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What Do You Get When You Put a Sensor on a Simple Screw?
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
11/27/2013   7 comments
It’s the simplest of concepts, now that someone has invented it. While the headline sounds like a joke, this is anything but, and the potential for the invention is amazing.
Countdown: Top Industrial Control Blogs/Opinion/News Articles for 2013—Part 1
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11/27/2013   Post a comment
Now that’s we’ve looked at the top feature articles on the Industrial Control DesignLine for 2013, it’s time to see the top blogs/opinions and news for the year.
CMOS, CCDs Invade Space Imagers
Blog  
11/26/2013   7 comments
Both CMOS imagers and charge-coupled devices have roles to play in the future of space imaging.
Apple Buys 3D Depth Sensor Company for $345M
News & Analysis  
11/25/2013   12 comments
Apple has confirmed the purchase of israeli motion sensor tech developer PrimeSense for approximately $345 million. PrimeSense’s technology could be used in an iTV or next generation Apple TV as well as future iPhones and iPads.
Spansion Exec Reassures Fujitsu Customers
News & Analysis  
11/25/2013   9 comments
The most tangible technology advances, after Spansion acquired Fujitsu Semiconductor's MCU/analog business, will come from the adoption of Spansion’s proprietary eCT technology in embedded MCUs -- to be released in 2015.
IoT Challenge Sparks Ongoing Discussion
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11/25/2013   Post a comment
Join an ongoing conversation about the Smart America Challenge and what lies ahead for the Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems.
Why We Need Big Data & Connected Cars
Blog  
11/22/2013   16 comments
How we drive is set for major changes as the rise of advanced driver assistance systems, connected cars, and big data analytics make mobility quicker, safer, and greener.
Sensor Showcase From Japan With Love
Slideshow  
11/22/2013   18 comments
At Embedded Technology 2013, vendors were talking up M2M, sensors, energy harvesting ICs, battery-less wireless connectivity, HTML browsers, and big data -- all thrown together as a solution.
Wolfson to Use Bat-Like Sonar for Gesture Recognition
News & Analysis  
11/22/2013   4 comments
Wolfson Microelectronics plc (Edinburgh, Scotland) has teamed up with Elliptic Labs, a startup company working on ultrasonic touchless gesturing for consumer electronics devices.
IoT on Fingertip Appears at EE Live!
News & Analysis  
11/21/2013   13 comments
After helping pioneer the Internet of Things, Berkeley's Kris Pister wants to put an entire node (including power source) on a chip.
Omron: Never Underestimate Blood Pressure
News & Analysis  
11/21/2013   10 comments
To win the next-generation smart healthcare battle, Omron executive says it's important to know the types of data your technology must "sense, track, accumulate, and send" to doctors who are treating patients' lifestyle illnesses.
Where Are All the Medical Breakthroughs?
Blog  
11/20/2013   7 comments
Innovation in medical electronics is hard due to technical, legal, and financial conditions, but new regulatory structures could help.
Big Data May Mimic, Replace Brain
News & Analysis  
11/20/2013   11 comments
A venture capitalist calls for advances that automate healthcare while a researcher shows ways of applying algorithms used by the neocortex.
Embedded Vision: Who's Watching Whom & Why
Blog  
11/18/2013   24 comments
Imaging technology is no longer just about the never-ending megapixel race among CMOS image sensors. As market focus shifts to "vision" processing, the industry has drawn a new battle line.
Chat With Presidential Fellows on IoT
Blog  
11/18/2013   8 comments
This Friday EE Times is hosting a Twitter chat on the Internet of Things with two veteran entrepreneurs and US Presidential Innovation Fellows behind the Smart America Challenge.
Industrial Internet Group Debuts Soon
News & Analysis  
11/15/2013   12 comments
A 10-company US consortium to set standards for the Industrial Internet aims to debut in January, said a GE executive driving a business in the area.
Sensor Enables Airlines to Avoid Volcanic Ash After Eruptions
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
11/14/2013   4 comments
Pumping an artificial cloud of volcanic ash into the air over the Bay of Biscay, Airbus and British easyJet airline just tested a sensor that won't let volcano eruptions disrupt a plane in the air.
Qualcomm's Tricorder X-Prize: Mobile Redefining Medicine
News & Analysis  
11/13/2013   14 comments
Wearable sensors and smart patches are allowing patients to monitor their own vital signs and even diagnose disease with their smartphones, according to Donald Jones, Vice President of Global Strategy & Market Development at Qualcomm Life Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) who predicted the eventual end of bulky, traditional medical instruments.
Digital Medicine Will Reshape Hospitals
Blog  
11/11/2013   22 comments
Semiconductors could power personal, virtual healthcare that reshape hospitals, said a keynoter at the chip industry's annual gala.
EE Times Community Weighs In on Toyota Case
News & Analysis  
11/7/2013   27 comments
EE Times readers took Toyota’s unintended acceleration case to heart. After all, Toyota’s failures, pointed out by the expert witnesses, aren’t just Toyota’s problems. Its failures are relevant to all the hard choices engineers make.
Intel Creates Internet of Things Group
News & Analysis  
11/6/2013   19 comments
Embedded veteran Doug Davis was named head of a new Internet of Things group at Intel, which will sell Atom and Quark SoCs.
Timeline: Toyota Faces More Battles in Liability War
News & Analysis  
11/4/2013   22 comments
Calling the Oklahoma case an outlier is probably premature. Carl Tobias, a professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, says it will give momentum to many other cases waiting for trial.
Slideshow: ARM Flexes From Servers to Wearables
Slideshow  
11/4/2013   6 comments
At last week's ARM Tech Con, partners showed chips, boards, and systems using the low-power cores in everything from servers to wearables.


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