Content posted in February 2014
MWC: The Promise of NFC
Blog 2/27/2014 1 comment
One of the topics of conversation popping up at the 2014 Mobile World Congress is the promise of Near Field Communication technology.
400G Ethernet Effort Begins
Blog 2/27/2014 2 comments
Work to define a 400 Gbit/s Ethernet standard formally begins in March, says John D'Ambrosia, outlining some of the key issues ahead.
IoT Plus Google Analytics: What a Combo
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 2/27/2014 1 comment
Usable and targeted data is much needed in the burgeoning industrial IoT arena, where data abounds, but the ability to customize and analyze is slower to catch up.
MWC: Best Wearables for Navel Gazers
Blog 2/25/2014 22 comments
The Mobile World Congress is showcasing a whole new generation of wearables you have to strap on to your wrist. Junko Yoshida says they are designed for navel gazers, and selfies are for idiots.
Arduino Revives Broken Radio-Controlled Car
The Engineering Life - Around the Web 2/25/2014 2 comments
When it's time to learn how to use your Arduino, your hardest task might be just deciding on a project or platform. Try fixing a broken toy -- it's the perfect solution.
Understanding and Using C Pointers
Engineerís Bookshelf 2/25/2014 11 comments
What? An entire book just about pointers? Embedded systems expert Jack Ganssle says this new book about using pointers in C is surprisingly worthwhile.
Roundup: Next-Generation Memory
Blog 2/25/2014 4 comments
There are a number of next generation memory technologies on the horizon. Hereís a few that merit watching in the next year, including several DRAM alternatives.
Qualcomm, Allwinner & MediaTek All Go Octa
Blog 2/24/2014 7 comments
If there was any doubt about the potential for octa-core ARM-based processors, the flurry of announcements at MWC puts it to rest. Allwinner, MediaTek, and Qualcomm all announce 8-core SoCs for mobile devices. The new devices join octa-core solutions already available from MediaTek and Samsung.
64-Bit Rush Is On at MWC
Blog 2/24/2014 10 comments
Intel, Mediatek, Nvidia, and Qualcomm are in a race to roll 64-bit mobile apps SoCs at MWC, but until the software is ready, 32-bitters will lead in performance.
Wearable Patent Battles Ahead
Blog 2/24/2014 3 comments
The rapid rise of wearable computing products will likely spawn another round of patent battles, many of them fought at the International Trade Commission
Whatís Happening at SPIE?
Blog 2/20/2014 Post a comment
As we march down the shrink roadmap, foundries are faced with the unenviable task of having to maintain their time-to-mask targets while managing the lithography related computational complexities and doing so with limited resources.
5G Needs MIMO, Multi-GHz
Blog 2/20/2014 4 comments
5G may require massive MIMO and millimeter-wave technologies to meet the demands of a heterogeneous network linking 50 billion nodes.
Industrial Ethernetís Role in the Factory of the Future
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 2/20/2014 3 comments
This third industrial revolution requires a greener, faster, and smarter way to produce products. The challenge lies in the limited resources available to serve more people using more products, particularly as demand increases in developing countries.
Comms Guru Preps MOOCs
Blog 2/19/2014 2 comments
Behzad Razavi, a veteran communications circuit designer, will post to YouTube this year UCLA's first online EE courses.
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