Design Con 2015


All industry news, updates, and happenings of note on, sorted by date.


Synopsys makes interface protocol development easier

The EDA vendor has just released IP Prototyping Kits for 10 interface protocol to speed hardware/software development and integration into SoC Read More


Rochester's growth through obsolence strategy

Rochester Electronics' booth at electronica made you feel like you were entering a classic American diner, with plenty of retro-appeal, just like a Read More


ESC Boston May, 2015: Last call for proposals

The deadline for propsals for papers and classes at ESC Boston, May 2015 is tomorrow, Nov. 21, 2014. Read More


Electronica Slideshow: 7 MCUs for IoT

The Internet of Things took a front seat at the 2014 Electronica Show with new MCUs and SoCs from NXP, Cypress, Atmel, Freescale, Semtec, Neocortec Read More


Zigbee at work on unified wireless 3.0 spec for IoT devices

Zigbee Alliance is finalizing work on a new Version 3.0 that consolidates wireless specs on six different application areas and will begin Read More


Hot circuit designs to come at ISSCC 2015 in February

Topics at upcoming International Solid State Circuits Conference will include a 6 Gbit/s smartphone interface, world's smallest SRAM cell, Intel's Read More


Marvell battles for global mobile LTE market with new SoCs

Marvell aims two new 64-bit mobile processors - a new mobile SoC based on octa-cores for high performance smartphones and tablets and another that Read More


Dev tools from IAR Systems support complete Atmel | SMART MCU and MPU portfolio

IAR Systems and Atmel Corporation have announced the two companies have extended their partnership to include over 1,400 new example projects in IAR Read More


Electronica: Auto-grade photovoltaic MOSFET driver debuts at Electronica

Electronica: Avago has launched the ACPL-K30T, a photovoltaic MOSFET driver qualified to AEC-Q100 Grade 1 test guidelines, making it the first such Read More


Electronica: New Fairchild LED makes meeting global LED standards easy

Electronica: The FL7733A Single Stage Primary-Side-Regulated (PSR) Flyback LED Driver from Fairchild delivers constant brightness and instant Read More


Micron debuts high-speed serial twin quad-I/O NOR Flash

At Electronica, the Boise, Idaho memory specialist showed its new Twin-Quad (x8) family for use in a variety of industrial, consumer, home connected Read More


The testing challenges ahead for the Internet of things

At Electronica, Reinhart Richter, CTO of test system manufacturer Xcerra Corp. talked about the challenges that IoT related technologies present to Read More


The future of Google's Thread for IoT in the home

Signaling its support for Thread, a new low power wireless protocol designed by a Google-led industry allaince to bring IoT into the home, Freescale Read More


Tektronix test tools for MIPI M-PHY v3.1 now available

Tektronix MSO/DPO70000DX Oscilloscopes, P7600 Series TriMode Probes now available for low noise M-PHY measurements Read More


Electronica: Chip Industry's IoT Facelift Comes With Security Wrinkle

The semiconductor industry is recognizing that the IoT security wrinkle may itself provide an opportunity via hardware-based security as the backbone Read More


Freescale creates Thread IoT beta development program

At Electronica Freescale unveiled its Thread software and beta development kit, which is based on Kinetis W series MCUs. Read More


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