IoT Faces 4 Key Challenges Blog 3/31/2014 21 comments Wearables need to become independent of smartphones, find alternative power sources, ride the flood of data, and tap new sources of innovation, says an exec from a startup accelerator.
Nvidia Scales Up, Down & Out Blog 3/28/2014 1 comment Nvidia developed a cluster-gathering scheme called IndeX. But they didn't stop there. Nvidia now lets you gang up multiple GPUs within a cluster. This GPU-to-GPU inter-linking connection is called NVlinks.
The Internet of Supply Chains Blog 3/28/2014 Post a comment With the help of the distribution community, the wave of excitement over the Internet of Things has the potential to liberate engineers and transform designers.
Medtech Basement to Boardroom Blog 3/28/2014 2 comments As I plan a trip back to the Midwest, I'm preparing questions for a medtech giant that grew up beside me, Stryker, and I welcome your questions, too.
Meet Me at Shanghai IC Café Blog 3/28/2014 19 comments The Shanghai IC Coffee Club was patterned after the Beacon Street bar in Boston that served as the model for Sam Malone’s bar in the popular TV series Cheers.
A Double Dose of EE Live! Blog 3/27/2014 1 comment EE Live! will feature embedded systems and FPGAs. From two recent articles, see how to test them and how they're used to test other devices and systems.
Can Connected Car Save Fuel? Blog 3/26/2014 3 comments A connected car can help save a lot of fuel and time, along with keeping you safe. These factors will drive the adoption of connected car solutions more than anything else.
Hardware Startups: Don't Be Scared, Share! Blog 3/26/2014 8 comments Open-source hardware helps hardware startups develop better products faster, in a socially responsible and financially efficient way. Don't spend time and money on patents; focus on your customers instead.
China's Parallel Universe Blog 3/26/2014 10 comments When I’m in China, I often feel as though I’m in a parallel universe. As global as the electronics industry has become, certain things remain distinctly regional. China’s tablet and set-top markets are good examples.
AC Grounds: So Essential, Except When They're Not Blog 3/25/2014 4 comments "Ground" has become one of those terms that gets used so often that it means everything and nothing at the same time, but it's a very important issue whenever you have an AC line in the system -- and sometimes even when you don't.
The Microprocessor (R)evolution Blog 3/24/2014 1 comment This retrospective blog describes how Sven Andersson became involved in testing microprocessors in 1976, and how microprocessors have influenced his professional work for many years.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.