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IoT Turns To Dust


The current thinking for the [getkc id="76" comment="Internet of Things"] is that a single or bi-directional interface will be attached to just about everything. It will be an amalgamation of hardware and software that will sense whatever we want, assess it anyway we want, and send it anywhere we want—or where someone else wants. "There has probably never been a more exciting time to work ... » read more

Analog Hits The Power Wall


By Ed Sperling Analog design teams are starting to encounter the same physical issues that digital design engineers began wrestling with several nodes ago—only the problems are more complicated and even more difficult to solve. At advanced nodes digital circuitry is susceptible to an array of physical effects ranging from heat, electromigration, electromagnetic interference and electrosta... » read more

Mobile Gaming: The Next Power-Saving Frontier


By Pallab Chatterjee Mobile and handheld gaming platforms are gaining lots of attention these days, and from a low-power engineering standpoint it poses a challenge that dwarfs any game played on the devices. Unlike mobile phones, these handheld platforms don’t have the luxury of trading off between multiple operating modes to extend battery life. Even worse, they have to perform at the ... » read more

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