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  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: Hitting the automotive back-up camera sweet spot
    Published. April 22, 2014

    I was recently talking with some of my colleagues who work on power supply designs for the automotive back up camera market. They are finding that the size of the inductor is a critical element in determining the ultimate size of the design.  For example, the entire camera module measures 20mm by 20mm or smaller. Historically LDO’s have been used in these designs. But with the higher resolution image sensors and higher frame rate image signal processors, power...


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft delivers preview of new Azure cloud service for Internet of Things
    Published. April 15, 2014

    Microsoft is kicking off a limited preview of a new Azure cloud service for managing and analyzing data from Internet of Things devices and sensors....


  • NextGenLog

    NextGenLog

    #MEMS: Tiny Mics to Pass $1B Market Milestone
    Published. April 3, 2014

    Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) microphones combine tiny size with high-definition sound, superior signal-to-noise ratios and wider dynamic range that conventional microphones. They have already become standard faire for mobile devices and in 2014 will pass the $1 billion dollar market milestone, shipping over 2.4 billion units worldwide.Further Reading...


  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    Question 2
    Published. March 26, 2014

    Create a BMI calculator that reads the users weight in pounds and height in inches (or, if you prefer, the users weight in kilograms and height in meters), then calculates and displays the users body mass index....


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Former VP Dick Cheney Knew Of Remote Heart Threat Before General Public
    Published. October 22, 2013

    In 2007, former Vice-President Dick Cheney took the unusual steps of turning off the remote sensors on his heart defibrillator–months before the public knew. Promoting a new book, Chaney and his doctor discussed for the first time his decision to turn off the remote capabilities in his own heart defibrillator. Cheney and Reiner co-authored, “Heart: […] The post Former VP Dick Cheney Knew Of Remote Heart Threat Before General Public appeared first on Mocana DeviceLine Blog....


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Former VP Dick Cheney Knew Of Remote Heart Threat Before General Public
    Published. October 22, 2013

    In 2007, former Vice-President Dick Cheney took the unusual steps of turning off the remote sensors on his heart defibrillator–months before the public knew. Promoting a new book, Chaney and his doctor discussed for the first time his decision to turn off the remote capabilities in his own heart defibrillator. Cheney and Reiner co-authored, “Heart: […] The post Former VP Dick Cheney Knew Of Remote Heart Threat Before General Public appeared first on Mocana DeviceLine Blog....


  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    The Importance of Ecosystems in the Internet of Things Era
    Published. March 11, 2014

    As we develop electronics in early 2014, the battle between processor architectures is raging in all spaces, from deeply embedded through mobile to servers. Choosing the right ecosystem partners is crucially important, and today's announcement of an extended partnership between ARM and Cadence marks important steps towards increasing productivity for ARM-based designs. About two years back, I had tried to make sense of what I perceived as chaos at the Embedded Systems Conference, pointing to...


  • Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Samsung creates medical test bed to prove Internet of Things is worth the effort | ZDNet
    Published. March 4, 2014

    Samsung has smartphones and smart watches, and will soon smart sensors for the medical research field. The partnership between Samsung and the University of California, San Francisco sets out with a single goal: to develop a test bed for medical sensors in efforts to validate the worth of emerging Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technologies, otherwise known as the […]...


  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Filesystem streamlines flash usage for smart meters
    Published. February 27, 2014

    HCC Embedded has developed a specialised filesystem for smart meters designed to reduce power consumption and increase flash memory lifetime.The post Filesystem streamlines flash usage for smart meters appeared first on Tech Design Forum....


  • The Java Posse

    The Java Posse

    Java Posse #437
    Published. January 26, 2014

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  • AnalogTalk

    AnalogTalk

    Fusing sensor data
    Published. January 7, 2014

    Sensors can now be added to virtually anything, due to their small cost and size. As sensors continue to surround us, system requirements are moving from simple monitoring to providing complex information about our environment and activities. Data from multiple sensors, such as motion (accelerometers, magnetometers, gyroscopes) and environmental (light, temperature, humidity, pressure), needs to [...]...


  • Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    ‘Tis the season to get touchy-feely
    Published. December 4, 2012

    The number of ways you can interact with your mobile devices has expanded further in 2012 than in previous years. This year we have seen convertible laptops hit the market, which turn from a PC into a tablet in one careful snap. New sensors like gyroscopes, compasses and accelerometers have arrived to give us more scope […]...


  • John Day

    John Day

    The Growing Market for Silicon Powertrain Sensors
    Published. December 27, 2013

    The research firm IHS attributes much of the growth in the silicon powertrain sensors market to the need for emissions reduction worldwide. Stricter emission standards in the United States and Europe are projected to drive the market forward, according to a new IHS report. The global market for powertrain silicon sensors is expected to reach [...]...


  • Brian's Brain

    Brian's Brain

    Oh Oh—Improved traffic enforcement sensors
    Published. December 24, 2013

    The fact is that law enforcement is armed better than ever with traffic detection devices based on—you got it—your friendly cool sensors....


  • Brian's Brain

    Brian's Brain

    Oh Oh—Improved traffic enforcement sensors
    Published. December 24, 2013

    The fact is that law enforcement is armed better than ever with traffic detection devices based on—you got it—your friendly cool sensors....


  • Anablog

    Anablog

    Oh Oh—Improved traffic enforcement sensors
    Published. December 24, 2013

    The fact is that law enforcement is armed better than ever with traffic detection devices based on—you got it—your friendly cool sensors....


  • Critical Links

    Critical Links

    Oh Oh—Improved traffic enforcement sensors
    Published. December 24, 2013

    The fact is that law enforcement is armed better than ever with traffic detection devices based on—you got it—your friendly cool sensors....


  • Practical Chip Design

    Practical Chip Design

    Oh Oh—Improved traffic enforcement sensors
    Published. December 24, 2013

    The fact is that law enforcement is armed better than ever with traffic detection devices based on—you got it—your friendly cool sensors....


  • Now Hear This!

    Now Hear This!

    Oh Oh—Improved traffic enforcement sensors
    Published. December 24, 2013

    The fact is that law enforcement is armed better than ever with traffic detection devices based on—you got it—your friendly cool sensors....


  • EDA Blog

    EDA Blog

    EnSilica Constant False Alarm Rate Soft IP Core Launched for Automotive Driver-Assist
    Published. November 18, 2013

    The hardware-accelerated Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR) IP from EnSilica is designed for use in situational awareness radar sensors for car driver-assist apps. It allows the application processor to be freed up by providing a marked-up radar image. Read more: EnSilica Constant False Alarm Rate Soft IP Core Launched for Automotive Driver-AssistTwitter @edablog : : […]...


  • EDA Blog

    EDA Blog

    EnSilica Constant False Alarm Rate Soft IP Core Launched for Automotive Driver-Assist
    Published. November 18, 2013

    The hardware-accelerated Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR) IP from EnSilica is designed for use in situational awareness radar sensors for car driver-assist apps. It allows the application processor to be freed up by providing a marked-up radar image. Read more: EnSilica Constant False Alarm Rate Soft IP Core Launched for Automotive Driver-AssistTwitter @edablog : : […]...


  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    IEEE 802.3 -- Standardizing the Next Generation of Ethernet PHYs
    Published. September 19, 2013

    I attended the IEEE 802.3 standards meeting in York, England recently. Over 200 people came from all over the world to work on standards for the next generation of Ethernet products.Work is ongoing to standardize new Ethernet PHYs (physical layer devices) for speeds of 1Gbps, 40Gbps, 100Gbps and 400Gbps. The 1Gbps work is focused on the automotive and industrial market segments, a field that Cadence is particularly committed to supporting with its Ethernet IP.Ethernet is expected to be widely adopted...


  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #517 – Car Airbag Controller Teardown
    Published. September 9, 2013

    What’s inside a modern car airbag controller? This is is from TRW and comes from a late model Hyundai. Datasheets: http://www.chemi-con.com/components/com_lcatalog/uploaded/4/7/6/19868903214d9b16734611d.pdf http://www.ihs.com/news/renesas-h8sx1725f-vehicle.htm http://www.epcos.com/inf/30/db/ind_2008/b82793c0_s0.pdf http://www.datasheetarchive.com/dl/Datasheets-SW2/DSASW0023111.pdf http://www.freescale.com/files/sensors/doc/data_sheet/MMA68xx.pdf http://cache.freescale.com/files/sensors/doc/data_sheet/MMA685x.pdf...


  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Sensors Could Make Electric-Car Batteries Smaller and Cheaper
    Published. August 30, 2013

    ARPA-E says better sensors and controls could allow automakers to cut battery size by 20 to 50 percent.Electric-vehicle battery packs could shrink 20 to 30 percent, and make electric vehicles more affordable, if new sensors were developed to monitor the cells in a pack, according to the U.S. government’s Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E). The agency says such sensors could have an even greater effect on hybrid gas-electric vehicle batteries, causing them to shrink by half....


  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    An Interview with PICMG President and Chairman Joe Pavlat
    Published. July 29, 2013

    PICMG is the standards organization responsible for AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA, CompactPCI, and several other hardware form factors. They’ve had a VERY busy twelve months, with myriad standards updates on the way. From CompactPCI Express, to faster Ethernet, to lower priced memories … Continue reading →...


  • Jack Erickson's Blog

    Jack Erickson's Blog

    The Internet of Things – the Next Growth Driver, Enabled by High-Level Synthesis?
    Published. May 14, 2013

    The electronics industry has enjoyed constant growth while undergoing constant transformation. One of the most significant transformations has been the source of that growth -- from the PC revolution, to the rise of the internet, to mobile computing. The consensus is that the next growth driver is going to be "the internet of things," as many call it. Wired chooses to call it "the programmable world" in their recent article that lays out a vision and a roadmap for getting there....


  • FPGA Blog

    FPGA Blog

    Lattice Sensor Extender Reference Design Uses Two MachXO2 FPGAs
    Published. April 25, 2013

    Lattice Semiconductor recently introduced the SensorExtender reference design. The Sensor Extender is a low-cost solution for remotely locating image sensors up to eight meters away from the image signal processor (ISP) and transmit and receive video signals at resolutions that range up to 720p60 and 1080p30. The reference design is tested with the Aptina MT [...]...


  • EEBeat

    EEBeat

    The electronics in a Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid
    Published. March 21, 2013

    by Jim harrison The Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid automobile is one of the most “automated” vehicles on the road today. The car has more than 148 actuators, 4,717 signals, and 86 sensors that produce more than 25 Gbytes of data/hour. They have MyFord Mobile and SmartGauge connections to your cell phone, along with the [...]...


  • GreenTech Pastures

    GreenTech Pastures

    Smart grid player targets streetlight optimization
    Published. February 6, 2013

    A new partnership between Silver Spring Networks and Streetlight.Vision will create a new solution for managing public lighting infrastructure, parking meters and more....


  • Pallab's Place

    Pallab's Place

    Semicon2012 – EUV pushes out
    Published. July 24, 2012

    At this years Semicon in San Francisco, the focus on new items was the inclusion of MEMS, LEDs, Sensors and a start of the 450mm wafer movement, but EUV was still the “tech of the future”. While progress was made on the light sources for the imaging system, the challenge and costs of EUV blanks, [...]...


  • Stack Overflow

    Stack Overflow

    Real world variables
    Published. January 16, 2013

    Part of what makes embedded systems fun for me is that they normally interact with the physical world. The physical world contains real parameters which we measure using transducers, signal conditioning circuits and so on, such that ultimately we end up with a variable in our embedded code that purports to represent this real world [...]...





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