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.
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.