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The Future of Microcontrollers
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11/16/2017   Post a comment
Integration of eFPGA into microcontrollers is happening today now that this technology is available from multiple suppliers in 180nm to 16nm process nodes.
Video: Microchip Demonstrates Vehicle Infotainment Connectivity
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11/16/2017   Post a comment
Microchip Technology demonstrates its infotainment connectivity solution at the 2017 ELIV electric vehicle conference in Bonn, Germany
IoT Collar Fights Illegal Poaching
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11/15/2017   1 comment
Designers of an electronic collar to prevent poaching of big game in Africa share the story of their still-evolving efforts.
Perfect Sensor, Imperfect Test
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11/14/2017   Post a comment
What do you do when your highly accurate sensor is in a suboptimum location?
Broad/Qual/NXP Battle Begins
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11/13/2017   10 comments
A week after Broadcom made a bold $103 billion bid for Qualcomm, the mobile chip giant rejected it, and Broadcom quickly announced it is standing pat. Now the battle begins in earnest.
Silicon 60: Machine Learning Moves In
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11/13/2017   Post a comment
Offerings of novel computational architectures, in the form of machine learning and open hardware, mark the 18th rendition of EE Times' Silicon 60.
How to Build a Nation
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11/10/2017   Post a comment
China's recently concluded 19th congress and Japan's seeming struggle with its semiconductor industry lead ASPENCORE to ask: just what does it take to build a technologically powerful nation?
For Autonomous Driving, Challenge Is in Software Evolution
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11/9/2017   Post a comment
Open platform approach will foster innovation to enable highly dependable and scalable vehicle architectures for autonomous driving.
Qualcomm Takes Aim at Intel with ARM Server SoC
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11/9/2017   2 comments
The Centric 2400 10nm server processor is a bold, expensive gamble that a company like Broadcom would never make.
Ireland Incurs EU's Wrath over Apple Tax Dispute
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11/8/2017   Post a comment
The European Commission recently rebuked Ireland over more than $15 billion in uncollected taxes from Apple, one year after the Commission ordered Apple to pay.
Indictment: Capacitor Prices Kept Artificially High
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11/7/2017   6 comments
Eight capacitor manufacturers have been charged with fixing to increase and maintain high prices, reports EBN.
Engineers & NASCAR: Collaborate to Win
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11/7/2017   Post a comment
Engineers at Voxdale had the opportunity to work with Anthony Kumpen, overall winner of the 2014 and 2016 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season, to investigate how the performance of his racing team’s car could be improved.
Broadcom, Qualcomm Groked
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11/4/2017   4 comments
What would Hock Tan do with Qualcomm — and maybe even NXP — if the acquisition-prone CEO could gobble them both. Here are some thoughts.
Fuses for Auto Industry According to AEC-Q200
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11/2/2017   Post a comment
The tricky task of charging battery cells in an electric vehicle within the shortest amount of time possible lies in “battery balancing.”
Apple’s Qualcomm Grudge Runs Deep
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11/2/2017   5 comments
The industry is abuzz with speculation that Apple might disdain Qualcomm’s 2018-model modem chips. Is Apple pulling all these maneuvers to win the legal fight at all costs?
Calif. Fires Destroy HP Archive Documents
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10/31/2017   5 comments
The fire that swept through Sonoma County, California, consumed a truly significant piece of the test industry, electrical engineering, and American history.
Architectures Battle for Deep Learning
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10/31/2017   3 comments
Chip vendors implement new applications in CPUs. If the application is suitable for GPUs and DSPs, it may move to them next. Over time, companies develop ASICs and ASSPs. Is Deep learning is moving through the same sequence?
EE Times University: Solid Design & Test Strategy Solves IoT Connectivity Challenges
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10/30/2017   Post a comment
Although the number one struggle for designers of IoT devices is connectivity, you can avoid many challenges by using an informed design and test strategy.
IoT Gets Wake Up Call from Reaper
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10/27/2017   2 comments
Vendors waiting to add effective security measures to their IoT devices may be too late--the Reaper is coming.
Apple: Supply Chain Disaster or Hero?
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10/27/2017   Post a comment
Apple and its supply chain are often in the news, either cast as a sterling example or pointed to for big failures. What's going on?
Goodbye, Digital Camera; It Was Fun, But We’re Done
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10/25/2017   32 comments
Change comes quickly and can make a hit new product obsolete faster than we anticipated, as the digital camera clearly demonstrates.
U.S. Can’t Pull Down China’s Data Wall
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10/24/2017   2 comments
Recent protests of China’s new laws about cross-border data transfer may not sway regulators given rising digital walls around the world.
5 Ways To Navigate Fog IoT
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10/23/2017   8 comments
As fog computing moves toward broad deployment, I offer some tips to those designing, connecting to and using fog-based systems.
Zenith Trans-Oceanic: Best Radio Ever?
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10/20/2017   17 comments
My father's radio remains a classic. Someone even wrote a book about it.
Mobileye's Safety Formula Doesn't Quite Add Up
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10/19/2017   22 comments
Mobileye has developed a mathematical model that spares an autonomous vehicle from the blame for an accident as long as it’s following a pre-determined set of “clear rules for fault in advance.”
The Future is Automated
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10/18/2017   2 comments
As the Industrial Internet revolutionizes manufacturing, the essential difference between the automation of the past and Industry 4.0 automation is scale.
Patent Reform Needs Reform
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10/16/2017   8 comments
Although it has some good elements, the America Invents Act (AIA) undercuts the individual inventor the U.S. patent system was designed to protect.
SIA Turns 40
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10/16/2017   Post a comment
The Semiconductor Industry Association's founding 40 years ago was a landmark occurrence that helped unify the industry behind common policy goals.
Samsung Steps into the Dark
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10/13/2017   Post a comment
There’s a changing of the guard about to take place at the world’s largest electronics company, and even its top executives don’t know where its leading.
How to Build a City
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10/13/2017   Post a comment
Promising opportunities abound across the globe for smart policy makers to join with enterprising and civic-minded members of the local engineering, design chain, and supply chain communities.
Will IoT Sensors Lead to Test Headaches?
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10/12/2017   12 comments
The number and type of sensors are growing at a high exponential rate, but that proliferation will also lead to many false alarms and unforeseen system-oversight implications.
DARPA Calls For 50X Improvement in SoC
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10/12/2017   6 comments
As recently reported, in an effort to initiate resurgence of the U.S. electronics industry, some $500-$800 million will be invested in post-Moore’s Law technologies.
EE Times University: IoT -- We Aren’t as Ready for IoT as We Think
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10/11/2017   3 comments
Some designers may be ready for the IoT and can focus on data management and analysis, but many need a bit more training on the basics.
Limitations of 3D NAND Scaling
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10/10/2017   19 comments
The life span of 3D NAND might be a lot shorter than most people think.
Tribbles’ Creator Eyes Our Disruptive Future
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10/10/2017   3 comments
Sci-fi author David Gerrold makes predictions for AI, IoT, biotech, energy and data security, and calls humor a “defining aspect” of intelligence. We’d expect no less from the guy who foresaw the trouble with Tribbles.
Frank Burge’s New Opportunity
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10/9/2017   2 comments
Any situation can be framed as an opportunity, and if it’s a really bad situation, it might be an even bigger opportunity. That’s what Frank Burge taught me.
Order From Chaos: When the Entrepreneur Leaves
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10/6/2017   12 comments
One of the most captivating scenes in technology companies comes when the founder leaves and the BoD hires a manager to take over. Why does this almost always happen?
IoT Security Costs are Manageable
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10/6/2017   2 comments
Internet of Things device security has become more critical than ever, as the risks now outweigh the opportunities when it comes to potential threats to an individual or even an entire government.
Fueling the Electric Vehicle Movement
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10/5/2017   3 comments
As new EV systems tend to drive up weight, system size and price, automakers are turning from incumbent technologies (i.e. HV Si MOSFETs, IGBTs, and superjunction) to powerful alternative wide bandgap technologies, including SiC and GaN-on-Si.
EE Times Radio IoT in Security: More At Risk Than You Can Afford to Lose
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10/5/2017   Post a comment
IoT Security is a concern with a solution waiting to happen. Join us for EE Times Radio show in this episode of Engineering the Internet of Things. Our guest is Leigh-Anne Galloway, Cyber Security Resilience Lead at Positive Technologies.
Patent Licensing Is Too Opaque
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10/3/2017   2 comments
Someone needs to shine a light on the tech industry’s practices with patent royalties, but the latest EU effort takes the wrong angle.
Making Energy-Efficient ICs Energy Efficiently
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10/3/2017   Post a comment
Semiconductor manufacturers are able to make an increasingly important contribution to ensuring that end products use the minimal amount of energy and are efficient.
Foxconn Nudges Sharp into 'Post-LCD' Era
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10/3/2017   2 comments
Under the Taiwanese ownership, Sharp’s LCD research engineers aren't just surviving but having a second wind. But their focus is no longer on 8K.
IEEE S3S 2017 Showcases Monolithic 3D Technologies
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10/2/2017   16 comments
A technology that could bridge the processor memory gap, Monolithic 3D has DARPA's attention. The agency wants proposals by Nov 6. Learn more at an upcoming IEEE conference.
Die Handling Critical in Flex Electronics
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9/29/2017   Post a comment
Wearables require flexible hybrid electronics with die thinned to less than 30µm, and handling these ultrathin die is turning out to be a critical part of the manufacturing process.
Woodie Flowers: Gracious Professionalism
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9/28/2017   Post a comment
In the final part of EE Times' interview with MIT Professor Emeritus Woodie Flowers, we get to the core of what it takes to make a difference in your career and in society.
Containers Won’t Kill the Server OS
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9/28/2017   Post a comment
Despite declarations it is dying or dead, the OS cockroach will continue to evolve, driven by a rising tide of adoption for containers.
MIPS: Underdog or Dead Horse?
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9/27/2017   16 comments
MIPS still has a revenue stream. It’s got multi-threading ARM doesn't have. To think of the semiconductor industry losing the only legitimate alternative CPU IP to ARM would be "a real shame," some say.
What’s The Best Way to Verify Your SSD Controller?
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9/26/2017   Post a comment
To handle the complexity of hardware and software for advanced SoCs, design teams are employing hardware emulation for full chip functional verification of the controller SoC design as well as for the SoC’s firmware.
Winner-Takes-All Strategy at Customers' Expense?
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9/21/2017   Post a comment
Competitors, partners, and customers in our interdependent semiconductor industry often have mutual interests that could benefit from cooperation. By offering customers efficiency, we’d all win. Sadly, that’s not how things often work.
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