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posted in September 2013
SDN, IoT Make 1 Soup
Blog  
9/27/2013   9 comments
Software–defined networks are key cloud ingredients enabling the Internet of Things, says Joe Byrne of Freescale.
Of Robo-Soldiers & Pizza Copters
Blog  
9/26/2013   5 comments
Someday robot soldiers may decide when and whom to kill on the battlefield and pizzas may arrive via unmanned helicopters, says VITA's Ray Alderman.
Frankenstein's Fix: The Tricky Toroid
Engineering Investigations  
9/26/2013   3 comments
Using a logic analyzer to investigate the problem, an engineering technician finds a simple way to meet the design requirements for an early RF device.
Ericsson Retunes Radio for $4B Small Cell Market
News & Analysis  
9/25/2013   10 comments
Claiming it is redefining the architecture for small cells, Ericsson announced its Radio Dot leveraging standard office cables for indoor cellular networks.
Frankenstein’s Fix: The Haunted Radio Station
Engineering Investigations  
9/25/2013   12 comments
An engineer struggles through the night to fix a radio station's transmitter as the townspeople begin gathering, pitchforks at the ready.
Apple Begs the 64-Bit Question
Blog  
9/16/2013   40 comments
With its iPhone 5S, Apple begs the question of what a mobile handset can do with 64-bit addressability. I suspect the answer is, "Not much."
New Twist on RF Production Test
Blog  
9/10/2013   Post a comment
Peter Sarson and Andreas Wild of ams develop a standard test routine to alleviate the aggravation added to the testing process when RF filter characterization requirements are changed late in development.
IoT Pioneer Takes More Money
News & Analysis  
9/6/2013   10 comments
Television white-space spectrum pioneer Neul Ltd. has closed an initial tranche of a $5 million Series B round of equity funding.
Qualcomm Toq Is Engineer-CEO's Tick
Blog  
9/5/2013   19 comments
The much ballyhooed Qualcomm smart watch was a pet project of engineer-turned-CEO Paul Jacobs meant to demo the company's parts.
Slideshow: Q'comm Turns on 3DTV, MEMS, More
Slideshow  
9/4/2013   8 comments
An auto-stereoscopic 3DTV was one of two dozen demos that plugged into Snapdragon chips at an event the day before Qualcomm's Uplinq conference.
Average Vehicle Age Hits 11 Years
News & Analysis  
9/1/2013   12 comments
How old is your car? Your car may be younger than the average vehicle age on the road.


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Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
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The Other Tesla
David Blaza
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