Posts posted in April 2014
James Bryant 4/30/2014 (7) comments
There are tens of thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands, of different types of discrete transistor, and there are almost always a few places in a system where a discrete transistor is necessary. Which do we choose, and why?
Onshoring: The Role of Transparency
Frank Cavallaro 4/29/2014 (8) comments
The complexity of having the supply chain stretch across multiple borders has fueled calls for improved transparency and, in effect, onshoring. Consumers are no longer letting companies play ignorant about abuses in foreign factories.
IoT Comms Software Is Hard
Matt Osminer 4/28/2014 (16) comments
It's no easy feat tailoring a communications software stack for your IoT design in these days when some layers are still rapidly evolving.
The Tricky Game of Risk Management
Logical Link 4/28/2014 (3) comments
Too often, risk management is a conversation rather than a deliberate set of activities. The place to start is defining what exactly we mean when we talk about it.
'Social TV' Talks Back to Smart TV
Jonah McLeod 4/17/2014 (1) comment
Smart TV is a product in search of a market, rather than the other way around. Left with no direction, the market is beginning to define the television and its usage model.
China's Quest for 'MIPS in Wearable'
Junko Yoshida 4/12/2014 (1) comment
Despite initial success in e-books and tablets, Ingenic, a Beijing supplier of MIPS-based mobile SoCs, abandoned the tablet market in late 2012. Now Ingenic is betting its life on the yet-to-be-defined smartwatch market.
Can Connected Cars Save Fuel?
Vijay Anand 4/9/2014 (16) comments
A connected car can help save a lot of fuel and time, along with keeping you safe. These factors will drive the adoption of connected car solutions more than anything else.
Internet, Apps & Now Hardware
Junko Yoshida 4/8/2014 (10) comments
Web designers, software developers, and non-engineering professionals with no prior experience in designing a system are turning their attention to hardware, Marvell's Kinoma vice president says.
Getting to Fluid Distribution Networks
Mary E. Shacklett 4/7/2014 (5) comments
With the impact of the omnichannel approach and the rapid changes in customer and product demands, old-style distribution network planning doesn't work anymore. Let's talk about how to reevaluate distribution networks to stay with the flow.
Park Assist for Economy Cars
Junko Yoshida 4/6/2014 (18) comments
In hopes of bringing advanced automotive features such as park assist and blind spot detection to economy cars, Freescale has teamed up with Broadcom to develop a compact MCU integrated with BroadR-Reach automotive Ethernet PHY.
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