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Sandy, Ivy and Haswell:Tock, Tick, Tock

  Sandy Bridge wafer by Intel Things tend to get confusing when a chip manufacturer releases a new version just as a device powered by the previous release reaches your hands. Intel’s Core-i...

Automobiles with Vision: What We Can Look Forward To

Embedded vision technology is based on visual input by using embedded systems. It is basically a combination of two things—embedded systems and computer vision technology. Once limited to minor use, the field...

Revolutionising Electronics with Flexible Transistors

  The wearable electronics industry will soon be booming, according to many technology analysts. But the rigidity of the circuitry that goes inside the gadget has always been a limiting factor for...

Silicon Labs Introduces the First Single-Chip Digital Radio Receivers for Consumer Electronics

Digital radio technology is the next generation of radio broadcasting. In addition to providing better audio quality than traditional AM/FM radio, digital radio can transmit program information, weather forecasts, news headlines,...

Should LAWs Be Outlawed: What Autonomous Weapons Are Up To

EDI, a fighter jet based on F/A-37 Talon, is a fictional lethal autonomous weapon (LAW) designed to carry out airborne attacks on enemies and come back home in time for dinner...

Semicon IP: For Improving Productivity

The intellectual property (IP) can be in many different shapes and forms: software, hardware, on-chip, on-board, soft IP, hard IP, design IP, verification IP, etc. Assuming that we are talking of...

An Hardware IP Paving Way To High Performance Computing

  Most high resolution and high definition devices are based on multimedia computing., which require stringent performance and high computational power at the same time. Now the problem is that in the...

Will Tomorrow Be Lit By LEDs?

  APRIL 2010: Do you remember the HP-35 calculator that Hewlett-Packard (HP) launched way back in 1972? It was a hot favourite amongst engineers, being the only pocket calculator with transcendental functions...

Are Solar PV Farms Polluting?

Solar energy has long been touted better for the environment than fossil fuels. Considered as one of the ‘green’ sources of energy, it might become mainstream within the next decade. However,...

iBeacon! Beacon! What is it

iBeacon, introduced by Apple in 2013, is a technology that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to broadcast and receive small amounts of information within short distances. It allows smartphones and other...