Altering A Car’s Behavior With Updates


The electronic content inside a car is growing rapidly, which is having a big effect on the way in which different vehicles are designed and built. As a direct consequence of this, the biggest technical change is now beginning to happen – one that overturns the traditional relationship between the car manufacturer and the car owner. With many subsystems now controlled by microprocessors ru... » read more

The Insatiable Need For Bandwidth


With the push for more and more Wi-Fi bandwidth, the WLAN industry, its standards committees, and the Ethernet switch manufacturers are having a hard time keeping up with the need for more speed. As the industry prepares for upgrading to 802.11ac Wave 2 and the promise of 11ax, the ability of Ethernet over existing copper wiring to meet the increased transfer speeds is being challenged. And wha... » read more

Overcoming Bandwidth Issues In Self-Driving Vehicles


Drivers are already getting used to what used to be “cool new features” that have now become “can’t live without” technologies, such as the backup camera, blind spot alert or parking assist. Each of these technologies stream information, or data, within the car, and as automotive technology evolves, more and more features will be added. But when it comes to autonomous vehicles, the am... » read more

Why Wait To Double Your Network Bandwidth?


10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) has been the economical workhorse high-performance interconnect for data center server networks for years. 40GbE and 100GbE of course are just derivatives of 10GbE, with 4 x 10GbE channels or 10 x 10GbE channels. 10GbE, therefore, has been the building block for server racks everywhere. But with the massive explosion of data from the Cloud, Internet of Things (IoT) a... » read more

Next-Generation Home Wi-Fi


G.hn Powerline technology is being incorporated into a number of new home networking devices to enhance quality of service over any type of wire. By creating a high-performance backbone throughout the home, G.hn Powerline technology can enable seamless high-definition IPTV and multimedia distribution without the cost and disruption of having to install new wiring. New products have been intr... » read more

Rethinking Main Memory


With newer, bigger programs and more apps multitasking simultaneously, the answer to making any system run faster, from handheld to super computer, was always just to add more DRAM. . . and more, and more and more. From data centers to wearables, that model no longer works. By offloading the storage of programs to less expensive solid-state drives (SSDs) and only using a small amount of exp... » read more

Change Of Direction


Do you remember the days when we were told the PC would be the center of our communications and control everything? But then came the smartphone, and then everything was going to be run from our smartphone—our communications, music, home automation, automotive navigation and entertainment and more. Yet the technology continues to evolve with the Internet of Things (IoT), or even the Internet ... » read more

Innovation Matters


Innovation is not something that just happens. It requires a culture that rewards innovation, and the only way to make that happen is with buy-in at every level. What's needed is a climate for building, inventing and designing ICs and systems that push technology boundaries and help move the industry forward. This is a key ingredient for innovation that has been used across the globe to brin... » read more

Drive, Fix, Park


Autonomous cars are coming. So are cars that can fix themselves. And this is just the beginning. The idea of a connected car is all about making data available, both within the car and with the external world. Car manufacturers will be able to improve automobile quality by getting real-time data from individual vehicles and providing corrective updates when problems are identified. In additi... » read more