Local spec takes its mark News & Analysis 8/4/2008 Post a comment For some observers, the performance of the athletes next month will take a backseat to the performance of China's much-anticipated, homegrown 3G wireless network. The time-division, synchronous code-division multiple-access (TD-SCDMA) 3G network began commercial trial rollouts in earnest on April 1. It is scheduled to cover at least 10 Chinese cities in time for the Games, Aug. 8-24
Sun shines on the green engineer News & Analysis 8/4/2008 Post a comment The buzz at a recent solar technology conference was palpable. Engineers stood on long lines waiting to get into technical sessions and, once seated, stayed until the last question was answered.
Olympics technology: LEDs brighten the venues News & Analysis 8/4/2008 Post a comment Contractors for the Beijing Olympics considered fluorescent lighting for some of their key venues until they evaluated light-emitting diodes and found them to be a more colorful, lower-power route to illuminating their creations.
Torch is passed to MEMS News & Analysis 8/4/2008 Post a comment Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) chips have been built into the Olympic Torch--not the one that traveled around the world, but the replicas that spectators will wave at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.
Ideal diode controller suits low voltage applications Product News 8/1/2008 Post a comment Low voltage applications where a slow handoff by controllers can result in a voltage droop during supply switchover could benefit from Linear Technology's LTC4352, a 0V to 18V ideal diode controller that smoothes current transfer between supplies in diode-OR 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.