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It’s 2018. Do You Know Where Your Data Are?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Semi Conscious  
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Constraints, a continuing challenge for designers
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.
Time to Rethink Computer Vision
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.
National Security vs. Job Creation
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
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
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
12/4/2017   15 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
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
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
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
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
11/22/2017   24 comments
DRAM is turning into a seller's market, and it's time to look at low-cost alternatives.
Inside 5 AR/VR Headsets
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.
What AlphaGo Zero Means for the Future of AI
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.
A Look At Over-the-air Software Updates for Vehicles
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
11/14/2017   Post a comment
What do you do when your highly accurate sensor is in a suboptimum location?
Broad/Qual/NXP Battle Begins
11/13/2017   11 comments
A week after Broadcom made a bold $103 billion bid for Qualcomm, the mobile chip giant rejected it, and Broadcom quickly announced it is standing pat. Now the battle begins in earnest.
Silicon 60: Machine Learning Moves In
11/13/2017   Post a comment
Offerings of novel computational architectures, in the form of machine learning and open hardware, mark the 18th rendition of EE Times' Silicon 60.
Did Apple Make Intel and AMD Play Nice?
Semi Conscious  
11/10/2017   Post a comment
Apple's fingerprints may or may not be all over the collaboration between ancient rivals in the microprocessor market.
How to Build a Nation
11/10/2017   Post a comment
China's recently concluded 19th congress and Japan's seeming struggle with its semiconductor industry lead ASPENCORE to ask: just what does it take to build a technologically powerful nation?
For Autonomous Driving, Challenge Is in Software Evolution
11/9/2017   Post a comment
Open platform approach will foster innovation to enable highly dependable and scalable vehicle architectures for autonomous driving.
Qualcomm Takes Aim at Intel with ARM Server SoC
11/9/2017   2 comments
The Centric 2400 10nm server processor is a bold, expensive gamble that a company like Broadcom would never make.
Local Electronics Store Supplies Engineers and Hobbyists
Engineering Pop Culture!  
11/8/2017   6 comments
Goldcrest Electronics keeps engineers, technicians, students, and hobbyists supplied with parts from capacitors to tools. You won't find many stores like it anymore.
Ireland Incurs EU's Wrath over Apple Tax Dispute
11/8/2017   Post a comment
The European Commission recently rebuked Ireland over more than $15 billion in uncollected taxes from Apple, one year after the Commission ordered Apple to pay.
Indictment: Capacitor Prices Kept Artificially High
11/7/2017   6 comments
Eight capacitor manufacturers have been charged with fixing to increase and maintain high prices, reports EBN.
Engineers & NASCAR: Collaborate to Win
11/7/2017   Post a comment
Engineers at Voxdale had the opportunity to work with Anthony Kumpen, overall winner of the 2014 and 2016 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season, to investigate how the performance of his racing team’s car could be improved.
Broadcom, Qualcomm Groked
11/4/2017   4 comments
What would Hock Tan do with Qualcomm — and maybe even NXP — if the acquisition-prone CEO could gobble them both. Here are some thoughts.
Fuses for Auto Industry According to AEC-Q200
11/2/2017   Post a comment
The tricky task of charging battery cells in an electric vehicle within the shortest amount of time possible lies in “battery balancing.”
Apple’s Qualcomm Grudge Runs Deep
11/2/2017   5 comments
The industry is abuzz with speculation that Apple might disdain Qualcomm’s 2018-model modem chips. Is Apple pulling all these maneuvers to win the legal fight at all costs?
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