Your Product Names Suck Blog 8/29/2013 30 comments Just because you use computers to make and sell your products, you should not treat customers as if they are just the last part of the supply chain. It shows a lack of respect.
CMOS Timing Startup Turns to Crystal News & Analysis 8/28/2013 9 comments A developer of CMOS replacements for crystal oscillators has a new CEO, taken on more VC funding, and extended its business plan to include crystal oscillators.
Qualcomm Opens DSP Core Slideshow 8/27/2013 8 comments The mobile chip vendor will invite third-party programmers to write apps for its Hexagon core and has been asked to license the part to other chip vendors.
Metcalfe’s Law & the Future of Driving Blog 8/25/2013 24 comments The automotive industry is moving into a new world where the network effect rules. The value of a car won’t be judged by your car alone, but by how many others also have cars like yours.
Benchmarks for Whole Phones Needed Blog 8/19/2013 27 comments Benchmarking is a tricky business. There are benchmarks and there are benchmarks. I'm sure I'm not alone in my weariness with reading reports on yet another batch of benchmark results.
Big Deals of 2013 Slideshow 8/19/2013 12 comments EE Times takes a brief look at five big acquisitions made or announced in 2013 that are likely to impact the electronics landscape for years.
ARM Preps Near-Threshold Processor for IoT News & Analysis 8/15/2013 17 comments ARM has been researching logic operation at near-threshold voltages and at clock frequencies of the order of tens of kilohertz. Its CTO says a core that uses such low voltages and clock frequencies could support low-power processing in applications that rely on energy harvesting.
Car Monitor Dials Into iPhone Blog 8/13/2013 15 comments Automatic is an exciting new IoT device to help you monitor your car and driving data, even though it cracks the door to car hacking a bit wider.
Internets of Things Need Glue News & Analysis 8/12/2013 42 comments Pioneers and experts say what the IoT needs is consensus on a standard and "glue" to link the many incompatible protocols deployed today.
Less Is More in Design Blog 8/8/2013 20 comments Engineers must learn to cut out features and too much flexibility because design constraints can provide a path to sophistication and customer satisfaction.
Benchmark Debuts for Embedded FPUs News & Analysis 8/6/2013 4 comments FPMark, a floating-point benchmark geared for a wide range of embedded processors, is now available from the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments