The miniaturization of smartphones inspires other uses

02/28/2013 |

Smartphones have become so powerful as computing, imaging and sensing platforms that engineers are looking to their design to find solutions for other applications, this article notes. When the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in Germany was tasked with designing a camera module that could be attached to an eagle, they took components from a smartphone. A movie from the footage the eagle cam was able to produce is scheduled for release next year.

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