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Spansion Exec Reassures Fujitsu Customers
News & Analysis  
11/25/2013   9 comments
The most tangible technology advances, after Spansion acquired Fujitsu Semiconductor's MCU/analog business, will come from the adoption of Spansion’s proprietary eCT technology in embedded MCUs -- to be released in 2015.
Why We Need Big Data & Connected Cars
Blog  
11/22/2013   16 comments
How we drive is set for major changes as the rise of advanced driver assistance systems, connected cars, and big data analytics make mobility quicker, safer, and greener.
Sensor Showcase From Japan With Love
Slideshow  
11/22/2013   18 comments
At Embedded Technology 2013, vendors were talking up M2M, sensors, energy harvesting ICs, battery-less wireless connectivity, HTML browsers, and big data -- all thrown together as a solution.
Omron: Never Underestimate Blood Pressure
News & Analysis  
11/21/2013   10 comments
To win the next-generation smart healthcare battle, Omron executive says it's important to know the types of data your technology must "sense, track, accumulate, and send" to doctors who are treating patients' lifestyle illnesses.
Ink-Jet Printing for OLED Displays Debuts
News & Analysis  
11/21/2013   5 comments
Startup Kateeva debuts its G8-sized Yieldjet tool for manufacturing organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays using ink-jet printer techniques.
Toyota Exec Is (a) Generic, (b) Skeptical, (c) Mum
News & Analysis  
11/20/2013   21 comments
A Toyota executive opened the Embedded Technology 2013 Conference Wednesday with a keynote speech that was distinguished by what was left out.
Can Embedded Development Work in the Cloud? Come Chat About It
Blog  
11/20/2013   9 comments
Cloud-based development tools are common for web applications, but could they work well for embedded systems development? Join our live chat to offer your opinions and insights.
Intrinsic-ID to Make Dropbox Secure for Business Users
News & Analysis  
11/20/2013   4 comments
Intrinsic-ID announced it is bringing a professional level of security to Dropbox users.
Embedded Vision: Who's Watching Whom & Why
Blog  
11/18/2013   24 comments
Imaging technology is no longer just about the never-ending megapixel race among CMOS image sensors. As market focus shifts to "vision" processing, the industry has drawn a new battle line.
Energy Design Needs Unified Hardware Abstraction
Blog  
11/13/2013   4 comments
Energy-efficient, complete solutions can be obtained only with optimal alignment across the pre- and post-silicon phases of energy optimization supported by unified design flows, abstractions, and formats.
Road Debris Causes Another Tesla Model S Battery Fire
Blog  
11/12/2013   2 comments
In an incident that may turn out to be eerily similar to one that occurred a month ago, a Tesla Model S electric car caught fire last week after the driver struck a metal object on a Tennessee roadway.
Power Over Ethernet for Automotive for Free
Blog  
11/11/2013   4 comments
The automotive market can significantly profit when deploying standard Ethernet coupled with power over Ethernet (PoE).
Will Rohm's Fuel Cell Gambit Pay Off?
News & Analysis  
11/11/2013   13 comments
Among a handful of promising companies whose hearts were set on the portable fuel cell market, Japan's Rohm has recently become the first to blink. Although not ditching its nascent fuel cell business, Rohm decided to change focus.
Slideshow: TI & NVidia Drive Head-Up Display Evolution
Slideshow  
11/8/2013   22 comments
When do we get a windshield-wide head-up display that overlays a fat yellow arrow to show me my next turn? Imagine something equivalent to the yellow first-down line overlaid on TV when we watch football games.
Is Wireless EV Charging the Better Way?
Blog  
11/7/2013   9 comments
Wireless car charging will take a small step forward early next year as New York University installs roadway-based magnetic resonance chargers that look like manhole covers.
EE Times Community Weighs In on Toyota Case
News & Analysis  
11/7/2013   27 comments
EE Times readers took Toyota’s unintended acceleration case to heart. After all, Toyota’s failures, pointed out by the expert witnesses, aren’t just Toyota’s problems. Its failures are relevant to all the hard choices engineers make.
Maxim's USB Emulator Consolidates In-Car Device Charging
News & Analysis  
11/5/2013   17 comments
Have USB, will travel. Maxim has developed an automotive-quality USB solution that can recognize any portable device and charge directly from car battery.
LTspice Goes OS X: Somebody Uses a Mac
News & Analysis  
11/5/2013   38 comments
Engineers do use the Mac as an engineering tool, as witnessed by new support for LTspice.
Timeline: Toyota Faces More Battles in Liability War
News & Analysis  
11/4/2013   22 comments
Calling the Oklahoma case an outlier is probably premature. Carl Tobias, a professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, says it will give momentum to many other cases waiting for trial.


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