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.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments