Intro to biomechatronics, Part 1 Design How-To 11/25/2011 7 comments This 600page book aims to provide fundamentals of electronic and mechanical components required to assist or replace limbs, senses, and even organs damaged by trauma, birth defects, or disease.
Image gallery: Japan bets on embedded News & Analysis 11/22/2011 20 comments While covering the Embedded Technology 2011 show in Yokohama, I couldn’t help but notice one big shift in the Japanese electronics industry’s agenda since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami: the industry’s collective focus on the “smart home.”
Personal Geiger counter, anyone? News & Analysis 11/17/2011 18 comments Radiation is something you cannot smell or see. Unless you have your own Geiger counter, you can’t hear it, either. But that isn’t stopping the Japanese from figuring out a way to “sniff it out.”
ESA on path to reliable MEMS in Space News & Analysis 11/15/2011 Post a comment The European Space Agency is funding a project to develop new methods for packaging and testing micro-electromechanical systems to meet performance requirements of space missions.
Energy harvesting and renewable energy sources Design How-To 11/7/2011 4 comments Energy harvesting is hot, and the Power Solutions: Smart Energy Technologies and Techniques Virtual Event by EETimes will address major issues associated with the design and integration of solar- and wind-harvesting systems.
ST LIS3DSH sensor Product News 11/3/2011 Post a comment STMicroelectronics is touting its latest sensor as the industry's first three-axis high-resolution accelerometer with two embedded finite-state machines.
Imec leads Imola project on OLED research News & Analysis 11/3/2011 Post a comment Imec has announced that the Leuven, Belgium-based research consortium is leading another new project under the EU’s 7th framework program for ICT (FP7), this time to develop large-area OLED-based lighting modules with built-in intelligent light management.
Android app keeps drivers at safe distance News & Analysis 11/2/2011 15 comments In a recent example of leaving your diving to your smartphone, consumer marketer Picitup has launched a visual radar app for high-end Android handsets, which when attached to a car’s windshield, warns the driver of potential collisions.
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.