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18th Century Technology For Modern Medical IoT


Back in 1790, Luigi Galvani was dissecting a frog and noticed that he could cause its leg to move when touching a nerve with two probes. He called this phenomenon “animal electricity.” This concept was soon refined over time to become the voltaic cell, the foundation concept of the potato clock, fondly known by all engineers. Who knew that this cell would be leveraged to create an ingestibl... » read more

Tech Tackles Health Care


Can technology make humans healthier? If technology investments in this market are any indication, the answer is a firm “yes.” Massive growth in this market has been predicted for years. In fact, it was the initial driver behind many of the initial IoT devices, which fizzled largely because of insufficiently developed end applications and poor battery life of wearable devices. Much has c... » read more

Safety Plus Security: Solutions And Methodologies


By Ed Sperling & Brian Bailey As more technology makes its way into safety-critical markets—and as more of those devices are connected to the Internet—security issues are beginning to merge with safety issues. The number of attempted cyberattacks is up on every front, which has big implications for devices used in safety-related applications. There are more viruses, ransomware, an... » read more

Verification And The IoT


Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss what impact the IoT will have on the design cycle, with Christopher Lawless, director of external customer acceleration in [getentity id="22846" e_name="Intel"]'s Software Services Group; David Lacey, design and verification technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Jim Hogan, managing partner at Vista Ventures; Frank Schirrmeister, senior group d... » read more

The Future Of Medical Device Certification


Given the critical nature of the functions performed by today’s medical devices, greater scrutiny along with the need for more certifiable software is on this rise. There is more interest today in government standards such as FDA 510K and IEC 62304 for medical device software. Enhanced scrutiny from government agencies can introduce unexpected delays – or even jeopardize the commercial rele... » read more

IoT, Architectures, And Security


Mike Muller, CTO of [getentity id="22186" comment="ARM"], sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to talk about security, IoT market changes, and future technology requirements. What follows are excerpts of that conversation. SE: Security is a growing problem. How do we deal with it? Muller: However fast the world is moving, if you look at fundamental hardware and system design, it’s ru... » read more