Toyota Case: Vehicle Testing Confirms Fatal Flaws
News & Analysis 10/31/2013 68 comments
With gag orders, code reviews locked in windowless rooms, and a car attached to a dynamometer, Bookout v Toyota had enough engineering intrigue to make a good thriller. But what the experts found was serious stuff. Here's how they showed the defects that cause unintended acceleration.
Are You Getting the Most From Your Valuable Test Data?
EET Videos 10/29/2013 Post a comment
If you're involved in high-tech product manufacturing, you know how important production data is. It's your lifeline to yields, product quality, and supplier performance. See how Proligent can help harmonize your production line with the bottom line.
Is ARM Adopting Microsoft Model?
News & Analysis 10/28/2013 5 comments
XMOS Semiconductor has signed a deal to use ARM-based chips from Silicon Labs alongside its own deterministic multicore silicon in a single package.
Why Toyota’s Oklahoma Case Is Different
Blog 10/25/2013 37 comments
If you are an engineer or a Toyota vehicle owner, you owe it yourself to remain open-minded and read the followup story we just posted on www.eetimes.com, Toyota Case: Single Bit Flip That Killed.
Toyota Case: Single Bit Flip That Killed
News & Analysis 10/25/2013 106 comments
Could bad code kill a person? It apparently did. The Bookout v Toyota Motor Corp. case, which blamed sudden acceleration in a Toyota Camry for a wrongful death, touches the issue directly.
Acceleration Case: Jury Finds Toyota Liable
News & Analysis 10/24/2013 43 comments
A jury finds that Toyota's electronic throttle control system caused the sudden acceleration of a 2005 Camry in a 2007 accident that killed one woman and seriously injured another on an Oklahoma highway off-ramp.
Oklahoma Jury to Deliberate Toyota Acceleration Case
News & Analysis 10/24/2013 9 comments
The focus of the Toyota case in Oklahoma is on software and electronics used in the electronic throttle control, rather than the entanglement of the accelerator pedal with a floor mat, which Toyota previously cited as the cause of accidents.
China's SMIC Responds to Soaring 3D IC Market
News & Analysis 10/21/2013 5 comments
To capture the rapidly growing thru-silicon-via technology-based stacked device market, China Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. has formed an R&D and manufacturing center dedicated to 3D IC.
Nice Circuit, Ugly Schematic
Blog 10/21/2013 35 comments
The wiring schematic is a standard part of a design’s "reveal." When it is done with the right engineering esthetic, it reflects well on the design and the designer.
Metrology: The Turtle of Engineering
News & Analysis 10/14/2013 8 comments
We usually think of electronics as a quickly-moving industry, but that's not always so. One area that is notoriously slow moving is metrology, the science of measurement.
Meters That Measure Magnetics
News & Analysis 10/9/2013 1 comment
Gaussmeters and fluxmeters let you measure magnetic fields if you have the right meter, the right probes, and the right technique.