comment
Share your knowledge with the design community. Submit your speaking proposals for two EE Live Summits -- Hardware Startup and IoT -- by November 26.
5 Software Tips for Securing IoT Devices
Blog  
11/18/2013   21 comments
Some software best-practices can help ensure that next Internet-connected device you design stays secure.
Chat With Presidential Fellows on IoT
Blog  
11/18/2013   8 comments
This Friday EE Times is hosting a Twitter chat on the Internet of Things with two veteran entrepreneurs and US Presidential Innovation Fellows behind the Smart America Challenge.
Best-in-Test & Test Engineer Nominations Deadline Extended
News & Analysis  
11/15/2013   1 comment
The new deadline is Nov. 20, 2013.
Low Latency Is Not Just for the Quants
Blog  
11/15/2013   7 comments
A number of players are carving out a niche with low latency, high throughput networks and networked devices.
Marvell Does Comms for Sony PS4
News & Analysis  
11/15/2013   7 comments
Marvell supplied a comms ASIC and the WiFi controller in the Sony PS4, according to a teardown by Chipworks. Two of the companies chips in the new game console were among the few surprising finds of the teardown.
Industrial Internet Group Debuts Soon
News & Analysis  
11/15/2013   12 comments
A 10-company US consortium to set standards for the Industrial Internet aims to debut in January, said a GE executive driving a business in the area.
Teardown: TechInsights Analyzes Smartphone Display Tech
News & Analysis  
11/15/2013   8 comments
A TechInsights teardown analyzes smartphone display technologies and costs.
Power Week in Review: Personal Fuel Cell, Virus-Improved Li-air Battery & PV Forecast
News & Analysis  
11/14/2013   3 comments
This week, a personal hydrogen fuel cell for powering consumer portables, better Li-air batteries through biosynthesis, a forecast for solar PV installation growth, and the latest power management products and software.
Merger Pits Mysterious Tsinghua Unigroup vs. MediaTek
News & Analysis  
11/14/2013   17 comments
The industry landscape among China’s fabless chip companies -- fragmented among too many little players fighting for a low-margin smartphone chip business in the domestic market -- is about to change.
Engineers & Political Imperative
Blog  
11/13/2013   84 comments
It's high time for the world to hear the cool, objective voice of the engineer in future arguments about clean air, clean water, and climate.
Energy Design Needs Unified Hardware Abstraction
Blog  
11/13/2013   4 comments
Energy-efficient, complete solutions can be obtained only with optimal alignment across the pre- and post-silicon phases of energy optimization supported by unified design flows, abstractions, and formats.
UFS Set to Eclipse e-MMC
News & Analysis  
11/11/2013   2 comments
Vendors such as Toshiba see UFS meeting demand for high performance and capacity as early as next year, but don’t write off e-MMC just yet.
Samsung Tips $100 Million IoT Strategy
News & Analysis  
11/11/2013   8 comments
Former director of Apple's Siri, now on Samsung's team, describes Samsung's Internet of Things strategy as centered on SAMI, an artificial intelligence system that will aggregate sensor data from all types and brands of IoT devices in the cloud.
Digital Medicine Will Reshape Hospitals
Blog  
11/11/2013   22 comments
Semiconductors could power personal, virtual healthcare that reshape hospitals, said a keynoter at the chip industry's annual gala.
Screens Everywhere Make a GUI Dilemma
Break Points  
11/7/2013   2 comments
We live in the age of screens: Display screens are everywhere and each one has a graphical user interface. How are all these GUIs being designed?
TI’s Tiva TM4C129x MCUs Provide a Gateway Into the Cloud
News & Analysis  
11/7/2013   1 comment
TI's Tiva MCUs with USB, data protection, LCD and 50+ software examples help designers develop highly connected industrial control and HMI products for the Internet of Things.
Intel Creates Internet of Things Group
News & Analysis  
11/6/2013   19 comments
Embedded veteran Doug Davis was named head of a new Internet of Things group at Intel, which will sell Atom and Quark SoCs.
Find Next Silicon Valley Idol at NVidia’s Annual GPU Event
News & Analysis  
11/5/2013   6 comments
NVidia is staging a new event called "The Early Stage Challenge," where 12 rising tech stars will compete for a single $100,000 award in front a live audience.
Maxim's USB Emulator Consolidates In-Car Device Charging
News & Analysis  
11/5/2013   17 comments
Have USB, will travel. Maxim has developed an automotive-quality USB solution that can recognize any portable device and charge directly from car battery.
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