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Long-Range Affordable EV Won't Be Easy
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
9/30/2013   24 comments
Makers of electric vehicles are beginning to talk publicly about the next big step: building an affordable long-range car.
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.
Driver Assistance: Radar or Vision?
News & Analysis  
9/27/2013   46 comments
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are driving the business of automotive electronics suppliers today.
What? DARPA Does Open-Source?
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
9/24/2013   13 comments
How to weed through a growing number of vision algorithms, to best to aid the time-consuming task of generating test objects necessary for better vision algorithms, has been DARPA’s focus in recent years.
Isolation Improves Samsung Image Sensor
News & Analysis  
9/24/2013   2 comments
Samsung isolates pixels to improve dynamic range and reduce cross-talk.
Apple M7 From NXP, Says Chipworks
News & Analysis  
9/20/2013   18 comments
The Apple 5S sensor controller is an NXP device, according to a teardown from Chipworks that also examined the A7 processor and other elements.
Counter Argument: 3 Reasons We Need V2X
News & Analysis  
9/17/2013   25 comments
Often left out of the self-driving car debate are the real reasons behind developing the autonomous car -- in a social context.
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."
Learning Sign Language to Talk to Your Cadillac
Blog  
9/16/2013   14 comments
Nailing down the perfect human/machine interface is an eternal quandary for every serious consumer technology developer.
TI Unveils Inductance-to-Digital Converter
Blog  
9/16/2013   3 comments
It's not often that a new technology category is created, but TI has pulled it off by announcing the industry's first inductive-to-digital converter. The possibilities for its use are wide open.
iPhone 5-Like Motion Processor for Any Mobile Device
News & Analysis  
9/12/2013   8 comments
ST Microelectronics teams with PNI Corp. to port PNI's algorithms to ST's MEMS sensors.
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.
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.
AMS Builds 3D Chip-Stacking Line
News & Analysis  
9/5/2013   2 comments
Analog and sensor IC company AMS has invested more than about $33 million to create production capacity for analog 3D ICs at its wafer fab in Austria.
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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