The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s technology programs generate valuable information,
much of which hasn't been easily accessible until now. In response to requests from the research and
development community, the agency has created the Open Catalog, a public website that lists DARPA-sponsored
software and peer-reviewed publications.
NHTSA Will Require Vehicle to Vehicle Communications in All New Cars, Trucks
DailyTech, February 3, 2014
It‘s been decided that vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, which allow cars and trucks to “talk” with
one another and their surroundings, will move from just research to actual implementation thanks to a recent approval.
The tech uses a 360-degree view of a vehicle’s surroundings, allowing the car to detect what the driver cannot.
A dedicated short range radio network is also used to allow vehicles to communicate with each other up to 300 yards away.
Google Making Nest More Than Home Automation, Team to Become Main Hardware Group
DailyTech, January 31, 2014
Google bought Nest Labs earlier this month for a solid $3.2 billion in cash and according to a new
report from TechCrunch, Google’s new Nest team will be the search giant’s core hardware group. That means
Nest won’t just be used for home automation and energy monitoring -- the team will be in charge of Google’s
latest hardware, which could include smartphones and tablets for Google’s Android mobile operating system.
Prototyping of ARM Cortex-M Processor systems in FPGA
ARM Processors, January 22, 2014
ARM has released a new FPGA board called Cortex-M Prototyping System.
With a size of ~150K LE, the Cyclone V FPGA is more than enough for creating most Cortex-M systems
(for instance, a full feature Cortex-M4 system with a collection of peripherals can easily fit
into a FPGA with 50K LE). The Cyclone V FPGA also support FPGA image encryption, which help protecting your IP.
Three Huge Applications Accelerated by World’s Most Powerful Graphics Chip
NVIDIA, January 21, 2014
Weather forecasting. Tracking billions of tweets. Mitigating big-time financial risks. These burly applications
gobble up computing power like an NFL linebacker plowing through a box of Ding Dongs.
So when we tore the lid off the supercharged Tesla K40 GPU accelerator - the highest-performance GPU ever built - our
customers quickly put it to work tackling some of their toughest problems. And their initial results show this GPU is
even better than advertised.