Transmitting Information via the Human Body Using the Electric Near Field Design How-To 9/23/2008 Post a comment Ident Technology (Wessling, Germany) has developed a technique to use the electric field of a human's (or animal's) body to carry and transport informations. The range of possible applications is quite large and includes a host of automobile applications, such as intelligent squeeze protection, driver / passenger discrimination for in-car electronic devices such as air con, or decoupling of function and haptics. These properties generate new degrees of freedom for designers.
HP Labs aims at exascale computing News & Analysis 9/19/2008 Post a comment Hewlett-Packard Laboratories wants to lay the groundwork for exascale computing exaflop through a three-year grant to Georgia Institute of Technology to develop Xen-based virtualization management software.
More nerdy music Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 9/14/2008 Post a comment I thought I had found the nerdiest music video ever, but here's another contender. Enjoy!
Kontron equips Computer-on-Modules with 45nm Intel processors Product News 9/8/2008 Post a comment Equipped with space- and energy-saving 45nm high-end processors, Kontron claims that its latest ETXexpress-PC COM Express Computer-on-Module sets new performance-per-watt standards for embedded applications with high demands on data processing and/or multi-media conversion and output.
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.