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  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Flexible, Printed Batteries for Wearable Devices
    Published. July 18, 2014

    Imprint Energy is developing a long-lasting, bendable, and rechargeable battery.A California startup is developing flexible, rechargeable batteries that can be printed cheaply on commonly used industrial screen printers. Imprint Energy, of Alameda, California, has been testing its ultrathin zinc-polymer batteries in wrist-worn devices and hopes to sell them to manufacturers of wearable electronics, medical devices, smart labels, and environmental sensors....


  • 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 →...


  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: Conquering the Internet of Things: Solar Dice Sensor Node Reference Design
    Published. July 14, 2014

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a … solar dice?  Actually, it’s an example of a sensor node in the Internet of Things (IoT).  And this sensor node reports orientation to a host, so you always know which side is up as well as when it is rolled. What’s so special about this dice?  Well, it operates with just those 6 solar panels (1 of which are usually covered up by whatever surface the dice is sitting on) and it is fully autonomous.  It figures...


  • NextGenLog

    NextGenLog

    #ALGORITHMS: "Movea Motion Processing and Sensor Fusion Experts Acquired by Invensense"
    Published. July 9, 2014

    All the motion processing and sensor fusion software makers are being acquired by MEMS or audio/speech makers. Only Hillcrest remains independent--but for how long? R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLogSophsticated motion processing and sensor fusion software from companies like ExHillcrest, Movea and Sensor Platforms are needed to meet the growing need for combo motion sensors which will grow to over $1 billion by 2016, according to IHS.Further Reading...


  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    Basic database design question
    Published. June 11, 2014

    A warning: I'm very new to databases! Hopefully this will be a pretty simple question.To simplfy my problem, I have a tree of 'meters' that collect data (Let's say electricity meters). I'd normally structure this with objects in a tree, each with a list or some kind of array of ......


  • 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 […]...


  • 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....


  • 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....


  • 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 […]...


  • 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...


  • 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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