Capacitive sensor unbuttons phone Teardown 8/28/2006 Post a comment
Handset OEMs typically differentiate their products by increasing the number of features. While this usually is a good thing, there is a downside--more features makes the phone more difficult to use.
Programming heterogeneous multiprocessors Design How-To 8/24/2006 Post a comment In this article, we examine how to program a heterogeneous multiprocessor (such as TI's DaVinci) based on the proven method of the Remote Procedure Call (RPC). We examine how this method addresses numerous programming challenges. We also explain how the RPC method introduces some pitfalls, and show how they may be avoided.
Camera in a pill surveys GI tract Teardown 8/21/2006 Post a comment
Able to provide physicians with an internal view of a patient's digestive path, Given Imaging Ltd.'s PillCam is an ingestible diagnostic tool that provides images of the small intestine without invasive surgery or probes.
BOM shrinks handset costs Teardown 8/14/2006 Post a comment Reducing the handset bill of materials can be a chip designer's nightmare, involving further integration of the various radio, baseband and audio functions to reduce chip count. By comparing the silicon solutions developed by Infineon for the Panasonic EB-MX6 handset and the new PMB7870 E- GOLDradio, one can see the cost savings and system simplification achievable with the more highly integrated solution. This article will also review some key aspects of the PMB7870 E-GOLDradio.
An IPv6 Refresher--Part V Design How-To 8/14/2006 Post a comment Excerpted from Deploying IPv6 Networks, Chapter 2--An IPv6 Refresher, Part V is the final in the series. The segment centers on Neighbor Discovery Protocol and IPv6. There are fundamental differences between NDP in v6 and v4. This is a multi-part series on Network Systems DesignLine.
Build a PBX using Asterisk Design How-To 8/8/2006 Post a comment Implementing an open-source-based PBX for home or office is easy. All it takes is a little hardware and the open source PBX package Asterisk sponsored by Digium.
Brushless motors: What's not to like? Design How-To 8/8/2006 Post a comment This week, Guest Commentator David Cox of Apex Microtechnology looks at the reasons for the increasing role of brushless motors in varied applications Bill Schweber, Site Editor, Planet Analog
An IPv6 Refresher--Part IV Design How-To 8/7/2006 Post a comment Excerpted from Deploying IPv6 Networks, Chapter 2--An IPv6 Refresher, Part IV builds on Parts I-III and delivers a complete refresher on Internet Control Message Protcol (ICMP) for IPv6. This is a multi-part series on Network Systems DesignLine.
An IPv6 Refresher--Part III Design How-To 8/2/2006 Post a comment Excerpted from Deploying IPv6 Networks, Chapter 2--An IPv6 Refresher, Part III explains IPv6 format vs. the IPv4 format, IPv6 extension headers, and IPv6 data-link technologies. This is a multi-part series on Network Systems DesignLine.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times