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In-Vehicle Technology Revs up for The 2010 International CES

December 21, 2009 6:22 am | News | Comments

The 2010 International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, will showcase the latest in-vehicle technology, including an opening keynote by Ford president and chief executive officer, Alan Mulally, with the 2010 Ford Taurus as the show's official car.

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SEGGER announces RTOS embOS for Renesas RX 32-bit MCU

December 21, 2009 6:14 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

SEGGER Microcontroller announced that embOS, the powerful, easy to use RTOS, is now available for the RX 32-bit microcontroller from Renesas.

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SEGGER releases production flash programmer for STM8 Microcontrollers

December 21, 2009 6:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

SEGGER Microcontroller today announced a new member of its Flasher family, the Flasher STM8. The easy to use stand alone flash programmer supports the complete family of STM8 Microcontrollers from ST.

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Laser Projection Engine Powers Game Device Prototype

December 21, 2009 6:05 am | News | Comments

Hardcore gamers soon may be unleashed from their stationary position to enjoy a realistic virtual combat experience with life-sized video images, projected on walls, ceilings and floors, all from a weapon-styled projection game controller they hold in their hands.

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J-Link Flash Breakpoints are available for free for use with ARM microcontrollers

December 21, 2009 6:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

SEGGER Microcontroller and NXP Semiconductors agreed to provide J-Link's Flash Breakpoint option for free to NXP LPC1000 Cortex-M, LPC2000 ARM7 and ARM9 MCUs users.

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University buys NCR property

December 21, 2009 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The University of Dayton says it has bought 115 acres and the NCR Corp.'s headquarters building from the company for $18 million.The school plans to move its research institute into the five-story building, and will also use it for an alumni center, graduate classes, executive development...

Duke Nanotechnology Specialist Named AAAS Fellow

December 21, 2009 5:53 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

For his work probing the environmental implications of the burgeoning field of nanotechnology, Mark Wiesner, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Duke University, was elected as a fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) . Because of their uni

Mystery of the Golden Ratio Explained

December 21, 2009 5:53 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

The Egyptians supposedly used it to guide the construction the Pyramids. The architecture of ancient Athens is thought to have been based on it. Fictional Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon tried to unravel its mysteries in the novel The Da Vinci Code. “It” is the golden ratio, a geometric

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Triple Linear Regulator Optimized for Noise Sensitive Distributed Power

December 21, 2009 5:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems (SIX: AMS), a leading global designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs for communications, industrial, medical and automotive applications has expanded its low drop out regulator portfolio with the AS1355 triple LDO...

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ACS wins $22 million automated toll contract

December 21, 2009 5:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Affiliated Computer Services Inc. said Monday it has won two contracts worth a total of $22 million to provide automated tolls in North Carolina.ACS, an outsourcing firm that agreed to a takeover by Xerox Corp. in September, said it will design, install and help run the system for the North...

Making New Enzymes to Engineer Plants for Biofuel Production

December 21, 2009 4:52 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Brookhaven scientists have created a new enzyme with the potential to interfere with a key cell-wall component in plants, possibly leading to plants that are easier to “digest” and convert to biofuels.

IPv6 Goes Embedded

December 21, 2009 4:27 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Most networked equipment uses Internet Protocol version 4, or IPv4, which provides for about four billion 32-bit IP addresses. Concerns about exhausting these addresses--and other technical issues--led the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)to develop Internet Protocol version 6, or IPv6.

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Omron MEMS Flow Sensor Product Training Module

December 21, 2009 4:14 am | Videos | Comments

This product training module offers a succinct and informative presentation of Omron's MEMS flow sensor line-up, as well as their MEMS technology.

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Li ion Battery Monitoring Solutions: Accuracy and Safety

December 21, 2009 4:11 am | by Andrew Glascott-Jones & Thierry Masson, e2v | Articles | Comments

Li ion is an obvious choice to power future electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). It has a number of advantages: a high-cell voltage of 3.6 Volts means that fewer cells, with their associated connections and electronics, are needed for high voltage batteries.

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Panasonic completes Sanyo acquisition

December 21, 2009 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic Corp. said Monday that it had taken majority control of Sanyo Electric Co., officially forming one of the world's largest electronics makers.Panasonic said it had converted preferred shares to give it a 50.27 percent stake in Sanyo. It acquired the shares in a previously announced...

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