Ensuring low power in wireless mesh sensor networks
Design How-To 4/29/2008 Post a comment
Wireless sensor communications and low power go hand in hand. In fact, low power is just as important as the reliability of the communications itself. Before the advent of wireless sensor communications, low power was synonymous with low current consumption.
Sensor & Test to offer broad supporting program
News & Analysis 4/25/2008 Post a comment
The Sensor & Test trade fair (Nuremberg, May 6 though May 8), has published its supporting scientific and technological program. Five conferences and a number of forums provide a broad range of topics for test and automation engineers.
Anxious weekend ahead for Galileo backers
News & Analysis 4/24/2008 Post a comment
Teams that have been developing and financing the Giove-B demonstrator and test satellite for Europe's fledgling satellite navigation project, Galileo, will have an anxious weekend as the bird is scheduled to be launched in the early hours of April 27th.
HDMI Consumer Electronic Control (CEC) technology and testing
Design How-To 4/18/2008 1 comment
CEC functionality promises the consumer the ability to use a single remote control to operate multiple devices -- no need to juggle separate remotes to control the TV, set-top box, portable HD devices, etc. Here's a look inside the spec, optional commands, compliance and interoperability testing.
Siemens extends IO-Link product range
Product News 4/15/2008 Post a comment
Siemens Industry Automation expands its sensor and actuator product range for the IO-Link interface standard. The move covers components and the integration in Siemens' Totally Integrated Automation concept.
How to characterize surface-mount RF devices
Design How-To 4/14/2008 1 comment
Learn how to use a simple linear simulator capable of manipulating S-parameters and S-Y-Z-matrix transformation to accurately de-embed surface-mount RF components on low-cost test fixtures
EU funds project for wireless-enabled diabetes management
News & Analysis 4/10/2008 Post a comment
A group of European companies and research establishments have won a Euros 7.1 million ($11.3 million) grant from the European Commission to help fund the development of a portable personalised blood glucose prediction tool aimed at improving the lives of millions of diabetes patients.
Deepstream secures deal with Moeller GmbH
News & Analysis 4/8/2008 Post a comment
Sensor startup company Deepstream Technologies (Bangor, Wales) has announced it has secured a $16 million contract with industrial safety technology vendor Moeller GmbH (Bonn, Germany). The startup also said it is about to launch manufacturing its first products.