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  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    How to pre-populate an SMS using PHP or JS please
    Published. December 5, 2012

    We are developing a mobile payment system which enable our Agents to collect cash (in person) from our members and update our online database via PHP/MySQL. Our Android Smartphone Agents CAN send an instant SMS receipt to the Member at the time of payment (despite lots of expert advice saying ......


  • Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    ‘Tis the season to get touchy-feely
    Published. December 4, 2012

    The number of ways you can interact with your mobile devices has expanded further in 2012 than in previous years. This year we have seen convertible laptops hit the market, which turn from a PC into a tablet in one careful snap. New sensors like gyroscopes, compasses and accelerometers have arrived to give us more scope [...]...


  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: Q&A with Shanghai City TI's Steven Zhou
    Published. December 4, 2012

    Texas Instruments technical sales associate Steven Zhou is anything but a couch potato. At the end of his workdays, the Shanghai City, China, based TIer and biker is either scheming his next big cycling trip, working on his fully customized bike – named “Steven’s Spirit Bike” and loaded with TI parts -- or, is out cycling. He’s a big dreamer – and a doer. His recent trip? A trek across Taiwan. Here’s his story. How long have you been a cyclist? I began...


  • RF/Microwave Tracker

    RF/Microwave Tracker

    Teardown Signals Transition from GaAs to CMOS Power Amplifiers In 3G Handsets
    Published. November 30, 2012

    Although, working CMOS based 3G RF power amplifiers (PAs) were demonstrated several years ago, the transition from 2G to 3G handsets has not been that easy for CMOS. Concerns over performance have severely limited its progression in the 3G space. … Continue reading →...


  • NextGenLog

    NextGenLog

    #MEMS: "Tini-tiny microphones go HD"
    Published. November 30, 2012

    When the iPhone 5 announced support for wideband voice, only Sprint in the U.S. supported it, but by this time next year nearly every carrier worldwide will be hawking the crystal clear sounds of HD audio.To meet that growing demand for wideband handsets, Bosch Group company Akustica has announced an extensive line of MEMS microphones that enable HD audio to be adapted to any smartphone, tablet or other mobile device: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLogAkustica sports a new family of HD mics with super-wide...


  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    Forrester: open source project explosion driving a "golden era" in app dev
    Published. November 29, 2012

    The explosion in open source projects in the HTML, mobile, cloud and big data spaces such as Android, jQuery, PhoneGap, Sencha, Hadoop and Cordova are driving a new model and a golden age of "app" development, Forrester Research says....


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Does a tablet really need eight cores?
    Published. November 28, 2012

    The core wars have reached a détente on the PC, but mobile is another matter. Some smartphones and tablets are already packing four cores, but chipmakers apparently aren’t stopping there....


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Surface RT users: Microsoft wants to hear from you
    Published. November 29, 2012

    Microsoft is seeking user-experience feedback from those who've bought Surface RT tablet/PCs....


  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    LED Lighting Riding Price-Performance Curve
    Published. November 5, 2012

    Best Buy’s Insignia LEDs cost less than half what similar bulbs cost two years ago, and smartphone-controlled bulbs are becoming available.At first blush, expensive LED light bulbs zre an unlikely technology to succeed with consumers. But the benefits of LEDs for lighting are becoming clearer, in terms of both cost reductions and high-tech features....


  • John Day

    John Day

    Navigating the smartphone learning curve
    Published. November 26, 2012

      A while back I met with the folks at TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) who are responsible for the VZ Navigator app on Verizon smartphones as well as navigation apps on myriad other smartphones. Networks in Motion launched the app in 2006 and TCS acquired them three years later. VZ Navigator uses Navteq maps but the [...]...


  • Daniel Cazzulino's Blog

    Daniel Cazzulino's Blog

    Documenting user interfaces in a mouse-less touch UI
    Published. November 22, 2012

    “Old” apps rely on mouse pointing and tooltips to explain what a given button is for. Maybe there is text associated with the button, but you can only put so much text without wasting useful screen state. More so in a phone or tablet app. I’ve seen a trend in Google apps where they put [...]...


  • Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    Branden Williams' Security Coverage Blog

    Links from 2012-10-22 through 2012-10-25
    Published. October 25, 2012

    Links from 2012-10-22 through 2012-10-25: Experts warn about security flaws in airline boarding passes – The Washington Post – When will people learn? Researchers Reveal Massive Encryption Faults in Android Apps Used by Millions – Possibly Related Posts: Links for 2012-11-20 So you want to guest post? October 2012 Roundup Links from 2012-10-08 through 2012-10-16 [...]...


  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Optimizing ARM Based Designs for Low Power using Emulation
    Published. November 19, 2012

    The month November goes to the Brits, no question. Not only did the James Bond movie Skyfall open, but Santa Clara also experienced somewhat of a "British Invasion" for ARM TechCon in the Santa Clara convention center. To be there properly I even brought out my favorite new pin striped suit ;). With that being at the cleaners now that ARM TechCon is over, I am reflecting on what I heard. In my mind ARM TechCon's focus was all about low-power -- at all levels of abstraction. Various...


  • Electronics Design Articles

    Electronics Design Articles

    Teledyne LeCroy, Digi-Key sponsor iPad giveaway at Penton Booth
    Published. November 16, 2012

    By StaffAttendees of this year’s electronica 2012 show in Munich, Germany were treated with the chance to win a top of the line iPad tablet by visiting the Penton Media booth (A5.276) and registering....


  • Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    tado° Launches Internet-connected Thermostat based on Thingsquare Mist
    Published. November 15, 2012

    Innovative greentech startup tado° today launched their Internet-connected tado° home thermostat. tado° connects the heating system with a smartphone app to combine instant comfort with energy savings by adjusting indoor climate to weather forecasts, user behavior, and individual building characteristics. The tado° system uses Thingsquare Mist to connect the tado° thermostats to the Internet. Unlike [...]...


  • McAfee Labs

    McAfee Labs

    Mobile Crime Doesn’t Pay–in Japan
    Published. November 15, 2012

    Writing Android malware can be a lucrative business for a criminal. One can create an SMS-sending Trojan horse or a botnet client and sit back to collect the money. It can also be a very brief business, leading one directly to jail. The crooks behind Android/OneClickFraud (malware that extorts users) and Android/DougaLeaker (malware that steals Read more......


  • EDA Graffiti

    EDA Graffiti

    Welcoming the son of iPad–introducing the iPad Mini
    Published. November 7, 2012

    UBM TechInsights peels back the layers on Apple's initial entry into the 7-inch tablet realm....


  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    “MicroFlix”…Funny name; how crazy would it be if Netflix joined the Microsoft Family?
    Published. October 29, 2012

    If Microsoft were to buy Netflix - and it's a big "if", since it's only a rumor - MSFT could join Apple, Amazon and Google in having a huge influence on the embedded industry. Continue reading →...


  • The Java Posse

    The Java Posse

    Java Posse #397 - Newscast for Oct 26th 2012
    Published. October 27, 2012

    Newscast for Oct 26th 2012 Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.comImpressions of JavaOne? Future of Java - lots of Lambda Stuff http://www.oracle.com/javaone/index.html https://blogs.oracle.com/javaspotlight/entry/java_spotlight_episode_105_mark 2 years after acquiring Sun Microsystems (and Java along with it), Dr. Dobbs has a report card for how they are doing http://www.drdobbs.com/jvm/two-years-later-a-report-card-on-oracles/240008729 ScalaWags Scala 2.10 RC...


  • EEBeat

    EEBeat

    Info surfaces on the new Microsoft Surface
    Published. October 19, 2012

    If you want to know more about the Surface tablet computer, have a look at this page: http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/7/A/37A9C06B-DB3D-4189-99EC-C1EE175234DE/HelpMeChoose.pdf The price for the RT version is $499 to $830. The price for the Windows version with the higher res display has not been given as of yet....


  • Joel on Software

    Joel on Software

    The App Developers Alliance
    Published. October 17, 2012

    A couple of months ago, Jon Potter came over for lunch and asked me to be the chairman of the board at the Application Developers Alliance. I said, “Sure! On one condition: I get to define what you mean by ‘Application,’ what you mean by ‘Developers,’ and of course, ‘Alliance’ has the standard definition from Star Wars: A New Hope.” He agreed to that. So, here’s my attempt to define those things. Historically, the computer industry has divided software into two types. Systems...


  • Anablog

    Anablog

    Bheestie bags
    Published. October 16, 2012

    If you’ve ever had the experience of getting your smart phone or tablet wet, Bheestie Bags may be able to help....


  • Fusion

    Fusion

    Announcing AMD AppZone Player, Powered by BlueStacks
    Published. September 27, 2012

    BlueStacks' powered AMD AppZone Player brings Android apps to Windows based PCs Continue reading...


  • Always On Real

    Always On Real

    Mobile Breakfast Series – Dec 11 – Seattle – What is in store for Mobile 2013?
    Published. October 15, 2012

    Hope you are enjoying the advent of the fall. We are preparing for our final Mobile Breakfast Series of the year. What is in store for Mobile 2013 2012 has been an incredible year for mobile. We crossed several key industry milestones – 6.5B subscriptions, 1B subscriptions in China, 1B broadband subscriptions, 500M android activations, Apple’s monstrous [...]...


  • Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    PlayFirst abandons PC/Mac market for greener mobile pastures
    Published. October 9, 2012

    PlayFirst calls it quits on PC and Mac, doubling down on iOS and Android instead. Flo fans will just have to go buy a tablet to get their daily dash on....


  • Jack Erickson's Blog

    Jack Erickson's Blog

    iPhone5 Differentiation is Chip Design
    Published. September 19, 2012

    In case you may have missed it, Apple recently launched a new iPhone. As per the iPhone launch tradition, it brings with it a lot of excitement over the latest capabilities. Of course we don't know everything until it is actually available, but this latest incarnation has broken all kinds of records for pre-sales, so it must be groundbreaking. Right?There are a lot of comparisons out there between the iPhone 5 and the 4S, but in reading through all of them it seems on the surface like the 5 is...


  • Now Hear This!

    Now Hear This!

    Sponsored Link: Learn analog systems with TI’s Analog System Lab Kit
    Published. September 5, 2012

    Designed for undergraduate engineering students, the ASLK PRO features 14 step-by-step experiments using analog ICs. Apply for a donation of up to 10 ASLK boards for your University....


  • A View From the Top

    A View From the Top

    ROM code first
    Published. August 23, 2012

    Finally, nine months after the next-generation SoC project was kicked off, the first prototype board has finally arrived! There are just six months left to get Android and Linux up and running. Since Android should take full advantage of the latest hardware additions, let’s make sure we get it ported as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, [...]...


  • Bob Duffy (Intel)

    Bob Duffy (Intel)

    Did Ars Technica forget the developer ecosystem in its Win 8 article
    Published. August 10, 2012

    Earlier this week I was forwarded and article fromArs Technica by Peter Bright questioning if Windows 8 is really cut out for tablet. Overall it’s a fair article with a bit of tea reading, where Peter questions if Microsoft is really fully committed to tablet with Windows 8. In reading I kept thinking Ars Technica is reading things a bit backwards, and may not be considering the developer ecosystem....


  • Absolute Power

    Absolute Power

    Solar smartphones
    Published. August 9, 2012

      This blog originally posted on the Low Power Engineering Community 2/9/12. http://chipdesignmag.com/lpd/absolute-power   One of the more intriguing smartphone features that hasn’t yet reached the final product is the possibility of a solar cell embedded in the screen that would produce enough energy to power the device indefinitely (at least in the sun). Rumored [...]...


  • To USB or not to USB

    To USB or not to USB

    USB Power Delivery up to 100W of power, Specification Goes Final & Public
    Published. August 6, 2012

    USB delivers power, enough to charge your mobile phone or tablet, but slower than you want.  You need more power for faster charging, so the inventors of USB invented USB Power Delivery.  The specification is now final and approved by the USB-IF. USB 3.0 delivers up to 4.5W of power for charging. This is an [...]...


  • Brian's Brain

    Brian's Brain

    Hybridization and virtualization: parallel paths to x86 mobile domination?
    Published. July 28, 2012

    Considering that x86 chipsets such as Intel's "Medfield" have now proven themselves competitive with mainstream ARM SOC alternative offerings, where would you place your long-term bets if you were a hybrid-O/S smartphone or tablet developer?...


  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #322 – Google Nexus 7 Tablet Review
    Published. July 26, 2012

    Forum Topic HERE And unboxing and preliminary review of Google’s new 7″ Nexus 7 Android Tablet...


  • Everything USB

    Everything USB

    Wacom Intuos 5 Tablet Review
    Published. July 19, 2012


  • Tao B Wang (Intel)

    Tao B Wang (Intel)

    Explained on Video: Intel HAXM and How It Can Help Android App Development
    Published. June 6, 2012

    This video shows how any Android developer using an Intel® Architecture (IA) based host PC with Windows, Mac or Linux can greatly speed up Android emulation by leveraging Intel® Virtualization Technology. Side by side comparisons show the performance gains of using the free Intel® HAXM driver with the Intel® x86 Atom™ System Image to deliver [...]...


  • Jason Andrews Blog

    Jason Andrews Blog

    Using a Linaro File System on the Cadence Virtual Platform for the Xilinx Zynq-7000 EPP
    Published. February 21, 2012

    Linaro has emerged as a great place to find well tested toolchains, Linux kernels, and evaluation builds for Ubuntu and Android. Everything is focused on the ARM Architecture which is great news for me since almost all of the projects I work on also involve ARM processors. Last year I looked up a presentation by Christian Reis, the Linaro VP of Engineering, titled, The Weird World of Linux on ARM. For me, ARM is the primary architecture I work with. Although I run Linux on multiple x86...


  • Ran Avinun's Blog

    Ran Avinun's Blog

    Why the Demand for Acceleration and Emulation is Growing
    Published. February 14, 2011

    The dream of any marketer is a growing demand for its product line. Let me start this blog by quoting the System Realization (part of the Cadence EDA360 strategy) section from the transcript of the recent (Q4) Cadence earnings call. "In April (2010), we introduced the Verification Computing Platform, enabling emulation, acceleration, and simulation all on one single platform. Customers who are designing SoCs at 40nm and below find this product necessary to meet the time-to-market and quality targets....


  • Steven Brown's Blog

    Steven Brown's Blog

    Pre-RTL Software Development -- You Can't Get Your Product to Market Without It!
    Published. May 23, 2011

    It's been an exciting month for the System Realization team with the announcement of our System Development Suite. One of the new products, the Cadence Virtual System Platform, made its debut at the Embedded Systems Conference and has generated a lot of interest from our customers. DAC is right around the corner, and we'll be there with the latest demos of the System Development Suite, and a suite demo focusing on the VIrtual System Platform on Monday at 3pm, Tuesday at 9am, and Wednesday...


  • The Eyes Have It

    The Eyes Have It

    Uplinq an Ecosystem of Connectivity: USB, MIPI, PCI Express
    Published. June 26, 2012

    Tomorrow I’ll be heading down to San Diego to attend and present at Qualcomm’s Uplinq event https://www.uplinq.com/. I’ll be talking about different types of  wired connectivity for the latest chips that are used in tablets and smartphones. I’ll be introducing MIPI MPHY and covering the trends that I see for USB, PCI Express and SATA. The target [...]...


  • Olliance Group: Open Means Business

    Olliance Group: Open Means Business

    Android Platform Code – Turtles Most of the Way Down (Part 2)
    Published. March 9, 2011

    Part 2 – Kinks in the Supply Chain Earlier this week in “Android Platform Code – Turtles Most of the Way Down”, I looked at complexity in the Android stack, in terms of software components and of the licenses that govern them. As in the Hindu myth of the world resting on a turtle’s back [...]...


  • Law & Life: Silicon Valley

    Law & Life: Silicon Valley

    Managing Legal Issues in Android
    Published. June 1, 2011

    The use of the Android operating system continues to grow. Gartner recently reported that Android had become the leading operating smartphone operating system in the world in the first quarter of 2011. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9216848/Gartner_Android_and_Apple_win_big_globally_in_Q1. Android grew from 9.6% to 36% of the market in the last year. Its lead over smartphones running Symbian is now almost 10 million units per quarter. During [...]...


  • Simon Phipp's Blog

    Simon Phipp's Blog

    Open source suites go beyond Microsoft Office
    Published. May 11, 2012

    In my blog post last week, as well as showing a cool video of Ubuntu for Android in action, I asserted that open source makes the perfect foundation for innovation. A sequence of news releases about open source desktop productivity suites have shown up over the last few weeks to add to the assertion. With this amount of energy, open source suites are looking more and more like interesting alternatives to Microsoft Office.read more...


  • Mike Jensen's Blog

    Mike Jensen's Blog

    Rooster Tail Engineering
    Published. July 6, 2012

    It is not uncommon for the extraordinary to quickly become the ordinary. Consider cell phones, tablet computers (or just computers in general), hybrid cars, heart transplants, drone aircraft, digital cameras, Amazon.com, Facebook…the list is long and varied. Most of these are considered “ordinary” by today’s standards, but each was little more than an idea in someone’s [...]...


  • Joseph Hupcey Blog

    Joseph Hupcey Blog

    2012 CES: Top 3 Trends Impacting EDA This Year
    Published. January 17, 2012

    For years now consumer electronics have driven (nay, saved) the EDA industry.  Hence, many events at last week's annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas can be extrapolated as leading indicators for the EDA business.  While I couldn't personally attend CES this year, I had two trusted agents (specifically, Unified Communications (UC) expert David Danto of Dimension Data, and Joseph Hupcey Jr., video & communications systems architect and father of yours truly) on the...


  • GreenTech Pastures

    GreenTech Pastures

    AMD takes to tablet with latest corporate sustainability report
    Published. June 5, 2012

    The chipmaker's update on greenhouse gas emissions demonstrates how difficult they are to manage in the face of fluctuating production conditions....


  • Veera Sundar

    Veera Sundar

    EasyMock tutorial – Getting Started
    Published. June 30, 2012

    In this post, I’m going to show you what EasyMock is and how you can use it for testing your java application. For this purpose, I’m going to create a simple Portfolio application and test it using JUnit & EasyMock libraries. Before we begin, lets first understand the need behind using EasyMock. Lets say, you are building an Android [...]...


  • Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect

    Dana Gardner's BriefingsDirect

    HP provides tools and services to help SMBs survive and thrive in a mobile environment
    Published. June 21, 2012

    By 2016, at least 50 percent of business email users will rely primarily on a tablet or mobile client instead of a traditional desktop....


  • GROG: Green Tech Blog

    GROG: Green Tech Blog

    Book or Kindle?
    Published. February 18, 2012

    How Many Trees Will the Kindle Save? The festive season during late 2011 could have been called the gadget season as tablet computer owners increased from 10% to 19% of the US population from mid December 2011 to early January 2012. The same figures applied to owners of eBook readers – Amazon don’t and won’t [...]...


  • EDA Blog

    EDA Blog

    Texas Instruments Introduces Android SDK for Sitara Microprocessors
    Published. June 6, 2012

    Texas Instruments introduced an Android software development kit for Sitara microprocessors. The TI SDK adds Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for embedded applications running TI’s Sitara AM335x and AM37x ARM-Cortex-A8 processors. The Android 4.0 SDK for TI’s Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 processors is available for free download today, with no development or production restrictions. Read more: [...]...


  • Common Thread

    Common Thread

    Problems building Android on Ubuntu 11
    Published. January 16, 2012

    Been doing some work with the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code and ran into some build problems on Ubuntu 11 (Ubuntu 10 LTS is the supported platform). If you are suffering from errors when trying to build, the workaround is to step back the host compiler versions. $: apt-get install gcc-4.4 $: apt-get install g++-4.4 $: make -j8 [...]...


  • Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software

    FIC and Green Hills Software Collaborate on INTEGRITY Multivisor for Enterprise Tablet
    Published. June 6, 2012

    A Trusted and Secure Dual Persona Android Solution on FIC's Elija Tablet...


  • Adam Sherer Blog

    Adam Sherer Blog

    Where There's Smoke, There's fire in the Belly of an Aspiring Engineer
    Published. April 2, 2012

    Humans learn with their hands and, it turns out, electrical engineers are humans.  Most of us fondly recall "experiments" we did that made electrical engineering our destiny.  But what of the current generation?  Have apps deadened the EE in the way video killed the radio star?  I am happy to report that the answer, for one future EEs at least, is a resounding "power up!"For some strange reason, my oldest son thinks EE is a great career path.  Maybe its...


  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    How Can I Help You?
    Published. February 21, 2012

    Being computer literate means getting asked to help. I'm happy to help. I believe the less you fear your computer, phone, or tablet, the more you'll get out of it, so, absolutely, How I can help you? However, this free......


  • Clay Breshears (Intel)

    Clay Breshears (Intel)

    Can your phone SEE what you're saying?
    Published. December 16, 2011

    Since I don't have a smartphone (and am not in the market for one), I don't typically care what new features get put into the latest models. That is, unless it is cool and interesting. When I first saw commercials for the Apple iPhone S and Siri, I thought it must have been a recreation [...]...


  • Rainer Makowitz << The Embedded Beat

    Rainer Makowitz << The Embedded Beat

    Top 3 reasons your car won’t get hacked (today)
    Published. November 7, 2011

    By Rainer Makowitz — After the malware attacks on mobile devices running the Android operating system, speculations about automotive viruses have soared again. Compared to IT and telecom, the plague of car viruses has not (yet) arrived in the automotive industry. Open networks appeared in IT in 1985, and appeared in telecom 15 years later. [...]...


  • PCB Matters

    PCB Matters

    The verdict is (almost) in!
    Published. February 21, 2012

    In my first blog post I raised the issue that PCB developers are the “unsung heroes of innovation.” The premise was that virtually all design awards go to the mechanical or industrial world. However – it’s the innards of a product that really provide differentiation. In the blog post I talked about the smart phone [...]...


  • Analog Insights

    Analog Insights

    Welcome Again!
    Published. January 18, 2012

    Hello! Do you ever wonder what the latest news is for Synopsys Custom and AMS solution? how others are using Synopsys solutions? wish you had insight into the latest advances in Synopsys solutions? have the urge to send comments to Synopsys team, via your smart phone? The day you all have been waiting for has [...]...


  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    New Memory Technologies, New Possibilities
    Published. April 11, 2011

    As a complete gadget geek, it’s always exciting to play with the latest technological toys. But if you stop to consider how each new wave of applications powered by these devices impacts the underlying SoC designs, you quickly realize that the memory and storage subsystem is now central to SoC Realization. Poor memory and storage design will impact everything from the user experience to the applications that are possible. There is nothing quite so sad as a shiny new gadget that falls short...


  • Nigel Dessau

    Nigel Dessau

    “Highlander” is Just a Movie
    Published. July 18, 2011

    If you have seen the movie Highlander you will know that it is about immortals who cut each other’s heads off because in the end “there can only be one.” Now, if you follow the tablet hype you would think … Continue reading...



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