Android, FreeRTOS top EE Times' 2013 embedded survey News & Analysis 2/27/2013 15 comments Android has become the most popular third-party operating system for embedded applications according to a survey of engineers – but as they become more familiar respondents may be starting to shy away from the OS for future projects.
An introduction to piezo MEMS oscillators Design How-To 2/26/2013 Post a comment Piezoelectrically transduced pMEMS resonators have emerged as one of the strong candidates for replacing quartz technology for high-frequency, low phase noise reference applications. In this paper, IDT introduces the design principles and performance characteristics of pMEMS oscillators.
Test gets no respect Blog 2/13/2013 3 comments Rodney Dangerfield was known to say "I don't get no respect." Sometimes, that’s how it feels to be a test engineer.
Open-source EE design tools Design How-To 2/11/2013 Post a comment The electronics that glue mechanical fixtures and software together don't get the attention they deserve, but are a critical part of the system.
CATV test platform touts performance enhancements Product News 2/7/2013 Post a comment Sunrise Telecom announced a major firmware upgrade for its CM3000 and CM3800 DOCSIS 3.0 cable-modem network and spectrum analyzers, enabling cable providers to identify and resolve impairments before they affect customer experience.
How healthy is your heart? Design How-To 2/6/2013 Post a comment Medical equipments have one thing in common and that is the presence of electronics. From the tiny gadget that checks the amount of sugar in blood to the bulky ECG machine which measures your heart operation. This paper gives a small-window view of the places where electronics is used and has been sitting silently in our lives over the years.
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.