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Friday Video: SoC in tiny 500mg backpack transforms cockroach into radio-controlled exploration vehicle

(You do not know how hard it was to write that headline.)

Let’s say you need a really small exploration vehicle to check out the ruins of a natural disaster to search for survivors. 208 more words


Friday Video: Get the latest skinny on the IPC-2581 open interchange standard for PCB design

Dave Jones down in Australia (not Austria!) is attending the Australian Electronex show in Sydney and he’s posted a long video where representatives from the IPC Designers Council discuss the relatively new IPC-2581 standard for describing printed circuit boards and PCB assemblies. 93 more words


Smartphones: Where PCIe has not gone before—but will. Sooner rather than later.

Rick Merritt has just published an interesting article in EETimes: the PCI Special Interest Group (PCI SIG) expects to announce an adaptation of the ever-popular PCIe interface for mobile devices including smartphones. 174 more words


3D Thursday: Hella big conference on multi-die integration in the heart of Silicon Valley

There’s a strange little high-rise hotel called the Biltmore in the center of Silicon Valley at the intersection of the Montague Expressway and Highway 101. It’s going to be the site of this year’s “Roadmaps for Multi Die Integration” conference on November 14 and if you are or will be involved in any aspect of 3D IC design, assembly, and packaging then you need to figure out how you can plant your tuchas on a chair at this event. 113 more words


Jim Hogan wants to give you the secrets of raising funds for an EDA startup. Free!

On October 17, Jim Hogan’s second “conversation” in his Emerging Companies Series will deal with a key topic for EDA entrepreneurs: “How to Raise Money and How Not to Spend It.” Hogan’s guests include… 75 more words


Free Webinar on using Freescale Kinetis L series microcontrollers based on ARM Cortex-M0+ core. September 12. Hurry!

You have a little more than a day to register for the free Freescale Webinar on using the company’s Kinetis L microcontrollers based on the relatively new ARM Cortex-M0+ processor core. 76 more words