'Corelets' Prime Cognitive Computers News & Analysis 8/8/2013 13 comments IBM's corelet architecture and programming model enables software to be written for its hardware cognitive computers that processes sensor inputs, performs cognitive functions (such as pattern recognition) then send the appropriate signals to actuators in the real world.
Quantum Technologies Attract Russian Capital News & Analysis 8/6/2013 2 comments Serial entrepreneur Serguei Beloussav tells how the Russian Quantum Center will emulate Bell Labs by producing the basic materials science breakthroughs needed to make quantum technologies a commercial reality.
Benchmark Debuts for Embedded FPUs News & Analysis 8/6/2013 4 comments FPMark, a floating-point benchmark geared for a wide range of embedded processors, is now available from the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium.
ReRAM Startup Bets on Silver News & Analysis 8/5/2013 65 comments Startup fabless chip company Crossbar has announced it has a working array that validates its silver-over-amorphous-silicon, non-volatile memory technology.
MediaTek Starts Pushing Octa News & Analysis 8/5/2013 21 comments MediaTek has started describing the benefits of "true" Octa application processors in an apparent precursor to the launch of an eight-core processor.
Flying Robots Compete News & Analysis 8/5/2013 24 comments The International Aerial Robotics Competition sponsored will be held next week by its sponsor the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (Arlington, Vir.)
ST Hawks Smallest MEMS Compass News & Analysis 8/2/2013 4 comments STMicroelectronics calls its LSM303C, combining a three-axis magnetometer and a three-axis accelerometer in a 16-bit, 2x2mm package, the world's smallest MEMS compass.
Exar CEO Talks Analog, China, IoT News & Analysis 8/2/2013 3 comments You don't need a fab to compete with TI in analog, Louis DiNardo tell us. China will do fine, despite its setbacks, and the Internet of Things is on a roll.
Lawsuits Drive Patent Market News & Analysis 8/1/2013 24 comments A market for buying and selling patents is emerging as companies file more patents and get hit with more infringement suits, said a panel of experts.
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.