Automotive-electronics documentation and service software tools cut cost—and improve brand image Design How-To 4/26/2012 2 comments Compared against the development of visionary new automotive electronic systems, such as intelligent highways and driverless cars, documenting designs and repairing faulty vehicles seems unglamorous. But in fact, documentation of vehicle electrical systems is a slow, costly and error-prone task; and speeding fault rectification saves money, reduces commercial vehicle downtime, and enhances brand image in the eyes of the customer.
Wearable human motion energy harvester Research 4/22/2012 2 comments A team from Riga Technical University, Latvia has designed a "Human Motion Energy Harvester for Wearable Applications". The design consists of a jacket with an electrical generator.
Hirosi and Micro Interconnects connect for design ins News & Analysis 4/21/2012 Post a comment Two interconnect companies, Hirose and Micro Interconnects, have announced a partnership that they say will simplify specifying and designing in DF36 board-to-fine coaxial cable connectors for applications in space-restricted areas, such as hand-held devices.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.