ESC: Embedded helping to harness medical data explosion Blog 4/29/2010 Post a comment The proliferation of portable medical devices and the explosion of new patient data wrought by widely available imaging technologies are forcing medical electronics designers to devise new ways of integrating diverse biotechnologies with electronics while curtailing power consumption.
ESC: Bioengineer calls for personal health devices Blog 4/28/2010 2 comments A growing set of nano-scale devices are emerging from the lab that someday will power handheld devices that can provide custom health care advice by marrying novel bioengineering components with existing computer and consumer technologies, said Luke P. Lee, professor of bioengineering at a talk at the Embedded Systems Conference.
ESC keynoter Kaku beams audience back to the future Blog 4/27/2010 2 comments Physicist Michio Kaku, keynote speaker at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, offered his audience a feast of futurism, predicting extraordinary advances in medical technology, and science-fiction turned reality in areas like teleportation, invisibility and molecule-size computers.
Opinion: Why everyone loves Pasquale Pistorio Blog 4/22/2010 9 comments Pistorio Pasquale, the honorary chairman of STMicroelectronics, will be next week in San Jose, Calif., to receive the Life Time Achievement Award at the EE Times' Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards ceremony.
Opinion: 3-D TV can't make your kids sick. . . can it? Blog 4/20/2010 6 comments In almost all cases, factors that influence eye strain, nausea or headache in 3-D viewing are neither 3-D displays nor 3-D glasses. But they are [related to] content creation, post-production and mastering processes used in 3-D video production. Here's a three-step plan to prevent 3-D disaster.
Is EDA innovating enough? Blog 4/9/2010 5 comments Much has been written and said about the travails of the EDA industry. Some industry leaders are shrinking in size and losing money. The industry as a whole is not growing and prospects are not promising. Part of the problem can be explained by the fact that we are just coming out of one of the worst recessions in history that has impacted most industries. Yet, most observers agree that the industry's struggles can't be explained by the economy alone.
Join the Conversation: Are you ready for IPv6? Blog 4/5/2010 Post a comment The pool of available Internet Protocol addresses could run out before the end of 2011 under today's IPv4 software, prompting a widening circle of companies and organizations to press for support for Internet Protocol version 6 in anything connected to the Net.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.