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Embedded Internet Systems bricks to build the Internet of things and Other Dreams

At one time we had to think of Internet connectivity only from the perspective of desktop and laptop computers. Then it went on to personal digital assistants (PDAs) and other handhelds,...

Do You DIY?

Have you ever seen little children, who have just learnt to sit up, grabbing a ball-point pen from their dad’s pocket, disassembling it and trying to put it together again? Do...

Augmented Reality: Where It Starts

Ever wondered how in Star Wars holographic projections were made for transferring messages? And in Iron Man, where Tony Stark plays with his hi-tech interactive laboratory, designing his super-cool suits and...

Electronics on Wheels

1. Visteon e-Bee Intelligent mobility. Visteon’s e-Bee concept car gathers and disseminates useful driving-related data, acts as part of a wider mobility-enabling network, and integrates technology and design that is connected, simple...

Energy Sector Sees Innovation Across the Value Chain

June 01, 2013: At the government, industrial and consumer levels, there is rising awareness about depleting resources, lack of reliability and sustainability in the energy sector. “There is a growing need to...

Almost Here: Self-Learning, Self-Healing Computers

How long can the industry rely on Moore’s Law? Today’s computers are rather too good at calculating stuff and can achieve anything that can be reduced to a numerical problem. But...

Automotive Infotainment: Test Challenges and Solutions

The automotive world is moving towards a new level of personalised in-vehicle infotainment. The functionalities involved are diverse and can be broadly classified into safety, driver assistance and navigation, personalised interactive...

Better Integration and Enhanced Software-Driving Programmable ICs

Programmable logic device is the name used to describe mainly two types of chips—complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs) and field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). “Programmable integrated circuits (ICs) were initially simple, logic...

What’s New in Audio and Video Components

What if you could hear everything said in a far-off room that is also sealed behind sound-proof glass by merely recording a video of some small object over there, even if...

Heterogeneous 3D Integration Technology

In the world of semiconductors and microelectronics, a trend to vertically stack integrated circuits (ICs) or circuitry has emerged as a viable solution for meeting electronic device requirements such as higher...