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November 17, 2011 9:22 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments


One Size Fits All

November 17, 2011 5:18 am | by David Wilson, Motion Products Evangelist, Texas Instruments | Comments

I HATE flying! The "one size fits all" mentality of the airline industry drives me nuts! For example, the TSA herds you like cattle through a ridiculous one-size-fits-all ritual that they call "Security", which is designed to make you feel safe when you travel.


Soldiers test network, shape future of Army

November 17, 2011 5:07 am | by Lt. Col. Deanna Bague, Fort Bliss Public Affairs Office | Comments

The Army has committed 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, to evaluate new technologies and network capabilities that are shaping the Army's evolving tactical network.


Take a Vacation from Your Energy Bill

November 16, 2011 11:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

We are always talking about preparing our homes for energy efficiency and taking the right steps to decrease our carbon footprints as homeowners and renters. I realized today that it’s already the middle of November, meaning it’s time to begin preparing for holiday vacations....

Testing The GA144 Eval Board

November 16, 2011 8:14 am | by M. Simon | Comments

The folks from GreenArrays were kind enough to send me a GA144 evaluation board. I have had it for about a month. I have taken my time because I was also rebuilding my shop while evaluating the board. And building a little gadget for testing. So now down to work.


Get the Fundamentals

November 16, 2011 3:54 am | by David Wilson, Motion Products Evangelist, Texas Instruments | Comments

As an aspiring engineer in the late '70s, I once asked a senior mentor to tell me the secret of his great success as an engineer. After a brief moment of introspection, he simply replied, "Get the fundamentals." I'm sure the puzzled look on my face was rather amusing...


Qualcomm buys Halo IPT for its wireless electric vehicle charging technology

November 15, 2011 11:25 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Qualcomm has acquired Halo IPT, the wireless charging technology for electric vehicles company. The UK-based technology development company was founded by Auckland University’s technology development vehicle, UniServices, in conjunction with Arup and the support of the Trans Tasman...

Toumaz lines up global partnership with Mouser

November 15, 2011 11:25 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Toumaz has signed up Mouser to distribute its Telran products worldwide. With the global distribution agreement in place, Mouser will support its customers with Toumaz’s Ultra Low Energy Wireless technologies and products from the Telran family including the TZ1053 device, …...


Switchtec recruits new Area Sales Manager for Southern England

November 15, 2011 11:24 pm | by ECN Europe | Comments

Specialist distributor of switching components Switchtec has hired John Lee as  Southern Area Sales Manager. Lee will develop and grow the business in the southern sales area including supporting existing customers and developing relationships with new ones. The role also …

The Best of the One of the Best Months Ever

November 15, 2011 7:21 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

I've settled back into the office after a whirlwind tour of SolidWorks 2012 Rollout events, and it's time to look back at some of the best stuff I saw, heard, and ate. The "What ELSE is New in SolidWorks 2012" tour was a blast.  In the month of October, I was one of the featured speakers...

Robotic Parking Systems Simplifies the Traffic Jams Associated with City Parking

November 15, 2011 5:10 am | by Mary Lou DeWynGaert, Chief Administrative Officer, Robotic Parking Systems | Comments

Finding a parking spot in the city is a hassle, plain and simple. That’s why my company, Robotic Parking Systems, set out to change the way the world parks. Our company creates automated and high-speed parking systems.


Cloud to Service Endpoints - The Missing Link

November 15, 2011 3:30 am | by Paul Anderson, Wind River ( | Comments

I remember as a kid I was fascinated with phones. The idea that you could pick up the phone, dial it, and talk to someone on the other end was pretty neat.


New Calculator Helps You Buy the Energy-Saving Vehicle of Your Dreams

November 15, 2011 2:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Every day, people across America are making the choice to buy energy-efficient vehicles that save energy and money, protect the environment, and help reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil. The work we do at the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and...


UKESF announces first annual Scholar of the Year award

November 15, 2011 12:24 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

The UK Electronic Skills Foundation (UKESF) has presented its first annual Scholar of the Year award to Adam Malpass. Adam is a final year student reading electronic engineering (MEng) at the University of Southampton. During a three-month internship with Dialog, …

AIS-SART processor reduces component count in marine search and rescue

November 15, 2011 12:24 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

CML Microcircuits has announced the launch of its Marine AIS Search and Rescue Transmitter (SART) processor. The CMX7045 is an integrated and flexible baseband processor fulfilling the needs of an AIS-SART and meeting IEC 61097-14 requirements. In addition to providing …


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