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  • 5G For Industrial: Maybe Next Decade

    5G For Industrial: Maybe Next Decade

    A funny thing happened on the way to the 5G rollout. Some claims were made early on that are turning out to be not true. In fact, they’re so far from reality that you can’t see them in any crystal...

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  • The IoT, Defined

    By Gene Frantz
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  • Five Minutes With…Anthony Le, Senior Director, Macronix

    Five Minutes With…Anthony Le, Senior Director, Macronix

    The automobile presents a challenge for all types of electronics due to the heat and bouncing around that takes place, specifically under the hood. Memory, while not always at the forefront of a...

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  • CES 2019: Attendance Slightly Down, Innovation Way, Way Up

    CES 2019: Attendance Slightly Down, Innovation Way, Way Up

    Attendance may have been down at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, based on observed foot traffic alone. But, that didn't stop electronics vendors from innovating at the highest levels. From...

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  • Five Minutes With…Mahendra Tailor, Technology Leader, Laird Connectivity

    Five Minutes With…Mahendra Tailor, Technology Leader, Laird Connectivity

    Bluetooth Mesh has a huge upside in my opinion. But when is it going to be ready for prime time? Or is it already? And what about competitive media, like ZigBee or Wi-Fi? These are just some of...

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  • Five Minutes With…Harold Blomquist, Pres. & CEO, Helix Semiconductors

    Five Minutes With…Harold Blomquist, Pres. & CEO, Helix Semiconductors

    You can’t build an embedded system without power. Plain and simple. Hence, embedded developers need to be up to speed on the latest power-related technologies. The key attribute that needs to be...

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  • It’s 2019, and CES is Upon Us

    It’s 2019, and CES is Upon Us

    The holidays are over, we’ve rung in the New Year, so it must be time for CES, ready or not. The Embedded Insiders (Rich Nass and Brandon Lewis) are definitely ready for the exciting Consumer...

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  • The AI Race Is Heating up for Embedded Chipmakers

    The AI Race Is Heating up for Embedded Chipmakers

    As the calendar flips to 2019, embedded processor companies continue to ramp up their AI and machine learning offerings. Two leading processor vendors are doubling down on different architectures...

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  • Embedded Insiders Tackle RISC-V Summit; Get Our Take on WD, NXP Announcements

    Embedded Insiders Tackle RISC-V Summit; Get Our Take on WD, NXP Announcements

    The RISC-V Foundation held its Silicon Valley Summit last week. From sheer numbers alone, the open-source instruction-set architecture (ISA) known as RISC-V is gaining momentum in a pretty big...

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  • Five Minutes with… Elaine Rideout, CEO, Wiser Systems

    Five Minutes with… Elaine Rideout, CEO, Wiser Systems

    Asset tracking has become an industry on its own thanks to so many new and inexpensive technologies. Whether it’s food, meds, or other valuables, there’s no reason not to know exactly where your...

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  • Five Minutes With…Robert Oshana, VP, NXP

    Five Minutes With…Robert Oshana, VP, NXP

    The RISC-V ISA has the potential to be a dominant player in the embedded, IoT, and industrial spaces, just to name a few. But before any architecture can take off, it needs a solid ecosystem...

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  • Five Minutes With…Hugo Fiennes, CEO, Electric Imp

    Five Minutes With…Hugo Fiennes, CEO, Electric Imp

    Cloud connectivity is pretty straightforward. You contact AMS or Microsoft, or another provider. You download their tools, and you’re done. Well, maybe it’s not so simple, and that’s where the...

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  • Embedded Insiders: Is There Really an Engineering Shortage, and Why?

    Embedded Insiders: Is There Really an Engineering Shortage, and Why?

    Rumors of a shortage of electronics engineers have been circulating for years, but with Fortune 500 technology firms now gobbling up as much engineering talent as possible for IT and enterprise...

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  • Five Minutes With… Ian Mazsa, Director, Vicor

    Five Minutes With… Ian Mazsa, Director, Vicor

    When we discuss AI, the discussion typically revolves around processing or algorithms. But I was reminded recently that power plays a big part in AI. How is that, you ask? Well, check out this...

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  • Five Minutes With…Andrew Banks, Chairman, MISRA C Working Group

    Five Minutes With…Andrew Banks, Chairman, MISRA C Working Group

    The reason you should care about MISRA C is a simple one. It stops you from doing things that the C language allows you to do that you really don’t want to do. Well, maybe not so simple. But...

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  • Five Minutes With…Cees Links, GM, Qorvo

    Five Minutes With…Cees Links, GM, Qorvo

    Smart homes are built with lots of sensors. The more sensors you’ve got, the smarter your home (sort of). But you still have to make a fair amount of choices, including which radio you employ and...

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  • Five Minutes With…John Glossner, President, HSA Foundation

    Five Minutes With…John Glossner, President, HSA Foundation

    Work on artificial intelligence (AI) is taking place in all corners of the globe. In fact, a recent event was held in China to further the advancement of AI as it relates to heterogeneous...

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  • Five Minutes with…Ed Kuzemchak, CTO, Software Design Solutions, Inc.

    Five Minutes with…Ed Kuzemchak, CTO, Software Design Solutions, Inc.

    Machine learning (ML) is something that really needs to occur at the Edge of the IoT. That sounds great, except that it’s quite difficult to achieve. In this week’s Five Minutes with…discussion...

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  • Five Minutes with…Peter McGuinness, CEO, Highwai

    Five Minutes with…Peter McGuinness, CEO, Highwai

    Neural nets and simulators. This is not a combination that I would have put together, but after it was explained to me, putting them together makes a lot of sense. If you don’t get the connection,...

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  • Embedded Insiders: Don’t Be Surprised If your Computer Backbone Is 30 (or More) Years Old

    Embedded Insiders: Don’t Be Surprised If your Computer Backbone Is 30 (or More) Years Old

    New computer architectures come along all the time. Some stand the test of time while others get EOLed (end of lifed) pretty quickly. Why is that? Is it for technical reasons, marketing reasons,...

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  • Five Minutes with…Doug Bailey, VP, Power Integrations

    Five Minutes with…Doug Bailey, VP, Power Integrations

    USB-PD is a newer specification that deals with the power that can be derived from a USB port. It’s quite an important spec and one that has lots of potential. Unfortunately, it’s one of the specs...

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