Improving medical imaging with direct radiography Design How-To 9/10/2012 3 comments Traditional analog X-ray imaging systems is being replaced by Direct Radiography. The DR X-ray image is available within seconds after exposure of the patient and can be distributed immediately for consultation with medical experts anywhere. This article focuses on design challenges with respect to digital X-ray flat panel detectors.
Infrared LEDs for camera systems Design How-To 9/7/2012 1 comment This article explains that powerful infrared LEDs, or IRED, facilitate compact illumination units for video and CCTV systems on infrared basis. They reduce the cost for packages, optics, reflectors and production.
Energy harvesting from thermoelectric sources gets a boost Product How-To 9/4/2012 6 comments Powering a wireless sensor node from ambient or “free” energy is attractive because it can supplement or eliminate the need for batteries or wires. This is a clear benefit when battery replacement or servicing is inconvenient, costly or dangerous.
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.