Content posted in May 2016
MEMS Movement, 25 Years Later
Blog 5/31/2016 5 comments
Microelectromechanical systems market began with pressure sensors, exploded with automotive airbags and is now headed into IoT and medical applications.
10 Drones You Want to Own
Blog 5/30/2016 Post a comment
Drones are the hottest thing in consumer electronics at the moment, and they're increasingly inexpensive as more suppliers enter the market, so...
Enter the PCM-Neuron and Neural Computing
Blog 5/25/2016 Post a comment
A team from IBM & ETH, Zurich, have put normally unwanted stochastic effects to good use. Making use of the fact that phase change devices are able to offer a more accurate representation of biological systems than perhaps any other solid state device.
My Genes Don’t Seem to Fit
Max’s Cool Beans 5/24/2016 14 comments
Humans have somewhere between 20,000 to 25,000 protein-coding genes, which places us somewhere between a chicken (~16,500 genes) and a grape (~30,500 genes).
Where Is Top 10 IoT Processor List?
Blog 5/21/2016 10 comments
Tell us who makes the best 10 IoT processors. Is there a table somewhere that lists the top 10 IoT processors? What makes one IoT processor more successful than others?
Analog Design: Three Free eBooks
Engineer’s Bookshelf 5/18/2016 17 comments
The real world is analog in nature, so it behooves digital designers to at least have a grasp of what it takes to dip ones toes in the analog waters.
Graphics Rivals in Epic Battle
Blog 5/18/2016 1 comment
Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia go head-to-head this year in a rare battle of new GPUs, memory types and processes, says a veteran scorekeeper.
IBM Reveals 3 Bits/Cell PCM-MLC Challenge to 3DX Stacking
Blog 5/17/2016 9 comments
IBM Research–Zurich presents, for the first time, the complete set of details behind the success they claim at reliably storing 3 bits per cell in a 4Mcell (32Mbit equivalent) phase change memory (PCM) array at elevated temperatures and after 1 million endurance cycles.
Building Multi-Port USB Type-C Adapters for Power
Blog 5/17/2016 Post a comment
In the a previous blog, we discussed some of the challenges when designing AC/DC adapters for USB Type-C power delivery (PD). In that article, we focused on an adapter with a single Type-C output connector. In this article, we’ll examine the complexities introduced when architecting a multi-port Type-C adapter.
MEMS Broadens Its Horizons
Blog 5/17/2016 Post a comment
The continued steady growth in the MEMS market overall masks wide variation across the industry’s changing sectors, according to speakers presenting at SEMICON West in July.
Is the Mid-Range Smartphone a Compromise?
Blog 5/16/2016 5 comments
What level phone should you buy if mid-range phones now sport premium-level features? A thorough testing and comparison of Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy A9, and Huawei Mate 8 may surprise you.
Rick Doherty, Pioneer of Digital Media, Dies
Blog 5/16/2016 11 comments
The life of Rick Doherty touched every aspect of consumer electronics. As an analyst, he explored and explained the growth of computing, communications and digital media that brought a genuine revolution to the way we live today.
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