Ultrasound: Can Chirp Usurp UI?
News & Analysis 2/27/2017 Post a comment
Chirp Microsystems is rolling out a single-chip ultrasonic time-of-flight sensor. “Touchless” – based on ultrasonic sensing – can “add another modality” to UI for wearable, AR/VR, smartphones and even automotive, believes the startup CEO.
IoT Group Sets Broad Agenda
News & Analysis 2/15/2017 Post a comment
The OpenFog Consortium released a reference architecture it will use to guide efforts on standards and product design for the Internet of Things.
16 Views of ISSCC
Slideshow 2/10/2017 5 comments
The Internet of Things is rising among the hundreds of papers at the annual ISSCC event dedicated to design of microprocessors, memories, wireless chips, and more.
IoT Convergence Is Coming
Blog 2/7/2017 5 comments
Soon after the New Year, I noted the convergence of protocols, alliances and methods for the Internet of Things was underway.
Industrial IoT Nets Blossom
News & Analysis 1/31/2017 Post a comment
A survey shows growth in large deployments of the Internet of Things in industrial markets as a trade group prepares an analysis of competing protocols.
IoT Ready to Light Up in 2017
News & Analysis 12/28/2016 1 comment
After laying foundations for the Internet of Things in security, M&A and other areas in 2016 its time to tell stories about real deployments of IoT in 2017.
Sensor Net to Run on RF Power
News & Analysis 12/20/2016 1 comment
Researchers at PARC are developing a distributed building automation network using sensors that sip power from 900-MHz RF hubs.
15 Views of Printed Electronics
Slideshow 11/21/2016 10 comments
Printed electronics showed progress in manufacturing gear and processes, e-textiles, sensors, batteries, and printed NFC tags at the IDTechEx event.
EVs Will Innovate on Land, Sea, Air
Blog 10/31/2016 1 comment
Hybrid and pure electric land, water and air vehicles are becoming one business increasingly served by the same companies, but the vehicles and their components are changing out of all recognition.
16 Views of ARM TechCon
Slideshow 10/28/2016 3 comments
ARM’s annual event was all about building and securing the Internet of Things with help from Softbank and little said about its server initiative.
CEA-Leti: What Crickets Can Teach Us
News & Analysis 10/19/2016 Post a comment
Bio-inspired research is picking up momentum. But where CEA-Leti’s approach differs from others, more focused on neuromorphic engineering by mimicking the brain, is that “we take a full system approach,” according to Leti’s science director.
Large Flexible Fingerprint Sensor Reaches 500dpi
News & Analysis 10/18/2016 Post a comment
FlexEnable together with ISORG have jointly launched a flexible fingerprint sensor with an image resolution of 500 dots per inch (dpi). Only 0.3mm thick, the flexible optical sensor is suitable for applications requiring standard-compliant fingerprint enrolment and/or identification.
IoT Startup Taps Blockchain
News & Analysis 10/13/2016 1 comment
Startup Filament has developed an end node for the industrial Internet of Things than extends the LoRa network and uses blockchain as part of its security.
Why Dual Cameras Are Better?
Blog 9/5/2016 5 comments
By using dual cameras, smartphone manufacturers are able to support extremely advanced imaging features while keeping the solution slim (below 5mm height), lightweight and robust.
Rivals Chasing Velodyne in Lidar Race
News & Analysis 8/18/2016 6 comments
Velodyne unveiled a combined $150 million investment from co-investors Ford Motor Company and China’s Baidu. A growing number of startups are now chasing Velodyne, the most experienced and best funded lidar tech company.
ST Buys NFC, RFID Assets from AMS
News & Analysis 7/29/2016 Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV has acquired NFC, RFID reader business from AMS AG for a sum of $77.8 million plus an additional sum based on how the business performs in future.
Tesla's Fatal Crash: 6 Unanswered Questions
News & Analysis 7/7/2016 44 comments
Tesla’s fatal crash has many automotive industry experts wondering what exactly happened. EE Times makes an attempt to dissect which technologies were at play inside Model S Autopilot, and what limitations each technology was manifested in the crash.
19 Views of Sensors Expo
Slideshow 6/24/2016 1 comment
A walk around the Sensor Expo show floor revealed a widely diverse market of companies, technologies and markets seeking more integrated, lower cost components.
Zero Power Listen-Mode Sensor Debuts
News & Analysis 6/22/2016 4 comments
An acoustic “event-detection” device like Vesper’s new piezoelectric MEMS microphone uses sound energy to wake a system from full power-down mode, thus enabling battery life of a system embedded with the sensor to span not months but years.
Zigbee Mesh Gets Early Praise
News & Analysis 6/15/2016 Post a comment
The JupiterMesh wireless network specification from the Zigbee Alliance is getting early praise from analysts as an alternative to Wi-Sun for smart meters and cities.