Electronic Design http://electronicdesign.com/rss.xml en Protecting Your Lithium-Ion Batteries Isn’t So Hard http://electronicdesign.com/power-sources/protecting-your-lithium-ion-batteries-isn-t-so-hard <div class="node-body article-body">Safety is a primary concern when using lithium-battery technology—here's one approach to implementing the level of protection needed in battery packs for portables.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power-sources/protecting-your-lithium-ion-batteries-isn-t-so-hard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power-sources/protecting-your-lithium-ion-batteries-isn-t-so-hard#comments Analog Mobile Power Power Sources Texas Instruments Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000 910011 at http://electronicdesign.com VITA Perspective 2017: Unexplored Territory http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/vita-perspective-2017-unexplored-territory <div class="node-body article-body">VITA’s Executive Director, Jerry Gipper, looks ahead to 2017 and how it’s going to affect the embedded avionics and defense industry. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/vita-perspective-2017-unexplored-territory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/vita-perspective-2017-unexplored-territory#comments Defense Boards Embedded Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:26:00 +0000 911011 at http://electronicdesign.com Gallery: Checking Out the Latest Consumer Drones http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/gallery-checking-out-latest-consumer-drones <div class="node-body gallery-body">Technology Editor Bill Wong saw quite a bit at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show. Here are some of the drones he came across. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/gallery-checking-out-latest-consumer-drones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/gallery-checking-out-latest-consumer-drones#comments Hot Topics Products Robotics Electromechanical Embedded Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:20:00 +0000 911001 at http://electronicdesign.com Webcast: Building High-Assurance Software without Breaking the Bank http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/webcast-building-high-assurance-software-without-breaking-bank <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by AdaCore </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite the growing need to make software "bullet proof" against increasingly complex requirements and pervasive security attacks, testing can only go so far. Fortunately, formal program verification, which offers a practical complement to testing, and available technologies, like the SPARK toolset, can address specific requirements for robustness and functional correctness.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/webcast-building-high-assurance-software-without-breaking-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/webcast-building-high-assurance-software-without-breaking-bank#comments Webcasts Embedded Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:06:00 +0000 910991 at http://electronicdesign.com “I Know a Lot about Hacking,” and Other Security Concerns http://electronicdesign.com/blog/i-know-lot-about-hacking-and-other-security-concerns <div class="node-body blog-body">President Donald Trump says “I know a lot about hacking.” What do you know, and does all this matter?</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/i-know-lot-about-hacking-and-other-security-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/i-know-lot-about-hacking-and-other-security-concerns#comments Mobile Embedded alt.embedded Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:20:00 +0000 910981 at http://electronicdesign.com TechInsights Tears Down Apple AirPods http://electronicdesign.com/ios/techinsights-tears-down-apple-airpods <div class="field-deck"> TechInsights just did a teardown of Apple’s AirPods. Let’s take a look at what they found. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">TechInsights just did a teardown of Apple’s AirPods. Let’s take a look at what they found. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/ios/techinsights-tears-down-apple-airpods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/ios/techinsights-tears-down-apple-airpods#comments Mobile Embedded iOS Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:45:00 +0000 910951 at http://electronicdesign.com Days After Regulators, Apple Sues Qualcomm over Licensing Terms http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/days-after-regulators-apple-sues-qualcomm-over-licensing-terms <div class="node-body article-body">Just three days after United States regulators filed an antitrust complaint against Qualcomm, Apple sues the chip supplier over unfair licensing terms.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/days-after-regulators-apple-sues-qualcomm-over-licensing-terms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/days-after-regulators-apple-sues-qualcomm-over-licensing-terms#comments Hot Topics Embedded Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:55:00 +0000 910751 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="31" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/pestoverde/" target="_blank" title="Go to Maurizio Pesce's photostream">Maurizio Pesce</a>, Creative Commons).</p> Google Gives Few Details about the Custom Security Chip it Built for Servers http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/google-gives-few-details-about-custom-security-chip-it-built-servers <div class="field-deck"> The brief mention of the security chip follows Google's announcement of the tensor processing unit, a chip it built to enhance machine learning in its search engine and other services. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The latest window into its semiconductor ambitions, Google said that it used custom silicon for hardware security in its data centers.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/google-gives-few-details-about-custom-security-chip-it-built-servers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/google-gives-few-details-about-custom-security-chip-it-built-servers#comments Hot Topics Defense Android Components Embedded Microprocessors Systems Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:15:00 +0000 910351 at http://electronicdesign.com Sensors Bring Spectral Analysis to the Palm of Your Hand http://electronicdesign.com/analog/sensors-bring-spectral-analysis-palm-your-hand <div class="node-body article-body">Austria's Ams has released a pair of tiny spectral sensors for on-the-go analysis of foods or pharmaceuticals.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/sensors-bring-spectral-analysis-palm-your-hand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/sensors-bring-spectral-analysis-palm-your-hand#comments Hot Topics IoT Products Analog Mobile Robotics Electromechanical Embedded Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:35:00 +0000 910281 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p> Take the Easy Test Road (Sometimes) http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/take-easy-test-road-sometimes <div class="node-body article-body">Getting the job done right means making design tradeoffs and spending your time wisely—sometimes you can save time by taking the easy road, sometimes not. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/take-easy-test-road-sometimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/take-easy-test-road-sometimes#comments Oscilloscopes Test & Measurement Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:59:00 +0000 910541 at http://electronicdesign.com Declined - Electronic Design Webinar Calendar http://electronicdesign.com/Declined_ED_Webinar_Calendar <div class="node-body page-body"><p>We&#39;ll miss you, but thanks for letting us know you do not want to receive our webinar calendar. If you would like to rejoin the group, please email</p> <p><a href="mailto:brenda.roode@penton.com">brenda.roode@penton.com</a>&nbsp;with the subject line:&nbsp; Request to Rejoin Monthly Webinar Calendar List</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/Declined_ED_Webinar_Calendar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:39:47 +0000 910511 at http://electronicdesign.com Gallery: Checking Out 3D Printers http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/gallery-checking-out-3d-printers <div class="node-body gallery-body">Technology Editor Bill Wong saw quite a bit at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show. Here are some of the 3D printer technologies he came across. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/gallery-checking-out-3d-printers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/gallery-checking-out-3d-printers#comments Hot Topics Mobile Embedded Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:35:00 +0000 910481 at http://electronicdesign.com Connecting with the Planets: One Company’s Role in Missions to Mars, Jupiter, and Beyond http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/connecting-planets-one-company-s-role-missions-mars-jupiter-and-beyond <div class="node-body article-body">Exploring the planets of our solar system requires equipment armed with high-reliability instrumentation and components like high-voltage relays and mini connectors. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/connecting-planets-one-company-s-role-missions-mars-jupiter-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/connecting-planets-one-company-s-role-missions-mars-jupiter-and-beyond#comments Components Embedded Power TE Connectivity Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:39:00 +0000 910451 at http://electronicdesign.com The All-Seeing Eye Takes to the Road: Vision Systems for ADAS http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/all-seeing-eye-takes-road-vision-systems-adas <div class="node-body article-body">Today's ever-more sophisticated ADAS for automotive applications include complex vision systems that perform imaging, high-speed serial communications, and downstream processing.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/all-seeing-eye-takes-road-vision-systems-adas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/all-seeing-eye-takes-road-vision-systems-adas#comments Automotive DSPs Embedded Power Texas Instruments Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000 908911 at http://electronicdesign.com Qualcomm's Antitrust Battles Hit the United States http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/qualcomms-antitrust-battles-hit-united-states <div class="field-deck"> For the second time in the last month, Qualcomm is facing charges that its licensing business unfairly limits competition. After a two-year investigation, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission criticized how the company exerts control over its critical wireless patents. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Qualcomm's business of licensing wireless patents to smartphone makers is again coming under fire. Unlike other complaints, this time Washington is speaking up. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/qualcomms-antitrust-battles-hit-united-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/qualcomms-antitrust-battles-hit-united-states#comments 4G Automotive Hot Topics Mobile Robotics Components Embedded Wireless Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:00:00 +0000 910051 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jontintinjordan/" target="_blank">J</a><a data-rapid_p="28" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jontintinjordan/" title="Go to jon jordan's photostream">on Jordan</a>, Creative Commons).</p> 11 Myths About MRAM (.PDF Download) http://electronicdesign.com/datasheet/11-myths-about-mram-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Spin-torque magnetoresistive random access memory (ST-MRAM) is emerging as the most promising of the next-generation memory technologies. ST-MRAM is persistent, as a result of storing data when the power is off. It&rsquo;s fast, reading and writing at DRAM and even SRAM cache speeds. On top of that, the memory is cost-effective&mdash;it uses a small single-transistor bit-cell and requires only two or three additional masking steps...</p></div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/datasheet/11-myths-about-mram-pdf-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gold Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:32:00 +0000 910331 at http://electronicdesign.com Cellular Could Dominate IoT Applications http://electronicdesign.com/blog/cellular-could-dominate-iot-applications <div class="node-body blog-body">Cellular systems are poised to play a bigger role in the IoT movement than expected.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/cellular-could-dominate-iot-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/cellular-could-dominate-iot-applications#comments IoT Communications Communiqué Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:51:00 +0000 910291 at http://electronicdesign.com Electronic Design’s Products of the Week (1/15-1/21) http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-115-121 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here we've rounded up some of the latest products to optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-115-121" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-115-121#comments Defense IoT Products ADC Boards Mobile Communications Components DACs Dev Tools Digital ICs Embedded Ethernet Gallery Memory Power Systems Test & Measurement Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:45:00 +0000 910301 at http://electronicdesign.com Is Google’s Renewable Energy Plan What It Seems? http://electronicdesign.com/power/google-s-renewable-energy-plan-what-it-seems <div class="field-byline"> Maria Guerra </div> <div class="field-deck"> Google announced that it will purchase enough renewable energy to match 100% of its operations in 2017 in hopes that regulated utilities will eventually offer better options. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When I first heard about Google’s latest announcement, I thought the company was going to rely completely on renewable energy to directly energize its data centers....</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/google-s-renewable-energy-plan-what-it-seems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/google-s-renewable-energy-plan-what-it-seems#comments Energy Power Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:36:00 +0000 910321 at http://electronicdesign.com 11 Myths About MRAM http://electronicdesign.com/memory/11-myths-about-mram <div class="node-body article-body">Among the next-generation memory technologies, spin-torque MRAM holds great promise due to its persistence, speed, and cost-effectiveness, but misconceptions surround it nonetheless.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/memory/11-myths-about-mram" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/memory/11-myths-about-mram#comments 11 Myths About... Automotive Mobile Memory Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:46:00 +0000 910271 at http://electronicdesign.com Gallery: Checking Out Augmented and Virtual Reality http://electronicdesign.com/displays/gallery-checking-out-augmented-and-virtual-reality <div class="node-body gallery-body">Technology Editor Bill Wong saw quite a bit at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show. Here are some of the augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies he came across. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/displays/gallery-checking-out-augmented-and-virtual-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/displays/gallery-checking-out-augmented-and-virtual-reality#comments Automotive Hot Topics IoT Products Mobile Displays Embedded Microprocessors Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:15:00 +0000 910231 at http://electronicdesign.com Carrying a Jetson TX1 http://electronicdesign.com/blog/carrying-jetson-tx1 <div class="node-body blog-body">Technology Editor Bill Wong takes ConnectTech’s Orbitty Carrier for a ride with NVidia’s Jetson TX1.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/carrying-jetson-tx1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/carrying-jetson-tx1#comments alt.embedded Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:31:00 +0000 910221 at http://electronicdesign.com Sensor Interface Relieves Complexity from Smartphones to Cars http://electronicdesign.com/interconnects/sensor-interface-relieves-complexity-smartphones-cars <div class="field-deck"> With sensors pushing further into smartphones and other devices, an interface from the MIPI Alliance could limit the complexity and power consumption that come with pinning them to processors. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The MIPI Alliance, which specializes in chip-to-chip interfaces, recently unsealed its new I3C standard, which had only been available to members.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/interconnects/sensor-interface-relieves-complexity-smartphones-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/interconnects/sensor-interface-relieves-complexity-smartphones-cars#comments Automotive Hot Topics IoT Medical Mobile Electromechanical Embedded Interconnects Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:45:00 +0000 910021 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/oliver_leitzgen/" target="_blank">Oliver Leitzgen</a>, Creative Commons).</p> ZigBee DotDot Dashes to Unify Connectivity Stacks http://electronicdesign.com/communications/zigbee-dotdot-dashes-unify-connectivity-stacks <div class="node-body article-body">The ZigBee Alliance and The Thread Group are behind the new DotDot protocol stack that unifies the upper-level protocols being used in a number of Internet of Things devices.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/zigbee-dotdot-dashes-unify-connectivity-stacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/zigbee-dotdot-dashes-unify-connectivity-stacks#comments IoT Medical Mobile Communications Embedded Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:28:00 +0000 910001 at http://electronicdesign.com Key Considerations for Powertrain HIL Test http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/key-considerations-powertrain-hil-test <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by National Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Safety, availability, and cost considerations can make performing thorough tests of embedded control devices using the complete system impractical. Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation is a real-time test technique used to test these devices more efficiently. During HIL test, the physical system that interfaces to an embedded control device is simulated on real-time hardware, and the outputs of the simulator mimic the actual output of the physical system.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/key-considerations-powertrain-hil-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/key-considerations-powertrain-hil-test#comments White Paper Test & Measurement Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:24:00 +0000 909981 at http://electronicdesign.com Q&A: S2’s Impact on Z-Wave and IoT Security http://electronicdesign.com/communications/qa-s2-s-impact-z-wave-and-iot-security <div class="node-body article-body">Z-Wave Alliance Executive Director Mitchell Klein discusses the S2 framework and what it means for the future of Z-Wave devices and beyond.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/qa-s2-s-impact-z-wave-and-iot-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/qa-s2-s-impact-z-wave-and-iot-security#comments IoT Interviews Medical Mobile Communications Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:03:00 +0000 909941 at http://electronicdesign.com Embedded Flash Storage Gets Smaller and Faster http://electronicdesign.com/blog/embedded-flash-storage-gets-smaller-and-faster <div class="node-body blog-body">Flash storage has changed the way embedded designers can utilize large amounts of storage in a compact system. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/embedded-flash-storage-gets-smaller-and-faster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/embedded-flash-storage-gets-smaller-and-faster#comments Medical Mobile Memory alt.embedded Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:24:00 +0000 909381 at http://electronicdesign.com Embedded Flash Storage Gets Smaller and Faster (.PDF Download) http://electronicdesign.com/datasheet/embedded-flash-storage-gets-smaller-and-faster-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Embedded developers have never had so many options when it comes to non-volatile, industrial-grade storage. Even the number of form factors is mind-boggling, ranging from conventional disk-drive formats...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> Gold Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:22:00 +0000 909391 at http://electronicdesign.com Unlock Data-Center Power Capacity with "Software Defined Power" http://electronicdesign.com/power/unlock-data-center-power-capacity-software-defined-power <div class="node-body article-body">The demand for cloud computing and data services is accelerating rapidly, but how do we deal with the strain this puts on data-center power capacity?</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/unlock-data-center-power-capacity-software-defined-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/unlock-data-center-power-capacity-software-defined-power#comments IoT Communications Power Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:43:00 +0000 909351 at http://electronicdesign.com Hardware and Measurement Abstraction Layers http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/hardware-and-measurement-abstraction-layers-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by National Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hardware abstraction layers (HALs) and measurement abstraction layers (MALs) are some of the most effective design patterns to make test software as adaptable as the hardware. Rather than employing device-specific code modules in a test sequence, abstraction layers give you the ability to decouple measurement types and instrument-specific drivers from the test sequence.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/hardware-and-measurement-abstraction-layers-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/hardware-and-measurement-abstraction-layers-0#comments Analog Communications White Paper Test & Measurement Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:57:00 +0000 909331 at http://electronicdesign.com