Tiny hybrids EET Videos 10/14/2009 Post a comment Imran describes the unique—hybrid, dense and flexible--nature of the printed circuit boards used in implants.
Welcome to the foundry EET Videos 10/14/2009 Post a comment Mir Imran, developer of one of the first implantable defibrillators, opened the doors of his Silicon Valley company Modulus to show how implants are made.
EB7 EET Videos 10/14/2009 Post a comment Today's engineers rarely see breadboard prototyping with discrete components and soldering irons the way Bakken did for his early designs.
EB6 EET Videos 10/14/2009 Post a comment Bakken, who uses his own products, says he downloads data from it one every 2-3 weeks. Future devices may report information to uses via their cellphones.
EB5 EET Videos 10/14/2009 Post a comment The first pacemaker had external controls, something that turned out to be a hazard for children who used it. A second generation had child-proof settings.
EB4 EET Videos 10/14/2009 Post a comment The first external pacemaker was designed in four weeks in 1957 using a circuit diagram sketched on an envelope, something regulators at the FCC would not allow today.
EB3 EET Videos 10/14/2009 Post a comment A control circuit handling delivery of about 1,000 Ohms to the heart was a risk. If it failed the patient could fibrillate.
EB2 EET Videos 10/14/2009 Post a comment Earl Bakken talks about a blocking oscillator used to controller a neon bulb flasher which consumed half the current of his first external pacemaker to reassure patients and nurses the device was working
Watching you walk EET Videos 10/14/2009 Post a comment Sensors that clip on an elderly person's shoes could monitor their gait, helping to prevent debilitating falls.
Watching you sleep EET Videos 10/13/2009 Post a comment A wireless monitor worn at home can check for sleep apnea with as much accuracy as more complex and expensive systems now used only in clinics.
ESC UK: MicroPanel EET Videos 10/10/2009 Post a comment A panel on the future of microelectronics at this year’s ESC in Farnborough discussed everything from education and the future of design, to the outcome and benefits to the industry of the Intel vs. ARM battle now raging.
Intel vs. ARM: Experts speak out EET Videos 10/7/2009 Post a comment Hot off a panel at ESC Farnborough (UK), Tony King-Smith, VP of marketing for Imagination, elaborated on his comments concerning Intel vs. ARM for embedded and why that struggle is a win--for everyone else!
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...