Communiqué http://electronicdesign.com/blog/2864/feed en 5 Technologies That Are Going Nowhere http://electronicdesign.com/blog/5-technologies-are-going-nowhere <div class="node-body blog-body">An overview of five technologies that might get our blood boiling with excitement, but ultimately could have a difficult time penetrating into the mainstream. Are these devices going somewhere - or going nowhere?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/communiqu">Communiqué</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/5-technologies-are-going-nowhere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/5-technologies-are-going-nowhere#comments IoT Mobile Robotics Communications Embedded Wireless Communiqué Tue, 18 Aug 2015 20:50:00 +0000 852421 at http://electronicdesign.com Ranking the Top 5 Wireless Devices http://electronicdesign.com/blog/ranking-top-5-wireless-devices <div class="node-body blog-body">Practically everything is wireless these days. When contemplating this lately, I was mentally categorizing all of the devices and technologies according to their popularity and usefulness. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/communiqu">Communiqué</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/ranking-top-5-wireless-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/ranking-top-5-wireless-devices#comments IoT Mobile Communications WiFi Wireless Communiqué Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:04:00 +0000 844521 at http://electronicdesign.com DIY Makers, Hobbyists, and Experimenters Get Professional Software http://electronicdesign.com/blog/diy-makers-hobbyists-and-experimenters-get-professional-software <div class="node-body blog-body">These days the typical experimenter tackles projects that involve programming an embedded controller with sophisticated I/O, using readily available processors and software. But now the maker crowd is gaining access to professional software for their designs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/communiqu">Communiqué</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/diy-makers-hobbyists-and-experimenters-get-professional-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/diy-makers-hobbyists-and-experimenters-get-professional-software#comments Blogs Robotics Dev Tools Embedded National Instruments Communiqué Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:59:00 +0000 841621 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The SparkFun Inventor&#39;s Kit is compatible with National Instruments&#39; LabVIEW Home Bundle, a special version of its famous programming language&nbsp;designed for the&nbsp;hobbyist. (Image courtesy of SparkFun).</p> Just Say No to the Driverless Car http://electronicdesign.com/blog/just-say-no-driverless-car <div class="node-body blog-body">There is no doubt that the technology behind self-driving cars is impressive. But even with all the state-of-art technology, can they really replace an experienced driver?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/communiqu">Communiqué</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/just-say-no-driverless-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/just-say-no-driverless-car#comments Automotive Blogs Embedded Systems Communiqué Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:55:00 +0000 841161 at http://electronicdesign.com Justifying 2.5G/5G Ethernet http://electronicdesign.com/blog/justifying-25g5g-ethernet <div class="node-body blog-body">Why is an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers standards group working on a new version of Ethernet for 2.5G and 5G speeds, and how can they justify the development of a wireless connection that runs at slower speeds with all the recent development in 10G, 40G, and even 100G Ethernet?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/communiqu">Communiqué</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/justifying-25g5g-ethernet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/justifying-25g5g-ethernet#comments Mobile Ethernet WiFi Wireless Communiqué Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:47:00 +0000 840461 at http://electronicdesign.com Finding Discontinued and Obsolete Parts http://electronicdesign.com/blog/finding-discontinued-and-obsolete-parts <div class="node-body blog-body">Who would ever want to find obsolete or discontinued parts and why? One answer is that engineers assigned to keep older equipment working or manufacture a new batch of older designs often need to track down semiconductor devices and ICs that were seemingly phased out long ago. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/communiqu">Communiqué</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/finding-discontinued-and-obsolete-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/finding-discontinued-and-obsolete-parts#comments Components Embedded Communiqué Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:43:00 +0000 839861 at http://electronicdesign.com What’s Happening with Wi-Fi? http://electronicdesign.com/blog/what-s-happening-wi-fi <div class="node-body blog-body">Here is a brief look at what is going on with Wi-Fi today.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/communiqu">Communiqué</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/what-s-happening-wi-fi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/what-s-happening-wi-fi#comments WiFi Communiqué Wed, 13 May 2015 18:14:00 +0000 839061 at http://electronicdesign.com Revisiting Moore’s Law, 50 Years Later http://electronicdesign.com/blog/revisiting-moore-s-law-50-years-later <div class="node-body blog-body">According to some, the beneficial projections of Gordon Moore about the increasing number of transistors per chip over time are slowly coming to an end. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/communiqu">Communiqué</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/revisiting-moore-s-law-50-years-later" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/revisiting-moore-s-law-50-years-later#comments Analog Embedded Power Communiqué Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:31:00 +0000 838451 at http://electronicdesign.com Is STEM Really Working? http://electronicdesign.com/blog/stem-really-working <div class="node-body blog-body">What I would like to know is, is all this working? Are colleges seeing an increase in STEM enrollments? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/communiqu">Communiqué</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/stem-really-working" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/stem-really-working#comments Communications Communiqué Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:23:00 +0000 837921 at http://electronicdesign.com Get Ready for SDN, NFV, and Softwarization http://electronicdesign.com/blog/get-ready-sdn-nfv-and-softwarization <div class="node-body blog-body">Do you know what softwarization is and its two main versions, SDN and NFV? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/communiqu">Communiqué</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/get-ready-sdn-nfv-and-softwarization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/get-ready-sdn-nfv-and-softwarization#comments Communications Communiqué Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:40:00 +0000 837501 at http://electronicdesign.com 5 Reasons You May Not Want an Apple Watch http://electronicdesign.com/blog/5-reasons-you-may-not-want-apple-watch <div class="node-body blog-body">As an iPhone user, I have seriously considered the Watch as a future purchase, but for now I have decided not to engage. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/communiqu">Communiqué</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/5-reasons-you-may-not-want-apple-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/5-reasons-you-may-not-want-apple-watch#comments Embedded Communiqué Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:04:00 +0000 836821 at http://electronicdesign.com Happy Pi Day! http://electronicdesign.com/blog/happy-pi-day <div class="node-body blog-body">In case you didn’t know, Saturday, March 14 (or 3/14), is Pi Day, a day set aside to celebrate and recognize the mathematical value of pi (π). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/communiqu">Communiqué</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/happy-pi-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/happy-pi-day#comments Communications Communiqué Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:55:00 +0000 836121 at http://electronicdesign.com The FCC Just Imprisoned the Internet http://electronicdesign.com/blog/fcc-just-imprisoned-internet <div class="node-body blog-body">The Federal Communications Commission voted to impose Title II rules and regulations of the Communications Act of 1934 on the Internet.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/communiqu">Communiqué</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/fcc-just-imprisoned-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/fcc-just-imprisoned-internet#comments Communications Communiqué Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:41:00 +0000 835641 at http://electronicdesign.com RadioShack: Tragedy or Inevitable? http://electronicdesign.com/blog/radioshack-tragedy-or-inevitable <div class="node-body blog-body">In case you have not heard, RadioShack is now in bankruptcy as of February 5. We are about to lose one of the icons of electronics retailing. Could this have been avoided? Probably. Was it inevitable? Not really.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/communiqu">Communiqué</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/radioshack-tragedy-or-inevitable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/radioshack-tragedy-or-inevitable#comments Blogs Communications Communiqué Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:00:00 +0000 835231 at http://electronicdesign.com G.fast Promises Faster DSL Over Existing Wiring http://electronicdesign.com/blog/gfast-promises-faster-dsl-over-existing-wiring <div class="node-body blog-body">G.fast—the latest and fastest version of DSL—may eventually deliver a super-fast upgrade in speed to DSL users. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/communiqu">Communiqué</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/gfast-promises-faster-dsl-over-existing-wiring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/gfast-promises-faster-dsl-over-existing-wiring#comments Blogs Communiqué Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:00:00 +0000 834391 at http://electronicdesign.com