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. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.