Milan startup offers radiation hardened SRAM Product News 6/25/2012 3 comments A radiation hardened 512-kbit SRAM designed by Italian fabless chip startup RedCat Devices srl withstands a 15-Mrad total ionization dose. The chip was manufactured for RedCat by foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd. in its 180-nm CMOS manufacturing process.
Cypress goes public on offers to buy Ramtron News & Analysis 6/12/2012 5 comments Chip company Cypress Semiconductor has offered to acquire all the outstanding stock of non-volatile memory company Ramtron for $2.48 per share, a 37 percent premium over Ramtron's closing stock price on Monday June 11.
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.