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Design Tips Save MCU Power

March 11, 2010 4:11 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Microcontrollers offer engineers a variety of power-saving techniques. But using them effectively requires careful attention to tradeoffs in software and hardware at the start of a project. "Engineers must partition their application so they have a rough idea how long their microcontroller will stay in a sleep mode or in an active mode," said Mike Salas...


Get Rolling with Efficient Motor-Control Designs

March 11, 2010 3:58 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

To find out more about the state of motor-control design in embedded systems, I recently talked with three engineers at Texas Instruments who work with motor-related hardware and software. "Motor control looks simple to start but it covers many disciplines so it's almost impossible to have one designer do everything," noted Miroslav Oljaca...


A Physiological Sensing Interface

March 11, 2010 3:53 am | Videos | Comments

This is a demo from this year's TechFest of a Physiological Sensing Interface.


What Do You Think of the Redesigned EERE Home Page?

March 11, 2010 3:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Monday, Andrea pointed you to the redesigned EERE home page. While this blog usually focuses on resources from and other sites that are specifically for consumers, we know that many readers are interested in broader energy efficiency and renewable energy information....


Cryptzone provides mobile security for iPhone users

March 11, 2010 1:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AppGate Network Security, a company within The Cryptzone Group, will in the next version of its Security Server support Apple's iPhone@ as a client platform. Now, users of the iPhone will be able to securely login to their company network to safely gain access to corporate information, email,...

Acquisition Offers Unmatched Solution for Fund Distribution and Fund Management in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Accelerates Growth of Advent's International Business

March 11, 2010 1:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, today announced Advent's acquisition of Goya, a privately held Norwegian software provider. Under the terms of the agreement, Advent acquired all of the outstanding...

Sony Details New Motion Controller

March 10, 2010 11:30 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Sony provided new details of a forthcoming motion controller for its PlayStation 3 videogame console, another entry in a field pioneered by Nintendo.

Glentel Inc. reports Q4 earnings of $5M up from $897,000 in Q4 of 2008

March 10, 2010 7:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Glentel Inc. (TSX:GLN) says it earned $5 million, or 46 cents per diluted share for the three months ended Dec. 31 compared with a profit of $897,000, or eight cents per share, for the same period in the previous year.


H-P to Brandish Tech Credentials

March 10, 2010 7:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

H-P, known to consumers mostly as a printer specialist, is seeking to recast itself as a broader tech company with a new ad campaign featuring rapper Dr. Dre, comedian Rhys Darby and the slogan "Lets Do Amazing."

Irex E-Reader No Threat to Kindle

March 10, 2010 6:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Irex's DR800SG has a large, sharp screen for comfortable reading, but overall the device is clumsier to use than Amazon's Kindle. It also costs $400—about $140 more than the Kindle.

DAC Helps Enable Clear Diagnostic Images

March 10, 2010 2:32 pm | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Device’s AD5791 high-accuracy 20-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) is said to be the industry’s first to feature true 1-ppm (parts per million) resolution and accuracy, provides four times greater accuracy and four times more resolution than competing converters. The AD5791 features


Power Shelf Addresses Telecom Installation Requirements

March 10, 2010 2:28 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The CWRS-4150 Power Shelf from DongAh Elecomm consists of a Shelf Controller, four 1U-high 2,000 W power modules in stacked pairs on the left side of the shelf. On the right is a hinged front-cover plate for easy access to the GMT-style fuses, RS-232 port, and AC interconnections. Rear connections include

CA to buy Nimsoft Inc. for $350 million in cash

March 10, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology management software company CA Inc. said Wednesday that it's buying Nimsoft Inc. for $350 million in cash.The acquisition gives CA a cadre of smaller-company clients served by Nimsoft whose revenues typically run from $300 million to $2 billion. CA historically has focused on serving...


Army to hit one million unmanned flight hours

March 10, 2010 12:30 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Traditionally pegged as a ground force, the Army is approaching an historic milestone: one million flight hours for its Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). According to COL Christopher Carlile, director, U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence, the Army will hit one million UAS flight hours some time next month.


Rovi Corp. plans to offer $400M of senior notes

March 10, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rovi Corp. said Wednesday that it plans to issue $400 million of senior notes to buy back shares and pay down debt.Rovi, which provides TV listings data and related services, said the notes will be due in 2040 and will be offered to institutional investors.The company plans to use $159.6...


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