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Cyber Attacks Continue to Succeed
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1/15/2018   Post a comment
Spectre and Meltdown demonstrate weaknesses in current hardware cybersecurity that will force a huge paradigm shift within the semiconductor industry.
5G: Let the Hype Commence
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1/10/2018   Post a comment
Just as with 4G, the marketers will announce 5G products and services before the real thing is ready. Brace yourself for the onslaught.
5G Rolls Up its Sleeves in 2018
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1/10/2018   Post a comment
I expect 2018 will be a productive year when wired and wireless network operators really start sorting out what’s possible from the hype with 5G cellular.
AI and IoT Need Each Other
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1/8/2018   Post a comment
Together, AI and IoT bring out the best in each other and are perfect partners to drive digital transformation.
Haptics Technology Goes Mainstream in Gaming, Automotive at CES
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1/8/2018   Post a comment
This year's event could be a coming out party for new types of technologies for haptics -- relating to touch -- that enable more immersive experiences.
IoT Drives Arrow, Avnet to Apps
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1/5/2018   1 comment
In separate announcements, Arrow Electronics and Avnet leapt into the business of developing custom end-user software for the Internet of Things.
Industry Responds to CPU Security Vulnerability
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1/4/2018   18 comments
Tech giants including Intel, Apple and Microsoft have banded together to offer a fix for a processor security vulnerability identified by researchers that could enable hackers to steal data from computers, smartphones and other devices.
Conference Launched to Empower Women in Tech
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1/4/2018   8 comments
Media coverage and “conversations” about women in technology kept the tech-world gender gap front and center in 2017. However, they are hardly enough to lift women to equal status overnight.
Digital Lock-In Amplifiers: Theory and Design
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1/3/2018   1 comment
A pair of articles by Steve Hageman of AnalogHome provides an in-depth look at how a classic analog function is now implemented using DSP.
EE Life’s New Editor
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1/3/2018   1 comment
Can't Get Enough Cartoons? We Have More
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12/29/2017   Post a comment
Cartoons about engineering life have been around for years. Here are four from the 1980s.
UK Updates 5G Strategy
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12/28/2017   1 comment
Activity around 5G in Europe is picking up steam.
Gate Driver ICs at SPS-IPC 2017
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12/28/2017   Post a comment
Michael Hornkamp of Power Integrations talks at Europe's leading electronic automation show about his company's latest gate driver IC, designed to drive advanced IGBTs with improved efficiency and accuracy.
It’s 2018. Do You Know Where Your Data Are?
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12/28/2017   2 comments
Expect the top IoT agenda in 2018 to be “transparency” for collected data. People will want to know where their data is being moved, who’s using it, and what for.
Finding the Best Mesh for the IoT
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12/26/2017   1 comment
Despite the interesting new arrival of Bluetooth Mesh, Zigbee and Thread remain for many reasons the best choice for Internet of Things deployments needing a mesh network.
7 Predictions for the Cloud in 2018
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12/22/2017   4 comments
Here are my seven predictions for what we will see in cloud computing in 2018.
Unwrapping New Tax Bill’s Impact on U.S. Semiconductor Industry
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12/21/2017   5 comments
The sweeping tax bill passed by Congress will strengthen the U.S. Semiconductor industry's global competitiveness.
State of the Maker Movement in Germany
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12/19/2017   1 comment
In this video, James Bell of Conrad Electronics talks to Alix Paultre of EETimes at the Publitek European Press Event about the state of engineering startups and the maker movement in Germany.
Programmable Logic Holds the Key to Addressing Device Obsolescence
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12/19/2017   8 comments
The use of programmable devices helps designers not only to address component obsolescence, but also to reduce the cost and complexity of the solution.
Protect Your IoT Designs from Malware
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12/18/2017   1 comment
Recent malware attacks such as BrickerBot are a call to action to improve security in products designed for the Internet of Things.
Driving Research into Intelligent Agriculture
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12/15/2017   Post a comment
Initiatives throughout the world are taking shape to develop "smart" or intelligent agriculture to boost food security as the world’s population grows.
For China's Memory Firms, Legal Tests May Loom
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12/15/2017   6 comments
Before Chinese memory upstarts like Tsinghua Unigroup face off with Samsung, Hynix and Micron in the marketplace, they will likely be battling them in court.
Engineering for Privacy Requires Standards
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12/14/2017   1 comment
Common sense guidelines and standards are needed to help engineers create products that respect privacy and give users the rights to their own data.
IoT Markets to Watch in 2018
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12/13/2017   1 comment
Predictive maintenance and asset tracking are two big IoT markets to watch in 2018 because they will provide real efficiencies and improved safety.
3D NAND Storage Fuels New Age of Smartphone Apps
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12/13/2017   Post a comment
3D NAND will do the heavy memory lifting that smartphone users demand, explains the manager for mobile efforts at Western Digital.
The Ethics of AI for Suicide Prevention
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12/13/2017   Post a comment
Facebook is using artificial intelligence to signal deviations from normal posting behavior to provide warning of possible suicidal tendencies. Is that okay?
LEDs Need a Sensor Interface
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12/12/2017   Post a comment
The IoT-Ready Alliance invites engineers to help define and implement an interface between LED lights and sensor modules.
Time to Rethink Computer Vision
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12/11/2017   1 comment
Today, computers are fast becoming the world’s largest consumers of images, and yet, this is not reflected in the way that images are captured.
Constraints, a continuing challenge for designers
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12/11/2017   Post a comment
Commercial tools can help to address congestion areas; however, it is important to first understand what is causing the congestion problems.
National Security vs. Job Creation
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12/8/2017   1 comment
In the U.S., CFIUS is bringing new levels of scrutiny to M&A’s, especially those involving foreign capital. But national security needs to be balanced with the benefits of investment capital coming into the country.
Optimizing Designs Through System Simulation
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12/5/2017   Post a comment
Design optimization through an analytical approach using numerical algorithms helps engineers to develop optimal designs through simulation.
Broadcom Starts Hostile Bid for Qualcomm
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12/4/2017   4 comments
Broadcom officially started a hostile bid for Qualcomm in a move that one former Broadcom employee described as part of its style of financial engineering.
“Long Tail” & Legacy: Good, or Maybe Not
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12/4/2017   13 comments
Many products have a longer viable life than you might expect; are you and the user prepared for that?
When Less is Moore
Semi Conscious  
12/1/2017   4 comments
Remember the good old days when blindly following Moore's Law was the blueprint to success in the semiconductor industry? These days, migrating to the next node is much more complicated -- and expensive. Today's chip companies actually have to think.
Natural Disasters: The Measurements of Hurricanes
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11/29/2017   Post a comment
This year's Atlantic hurricanes meant that we heard a lot about intensity scales and wind speeds.
IoT Skill Shortage Ahead
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11/28/2017   3 comments
The growing Internet of Things is opening up a new range of jobs that require specific IoT skills--and we’re already seeing a shortage of qualified candidates.
Infineon and Osram’s Intelligent Matrix-lighting System for Vehicles
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11/28/2017   Post a comment
Video from ELIV 2017 illustrates how LED vehicle headlight systems can change the game in energy consumption and safety.
Qualcomm Sheds Light on Licensing Policy
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11/27/2017   1 comment
5G technology licensing rates, the same as the firm charged for 4G, offer perspective on Qualcomm's dispute with Apple and wireless industry grumbling.
Time to Look For Low-Cost DRAM Alternatives
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11/22/2017   24 comments
DRAM is turning into a seller's market, and it's time to look at low-cost alternatives.
What AlphaGo Zero Means for the Future of AI
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11/22/2017   Post a comment
Intel’s Bob Rogers explains the possibilities that emerge as AI progresses beyond standard machine learning. DeepMind’s self-taught Go champion is just the beginning.
Inside 5 AR/VR Headsets
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11/22/2017   2 comments
Augmented and virtual reality headsets will see use in companies faster than in our living rooms, but that’s not stopping developers from pushing the limits to woo consumers.
A Look At Over-the-air Software Updates for Vehicles
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11/21/2017   Post a comment
Microchip Technology demonstrates its infotainment connectivity solution at the 2017 ELIV electric vehicle conference in Bonn, Germany
Qualcomm, China Mobile, ZTE Show 5G Data Interoperability
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11/21/2017   1 comment
A 5G interoperability test system developed by Qualcomm, ZTE and China Mobile, combined with the pending development of the first 3GPP 5G-NR standard, are good indicators of the pending frenzy over 5G; it’s a good time to take a Boot Camp course on 5G.
High-Speed Connectors Increase Speeds, Keep Their Cool, & Contain EMI
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11/20/2017   Post a comment
A trio of articles explain how QSFP-DD and MicroQSFP connectors high-speed connectors handle excess heat and what engineers must do the minimize EMI.
Robocar’s Honking Problem
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11/20/2017   15 comments
Not everyone believes that a robo-shuttle/truck crash in Las Vegas was just a minor glitch. Did those involved in the operation and design of the AV shuttle carry out enough of an in-depth risk assessment of the area?
Video: Microchip Demonstrates Vehicle Infotainment Connectivity
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11/16/2017   Post a comment
Microchip Technology demonstrates its infotainment connectivity solution at the 2017 ELIV electric vehicle conference in Bonn, Germany
The Future of Microcontrollers
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11/16/2017   3 comments
Integration of eFPGA into microcontrollers is happening today now that this technology is available from multiple suppliers in 180nm to 16nm process nodes.
Test Tool Finds Ethernet Wiring Errors
Engineering Investigations  
11/15/2017   Post a comment
The TP500 from Platinum Tools is a handy tester of LAN cables. It's easy to use and effective, though it could use a small tweak or two.
IoT Collar Fights Illegal Poaching
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11/15/2017   1 comment
Designers of an electronic collar to prevent poaching of big game in Africa share the story of their still-evolving efforts.
Perfect Sensor, Imperfect Test
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11/14/2017   Post a comment
What do you do when your highly accurate sensor is in a suboptimum location?
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