Premier Farnell announced it has entered into an agreement to distribute ARM development tools, software, evaluation boards and debug hardware across the Americas through its Newark element14 brand.
In today's podcast we talk to Bart Giordano, Director of Product Marketing for Wireless at Marvell about wireless architectures, industry standards issues, and the rise of older tech in new places like beamforming in smaller systems.
Products do not stand on their own, but rather are only valuable in the context of their supplier.
News that VIZIO plans to enter the PC market caught quite a few CES attendees off-guard, and it was a common topic of conversation at the show this week. The company announced plans to market all-in-one (AIO) and notebook PCs.
One of the first topics you stumble over when discussing multicore and performance is Amdahl's law. This law is often used in parallel computing to calculate the theoretical maximum multicore performance. For example, if your code is serial to 50%...
As I look out of the airplane window upon my return from the two day, Linley Carrier Conference in San Jose, with clouds in view, above to the side and below us, I am reminded of my own presentation at this conference: Cloud base stations, Revolution or Evolution?
Being relatively new to the high performance compute market, I thought I might take some time to share some of my observations with others who might also be trying to understand the market and what's going on in this area.
The kit is designed to teach radio theory. If you want a general theory of superhetrodyne radios I think the Radio Amateurs Handbook is better because it covers the theory in both a more detailed and more general way. This kit does go into some detail...
For a company that changed the world with its PC operating systems and dominated CES for over a decade, Microsoft left a mute impression in its swan song at the world’s largest consumer electronics show. Even the star power of American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest
The year 2011 has unmistakably been the year of smartphone and ecosystems housing this magic gizmo.
Introduced in February 2011, Intel’s Thunderbolt technology is near its first anniversary. And a successful first year it’s been. Initially adopted by Apple across its PC line, Intel has announced the adoption of the technology by more PC OEMs and PC peripheral makers. On the Windows side, Lenovo has
At CES 2012, Qualcomm announced two more e-readers using its 5.7” mirasol display; these will be from Chinese companies Shanda and Hanvon. In November, Korea-based Kyobo released the first e-reader with mirasol display technology.
Energy Micro, the energy friendly microcontroller and radio company, has today announced the appointment of ZLG as an approved distributor of its ultra low power ARM Cortex based Gecko MCU and EFR4 Draco radio devices in China.Â
News reports indicate that the iPhone 4S has stimulated users to increase mobile data usage by 1.6 times over that of the older iPhone 3G.
In today's podcast we talk to Ron Demko of AVX about the state of passive devices and their importance to the performance of any design.
There is a lot of discussion in the industry about what programming language is best suited for multicore architectures and I'm wondering which one will prevail. The same goes for programming paradigms and tooling. Will there be a standard way of programming multicore architectures?
Transactional memory seems to gain more momentum these days. But what is behind this terminology? Let me try to explain this in my humble and simple words.
Reverse-engineering something may be used mostly to copy someone else’s work, but it can also be used as a thought exercise to aid original design. The exercise of taking a system apart to see how it works also applies to the creative process to better serve application areas, improve subsystem design, and create new processes.
On December 26, Sony announced the end of S-LCD, their joint venture with Samsung, which entails Gen 7 and 8 TFT LCD fabs. The joint venture, which started in 2004 and was strengthened through agreements and investments in 2006, 2007 and 2008...
In this podcast we talk to Brian Kumagai of Toshiba about embedded memory.
OK, so maybe my headline is a bit of hyperbole – but then again perhaps not as much as you may think.
A while back I wrote about one of the cutest test instruments I have ever seen. An oscilloscope that can fit in your watch pocket. Since I wrote that I have been looking at the Xprotolab manual...
In this podcast we talk to Chad Hall of Ioxus about ultracapacitors and their uses, particularly in rugged power systems.
For those of you just joining our discussion, we have been counting down the “Ten Commandments of Digital Control” all this week, leading up to the number one commandment today. But before we get to numero uno, there is another very important aspect of digital control that we need to look at...