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Category: Electronics Engineering

Design Summit Focus is on the Future

Engineers are the creative force behind change. It shouldn’t be surprising that in an extraordinary year of change, disruption and uncertainty, engineers remain upbeat about their vocation and about their near-term future. In fact, the one thing engineers say they need is the one thing they cannot design, build or replicate: time. In the year of COVID-19, engineers have adapted and changed on a daily basis. New work rules, new operational guidelines and a global economy that is making halting…

Scientists borrow solar panel tech to create new ultrahigh-res OLED display

Illustration of the meta-OLED display and the underlying metaphotonic layer, which improves the overall brightness and color of the display while keeping it thin and energy efficient. Credit: Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology By expanding on existing designs for electrodes of ultra-thin solar panels, Stanford researchers and collaborators in Korea have developed a new architecture for OLED—organic light-emitting diode—displays that could enable televisions, smartphones and virtual or augmented reality devices with resolutions of up to 10,000 pixels per inch (PPI).…

Scaling Live streaming for millions of viewers

As Facebook Live and Facebook Watch have grown, the content shared there has expanded to include professionally produced, broadcast-quality content, like shows and live event coverage. This type of professional broadcasting from providers like La Liga, CONMEBOL, and UEFA is a very different challenge from user generated content (UGC) and viewers’ expectations are much higher. Viewers who are used to the reliability and quality of traditional TV broadcasts expect a near-flawless viewing experience for these Live streams. While many companies…

Under the hood: Updating LinkedIn’s UI

Simple example of the Sass function and mixin Leaving ourselves in a better technical state In addition to updating our UI to better embody the inclusive, warm, and welcoming community of individuals who make LinkedIn, LinkedIn, we have further pushed our products to fully adopt the new design system while largely avoiding additional technical debt. We can update our UI significantly faster today than we were able to when we started because we took this opportunity to not only leverage…

A Last Call for QUIC, a giant leap for the Internet

QUIC is a new Internet transport protocol for secure, reliable and multiplexed communications. HTTP/3 builds on top of QUIC, leveraging the new features to fix performance problems such as Head-of-Line blocking. This enables web pages to load faster, especially over troublesome networks. QUIC and HTTP/3 are open standards that have been under development in the IETF for almost exactly 4 years. On October 21, 2020, following two rounds of Working Group Last Call, draft 32 of the family of documents…

A roadmap for making critical infrastructure safer as natural disasters increase

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain According to the European Union, it costs around €20 billion to repair and maintain transport infrastructure as a direct result of natural hazards. The American Society of Civil Engineers believes neglecting to maintain transport infrastructure could have dire economic consequences, including a loss of 2.5 million jobs and $7 trillion in business sales by 2025—figures which could rise by 16 percent as a result of climate change. In a paper published by the journal Science of…

Terminals & Splices for Industrial Automation

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020    Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time    Sponsor: TE ConnectivityDuration: 30 Minutes Register Today! Summary The key to accelerated industrial automation is ensuring the best possible connection to drive productivity. Making a hard-wired connection that lasts is essential to keep your network connection. In this webcast, you’ll learn about the value of the right crimping tools and strategies to build a flexible, robust automation network. What You’ll Learn:  The importance of crimping with the appropriate tooling…

Magnet: A scalable and performant shuffle architecture for Apache Spark

Figure 10: Increase of local shuffle read data size with Magnet-enabled jobs Conclusion and future work In this blog post, we have introduced Magnet shuffle service, a next-gen shuffle architecture for Apache Spark. Magnet improves the overall efficiency, reliability, and scalability of the shuffle operation in Spark. Recently, we have also seen other solutions proposed in the industry that target the shuffle process, specifically Cosco, Riffle, Zeus, and Sailfish. We have made a comparison between Magnet and these other solutions,…

A human motion capture system using a single wearable camera

MonoEye captures 3D body pose as well as the user’s perspective. MonoEye is based on a single ultra-wide fisheye camera worn on the user’s chest, enabling activity capture in everyday life. Credit: Tokyo Institute of Technology Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Carnegie Mellon University have together developed a new human motion capture system that consists of a single ultra-wide fisheye camera mounted on the user’s chest. The simplicity of their system could be conducive to a…

How Facebook is bringing QUIC to billions

We are replacing the de facto protocol the internet has used for decades with QUIC, the latest and most radical step we’ve taken to optimize our network protocols to create a better experience for people on our services. Today, more than 75 percent of our internet traffic uses QUIC and HTTP/3 (we refer to QUIC and HTTP/3 together as QUIC). QUIC has shown significant improvements in several metrics, including request errors, tail latency, response header size, and numerous others that…