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Your Part in the Recovery
Engineers and innovators are central to the slow but ongoing economic recovery, a top economist told a recent gathering of semiconductor executives.
Motor Controllers Offer Improved Noise Immunity
Operating at 5V gives these digital signal controllers enhanced noise immunity and system robustness.
NXP to Pick Up Its Missing IoT Link - Bluetooth Low Energy
In pursuit of the Internet of Things market, NXP Semiconductors has picked up a key technology conspicuously absent from its portfolio -- Bluetooth Low Energy -- from Quintic, a nine-year-old startup.
USB Oscilloscopes Get Beta Drivers for Open-Source Hardware
Pico Technology has released beta versions of drivers for BeagleBoneBlack and Raspberry Pi open-source controller boards.
It's Alive! The 3D Printing of Living Tissues
Within a generation, we likely will not just hear of things like 3D printed hearts serving as models, but as real, functioning organs.
Curiosity Killed the Cat (Just Call Me Mr. Curiosity)
Max desperately needs a cat deterrent, but how should this work? A 50,000V electric shock? Vaporization by high-powered lasers? Teleportation to another dimension?
Memory Design Articles: Diagnostics, Datacenters & Failures
Here's a roundup of recent design articles that are relevant to those working with or on memory technologies
Megachips to Launch DSP-Based Sensor Fusion IC
The growing sensor-fusion controller market for smartphones and wearable devices is about to meet a new competitor - this time from Japan. Megachips is rolling out a motion engine and sensor hub chip, dubbed Frizz.
MediaTek Plans $49 Million Investment in China's Chip Fund
Taiwan's largest chip designer has announced it will invest $48.9 million in a Chinese government fund as the company aims to sharpen its competitive edge in the world's largest cellphone market.
Reduce Noise When Making M-PHY Measurements
To make useful measurements on M-PHY Gear 3, you need a low-noise measurement system because of the low-amplitude signals.
Startup to Open Source Parallel CPU
Rex Computing plans a parallel processor that could deliver a 10x leap in performance/watt. It will open source the design through Facebook's Open Compute Project.
OCZ Cuts Into Read-Intensive SSD Segment
The SATA-based Saber 1000 Series is yet another option in a crowded market of SSDs specifically targeting read-intensive workloads such as web hosting and distributed computing environments.
Scaling Up Text Rendering on Scaled-Down Devices
The need to support a widening range of languages and font sizes is pushing the bitmap approach up against the tight resource constraints in low-end devices.
What Is Design-to-Cost & Why Does It Matter?
Design-to-Cost should be part of your design process. With a committed team and the right tools, you can reduce product costs and improve your competitive position.
Can Japan Get Her Groove Back With IoT?
Japan once looked like a world leader in smart home standards. Now she's trying to get her groove back via the Internet of Things.
The 10 Commandments of Electronics
Although these 'commandments' are presented in a humorous manner, they also offer some useful advice.
Broadband Demand Hits the High Seas
Cruise ship operators Royal Caribbean and Carnival are exploring new ways to provide on-board Internet access, highlighting advances in remote connectivity.
Anritsu ShockLine VNAs Receive Frost & Sullivan Award
Its line of "faceless" VNA used for production RF T&M has been recognized for its small size, bandwidth, and user interface.
Creating an 8x8x8 3D LED Cube: The Base PCB
Creating an 8x8x8 3D tri-color LED cube from the ground up involves a variety of tasks, including designing the base PCB upon which the cube will be mounted.
Allocating MCU Resources Accurately
When you need a new MCU and new I/O for a project, how do you choose among the many and confusing alternatives?