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The Filter Wizard: Just add a transistor April 17, 2014 The Filter Wizard: Just add a transistor Kendall Castor-Perry of Cypress Semiconductor, otherwise known as The Filter Wizard, challenges engineers to add value around PSoCs with minimal additional analog components. Read more Ambient conditions sensing widens wearables‘ potential April 04, 2014 Ambient conditions sensing widens wearables‘ potential Wearables are attracting increasing attention in the market, miniature computers that are worn as clothes or accessories, and what make them smart are the integrated sensors. With environmental sensing, these devices can also be made aware of their environment. Read more Opinion: Europe must back the Rousset Phoenix April 02, 2014 Opinion: Europe must back the Rousset Phoenix Can European companies such as Bosch or STMicroelectronics be brought together with strategic investors to raise a phoenix from the ashes of a wafer fab in Rousset, France? And can the European Commission justify the tax euros that get passed to them by being effective in making this happen? Read more The Filter Wizard: on being analog AND open March 24, 2014 The Filter Wizard: on being analog AND open Kendall Castor-Perry of Cypress Semiconductor, otherwise known as The Filter Wizard, uses the example of a sensor interface to illustrate how using digital circuitry can be a good thing but how it still requires an open-mind and determination to improve designs. Read more Automotive MEMS: A changing global landscape March 13, 2014 Automotive MEMS: A changing global landscape With the automotive industry being the largest market for MEMS manufacturers, and the automotive industry currently undergoing massive changes, the question is: How will the relationship between MEMS and automotive value chain develop over the foreseeable future? At the MEMS industry panel this week ... Read more Ongoing trend: digitally augmented autism March 13, 2014 Ongoing trend: digitally augmented autism While augmented reality is about adding contextual bits of information on whatever display is at hand (your smartphone or a head-up display such as google glasses), you could argue it is only vaguely distractive, something that augments your perception of reality with extra layers of see-through information ... Read more CEO Interview: Doluca preps Maxim for IoT era March 12, 2014 CEO Interview: Doluca preps Maxim for IoT era Tunc Doluca, CEO of Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) since Jan. 1, 2007, discusses his company's building block and application specific approach to the electronics market. Read more The Internet of Things: How will the dream come true? March 10, 2014 The Internet of Things: How will the dream come true? Matthias Poppel, chief operating officer for EnOcean GmbH claims that all of the technologies are in place to allow the Internet of Things to flourish. All that is needed are the standards and the vision to overcome the fragmented nature of the applications space. Read more Design review boredom: Is there an alternative? March 05, 2014 Design review boredom: Is there an alternative? Brandt Braswell, a distinguished member of the technical staff at Freescale Semiconductor, proposes a way to improve the design review process. Read more Environmental sensors will thrive in consumer, wearable products March 04, 2014 Environmental sensors will thrive in consumer, wearable products Steve Barraclough, senior director of product management at Bosch Sensortec, talks use cases for environmental sensors and how some day products will get a sensor network equivalent of human skin. Read more
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