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posted in July 2014
No More Dialup: Grandpa Gets DSL
Blog  
7/30/2014   46 comments
We all talk about needing multi-megabit-per-second home Internet, but not everyone needs it.
Kid-Friendly Science Museums We Love
Slideshow  
7/30/2014   52 comments
In summer, parents find themselves groping for the perfect spot to take the kids -- some science or tech museum where they might learn something. We asked our editors to recommend favorites in their neighborhoods.
Mobile Benchmarks Need Work
Blog  
7/29/2014   10 comments
The industry needs to put more effort into building better mobile benchmarks. The recent AndEBench-Pro is a step in the right direction, but more work is needed.
Six Hour Workday? Sign Me Up!
Blog  
7/27/2014   26 comments
The economists got it wrong when they though productivity gains would lead to shorter workweeks.
Freescale, with Solid Q2 Growth, Milks Auto IC Boom
News & Analysis  
7/25/2014   3 comments
Revenues of Freescale’s five key product groups grew across the board by double digits during the first half of 2014. Freescale’s CEO said, “We are growing our business at twice the speed of the market.”
IPC Releases Electronics Quality Survey
News & Analysis  
7/24/2014   7 comments
The annual survey provides insight into how electronics manufacturers are succeeding at producing quality products.
Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max’s Cool Beans  
7/23/2014   22 comments
Max is juggling so many hobby projects that it's no wonder his head is spinning like a top.
Develop & Share Open-Source Hardware Projects
Blog  
7/23/2014   5 comments
Matlab and Simulink are finding use in projects that don't necessarily require high-end math and signal processing.
Is Your Processor IP ISO 26262-Compliant?
Blog  
7/21/2014   4 comments
With the growth in ADAS and the growing demand for more safety-related SoCs and systems, it is important for semiconductor industry to have access to more ISO 26262-targeted IP products.
Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
7/21/2014   47 comments
Engineers make design decisions that affect the company bottom line, often without understanding how.
Friday Quiz: Temperature Measurement
Blog  
7/18/2014   18 comments
Try your hand at these questions about using temperature sensors and how they work.
New Applications Fuel MEMS Sensor Growth
News & Analysis  
7/16/2014   1 comment
A report from IC Insights explains why the Internet of Things is driving all kinds of new measurements.
Wear Shorts to Work, It's OK
Blog  
7/15/2014   48 comments
While visiting a software company, Martin Rowe saw many people wearing shorts to work. Can you or would you do that?
DesignCon Extends 2015 Abstract Deadline
News & Analysis  
7/9/2014   Post a comment
DesignCon 2015 has extended its deadline for submitting abstracts to July 18, 2014.
Ceva Catches RivieraWaves
News & Analysis  
7/9/2014   6 comments
Ceva Inc. has acquired RivieraWaves, a red-hot Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity IP vendor in France. The startup, which already has more than 25 licensees, will boost Ceva’s combined 2015 licensing revenue by 25%.
Resistive Memory Devices: Basics & Characterization
Blog  
7/8/2014   Post a comment
This post addresses the basics of resistive random access memory (ReRAM) structures, as well as the test hardware available to characterize them, using examples from Keithley Instruments’ portfolio.
6 Keys to Navigating Connected Car's Software Quagmire
News & Analysis  
7/8/2014   11 comments
The rush to achieve connected cars has thrown the automotive industry into a technological quagmire. EE Times dissects the technological building blocks and lays out who the players are and who benefits most.
Rigol Campus Combines Manufacturing & Engineering
News & Analysis  
7/8/2014   Post a comment
Suzhou facility provides for continued growth.
802.11ac Test Challenges Take Off
Blog  
7/7/2014   12 comments
802.11ac has seen a tremendous uptake in 2014 and the industry expects this technology to be adopted much more quickly than the previous standards.
Friday Quiz: Test Your Test Knowledge
Blog  
7/4/2014   10 comments
Try your hand and answer this week's test & measurement quiz questions.
China's SMIC-Qualcomm 28-nm Deal: Why Now?
News & Analysis  
7/3/2014   16 comments
SMIC and Qualcomm revealed their collaboration on 28-nm wafer production in China. Since China's antitrust investigation against Qualcomm, speculation abounds that Chinese are probing ways to coerce Qualcomm into collaborating with their electronics industry.
Product Tryout: NI VirtualBench
News & Analysis  
7/3/2014   Post a comment
National Instruments entered the bench instrument market with the faceless VirtualBench, an all-in-one test instrument. It has most, but not all, of what you'd expect.
Power Week: $80 Billion Wasted on Power by Connected Devices
News & Analysis  
7/3/2014   10 comments
This week, a report blames inefficient technology in networked electronic devices for wasting $80 billion in energy costs worldwide in 2013. Also, Agilent introduces the first power device capacitance analyzer that automatically characterizes junction capacitances using real operating voltages.
Are You a Gweep?
Blog  
7/2/2014   42 comments
The term "gweep" (a nerd's nerd) originated at my undergraduate university to describe computer science majors.
EZchip Buys Tilera
News & Analysis  
7/1/2014   7 comments
EZchip Semiconductor, a network processor company, will acquire Tilera Corporation, a privately held US chip company specialized in multicore processors. The two will make "a credible new competitor to Broadcom and Cavium," says an analyst.
Solving Connected Car's Privacy & Security Issues
Blog  
7/1/2014   2 comments
Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the privacy and security aspects of their digital lives. Vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-infrastructure communication is yet another form of digital data exchange. How are privacy and security guaranteed?
Bicycles, Circuits & Interactive Adjustments
Blog  
7/1/2014   16 comments
When adjustments interact with each other, calibrating the system requires many iterative loops.


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