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KKR Gains 6.8% Stake in Marvell
News & Analysis  
12/31/2013   6 comments
Private equity firm KKR & Co. LLP has amassed a 6.8 percent stake in Marvell Technology Group, according to a regulatory filing.
Make More, Know Less
12/30/2013   25 comments
Basic math shows that the less you know, the more money you make.
Slideshow: Honda Plans Fuel Cell Vehicle for 2015
12/30/2013   15 comments
Honda Motor Co. is ratcheting up its investment in fuel cells, rolling out a futuristic new concept vehicle, and announcing plans to launch a hydrogen-powered production car in 2015.
Would You Drive a Stop-Start Vehicle in 2014?
12/30/2013   52 comments
So, what do you know about stop-start technology? Ever driven a stop-start car?
13 Top Test Events of 2013
12/26/2013   3 comments
Events, standards, openings, and the splitting of Agilent Technologies topped the list of significant moments in test for 2013.
Top 10 Test Products & More
12/25/2013   4 comments
See the test entries in EDN's How 100 products of 2013, plus five honorable mentions.
11 Inexpensive Portable Test Tools
12/24/2013   26 comments
Toy or test bench? For professional or tinkerer (or both)? Those are questions engineers have to ask when looking at these low-cost, portable test and measurement tools from 2013.
Has Signal Integrity Killed the Breakout Box?
12/24/2013   8 comments
The trusty breakout box, once common for RS-232 testing, has fallen victim to the high-speed digital signal.
Tektronix Communications Acquires Newfield Wireless
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12/23/2013   2 comments
The network RAN software company complements TekTronix Communications' network monitoring business.
Top 10 Automotive Agendas for 2014 & Beyond
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12/20/2013   22 comments
Carmakers today languish between a rock and a hard place. On one hand, they face a dizzying array of new technologies to adopt, while they must comply with new regulations.
The Self-Driving Car Will Watch Your Every Move
12/20/2013   28 comments
The biggest hurdle for autonomous cars is not whether a car can drive itself from point A to B, but if we can strike a balance in extending human driving abilities into the world of AI.
Mobile Phone Evolution Needs a Zippier Name
12/19/2013   4 comments
How long can the stream of Gs go on whenever a new cellular technology appears?
CES 2014 to Spark Android vs. iOS In-Car Battle
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12/18/2013   25 comments
Google will roll out its response to Apple's iOS in the Car at CES. The announcement includes the formation of an industry consortium and the adoption of communication standards, connecting Android phones with cars.
Slideshow: Long-Life Equipment
12/17/2013   19 comments
Though some technologies seem to change every day, some live on for years and with good reason: New means unproven.
How Do I...?
12/17/2013   16 comments
What happens when design engineers get fed up with the hacked-together code or process they’ve used for the past two projects, and want to find a better way to do it?
‘Electrification Factor’ in Transportation
12/16/2013   24 comments
Electric vehicles currently on the market represent a beneficial new direction in terms of sustainable, low-impact transportation. Yet the EV market today tends to obscure a much bigger picture as we pursue the "electrification of transportation."
VoLTE Must Prove Its Worth
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12/16/2013   3 comments
Test lab Intertek supports cellular carriers by testing voice over LTE on unreleased cellphones and tablets.
Panel Probes Chipmaking Challenges
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12/16/2013   3 comments
Four senior technologists said the job of making advanced chips and finding ways to collaborate on the work is getting tougher.
Toyota May Settle Unintended Acceleration Cases
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12/13/2013   10 comments
Toyota Motor Corp., still faced with hundreds of state and federal lawsuits on Toyota's unintended acceleration problems, has agreed to start an intensive settlement process.
Use Your Budget Before Year's End
12/13/2013   7 comments
Engineers often buy parts and equipment at year's end if funds from the year's budget remain.
Spansion vs. Renesas Flash MCU War: Smoke but No Fire?
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12/13/2013   3 comments
Chip companies serving the automotive industry know where the next-generation MCU battle will be played out: high-performance MCUs with fast-access flash memory at 40-nm process. Expect a battle to start brewing between Renesas Electronics and Spansion.
We Drive Less: True or False?
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12/12/2013   38 comments
The driving boom is over in the United States. True or false? For anyone who grew up thinking the United States is the epicenter of the world’s car culture, it's a hard possibility to swallow.
Power Week-in-Review: Triboelectric Power Generator, GaN Partnership & Advanced Batteries Growth
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12/12/2013   Post a comment
This week, practical power generators using the triboelectric effect, a report on the continued growth of advanced batteries, two GaN power device manufacturers join forces, an SMU battery simulator add-on, and more.
From Teaching Physics to Studying EE
News & Analysis  
12/12/2013   4 comments
A former physics teacher, having taught digital electronics, goes back to school for electrical engineering.
Video & Slideshow: Draw Your Calculations
12/11/2013   Post a comment
Using screen images and a video, EE Times demonstrates the MyCalculator iOS app.
That A-Ha Moment
12/10/2013   17 comments
Larry Desjardin asks the readers about their moments of sudden insight.
Slideshow: Nissan's BladeGlider EV Aims for Efficiency, Performance
12/10/2013   Post a comment
Nissan Motor Co. is taking the electric vehicle into new territory, rolling out an exotic-looking three-seat concept car that combines sustainability with racecar-like performance.
Spansion Plays Hardball With Patents
News & Analysis  
12/10/2013   11 comments
Spansion is turning up the heat on anyone misusing its technology without getting consensus from the company, sending letters to a list of memory companies and non-memory end-users, warning them on potential patent infringement.
NXP’s JV Bets on China’s Tenuous EV Market
12/10/2013   3 comments
Given China’s strong government support for new energy technologies, and the fact that China has the biggest, fastest growing automotive market in the world, a plan by the joint venture between NXP and China’s state-owned Datang Telecom Technology Co. to go after automotive is a no-brainer.
Audio Test: It's All About Mobile Devices
News & Analysis  
12/9/2013   12 comments
An interview with Tom Kite, vice president of engineering at Audio Precision.
Qualcomm vs. Broadcom: Race on China’s BeiDou Nav System
News & Analysis  
12/9/2013   10 comments
China’s BeiDou satellite navigation system has become the biggest bone of contention in the Qualcomm vs. Broadcom competition to deliver more accurate positioning information to mobile devices.
2014 CES: Cool Gadgets for Fit Fashion
12/9/2013   12 comments
For technology companies to showcase the power of multiple sensors and low-power wireless chips, there is no better medium than wearable devices.
Christmas Tree Lights: Worst Connector Design
12/5/2013   21 comments
Christmas tree lighting connectors are hard to use and have no standards.


NASA's Orion Flight Software Production Systems Manager Darrel G. Raines joins Planet Analog Editor Steve Taranovich and Embedded.com Editor Max Maxfield to talk about embedded flight software used in Orion Spacecraft, part of NASA's Mars mission. Live radio show and live chat. Get your questions ready.
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