iFixit blasts Apple for tiny torx screws News & Analysis 2/1/2012 9 comments During a teardown at this year’s DesignCon 2012 in Santa Clara, CEO of iFixit, Kyle Weins, blasted Apple for switching out its Phillips screws for new tamper-resistant screws.
New versions of Wi-Fi expected to boost tablets News & Analysis 2/1/2012 4 comments Chip makers and consumer electronics manufacturers are working to improve the tablet user experience within the home, turning to newer versions of Wi-Fi to improve connectivity and the ability to stream content from tablets to TVs, according af Broadcom executive.
CEA-Leti opens 3-D IC packaging service News & Analysis 2/1/2012 Post a comment French research institute CEA-Leti has announced the launch of a 3-D packaging platform and service that provides industrial and academic partners with what it describes as a "mature" process for the production of 3-D interconnected products and projects.
Aeroflex upgrades digital radio test set Product News 2/1/2012 Post a comment Aeroflex Incorporated announced that an upgrade to its 3920 Radio Test Set supports P25 Phase II TDMA test functions and adds features for the development, manufacturing, and field test of both analog and digital private mobile radios (PMRs) and base stations.
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.