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Rohde & Schwarz merges cybersecurity clout

12 Feb 2016

Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity will implement an innovative security-by-design technological concept to come up with next-generation, proactive protection against external attacks.

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Automotive

Sensor fusion rising: Mobileye/ST out autonomous car platform 19/05/2016
While NXP is promoting the Bluebox engine, ST and Mobileye are aiming to enter the sensor fusion market, where, Mobileye is convinced that vision is enough to enable autonomous driving.

Google, FCA team up for self-driving tech 13/05/2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will incorporate Google's technology that includes sensors as well as software, into about 100 Chrysler hybrid minivan Pacifica vehicles, media reports indicate.

Marvell automotive centre boosts car Gigabit Ethernet design 03/05/2016
The Automotive Centre of Excellence will focus on the development of (Gigabit) Ethernet switches, end node SoCs (eSoCs), gateways and related software.

Need for automotive power feels the squeeze 08/04/2016
The volume of computing power inside the car is steadily rising, with some of the biggest improvements to processor horsepower moving into the dashboard and the infotainment systems it has.

Tire sensor technology may soon be available commercially 07/04/2016
Silent Sensors is working with CPI for a mass-manufactured version of the "Internet of Tires." System is expected to improve travel safety and bring down costs for haulage companies.

Vehicle-to-vehicle comms at core of car smart technology 07/04/2016
RoadLINK uses wireless communications standard IEEE 802.11p and NXP radar technology to enable trucks to exchange information in real time and automatically brake in response to the lead truck.

NXP dominates $28.2B OE automotive sector in 2015 06/04/2016
Semicast revealed that Infineon Technologies surpassed Renesas Electronics to become the second largest vendor, with STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments completing the top five.

Self-driving Ford Fusion hybrid can navigate in winter 30/03/2016
Ford's testing on this full-scale simulated urban campus is aimed at supporting the company's mission to learn about and advance the emerging field of autonomous driving.

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Communications/Network

RF-powered IoT computing platform casts off batteries 10/05/2016
Researchers at the University of Washington, together with a team at Delft University of Technology, created a mini sensor-based computing platform that can be programmed to create IoT applications.

Three prophecies for high speed serial link systems 10/05/2016
The latest DesignCon unveiled insights pertaining to the future of signal integrity, including the expected slowdown of the roll out of 28Gbit/s systems as well as roadblocks for 56Gbit/s PAM4 systems.

MISRA updates guidelines for secure C programmes 06/05/2016
The new rules in the amended guidelines will help developers following the MISRA standard to avoid coding practises that can introduce security vulnerabilities.

Network unifies design services into single programme 02/05/2016
Altera provides its DSN members streamlined access to the latest development tools, software, IP and technical support to accelerate customer FPGA and embedded design or product development.

Fusing DDC with low voltage tech for IoT, wearables 25/04/2016
The team up aims to develop a best-in-class extreme-low power (ELP) platform for IC fabrication with the associated ecosystem to enable chip designs for energy-critical wearable and IoT devices.

Fujitsu develops breath sensor device for early disease detection 21/04/2016
To aid in early-detection of lifestyle diseases, Fujitsu laboratories developed a breath sensor device that extracts and measures the specified gas components correlated with diseases.

Keysight, Bluetest team up to simplify advanced OTA solutions 14/04/2016
Keysight has integrated its UXM Wireless Test Set into Bluetest's reverberation chamber OTA test solutions, enabling mutual customers to make measurements quickly and with confidence.

Eclipse Edje aims to accelerate IoT with Java API 15/03/2016
The Eclipse Edje Open Source IoT Project will define application programming interfaces (APIs) for resource-constrained devices that provide the basic services essential to IoT applications.

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Computing/Peripherals

Wireless oscilloscope connects to iOS devices 13/04/2016
The Aeroscope, developed by engineers from Keysight Technologies, is an iOS-based oscilloscope that pinches gestures for setting vertical and horizontal sensitivity.

Monday Quiz: USB Type-C connectors (Part 2) 25/01/2016
Last week, we posted five questions about the USB Type-C connector. This week, you get off easy because there are just four questions to answer.

Panasonic, Facebook join hands for optical data archiver 25/01/2016
The companies developed freeze-ray, which is intended for large-scale cold storage in data centre and enterprise networks, giving Facebook users long-term access to their digital photos and videos.

Intel, Google lead development of 48V servers 22/01/2016
Intel's current prototype board uses 48V for the main power rails and 12V for secondary ones, seeking feedback from big data centre operators such as Google.

RISC-V welcomes Google, HP, Oracle 29/12/2015
Even if it gains significant traction, RISC-V is not likely to have any major impact on ARM and Mips, given those vendors are well established with broad sets of customers and partners.

CTO describes BrainChip's neural network architecture 18/12/2015
The circuit implementation of SNAP64, the company's spiking neural network architecture, is all-digital although the spikes are spatially and temporally distributed and asynchronous.

Top 3 tech developments in 2015 16/12/2015
EDN Asia reviewed some of the most valuable inventions and developments in the electronics industry, and chose three innovations that made the biggest impact to our readers.

Imagination, PEZY team up to create net-gen HPC systems 26/11/2015
The collaboration will allow PEZY to integrate Imagination's 64bit MIPS Warrior CPUs in its next-generation PEZY-SC2 many-core processors for supercomputers and other high-performance applications.

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Consumer Electronics

Dissipating high heat at lower surface temperature 06/05/2016
The technology may have applications with some types of solar energy, advanced lasers, power electronics and may enhance operations at large electric generating facilities.

IoT, wearables enter Disney Kingdom 04/05/2016
Disney invests $1 billion in the Internet of Things with Disney's Magic Band IoT system. Find out in the article how the band uses IoT to both grow revenue and increase efficiency.

Additive mfg allows 3D printed bones using bone powder 26/04/2016
Researchers in China are testing a new method to 3D-print bones made from actual human or animal bone powder.

Fusing DDC with low voltage tech for IoT, wearables 25/04/2016
The team up aims to develop a best-in-class extreme-low power (ELP) platform for IC fabrication with the associated ecosystem to enable chip designs for energy-critical wearable and IoT devices.

LED atomic structure opens up to reveal defect 21/04/2016
A team of researchers revealed that that there is a type of defect that exists in the atomic structure of an LED that drags performance, and removing this would provide more longer-lasting LEDs.

Sharing solutions, standardisation key to designing the future 15/04/2016
In an ESC Boston address, MIT Media Lab's research scientist and inventor Kipp Bradford talked about designing the future and how engineering has to work together with designers, artists and society.

Price, interface issues: Obstacles for VR adoption 12/04/2016
Despite offering considerable novelty, the latest VR products need better graphics, friendlier interfaces and lower prices to attract consumers.

No surprises from Apple 23/03/2016
Apple's "Let Us Loop You In" intro event last Monday leaves very little new to patrons with the introduction of the iPhone SE being tagged as 'iPhone 6s in iPhone 5s clothing.'

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IC/Board/Systems Design

EDN Asia News Alert: June 20, 2016 20/06/2016
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Google, FCA team up for self-driving tech 13/05/2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will incorporate Google's technology that includes sensors as well as software, into about 100 Chrysler hybrid minivan Pacifica vehicles, media reports indicate.

Computerised system converts 3D objects into moving robots 11/05/2016
A team from Purdue University created the 'CardBoardiZer' that transforms static 3D objects into moving robotic versions made out of cardboard, wood and sheet metal in minutes.

Three prophecies for high speed serial link systems 10/05/2016
The latest DesignCon unveiled insights pertaining to the future of signal integrity, including the expected slowdown of the roll out of 28Gbit/s systems as well as roadblocks for 56Gbit/s PAM4 systems.

IEEE releases SystemC AMS standard as IEEE 1666.1-2016 05/05/2016
Accellera revealed that the SystemC AMS standard provides unique capabilities for the design and modeling of analogue/mixed-signal (AMS) applications at higher levels of design abstraction.

Marvell automotive centre boosts car Gigabit Ethernet design 03/05/2016
The Automotive Centre of Excellence will focus on the development of (Gigabit) Ethernet switches, end node SoCs (eSoCs), gateways and related software.

Network unifies design services into single programme 02/05/2016
Altera provides its DSN members streamlined access to the latest development tools, software, IP and technical support to accelerate customer FPGA and embedded design or product development.

Silicon sensor seeks to unravel mysteries of the universe 29/04/2016
Measuring only 15cm x 10cm, the sensor chips from Infineon are to be deployed at CERN, the world's largest particle physics research centre, in the hope of proving the existence of dark matter.

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Industrial/Mil/Aero

Computerised system converts 3D objects into moving robots 11/05/2016
A team from Purdue University created the 'CardBoardiZer' that transforms static 3D objects into moving robotic versions made out of cardboard, wood and sheet metal in minutes.

MISRA updates guidelines for secure C programmes 06/05/2016
The new rules in the amended guidelines will help developers following the MISRA standard to avoid coding practises that can introduce security vulnerabilities.

IoT, wearables enter Disney Kingdom 04/05/2016
Disney invests $1 billion in the Internet of Things with Disney's Magic Band IoT system. Find out in the article how the band uses IoT to both grow revenue and increase efficiency.

Light-powered nano-engine shows promise for medical apps 04/05/2016
University of Cambridge researchers built what they describe as the world's tiniest engine that could navigate in water, sense the environment around them, or even enter living cells to fight disease.

Keysight opens second service centre in Malaysia 03/05/2016
The Selangor Service Centre boasts a modern calibration laboratory that provides factory adjustment and a full suite of OEM tests, as well as a strategic move to grow its global services business.

GaN suppliers looking to expand presence in market 05/04/2016
Price and supply issues have hindered the adoption of GaN in power semiconductors. But improvements in design and engineering may help GaN suppliers increase their footprint in the industry.

Flying blind: Can we now add autonomy to drones? 21/03/2016
Adding "autonomy" to flying drones– a pre-requisite for the proliferation of drones–would involve "a large body of work" that has barely begun.

Additive manufacturing makes headway in 3D-printed bones 01/03/2016
Southern Medical University researchers in China are working to make potentially implantable bones made using a material comprising finely ground bones layered thousands of times with biological glue.

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Medical

Minimally-invasive prototype device monitors fetal O2 levels 12/05/2016
The WombOx team of Rice University engineering students worked with the Texas Children's Fetal Centre to create their device that could give real-time data of a fetus undergoing endoscopic fetal surgery.

Light-powered nano-engine shows promise for medical apps 04/05/2016
University of Cambridge researchers built what they describe as the world's tiniest engine that could navigate in water, sense the environment around them, or even enter living cells to fight disease.

Additive mfg allows 3D printed bones using bone powder 26/04/2016
Researchers in China are testing a new method to 3D-print bones made from actual human or animal bone powder.

Smart wearable sensors for better physiological monitoring 25/04/2016
The companies plan to design sensors that enable personalised, continuous and accurate tracking of physiological parameters such as heart rate, sleep phases, sleep quality and blood lactate.

Fujitsu develops breath sensor device for early disease detection 21/04/2016
To aid in early-detection of lifestyle diseases, Fujitsu laboratories developed a breath sensor device that extracts and measures the specified gas components correlated with diseases.

Novel system stores, retrieves digital images in DNA 18/04/2016
In one experiment, the University of Washington and Microsoft team successfully encoded digital data from four image files into the nucleotide sequences of synthetic DNA snippets.

Sweat sensors analyse state of health 24/03/2016
Using a prototype that comprises a flexible printed circuit board holding five sensors, a group of UC Berkeley engineers were able to analyse components of human sweat as indicators of health.

Apple wants to patent Emergency Alert System 14/03/2016
Apple has filed a patent for a medical monitor that sounds the alarm in cases of medical emergencies, irregularities in a user's temperature, heart rate, oxygen level or blood pressure.

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Power/Smart Energy

Fusing DDC with low voltage tech for IoT, wearables 25/04/2016
The team up aims to develop a best-in-class extreme-low power (ELP) platform for IC fabrication with the associated ecosystem to enable chip designs for energy-critical wearable and IoT devices.

Stanley Electric slashes power use with help from Fujitsu 06/04/2016
Fujitsu built a system for Stanley Electric that collects in real time, and centrally monitors at Stanley Electric headquarters, the power used by its companies, including 27 principal plants.

GaN suppliers looking to expand presence in market 05/04/2016
Price and supply issues have hindered the adoption of GaN in power semiconductors. But improvements in design and engineering may help GaN suppliers increase their footprint in the industry.

GaN takes centre stage in Google Little Box Challenge 08/03/2016
A $1 million grand prize was awarded to CE+T's Red Electrical Devils from Belgium, for designing, building and demonstrating an inverter with the highest power density and smallest volume.

What's the best way to power the Internet of Things? 28/01/2016
IoT applications tend to have similar power requirements. The average power for remote monitors is typically low, with an occasional need to measure and broadcast data in a bursty fashion.

Monday Quiz: Test your knowledge of power MOSFETs 21/12/2015
Power MOSFETS are used in power supplies for just about every application, for they are the devices that ultimately deliver the power to load.

Novel algorithm promises to significantly cut energy costs 18/12/2015
An innovative technology from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore could help companies and factories reduce their energy bills by as much as 10 per cent.

Top 3 tech developments in 2015 16/12/2015
EDN Asia reviewed some of the most valuable inventions and developments in the electronics industry, and chose three innovations that made the biggest impact to our readers.

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Test & Measurement

Keysight opens second service centre in Malaysia 03/05/2016
The Selangor Service Centre boasts a modern calibration laboratory that provides factory adjustment and a full suite of OEM tests, as well as a strategic move to grow its global services business.

Hardware emulation flexibility makes big impact on ROI 29/04/2016
Hardware emulation is considered a universal verification tool and can map any design size, even in excess of a billion gates, and gives users full design visibility for thorough hardware debugging.

Quiz: On oscilloscopes, Part 3 25/04/2016
Take the last of three consecutive weeks of oscilloscope quizzes based on a series of articles.

More test equipment at ESC Boston 2016 day 2 15/04/2016
The second day of ESC Boston 2016 saw a larger number of test equipment, ranging from handheld oscilloscopes from Rohde & Schwarz to Rigol Technologies' 7.5 GHz spectrum analyser.

Teledyne LeCroy moves into video protocols with new purchase 15/04/2016
Teledyne LeCroy is expanding its protocol solutions offerings to include video protocols such as HDMI and SDI following its acquisition of Quantum Data Inc.

ESC Boston 2016 opens with Test and Measurement 14/04/2016
ESC Boston opens its doors for its 2016 run with test and measurement, with a focus on bench equipment. Also up for demonstrations are oscilloscopes with UI upgrade and arbitrary waveform generators.

Keysight, Bluetest team up to simplify advanced OTA solutions 14/04/2016
Keysight has integrated its UXM Wireless Test Set into Bluetest's reverberation chamber OTA test solutions, enabling mutual customers to make measurements quickly and with confidence.

Wireless oscilloscope connects to iOS devices 13/04/2016
The Aeroscope, developed by engineers from Keysight Technologies, is an iOS-based oscilloscope that pinches gestures for setting vertical and horizontal sensitivity.

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