NIWeek is going on 15 years Blog 8/4/2009 Post a comment National Instruments is hosting NIWeek for some 3,000 engineers, educators, and scientists Aug 4 to 6. It's the company's 15th annual customer and technology conference.
Securing your USB transmission Design How-To 8/4/2009 Post a comment As more and more embedded designs move toward communicating with computers, there is a growing demand for USB connectivity. USB doesn't have a built in security mechanism for securing the data communicated on the bus. For some applications, this might be a concern.
Healthy IC supplier inventories seen in Q2 results News & Analysis 8/4/2009 Post a comment Most major semiconductor suppliers that have reported second-quarter results are currently holding lean levels of chip inventory, putting them in a strong competitive position as demand begins to recover, according to market research firm iSuppli.
Securing Your USB Transmission Design How-To 8/3/2009 2 comments David Flowers provides some practical tips on securing your universal serial bus-based application using a variety of AES,TDE and XTEA algorithms, as well as a wealth of downloadable code and application examples.
Content transfer: Speed versus ease of use Design How-To 8/3/2009 1 comment The concept was to look at download speeds across three different interfaces--USB, WiFi and 3G--to compare and contrast the speed and ease of use. Three different cellphones were tested: iPhone 3G, BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Storm.
Video: DAC chair on the 2009 show News & Analysis 8/3/2009 Post a comment EE Times caught up with Andrew Kahng, chair of the 46th Design Automation Conference, who said the event exceeded a lot of expectations considering the economy and the July dates.
GlobalFoundries: We are building on Dresden News & Analysis 8/3/2009 1 comment I am an American, and I am now living here in Dresden. This is my second assignment here, following a two year stint nearly 10 years ago. I have worked for the past nearly 20 years for Advanced Micro Devices. AMD is one of only two companies left in the world that design and build microprocessors.
Arteris offering peripheral interconnect IP Product News 8/3/2009 Post a comment Arteris, a provider of network-on-chip interconnect IP, announced the availability of a peripheral interconnect solution said to provide an efficient way to integrate peripheral components onto a system-on-chip.
Android heads for high def roles News & Analysis 8/3/2009 Post a comment MIPS Technologies and one of its partners are developing extensions to the Android operating system to support high definition video displays, part of a broader initiative by MIPS to bring Google's cellphone software to consumer electronics devices such as Blu-ray players, set-top boxes and digital TVs.
European chip sales up 0.7% in June Survey 8/3/2009 Post a comment Sales of semiconductors in Europe in June amounted to $2.20 billion, an increased of 0.7 percent from May when sales amounted to $2.19 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Numonyx researches diodes for multilayer cross-bar memories News & Analysis 8/3/2009 Post a comment Numonyx has participated in a 2.95 million euro (about $4.2 million) project to develop low-temperature zinc-oxide diodes for two-terminal memories based on cross-bar architectures. Such memories could be based on phase-change materials or on materials that change resistance through other mechanisms.
June global chip sales up 3.7% on previous month News & Analysis 8/3/2009 Post a comment Global sales of semiconductors rose to $17.2 billion in June, up 3.7 percent from May when sales were $16.6 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). June sales were, however, 20 percent lower than June 2008 when sales amounted to $21.6 billion.
Intersil : Video delay lines provide crystal clear images Product News 8/3/2009 Post a comment Four triple analog delay lines for video signals from Intersil provide crystal clear video images at distances up to 300 m for keyboard-video-mouse (KVM) applications such as in offices, banks, supermarkets or classrooms, or any video carried over long distances of inexpensive twisted-pair cable.
Bosch takes over two photovoltaics companies News & Analysis 8/3/2009 Post a comment Automotive and industrial electronics giant Bosch group (Stuttgart, Germany) is broadening its photovoltaics activities by the acquisiton of two companies involved module manufacturing including CIGS thin-film modules.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.