Top 10 engineering Kickstarter projects The Engineering Life - Around the Web 12/28/2012 8 comments Crowdfunding site Kickstarter has enjoyed yet another spectacular year of growth, with some incredible wins for engineering startups. Come and see some of the highest funded projects from 2012.
A Christmas in the Sierras Blog 12/28/2012 1 comment A handful of peers from Silicon Valley were among the 56 souls with whom I spent the Christmas holiday in an old ski lodge in the snow-crusted Sierras.
Samsung pursuit of Apple was abusive, says EC News & Analysis 12/24/2012 7 comments The European Commission has announced the "preliminary view" that Samsung's pursuit of injunctions against Apple in the courts of various European countries over alleged patent infringement is an abuse of its patent position.
Atmel Wi-Fi buy aimed at Internet of Things Design How-To 12/21/2012 3 comments Atmel, a vendor of microcontrollers and touch technology, is buying 2004 startup Ozmo Devices, a pioneer of wireless personal area network technology for an undisclosed amount of money.
Top 10 smart energy articles of 2012 Design How-To 12/21/2012 Post a comment The year’s most popular contributed articles to Smart Energy Designline include design features on energy harvesting, energy conversion, smart metering, powerline communications, batteries and more.
TransferJet vs. NFC at CES News & Analysis 12/20/2012 Post a comment Toshiba hopes Samsung’s Galaxy S3 TV ads for NFC technology will boost its TransferJet technology by promoting the advantages of proximity wireless technologies.
CAN transceivers target extremely harsh environments Design How-To 12/20/2012 Post a comment Holt Integrated Circuits has launched the HI-3000H, a family of CAN transceivers that can operate in temperatures from -55°C to 200°C. Compatible with ARINC 825 and ISO 11898-5 standards, the HI-3000H is suitable for high temperature avionics and industrial applications such as aircraft braking systems, engine controls and down-hole drilling.
Ericsson writes off $1.2 billion News & Analysis 12/20/2012 1 comment Swedish telecommunications equipment company Ericsson will not take over ST's half of loss-making mobile phone chip ST-Ericsson, but will take a $1.2 billion charge in its fourth quarter results.
Imagination wins MIPS bid News & Analysis 12/20/2012 1 comment DSP IP licensor Ceva has announced that it will not rebid against Imagination for processor IP company MIPS Technologies.
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.