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Parrot AR.Drone2.0 – GPS Edition Teardown
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8/16/2014   7 comments
The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 – GPS Edition released this year has its own flight recorder and is host to a TI OMAP APU, Micron's 128MB flash, and Atheros Low-Power 802.11 b/g/n WiFi controller. Take a peek inside.
9 Peaks From the Flash Summit
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8/8/2014   8 comments
Flash controllers want to be compute nodes, vertical NAND wants to ship and next-gen non-volatiles want a shot, I was told at the Flash Summit.
Canada Ahead of US in Chip Ed
News & Analysis  
8/8/2014   19 comments
The Canadian Microelectronics Corp. (CMC, Kingston) helps academics--professors and graduate students to build semiconductor prototypes including all steps from conception, to EDA to testing.
Rosetta Probe Orbits Comet
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8/6/2014   10 comments
Talk about playing hard to get -- the European Space Agency's Rosetta Probe has arrived at a comet following a 10-year chase. The probe was originally launched in March 2004 and a 220-pound landing device will descend on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November.
Teardown: Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2 by iFixit
Teardown  
7/31/2014   7 comments
Using a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 display, Oculus Rift DK2 saves some money and space, iFixit finds in its teardown.
Kid-Friendly Science Museums We Love
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7/30/2014   52 comments
In summer, parents find themselves groping for the perfect spot to take the kids -- some science or tech museum where they might learn something. We asked our editors to recommend favorites in their neighborhoods.
Teardown.com: Amazon Brings Fire to Phone Market
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7/25/2014   31 comments
Qualcomm is the primary provider of the key integrated circuits in Amazon's Fire phone, with both Invensense and OmniVision noted for their role in Amazon’s Dynamic Perspective display technology.
17 More NASA Images of Beautiful Engineering
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7/17/2014   7 comments
NASA is all about engineering. Here are 17 photos that show some beautiful machines and technology.
Ex-Apple Engineers Find Life After Jobs
News & Analysis  
7/16/2014   28 comments
In executives' bios and investment pitches for any new projects, aspirants who can do so never fail to mention the magic phrase "ex-Apple engineer." Do we think they still operate under the spell of the late Steve Jobs?
EE Times Silicon 60: Hot Startups to Watch
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7/15/2014   4 comments
Thirty-eight new companies join version 15.1 of our list of 60 emerging startups. Newcomers range from IP cores and materials to power semiconductors, MEMS, sensors, and Internet of Things developers.
World Cup Tech Firsts & Flops
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7/9/2014   8 comments
Athletes and fans have spilled blood, sweat, and tears over World Cup games. After a month of intense matches and the final game scheduled for July 13, EE Times looks at World Cup technology successes and flops.
Slideshow: Inside Google's Modular Phone
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7/9/2014   5 comments
A top Google tech exec gave a deep dive into the challenges -- and promises -- behind the company's Ara modular phone initiative.
DARPA Robotics Challenge: Meet the Robots
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6/28/2014   8 comments
DARPA to robots: This time no tethers, no human assistance, spotty wireless, and do all your tasks faster. DARPA Robotic Challenge deadline is extended so teams can work on the more rigorous problems. Meet the robots in this slideshow.
Intel Future Showcase Is Solar, Secure, 3D
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6/26/2014   3 comments
The Intel Future Showcase looked at how the intersection of hardware for mobile devices and the IoT will power innovation. From advanced tablets to connected prototyping boards and smart cars, the company hopes the future will be a more secure and immersive experience.
10 Free Math Analysis & Design Tools for Engineers
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6/21/2014   32 comments
Back by popular demand is another round of free tools that engineers and do-it-yourselfers can use with their projects.
Industrial Bots to Awaken Mom-Pop Manufacturing
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6/20/2014   14 comments
A consistent increase in sales of industrial robots marks the start of the era of the robotics revolution.
Engineer Hackers Rejuvenate DLP
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6/16/2014   11 comments
Over the last two decades, largely unbeknownst to TI, Digital Light Processing technology has gradually found its way into unintended applications -- industrial and medical included -- thanks to persistent hacking by engineers.
Wearable IoT Center Stage at GlazedCon
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6/5/2014   2 comments
Glazed Conference, held June 3-4 in San Francisco, brought startups and Internet of Things vets together to highlight the burgeoning category of wearable connected devices.
Haute Couture Meets High Tech
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6/4/2014   8 comments
According to Dutch fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht, fashion lacks microcontrollers. Using microcontrollers, sensors, and 3D printing, Wipprecht believes that the future of fashion is in technology.
Slideshow: Beyond Google Glass
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5/29/2014   14 comments
A half dozen headset makers demoed devices that aim to leapfrog Google's Project Glass into an emerging 3D augmented-reality market.
IoT on Display at SolidCon
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5/23/2014   10 comments
In the growing Internet of Things, devices that were once strictly mechanical are now blends of hardware and software -- packages of microcontrollers, sensors, and networked software. The result is a connected world full of possibilities for medical, industrial, and commercial verticals.
20 Ways to Boost Fuel Efficiency
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5/21/2014   12 comments
From turbochargers and electric motors, to motor-generators and air conditioning compressors, we present some of the best fuel-sipping innovations.
Maker Faire Meets Silicon Valley
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5/19/2014   11 comments
Many top tech companies came to Maker Faire this year, trying to ride the growing grassroots movement about the joy of design.
Teardown Compares Combo Sensors
Blog  
5/12/2014   3 comments
The latest nine-axis combo sensors from Bosch, InvenSense, and STMicro have similar costs despite different designs, according to a System Plus Consulting chip teardown.
When Apps Attack
News & Analysis  
5/1/2014   16 comments
Alcatel-Lucent released Mobile Application Rankings report to expose certain mobile apps’ misbehavior -- its unintended consequences on networks, consumers’ data plans, and hardware designs.
Top Free DIY Tools Every EE Needs
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4/30/2014   21 comments
Here's a guide to free electronics design tools you can download from the Internet. You don't need a degree to use them, but it helps.
Slideshow: Verdict Form in Apple v. Samsung
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4/30/2014   Post a comment
Four men and four women from San Jose have started deliberations in the $2 billion patent infringement suit of Apple v. Samsung. Take a look at the verdict form they must fill out.
Slideshow: Chatty Medical Devices & Apps
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4/29/2014   1 comment
Sometimes the best way to tell people how to do something is to talk them through it. That's the idea behind some talking medical devices that instruct people on how to use them.
Sensors Beyond Megapixels
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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.
Slideshow: 10 Embedded Design Trends
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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.
Billion-Dollar BS Degrees
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4/15/2014   19 comments
Can anyone ever get rich, and we mean really rich, with an engineering degree? We asked ourselves that question after Forbes published its most recent list of the top 100 billionaires in the world.
Slideshow: 10 Things I Saw at Bluetooth World
News & Analysis  
4/9/2014   4 comments
Bluetooth is moving into the Internet of Things in a big way with mesh technology on the horizon and plenty of traction in wearables.
High-Speed Memory: 6 Technologies to Watch
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4/9/2014   3 comments
When it comes to high-speed memory, what are the hot technologies that can’t afford to ignore? Here are six trends to follow, from DDR4 to the latest in SRAM.
Meet Me at Shanghai IC Café
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3/28/2014   19 comments
The Shanghai IC Coffee Club was patterned after the Beacon Street bar in Boston that served as the model for Sam Malone’s bar in the popular TV series Cheers.
Slideshow: Tour Nvidia's GTC 2014
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3/26/2014   1 comment
Pascal, a 2016-class GPU on a 2.5-D stack with DRAM, was the headliner at Nvidia's annual tech conference here.
5 New Products Not to Miss at EE Live!
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3/19/2014   3 comments
We've highlighted five new products that you shouldn't miss at EE Live! in April. Here's a quick tour of what's hot.
IBM: 11 Historic Changes at Big Blue
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3/18/2014   28 comments
With a track record lasting more than a century, IBM has reinvented itself many times.
Will ‘Makers’ Change Shenzhen?
Blog  
3/17/2014   10 comments
Yang Yang, founder of RPTechWorks, who teaches how to build 3D printers and also sells them, believes that “labor intensive” Shenzhen, China, will eventually become a city known for fast prototyping with “shortened development cycles.”
Sony SmartEyeglass, Others Featured at Wearables DevCon
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3/12/2014   1 comment
Wearable designs, devices, and prototypes were on display at Wearables DevCon March 5-7 in Burlingame, Calif.
BeagleBone: 11 Add-Ons for Expanded Functionality
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3/7/2014   2 comments
EE Times takes a look at 11 additional add-ons for the BeagleBoard single-board computer.
Vote: 6 STEM Programs That Matter
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3/6/2014   10 comments
Help us determine who will win the STEM Impact Award. Voting is open today through March 17.
Engineers On The Big Sceen
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3/1/2014   13 comments
This is the perfect time to cuddle up with a few flicks, but don’t get caught up in the Oscar bru-ha-ha. Check out these films about engineers who save the day, create new machines, and face seemingly insurmountable challenges.
MWC: Best Wearables for Navel Gazers
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2/25/2014   22 comments
The Mobile World Congress is showcasing a whole new generation of wearables you have to strap on to your wrist. Junko Yoshida says they are designed for navel gazers, and selfies are for idiots.
Intel, TSMC Revive EUV Hopes
News & Analysis  
2/25/2014   28 comments
Intel and TSMC shared their latest efforts on extreme ultraviolet lithography, the technology they hope to use to make 7 nm and 10 nm chips.
Sochi Olympics: 6 Technologies That Caught Our Eye
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2/21/2014   4 comments
The 2014 Winter Olympics are coming to an end, but that doesn't mean we can't still marvel at the technology under the collective hood of the competition out there on the slopes and the ice.
Slideshow: The Joy of Rotring
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2/20/2014   14 comments
Anyone who was involved in PCB or circuit diagram (schematic) drawing in the pre-computer era is very likely to know the Rotring name.
Slideshow: Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Gains Momentum
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2/14/2014   10 comments
Some experts believe EV batteries might one day boost the prominence of renewables by storing the energy from wind and solar farms.
7 Presidents Who Thought Like Engineers
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2/14/2014   45 comments
Of the 44 US presidents to date, seven have been most like engineers -- either because they were engineers, they studied engineering in school, or some aspect of what they did reflected an engineer's mentality.
End of Startup Era: Chips Face Innovation Gap
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2/14/2014   34 comments
The startup era is ending, chief executives and investors said, so the semiconductor industry has to find innovation from another source.
Techies Favor Footwear Function Over Fashion (Mostly)
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2/13/2014   18 comments
Events are great. But oh, how your feet ache at the end of each day when you aren't wearing the right shoes.
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