Ohmite : Current sense resistors have 1 percent tolerance Product News 3/30/2009 Post a comment Using metal resistive elements made from Nickel-Chromium or Cupron (Manganin-Copper) the MCS Series of SMD flip chip resistors from Ohmite have a very low TCR of <50 ppm/°C over the range of current sense values which are popular in portable, battery operated equipment and power supplies.
Watch out Heidi Klum, here comes the HRP-4C! Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 3/27/2009 Post a comment A very interesting development in the world of robotics as the HRP-4C fashion model is introduced to the world at Tokyo's Fashion Week. This modern marvel of sensors, motors, and controllers, responds to voice commands, walks, talks, and even has motors controlling facial expressions. But is the research and development effort worthwhile?
Mobile operators seal, extend network sharing deals News & Analysis 3/23/2009 Post a comment In a wide-ranging cost cutting deal that will have major implications for their equipment suppliers, and further down the chain for many component suppliers, Vodafone and Telefonica have confirmed they will pool their mobile networks in the U.K and said that the deal covers several other European countries.
The AspireRfid Project Design How-To 3/16/2009 Post a comment RFID middleware is gradually becoming a cornerstone for non-trivial RFID deployments. John K. Soldatos and Didier Donsez provide insight into why this is true in complex heterogeneous environments comprising multiple readers, applications instances, legacy ICT systems, as well as sophisticated business processes and semantics.
Analyst: Top chip suppliers are underperforming News & Analysis 3/11/2009 Post a comment Almost all of the semiconductor industry's top 25 companies not only saw sales declines last year—they also underperformed the overall chip industry for the year, according to researchers at iSuppli (El Segndo, Calif.)
Tire pressure monitors to reduce CO2 emissons News & Analysis 3/10/2009 2 comments The European Parliament Tuesday (March 10) passed a proposal that will make tire pressure sensors for new cars mandatory. The industry is prepared to offer the technology required but new developments enhance the scope of options.
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.