Where are all the girl engineers?

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I recently went to a “Pumpkin Sling” (aka Punkin’ Chunkin’) where participants designed trebuchets to see who could get theirs to throw a pumpki

Richard Platt‘s insight:

We like Lady Engineers, and here’s a good example of what the ladies can do, and that we need more of ’em in our ranks, honesly we just really like smart people

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Low-Power Multicore HMI Enhances Multimedia Experience – Electronic Design

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Electronic Design Low-Power Multicore HMI Enhances Multimedia Experience Electronic Design The open-frame human machine interface (HMI) Jupiter CA9 series, powered by Freescale’s i.MX6 application processor, features single-, dual-, and quad-core…

Richard Platt‘s insight:

(from the Curator of IoT & Wearables): Low Power-Multicore HMI (Human Machine Interface) supposed to enhance the multimedia experience using a Freescale microprocessor 

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Redpine Signals Introduces Industry’s First Low-Power Dual-Band Wearable Wi … – PR Newswire (press release)

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Redpine Signals Introduces Industry’s First Low-Power Dual-Band Wearable Wi …

Richard Platt‘s insight:

(from the Curator of IoT & Wearables): The 1st Low Power Dual Band Wearable  Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy tag, protocols, very important building block technology

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Low power non-volatile memory IP for ID/tag chip design – EE Herald

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Low power non-volatile memory IP for ID/tag chip design
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Synopsys has announced the Multiple-Time Programmable (MTP) Ultra Low-Power (ULP) Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP for designing RFID/NFC ICs.

Richard Platt‘s insight:

(from the Curator of IoT & Wearables): Another Low -Power device, this tim non-volative memry component for RFID  (Radio Frequency Identification / NFC IC’s (Near Field Communication Integrated Circuit) – more archhitecture to build out IoT and Wearables

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Ultra-Low-Power microcontrollers for IoT and Weable applications

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IAR Systems ups performance for the ultra-low-power MSP430 microcontrollers …
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“Our MSP430 microcontrollers are used mainly in ultra-low-power applications.

Richard Platt‘s insight:

(from the Curator of IoT & Wearables):  Ultra Low Power is going to be requirement moving forward for IoT and Wearables in many applications, good to see some companies are beginning to bring out the components to support that kind of architecture.  What other kinds of low power devices will be needed for your product application  / architecture for your IoT / Wearable device?

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Xbox One’s midnight launch officially starts new console war

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The XBox One from Microsoft hit stores a week after rival Sony’s PlayStation 4 release.

Richard Platt‘s insight:

(from the Curator of IoT & Wearables):  This is another front on the Silicon Wars, this one is called the "Console Wars’  – enjoy the show, and watch the strategies and tactics used, more fun for the strategist to see, watch and learn from.  

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Adding Intelligence To A Wine Bottle

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The  Pristine Solutions desk at Skydeck, UC Berkeley’s incubator, is unlike that of other startups. In addition to the team’s laptops, the Pristine Solutions desk has a rack that contains five bottles of wine.

Richard Platt‘s insight:

(from the Curator of IoT & Wearables)  an intelligent use of RFID and sensor technology for one of the most favorite of beverages.  Thing to note here, is that there is intimate knowledge of the product and how it is best appreciated and then using technology to help protect that experience for the end user.  Now that is the point of good innovaiton, taking care of the customer is at the heart of it, and getting intimate with the experience of that product all the way through the process

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