Storage in Streaming Media: Advanced Solid State Storage SSDs Meet Performance and Reliability DemandsSeptember 29, 2009 12:24 pm | by Gary Drossel, Western Digital | Articles | Comments
The rapid adoption of streaming media in embedded applications has been largely driven by decreasing bandwidth costs. In 2005, it cost approximately $.89 per gigabyte (GB) delivered for up to 49,000 GB (47.8 terabytes) of bandwidth. Today, a major content provider could pay a meager $.05 per GB delivered for 500 terabytes of bandwidth.
From hearing aids to Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging equipment, medical devices are increasingly impacting (and hopefully improving) our quality of life. Because we now rely on medical devices so heavily and because the devices’ software is so critical to their operation, software fault management and the ability to reduce faults throughout the development lifecycle have become hot-button issues.
Altech PS-C DIN rail power supplies provide high power (up to 20 A) in a compact package. These single-output units additionally can provide an upfront power surge by boosting 50 percent more power in the first three seconds followed by 100 percent of continuously rated power in service, according to the company. They have been
Purportedly optimized for automotive-sensor systems such as EPA (electronic parking assist) and PDC (park-distance control), the MAXQ7667 SoC (system-on-chip) mixed-signal microcontroller from Maxim is intended for ultrasonic sensor applications. The echo receive path includes a variable gain amplifier
Targeting boost conversion circuits in medical, portable and consumer applications, the FDFME3N311ZT Boost Switch from Fairchild combines a 30-V integrated N-Channel PowerTrench MOSFET and Schottky diode for exceptionally low input capacitance (55pF typical) and total gate charge (1nC) to improve efficiency in DC-DC boost designs.
Google said that it is not subject to the same Federal Communications Commission regulations as major telecoms, after telecom giant A&T said the search engine company's VoIP service, Google Voice, violates federal communications laws.
Within 10 ms, the 750-644 Bluetooth RF-Transceiver module from WAGO exchanges data up to 1000 m (line-of-sight) or 100 m (within buildings). One 750-644 master can communicate with up to seven slaves on a Personal Area Network. The module offers communications with frequency hopping procedures and adaptive transmitting power technologies
Microsoft Corp. says its new computer security program can be downloaded starting on Tuesday. Microsoft Security Essentials, as the free antivirus software is called, has been available in a beta test version since June. The software
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today unveiled an accelerated plan for developing standards to transform the U.S. power distribution system into a secure, more efficient and environmentally friendly Smart Grid and create clean-energy jobs.
Ironwood Electronics’ latest high performance socket – SFS-BGA104A-52 allows 0.5 mm pitch, 8 mm x 8 mm body, and 15 X 15 array BGA devices to be socketed and operate without compromising performance in demanding automotive applications. The Giga-snaP BGA SMT adapter pair consists of
Dell Inc. said Monday it will beef up accounting and corporate governance rules as part of a settlement tied to an investigation into its past financial practices. Dell, the world's second largest PC maker behind Hewlett-Packard Co., will also pay $1.75 million in legal fees, according to a settlement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
By linking the electrical currents of two superconductors large enough to be seen with the naked eye, researchers have extended the domain of observable quantum effects. Billions of flowing electrons in the superconductors can collectively exhibit a weird quantum property called entanglement
Apple has rejected an iPhone App that advocates a single-payer healthcare system. The free app, iSinglePayer, was rejected on grounds of being “politically charged.” iSinglePayer uses charts and bullets to compare healthcare systems and analyze present inefficiencies. It also uses GPS to determine your nearest congressman and then determines how much he/she receives from the healthcare industry.
CNN is coming out with an iPhone application Tuesday that has a feature few other news apps have tried: a price tag.
On this day in 1989, IBM Fellow Don Eigler became the first person in history to move and control an individual atom. Shortly thereafter, on November 11 of that year, Eigler and his team used a custom-built microscope to spell out the letters IBM with 35 xenon atoms.