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Drones to be equipped with HD cameras?

August 30, 2010 7:17 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The Consumer Electronics industry is already discussing glasses-free 3D televisions. But for Airmen monitoring drone feeds, they’re forced to stare at grainy, SD video. Yet according to a piece in the Air Force Times, the times they are a-changin’—the military may soon have HD cameras on drones.

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PCI Express Cable Link Boards are Conduction-Cooled

August 30, 2010 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

PCI-Systems  announced OpenVPX Conduction-Cooled PCI Express Cable Link Boards, enabling accelerated development of rugged conduction cooled embedded systems.

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TDK-Lambda Unveils Energy Saving External Power Supplies

August 30, 2010 6:11 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda has released a new range of AC-DC external power supplies with models rated from 62 to 80 watts that are EISA and CEC Level IV and V compliant.

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HP authorizes $10B share buyback

August 30, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Monday its board has authorized the repurchase of $10 billion in shares.The announcement comes as the personal computer maker is involved in a bidding contest with rival Dell Inc. for the data storage company 3Par Inc.Shares of HP, which is based in Palo Alto, Calif.,...

HD Video Conferencing Delivers Natural Communication Experiences to the Home

August 30, 2010 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s authoritative source of audio and multimedia technologies, is presenting technologies for telepresence@home and HD video conferencing systems, featuring low delay, high quality audio and video for the first time at IFA 2010 in Berlin.

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Darnells Power Forum

August 30, 2010 5:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Darnell’s Power Forum (DPF ’10) has expanded its focus to include the latest developments on GaN power devices, the Smart Grid, Energy Harvesting and Digital Power.

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PLC Development Kit Can Support Multiple Modulation and Protocol Standards

August 30, 2010 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

The PLC Development Kit (TMDSPLCKIT-V2) is based on the industry's only PLC modem solution capable of supporting multiple modulation and protocol standards on a single hardware platform.

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Device converters can be soldered directly onto SMT PLCC pads

August 30, 2010 5:38 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics' new Xilinx device converter - DC-QFP/PLCC84-J-01 allow upgraded system programmable Xilinx CPLD to be used in the previous generation system boards. These device converters can be soldered directly onto the SMT PLCC pads using standard solder methods.

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New SDI Equalizer Delivers Longest Cable Reach at Half the Power

August 30, 2010 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new serial digital interface (SDI) cable equalizer from National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) extends the reach of broadcast video signals by forty percent (200m at 3 Gbps) while delivering half the power (115 mW typical) of comparable equalizers.

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DPF 2010 Highlights Cutting-Edge Power Supply Packaging

August 30, 2010 5:28 am | by Linnea Brush | Blogs | Comments

Power electronics technologies are undergoing a more rapid evolution today than at any time in the past 30 years, including new system-on-chip packaging solutions.

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Why Betting on 3D?

August 30, 2010 4:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

The continuation of Moore?s Law appears less in doubt than ever. Companies such as Intel, ST, AMD (via GlobalFoundries) and IBM are testing FinFETS and ETSOI and work is being done on the back end to ensure that these new structures can be manufactured with sufficient yield, according to...

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Bank of Japan holds emergency policy meeting

August 29, 2010 7:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Bank of Japan is holding an emergency meeting Monday as political pressure mounts for the central bank to ease monetary policy in the face of a surging yen.In a statement on its website, the bank said the meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. in Tokyo (0000 GMT; 8 p.m. EDT Sunday). The bank had...

Disney, Time Warner make progress on program fees

August 29, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Walt Disney Co. and Time Warner Cable Inc. said Sunday that they have made "significant progress" in resolving their issues over programming fees with less than a week left to renew a pact that feeds TV channels like ESPN into American households....

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Sluggish Economy Leads Intel to Cut 3rd-Quarter Guidance

August 27, 2010 8:23 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

The chip maker said it was seeing “weaker-than-expected demand for consumer PCs in mature markets” like the United States and Europe.

Microsoft takes i4i patent infringement case to U.S. Supreme Court

August 27, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian technology company i4i says Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT) has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision that found the technology giant infringed on an i4i patent.

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