Convince Me Why I Should Care About VR Blog 3/26/2015 Post a comment 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 Post a 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.
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.
VR Gears Up for Prime Time Blog 3/9/2015 2 comments Samsung is expected to roll out this fall a consumer version of its Gear VR headset co-developed with Oculus, the next step in bringing virtual reality to the mainstream.
Are you ready for June's leap second? Blog 3/9/2015 13 comments The divergence between atomic- and astronomical-based timekeeping shows up again this year with the addition of a leap second; though it sounds like a modest correction, it can have serious consequences.
A Book For All Reasons Bernard Cole1 Comment 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 ...