Would the Chinese buy MIPS? Engineering Pop Culture! 4/13/2012 15 comments A number of Chinese companies have made use of the MIPS architecture. Would one or more of them be interested in buying MIPS Technologies Inc. and taking royalties from Broadcom, Cavium, Cisco and others? Would they be allowed to do so?
The Ballad of the Cosworth Vega Engineering Pop Culture! 4/12/2012 11 comments Dave was showing off his new limited edition Vega with a Cosworth racing engine, dual overhead cams and computer controlled fuel injection, when...
Ready for the Microchip MASTERs? Blog 4/11/2012 Post a comment Registration is now open for the 16th annual Microchip Worldwide MASTERs Conference at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona from August 8 through 11.
Drones: A hazard to your health? Military & Aerospace Blog 4/11/2012 24 comments Mid-February, President Obama signed a new FAA re-authorization bill that allows the use of drones into commercial U.S. skies. Here, Robert Dewar, AdaCore’s CEO, explains that it’s time to take security seriously and to let people know that the technology to do this currently exists.
Future of mobile devices to be debated at FWS 2012 Blog 4/8/2012 1 comment A panel debate on the future of mobile devices will bring together leading authorities on human interfaces, application processors, location technology, wireless standards, graphic cores, and device design to determine how the mobile device will change during the next five.
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.