There’s more to driver monitoring system than pretty pictures

With people at the wheel ever more susceptible to distractions, drowsiness and impairment, driver monitoring systems (DMS) are considered key in accident prevention. But are we overdesigning the sensors at the heart of these systems? Simulations using a new sensor modeling tool and a deep neural network (DNN) indicate it is plausible that we are—by … Read more

Virtual patient simulator augments vascular robotic system

Siemens Healthineers China is bundling its Corindus CorPath GRX vascular robotic system with the Mentice VIST Virtual Patient simulator. The VIST simulator enabled Siemens Healthineers to realistically demonstrate the remote capabilities of the CorPath GRX robotic system at this year’s China International Import Expo (CIIE 2022). Used for complex percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), CorPath GRX … Read more

BMS designs for EVs reach cloud, adopt digital twins

The battery is the costliest element in an electric vehicle (EV), making battery management system (BMS) a key design recipe in vehicle electrification. Not surprisingly, therefore, BMS requirements are growing as EVs go mainstream. So, in a bid to improve battery performance and enable new applications, semiconductor suppliers are joining hands with automotive software specialists … Read more

Arm Virtual Hardware available on GitHub, AutoML platforms

Arm is joining hands with GitHub and cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) toolchain suppliers in a bid to expand the availability of its tools like cross-compiler and Arm Virtual Hardware. Arm, for instance, is integrating its development tools into GitHub Actions, a CI/CD platform that allows developers to automate their build, … Read more

3D perception software reduces LiDAR sensor false alarms

Quanergy has upgraded its QORTEX DTC 3D perception software to improve the accuracy of its MQ-8 series of LiDAR flow-management sensors. Accuracy improvements and the reduction of false alarms are the result of what the company believes is the industry’s first motion-based noise reduction mechanism and first occlusion filter/object stitching mechanism. QORTEX LiDAR-based software provides … Read more

Bridging chasms in electronic systems design value chain

For the past several months, supply chain issues have headlined the news, identifying a worldwide vulnerability that was magnified by the global pandemic. Dimensional Research, in their 2020 State of Electronics Sourcing Survey, stated that 81% of their respondents reported that commodity availability has forced expensive spot buys, while 91% claimed that sourcing issues are … Read more

Two new SHA-3 IP cores optimize performance, resources

Two new IP cores for secure hash algorithm 3 (SHA-3) standard feature more versatile algorithm support. That encompasses support for all four variants of SHA-3 hashing algorithms—224, 256, 384, and 512 bits—as well as for SHAKE and cSHAKE versions and the derivatives KMAC, TupleHash, and ParallelHash. These two SHA-3 IPs unveiled by Xiphera have an … Read more

Power supply design tool supports planar magnetics

PI Expert, Power Integrations’ online power supply design program, now features a planar magnetics builder, along with a database of planar cores. With this update, PI Expert can generate an application-specific planar transformer design complete with PCB manufacturer-ready documentation and Gerber files. The magnetics designer function in PI Expert V2.7 provides full planar transformer information, … Read more

Survey of calibration professionals bares rising workloads

The test and measurement industry is undergoing a major shift due to the increased use of automation and new devices, among other things, so calibration professionals are now experiencing dramatically increasing workloads. A new survey identifies the challenges calibration professionals face today, how they are coping with them, and what they think the future challenges … Read more