Leakage power – it’s worse than you think News & Analysis 5/2/2011 13 comments As the world uses more and more mobile electronic products, controlling power consumption is the primary limiter of scaling semiconductor process technologies and adding features to integrated circuits.
BMW connects MINI drivers to social networks News & Analysis 5/1/2011 3 comments BMW has a reputation for taking the lead when it comes to integrating fashionable consumer electronics functions and gadgets into its vehicles. In particular for its MINI brand, BMW engineers made great efforts to attract zeitgeisty customers and - as its next step - is now offering access to social networks during the ride.
EnOcean now fully interoperable with TCP/IP News & Analysis 5/1/2011 1 comment The EnOcean Alliance, a consortium of companies working to standardize and internationalize energy harvesting wireless technology for green intelligent buildings, announced that its wireless, battery-less energy harvesting sensors and associated control systems are now fully interoperable with TCP/IP.
TriQuint brings GaAs to the masses News & Analysis 5/1/2011 1 comment In 1985, a group of engineers left Tektronix Inc., and founded TriQuint Semiconductor Inc., to pursue gallium arsenide (GaAs) technology for high performance wireless applications.
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.