Big Iron Shines at Hot Chips Slideshow 8/29/2013 6 comments IBM and Oracle showed competing Power 8 and M6 server CPUs at the annual Stanford event where Microsoft and others put in a few surprises.
The Archives of Factory Automation Slideshow 8/29/2013 7 comments I love slideshows. Here’s one on what automated manufacturing, robotics, the factory floor, automotive, and production used to look like. Can you imagine working in these environments today?
Qualcomm Opens DSP Core Slideshow 8/27/2013 8 comments The mobile chip vendor will invite third-party programmers to write apps for its Hexagon core and has been asked to license the part to other chip vendors.
Inside M'soft Xbox One Slideshow 8/26/2013 25 comments Xbox One sports a new Kinect with a homegrown time-of-flight sensor and an SoC that puts CPU and GPU cores on one coherent memory bus.
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.