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.
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.