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Enhancing IoT and Wearables with the SensorTile Development Kit
On May 7th, STMicroelectronics—Europe’s largest semiconductor manufacturer—announced its newest contribution to the IoT realm. Dubbed the SensorTile.box, a device that introduces users to wearable sensing and cloud-based data transmission.
Leading RISC-V Companies and Their Progress in Implementing the Open Source Architecture
RISC-V is gaining widespread acceptance within the science and engineering communities worldwide. In this article, we are going to have a look at what the RISC-V architecture is and who some of the prominent companies are who are using its open-source ISA to enable processor innovation in line with the RISC-V foundation's objectives.
ADI’s Senior Field Applications Engineer, Thomas Brand, Talks Industry 4.0 and Cyber Security
With no stopping the rising, urgent importance of cyber security in Industry 4.0, Analog Devices is a prominent example of a manufacturer that’s proving prepared. Thomas Brand, senior field applications engineer (FAE) at ADI, shares the specific systems they’ve put in place.
The HaptX Gloves: ‘Hands-on’ Haptic VR and How it Works
For engineers, HMIs, particularly those in VR and AR, are becoming an increasingly relied-upon approach to the design and manufacture of products, especially in the automotive industry. But aside from the audiovisual benefits of immersive computing, the user experience ideally needs to be tactile, too; and this is where haptic wearables, such as HaptX Gloves, come in.
Medical Devices are Leading the IoT Revolution, Not Consumer Ones
The IoT has opened the doors to endless opportunities within healthcare and medicine. When your ordinary, run of the mill medical devices are supplemented with connectivity and added to the IoT, they can collect invaluable information, data, and provide healthcare professionals with greater insight into the patient.
ARM-Based Macs and Marzipan: Future Linchpins of Apple’s Ecosystem
Following the success of the iPhone 4, Apple’s A-series processors have become staples of its hardware lineup. Every year since, these ARM-based chips have made gigantic leaps in terms of processing power and efficiency. Though improvements have diminished with later versions, fundamental changes to the A series’ architecture have brought more considerations to the table.
Moore’s Law is Dead. What Happens Next?
Since 1965, computer engineers have lived by the words of Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, that the density of transistors that can be crammed onto a chip will double every 12 months. But, Moore’s Law is more of an observation and an extrapolation of trends than a genuine law of nature. Technology struggled to keep up and, within a decade, the optimistic 12-month prediction had extended to 18 months then, later, to 24 months.
Arm’s VP of IoT Cloud Services Shares The Greatest Challenges in IoT Utilities
As the IoT grows ever more crucial, the same goes for efficient and secure IoT deployments, especially in the increasingly-regulated utilities space. EP’s Sam Holland talked to SVP of software giant Arm’s IoT Cloud Services division, Himagiri Mukkamala, about his experience of optimising IoT solutions in the utilities sector, particularly in relation to Arm’s recent partnership with smart meter manufacturer, EDMI.
Boeing 737 MAX: The Electrical Flight System Identified as a Potential Culprit
Within five months of one another, two Boeing 737 MAX jets crashed, none of the passengers survived. Preliminary black box data has identified an electrical flight system as the possible culprit, but what exactly happened?
Multi-chip Modules That Meet Growing High Performance and Miniaturisation Standards
Due to the growing demand for compactness and greater efficiency in consumer electronics, Internet of Things, aerospace, defence, biotechnology industries and more, manufacturers face the challenge of designing systems with greater miniaturisation while being increasingly powerful. To achieve this, engineers must utilise smaller, more efficient components.
Why Europe is More Primed for Autonomous Vehicles Than China
The KPMG Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index places four European countries among the top ten best prepared to deal with autonomous vehicles. China is ranked 16th on the index of 20 countries, which includes four factors in the total score calculation: policy and legislation, technology and innovation, infrastructure, and consumer acceptance.