Fishy power requirements Power DesignLine Blog 8/26/2009 Post a comment MIT researchers have displayed prototype robotic fish that have just ten moving parts, including a single motor. Some prototypes have survived in the lab for four years of constant underwater tests without a leak.
Watch out for nuclear fusion research Power DesignLine Blog 8/19/2009 Post a comment Researchers are adapting a new plasma-based lithography that generates "extreme ultraviolet" light with a wavelength of 13.5 nanometers using the same methods applied in fusion-energy research. That's another challenge for future power management of chips.
Facebook power Power DesignLine Blog 8/5/2009 Post a comment Intel is offering Progress Thru Processors, a new volunteer computing application built on the Facebook platform that allows people to donate their PCs' unused processor power to research projects.
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. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.