Microprocessors http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25800/more en What’s the Difference Between Gaming and PC Motherboards? http://electronicdesign.com/boards/what-s-difference-between-gaming-and-pc-motherboards <div class="field-deck"> The difference between a motherboard for a regular PC and one for a gaming system can be significant. Find out what those distinctions are. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The difference between a motherboard for a regular PC and one for a gaming system can be significant. Find out what those distinctions are. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/boards/what-s-difference-between-gaming-and-pc-motherboards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/boards/what-s-difference-between-gaming-and-pc-motherboards#comments Boards Microprocessors Wed, 30 Dec 2015 20:53:00 +0000 864271 at http://electronicdesign.com Performance, Power, and Security Top Digital Hardware Trends http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/performance-power-and-security-top-digital-hardware-trends <div class="field-deck"> We take a look at the hardware trends for 2016—and, no surprise, the Internet of Things is making its presence known. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electronic Design takes a look at the hardware trends for 2016. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/performance-power-and-security-top-digital-hardware-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/performance-power-and-security-top-digital-hardware-trends#comments Medical Boards Mobile Communications Microcontrollers Microprocessors Thu, 17 Dec 2015 15:54:00 +0000 863241 at http://electronicdesign.com New Research Injects Optimism into Quantum Computers http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/new-research-injects-optimism-quantum-computers <div class="node-body article-body">Physicists have taken the latest step toward bringing quantum mechanics to modern computers, creating nanostructures that reliably store information using so-called quantum bits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/new-research-injects-optimism-quantum-computers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/new-research-injects-optimism-quantum-computers#comments Hot Topics Defense Embedded Memory Microprocessors Mon, 14 Dec 2015 20:30:00 +0000 862891 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>An electron trapped in a quantum dot. The&nbsp;spinning&nbsp;particles in its vicinity can disturb the electron&#39;s spin, erasing the information held within the quantum dot.&nbsp;(Image courtesy&nbsp;Fabian Flassik, TUM).</p> NASA Loans Humanoid Robot Prototypes to Universities http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/nasa-loans-humanoid-robot-prototypes-universities <div class="node-body article-body">NASA is sending two prototypes of its humanoid Valkyrie robot to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Northeastern University “for active research of high-level humanoid behaviors.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/nasa-loans-humanoid-robot-prototypes-universities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/nasa-loans-humanoid-robot-prototypes-universities#comments Boards Robotics Electromechanical Embedded Microprocessors Systems Thu, 10 Dec 2015 16:47:00 +0000 862711 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Both universities will focus on developing new software programs for the Valkyrie robots, with an eye on making them more autonomous and resilient when carrying out tasks during space missions. (Image courtesy of NASA).</p> Silicon Labs Buzzing for ZigBee Modules with Telegesis Buyout http://electronicdesign.com/iot/silicon-labs-buzzing-zigbee-modules-telegesis-buyout <div class="node-body article-body">With the wireless industry's growing emphasis on low-power, short-range data transmission, Silicon Labs recently moved to acquire Telegesis, a supplier of mesh networking modules based on the ZigBee standard.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/silicon-labs-buzzing-zigbee-modules-telegesis-buyout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/silicon-labs-buzzing-zigbee-modules-telegesis-buyout#comments Hot Topics IoT Energy Mobile Dev Tools Microprocessors Systems Wireless Mon, 07 Dec 2015 17:11:00 +0000 862551 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Both the ZigBee Alliance and Silicon Labs have begun to work closely with the Thread networking protocol for smart homes. In recent years, Silicon has acquired several suppliers of&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="ZigBee">ZigBee</span>&nbsp;modules, which are also used in consumer devices for the smart home. (Image courtesy of Silicon Labs).</p> All-Optical Switch Could Push Electronics Out of Future Processors http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/all-optical-switch-could-push-electronics-out-future-processors <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers from Moscow State University in Russia have invented an optical switch that could become part of a future generation of transistors and logic gates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/all-optical-switch-could-push-electronics-out-future-processors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/all-optical-switch-could-push-electronics-out-future-processors#comments Hot Topics Defense Communications Components Embedded Microprocessors Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:40:00 +0000 862501 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The all-optical switch is a disc 250 nm in diameter that is capable of switching optical pulses at femtosecond rates. (Image courtesy of&nbsp;Maxim Scherbakov).</p> Module Delivers Supercomputer Performance http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/module-delivers-supercomputer-performance <div class="node-body article-body">NVidia’s Jetson TX1 packs supercomputer performance into a credit-card-sized module.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/module-delivers-supercomputer-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/module-delivers-supercomputer-performance#comments Automotive IoT Android Boards Robotics Microprocessors Wed, 02 Dec 2015 18:10:00 +0000 862411 at http://electronicdesign.com Researchers Move Liquid Cooling Up Against FPGA Chips http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/researchers-move-liquid-cooling-against-fpga-chips <div class="node-body article-body">A research team from the Georgia Institute of Technology has found a method to move liquid cooling directly onto the chip, carving trenches into the backside of FPGA devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/researchers-move-liquid-cooling-against-fpga-chips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/researchers-move-liquid-cooling-against-fpga-chips#comments Automotive Hot Topics Defense Boards Mobile Embedded Microprocessors Mon, 30 Nov 2015 20:25:00 +0000 862351 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The researchers placed a silicon layer over&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="microfluidic">microfluidic</span>&nbsp;passages etched into the FPGA and ports were attached for water tubes, which pumped&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="deionized">deionized</span>&nbsp;water over the chip. (Image courtesy of&nbsp;Rob Felt, Georgia Tech).</p> 64-bit ARM Platforms Target the IoT Cloud http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/64-bit-arm-platforms-target-iot-cloud <div class="node-body article-body">ARM's 64-bit offerings power tablets and smartphones but they are also moving into enterprise applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/64-bit-arm-platforms-target-iot-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/64-bit-arm-platforms-target-iot-cloud#comments Automotive Defense IoT Mobile Microcontrollers Microprocessors Fri, 20 Nov 2015 20:30:00 +0000 862051 at http://electronicdesign.com Gallery: More Development Tools from ARM TechCon 2015 http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/gallery-more-development-tools-arm-techcon-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">This Electronic Design image gallery, part of our coverage of the 2015 ARM TechCon, includes close-up looks at eight more development tools for products using ARM Cortex-based processors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/gallery-more-development-tools-arm-techcon-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/gallery-more-development-tools-arm-techcon-2015#comments IoT Products Boards Dev Tools Microcontrollers Microprocessors Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:15:00 +0000 861731 at http://electronicdesign.com