Skip navigation
1 2 3 Previous

Embedded

107 Posts authored by: Cabe Atwell
MIT assistant professor, Max Shulaker’s presentation at DARPA’s Electronics Resurgence Initiative Summit was welcomed by a round of applause when he showcased a silicon wafer that can compete with the world’s state-of-the-art foundries. The wafer is just the beginning towards DARPA’s plan to turn a state-of-the-art foundry into something that can create chips.   MIT assistant professor Max Shulaker presents the 3D carbon nanotube IC at the DARPA Electronics Resurg ...
Electrical engineers from the University of California, Irvine have created a brand-new wireless transceiver that can hike up radio frequencies to 100 gigahertz, four times the speed of the soon to be launched 5G wireless communication standard. Categorized as an “end-to-end transmitter-receiver,” by the team in UCI’s Nanoscale Communication Integrated Circuits Labs, the small 4.4-millimeter-square silicon chip can produce signals noticeably faster, and it’s more energy-e ...
There are a few AR apps available for smartphones and tablets provide users with a detailed visualization of PCBs that includes deeper, highly detailed information on circuit design and an image of electronics placement. A couple that come to mind: Ted Yapo’s AR Workbench and KAIST’s VirtualComponent. More recently, a company known as DebuggAR is taking another approach to AR overlays by enabling users to debug PCBs through an app on a smartphone or tablet, allowing them to analyze t ...
Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new method that shows them the geometry of an electron. This shows an electron trapped in a quantum dot. (Image credit: University of Basel)   We’ve all seen depictions of atoms in textbooks and usually they’re made up of colorful spheres representing the cluster of protons and neutrons making up its nucleus. It’s not how an atom actually looks, but it’s a solid representation. But thanks to a new method from a ...
Everyone is so focused on various emerging wireless technologies, and LiFi appears on the back burner of everyone's mind. Essential for offices, but I can see it being used in public spaces too.   On June 19th, Signify, the largest company in lighting, released the newest range of LiFi application systems, which has the most reliable and fastest LiFi systems available in the world. The newest range, titled Trulifi uses LED Philips lights to transmit highly reliable, secure two-way wireles ...
The engineers have found a way to pass information from a series of tiny magnets arrayed on a thin film, to other magnets on a second film located below the first. (Image credit: University of Glasgow)   Spintronics is described as the intrinsic spin of an electron in its magnetic moment, which can be exploited, or manipulated and used for highly efficient data storage and transfer. Electron spin has two magnetic orientations- either up or down, providing two additional binary states to th ...
Learn the basics of quantum computing along with Microsoft’s Q# language in this interactive course. The course is brief, taking roughly 16 to 24 hours to complete. (Image credit: Brilliant)   Figuring out the basics of quantum computing can be intimidating. Since it uses and exploits the laws of quantum mechanics to process information, it’s not the easier thing to grasp. Luckily, Microsoft wants to help out. Microsoft and Alphabet’s X recently teamed up with Brilliant f ...
A chip developed at the University of Michigan called MORPHEUS could be used sometime soon to essentially eliminate vulnerable attacks. MORPHEUS could easily replace the current computer chip processors, making their security patches and bug fixes obsolete.  Researchers demonstrated the new chip at the 24th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS) in Providence, Rhode Island on April 16th.   The computer chip, MO ...
This tiny HD camera makes it easy to record memories from your baby's point of view. (Image Credit: Babeyes) I was thinking of making something like with a Microbit or Pi. Glad it exists.   It's pretty easy for memories to fade away, especially when it comes to your baby. Thanks to new technology developed by Babeyes, a French company, you can hold onto those memories forever. Not only that, but you can see what the world is like from your baby's perspective. The company created the tiny ...
The prototype has lots of potential for pets to hide from loud noise. The noise-canceling kennel is only a prototype, but it has a lot of potential in the future. (Credit: Lyn West, Ford of Europe) Many pet owners worry about the nightmarish sounds left behind by fireworks and the impact it has on their pets and for good reason too. I had a dog once that was frightened of fireworks and thunderstorms, so I sympathize. We all know, their hearing is a lot more sensitive than humans, so it's not ...
MAKERPhone lets you build your own phone with customized apps, games, and programs. It doesn’t look as sleek as a normal smartphone, but at least it won’t break the bank. (Photo via MAKERPhone)   I like the idea this, but is it a little much?   Whether you want to admit it or not, it’s hard to imagine life without your phone. The small device helps us with daily tasks and helps us pass the time. But as newer, better phones come out, the price goes up. What if you co ...
Researchers at Urbana- Champaign and Texas, Dallas say crystals made from boron arsenide could be more effective at cooling down electronics. This is what the boron arsenide crystal looks like under an electron microscope. (Photo via the University of Texas at Dallas)   It’s normal for electronics like computers and smartphones to get hot after hours of use. The device is just doing its job. But with companies rushing to release more powerful, faster, and smaller electronics, heat ma ...
The WebUSB API was designed for USB devices to safely connect to the web without the need for a dedicated platform. (Image credit: Pixabay)   The WebUSB platform has been out for a while now and uses an API for connecting USB devices directly to different web pages depending on the task. It was created with the vision for use as an internet connectivity platform for hardware developers and manufacturers of non-standardized USB devices, effectively eliminating the need to code native driver ...
Meltdown melts security boundaries enforced by hardware while Spectre breaks the isolation between different applications- giving hackers the ability to steal sensitive data. (Image credit: Pexels)   Researchers have discovered a pair of flaws in computer chips that could leave billions of mobile devices and computers vulnerable to security risks. Known as the Meltdown and Spectre, these exploits target critical vulnerabilities in nearly all modern processors, allowing hackers to steal dat ...
(Image credit: Qualcomm)   Earlier this month Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 845 premium mobile CPU, which is destined to power future flagship smartphones. The 10nm chip is impressive, to say the least, and features an octo-core Qualcomm Kryo 385 (ARM Cortex tech) processor, Adreno 630 GPU and an Aqstic audio chip with aptX codec technology.   Perhaps the most noticeable upgrade over Qualcomm’s last flagship chip (the 835 mobile platform) is their new Hexagon 685 DSP, which h ...

Filter Blog

By date: By tag: