March 7, 2014 3:47 pm
Sensing physical phenomena and preserving the fidelity of the resulting, often-tiny, sensor signals is a craft of its own within the broader discipline of analog circuit design. One of the most common and, counter intuitively perhaps, more challenging sensing tasks is that of measuring electric current.
March 7, 2014 2:23 pm
Electronic manufacturers have long battled counterfeit goods where billions of dollars are lost each year to fake and substandard products. One solution on the horizon to help manufacturers combat this growing problem — whether in the supply chain or during the products’ natural lifetime....
March 7, 2014 2:07 pm
The success of our global economy relies on the free flow of information and products across multiple geographical boundaries. In a networked society, markets transcend political borders to reach every corner of the globe. With such connectivity come serious challenges....
March 7, 2014 10:54 am
You can’t ... thank you for reading. Before I begin shooting down the theory of every shiny, happy person in tireless pursuit of a society built upon shiny, happy people, let me formally introduce myself. I’m David Mantey, ECN’s new editor-in-chief, and, to exhaust the word in the second sentence, I couldn’t be happier to be here.
March 7, 2014 10:29 am
Security is becoming increasingly important in a wider range of applications. Numerous methods have been developed to force systems to expose confidential information or even application code, resulting in the development of countermeasures to ensure the security of Flash and EEPROM ICs.
March 10, 2014 10:47 am
Automotive infotainment systems of the future will benefit from a low-cost, low-power, flexible system-on-chip (SoC) architecture in order to enable a vehicle platform that adapts to evolving content delivery providers and cloud-based services.
January 22, 2014 11:05 am
Bio-patch solutions are sensors worn on the body to enable continuous (or semi-continuous) monitoring of physiological and cognitive parameters without tethering the patient or athlete to a wired hub. They are poised to revolutionize the health and fitness market and create new ways of providing healthcare in clinical and remote settings.
January 21, 2014 12:03 pm
The last decade has seen rapid growth and adoption of mobile computing devices, such as smartphones and tablets, by both consumers and enterprises, and the health care industry is no exception. Health care providers, clinicians and medical device manufacturers are seeking new and innovative ways to leverage the power of mobile....
January 21, 2014 10:23 am
Touchscreen interfaces on smartphones and tablets have swept through the consumer electronics industry, with hundreds of millions of these touch-based devices sold each year. An entire generation of children is growing up with touch as the primary interface to their electronics, rather than physical interfaces like keyboards, mice, buttons, and so on.
January 20, 2014 3:52 pm
WiFi users in densely populated urban locales experience signal interference from nearby unassociated WiFi networks. Additionally, significant growth in the number WiFi-enabled mobile devices has added to user dependency on WiFi channels and to the data traffic those channels carry.
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