The Quirks of Quarks
Blog 4/30/2014 Post a comment
Quarks follow a whole different set of rules than electrons. Electrons repel, and the farther you separate them, the less force they feel. These behaviors are probably synonymous with your concept of “force,” but not after you read this article.
Google Car's Next Move
News & Analysis 4/30/2014 11 comments
Most impressive about the video clip posted by Google is how neatly Google Car’s computer vision organizes what it sees on streets into separate, independent boxes, according to IHS analyst.
Bluetooth Smart: What’s in a Name?
Blog 4/29/2014 27 comments
Calling every new development smart is a trend in today’s market that invokes Orwell. As we dumb down technologies and think nothing of doing it, we call them all smart.
Is It Secure to Use BLE in Cars?
News & Analysis 4/29/2014 25 comments
How secure is Bluetooth Smart inside cars? The Bluetooth SIG is working behind the scenes to plug some security holes in Bluetooth Smart, and it's not quite finished.
Spansion Expands Auto-Grade Flash Lineup
News & Analysis 4/24/2014 9 comments
As car OEMs' appetite for advanced driver assistance systems and more elaborate infotainment systems soars, Spansion is beefing up its flash memory lineup to meet the automotive industry's stringent quality requirements.
Bluetooth LE Promises Fewer Cables, Less Weight in Cars
News & Analysis 4/22/2014 7 comments
Bluetooth Low Energy technology is about to get exploited for opening and closing doors and windows, or adjusting seats, mirrors and lighting – wirelessly -- by touching a smartphone or punching a wirelessly controlled in-vehicle button.
Will ‘Makers’ Help Chip Guys’ Bottom Line?
Blog 4/18/2014 44 comments
Are you seeing this newborn love among "makers," board vendors, and chip companies? What mystifies me is not so much the love part, but how anyone could eventually mistake this infatuation for good business.
Faroudja’s Bit Rate Reducer Gambit
News & Analysis 4/16/2014 10 comments
At the NAB show, Yves Faroudja and his new startup showed off new technology designed to provide up to 50 percent reduction in video bit rates without reduction in image quality.
The Ampere, Redefined
News & Analysis 4/11/2014 24 comments
As the International Conference on Measures and Weights looks to agree on a new definition of the ampere, German researchers have devised a means to measure it.
China’s Quest for ‘MIPS in Wearable’
News & Analysis 4/10/2014 10 comments
Despite initial success in e-books and tablets, Ingenic, a Beijing supplier of MIPS-based mobile SoCs, abandoned the tablet market in late 2012. Now Ingenic is betting its life on the yet-to-be-defined smartwatch market.
The Man Behind pcDuino
News & Analysis 4/8/2014 7 comments
The pcDuino, a single-board computer, was a brainchild of Jingfeng Liu, ex-Marvell engineer. It started when Liu realized that Arduino hardware users don’t necessarily speak the same language as people working in the Linux software environment.
Internet, Apps & Now Hardware
Blog 4/3/2014 8 comments
Web designers, software developers, and non-engineering professionals with no prior experience in designing a system are turning their attention to hardware, Marvell's Kinoma vice president says.
Park Assist for Economy Cars
News & Analysis 4/2/2014 20 comments
In hopes of bringing advanced automotive features such as park assist and blind spot detection to economy cars, Freescale has teamed up with Broadcom to develop a compact MCU integrated with BroadR-Reach automotive Ethernet PHY.
Toyota Underestimated 'Deadly' Risks
News & Analysis 4/1/2014 20 comments
A software expert whose testimony led to a guilty verdict against Toyota said in his keynote at EE Live! that the best assurance for preventing similar "deadly" outbreaks must be stronger, smarter oversight by federal regulators.