Mixed-Signal Oscilloscopes to Invade ESC Boston Blog 4/1/2015 1 comment Designers of embedded systems need to test and troubleshoot designs by looking at both digital and analog signals, and the analog representations of digital signals. ESC Boston is the place to see mixed-signal oscilloscopes in action.
Net-Zero Homes: Powered By Dreams? Blog 4/1/2015 Post a comment A home that generates more power than it uses sounds like a winning prospect -- but without the big grid behind it as backup, it may just be an expensive exercise in presumed virtue.
Convince Me Why I Should Care About VR Blog 3/26/2015 9 comments When I go to a conference and see bobble-headed enthusiasts wearing some kind of virtual reality goggles, spinning around in chairs, craning their necks to see some distant corner of a virtual world – I’m both completely disinterested and oddly intrigued.
Patent Suits Have Global Impacts Blog 3/26/2015 1 comment Companies found guilty of patent infringement, even those under an injunction, may be permitted to carry out some global activities, according to a recent court decision.
Ethernet Masquerading as Chaos Blog 3/23/2015 1 comment The chairman of the 400 Gbit/s Ethernet effort describes its status in the context of all four major Ethernet standards efforts in the works.
Never Say Never When it Comes to Measurement Blog 3/23/2015 1 comment Einstein analyzed the dynamics of Brownian motion, noting that particle velocity could never be measured due to the small scale. But, some innovative tools and techniques are making that measurement possible.
Can You Use Supercaps to Power Electric Vehicles? Blog 3/18/2015 5 comments The high energy density of supercapacitors makes them seem like a good fit for EVs compared to batteries, and one such suggestion was awarded an honorable mention—but is it really technically viable, or even a good idea?
BBC Plugs Kids into Programming Blog 3/16/2015 14 comments The BBC will give a new development board for budding Makers to every 11-year-old in the UK next fall, echoing its BBC Micro initiative a generation ago, and raising similar hopes and controversies.
The Measurement Pillow Blog 3/16/2015 1 comment The founder of a company called Proper Pillow is looking to crowd-fund a project to develop a pillow with sensors that monitor your sleep.
The Inevitable Rise of Digital Power is Here Blog 3/16/2015 Post a comment It’s not surprising then that digital power solutions have become increasingly popular now that “digital” is no longer just a nice-to-have sales feature in new systems. Reduced circuit board footprints and fewer external components are other reasons for the growth in demand for digital supplies, along with the ready availability of off-the-shelf digital power converter modules.
Tuning Test Compression Blog 3/11/2015 Post a comment Hard-to-detect faults, such as stuck-at and transition faults, have a huge impact on overall ATPG performance. One of the best predictors of these faults is the random resistance of a design.
ESC Boston is Really 5 Events in 1 Blog 3/11/2015 Post a comment ESC Boston is co-located with five other UBM Canon events: Quality Expo Showcase Boston, Design & Manufacturing New England, Electronics New England, and BIOMEDevice Boston. Be sure to visit them all.
A Book For All Reasons Bernard Cole3 comments Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...