Wireless network supports uncompressed video in a compressed world Blog 7/24/2008 13 comments According to a spate of news stories this week, major players in the digital-home-entertainment segment have yet again found a technology that the group thinks can move HDTV video around the home -- wirelessly. The heavyweight supporters include Sharp, Hitachi, Motorola, Samsung, and Sony. And I'm about to tell you why the concept is fatally flawed.
We Have Crossword Puzzle Winners Blog 7/23/2008 Post a comment Thanks to all who played the first crossword puzzle (Wireless Words) ever to appear on Mobile Handset DesignLine. The first three to have all of the answers correct are:
Correction Blog 7/22/2008 Post a comment Thanks to Buster, I found out that two of the clues to this week's crossword puzzle were missing from the image that I posted in the previous blog. Well, here they are.
Do a Wireless Crossword Puzzle--Win Free Stuff Blog 7/21/2008 Post a comment I love games. I will sit happily for hours if someone gives me a riddle to solve or twisted metal pieces to take apart. I've even been known to take a stab at the New York Times Crossword Puzzle, that really difficult and frustrating weekly challenge.
Commentary: AMD's Ruiz finally finds his calling Blog 7/18/2008 Post a comment Hector Ruiz's legacy at Advanced Micro Devices Inc. will be defined both by the company's loss of market value as well as the Intel Corp. anti-monopoly fight, which the chip industry veteran is staying on to champion as executive chairman.
ODIN, Unisys Protect Borders Blog 7/17/2008 Post a comment The Customs and Border Protection division of Homeland Security plans to combine RFID applications with License Plate Recognition in an effort to improve security along U.S. borders.
California Employers say: Hands off Blog 7/7/2008 Post a comment A new survey by Employers Group finds that 68 percent of California companies surveyed will ask employees to cease or limit using cell phones while driving to comply with California's new hands-free law.
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.