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Silego Announces World's Smallest Mixed-Signal FPGA
News & Analysis  
4/30/2014   2 comments
A single GPAK mixed-signal FPGA can replace a variety of primitive logic, comparators, and passive components, thereby saving cost, power, and PCB real estate.
Nomadic Altium Tribe Is on the Move Again
News & Analysis  
4/30/2014   18 comments
The hot-off-the-press news is that the guys and gals at Altium are on the move again -- they are leaving Shanghai, China, and heading towards San Diego, USA.
Spectrum Should Be Shared
Blog  
4/30/2014   11 comments
Regulators need to adopt new approaches to allocating spectrum in shared, dynamic ways, given the rising tsunami of mobile data.
IoT Couple Nutures Startups
News & Analysis  
4/30/2014   2 comments
Jim Reich and Caroline Fernandes have forged a partnership that includes a lot of time nourishing the fledgling Internet of Things.
Google Car's Next Move
News & Analysis  
4/30/2014   11 comments
Most impressive about the video clip posted by Google is how neatly Google Car’s computer vision organizes what it sees on streets into separate, independent boxes, according to IHS analyst.
Smartphones Leave Identifiable 'Fingerprints'
News & Analysis  
4/29/2014   3 comments
Components leave identifiable markers on sensor data and radio signals without requiring any personal data.
TI's New Code Composer IDE Simplifies Everything
News & Analysis  
4/29/2014   5 comments
The 'Simple Mode' greatly reduces all of the available options and exposes only the essential functionality the user requires to get up-and-running.
Bluetooth Smart: What’s in a Name?
Blog  
4/29/2014   26 comments
Calling every new development smart is a trend in today’s market that invokes Orwell. As we dumb down technologies and think nothing of doing it, we call them all smart.
Startups Pioneer Printed Electronics
News & Analysis  
4/29/2014   4 comments
Kalamazoo, Mich., was once known as a paper mill town, but these days it is emerging as a center for a coming wave of printed electronics.
Is It Secure to Use BLE in Cars?
News & Analysis  
4/29/2014   25 comments
How secure is Bluetooth Smart inside cars? The Bluetooth SIG is working behind the scenes to plug some security holes in Bluetooth Smart, and it's not quite finished.
Galaxy S5 Camera Problem: Samsung Eats Crow
News & Analysis  
4/28/2014   12 comments
Just one day after releasing an ad touting the GS5's camera over the iPhone's, Samsung must replace some devices due to faulty cameras.
Atmel Announces Next-Gen Touchscreen Controllers
News & Analysis  
4/28/2014   Post a comment
The new mXT106xT2 family of touchscreen controllers support hover operation in which the user's finger can be up to 20mm above the touch surface.
Gateways Aim to Unify the Internet of Things
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4/28/2014   Post a comment
Gateways hold the promise of unifying heterogeneous IoT devices in functional teams by bypassing interoperability standards.
Aquifi's Gesture Interface Adapts
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4/28/2014   Post a comment
Startup Aquifi revolutionized gesture interfaces by adapting to the user with a software-only solution that works with any smartphone, tablet, or PC.
Apple's Quick-Links May Lessen Samsung Damages
News & Analysis  
4/26/2014   11 comments
Judge Koh will present the appellate court's decision to the jury on Monday morning and reopen the case for subsequent two hours of additional expert witness testimony.
Sensors Beyond Megapixels
Slideshow  
4/25/2014   24 comments
Cameras installed everywhere aren't there simply for watching you. They exist to help people, systems, and machines make decisions and take action. For machine vision, more megapixels aren't necessarily the answer.
Energy Harvesting Needs New Tools
Blog  
4/25/2014   11 comments
IoT systems need to employ new algorithms and logic circuits to squeeze what power they can from energy harvesting.
Is It Training or Documentation? Does It Matter?
Blog  
4/24/2014   5 comments
The balance between training and documentation depends on context, scope, and value, for both the supplier and the user base.
IBM Power 8 Gains User, Skeptic
News & Analysis  
4/24/2014   9 comments
Open relationships may be the future, and IBM is one of 26 industry leaders placing bets as part of the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on its POWER 8 processor. There is skepticism around whether an open model can be successful in the competitive server market.
Top 17 Helpful Hints for Constructing Electronic Systems
Blog  
4/24/2014   45 comments
Here's a collection of tips and tricks based on 38 years' experience in the electronics trenches.
Power Week-in-Review: 5m Wireless Power Transfer & Low-Cost Ultracaps
News & Analysis  
4/24/2014   2 comments
This week, researchers have demonstrated wireless power transfer over a 5-meter distance, low-cost ultracapacitors have been built from graphene and carbon nanotubes, a current-sensing solution for battery management that uses no shunt resistor, and much more.
Spansion Expands Auto-Grade Flash Lineup
News & Analysis  
4/24/2014   9 comments
As car OEMs' appetite for advanced driver assistance systems and more elaborate infotainment systems soars, Spansion is beefing up its flash memory lineup to meet the automotive industry's stringent quality requirements.
What About DC Power Integrity? Part 2
Blog  
4/23/2014   3 comments
Reference designs from chip makers serve as a starting point. However, you should establish your own power budget based on how you intend your product is to be used.
IBM Unveils Power8 Chip as Open Hardware
News & Analysis  
4/23/2014   11 comments
Google and other OpenPower Foundation partners express interest in IBM's Power8 chip designs and server motherboard specs.
Industrial Control This Week
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
4/23/2014   Post a comment
Here's a quick look at industrial control news bits this week. Stay up on who's doing what -- and why.
LG, Sony Disclose Smartwatch Details
News & Analysis  
4/23/2014   12 comments
LG offers more info about its upcoming Android Wear device, while Sony launches new colors and talks apps.
The Death of the Smartphone
Blog  
4/23/2014   28 comments
Carrying four devices -- PC, smartphone, tablet, and wearable -- only leads to more confusion. The question is which device to retire from the fleet. Charlie Cheng says the smartphone is the most vulnerable.
Apple v. Samsung: Google Agreed to Indemnify Samsung
News & Analysis  
4/23/2014   2 comments
Google agreed to indemnify Samsung against some of Apple's claims in the patent infringement lawsuit.
IoT Comms Software Is Hard
Blog  
4/23/2014   2 comments
It's no easy feat tailoring a communications software stack for your IoT design in these days when some layers are still rapidly evolving.
Can China Mobile Outpace 'Free' Mobile Apps?
Blog  
4/22/2014   4 comments
Skype's co-founder once predicted that telephones would eventually become just an app. He foresaw a doomsday scenario for phone companies. We're seeing the inkling of it in China Mobile's latest financial results.
Altera's FPGA DSP Goes Hardcore
News & Analysis  
4/22/2014   12 comments
Having hardened floating-point DSP blocks in FPGAs opens the door to a wide range of military and commercial applications, and also reduces time-to-market.
Wearable Contest Takes to the Air
News & Analysis  
4/22/2014   Post a comment
Wearable World, a San Francisco-based wearable Internet of Things startup, announced a competition in partnership with American Airlines for developers interested travel technology. The two-part competition begins June 6 in San Francisco with a final round on July 11 at San Francisco International Airport; winners will get to work on their device with the airline.
Samsung Attacks: Case Against Apple Begins
News & Analysis  
4/22/2014   2 comments
Samsung's infringement complaint against Apple centers on smartphone technology for image storage as well as for video capture, compression, and transmission across devices.
Nike FuelBand Layoffs: A Pivot in Wearables?
News & Analysis  
4/21/2014   7 comments
Nike, a distant third in a three-company race to sell connected fitness trackers, is reportedly laying off members of its FuelBand design and engineering team while wooing developers and boosting its social network.
FPGAs as ASIC Alternatives: Past & Future
Blog  
4/21/2014   15 comments
From the 28nm technology node going forward, the FPGA industry needs to open up for a broad range of innovation so as to continue offering better products.
Slideshow: 10 Embedded Design Trends
Slideshow  
4/21/2014   22 comments
Among 10 trends in the 2014 version of our annual survey, Bluetooth is on the rise and FPGAs on the decline in embedded systems designs.
Wearables, Drones Scare Americans
News & Analysis  
4/21/2014   4 comments
Google has some public relations to do. People remain wary of tech breakthroughs including care-giving robots and drones, Pew research finds.
Samsung Defense: Marketing Guru vs. Marketing Guru
News & Analysis  
4/19/2014   9 comments
Parade of marketing and programming experts continues as Samsung tries to prove Apple’s reasoning is flawed.
IoT: A Return to Our Favorite EDA Requirements
Blog  
4/18/2014   Post a comment
For the electronic design automation (EDA) industry, the Internet of Things (IoT) could represent both a technology advance and a technology reversal.
Will ‘Makers’ Help Chip Guys’ Bottom Line?
Blog  
4/18/2014   44 comments
Are you seeing this newborn love among "makers," board vendors, and chip companies? What mystifies me is not so much the love part, but how anyone could eventually mistake this infatuation for good business.
IoT Requires Continuous Development
News & Analysis  
4/18/2014   3 comments
The Internet of Things will add so much programmability to devices that keeping software current will become a never-ending task.
Fitness Wearables Lack Accuracy
Blog  
4/18/2014   16 comments
A new generation of wearable fitness sensors is needed to enable consumers to become their own fitness coaches.
Samsung Patent Leaks Point to Google Glass Competitor
News & Analysis  
4/17/2014   2 comments
In a series of leaked patent documents from South Korea, Samsung is proposing a one-ear "earphone" design that seems to be a response to Google Glass sales. This many replace a two-ear design that came to light during CES in January.
Power Week-in-Review: Wristband TE Generator & Solar Cell Efficiency Record
News & Analysis  
4/17/2014   Post a comment
This week, a flexible band-shaped thermoelectric generator that can harvest body heat to power wearables, a solar cell conversion efficiency record using a silicon-based cell of practical size, a multi-topology DC/DC converter, and much more.
A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words – So Add One to Your Profile Already!
Blog  
4/17/2014   29 comments
My personal preference is that I like to know who I'm talking to, especially on community-orientated websites like EETimes.
ON Semi on a Roll With Image Sensors
News & Analysis  
4/17/2014   1 comment
Coupled with the company’s acquisition of Truesense last week and the rollout of the new Python family of CMOS image sensors this week, ON Semiconductor sets its sights on the automotive market of the future.
Wearable Computing Market on 78% CAGR Through 2018
News & Analysis  
4/17/2014   1 comment
By the end of 2014, shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach more than 19 million units, roughly tripling from 2013. Fitness monitors are the hottest devices, but Google Glass and other accessories and devices are looking to catch on.
The Big Fat Indian Election
Blog  
4/16/2014   6 comments
Technology and data analysis have come to play a crucial role in India's national election where 815 million eligible voters will cast their vote in more than 930,000 polling booths.
How the Heartbleed Bug Performs Its Nefarious Activities
Max’s Cool Beans  
4/16/2014   15 comments
This is the clearest explanation one could possibly get on how the Heartbleed bug works.
Google Unveils Modular Phone
News & Analysis  
4/16/2014   6 comments
Mod is back, according to officials from Google's Project Ara team. The module developers kit for the open source, build-your-own-phone was on display at the company's first Ara Developer's Conference, held April 15-16 at the Computer History Museum.
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