Unlocking the Keyless Car Future Automotive DesignLine Blog 10/2/2013 33 comments For just about everything we do these days, “there's an app for that.” Is the car key destined to become one more little tile on a smartphone screen?
Frankenstein's Fix: The Tricky Toroid Engineering Investigations 9/26/2013 3 comments Using a logic analyzer to investigate the problem, an engineering technician finds a simple way to meet the design requirements for an early RF device.
New Twist on RF Production Test Blog 9/10/2013 Post a comment Peter Sarson and Andreas Wild of ams develop a standard test routine to alleviate the aggravation added to the testing process when RF filter characterization requirements are changed late in development.
Car Monitor Dials Into iPhone Blog 8/13/2013 15 comments Automatic is an exciting new IoT device to help you monitor your car and driving data, even though it cracks the door to car hacking a bit wider.
Internets of Things Need Glue News & Analysis 8/12/2013 42 comments Pioneers and experts say what the IoT needs is consensus on a standard and "glue" to link the many incompatible protocols deployed today.
ST Hawks Smallest MEMS Compass News & Analysis 8/2/2013 4 comments STMicroelectronics calls its LSM303C, combining a three-axis magnetometer and a three-axis accelerometer in a 16-bit, 2x2mm package, the world's smallest MEMS compass.
China Beat Google to Chromecast Blog 8/1/2013 13 comments I bought a device just like Google's new Chromecast in a Chinese electronics market more than a year ago, raising questions about today's design pipeline.
Startup Aims to Unsnarl IoT Code News & Analysis 7/17/2013 21 comments WigWag plans open source software to ease to job of addressing devices using any protocol on the Internet of Things. It also described the innards of its home automation devices.
How Hackers Can Take Control Over Your Car News & Analysis 7/8/2013 69 comments The automotive industry has yet to see a hacker compromising the safety of cars and drivers, because automobiles have not been network-connected until recently. But that doesn't mean it won't happen.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 8 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...