The Wild West of IoT

To the Edge and Back Again with Avnet and AT&T

by Amelia Dalton

Break out your best show saddle and get those spurs on tight. A whole new paradigm is breaking on the horizon. Join us as Jim Beneke (Avnet) and I ride off into the sunset with our shadows stretched long across this wild and woolly EE landscape called the Internet of Things. We take a closer look at Avnet's new collaboration with AT&T, the importance of security in the IoT ecoosystem, and what developers and designers need to know about IoT that they may not have considered a year or two ago. Also this week, we check out the details of a new robotic pizza delivery system and how PSpice can make your next IoT mixed-mode and mixed-signal simulation a whole lot easier.  Read More


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April 21, 2017


BeagleBone Black Wireless computer board now available from RS Components

April 05, 2017

EMA PCB Clustering for OrCAD

April 03, 2017

Renesas Electronics Europe Announces the Winners of its Third European MCU Car Rally Held at embedded world 2017 in Nuremberg

March 30, 2017

Avnet and Arizona State University to Host Inaugural ASU Innovation Open

March 22, 2017

Newark element14 launches National Instruments LabVIEW Home Bundle for Students, Makers and Hobbyists

March 15, 2017

eCosPro Industrial Strength RTOS for the Raspberry Pi announced

BeagleBone Blue Now at Mouser: Educational SBC for Robots, Drones, and More

Maxim’s nanoPower Boost Regulator Delivers Industry’s Longest Battery Life and Smallest Solution Size for Wearable and Consumer IoT Designs

Newark element14 moves closer to discovering which designers across the globe could ‘Change the World’

March 14, 2017

New tinyAVR® MCUs Increase System Throughput While Lowering Power Consumption in Embedded Applications

Rohde & Schwarz introduces industry's first entry-level oscilloscope with 10-bit vertical resolution and touchscreen

March 13, 2017

Mouser Continues Sponsorship of Create the Future Design Contest

Newark element14 launches BeagleBoard.org® BeagleBone Blue, making building robots with Linux easier than ever

NFC-Reader and Discovery Kit from STMicroelectronics Gives Head-Start to Faster, More Efficient Contactless Applications

March 09, 2017

Pycom boards and accessories for IoT development available from RS Components

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MIPI Alliance’s New I3C Interface Looks Set for Stardom

by Jim Turley

IC Imagination and Dreaming in Drones

efabless’ On Demand IP and MIT’s Design Your Own Drone Program

by Amelia Dalton

Security and Safety

Not Independent Considerations

by Bryon Moyer

Digesting Data and Making Our Algorithms Smarter

MEMS, LoRa and the Next Decade of Sensing

by Amelia Dalton

Less Silicon, More Brain

The 2016 MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress

by Amelia Dalton

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Editors' Blog

Fancy walking around with urine in your socks?

posted by Dick Selwood

A team at the University of the West of England has used urine driven microbial fuel cells in socks to generate enough current to send wireless signals. (11-Dec)

Wireless Phone Charging Without the Extra Antennas

posted by Bryon Moyer

Last year we looked at a novel wireless phone charging technology. This year they’ve removed a design-in hurdle. (28-Apr)

A Tale of Two Networks

posted by Bryon Moyer

The concept of the “smart energy” network isn’t as simple as it seems. (1-May)

Wireless and LED Power Combined

posted by Bryon Moyer

Daintree and LG have collaborated to integrate Zigbee into LED drivers for commercial lighting. (17-Apr)

Ban Power Consumption

posted by Bryon Moyer

When you think about it, “power consumption” makes no sense as a concept. This is for those of you that like to choose your words precisely. (26-Mar)

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Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 11:06 PM by TotallyLost

TotallyLost
I would like to propose that any executive team that wants to ship/sell/use self driving cars on public roads, should be willing to submit to a self driving darwin test, where a public sourced gauntlet of worst case tests are constructed for that specific…

Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 6:22 PM by TotallyLost

TotallyLost
Like most really bad public policy failures, this topic will certainly come down to "follow the money". Most of the strong advocates, also have annual pay checks plus stock/performance incentives highly dependent on approval that are near, or more than, a…

Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 11:24 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
What are your views on these and other possible concerns about self-driving cars?

Magnitudes of Mystery

Posted on 04/18/17 at 10:31 PM by kevin

kevin
@dmlee: I'm gonna argue that increasing by zero X works mathematically. If capacity was represented by C, then increasing by zero X would be C+0*C=C

Actually, I claim "10 times smaller" works too, it just doesn't mean what most people who use it intend…

Magnitudes of Mystery

Posted on 04/18/17 at 6:53 PM by dmlee

dmlee
I should hope that my brain capacity has NOT "increased by Zero X".
I would be satisfied if it had increased by Zero % or changed by 1.0 times.

(And don't get me started on expressions like "10 times smaller"!)

I suspect that I have actually lost a…

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