Sealevel PCIe serial interface adds 8 RS-232/422/485 Ports Product News 6/15/2011 Post a comment The new Ultra COMM+8.PCIE serial interface from Sealevel Systems, Inc. is designed to deliver ultimate flexibility for expanding serial communications in a variety of test and measurement, process control, and point-of-sale applications. Compatible with any PCI Express slot, the board provides eight multifunction serial ports, each individually field-configurable for RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485.
San Diego team to demo PCM drive at DAC Research 6/6/2011 11 comments A team of students and researchers from the University of California, San Diego, is about to demonstrate a phase-change memory solid-state storage system that it claims is up to seven times faster than current solid-state drives.
Pick the best Engineering Investigations piece Engineering Investigations 6/1/2011 6 comments We've been around the world, drunk Calvados in exotic locations, waded knee-deep in exploding mice, ground our teeth at management ineptitude and learned the value of teamwork. Now, it's time to help determine the best of the latest Engineering Investigations blog submissions!
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.