Life lessons in embedded Blog 9/24/2012 Post a comment The best way to face the diverse embedded market is with an open mind and a practical attitude—a life lesson I took away from meetings at DESIGN East.
London Calling: Lego supercomputer, meet Arduino mopho Blog 9/19/2012 2 comments Computer scientists at Southampton University have built a supercomputer out of 64 Raspberry Pi credit card-size computers and Legos. Separately, the Open Electronics community has recently been offered a GSM/GPRS and GPS daughter card suitable for attachment to the Arduino microcontroller board.
IPhone 5 draws praise, iPod gets camera News & Analysis 9/12/2012 18 comments Apple's much anticipated iPhone 5 is winning initial praise as a solid upgrade and the new camera in the iPod Touch suggests Apple will attack consumer point-and-shoot cameras.
Intel launches embedded middleware push News & Analysis 9/11/2012 10 comments David "Dadi" Perlmutter, general manager of the Intel Architecture Group, showed off an intelligent vending machine at the Intel Developer Forum, where the company rolled out a framework for management and security middleware.
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.