Carolyn Matthas is editor at EDN's Sensor Design Center, Wireless & Networking Design Center, and LED Design Center, and editor of Industrial Control DesignLine at EETimes.  Mathas served as director of marketing at Micriµm Inc., which she joined after serving as an editor for such TechInsights properties as Network Systems DesignLine, Mobile Handset DesignLIne, and CommsDesign, as well as senior editor at PennWell's Lightwave Magazine and CleanRooms Magazine. She provided marketing and public relations expertise to such clients as Philips Semiconductor, Mysticom, and Altera's Santa Cruz Division. She created the launch campaign for the CoolRunner family for the Philips CPLD Business Unit. She also served as director of marketing at the fabless security IC startup Securealink. She holds a BS in marketing from the University of Phoenix and an MBA from New York Institute of Technology.

Freescale Brings the Internet of Things to a Safer Vehicle

Two recent announcements by Freescale ensure the reality of an IoT car and a safer vehicle through tire-pressure sensing. Freescale's comprehensive hardware/software development system provides automotive grade Ethernet connectivity for infotainment, instrument cluster, camera telematics, and rear-seat entertainment. The system provides for real-time data transport throughout vehicles, doing away with expensive digital technologies. The SABRE…

Industry 4.0 Is Closer Than You Think

A brainstorm of the German government to promote its acumen in manufacturing and software-intensive embedded systems globally, the more-than-intelligent factory is becoming more than buzzwords. It's becoming disruptive enough to be called a revolution — the fourth industrial revolution in the world, hence the name, Industry 4.0. From Industry 1.0 to 4.0 — here’s a…