App developers to be given Google Glasses News & Analysis 2/20/2013 6 comments Google is developing a version of its prototype wearable computer that it will share with application developers in an effort to spread interest and create an ecosystem for the concept.
MEMS firm to show 'refocus' lens at MWC Design How-To 2/19/2013 Post a comment MEMS-based autofocus lens startup has developed a method whereby users can refocus displayed images after they have been taken and even have an extreme depth-of-focus scene all in focus.
MEMS market growth accelerating News & Analysis 2/16/2013 3 comments Additional MEMS sensor applications will emerge for mobile handsets and camera phones helping to drive MEMS growth towards double-digital percentage annual growth, says market researcher.
Multicore software writers get free guide Design How-To 2/14/2013 Post a comment Multicore industry body has created a guide to the writing of multicore-ready software, describing best practices and common pitfalls with an emphasis on embedded applications and C/C++ as starting point.
Agilent expert explains DDR4 timing News & Analysis 2/12/2013 Post a comment JEDEC board member Perry Keller, who's also manager for the digital memory applications program at Agilent Technologies, talked about the latest DDR iteration at DesignCon.
Reflective display funnels light News & Analysis 2/7/2013 2 comments University of Michigan researchers have developed a technology for creating reflective displays with vivid colors that can be viewed at nearly any angle.
Photonic PCBs inching closer News & Analysis 2/5/2013 7 comments IBM and Dow Corning have developed a tough, flexible photonic substrate material capable of fabricating waveguides for PCB interconnects.
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.