NXP says energy efficiency will drive IoT Design How-To 10/22/2012 Post a comment Buildings and automobiles will be two locations where the Internet of Things will roll out, but the driver behind myriad applications will, in some way or other, be energy efficiency, according to chip company NXP Semiconductors.
Entrepreneur says Win 8 marks end of PCs News & Analysis 10/19/2012 77 comments Microsoft will start promoting apps written for the byte code interpreter in Win 8 rather than the x86 compiler, starting what an industry veteran calls the end of traditional PCs.
Xi3: Most un-boring desktop PC ever The Engineering Life - Around the Web 10/8/2012 12 comments If you thought the desktop computer was dead, think again.
Hardware startup Xi3 says it’s on a mission to “change the way computers are built, serviced and upgraded,” by eliminating obsolescence and stuffing as much into a tiny, gorgeous little cube as it can. Welcome to modular computing at its cutest.
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.