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. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.