Home networking groups edge toward G.hn News & Analysis 2/25/2009 1 comment Three ad hoc groups promoting competing networking standards have formed liaisons with the Home Grid Forum, another step toward industry support for the ITU G.hn effort to create a single wired standard for home networks over powerline, coax and telephone lines.
Software tool automates ECU software checks Product News 2/24/2009 Post a comment Automotive realtime networking expert TTTech Automotive (Vienna) has announced a software tool to validate the consistency of Autosar components in electronic control units (ECUs). TTX-Autoverify increases the engineering efficiency during system integration and thus helps to reduce time-to-market and costs, the vendor claims.
Car-to-car becomes bike-to-bike Product News 2/19/2009 Post a comment In a joint research project, Technical University of Darmstadt and automotive technology provider carhs.communiation GmbH (Alzenau, Germany) are trying to transfer car-to-car communications systems to the world of motorbikes. Besides warnings of potential dangerous road conditions, the system will include a human-to-human communications option for biker groups.
Radio chips dial into medical apps News & Analysis 2/9/2009 Post a comment Radio frequency CMOS is being applied to a growing but fragmented set of medical applications ranging from imaging and DNA testing to networking in and around the body, according to a panel of experts here in a session before the formal opening of the International Solid State Circuits Conference.
Fluke : Multimeter-logger comes with PC evaluation software News & Analysis 2/9/2009 Post a comment The Fluke 287/FVF industrial electronics monitoring Combo Kit comprises a true-rms Fluke 287 Electronics Logging Multimeter, FlukeView Forms software, which enables comparisons with previous recordings and professional reporting, and a Fluke 80BK-A Thermocouple probe.
Consortium surveys boundary scan use News & Analysis 2/6/2009 Post a comment The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative is surveying the electronics industry to gauge the current adoption rate of boundary scan and identify any impediments to widespread use.
High speed systems defy test, tools News & Analysis 2/6/2009 Post a comment As systems drive signals at speeds approaching 25 Gbit/second, engineers are finding it increasingly difficult to test the signal integrity of their designs as they peer into a growing gap between their measured and simulated results, unable to tell which numbers are accurate.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.