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Microchip Takes LoRa and Motion Detection by Storm

by Amelia Dalton

One of the biggest challenges in IoT communications is distance. In this week’s Fish Fry, we examine a new communications technology called LoRa. Tyler Smith (Microchip Technology) is here to tell us how it can be used, where it is best suited for implementation, and how LoRa could change the future of IoT communications. Also this week, we look into the details of a new motion detection module that packs a big ol’ punch by combining a powerful motion co-processor with 9-axis sensors (including an accelerometer, a magnetometer, and a gyroscope) all in an itty-bitty package.  Read More

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March 31, 2015

TI introduces industry’s first 18-V multi-channel synchronous buck converter with PMBus™ digital interface

EPSILON-24000™ 26-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch Targets Rugged Networked Applications

Semtech Announces IP Collaboration with MorethanIP to Support Ethernet at Speeds of 25G, 50G, 100G and 400G

Tektronix Introduces Affordable Arbitrary/Function Generator for Education, Entry-Level Test

March 27, 2015

Bouygues Telecom announces June launch of France’s first “Internet-of-Things” network based on LoRa technology

March 25, 2015

Imec Demonstrates 50GHz Ge Waveguide Electro-Absorption Modulator

Renesas Electronics Europe is the First Semiconductor Supplier to Achieve Full Certification of G3-PLC Modem Solutions for Worldwide Frequency Bands

March 24, 2015

Tektronix Unveils 45 GHz Optical Modulation Analyzer for 400G Communications Testing

March 23, 2015

Multicore Microcontrollers Enable Gigabit Ethernet Internet of Things for Under $5

NeoPhotonics Releases Dual Rate 100G CFP4 LR4 Transceivers

March 19, 2015

Xilinx Announces Availability of 100G RS-FEC IP for Data Center, Service Provider, and Enterprise Applications

March 18, 2015

Intersil Announces Industry’s First Fully Encapsulated 50A Digital Power Module

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Of Soft Balls and Hard Cracks

Engineering Gets Tougher for a Reason

by Jim Turley

At Least This Time It Was OUR OWN Barbarians

The Latest Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Comes from the “Home Team”

by Bruce Kleinman, FSVadvisors

In It to Win It

Achronix Takes Speedster to Production Prime Time

by Amelia Dalton

Barbarians at—damn, make that INSIDE—the Gate

Beyond Computer Viruses and Worms, Prepare for Advanced Persistent Threats

by Bruce Kleinman, FSVadvisors

Achronix Beats the Odds

Full Production on High-Performance FPGAs and Tools

by Kevin Morris

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Editors' Blog

Microsemi Moves GNSS Indoors

posted by Bryon Moyer

There’s some hassle involved in deploying indoor small cells; Microsemi is trying to simplify the situation. (19-Mar)

12-Way MEMS Switch

posted by Bryon Moyer

Phones have lots of paths to mux into and out of the antenna; now a MEMS switch can help. (5-Mar)

Freescale Acquired by NXP

posted by Jim Turley

Dutch rival will acquire Freescale to create a combined $40B chip company. (2-Mar)

A Hundred Billion Antenna Reconfigurations

posted by Bryon Moyer

Cavendish Kinetics hits a high reliability milestone. While phone makers care about this, they may not actually need this. (18-Feb)

Atmel Gives SIGFOX a Transmitter

posted by Bryon Moyer

It’s a whole lot easier to get traction on a new wireless protocol if there’s an SoC for designers to use. Well, SIGFOX now has one. (3-Feb)

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Intel Plus Altera

Posted on 03/31/15 at 12:21 PM by kleinman


You are spot-on, Intel's motivation is certainly multi-faceted. No doubt they see Altera's business as highly accretive to revenue, to say nothing of the gross margin dollar contribution.

Kevin and I chose to focus on the datacenter angle for …

Intel Plus Altera

Posted on 03/31/15 at 8:58 AM by dougafpga

Nice analysis, but I hope it's not that simple.
If Intel's alleged interest is a single-minded "hold the (data) centre", then what happens to all the other Altera users who suddenly find they are no longer at the focal point of a new "Intel FPGA division…

It’s EUV Season Again

Posted on 03/30/15 at 9:36 AM by bmoyer

Are you confident that EUV will materialize in a useful timeframe? Or are you making other plans?

A Low-Power Gyro – For Real

Posted on 03/28/15 at 9:42 PM by SteveNordquis4

Cypress as in wacky currency and commodity leverage and high Russian representation, compliance seeks you; got it.

I thought we were going to have those UPS gyros (the ones with 70kg. shatter shields, yes) on exercise bands and make balance balls (thos…

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