Bill Schweber, Engineer, Author, Editor, 10/12/2015 Comment now
The growth in smart homes, with some many functions and nodes connected via Wi-Fi, has raised serious concerns about security and drive-by hackers. A friend suggested, half-jokingly, that perhaps homes of the future will have a mesh layer in the walls to block RF, functioning as a Faraday cage (while RF leakages due to windows and doors might be a ...
Peter Clarke, EE Times Europe, Analog, 10/10/2015 Comment now
The BMF055 is a system-in-package that integrates a triaxial 14-bit accelerometer, a triaxial 16 bit gyroscope with a range of plus or minus 2000 degrees per second, a triaxial geomagnetic sensor and a 32bit Cortex M0+ microcontroller. At 5.2mm by 3.8mm by 1.1mm it is smaller than comparable discrete or system on board solutions. A software development ...
Paul Pickering, Blogger, 10/9/2015 Comment now
My first job in engineering, during the summer between my junior and senior years at Royal Holloway College, was at International Computers Limited, in Bracknell in the UK, doing something inconsequential with MECL. At the time, the important names in electronics - IBM, DEC, Motorola, Intel, National Semiconductor, TI, Burr-Brown - were all American.
Signal Chain Basics, , 10/8/2015 Comment now
Editor's note: Art Kay, Texas Instruments, is our guest editor this month
Steve Taranovich, Editor-in-Chief, Planet Analog, 10/7/2015 Comment now
NASA has some of the best scientists and engineers in the world that are challenged to develop manned and unmanned exploration systems that can travel in deep space searching for an answer to "What is out there" while stretching our capabilities to beyond the limits of our imagination.
Ken Coffman, Field Applications Engineer & Member of the Technical Staff at Fairchild Semiconductor, 10/6/2015 Comment now
What a controversial word is "ethics," with its explosive potential lending itself to varying interpretations. It's like the word, "obscenity." Everyone knows what it is, but how do you define it?