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Car as a Commodity: From Hummers to Ho-Hum
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12/31/2015   13 comments
Is Google threatening to homogenize cars into oblivion as Microsoft/Intel did with PCs and Google itself did with its Android smartphones?
2016: Expect Unexpected Innovation in IP Development
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12/30/2015   1 comment
We know what to expect from the global electronics innovation cycles—more of everything: density, chips, standards, IP blocks, on and on. But is that it? In 2016, we should expect the unexpected.
8 Predictions for 2016
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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.
Ship It!
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12/30/2015   Post a comment
The pressure is on to get those last-minute shipments on the books this year.
Gyros Counter Challenges of Weightlessness
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12/30/2015   Post a comment
A spacesuit studded with control moment gyroscopes may be the key to meaningful weight- and load-related feedback when working in the weightlessness of space.
Caveman Christmas
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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.
EE Times Top 10 MCU Stories of 2015
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12/29/2015   Post a comment
Merger madness and Moore's Law sucked the air out of the room for this year's readers of EE Times' Microcontroller Designline.
Be Alert for Power-Related Conventional Wisdom
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12/29/2015   Post a comment
It's a good idea to step back and check those baseline component and design assumptions because there are many legitimate exceptions to mainstream thinking, even in standard designs.
IoT Tops Holiday Wish Lists
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12/29/2015   3 comments
The Internet of Things was a big hit on holiday wish lists according to a recent Harris Poll survey conducted by myDevices.
Today: Listen to CES Teardown 1PM Pacific/4PM Eastern
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12/28/2015   Post a comment
CES is never an easy show to cover. Fortunately, EE Times has you covered. Tune into EE Times Radio Show for a “Post CES Teardown” scheduled at 1:00PM Pacific, Monday, January 11th, 2016.
Math, the Universal Language?
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12/28/2015   9 comments
If we could somehow speak in mathematics instead of English, how many miscommunications would we be able to negate?
Top SoC Stories of 2015
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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.
Changing Regulations Keep Medical System Designers on Edge
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12/28/2015   Post a comment
As healthcare decision makers turn to technology to lower costs, opportunities abound for designers of medical devices and systems, but an ever-changing regulatory environment makes the right choice of isolation components critical.
Top Automotive Stories in 2015
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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.
Friday Quiz: Name That 1995 Best Test Instrument
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12/25/2015   Post a comment
Can you identify seven of the "Best-in-Test" products as published in Test & Measurement World, December 1995?
Hackathon Adventures in Africa
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12/24/2015   Post a comment
In which intrepid explorer Lindsay (Linz) Craig describes recent hackathon and STEM training sessions in Africa, along with projects planned for 2016.
Mergers in Memory Abundant in 2015
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12/24/2015   Post a comment
Some deals are still in progress, others didn’t happen, and those that did have yet to fully demonstrate their impact on the industry and employment.
Why I Love My SMU
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12/24/2015   1 comment
How my Keithley source-measure unit became my favorite test instrument.
Wireless Dominates 2015 Comms News
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12/23/2015   Post a comment
Top 10 stories on EE Times' Wireless & Networking Designline reveal China's rise in smartphones, the popularity of classic tutorials, and a Kickstarter cool down.
Security Leads Concerns for IoT
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12/23/2015   Post a comment
This one goes to 11. Editor Rick Merritt walks you through the top 10 articles for 2015 on Internet of Things Designline plus bonus stories.
Driving Change with Over-the-Air Updates
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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.
Automated Solution for Voltage-Aware DRC
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12/23/2015   Post a comment
Advanced nodes have brought to SoC designers a new kind of spacing check, called voltage-aware DRC (VA-DRC). What does this term mean, and what new challenges does it bring to the DRC task?
Instrument Measures the Smallest of the Smallest in Time and Space
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12/23/2015   Post a comment
The Holometer can measure movements that last just a millionth of a second and distances of a billionth of a billionth of a meter.
Fighting Evil AI, IBM Opens Watson IoT HQ: Big Data Roundup
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12/23/2015   Post a comment
Elon Musk invests in AI to benefit humanity. Microsoft is acquiring SQL queries for all data by all users. IBM is connecting Watson with IoT via APIs. All of those and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Dec. 20.
Subthreshold Transistors and MCUs
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12/22/2015   Post a comment
It's time to dust off the textbooks and bone up on FETs operating below Vth because when Vgs is less than Vth, the world changes.
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?
ICCE Presents 'Internet of Me'
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12/21/2015   Post a comment
ICCE offers a variety of sessions including security, The Internet of Me, Health & Wellness, AR and Digital Senses.
How to Measure Frequency Response With an Oscilloscope
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12/21/2015   Post a comment
You don't always need a spectrum analyzer to get a spectral plot. Oscilloscopes with FFT capability often do the job.
Top Memory Stories of 2015
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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.
Groups Welcome WRC-15 Spectrum Decisions
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12/18/2015   Post a comment
Delegates at World Radiocommunications Conference (WRC-15) had a surprisingly high level of agreement around the fate of the 700MHz and sub-700 MHz bands.
Thread’s Killer App?
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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?
Friday Quiz: Power MOSFETs
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12/18/2015   8 comments
Power consumption is a critical part of any design. Test your knowledge of MOSFETs used to carry power to loads.
Introducing the IoHT (Internet of Heavier Things)
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12/17/2015   Post a comment
In the USA alone, there's around $6.8 trillion of fixed infrastructure and machinery that needs to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
What's Apple Want With an Old Maxim Fab?
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12/17/2015   12 comments
200mm R&D fab likely to be used for prototyping, building MEMS or mix-signal devices.
Don’t Let I2C Pullup Resistors Bite You on the Bus!
Max’s Cool Beans  
12/17/2015   15 comments
Sometimes you are so confident of your abilities that you let the simplest things fall through the cracks.
VR Ride Pumped Me Up
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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.
Automotive Power-Load Control Using a New Type of Pre-Driver and MOSFET
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12/17/2015   Post a comment
Semiconductor switches and smart pre-drivers can help save weight, reduce size and enhance the reliability of automotive systems traditionally controlled using electromechanical relays.
The Changing Map of Israel 3000 BCE to 2015 CE
Max’s Cool Beans  
12/16/2015   1 comment
It's amazing to see the advance, ebb, and flow of civilizations as they surge back and forth across the landscape.
Risk Avoidance, Hardware Emulation Style
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12/16/2015   Post a comment
Risk aversion, which comes from the uncertainty associated with committing a design to silicon, is the name of the game.
How LTE Modems Make or Break a Smartphone
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12/16/2015   5 comments
If you've ever gone through prolonged Web abstinence and found it debilitating, you should appreciate what modems do for one's well-being.
Keep Up These Five Marketing Habits in 2016
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12/16/2015   7 comments
Don't stop doing what works just because a new year is coming.
Creating IoT Devices & Controlling Them With Your Smartphone or Tablet
Max’s Cool Beans  
12/15/2015   7 comments
The teeny-tiny Simblee module allows you to create 'things' for use with the Internet of Things, and to then monitor and control these little scamps using your smartphone or tablet.
IoT Standards, Lower Costs in 2016
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12/15/2015   Post a comment
An executive from Zebra Technologies shares a few predictions on developments in the Internet of Things market in 2016.
Making Interstate Safe for Cap’n Crunch
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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.
Silicon Innovation with New Business Models and Design Strategies
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12/14/2015   2 comments
We need to rethink the way we approach design so that designers can pursue the best design instead of settling for the safest.
Find space for adding power components
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12/14/2015   Post a comment
Compute density is increasing, but power density is not. Locating power components in negative space may be the answer.
What’s Missing from Design for Testability?
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12/14/2015   1 comment
For years, engineers have neglected the "design" part of design-for–test. DFT shouldn't be an afterthought and test engineers can take on some of the task.
Top 10 Power Stories of 2015
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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.
Goodix CEO Outlines Future of Fingerprint Chip Technology
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12/12/2015   6 comments
After winning two CES 2016 awards, the founder of China’s Goodix looks ahead to fingerprint identification innovations
Friday Quiz: Noise & Distortion
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12/11/2015   2 comments
Noise and distortion are the enemies of signal fidelity. It's impossible to eliminate them, but you must try.
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