Brain Implants Near Milestone News & Analysis 10/16/2013 28 comments NeuroPace is close to approval for the first brain implant that listens to, then acts, on brain activity -- a milestone in the rising field of neural electronics.
Mike Noonen, GloFo Executive VP, Resigns News & Analysis 10/7/2013 19 comments Mike Noonen has resigned from his position as the executive vice president at GlobalFoundries. Noonen was responsible for global products, design, sales, and marketing at the world’s second largest foundry.
Intel Quark Rides Arduino News & Analysis 10/3/2013 19 comments Intel's new CEO Brian Krzanich appeared on the Maker Faire Rome stage to show an Arduino-compatible board using Intel's new Quark processor.
Unlocking the Keyless Car Future Automotive DesignLine Blog 10/2/2013 33 comments For just about everything we do these days, “there's an app for that.” Is the car key destined to become one more little tile on a smartphone screen?
Power Tip 63: Testing High-di/dt Power Supplies Power Tips 9/18/2013 2 comments Testing low-voltage, high-current power supplies is quite a challenge, due to inductance and active load capabilities. The two main challenges are minimizing load inductance in the test setup and to taking a proper voltage measurement.
Qualcomm’s Naked EV Ambition Slideshow 9/10/2013 11 comments When FIA launches the electric-car competition in 2014 as an alternative to Formula 1, Qualcomm will be first in line, serving as a technology partner to the Formula E championship.
3D Graphene Could Make Solar Cells Cheaper News & Analysis 8/26/2013 16 comments Michigan Tech has created a novel 3D graphene material that can replace the expensive precious metals in solar cells as well as improve battery performance and perhaps even enable less expensive superconductors.
Flow Batteries Going Grid Scale News & Analysis 8/21/2013 27 comments A new flow battery from MIT aims for grid-scale applications by storing energy from solar arrays and wind farms during lulls and then supplying it during peak demand.
ARM Preps Near-Threshold Processor for IoT News & Analysis 8/15/2013 17 comments ARM has been researching logic operation at near-threshold voltages and at clock frequencies of the order of tens of kilohertz. Its CTO says a core that uses such low voltages and clock frequencies could support low-power processing in applications that rely on energy harvesting.
Japan to Form Power Device Initiative News & Analysis 7/31/2013 10 comments Unlike the CE market, there are no established testing procedures for power devices used in vehicles or other high-voltage, high-current infrastructure equipment. It could result in life and death issues, warned an Advantest executive.
Did Sharp Just Sell Out to China? Blog 7/8/2013 5 comments The recent news about Sharp Corp.’s plan for a $2.9 billion joint venture with China’s state-owned electric equipment vendor CEC raised a few eyebrows in Japan.
Dialog to Pay $310 Million for PMIC Pioneer News & Analysis 7/2/2013 1 comment Germany-based Dialog Semiconductor has agreed to buy power management IC pioneer iWatt for $310 million in cash plus up to an additional $35 million based on subsequent business performance.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 2 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...