Panel casts doubt on MEMS for energy harvest Design How-To 3/14/2013 4 comments A panel on energy and MEMS at the MEMS Executive Congress Europe cast doubt on the use of MEMS for energy harvesters but despite this the audience showed themselves to be optimistic about prospects for the technology
ST returns fire over MEMS patents Design How-To 3/12/2013 2 comments MEMS supplier STMicroelectornics has gone to the International Trade Commission in the U.S. seeking an exclusion order against MEMS from rival InvenSense and some products that include these MEMS.
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.
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.