Electronics & Test
Chris Wiltz

Your Sensor Needs to be a Differentiator, Not a Feature
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor, Design News
6/24/2016  0
Dr. Kaigham Gabriel has a message for sensor makers -- get modular, or continue to suffer in the shadows. During a keynote at Sensors Expo 2016, Gabriel, a former DARPA official, ...

Rob Spiegel

CAD on the Run Speeds Formula One Racing
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
6/24/2016  0
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicle's parts down to the test ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Latest 3D Printer Design Inspired by Cocooning Caterpillars
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
6/23/2016  2
While biomimicry -- using nature to inspire design -- seems to be seen very often in materials science, device designers are also seeing the value in observing nature to improve ...

Charles Murray

Electronics News
Head-Up Displays, Haptics Top List of Future Interfaces
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test, Design News
6/23/2016  0
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, ...

Charles Murray

The Latest Sensor Improves Hands-Free Faucets
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test, Design News
6/22/2016  3
A new time-of-flight sensor could offer a solution to the problem of balky, touch-free faucets in public washrooms.

Elizabeth Montalbano

'SkinTrack' Tech Turns Human Arm Into a Smart-Watch Touchpad
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
6/21/2016  2
Researchers at Carnegie-Mellon university have taken wearable technology to the next level with an invention that turns the human arm into a touchpad for smart watches.

Jeff Poirier, RedViking

Beyond the Dyno: A Multi-Axis Test Simulator for Automotive
Jeff Poirier, RedViking
6/21/2016  0
Wide open throttle (WOT) is a standard test run by automakers. Think about sitting at a stop light with your manual transmission car, and as soon as the light turns green, you floor ...

Charles Murray

Electronics News
Attack of the Tomato Engineers
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test, Design News
6/20/2016  1
Early last year, two engineers from Analog Devices (ADI) showed up at a commercial kitchen in Malden, Mass., to do destructive physical analysis on boxfuls of tomatoes. In the world ...

Rob Spiegel

Notorious Hacker Reveals Tricks, Blames the User
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
6/20/2016  2
"They don't make a patch for stupid." Famous hacker Kevin Mitnick launched into his keynote at the Atlantic Design and Manufacturing show in New York City by explaining that ...


ARM TechCon 2016 CFP Deadline Extended to June 17
Submission deadline for ARM TechCon 2016 Call for Proposals has been extended to June 17. Get your proposal in for the opportunity to be on the ARM podium in October!

ESC Silicon Valley 2016 Call for Speakers -- Deadline Extended
Our goal is to deliver a unique and highly useful educational experience for embedded designers involved in developing electronics products and systems.

DesignCon 2017 Call for Abstracts Now Open
We want you on the podium! Share your engineering knowledge and industry smarts with your peers at DesignCon – start by submitting your idea to our 2017 Call for Abstracts.

Call for Proposals Open for ARM TechCon 2016
Designers, engineers, and developers are encouraged to submit their proposals for ARM TechCon 2016, happening October 25-27. Submission deadline is June 10.

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How Superbugs Could Change Medical Cable Assemblies
Proposed new designs for surgical tools, such as endoscopes, may enable manufacturers to opt for less costly cabling materials.

What's Going to Drive the Future of LED Lighting?
A new breed of LED drivers is enhancing lighting efficiency and opening up new applications.

Smoothing the Bumpy Road to 5G Wireless
By creating new ways to develop 5G software, suppliers are speeding 5G wireless development and eliminating the “over-the-wall” approach to design.

8-Bit Microcontrollers Stick Around Like Wily Old Pros
New peripherals are paving the way for the continued success of the humble ol' 8-bit microcontroller.

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