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  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: Time-of-flight measurements using high-performance time-to-digital converters
    Published. July 31, 2015

    On your mark, get set, go! Stopwatches are primarily known for their use at track or swim meets. Their accuracy generally does not extend beyond a millisecond, and you only need such specificity when the winner isn’t clear to the naked eye (also called a photo finish). Several other applications need highly accurate stopwatches, however. In microelectronics, high-accuracy time-to-digital converters ( TDCs ) serve as stopwatches to take time-of-flight measurements; most engineers associate them...


  • Always On Real

    Always On Real

    Mobile Future Forward Update
    Published. July 21, 2015

    Dear friends, Over the past couple of years, I have talked a lot about the “Connected Intelligence” Era which is a superset of the Industrial Internet and IoT. We already have plenty of data points to indicate the rise of the next technology era enabled by sensors and software. While consumer gizmos get [...]...


  • NextGenLog

    NextGenLog

    NEWS: TOP10 #Supercomputer Slideshow Looks Cool and Reveals their Secrets
    Published. July 16, 2015


  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    Sensor Processing, How Hard Can It Be?
    Published. June 18, 2015

    When I think back back just a few years ago, there were only a handful of devices that noticeably responded to changes in their environment by sensing the presence of something or a change in position. Not that these were the only ones, but these were the ones that were part of my regular “consumer” interaction with the world in my daily life: Tilt sensors in game controllers then in tablets and smart phones Proximity detection for my smart phone turns the screen off when I have it...


  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    First Demonstration of a Surveillance Camera Powered by Ordinary Wi-Fi Broadcasts
    Published. June 3, 2015

    The ability to power remote sensors and devices using Wi-Fi signals could be the enabling technology behind the Internet of things, say electrical engineers....


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft no longer making Kinect for Windows sensors
    Published. April 2, 2015

    Microsoft is discontinuing manufacturing Kinect for Windows sensors and, instead, advising developers and customers to use those for built for Xbox One....


  • 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 […]...


  • Everything USB

    Everything USB

    Corning Goes Long with 30m Optical USB 3.0 Cables
    Published. April 24, 2014

    USB 3.0 has always been a short distance standard and any scenarios involving distances over 3 meters was simply not on the minds of […] The post Corning Goes Long with 30m Optical USB 3.0 Cables appeared first on Everything USB....


  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #712 – Uni-T UT71E Multimeter (Why Uni-T Meters Suck)
    Published. February 7, 2015

    Dave shows why Uni-T multimeters generally suck in this teardown (and a little bit of a review) of the $180 UT71E 0.025% accuracy multimeter with power measurement capability. He also opens the UT71A, UT61E, and compares the input protection and rating with a Brymen BM257. MAX6190 Voltage Reference OP1177 Opamp Cyrustek ES51922 DMM chipset Holtek […]...


  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    Wifi Password Crack
    Published. October 21, 2014

    The most common wireless technologies use radio. With radio waves distances can be short, such as a few meters for television or as far as thousands or even millions of kilometers for deep-space radio communications.http://wifipasswordcrack.tumblr.com/...


  • 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...


  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Industrial equipment talking on the IoT? Better get a gateway (device).
    Published. July 15, 2014

    Merely routing data from local sensors onto the Internet is not the point of the IoT. Instead, aggregating that data and rolling it up via local algorithms (remotely loaded) into “actionable intelligence” allows the gateway’s operator to interpret machine or sensor trends and make big picture system-of-system decisions. Continue reading →...


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Computex 2014: ARM shifts focus to wearables, Internet of Things
    Published. June 2, 2014

    ARM is known for the Cortex-A processors that power more than 95 percent of the world’s smartphones and tablets. But at this year's Computex the company is focusing on the tiny Cortex-M designs well-suited for sensors and smartwatches....


  • John Day

    John Day

    Clean(er) Air Everywhere
    Published. May 24, 2014

    The research firm Strategy Analytics is out with a new study of the automotive sensor market and one of the key points they make is that “emerging markets are looking to reduce vehicle emissions and have plans to implement more stringent emission (including CO2) regulations.” More regulation creates more need for sensors to measure and […]...


  • 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....


  • 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 […]...


  • 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 : : […]...


  • 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, [...]...





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