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Flexible, Low-Noise Frequency Generation: A New Programmable Clock IC from ON Semiconductor
Clock-generator ICs such as the NB3H73113G offer various features that are beneficial for your digital and mixed-signal designs.
June 30, 2017
Waymo vs. Uber and the LiDAR Tech at Stake
Google filed a lawsuit against Uber claiming that they stole their LiDAR technology earlier in February. In this article, we'll take a closer look at what technology was allegedly stolen and...
May 26, 2017
Understanding the Differences Between ARM and x86 Processing Cores
ARM and x86 are the two most common processor families on the planet. What are their strengths, weaknesses, and applications?
May 05, 2017
How Sound Waves Can Fool MEMS Accelerometers (and Other Ways to Dupe Sensors)
Accelerometers, activity trackers, and fingerprint sensors can be duped. Learn how and what designers can do to prevent false input.
May 01, 2017
A Brief Introduction to the Common Mode Choke and Its Applications
This article goes over the basics of the humble common mode choke and its applications.
April 23, 2017
Cache Coherent Interconnect IP for Machine Learning SoCs
A new interconnect IP takes on processing and functional safety challenges in chipsets designed for ADAS and autonomous vehicle systems.
April 11, 2017
ASUS Moves Its Tinker Board into Raspberry Pi’s SBC Domain
ASUS, the Taiwanese hardware and electronics company known for their desktops, laptops, monitors, graphics cards, and more has decided they're going to delve into the micro-PC market....
April 07, 2017
Graphene Nano-Chimneys Could Cool Future Circuits
Rice University students have determined that chimney-like structures made of carbon nanotubes could be the key to the future of heat dissipation....
February 15, 2017
19-Year-Old MIT Student Aims to Save Lives with Fingerprint Sensor on Firearms
Biometric security and the concept of the smart gun.
January 30, 2017
Hardware and Software Solutions to the Transistor Count Issue with Silicon Chips
Moore's law states the number of transistors on silicon doubles every year. The laws of physics state that number is approaching a limit....
January 26, 2017
New Electric Vehicle Battery Sensor Design Could Reduce EV Costs
Electric vehicle batteries (EVBs) are used to power electric vehicles (EVs). Generally, each cell requires its own voltage sensor, however, this might have changed in a recent breakthrough....
December 28, 2016
Cambridge’s New Hyper-Efficient Transistors Are a Perfect Match for the IoT
Scientists at Cambridge University have developed a low-power transistor which consumes a billionth of a watt and operates under one volt. Such a device could help with the age of the IoT's...
December 08, 2016
NXP in 2017: Autonomous Vehicle Security and the Smallest 8-Pin Logic Ever
NXP recently announced their merger with Qualcomm, but they weren't done making announcements in 2016.
November 24, 2016
Teardown Tuesday: TP Link Powerline Adapter
With powerline adapters becoming more popular, it's about time one of these was taken apart! In this teardown, we will look inside a TP link powerline adaptor to see what makes this thing...
November 15, 2016
Retro Teardown: Commodore 1541 Floppy Drive vs DVD Drive
CD drives are standard these days, but who remembers our old friend the floppy drive?
November 10, 2016
Computers Designed to Mimic Human Brains May Achieve Truly Intelligent AI
Semiconductor producer SK Hynix have announced that they are partnering up with Stanford University to research and develop a semiconductor device that will resemble the human brain. How will...
November 02, 2016
New Technology Powers Drones Wirelessly
Research from the Imperial College of London powers drones without weighing them down with batteries.
October 09, 2016
The Affordable LiDAR Movement—Researchers Aim to Drastically Reduce Sensor Costs
As of today, we are always looking to innovate our products as well as create new ones to make things more simplistic. Whether it be fully autonomous vehicles, agriculture, or marine surveying,...
September 29, 2016
Retro Teardown: The Sinclair 300 Calculator
Calculators are always taken for granted, especially in the age of smartphones. Today we will look at a calculator from 1975 (40 years old) which was one of Clive Sinclair's fantastic,...
September 15, 2016
Silicon Nanowires Could Stretch Up to 23% Farther than Previously Thought
Thanks to increasingly flexible nanowires, the next generation of electronics might be closer than we think.
September 12, 2016
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