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.
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.