Trends & Analysis en 2015 Engineering Compensation Survey: It's Not All About the Money <div class="node-body article-body">According to the nearly 3,000 electrical engineers that participated in Electronic Design’s 2015 Compensation Survey, the engineering profession is in a period of transition. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 4G Automotive Defense IoT Energy Trends & Analysis Android Lighting Analog Medical Boards Mobile Robotics Communications Dev Tools Digital ICs Displays DSPs Electromechanical Embedded FPGAs Interconnects iOS Memory Microcontrollers Microprocessors Passives Power Power Sources Test & Measurement WiFi Windows Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000 859401 at Dialog's Atmel Move Targets Integrated Systems for Industrial IoT and Smart Homes <div class="node-body article-body">In an attempt to increase its position in embedded processing and industrial sensors, Dialog Semiconductor has agreed to purchase Atmel Corp. for approximately $4.6 billion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive IoT Trends & Analysis Lighting Boards Mobile Communications Embedded Microcontrollers Systems Fri, 25 Sep 2015 19:05:00 +0000 859321 at <p>With Atmel&rsquo;s expertise in microcontrollers, Dialog&nbsp;expects&nbsp;to move more significantly into the&nbsp;industrial IoT and smart home&nbsp;sectors. (Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p> IoT Devices and Wearables Push Development of Thin, Flexible Batteries <div class="node-body article-body">The demand for flexible batteries is expected to increase significantly in the next few years, with manufacturers using them to introduce new wearable electronics and IoT devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hot Topics IoT Trends & Analysis Medical Mobile Power Fri, 18 Sep 2015 17:15:00 +0000 858731 at <p><span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="TempTraq">TempTraq</span>, a smart bandage integrated with low-power Bluetooth circuits and sensors to measure a baby&#39;s temperature, is one example of using&nbsp;flexible batteries to introduce new&nbsp;wearable technologies. (Image courtesy of&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="TempTraq">TempTraq</span>&nbsp;via&nbsp;PRNewswire).</p> Autonomous Cars: 9 Test Centers, Many Jobs <div class="node-body gallery-body">Self-driving or autonomous vehicles will soon be providing independent transportation, minus the road rage. From China to Virginia to Berlin, from Baidu and Google to Apple and Ford, the race is on to realize a viable driverless car.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive IoT Trends & Analysis Embedded Test & Measurement Thu, 20 Aug 2015 07:30:00 +0000 852851 at Power Amps Perk Up Sensing Proficiency <div class="node-body article-body">Two new power amplifiers from Maxim Integrated operate over a wide voltage range to boost sensing accuracy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Trends & Analysis Analog Power Wed, 27 May 2015 19:12:00 +0000 839661 at <p>The low-power MAX44267 operates from a single&nbsp;4.5- to 15-V power supply. (Images courtesy of Maxim Integrated)</p> Chipset Controls Dead Time to Reduce MOSFET Failure Risk <div class="node-body article-body">A new power-management chipset from Texas Instruments exploits intelligent digital control and a body-diode sensing feature that optimizes secondary-side synchronous rectification in ac-dc and isolated dc-dc power supplies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trends & Analysis MOSFETs Power Texas Instruments Thu, 21 May 2015 13:58:00 +0000 839311 at Prize-Winning Fiber-Optic Chip Solution Knocks Out Copper Wires <div class="node-body article-body">Replacing copper wires in computer chip designs with fiber optics helps decrease waste heat while increasing the data-transfer load.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trends & Analysis Communications Optical Power Wed, 13 May 2015 18:37:00 +0000 839071 at Battery-Charging Advance Extends Lifetimes, Lowers Losses <div class="node-body article-body">Texas Instruments’ MaxCharge technology upgrades smartphones and tablets with input-voltage-driven, higher-efficiency batteries for quicker charging.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trends & Analysis Power Texas Instruments Thu, 07 May 2015 13:55:00 +0000 838801 at With Freescale SDN, the Future Is Now <div class="node-body article-body">Freescale’s VortiQa SDN software delivers SDN technology using the current crop of switch chips.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trends & Analysis Embedded Wed, 06 May 2015 15:18:00 +0000 838741 at Quality PV Production Focus of Standards Effort <div class="node-body article-body">Various energy organizations are coming together with a set of standards and ratings to further production of quality photovoltaic products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Trends & Analysis Power Wed, 06 May 2015 14:31:00 +0000 838721 at