Content posted in March 2016
CEO Interview: Andes' Cores For IoT Suit Europe
Blog 3/31/2016 1 comment
EE Times Europe interviewed Frankwell Jyh-Ming Lin, CEO of Andes Technology Corp. (Hsinchu, Taiwan), a licensor of a range of 32bit processor cores as intellectual property (IP), and asked how the company is planning to address the European market.
ReRAMs: Forming Scaling and Quantized Conductance
Blog 3/30/2016 7 comments
An IMEC team have formed and characterized the electrical conductance and topology of some of the smallest ReRAM filaments ever reported. While they have proved the devices still operate with an active volume of that size, it's not all good news.
Caveman Diorama: Quest for Fire
Max’s Cool Beans 3/30/2016 Post a comment
If all of the other elements forming the diorama turn out as well as the fire, then it looks like we're going to have something spectacular on our hands.
Wearables Face an App Gap
Blog 3/29/2016 1 comment
There is a gap in delight between wearable devices and their associated apps, leaving consumers hard pressed to easily collect and interpret their personal data, according to a new report.
Characterize a Voltage Regulator with Python
Blog 3/28/2016 Post a comment
The Python programming language offers distinct and powerful advantages of ease of use, flexibility, and convenience in a test and measurement setting. To see how, follow this example of measuring voltage regulator outputs.
Computer Ed is Key to Tech’s Future
Blog 3/25/2016 2 comments
Technologists should back expanded support for computer education in the latest budget request from the White House, says the president of the IEEE Computer Society.
Layouts for Buck, Boost, and SEPIC Power Stages
Blog 3/23/2016 1 comment
A correct printed circuit board (PCB) layout is one of the most important aspects to having a successful power supply design. Non-isolated power stages are the basic building blocks of power systems. Understanding where the currents are flowing and how the high-frequency loops are constructed is the most important step.
Port Problems: Data and Power
Blog 3/22/2016 2 comments
Engineers try to make maximum use of available resources and extend them to new uses. This true of data links such as USB and Ethernet: both were originally conceived as primarily for data, and their potential power-supply roles were secondary, if considered at all. But times change and needs evolve, and the yes data/no power thinking has turned as well.
Engineering A Diverse Future
Blog 3/21/2016 Post a comment
A panel titled Engineering for Tomorrow at Silicon Valley Comic Con focused less on emerging tech in favor of social issues in the engineering industry.
Chip Market May Contract Again
Blog 3/21/2016 1 comment
At least one market watcher thinks the semiconductor industry will decline slightly for the second straight year for the second time in its history.
The Quest for Server Power Efficiency
Blog 3/16/2016 Post a comment
Glamour items like energy harvesting and wireless power transfer are likely to make “guest appearances” at next week’s APEC Conference. GaN transistor deployments will be carefully monitored. But on-going efforts to promote data-center energy transfer efficiency retain their “bread-and-butter” utility.
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