It has been a very long journey for Cisium, Inc. website. It started in 2007 and this year finally I shut it down. I created the site using Joomla!, it overcome one major update in 2010. To use Joomla! as content management system has not been a pleasant job. In my experience Joomla! is slow and the administration is heavy. After many years using Joomla! in many websites, I don’t think it will use it anymore.
We are glad to announce that CISIUM website has been upgrade to the latest web technology.For this new version we have used the latest Joomla! 3.4. The release introduces new features into the CMS such as improved front end module editing, decoupling of weblinks, composer integration, Google new reCaptcha and security improvements by implementing UploadShield code which can detect most malicious uploads by examining their filenames and file contents.
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.
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.
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.