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.
The ‘Shaking-like-a-leaf’ Energy Harvesting Device That Could Power Mars Rovers
Demonstrating the influence that the natural world has on engineering developments, the University of Warwick’s recent project—a wind harvesting device that apes the highly-shakeable nature of an aspen leaf—may enhance the ways we power Mars rovers.
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.
T&M Devices That Will Speed Up Commercialisation of Solid-state Batteries
Solid-state batteries are expected to usher in an era of safer, more compact, and higher density batteries with fast-charging capabilities. These new generation batteries have been hailed as the future of electric cars, but their commercialisation still hangs in the balance.
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.
AC-DC Power Filters That Amplify Electronics Performance at Lower Cost
It’s common to face at least a few, if not an array of typical problems with electrical circuit performance. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is just one we point out as a common issue of poor-performing power circuits that in turn affects the components of the electronic device they belong to.
TurboTrack: MIT’s RFID-based Answer to Machine Vision Robotics
While machine vision is often the ‘done deal’ for informing robotic motor functions, sometimes it’s the simpler solutions that prove the most robust. Here’s a look at TurboTrack: Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s radiofrequency identification tag-based technology, whose signal-reading approach has proved foolproof in many aspects where machine vision robot guidance falls down.
Bluetooth 5.1: What the Latest in Generation 5 Has to Offer
'Bluetooth' is named after the English translation of 'Blåtand': the surname of King Harald Blåtand, who unified Denmark—so in his memory, it’s no surprise that the wireless standard has remained an important part of the connected world since the late 90s. Now, it’s more communicative, efficient and scalable than ever: here’s a look at what’s putting the '.1' in 'Bluetooth 5.1'.