Thought-controlled arm helps amputees Design How-To 11/28/2012 1 comment Max Ortiz Catalan of Chalmers University (shown) is developing a robotic arm that can be controlled by thought. The first operations on patients are due to take place over the winter.
Mars Curiosity gets down to science News & Analysis 11/21/2012 8 comments The Mars Curiosity rover has begun its search for evidence of microbial life on the Red Planet. A suite of sensors is delivering samples to an on-board lab for analysis.
X-Fab takes control of another MEMS foundry News & Analysis 11/5/2012 1 comment German foundry X-Fab Silicon Foundries AG has increased its holding in MEMS Foundry Itzehoe GmbH from 25.5 percent to 51 percent and renamed the company as X-Fab MEMS Foundry Itzehoe.
ARM joins group driving IoT specs News & Analysis 11/1/2012 1 comment ARM CEO Warren East said the IP chip vendor will join the Weightless Special Interest Group that is developing Internet of Things standards.
IMEC backs carbon nanotube memory News & Analysis 11/1/2012 6 comments Belgian microelectronics research center IMEC has announced a joint development program with Nantero Inc. to make carbon nanotube non-volatile memories with critical dimensions of less than 20-nm.
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.