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Invisibility Cloaks Now Shield People from Sight
Invisibility cloaks are now working in the visible spectrum, someday allowing people to become invisible.
Tabula Set for March Shutdown
Programmable logic company Tabula is rumored to be closing its doors on March 24. Tabula garnered industry interest with a unique 12-level FPGA architecture that dramatically shortened interconnects.
Sony Joins FDSOI Club
Sony Corp. revealed that the company's next-generation Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) chip will use 28-nm Fully Depleted Silicon On Insulator (FDSOI) process.
Hardware Emulation: One Verification Tool, Unending Possibilities
Verification Consultant Lauro Rizzatti explains why hardware emulation really is the most versatile of verification tools.
Belichick's 'DeflateGate' Explanation Falls Flat on Technical Details
Was football's Belichick making sense when describing relationship between temperature and pressure in a gaseous system?
DesignCon Shows Off Best in Test
DesignCon award ceremony showcases best chip, board, system-level products excelling in signal and power integrity.
Feast Your Orbs on My Vetinari Clock Prototype
Things are really starting to come together with regard to Max's Vetinari Clock. The meters and vacuum tube are mounted in the prototype awaiting the installation of the electronics.
FPGA Debug Goes Outside with New Hardware
For 10 years, Belgium company Byte Paradigm has operated as a design center for high-end FPGA-based systems as well as an electronics test and debugging service. Under a new name Yugo Systems, the company is about to expand its offering for FPGA debug.
Qualcomm Outlook Exposes 5 Trouble Spots
Although Qualcomm showed strong Q1 results, the company -- facing several trouble spots in China -- lowered its chipset division's operating margin guidance to 16-18% and its 2015 annual revenue guidance by $800 million.
Rambus Readies Lensless Image Sensor Platform
Intellectual property licensor Rambus is going to provide a "platform" for the maker community and others to use to experiment with its previously announced lensless image sensors, according to CEO Ron Black.
Friday Quiz: Voltage References
Voltage references are basic building blocks for ADCs and DACs, the key ingredients in measurement systems.
Supercapbatteries, Thermoelectrics to Power Future Cars
The cars of the future will be powered by supercabatteries and thermoelectric energy recovery systems, according to IDTechEx Ltd. in Cambridge, U.K.
Broadcom Flips on Future Set Tops
Broadcom is nestled between traditional cable companies and newer over the top content providers, which are both battling and enabling each other in a fight for viewers and dollars.
GaN Pumps Power Revolution
Gallium nitride is ramping up a revolution in power conversion, enabling new apps from wireless charging to autonomous vehicles, said a DesignCon keynoter.
Introducing USB Type-C -- USB for 21st Century Systems
Industry leaders are poised to start rolling out devices enabled with a new form of USB -- USB Type-C -- featuring a small, robust connector that can handle 20 Gbps and 100W.
Chinese Walls and Back Doors
Qualcomm and U.S. industry are the losers as China's antitrust regulators help build a new wall around China's semiconductor industry.
Intel 5th Gen vPro Goes 60GHz Wireless
Intel has incorporated Pro Wireless Display (WiDi) and Wireless Docking capability is based on its Wireless Gigabit (60-GHz) technology to automatically connect to monitors, keyboards, mice and USB accessories without the need for a mechanical dock, cutting the last cord to all x86-based computers.
Backplanes Hit a Wall at 56G
Backplane-based systems are hitting a wall at 56 Gbit/second speeds, driving a debate over a need for new materials, signaling and equalization, said a Rambus engineer at DesignCon.
Successful Standards Marry Tech with Business
Past president of IEEE Standards Association discusses the sometimes unwelcome standards process and how engineers are can benefit from participation in it.
Can Kevlar Prevent Lithium-Ion Battery Fires?
University of Michigan researchers have used nanofibers extracted from Kevlar to develop a barrier between the electrodes in a lithium-ion battery that is capable of preventing the type of fires linked with the grounding of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner aircraft.