NFC Tags Check Food Freshness News & Analysis 4/16/2015 Post a comment In December last year, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) had designed simple gas sensors relying on nanotubes-based chemiresistors (electrical circuits whose resistance changes when exposed to a particular chemical).
Apple Buys Array Camera Firm LinX News & Analysis 4/15/2015 Post a comment Apple has acquired Israeli startup LinX Computational Imaging Ltd., the developer of an array camera for mobile equipment, for a purchase price estimated at about $20 million.
Imagination Tunes in Wi-Fi, BT News & Analysis 4/15/2015 Post a comment Imagination Technologies hopes to leverage the communications experience of its Ensigma division to bring low power wireless connection to Internet of Things and wearable devices. Imagination hopes its built-for-IoT IP will prove valuable in a market that currently uses dumbed-down mobile chips
Bluetooth Does IoT 5+ Ways Slideshow 4/15/2015 5 comments At Bluetooth World, Google, CSR and Nordic Semi proposed separate ways to link a rising tide of Bluetooth devices into the Internet of Things.
Moore from the Archives Blog 4/14/2015 1 comment Moore's law at age 50 continues to be viable but for how long? Here's a look into EE Time's archives, including a link to what Gordon Moore thought of his own law's chances for longevity.
Graphene Spintronics Beats All News & Analysis 4/14/2015 7 comments Chalmers University of Technology claims graphene's high-electron mobility enables longer wires without repeaters for future spintronics that encode information on the spin of individual electrons instead of their charge like today.
Software Testing Needs More Automation Blog 4/13/2015 1 comment As software and hackers get more sophisticated, QA testing will gain importance. That will require more software QA engineers and more test automation. Software QA budgets are on the rise.
Energy Harvesters Power Wearables News & Analysis 4/13/2015 1 comment Researchers at North Carolina State University are developing nanotechnology-enabled energy harvesting and storage for ultra-low power sensors. The federally-funded research aims to create battery-free, body-powered wearable health monitors.
Aluminum Battery Recharges in 1sec News & Analysis 4/10/2015 16 comments Stanford University has built a flexible battery made from aluminum foil, graphite and liquid salt, making it safe as well as adaptable to any form factor.
Parallel Processing Spawns Non-MPEG Codec News & Analysis 4/10/2015 14 comments V-Nova will next week at NAB demonstrate a new video codec called Perseus. It's designed to do hierarchical and scalable video encoding by leveraging massive parallel processing, while sidestepping the complexity of block-based compression algorithms.
MEMS Startup Selects MIPS for Sensor Hubs News & Analysis 4/10/2015 Post a comment A South Korean startup has licensed a MIPS Warrior M-class CPU core from Imagination Technologies Group plc for use in sensor hubs it is developing to address IoT, wearables and automotive applications.
IIoT Ecosystem Beginning to Emerge Blog 4/9/2015 Post a comment Internet of Things (IoT) application deployment in industry is lagging expectations, as engineers deal with the networking and software complexities of serving field data to multiple applications and clients.
ESC Boston 2015 Sneak Peek! Max’s Cool Beans 4/9/2015 Post a comment How exciting! We are currently looking for professors and students to attend our ESC Boston 2015 event through our Embedded Education Program.
What's the Worst Album/CD Ever? Max’s Cool Beans 4/8/2015 86 comments Once you've listened to '100 Polka Classics -- The Greatest Accordion Collection On Earth,' surely the only direction you can go is up; isn’t it?
Robots Assemble in Silicon Valley Slideshow 4/6/2015 1 comment The regional First Robotics competition in Silicon Valley drew hundreds of young people pumped up for the program that drives a love for engineering.
ARM Injected with Low Power API News & Analysis 4/3/2015 Post a comment To suit the ultra low-power needs of many battery-operated devices, SI will develop a power management application programming interface for ARM’s mbed development platforms.
Thread, ZigBee Knit IoT Stacks News & Analysis 4/2/2015 4 comments The Thread group and the ZigBee Alliance will define a spec to run the application-level Zigbee Cluster Library over native–IP Thread networks.
IoT Snags $25M in Europe News & Analysis 4/1/2015 3 comments EuropeCPS aims to spend $25 million over three years helping companies create designs for the Internet of Things using boards from Intel, STMicro and others.
Festival Redesigns San Francisco News & Analysis 4/1/2015 2 comments Fifty projects -- from a life-size replica of San Francisco Chronicle writer Herb Caen’s typewriter, with seats, to a microhousing installation -- will be on display at the Market Street Prototyping Festival. Organizers hope that some designs will be integrated into the long-term design of SF’s sidewalks.
Mixed-Signal Oscilloscopes to Invade ESC Boston Blog 4/1/2015 8 comments Designers of embedded systems need to test and troubleshoot designs by looking at both digital and analog signals, and the analog representations of digital signals. ESC Boston is the place to see mixed-signal oscilloscopes in action.
Net-Zero Homes: Powered By Dreams? Blog 4/1/2015 5 comments A home that generates more power than it uses sounds like a winning prospect -- but without the big grid behind it as backup, it may just be an expensive exercise in presumed virtue.
Battle-hardened veterans of the electronics industry have heard of the “connected car” so often that they assume it’s a done deal. But do we really know what it takes to get a car connected and what its future entails? Join EE Times editor Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of movers and shakers in the connected car business. Executives from Cisco, Siemens and NXP will share ideas, plans and hopes for connected cars and their future. After the first 30 minutes of the radio show, our listeners will have the opportunity to ask questions via live online chat.