The Importance of Widely Available Wireless Links for UAV Systems

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Readily available, first-rate wireless links are essential for building and running safe UAV systems. David Weight, principal electronics engineer at Waittcircuit, recently shared his thoughts on the importance developing and maintaining high-quality wireless links as the UAV industry expands. One … Continue reading






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Brain Controlled-Tech and the Future of Wireless

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Wireless IoT devices are becoming increasingly common in both private and public spaces. Phil Vreugdenhil, an instructor at Camosun College in Canada, recently shared his thoughts on the future of ‘Net-connected wireless technology and the ways users will interact with … Continue reading






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Wireless Modules Will Get Cheaper, More Reliable, and Faster

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Advances in wireless communications are consistently improving the usability of consumer and industrial electronics alike. Matthew Oppenheim, a researcher at InfoLab21 (Lancaster University, UK) recently shared his thoughts with us on the future of wireless technology. Fast. Cheap. Reliable. Choose any … Continue reading






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The Future of Test-First Embedded Software

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The term “test-first” software development comes from the original days of extreme programming (XP). In Kent Beck’s 1999 book, Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change (Addison-Wesley), his direction is to create an automated test before making any changes to the code. … Continue reading






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Taking the “Hard” Out of Hardware

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There’s this belief among my software developer friends that electronics are complicated, hardware is hard, and that you need a degree before you can design anything to do with electricity. They honestly believe that building electronics is more complicated than … Continue reading






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The Future of Ultra-Low Power Signal Processing

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One of my favorite quotes comes from the IEEE Signal Processing magazine in 2010. They attempted to answer the question: What does ultra-low power consumption mean? And they came to the conclusion that it is where the “power source lasts … Continue reading






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The Future of Biomedical Signal Analysis Technology

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Biomedical signals obtained from the human body can be beneficial in a variety of scenarios in a healthcare setting. For example, physicians can use the noninvasive sensing, recording, and processing of a heart’s electrical activity in the form of electrocardiograms … Continue reading






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The Hunt for Power Remote Sensing

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With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), the need for ultra-low power passive remote sensing is on the rise for battery-powered technologies. Always-on motion-sensing technologies are a great option to turn to. Digital cameras have come light years … Continue reading






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The Future of IoT Security: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

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Security is one of the hot topics today in the Internet of Things (IoT). There have been well-publicized security breaches of consumer devices that include hijacked video from wireless baby monitors being posted on the Internet and home automation systems … Continue reading






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Software-Programmable FPGAs

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Modern workloads demand higher computational capabilities at low power consumption and cost. As traditional multi-core machines do not meet the growing computing requirements, architects are exploring alternative approaches. One solution is hardware specialization in the form of application specific integrated … Continue reading






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The Future of Sensor Technology for the IoT

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Sensors are at the heart of many of the most innovative and game-changing Internet of Things (IoT) applications. We asked five engineers to share their thoughts on the future of sensor technology. Communication will be the fastest growth area in sensor … Continue reading






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The Future of Electronic Measurement Systems

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Trends in test and measurement systems follow broader technological trends. A measurement device’s fundamental purpose is to translate a measurable quantity into something that can be discerned by a human.  As such, the display technology of the day informed much … Continue reading






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The Future of IoT Security

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With the onset of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, an enormous number of devices are now accessible via the Internet and are therefore vulnerable to cyberattack. Society is still adjusting to the fact that devices that people used to trust … Continue reading






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The Future of Robotics Technology

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Advancements in technology mean that the dawn of a new era of robotics is upon us. Automation is moving out of the factory and in to the real world. As this happens, we will see significant increases in productivity as … Continue reading






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The Future of Wireless: Imagination Drives Innovation

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Wireless system design is one of the hottest fields in electrical engineering. We recently asked 10 engineers to prognosticate on the future of wireless technology. Alexander Popov, a Bulgaria-based engineer, writes: These days, we are constantly connected to the Internet. People expect … Continue reading






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