Freescale eyes ARM server play Design How-To 2/28/2013 12 comments Freescale CEO Gregg Lowe (shown) told EE Times his company is in good shape to exploit an Internet-driven boom in embedded applications from the humble microcontroller up to networking and servers
Android, FreeRTOS top EE Times' 2013 embedded survey News & Analysis 2/27/2013 15 comments Android has become the most popular third-party operating system for embedded applications according to a survey of engineers – but as they become more familiar respondents may be starting to shy away from the OS for future projects.
VHF, VHF, wherefore art thou VHF? Engineering Pop Culture! 2/26/2013 39 comments I want a small box that can connect via WiFi to the Internet on one side and stream live television (in the form of a VHF signal) out of the other side.
An introduction to piezo MEMS oscillators Design How-To 2/26/2013 Post a comment Piezoelectrically transduced pMEMS resonators have emerged as one of the strong candidates for replacing quartz technology for high-frequency, low phase noise reference applications. In this paper, IDT introduces the design principles and performance characteristics of pMEMS oscillators.
Embedded systems next for hack attacks Design How-To 2/26/2013 4 comments Developers of embedded systems were told they need to take a holistic approach to security by Stuart McClure, CEO of Cylance, who provided the opening keynote at the Embedded World conference and exhibition.
SoC Verification Growing Up Fast Blog 2/26/2013 Post a comment Just as with iPhamily of products -- where each new format was adopted more quickly than the previous one -- SoC verification will benefit from the lessons learned during the development.
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.