Guest Blog: Internet of Things, Ethernet & Candy Crush
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 12/5/2013 1 comment
We need to connect edge devices, not just to each other, but also to Ethernet networks and the cloud. The current incarnation of the Internet of Things uses wireless, fiber, copper, or cellular, and more connectivity and bandwidth to more and more devices.
Brushless Motor Development Kit for $66
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 11/7/2013 2 comments
There's nothing like trying your hand at complex design when you have a kit that takes laborious efforts down to a few-minutes exercise. Here's another LaunchPad from TI that does just that.
Do industrial robots contribute to unemployment?
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 6/20/2012 6 comments
Remember when we used to go to trade shows and watch, nose up to a Plexiglas window, while a robotic arm picked up an item with military-salute precision, whirling with a techno-music sound, placing the item just two feet away?
Image Sensors to hit $3.7 billion in 2017
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 6/4/2012 Post a comment
According to a new report by Transparency Market Research, U.S. image sensors including linear, CCD, and x-ray are expected to reach $3.7 billion in 2017, up from $2.0 billion in 2011.
Two ways to learn and share ideas
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 5/26/2010 Post a comment
Check out MEMS symposium at The Sensors Expo on June 7th in Rosemont, IL. Also, here's an opportunity to show and tell your team's industrial control projects.
MEMS becoming serious business
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 5/12/2010 1 comment
A flurry of activity by MEMS companies indicates micro-electromechanical systems appear to be taking off for sure.
Active optical cables show growth
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 5/4/2010 Post a comment
According to recent research data from IBM, there has been tremendous growth in supercomputing power, which offers great opportunities for Active Optical Cables.
Avoid Silicon Valley becoming a 'rust belt'
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 4/28/2010 Post a comment
The fallout from the global recession, massive fragmenting of the value chain, the rise of a more diverse world economy and new sales and distribution models have created tough challenges for semiconductor companies when it comes to understanding and predicting demand for their chips and managing their supply chains.
Enchanted journey in blues
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 4/21/2010 Post a comment
The Kyoto Prize recognizes global achievement in a number of disciplines, including science, engineering, philosophy and the arts.
Fly me to the Moon..and then on to Mars
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 4/14/2010 1 comment
Former astronauts Neil Armstrong, James Lovell and Eugene Cernan urged President Barack Obama to reconsider what they warn would be "devastating" new policies for the future of NASA.
Do we know our audience?
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 4/6/2010 Post a comment
EE Times editor-in-chief Junko Yoshida is looking for moderators who can help with new message boards on EE Times.com. It's all in the vein of getting to "know your audience".
A physics breakthrough
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 3/30/2010 Post a comment
They finally did it: Scientists at CERN were able to have beams collide at 7 TeV in the Large Hadron Collider marking the start of the LHC research program.
Free tools for better video
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 3/23/2010 Post a comment
Analog Devices is offering a free comprehensive video primitives library for use in real time video analytics applications.
Hail to future innovators
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 3/17/2010 Post a comment
The 2010 Intel Science Talent Search has announced the ten top awards from the 40 high school senior finalists in the yearly talent search event.
Two ESCs, one 'Max'
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 3/5/2010 1 comment
Clive "Max" Maxfield is on the road again to explore and to pontificate about embedded design choices at ESC and ESC India.
Corporate citizens wanted
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 3/3/2010 Post a comment
Texas Instruments put out a press release that the company has been recognized among the world's 100 best corporate citizens.
What's Your Take on Tabula?
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 3/1/2010 13 comments
On paper, Tabula seems like a surefire winner. But I'm looking for a reality check, asking programmable logic users to share their thoughts on the startup and its newly announced technology.
Comment: Sparking interest in engineering
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 2/23/2010 Post a comment
Intel is behind a $3.5 billion initiative to support investment in U.S.-based growth-oriented industries. The initiative also wants to increase jobs available this year for recent college graduates.
Is handbook worth it?
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 2/15/2010 Post a comment
A $129.99 book is considered a pittance to pay for someone who needs to design displays for control operators, compared to the benefits derived from reading the book.
10 reasons why I like the iPad
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 1/29/2010 5 comments
Once seen and felt, the Apple iPad elicited its share of "so what" reactions. But is it really all that disappointing? Here are 10 reasons why the iPad is an achievement of value.
The nano search for batteries
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 1/25/2010 Post a comment
In December last year NIST announced up to $71 million in funding through its Technology Innovation Program (TIP) for 20 new cost-sharing projects that will support innovative, high-risk research in new technologies that address critical national needs.
Tools push robotics development
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 1/19/2010 Post a comment
Recently, National Instruments brought out its LabVIEW Robotics 2009 graphical system design platform for robotic and autonomous control systems. What's it good for?
The best of sensors at ISSCC
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 1/13/2010 Post a comment
Next month's International Solid State Circuits Conference will present the 'best of the best' circuits implemented by researchers in imagers, MEMS, sensors and displays.
Magnetic sensors attract in 2010
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 1/5/2010 Post a comment
The silicon magnetic sensor market is set to commence a period of strong growth in 2010 as demand surges from the automotive, industrial and consumer markets, according to iSuppli Corp.
The life of a warhorse
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 12/15/2009 2 comments
There used to be a time some 35 years ago when a company called Zilog was respected for being the cool kid on the block. What hath 35 years wrought?
IEDM: Organic growth for industrial use
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 12/9/2009 Post a comment
At the International Electronics Devices Meeting, Holst Centre, imec and TNO presented a paper on what they claim to be the world-first organic transponder circuit with a bit rate of 50kbits/s. This bit rate approaches the requirements for the Electronic Product Coding (EPC) standards.
Sensing the future
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 12/1/2009 Post a comment
In the near future, experts predict silicon sensors will be everywhere, not only within electronic products and gadgets, but even inside the human body.
iPhone heals, iPhone smells
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 11/24/2009 Post a comment
Apple's iPhone is being applied to more diverse applications that one could have imagined when it first came on the scene.