Strains showing on sapphires growth for electronics News & Analysis 9/30/2008 Post a comment The sapphire substrate market for electronic applications reached 4.61 million wafers (2 inch equivalent) for LEDs last year, as well as tens of thousands of 6 inch wafers for SoS RF applications in 2007, according to report from Yole Development (Lyon, France).
EU-funded project on next gen optical networks News & Analysis 9/22/2008 Post a comment A consortium of seven European universities and research centers has been formed to conduct the 3.9 million euro PHASORS (Phase sensitive amplifier systems and optical regenerators) initiative under the 'Information and communication technology' (ICT) Theme of the Seventh Framework Program (FP7).
Bookham touts 5Gbit/s DWDM SFP module News & Analysis 9/16/2008 Post a comment Bookham Inc. has started sampling a DWDM SFP module that boasts a transmission speed of 5Gbits/second and said that a multi-rate 2.5Gbits/s variant has achieved an uncompensated reach of 400km.
CIP touts hybrid photonic integration News & Analysis 9/8/2008 Post a comment The Centre for Integrated Photonics (CIP) has started working with potential customers to commercialize its hybrid Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) platform and HyBoard modules.
China counters U.S. invisibility cloak News & Analysis 9/3/2008 Post a comment Chinese researchers, fearful that a U.S. invisibility cloak could hide objects from view while also blinding anyone inside, have devised what they call an anti-cloaking layer that solves the latter problem.
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.