Rohm joins leadership of energy-harvest group Design How-To 10/18/2012 2 comments Japanese chip company Rohm has announced it is taking a leadership role in the EnOcean Alliance, an industry group working on standards for energy harvesting and wireless technology for use in energy efficient buildings.
Dragon returns to space station Design How-To 10/10/2012 3 comments International Space Station astronauts reached out and grabbed the Dragon cargo ship as the first commercial resupply mission continues without a hitch.
ARM server firm raises cash Design How-To 10/9/2012 Post a comment Calxeda, a developer of ARM-based processors and software for low-power servers for data centers, has announced it has raised an additional $55 million in equity funding. This puts the total raised over $100 million since the company was founded in 2008.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – October 3rd Blog 10/3/2012 Post a comment JEDEC, Jasper, eMemory, Samsung, STMicroelectronics, Mentor, Teledyne LeCroy, Globalfoundries, IBM, Intermolecular, Synopsys, Open-Silicon, ARM, EDAC, Sand 9, Sidense and Kilopass made the lineup today. See here for their news…
ST plots wireless MEMS roadmap News & Analysis 10/3/2012 4 comments ST is pushing a system-in-package approach to MEMS which it claims will yield wireless MEMS components by the end of 2013 and the integration of gas sensors in environmental MEMS in 2014.
Globalfoundries to make MEMS for timing startup News & Analysis 10/2/2012 1 comment Sand 9 Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.), a startup company offering timing components based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), has announced that Globalfoundries will be a partner for high volume manufacturing of its products.
CNSE licenses battery storage technology News & Analysis 10/1/2012 3 comments The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany has entered into a licensing agreement with its first student spin-off company, B.E.S.S. Technologies, which will allow B.E.S.S. to commercialize and begin scale-up of its battery storage technology.
White space radio startup raises funds News & Analysis 10/1/2012 3 comments Neul, a startup developing a wide-area cellular network technology dedicated to machine-to-machine or Internet-of-things data traffic, has raised an additional $5 million in equity funding.
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.