Nanotech retrofit sharpens X-rays News & Analysis 1/23/2008 Post a comment Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne have crafted a nanoscale diffraction grating that could be retrofitted into existing X-ray machines, enabling health-care providers to also take dark-field X-rays.
Solid-state relays deliver up to 32 amps Product News 1/18/2008 Post a comment Aimed at a variety of power applications including industrial controls, consumer appliances and medical equipment, Clare extends its power relay family with four DC-only devices that deliver current handling up to 32 A.
Famous photonics names set to disappear News & Analysis 1/9/2008 Post a comment Some famous global names in the optoelectronics and photonics sectors are set to disappear later this month when Gooch & Housego plc (Ilminster, England) celebrates its 60th anniversary with a major integration of its various component operating companies.
Start-up raises funds for polymer materials development News & Analysis 1/4/2008 Post a comment Optoelectronics materials developer Braggone (Oulu, Finland) has raised "multimillion-dollar" funding from Finland's National Technology Agency (TEKES) to commercialize its polymer materials that target makers of displays, semiconductor and photovoltaics.
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.