I’m so excited, that I have decided to write a post. I was so frustrated with my contacts in my Android Phone, they don’t stop to duplicate every time I was sync using Samsung Kies and Microsoft Outlook 2010.I’m not sure who was the guilty in the duplication; I guess it was related to Samsung Kies but I’m not sure, it could be Microsoft Outlook as well, I don’t have clear evidences.
Interesting project in Kick Starter about the biologic-electronics interaction. In this case a cockroach controlled with your iPhone. Well it is not so complicated, but it is very exciting. A simple PCB with Bluetooth LE (4.0 ready) module, I guess a TI CC2540, maybe from Bluegiga. Since it is BT LE, you can program any iOS device, and access to the hardware without paying the costly MFi homologation and authentication processor fees. BTW good news that Google stated that will support BT 4.0 natively, so soon available for Android I guess.
No doubt today I have to make a post, unfortunately because Dennis Ritchie, a person based on the gestation and development of the Unix operating system and the C programming language, has died at 70. Anyway, thank you very much Dennis for your contribution to the history of mankind, I have not used any other language like C in such a passionate and fervent way. Well lately I have to say that Microsoft's uncles have done a masterful job with C#.
There are numerous news that I have been hearing that we are in the post-PC era, since Steve Jobs prophesied. Mmmmh ... well among some of my qualities I am dedicated to the complete design of electronic systems based on microcontrollers, in my case lately I am designing systems based on implementations of ARM cores by NXP. These processors are called SoC, System on Chip, which means they have a lot of integrated peripherals.
Obviously the heart of the system is the MCU/CPU. My approach was to find out a balance between the cheapest, most powerful, and higher trend MCU in the market. Without any doubt the winner is the AMR, many manufacturers have adopted these cores: TI, Samsung, nVidia, Intel, Atmel, NXP, Freescale, a never ending list. For a system designer like Cisium this provides a big advantage, this allows to switch between manufacturers with similar cores with a great reutilization of the knowhow.
The idea came at the end of 2008, when I reflected on the fact that many multinational companies are located in low-cost countries, normally underdeveloped, for product manufacturing and service support. The fact is that those multinational companies, such as HP, Lexmark, Lear, etc. They have a financial capacity large enough to locate impressive manufacturing and engineering complexes in inhospitable places. The attempt to extrapolate the same concept to medium and small companies was very complicated, numerous barriers such as financing, language, culture, etc. They made the strategy unfeasible.