Startup builds 100-Gbps laser in CMOS Design How-To 3/4/2013 6 comments A low-cost tunable laser made in CMOS could transform the architecture of datacenters and the economics of metro and long-haul communications networks, according to its maker, a startup from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Chip market starts year brightly News & Analysis 3/4/2013 4 comments The Americas region posted its best total since 2001 as three-month average global sales showed year-on-year growth in January, according to numbers released by the SIA.
XMOS lowers price for event-driven MCUs Design How-To 3/1/2013 3 comments XMOS has back-filled its product line with an event-driven microcontroller that supports four time-sliced virtual processors on its single ALU. A price point below $3 is intended to widen its appeal in embedded applications.
London Calling: Forget wireless charging Blog 3/1/2013 36 comments Wireless charging; a solution looking for a problem? Or as natural as the change from wired to wireless communication? I am inclined to say forget it. Do the right thing and use a wired charger for reasons of ecology.
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.