Electronics in medical apps: Fertility monitor design Design How-To 2/20/2013 6 comments Electronics plays a vital role in designing clinical equipments ranging from a small digital thermometer to complex health monitoring systems. In a series of articles, Cypress engineers will discuss the electronic design of widely used medical devices. This first installment focuses on the design of a fertility monitor.
Selecting automotive display touch interface Design How-To 2/19/2013 1 comment The display interface is an area of particular focus in the automotive industry as poke-through resistive touch displays give way to a more modern touch-lens in the integrated center control panel.
Slideshow: Google updates fiber offer News & Analysis 2/18/2013 5 comments Milo Medin, former cable Internet entrepreneur and head of the Google Fiber program, gave engineers an update on the search giant's progress testing the waters as a carrier.
Optelian unveils 100G platform Product News 2/14/2013 Post a comment Configurable as either a muxponder or transponder, the MPX-9110 can aggregate and transport any mix of 10 Gb/s, 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s services over a 100G OTN DWDM wavelength.
How healthy is your heart? Design How-To 2/6/2013 Post a comment Medical equipments have one thing in common and that is the presence of electronics. From the tiny gadget that checks the amount of sugar in blood to the bulky ECG machine which measures your heart operation. This paper gives a small-window view of the places where electronics is used and has been sitting silently in our lives over the years.
Using stable, reliable systems for mission-critical video walls Design How-To 2/6/2013 1 comment Video walls are found in mission-critical environments, such as military command centers, or nuclear power plant control rooms. Computer systems used for video wall controller platforms are highly ruggedized, stable, reliable industrial computers designed with special considerations for video wall applications.
Moving from CCFT- to LED-backlit LCD modules Design How-To 2/5/2013 1 comment LED backlights for displays offer several advantages over cold cathode fluorescent tubes, with the primary reason being power savings, followed by the absence of mercury and superior low-temperature operation.
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.