Low power, IP key to sensor net success News & Analysis 6/19/2008 Post a comment Wireless sensor networks can usher in an era of ubiquitous computing if they embrace and tailor the latest Internet Protocol software stack for their ultra low power requirements, said UC Berkeley professor David Culler in an IEEE Secon keynote.
Ultra-low power MCU for energy harvesting applications News & Analysis 6/11/2008 Post a comment TI launches the MSP430Fxx-MCUs featuring 160 microAmps / MHz active power consumption which enables battery life of more than 20 years and using the MCU in energy harvesting systems. IAR is the first third party toll vendor offering comprehensive tool support with its IAR PowerPac for MSP430.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.