Week in Review: IoT, Security, Auto

Internet of Things Unmanned aerial vehicles are delivering vaccines to the very remote village of Cook’s Bay, on the island of Erromango, one of 83 volcanic islands in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu. The drones can go from island to island faster than boats, which often are not a travel option during rough weather. Vanuatu this week began its vaccine deliveries by drones with support fr... » read more

Healthcare IoT: Promise And Peril

By Gale Morrison & Ed Sperling As more connectivity and communication capability is built into everyday healthcare and medical devices, engineers are tasked with ensuring these devices are both completely secure and ultra-reliable. Reliability generally is measured in mean time between failure (MTBF), but when it comes to safety-critical markets, that equation takes on a whole new... » read more

Blog Review: June 17

Can big data help farmers produce bigger crops? From Iowa to Indonesia, Rambus' Aharon Etengoff looks at programs combining sensors, drones, and analytics where narrowing the odds of the next catastrophic crop failure is just the beginning. Forget any preconceptions you might have about the non-profit sector, says ARM's Dominic Vergine. UNICEF's global procurement hub looks and runs like an ... » read more

Blog Review: May 27

With the launch of UNICEF and ARM's 'Wearables for Good' design challenge, David Maidment digs into the program's details and how unobtrusive wearables and sensor technology benefits not only consumers in affluent countries, but could improve conditions for those in the developing world as well. From an ultracompact beamsplitter that could boost processing power for supercomputers within the... » read more

The Week In Review: Design/IoT

Tools Cadence updated its Allegro PCB product line with a new manufacturing option that accelerates manufacturing documentation and technology updates for increased efficiency, control and productivity for designers and streamlining handoff to manufacturing. The release also allows users to develop custom fabrication and assembly rules. Invionics expanded its Invio EDA development platfor... » read more