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Wi-Fi’s problem with LTE over unlicensed spectrum

May 27, 2015 9:53 am | by Ben Munson, Wireless Week | Comments

Carriers working to maintain capacity as demand for wireless broadband grows must see a big pool of unlicensed spectrum as an oasis...

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Be “smart” about security: Protecting your smart grid network

May 22, 2015 11:57 am | by Altaf Hussain, Business Development Manager, Digital Networking at Freescale | Comments

The systems that control electric power generation and distribution are ones we rarely see, but are crucial to much of our day-to-day lives...

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Automotive security and the chain of trust

May 21, 2015 3:56 pm | by Justin Moon, Technical Architect, QNX Software Systems | Comments

Automotive systems are inherently complex and becoming even more so.  Increasingly, vehicle manufacturers...

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IoT long-life wireless sensors require ultra-low power architectures

May 21, 2015 3:43 pm | by Florian Feckl, Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments | Comments

One of the most technical challenges in the Internet of Things (IoT) is sensor nodes...

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Jitter measurement in waveform generators

May 20, 2015 1:47 pm | by Chris Kelly, Keysight Technologies, Inc. | Comments

Jitter is an important characteristic of waveform quality, and low jitter in a clock waveform is an important feature in reducing error in communications systems. Low jitter is an important component of low Error Vector Magniture (EVM) in high quality digital communications networks. The latest generation of ...

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Designing power management ICs for modern uses

May 20, 2015 1:38 pm | by Peter Wilson, Sr. Staff Product Marketing Manager, Renesas Electronics America | Comments

Power management ICs have evolved and are now standard in applications like standard 12 V rail supplies and embedded systems that require high efficiency and low power usage. With new technology innovations, more features are being incorporated into power management ICs.

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Digital power controller IC delivers benefits to power supply manufacturers

May 20, 2015 1:28 pm | by Chance Dunlap, Senior Marketing Manager, Intersil | Comments

It's not news that a power supply's performance is critical to an efficient and reliable system. Even so, the supply often doesn’t get the appreciation and respect it deserves. Very often, whether the product is a low-power, portable device operating from a battery or ...

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Thermal management and the biology of cool

May 20, 2015 1:11 pm | by Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media | Comments

While ever-smaller semiconductor-process nodes move from cutting edge to leading edge to mainstream, in percentage terms, smaller devices aren’t driving faster processor clocks or memory busses nearly so much as they are increasing functional density.

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TTI builds on 2014 momentum at EDS

May 20, 2015 12:41 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Comments

TTI kicked off the first full day of the 2015 EDS Summit with a filling breakfast spread followed by the traditional executive briefing. Momentum was the theme this year, as TTI Senior VP, and master of ceremonies, Michael Knight discussed TTI’s plan to ...

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How to combat counterfeit semiconductors

May 20, 2015 12:31 pm | by Peter Marston, Rochester Electronics | Comments

As semiconductors have reached into more and more applications, the threats posed by counterfeit components have become increasingly serious.

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Curbing the spread of conflict minerals

May 20, 2015 12:26 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

A recent ECN article described conflict minerals as natural resources found within war zones and plundered by militias to perpetuate the fighting. How would you define conflict minerals and their collective impact on design engineering?

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IoT for the smarter home

May 20, 2015 11:53 am | by Pushek Madaan, Senior Application Engineer, Cypress and Gagan Luthra, Product Marketing Engineer, Cypress | Comments

The advent of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) has revolutionized the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT), helping take it from concept to commercial reality. The biggest reason for the proliferation of BLE has been its presence in smartphones, tablets and laptops.

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Digi-Key focuses on expanding customer base

May 20, 2015 9:17 am | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Comments

According to Dave Doherty at Digi-Key, the evolution includes customer base expansion. “Millennials don’t want to work for corporate America. They want to work for smaller companies, and many of them really rely on ...

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Harting University supports STEM, enables informed buying decisions

May 19, 2015 3:00 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Comments

At EDS 2015, Harting stepped fully into the world of STEM (and continuing education) with the launch of Harting University. Over the last several years, Harting has been the veritable toast of the industry, winning accolades ...

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The future was on display at EDS 2015

May 19, 2015 1:44 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Comments

The EDS 2015 Summit kicked off in the Mirage’s Grand Ballroom with a reception that was highlighted by a keynote speech from featured speaker Grant Imahara, the famed electrical engineer who spun his expertise into an unlikely career in the entertainment industry (Mythbusters, Galaxy Quest ...

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