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.
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.