Mega-cool micro-design contest Engineering Pop Culture! 6/27/2012 Post a comment I just heard from that young man-about-town Richard Quinnell – the editor of Microcontroller Central – that he's running a micro-design contest.
Freescale, Vivante, Rightware team on automotive display News & Analysis 6/22/2012 3 comments Automotive displays have been getting a lot more dynamic and flexible and long gone are the days of a physical needle twitching in front of circular dial. That trend is set to continue thanks to Rightware, a developer of user interface graphics, Freescale and Vivante. The three companies have joined forces to create an automotive infotainment and instrumentation display platform.
French parallel processing research wins $40 million Research 6/20/2012 1 comment The ManyCoreLabs three-year collaborative R&D project, proposed by fabless chip company Kalray SA, has been selected to receive 32 million euro (about $40 million) in funding from the French authorities as part of the Investissements d'Avenir (Invest in the Future) program.
Why people like the British Engineering Pop Culture! 6/18/2012 13 comments Knowing that I'm from England, a friend just sent me a humorous email that purports to contain true snippets from British Newspapers.
It truly is a different world… The Engineering Life - Around the Web 6/15/2012 12 comments While driving home from work yesterday, I heard a report on the NPR (National Public Radio) that made me think "We truly do live in a different world…"
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.