Automotive HMI: More than just a machine interface Design How-To 3/19/2013 Post a comment Multimedia and 3D graphics are gaining ground in vehicles. Not only in the infotainment sector, but also in the human-machine interfaces. To stay competitive, the automotive industry requires modular, scalable system solutions that must be taken into account as early as the semiconductor specification stage.
Testing HDMI and MHL interfaces Design How-To 3/8/2013 1 comment The author describes a set up for testing video transmitted by HDMI and mobile high-definition links for applications in cellular networks.
U.S. remote cardiac monitoring market climbing Design How-To 3/6/2013 Post a comment The U.S. market for remote cardiac monitoring devices and services is expected to reach $867 million in 2016, up 27 percent from $686 million in 2011, according to market research firm InMedica, a division of IHS iSuppli.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times