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Microchip to Acquire Atmel

by Kevin Morris

Where will next decade’s innovation come from? Will it spring from secret labs buried deep in the bowels of multi-billion-dollar corporations? Will it bootstrap itself into existence from venture-funded startups built on foundations of perfectly executed PowerPoint presentations? Will it Kickstart to life in the garages and workshops of over-achieving makers? Will it be the result of carefully and professionally engineered solutions to well-defined problems, or will it stumble into the light on the wobbly legs of a blind flash of pure creative inspiration?

Microchip and Atmel would seem to have a lot in common. Both companies sell lines of microcontrollers and other assorted components that populate an enormous range of products - mostly hovering around the edges of the emerging Internet of Things (IoT).  Read More


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PNI Turns Navigation, Kalman Upside Down

Posted on 02/08/16 at 9:07 AM by bmoyer

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What do you think of PNI Sensors' approach to reducing GPS-reading power?

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Posted on 02/06/16 at 1:06 PM by beercandyman

I'll just point out that TSMC 16nm is really just 20nm with a finfet. I'll also point out that the latest part from Xilinx is just a little bigger than their last part. Altera did a big change in the architecture of the Stratix 10. For example single prec…

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In the first case with the fan and magnets, anything that increases loading of the fan, will incur losses in the fan motor, in addition to what is coupled off.

Now assuming you really need to move the air for cooling something, then the proper engineer…

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