Sensing trouble out at the network edge
June 11, 2012 // By Mike Fahrion
The first seismograph known to history was built by Zhang Heng nearly two millennia ago, in the days of the Han Dynasty.
It could indicate the general direction of an earthquake's epicenter by dropping a bronze ball from one of eight bronze dragon’s heads into the mouth of one of eight bronze toads waiting below. Granted, this wasn’t a lot of data. The device could tell you that an earthquake had occurred, and it could provide some rather vague information about where it might have happened. It wasn’t much, but it was a start. Sensors and their accompanying recording devices have been growing steadily more sophisticated ever since. In the modern world sensors are used in ways that Zhang Heng could never have imagined, recording everything from exhaust gas temperatures to the electrical activity in a human heart. And they don’t just collect data anymore. They’re becoming intelligent.
Read the full article on page 24 of our June digital edition.All news
NXP extends NFC ecosystem to the car
October 30, 2014
NFC (Near Field Communication) is a technology for contactless payment solutions, right? Yes, but the range of potential ...
Freescale CEO: 'IoT isn't just buzz'
3D prints world's best inverter
Research project significantly improves electronics reliability
Netscout Acquires Communications Businesses From Danaher
"Quality happens at the system level, not just at the product level"
October 29, 2014
Past February, Spansion introduced the HyperBus, a data bus custom made for its Flash devices. While just about any embedded ...
Some memories never die
Johnson Matthey snaps up Clariant energy storage business
Analyzer innovation cuts LED thermal testing times by 90 percent
- Secure is the New Smart
- 5 Best Practices for Designing Flexible Test Stations
- Intelligent PLCs Expand the Internet of Things
- Solutions for Millimeter Wave Wireless Backhaul
InterviewFreescale CEO: 'IoT isn't just buzz'
Coming after the solid third quarter results that produced higher operating margins and improving cash flow, Freescale Semiconductor's CEO Gregg Lowe had every reason to be chipper and lively when EE Times ...
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Oscium is giving away three of its iMSO-204L dual analogue iOS oscilloscopes, worth USD400 each. Designed with native Lightning compatibility, the iMSO-204L transforms the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into an ultra-portable, two-channel oscilloscope.
Since Apple changed its connector, Oscium has been working to bring native compatibility to its customers. The third generation...MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.