Trends & Vision Category

In the first part of this blog (read here) we already figured out ways to optimize costs when switching from an FPGA to an ASIC-based design is an option. However, we also had to admit that there are still a large number of companies that will not hit a level of production volume that makes this decision easy. Now, we’ll introduce you to a game-changing Toshiba innovation that could make this decision a no-brainer! Simplify ASIC Development Starting Your Project With Innovative Technologies Due to the circumstance that transforming anRead More
Transforming an FPGA into an ASIC is associated with high development cost and time. In many cases the lower unit price of ASIC-based designs still does not justify the higher development efforts. Therefore, designing an application specific chip is usually only rewarding for high volume production. However, there are strategies to minimize the NRE (non-recurring expenses) for ASICs as well as innovative technologies like Toshiba’s FFSA™ that dramatically increase the benefits of ASICs even in low to medium volume production. ASIC Development Costs Can Be Influenced From Scratch Consider thisRead More
TQ of Robotics
For many people it is still a freaky imagination that robots will penetrate more and more areas of daily life. Others are convinced that the robotics industry in general is going to see a real boom in the upcoming years. In fact, over the last 50 years it has changed a lot in the field where machines take on tasks to support human beings in many ways. And the end of the road has not been reached yet. The new issue of our knowledge magazine “The Quintessence” (TQ) addresses theRead More
Le Connected Camp startups
It’s always the smallest problems that drive us nuts sometimes. People – and you are probably one of those – are frequently confronted with situations when they say: ‘One should indeed invent something for this!’ Who hasn’t yet thought of being an inventor who solves a problem of millions of people with a small but brilliant idea? But in the overwhelming majority of cases it remains only a thought. Does that sound familiar to you? Not as like with the startups we’d like to introduce here in this article. HumanRead More
smart home connected kitchen
Smart homes and building automation are being discussed already for quite a while in the IoT community. Detailed concepts to save energy and make life more comfortable for the people more often find their ways into everyday life. Automated and smart heating systems or intelligent lighting to save energy cost are nothing new anymore. Such smart systems begin to enter other areas too, as we found out during the ISH trade fair, the world’s leading trade fair for bathroom experience, building services, energy, air conditioning technology and renewable energies, twoRead More
Embedded World 2017 EBV booth
In the wink of an eye the second day of embedded world 2017 was over again. The embedded community gathered our booth, that there were literally not breaks to rest. Not surprisingly, because there is so much to see and time is limited. But it was again great fun to talk to the visitors. Yesterday, two of our manufacturing partners, Broadcom and Maxim Integrated, introduced there workstations in little video clip. Today we were able to record the two other platinum sponsors and suppliers, NXP and STMicroelectronics. A specialist ofRead More
embedded world 2017
Recent weeks were characterized by hours and hours of preparation, countless phone calls and emails, numerous brainstorming and voting sessions in order to set up everything for the biggest trade fair EBV is attending this year. Embedded World 2017 opened its doors today in Nuremberg, Germany, and the EBV booth presents itself in its full splendour. During the first day, exhibition visitors usually try to get an overall overview of the trade fair. A bit disoriented the crowd is streaming through the halls. Though, there is no time to lose,Read More
ebv @ embedded world Blog Cover
From 14 to 16 March 2017 the exhibition centre in Nuremberg/Germany will again be the place to be for the embedded community. Last year, more than 30.000 visitors came to the leading international trade fair for the embedded sector. Around 900 exhibitors presented state-of-the-art technology. No matter if construction elements, modules or complete systems the trade fair covers all aspects of embedded systems. Again, EBV Elektronik will be present with its own booth. This time we can be found right in the middle of exhibition hall 3A. The 200 squareRead More
TQonTour CAV
There’s only a couple of weeks left until the next Formula 1 season will be kicking off. The real fans can hardly wait any longer to hear the engines roar again. Last week we had the honour to use the holy rooms of the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, Italy for a special workshop. I was not about the latest developments of the new Ferrari race car. But the overall topic was automotive vehicles too – different kinds though. Together with our supplier partner Infineon Technologies, we organize the “TQ onRead More
“Digital transformation” – wow, just the sound of these two words screams innovation, future and high-tech. As per definition the term describes the shift of business activities, processes, competencies and models to fully leverage the changes and opportunities of digital technologies and their impact across society. The influence of digital transformation on a vast variety of aspects of our (professional) lives and the high impact on the way we execute business is creating opportunities. However the trend is also raising concerns, especially one in particular that I want to assessRead More