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New government mandate: FM chips in all mobile phones

August 18, 2010 7:04 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

For years, radio broadcasters and artists have duked it out over performance rights. Enter the highly-contentious Performance Rights Act, which would expand copyright law to include all public performances of copyrighted sound recordings. And it’s gotten even wilder: an amendment would mandate that all mobile phones contain FM radio chips.


Transceiver Averts Damage if Signal Wires are Reversed

August 18, 2010 6:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

TI introduced a symmetric-polarity transceiver that protects the system from communication losses and potential damage should the signal wires be inadvertently reversed during installation or maintenance.


L Circuit Solder-in EMI Filters Improve Insertion Loss

August 18, 2010 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products announces the release of a new L circuit EMI filter designed to provide both inductance and series resistance for superior transient performance.


Cool! Researchers find way to use HVAC ducts for wireless monitoring technology

August 18, 2010 6:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(North Carolina State University) A new study by a team including a professor from North Carolina State University has found a way to implement wireless monitoring technology -- with uses ranging from climate control to health and safety applications -- by tapping into a building's...

German gov't considers 'Street View' concerns

August 18, 2010 6:05 am | by GEIR MOULSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The German government will consider new rules to address the privacy implications of Internet services such as Google's "Street View," and plans a meeting next month with the California-based company and others, officials said Wednesday.Google said earlier this month that it will introduce its...

ICs Eliminate Sense-Resistor Power Loss in Standby

August 18, 2010 5:54 am | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations introduced the SENZero family of ICs that disconnect sense resistors from high-voltage rails during standby or remote-off conditions.


Creating Thin Connectors for High-Density Flexible Substrates

August 18, 2010 5:40 am | Blogs | Comments

DKN Research recently unveiled a new concept for Ultra Thin Connectors on high-density flexible substrates to showcase the connector’s flexibility and optimize a package design process.


EEVblog #105 - Electronics Thermal Heatsink Design Tutorial

August 18, 2010 5:22 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

A follow on from some of the recent blogs that have involved basic thermal heatsink calculation. This time around Dave takes you though the basic theory of thermal design and how heatsink calculations work. Then there are some real world temperature measurements to see how close to the...


iPhone-maker Foxconn holds rallies after suicides

August 18, 2010 5:05 am | by GILLIAN WONG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Following a string of suicides at its Chinese factories, Foxconn Technology Group raised workers' wages and installed safety nets on buildings to catch would-be jumpers. Now the often secretive manufacturer of the iPhone and other electronics is holding rallies for its workers to raise morale...

Electronics Thermal Heatsink Design Tutorial

August 18, 2010 4:55 am | Videos | Comments

Dave takes you though the basic theory of thermal design and how heatsink calculations work. Then there are some real world temperature measurements to see how close to the theory we get. How do you read a heatsink thermal response graph? What is emissivity? It's all here in thermal design 101.


BlackBerry users mull effect as service curbs loom

August 18, 2010 4:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Udoay Ghosh sat sipping coffee before an early morning flight from Dubai International Airport, looking with affection at his two - yes, two - BlackBerry smart phones laid out in front of him....

Statistics: Germany and the United Kingdom drive stronger GDP growth in the European Union but, growth slows in Japan and the United States

August 18, 2010 3:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area rose by 0.7% in the second quarter of 2010, the same rate as in the previous quarter.

Nidec to Buy Emerson Unit

August 17, 2010 11:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Nidec signed a pact to buy U.S.-based Emerson Electric's motors and controls division, as the Japanese precision motor maker broadens its product scope and geographical reach.


India May Be Near Resolution of BlackBerry Dispute

August 17, 2010 11:23 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Wireless phone companies, government officials and Research in Motion, have been figuring out details of how monitoring encrypted e-mail would work.

Google Sued in Spain Over Data Collecting

August 17, 2010 11:23 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

A court is investigating charges that Google broke Spanish law while gathering photographs for Street View, its photo-mapping service.


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