Content posted in December 2015
8 Predictions for 2016
Blog 12/30/2015 27 comments
It’s been a long, busy year and my crystal ball is flashing me warnings that its battery is almost spent, so take these few blurry visions for what they’re worth.
Blog 12/30/2015 Post a comment
The pressure is on to get those last-minute shipments on the books this year.
Max’s Cool Beans 12/30/2015 Post a comment
In this holiday round-up, Max brings us up to date as to the current state of play with regard to his ongoing Caveman Diorama project.
Top SoC Stories of 2015
Blog 12/28/2015 Post a comment
Top 10 SoC Designline stories in 2015 illustrate a turbulent year for the IC industry, filled with mega-mergers and reports on the next-gen process nodes at TSMC and Intel.
Top Automotive Stories in 2015
Blog 12/27/2015 2 comments
Top 10 Automotive Designline stories shed light on technology building blocks critical for ADAS and self-driving cars. Also on the spotlight were changes ahead for social, economic and human dynamics surrounding driving cultures.
Why I Love My SMU
Engineering Pop Culture! 12/24/2015 1 comment
How my Keithley source-measure unit became my favorite test instrument.
Driving Change with Over-the-Air Updates
Blog 12/23/2015 Post a comment
With OTA updates, automakers can dramatically reduce the cost of updating vehicle software. Moreover, they can better address consumer demands for the latest cloud-based services, including maps, navigation, and voice recognition.
Who Am I? What Will a DNA Test Reveal?
Max’s Cool Beans 12/22/2015 41 comments
What will a DNA test divulge about Max's ancestry? Does he have any Celtic, Roman, Anglo Saxon, Viking, European, African, Middle Eastern, or Pan-Asian blood flowing through his veins?
Top Memory Stories of 2015
Blog 12/21/2015 Post a comment
A compilation of top attention-getting articles on the Memory DesignLine from 2015 shows a mix of new technologies and longstanding ones, some seemingly forever in a state of emerging.
Thread’s Killer App?
Blog 12/18/2015 9 comments
These Thread devices to be demonstrated at CES can’t actually send commands to each other, unless they speak the same language. So, which application layer will each of those Thread products be using?
VR Ride Pumped Me Up
Blog 12/17/2015 2 comments
A drive, ride and fly through virtual reality courtesy of a new peripheral from startup Virzoom reaffirmed my belief that the VR world will be vast -- someday.
Making Interstate Safe for Cap’n Crunch
Blog 12/15/2015 8 comments
Startup Nauto plans to announce at CES 2016 a device based on cameras coupled with smart computer-vision algorithms to retrofit cars with driver-assistance technology that sets the stage for full autonomy.
Top 10 Power Stories of 2015
Blog 12/14/2015 Post a comment
As a demonstration of how important power issues are to the whole of electronics engineering, no one trend dominated EE Times’ power management coverage this year. Everything from battery management to solar power and florescent lamps made EE Times’ list of top power stories.
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