Intro to biomechatronics, Part 1
Design How-To 11/25/2011 7 comments
This 600page book aims to provide fundamentals of electronic and mechanical components required to assist or replace limbs, senses, and even organs damaged by trauma, birth defects, or disease.
Video teardown gets inside iPhone 4S
News & Analysis 11/23/2011 4 comments
UBM TechInsights posted an interactive video animation of an Apple iPhone 4S teardown that lets viewers click through areas of interest inside the new smartphone.
ST's 32-bit TPM supports next-gen TCH standards
Product News 11/21/2011 Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has rolled the ST33TPM12LPC Trusted Platform Module (TPM), which the company claims is the industry’s highest performing TPM, enabling significantly stronger security and trust for activities such as e-commerce and cloud-computing services.
Highlights from Supercomputing 2011
News & Analysis 11/18/2011 7 comments
Supercomputing 2011 which took place over this past week, in Seattle, was the 24th conference of its kind devoted to high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. Attendance at this year’s show was in excess of 11,300 people, more than the 10,500 people who made it to last year’s conference in New Orleans.
Intel to provide more software for servers
News & Analysis 11/16/2011 1 comment
Intel will follow in Dell and HP’s footsteps in terms of providing software and management services for its enterprise platform offerings according to general manager of the EPSD group, Lisa Graff.
NI adds six to PXI portfolio
Product News 11/16/2011 Post a comment
National Instruments has introduced six PXI products including a real-time embedded controller, PXI Express system expansion modules and high-speed data storage products for streaming data to and from disk.
Hittite releases programmable direct conversion receiver
Product News 11/14/2011 5 comments
Fully field programmable, the HMC6383 platform is designed to serve as a receiver subsystem building block for various applications including cellular basestations, microwave radio, adaptive IF strips, wireless LAN, software defined radio and test equipment.
FDDI built-in test
Engineering Investigations 11/14/2011 Post a comment
One of the many tasks I have had as a Hardware and Software Engineer is troubleshooting unintended consequences of design decisions made many years previously. Sometimes the decision was made by others, sometimes I throw a wrench in the gears all by myself.
Thai floods to speed up transition to SSDs
News & Analysis 11/11/2011 13 comments
The Taiwanese hardware and component channel could be badly hit as a result of the crippling floods in Thailand which have resulted in hard disc drive (HDD) shortages globally, though the move could speed up the transition to solid state drives (SSDs) according to sources.
Defense firm offers manycore runtime support
News & Analysis 11/9/2011 Post a comment
ET International Inc., a spin-off from the University of Delaware in 2000 that has performed computing research for the Department of Defense, has announced that its SWift Adaptive Runtime Machine provides a commercial implementation of the ParalleX parallel execution model, a message-driven split-transaction computing model.
Huawei proposes video server standard
News & Analysis 11/2/2011 2 comments
To keep up with mobile and video traffic, wireless carriers will need a new class of high-end systems by 2015, said a Huawei executive who is proposing a new standard.