Design Con 2015


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


Freescale CEO says IoT isn't just iBuzz

CEO Gregg Lowe believes Freescale's solid financial results in recent quarters is due to two factors: an "explosion of connected devices" (aka IoT) Read More


VITA's VNX forms to promote small form factor NanoX board spec

VNX to advance development of 19mm and 12.5mm NanoX Small Form Factor system plug-in modules. Read More


ARM Cortex-M7's memory: more than or not enough?

Whether ARM's new Cortex-M7 core has the necessary resources to “get the job done” depends an awful lot on who you ask and what you ask, Read More


NXP achieves EAL 5+ security on its MIFARE SmartMX2 Card platform

The highest level of security clearance, the EAL5+ certification on multi-application smart card platform opens doors for MIFAR in new secure Read More


Startup's virtual cores parallize single-threaded code

Started by two ex-Intel engineers, Soft Machines has working prototype a 32-bit CPU microarchitecture that provides about 2X the performance of Read More


Cadence reduces auto functional safety SOC verification by 50 percent

Company's Incisive tool suite for ISO 26262 compliance has been enhanced with new fault injection verification management features for functional Read More


Renesas targets automotive functional safety with new 40 nm MCUs

Designed to proved safe for use in ASIL D certifed automotive chassis systems new MCUs are targeted and low power and better functional safety Read More


MIPI Alliance releases spec for mobile devices audio interface

MIPI SoundWire specification consolidates key requirements for a common, convenient audio Interface between various mobile devices, including Read More


Are wearable/IoT health and fitness startups unfit?

A serial entrepreneur with degrees in medicine and electrical engineering characterizes startups promoting wearable health and fitness products as Read More


Life after CMOS: The twilight of Moore's Law?

One of the conclusions from an IEEE symposium on the 20-year technology horizon ahead is that whatever comes next beyond silicon CMOS is likely to Read More


TI unveils scalable TDA3x family of ADAS processors

New family of ADAS processors offers scalable architecture to allow design of a range of advanced driver assistance systems over the entire vehicle Read More


IEEE standard defines WLAN coeistence in TV white space

IEEE 802.19.1 specifies radio technology independent methods for coexistence among dissimilar or independently operated wireless networks. Read More


Overcoming the challenges of V-NAND flash memory

To bring more density to NAND flash memory, the solution is not further scaling, but to build on top of the existing planar structure in a new Read More


Building an IoT Project with Intel Galileo and Node.js

How to build Internet of Things (IoT) projects that target specific Intel boards and interact with Arduino shields and modules. Read More


Weightless IoT group moves from white space to N-space

While the Weightless SIG has not abandoned 900 MHz wireless where it is competing with the 802.11ah WiFi standard, it is shifting some of its effort Read More


EEMBC Benchmark tests truth of ultra-low power claims

The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) today announced the availability of the first version of EEMBC ULPBench. Read More


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