Kontron launches industrial M2M controller Product News 3/24/2012 Post a comment Kontron has developed a Machine-to-Machine (M2M) system that is easily deployable for industrial and extended temperature environments based around the COM Express format, an Intel Atom processor and Wind River's VxWorks real time operating system.
Nvidia rolls 28-nm graphics processors News & Analysis 3/22/2012 1 comment Nvidia rolled out a new generation of desktop and notebook graphics chips, fueling the next round of neck-and-neck competition with archrival Advanced Micro Devices.
NI co-founders recognized for lifetime achievement News & Analysis 3/19/2012 3 comments UBM Electronics, the owner of EE Times and EDN, will award the Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 at its ACE Awards event next week to two hi-tech executives who have made a large impact on graphical electronics design in the last 26 years.
iPad teardown reveals IC design winners News & Analysis 3/16/2012 12 comments Consumer electronics repair company iFixit has disassembled the latest iPad tablet computer from Apple to reveal the details of how it is put together including the IC design wins.
FlexRay spec rev offers back compatibility, lower costs Design How-To 3/15/2012 Post a comment The FlexRay electrical physical layer spec Rev. 3.0.1 has been released and production of second generation transceivers has started. Semiconductor manufacturers have to ensure full device specific functional range in existing applications with a drop-in replacement.
We teardown a Chevy Volt (exclusive videos) Design How-To 3/12/2012 2 comments What makes a Chevy Volt tick (and whirr and hum) is revealed in these videos where the car was taken apart over three days—quality, ruggedness, and modularity for incorporating future technology are apparent.
Transmitter/receiver pair serves as antitheft alarm Design How-To 3/8/2012 3 comments Simple circuit consists of a transmitter/receiver pair that functions as an automobile antitheft alert system. When the vehicle leaves the area, this circuit sounds an alarm because the distance between the transmitter and receiver increases and the received power level falls below a predetermined threshold.
Updated: Parting shots from MWC 2012 News & Analysis 3/1/2012 3 comments The outlook for cellular networks is mixed with slow growth expected for LTE roll outs taking diverse approaches to keep pace with a burgeoning set of devices.
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.