Communiqué http://electronicdesign.com/blog/2864/feed en Will Apple Boost NFC? http://electronicdesign.com/blog/will-apple-boost-nfc <div class="node-body blog-body">Apple Pay, the new retail payment option, will ensure even more NFC to come.</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/will-apple-boost-nfc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/will-apple-boost-nfc#comments Blogs Communiqué Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:21:00 +0000 148311 at http://electronicdesign.com Say Good Bye to the Last Vacuum Tube Product http://electronicdesign.com/blog/say-good-bye-last-vacuum-tube-product <div class="node-body blog-body">Vacuum tubes disappeared from electronic products years ago. Yet there have been some lingering vacuum tube-based products in production. </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/say-good-bye-last-vacuum-tube-product" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/say-good-bye-last-vacuum-tube-product#comments Blogs Communiqué Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:34:00 +0000 145681 at http://electronicdesign.com Naked Without Your Wearables http://electronicdesign.com/blog/naked-without-your-wearables <div class="node-body blog-body">Wearables is one of the most controversial new consumer electronic product categories to emerge in a long time. Yet, the idea of packaging electronic products to wear on your body is not new. </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/naked-without-your-wearables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/naked-without-your-wearables#comments Blogs Communiqué Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:26:00 +0000 139841 at http://electronicdesign.com UWB: Still a Viable Wireless Option http://electronicdesign.com/blog/uwb-still-viable-wireless-option <div class="node-body blog-body">I only mentioned the WiMedia Alliance’s multi-band (MB)-OFDM form of UWB and its continued usefulness. However, two other companies reminded me that there are other methods of UWB that are still around.</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/uwb-still-viable-wireless-option" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/uwb-still-viable-wireless-option#comments Blogs Communiqué Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:54:00 +0000 134731 at http://electronicdesign.com 6 Things You Need to Know about Apple’s New iPhone 6 and Watch http://electronicdesign.com/blog/6-things-you-need-know-about-apple-s-new-iphone-6-and-watch <div class="node-body blog-body">In case you missed Apple’s introduction of the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch, here are the top 6 things you need to know.</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/6-things-you-need-know-about-apple-s-new-iphone-6-and-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/6-things-you-need-know-about-apple-s-new-iphone-6-and-watch#comments Blogs Communiqué Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:14:00 +0000 129341 at http://electronicdesign.com Electric Cars Revisited http://electronicdesign.com/blog/electric-cars-revisited <div class="node-body blog-body">My view is that electric vehicles (EV) are not appropriate for most of us. However, more progress has been made than I thought. </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/electric-cars-revisited" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/electric-cars-revisited#comments Blogs Communiqué Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:27:00 +0000 128321 at http://electronicdesign.com What Ever Happened to Ultrawideband Wireless? http://electronicdesign.com/blog/what-ever-happened-ultrawideband-wireless <div class="node-body blog-body">UWB is a curious wireless technology in that it uses a huge swath of spectrum to transmit digital data. </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-ever-happened-ultrawideband-wireless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/what-ever-happened-ultrawideband-wireless#comments Blogs Communiqué Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:18:00 +0000 126971 at http://electronicdesign.com Electronic Music Hell http://electronicdesign.com/blog/electronic-music-hell <div class="node-body blog-body">It is a major process to pack, unpack, set up and tear down each time you perform but you can’t not do it. The electronics has become the backbone of the music business.</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/electronic-music-hell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/electronic-music-hell#comments Blogs Communiqué Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:47:00 +0000 124701 at http://electronicdesign.com Will Electric Cars Ever Be Practical? http://electronicdesign.com/blog/will-electric-cars-ever-be-practical <div class="node-body blog-body">They are relatively simple, silent and clean. But they are still fraught with a batch of problems that keep them from going main stream.</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/will-electric-cars-ever-be-practical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/will-electric-cars-ever-be-practical#comments Automotive Blogs Communiqué Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:45:00 +0000 122471 at http://electronicdesign.com One of My Favorite Conferences http://electronicdesign.com/blog/one-my-favorite-conferences <div class="node-body blog-body">Last week (August 4-8) National Instruments held their annual NIWeek conference in Austin, TX. This was the 20th NIWeek and it proved to be another happy event.</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/one-my-favorite-conferences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/one-my-favorite-conferences#comments Blogs Communiqué Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:38:00 +0000 121031 at http://electronicdesign.com Have You Bought a Tablet Yet? http://electronicdesign.com/blog/have-you-bought-tablet-yet <div class="node-body blog-body">Virtually all of my colleagues, family and friends already have tablets. Many have had them since Apple introduced the iPad in 2010. </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/have-you-bought-tablet-yet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/have-you-bought-tablet-yet#comments Blogs Communiqué Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:34:00 +0000 119991 at http://electronicdesign.com Is the End Near for CDs, DVDs and MP3 Files? http://electronicdesign.com/blog/end-near-cds-dvds-and-mp3-files <div class="node-body blog-body">Most market sources say that digital music from CDs, DVDs, and MP3 downloads are in decline. That does not mean less interest in music.</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/end-near-cds-dvds-and-mp3-files" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/end-near-cds-dvds-and-mp3-files#comments Blogs Communiqué Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:37:00 +0000 118701 at http://electronicdesign.com Getting Rid of Cable: Good Luck With That http://electronicdesign.com/blog/getting-rid-cable-good-luck <div class="node-body blog-body">Just recently I decided to get rid of one of the cable boxes in our guest bedroom that was never used. With the cable bill that includes a VoIP phone and high speed Internet almost hitting $200 per month, it seemed like a good way to cut expenses</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/getting-rid-cable-good-luck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/getting-rid-cable-good-luck#comments Blogs Communiqué Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:19:00 +0000 117221 at http://electronicdesign.com Whatever Happened to Power Line Communications? http://electronicdesign.com/blog/whatever-happened-power-line-communications <div class="node-body blog-body">Power line communications (PLC) is the technology that uses the ac power line as the medium for the transmission of digital data. It has been around for decades and is now a highly developed wired communications alternative. I have not heard much about it lately and wondered what was happening.</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/whatever-happened-power-line-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/whatever-happened-power-line-communications#comments Blogs Communiqué Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:57:00 +0000 115741 at http://electronicdesign.com What Do You Know About DSP? http://electronicdesign.com/blog/what-do-you-know-about-dsp <div class="node-body blog-body">I first learned of DSP in the 1960’s when we processed geophysical seismic ground readings from geophones recorded on magnetic tape to find specific signal shapes and frequencies.</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-do-you-know-about-dsp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/what-do-you-know-about-dsp#comments Blogs Communiqué Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:20:00 +0000 114941 at http://electronicdesign.com