Assault on Batteries

The Internet of Things is Going to Need a Lot of Juice

by Jim Turley

I had dinner with a real venture capitalist the other evening, and lived to tell about it. I can’t tell you everything we discussed that night (wink, wink), but I can say that we had a good talk about batteries. No, really.

The VC in question is a partner at one of the primo Sand Hill Road firms and, as usual, he was the smartest guy in the room. Or at least, at my table. The conversation ranged from food, to wine, to rusty cars, to a recent acquisition by Apple. He talks very fast, uses his hands a lot, and compulsively checks his phone during lulls in the conversation. I guess if I could make (or lose) millions of dollars on one call, I’d check my messages a lot, too.  Read More


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August 21, 2014

Startup Company, Intugine, Introduces Nimble: Gesture Control Technology To Enhance All Technology Interactions

38V Synchronous Step-Down Controller with 24V Output Capability Draws Only 50µA in Standby

Saelig Introduces 25MHz Digital Oscilloscope-In-A-Probe

Synopsys DesignWare USB 3.0 IP Shipped in More Than 100 Million Production SoCs

August 20, 2014

Undo Software releases UndoDB Out-and-About edition

Algo-Logic Systems Joins OpenPOWER Foundation

100V Synchronous Forward Controller Regulates Output Voltage without an Opto-Coupler

ADLINK Unveils High Performance PXI Express Embedded Controller With 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor

August 19, 2014

Zuken and SiSoft unite to provide multi-gigabit design and analysis solutions

Exar Introduces Ultra-Low Jitter Programmable Clock

Coilcraft’s New RF Inductor Finder Lets Engineers Find Parts Based on True Operating Conditions

August 18, 2014

New graphene framework bridges gap between traditional capacitors, batteries

Intersil Announces Single-Chip Display Power and LED Driver for Smartphones

45V Input 200mA LDO Offers 30µVRMS Noise & Robust Reverse Protection

Altera Releases Quartus II Software Arria 10 Edition v14.0

Trim Design Space and Upgrade Industrial Efficiency with Two IO-Link Reference Designs for Proximity Sensing and Enhanced Distributed Control

Mentor Graphics Extends Nucleus RTOS with Industry-Leading Capabilities for Microcontroller and Multicore Applications

August 14, 2014

ADLINK Unveils Low Power, Fanless cPCI-3620 Targeting Intelligent Railway Control Applications

Dual Output DC/DC Controller with Digital Interface Operates with 0.25 Milliohm Sense Resistance

PRQA releases QA·C++ V3.2, boosting C++’11 coverage, simplifying the adoption of secure coding best practices and more

August 13, 2014

45V Input 100mA LDO Offers Active Output Discharge

oneM2M's Candidate Specifications on M2M/IoT Communications   Now Open for Comments

PowerbyProxi Announces Availability of Wireless Power Evaluation Kits for Consumer Electronic Devices

TI introduces multiphase Vcore solutions with advanced PMBus™ interface and smart power stage

Florida Polytechnic University, Flagship Solutions Group and IBM Announce Supercomputing Center

CLIK-Mateä1.50mm Wire-to-Board Connector System from Molex Offers Widest Range of Mechanical and Electrical Options

August 12, 2014

CUI Expands DIN Rail Dc-Dc Converter Line up to 600 W

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC Announces New High Accuracy Current Sensor ICs

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Middle Child Syndrome

Posted on 08/19/14 at 11:17 AM by kevin

kevin
Do you plan to do any design with 20nm? Do the benefits justify the incremental cost?

Life Under 20

Posted on 08/18/14 at 9:43 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
We've seen new equipment for the 16/14 node... Are there other challenges at that node we haven't covered?

The Price of Ignorance

Posted on 08/17/14 at 1:19 PM by SteveNordquis4

SteveNordquis4
I'm pretty sure the $1000 power cord is either for supporting alt currency like 3 jingles and $140 for insured party-proof cord, 8% prix fixe vendor/installers, and audio equipment that has to be certified for surgery and/or commercial kitchen use (also s…

The Price of Ignorance

Posted on 08/14/14 at 12:06 PM by kevin

kevin
I think this upscale trend even hit the FPGA industry with the little-known RetroLogik - back in 2009... ;)

http://www.eejournal.com/archives/articles/20090401_retro/

Kevin

Maryam Mirzakhani becomes 1st woman to win Fields Medal

Posted on 08/14/14 at 11:43 AM by GrodzickyJ

Congratulations Professor Mirzakhani! All the very best in all that you do.

The Price of Ignorance

Posted on 08/14/14 at 11:22 AM by GrodzickyJ

My aim in life at the moment, and hopefully not the major contribution to civilisation, is to come up with the next Tamagochi - harmless, absolutely useless except for parental peace, relatively cheap, and every kid on the planet wants one. Sad and shamel…

A Quantum Computing Milestone

Posted on 08/14/14 at 11:10 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
Does quantum computing scramble your brain as much as it does mine?

Cloud Piano, a robotic installation that plays keys on a piano based on the movement of clouds

Posted on 08/14/14 at 10:55 AM by kevin

kevin
Or for even more sure-fire "sounds like music" algorithm tweaking - it could be restricted to a pentatonic scale. Then, it could do no wrong. Or, perhaps one might see that as "it could do no right"...

The Next Moore’s Law

Posted on 08/14/14 at 10:38 AM by kevin

kevin
Wow, Brian, that's a huge compliment coming from you. Thank you!

You bring some engaging ideas to the party there. Moore's Law could most certainly spawn similar explosions in other disciplines. Underlying some of the examples you are listing, I think …

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