Advanced Photonix relocates, consolidates fabs News & Analysis 1/17/2006 Post a comment Optoelectronic semiconductor supplier Advanced Photonix Inc. announced it would consolidate its California and Wisconsin semiconductor micro-fabrication operations into the Ann Arbor, Mi., facility leased by its wholly owned subsidiary, Picometrix.
New optical SC connector spec emerges News & Analysis 1/17/2006 Post a comment Several optical device makers have banded to develop new common specifications for optical devices including the SC connector, based on the 10 Gbit/s Miniature Device Multi-Source Agreement (XMD-MSA).
Entangled photons seen as route to secure comms News & Analysis 1/12/2006 Post a comment Making optical networks more secure has come a step closer following a major breakthrough with quantum devices reported Thursday (Jan. 12) by Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. (TRRL) and scientists from the University of Cambridge.
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.