Kontron launches industrial M2M controller
Product News 3/24/2012 Post a comment
Kontron has developed a Machine-to-Machine (M2M) system that is easily deployable for industrial and extended temperature environments based around the COM Express format, an Intel Atom processor and Wind River's VxWorks real time operating system.
Nvidia rolls 28-nm graphics processors
News & Analysis 3/22/2012 1 comment
Nvidia rolled out a new generation of desktop and notebook graphics chips, fueling the next round of neck-and-neck competition with archrival Advanced Micro Devices.
NI co-founders recognized for lifetime achievement
News & Analysis 3/19/2012 3 comments
UBM Electronics, the owner of EE Times and EDN, will award the Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 at its ACE Awards event next week to two hi-tech executives who have made a large impact on graphical electronics design in the last 26 years.
iPad teardown reveals IC design winners
News & Analysis 3/16/2012 12 comments
Consumer electronics repair company iFixit has disassembled the latest iPad tablet computer from Apple to reveal the details of how it is put together including the IC design wins.
FlexRay spec rev offers back compatibility, lower costs
Design How-To 3/15/2012 Post a comment
The FlexRay electrical physical layer spec Rev. 3.0.1 has been released and production of second generation transceivers has started. Semiconductor manufacturers have to ensure full device specific functional range in existing applications with a drop-in replacement.
We teardown a Chevy Volt (exclusive videos)
Design How-To 3/12/2012 2 comments
What makes a Chevy Volt tick (and whirr and hum) is revealed in these videos where the car was taken apart over three days—quality, ruggedness, and modularity for incorporating future technology are apparent.
Transmitter/receiver pair serves as antitheft alarm
Design How-To 3/8/2012 3 comments
Simple circuit consists of a transmitter/receiver pair that functions as an automobile antitheft alert system. When the vehicle leaves the area, this circuit sounds an alarm because the distance between the transmitter and receiver increases and the received power level falls below a predetermined threshold.
Updated: Parting shots from MWC 2012
News & Analysis 3/1/2012 3 comments
The outlook for cellular networks is mixed with slow growth expected for LTE roll outs taking diverse approaches to keep pace with a burgeoning set of devices.