This month's Tinker's Toolbox podcast revisits our discussion on standards and regulations and their impact on the design engineer. Topics include: when standards may or may not be needed, the role of industry and government in creating them, time and cost issues...
Architects will be able to create escalators in any shape they want, even freeform curves, thanks to the first significant rethink of escalator design since the 'moving stairway' was invented in 1897. A system known as the 'Levytator' has been developed by Jack Levy, an Emeritus Professor...
SmartProbe for AMD platforms enables a developer to comprehensively and efficiently evaluate and manipulate the inner workings of the processor, chipset and peripherals.
This is a demo of STMicroelectronics' low-power microcontrollers using novel power sources, including a pumpkin.
An iPhone app could one day make the doctor's stethoscope a thing of the past. The app can check your heartbeat, but it can not tell you what is wrong with your heart if it is ailing. It also has a special option to email your heart audio to a research lab. Source: AP
Logic PD's Alan Cohen describes the System-on-Module computers his company creates at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference in Boston.
Raytheon has unveiled its second-generation powered exoskeleton, the XOS 2, coinciding with the release of Iron Man 2 on DVD. The XOS 2 is ligher, faster and uses 50% less power than the XOS 1 proof-of-concept robotic suit. Powered by an internal-combustion engine driving hydraulic...
This is a demo of Microhip's NanoWatt XLP microcontrollers with a sleep current as low as 20 nA at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference in Boston.
A description of the Mamba EBX SBC with Intel Core 2 Duo at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference in Boson at the Versalogic Booth.
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This Xilinx demo of an on-chip interconnect standard at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference in Boston uses a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA and multiple video steams.
Here's a demo of an NXP motor control development platform at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference in Boston
Dell shows off its first targeted entry into the industrial computing space at the 2010 Boston Embedded Systems Conference.
Aviation history was made when the Univ. of Toronto's human-powered aircraft with flapping wings became the first of its kind to fly continuously. The "Snowbird" performed its record-breaking flight on August 2 at the Great Lakes Gliding Club in Tottenham, Ont., witnessed by the...
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