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Need Connectivity? 11 Easy Wireless Modules for Prototyping Projects
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9/27/2013   27 comments
Take this quick tour of the newest boards and services to help you create an Internet-connected device.
Tracking the 2003 Northeast Power Grid Blackout
Blog  
9/27/2013   29 comments
A case study of the 2003 power blackout in the northeast US as tracked and monitored by a real-time power monitoring system.
Step Up to C for Embedded R&D
Blog  
9/27/2013   6 comments
Working from C/C++ and via System C and TLM works, says Guy Bois, president of Space Codesign Systems Inc.
SDN, IoT Make 1 Soup
Blog  
9/27/2013   9 comments
Software–defined networks are key cloud ingredients enabling the Internet of Things, says Joe Byrne of Freescale.
Driver Assistance: Radar or Vision?
News & Analysis  
9/27/2013   46 comments
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are driving the business of automotive electronics suppliers today.
Of Robo-Soldiers & Pizza Copters
Blog  
9/26/2013   5 comments
Someday robot soldiers may decide when and whom to kill on the battlefield and pizzas may arrive via unmanned helicopters, says VITA's Ray Alderman.
Power Week in Review: Solar Cell Efficiency Record, Molten-Air Battery & More
Blog  
9/26/2013   3 comments
This week, a new solar cell efficiency record and development of a rechargeable "molten-air" battery. New products include a 330-uF MLCC, a smart data concentrator EVM, and multi-megahertz GaN power FETs.
Qualcomm Explains Wireless Charging Move
Blog  
9/26/2013   5 comments
It's all about the proliferation of resonant charging technology, says Qualcomm.
Broadcom’s Car Gambit: 802.11ac/Bluetooth LE Combo IC
News & Analysis  
9/26/2013   21 comments
Broadcom is making an aggressive wireless entry into the automotive market by rolling out the industry’s first automotive-quality 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth low-energy combo chip.
Ericsson Retunes Radio for $4B Small Cell Market
News & Analysis  
9/25/2013   12 comments
Claiming it is redefining the architecture for small cells, Ericsson announced its Radio Dot leveraging standard office cables for indoor cellular networks.
For Embedded Engineers, the IoT Is Not Yet Here
Blog  
9/25/2013   17 comments
The Internet of Things is supposed to describe a world where connected devices improve our lives. But an embedded engineer finds crippling tradeoffs in every solution today.
Ham Radio: A Hacker's Paradise
Blog  
9/25/2013   6 comments
Bill Meara explains how ham radio is a perfect fit for the tinkerer or hacker in anyone.
Golden Apple of China: iPhone 5s
Blog  
9/25/2013   24 comments
Since last Friday when Apple released its two new phones, early results show the more expensive iPhone 5s is by far outselling iPhone 5c globally, including China.
Foiling Medical Implant Hackers
News & Analysis  
9/24/2013   22 comments
Algorithm uses a patient's heartbeat as a random number generator for cryptography, to secure medical implants from attacks by hackers.
With Over 1 Billion FPGAs Sold, Lattice Introduces MachXO3 Family
News & Analysis  
9/24/2013   4 comments
Their high pin count, inbuilt interface functions, small size, and low power consumption makes Lattice's MachXO3 FPGAs ideal for a wide range of applications.
What? DARPA Does Open-Source?
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
9/24/2013   13 comments
How to weed through a growing number of vision algorithms, to best to aid the time-consuming task of generating test objects necessary for better vision algorithms, has been DARPA’s focus in recent years.
Is It Time to Rethink the Digital Revolution?
Blog  
9/24/2013   23 comments
Moore's Law and Murphy's Law may very well be crashing right before our eyes. Are our tools serving us or are we serving them? Maybe it is time to talk about these things.
Isolation Improves Samsung Image Sensor
News & Analysis  
9/24/2013   2 comments
Samsung isolates pixels to improve dynamic range and reduce cross-talk.
Applied, Tokyo Electron Agree to $29 Billion Merger
News & Analysis  
9/24/2013   38 comments
New name needed for proposed trans-Pacific "merger of equals" that will create a clear market leader in chip- and display-making equipment.
iPhone 5s Innovates Beyond A7
Blog  
9/23/2013   3 comments
Apple changes the iPhone NAND flash and combo radio connectivity device.
Oracle Brews Java for the Internet of Things
News & Analysis  
9/23/2013   17 comments
Oracle will expand Java's reach in MCUs with partners such as Freescale, which launched a family of gateways aiming to unify the Internet of Things.
Automotive Evolution – 1 Step at a Time
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
9/23/2013   25 comments
While at an event, I learned Google and Tesla – both tech companies with no traditional automotive ties – are very much admired but also viewed as a thorn in the side of Detroit’s automakers.
Tightlipped Unicorns & Monochrome Rainbows
Blog  
9/23/2013   11 comments
Many people are pre-programmed to only give out good news when asked about their businesses. For startup founders, being so tightlipped can be counterproductive and misses out on opportunities.
HP's Loss Is Europe's Gain
Blog  
9/23/2013   5 comments
Mike Lynch, the co-founder of a software company sold to Hewlett-Packard for $11 billion, has co-founded a venture capital company.
Russia Preens for Investors
Blog  
9/20/2013   7 comments
A $2,000 heads-up display, a 3D competitor to Microsoft Surface computer, and a 90nm fab were among the jewels Russia showed off.
Sub-Threshold ARM Chip on Track at Ambiq
News & Analysis  
9/19/2013   8 comments
A startup has just raised $10 million to help it prepare ARM-based MCUs with sub-threshold operation aimed at low power consumption.
Flexible Curved Displays to Top $27 Billion by 2023
News & Analysis  
9/18/2013   20 comments
From Dick Tracy-style watches to cinema-style immersion on a small screen, the curved display market is expected to boom.
Why & How to Secure Medical Devices
Blog  
9/17/2013   3 comments
Security is a bigger deal in medical devices than it might seem, and the steps to get there are significant but fairly straight forward.
FTC Action Should Make You Insecure
Blog  
9/17/2013   8 comments
Recent actions of the US Federal Trade Commission are a wakeup call that it's time to make security a top design priority.
Microchip Introduces PIC24F 'GC' MCUs With Intelligent Analog
News & Analysis  
9/17/2013   1 comment
Integrating analog on the MCU results in faster data paths, reduced noise, and the ability to change the analog parameters in software, all of which help to simplify board designs and reduce cost and board space.
Counter Argument: 3 Reasons We Need V2X
News & Analysis  
9/17/2013   25 comments
Often left out of the self-driving car debate are the real reasons behind developing the autonomous car -- in a social context.
MEMS Maker Appoints NXP Veteran as CEO
News & Analysis  
9/17/2013   1 comment
Tronics Microsystems has appointed a successor to Peter Pfluger, who is retiring after leading the company for 10 years.
Plastic Memory Firm Plans Pilot Line
News & Analysis  
9/17/2013   5 comments
Thin Film, a developer of organic ferroelectric nonvolatile memory technology, has ordered equipment for a pilot production line in Linkoping, Sweden, and announced a plan to raise about US$23 million via the sale of shares.
Intel Boosts vPro Virtualization, Security at IDF
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9/16/2013   Post a comment
Intel Developer Forum: Virtualized environments based on Intel's vPro up the ante for fleet-like management of tablets, 2-in-1s, Ultrabooks, laptops, and more.
Raspberry Pi Doorlock Uses USB Keys
Blog  
9/16/2013   12 comments
At the Makers Local 256 hackerspace in Huntsville, Ala., you can unlock the front door with your USB "key."
Apple Begs the 64-Bit Question
Blog  
9/16/2013   40 comments
With its iPhone 5S, Apple begs the question of what a mobile handset can do with 64-bit addressability. I suspect the answer is, "Not much."
2 Fabs Get the Final Approval in India
India Chip Chat  
9/13/2013   45 comments
The long-awaited decision to set up semiconductor manufacturing facilities in India has been announced.
Slideshow: Intel's CEO Fires Up IDF
Slideshow  
9/13/2013   19 comments
Brian Krzanich kicked off the Intel Developer Forum with a working 14nm x86 notebook SoC and more. Take our virtual tour of the event.
Snow Crash, 20 Years Later
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
9/13/2013   5 comments
Twenty years have gone by, and Neal Stephenson's cyberpunk virtual reality thriller is strangely prophetic.
Startup Cuts Through Lack of IoT Standards
Blog  
9/13/2013   2 comments
Seecontrol is taking a smart approach to the Internet of Things, where connectivity standards are still sadly lacking.
Allied/RS Bring Free 3D Design Software to Everyone on the Planet!
News & Analysis  
9/12/2013   12 comments
Free 3D design software will enable conceptualization and rapid prototyping, reduce costs, and dramatically accelerate product development.
China’s Take on iPhones: It May Surprise You
Blog  
9/12/2013   28 comments
Never underestimate China, or prejudge the taste of the Chinese consumer.
Industrial Espionage: From Dumpster Diving to the NSA
Blog  
9/12/2013   6 comments
A far cry from the dumpster diving in Silicon Valley for trade secrets, the Internet has provided opportunities and mechanisms that boggle the mind – and it seems that no major country is immune to attack, or to accusation.
Dialog Mulls MEMS Market Entry
News & Analysis  
9/12/2013   14 comments
The mixed-signal and power chip vendor wants to add MEMS technology to its range of offerings for mobile devices.
If a Car’s Really 'Autonomous,' Why V2X?
News & Analysis  
9/12/2013   42 comments
As the Advanced Driver Assistance System used in smartcars further improves, and LTE proliferates, do autonomous cars even need to wait for the elusive V2X future?
Dialog's CEO Lays Ambitious Plans
Blog  
9/12/2013   Post a comment
From domestic lighting control to wireless charging, CEO Jalal Bagherli sees nothing but opportunity for Dialog Semiconductor, one of Europe's leading fabless chip companies.
Wanted: Link Between EVs & the Grid
Blog  
9/10/2013   23 comments
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants you to foster connections between EVs and the electric grid.
Intel Quark Runs on Roof, Raises Questions
News & Analysis  
9/10/2013   29 comments
Intel jumped into the microcontroller space with Quark, a synthesizable core and its lowest end x86 to date already running in the field.
TSMC's Sales Stay Strong in August
News & Analysis  
9/10/2013   2 comments
August did not dampen sales progress at leading foundry TSMC, where the year-to-date sales figure is running 19 percent ahead of the equivalent figure in 2012.
Winbond at a Crossroads
Blog  
9/10/2013   4 comments
Winbond is a Taiwanese memory maker that has weathered the economic storms of the last few years. Krishna Shekar, director of strategic marketing at Winbond, spoke to me about how the company is moving forward.
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