Wi-Fi @ 25: A Look Back
Slideshow 9/10/2015 6 comments
On the 25th anniversary of the first IEEE 802.11 meeting, we take a look back with some of the pioneers of what became Wi-Fi
Flextech Guru Helps U.S. Stretch
News & Analysis 9/3/2015 2 comments
The head of a new initiative to give the U.S. a lead in flexible hybrid electronics talks about the technology, markets and politics of the $165 million effort.
8+ Horizons at Hot Chips
Slideshow 9/1/2015 Post a comment
The chip horizon is bright and diverse said speakers at Hot Chips presenting on 5G cellular, neural networks, molecular diagnostics, chip stacks and FPGAs.
Facebook Likes 100G at $1/G
News & Analysis 8/28/2015 2 comments
Web giant Facebook has helped define a short, reach 100 Gbit/second optical Ethernet transceiver that can hit $1/Gbit costs in volume.
China Shakes Up ARM Servers
News & Analysis 8/25/2015 6 comments
A China startup, Phytium Technology, plans a 64-core ARMv8 server processor that leapfrogs any ARM server design described to date.
Samsung Drives Up 3-D Flash
News & Analysis 8/11/2015 1 comment
Samsung announced a handful of novel products using its 3-D NAND flash chips, but the mass market for such products may be more than a year away, said analysts.
Rocket Refuels for Student Mission
News & Analysis 7/23/2015 1 comment
After a technical setback in May, a group of Boston University students is raising funds to launch next summer the first amateur rocket to reach space.
Marvell CEO Named Exec of Year
News & Analysis 7/22/2015 1 comment
Sehat Sutardja, founder and chief executive of Marvell, was named executive of the year in the annual ACE Awards in part for driving innovation with two new technology initiatives this year.
PCIe 16G May Take Until 2017
News & Analysis 6/23/2015 1 comment
The PCI Express 4.0 standard, aka Gen 4, may not be complete until 2017, but Cadence and Synopsys will announce PHY and controller blocks for it this week.
Google Reveals Data Center Net
Slideshow 6/18/2015 1 comment
Google revealed details of Jupiter, its Openflow-based data center network as a leading example of traction for in software-defined networks.
FPGAs Ride HP’s Moonshot
News & Analysis 5/28/2015 18 comments
SRC Computers announced a new FPGA server card that Hewlett-Packard will sell as an option for its processor-agnostic Moonshot servers.
SoC From Russia With MIPS
News & Analysis 5/27/2015 7 comments
Baikal Electronics of Russia, announced its T1, the first chip to use MIPS Warrior cores, will take on Broadcom and others in WiFi routers and home gateways.
AMD Preps GPU, DRAM Stack
News & Analysis 5/19/2015 Post a comment
AMD plans to combine on a single device one its graphics processors and the SK Hynix high bandwidth memory DRAM stack, aiming to beat to market similar devices described by its rival Nvidia.
8 Views of Security from RSA
Slideshow 4/23/2015 7 comments
Security was in focus at RSA Conference with top cryptographers, the Secretary of Homeland Security and others sharing views on everything from the Internet of Things to policy.
Thread, ZigBee Knit IoT Stacks
News & Analysis 4/2/2015 4 comments
The Thread group and the ZigBee Alliance will define a spec to run the application-level Zigbee Cluster Library over native–IP Thread networks.
IoT Snags $25M in Europe
News & Analysis 4/1/2015 3 comments
EuropeCPS aims to spend $25 million over three years helping companies create designs for the Internet of Things using boards from Intel, STMicro and others.
Drones Eyed for Aid Missions
News & Analysis 3/25/2015 Post a comment
About a dozen volunteers have formed The Syrian Air Project in an effort to find a way to use drones to deliver medical goods and food to civilians under siege.
Ethernet Masquerading as Chaos
Blog 3/23/2015 1 comment
The chairman of the 400 Gbit/s Ethernet effort describes its status in the context of all four major Ethernet standards efforts in the works.
Broadcom v ASICs, Part 2
News & Analysis 3/18/2015 Post a comment
Broadcom announced the first 28nm versions of its StrataDNX chips from its Dune acquisition, driving deeper into competition with OEM ASICs.
13 Images from Nvidia’s GTC
Slideshow 3/17/2015 3 comments
With new cards and developer systems, Nvidia aims to ride a rising tide of deep learning apps into applications such as self-driving cars it said at its annual graphics event.
BBC Plugs Kids into Programming
Blog 3/16/2015 14 comments
The BBC will give a new development board for budding Makers to every 11-year-old in the UK next fall, echoing its BBC Micro initiative a generation ago, and raising similar hopes and controversies.
Facebook Unveils Servers, Switches
Slideshow 3/11/2015 2 comments
Apple and Hewlett-Packard were the latest to join the Open Compute Project at its annual gathering where Facebook showed its latest server and switch designs.
ESC Boston is Really 5 Events in 1
Blog 3/11/2015 Post a comment
ESC Boston is co-located with five other UBM Canon events: Quality Expo Showcase Boston, Design & Manufacturing New England, Electronics New England, and BIOMEDevice Boston. Be sure to visit them all.
Altium Updates High-Speed PCB Design Tool
News & Analysis 3/3/2015 Post a comment
Altium next update to its flagship PCB design tool, Altium Designer 15.1, introduces new features the company says improves design productivity, documentation outputs, and high-speed design efficiency.
Web Giants Drive Road Maps
News & Analysis 2/27/2015 1 comment
Big data centers such as Amazon, Google and Facebook are having outsized influence on everything from optical interconnects to the future of hard disk drives and solid-state memory.
Chip Packs 100, 64-bit ARM Cores
News & Analysis 2/23/2015 4 comments
EZchip announced it will sample next year a 28nm network processor using 100 ARM 64-bit A53 cores, gunning for sockets with Broadcom and Cavium.
16 Takeaways from DesignCon 2015
Slideshow 2/2/2015 2 comments
At DesignCon 2015 I heard what’s happening in high-speed chip and board interface design including issues with 56G, silicon photonics and optical backplanes.
USB 3.1 Links Pose Challenges
Blog 1/22/2015 Post a comment
The USB 3.1 spec supports data rates up to 10 Gbits/second but poses new hurdles in link-layer design for chip designers, says an expert in the IP group at Synopsys.
IoT Carriers Sought by Semtech
News & Analysis 1/20/2015 4 comments
Semtech is courting carriers to support its LoRa wide-area 900 MHz network for the Internet of Things, one of a handful in a race to metro and national IoT nets.
Intel Tips Mini IoT Module
News & Analysis 1/7/2015 13 comments
Intel unveiled the next generation in its wearable hardware ecosystem, a button-sized SoC called Curie. At its International CES keynote, Intel highlighted several initiatives and hardware developments targeted at this burgeoning market.