Bridge chips can extend the PCI bus News & Analysis 5/8/2000 Post a comment The PCI specification keeps the PCI bus on a tight leash, physically and logically. There are well-defined physical limits to how far the bus can go, as well as the standard logical limit of being able to load only eight devices on a 33-MHz bus, and even fewer on a 66-MHz bus.
Op amps: the 10,000-foot view News & Analysis 5/1/2000 Post a comment Though semiconductor makers keep tweaking the specs, op amp selection still requires some tradeoffs. Here is a personal view on some trends to watch.
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.