Global M2M Interoperability Is Getting Closer Blog 8/29/2013 1 comment What will be involved in making machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and interoperability a reality? Players from industrial and communications segments sat down at the oneM2M panel at the M2M Evolution Conference. Here’s a recap of the discussion.
Your Product Names Suck Blog 8/29/2013 30 comments Just because you use computers to make and sell your products, you should not treat customers as if they are just the last part of the supply chain. It shows a lack of respect.
Looking Everywhere for IC Reliability Blog 8/27/2013 3 comments At the nanometer scale, engineers must not only design functionally correct circuits that can be tested and manufactured but also take extra steps to guarantee short and long-term reliability in the field.
Soldering Practices Are Insane Blog 8/26/2013 24 comments Jim Smith from Electronics Manufacturing Sciences says most of the people who set industry standards don't know how to solder. They only know how to weld.
Metcalfe’s Law & the Future of Driving Blog 8/25/2013 24 comments The automotive industry is moving into a new world where the network effect rules. The value of a car won’t be judged by your car alone, but by how many others also have cars like yours.
Probing Matters Blog 8/22/2013 1 comment During the design phase, efforts to optimize performance depend on the quality of your test. How do you ensure you've got the best probe for the job?
Outsourcing American Jobs: Where's the Debate? Blog 8/22/2013 14 comments Some say a real debate has not yet taken place on the outsourcing of American jobs. Is this really an issue of corporate greed, or are there multiple factors at work behind outsourcing? It’s time to give this your attention.
Back to Basics: Power Factor Correction Blog 8/21/2013 1 comment As greater attention is paid to the environmental and monetary implications of growing global power consumption, power system designers must place a greater emphasis on getting it right.
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.