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Motion Everywhere: New Roles and Functions for CE Devices

October 12, 2011 11:25 am | by Dave Rothenberg, Movea, Inc., www.movea.com | Articles | Comments

Motion is the latest trump card available to CE manufacturers, enabling the ability to create a new generation of products to operate how people naturally interact. Enabling this trend is a unique class of motion-sensing chips, referred to as MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems).

Mitigating Strategies for Smart Phone Signaling Overload

October 12, 2011 7:49 am | by Deepak Kataria, IP Junction Inc, www.ip-junction.com | Articles | Comments

This article discusses the impact of increased signaling traffic fueled by growing mobile broadband and machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity on networks, systems and network processors. While data offload strategies have received considerable attention in industry, the impact of signaling overload and mitigation strategies have not been widely addressed. A good understanding of the reasons for signaling traffic increases, its impact at the network level, system level and network processor level is needed to clear misnomers prevailing in the industry.

FDA Grant Launches Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium

October 12, 2011 7:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A two-year, $1.8 million grant from the Food and Drug Administration will launch the new Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium and foster the development of medical devices for children.

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MOST Cooperation Demonstrates Seamless Integration of Ethernet-based Devices

October 12, 2011 6:49 am | News | Comments

The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) - the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) - presents the seamless integration capabilities of Ethernet-based devices with MOST.

Infineon Succeeds in Producing Chips on New 300-Millimeter Thin Wafer Technology for Power Semiconductors

October 11, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Infineon Technologies AG has produced the first chips on a 300-millimeter thin wafer for power semiconductors at the Villach site in Austria. Infineon states that this makes it the first company in the world...

Sofradir awarded multi-million Euro MUSIS-CSO Infrared contract

October 11, 2011 12:09 am | News | Comments

Sofradir announces today that it has been awarded a multi-million Euro contract to manufacture Infrared (IR) detectors for the engineering and flight model phases for the MUSIS/CSO next generation Earth observation military satellites.

Imec demonstrates high-speed heterojunction bipolar transistors

October 10, 2011 11:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Imec realized a fT/fMAX 245GHz/450GHz SiGe:C heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) device, a key enabler for future high-volume millimeter-wave low-power circuits to be used in automotive radar applications.

Imec implements multi-mode digital TV receiver on reconfigurable processor with record area efficiency

October 10, 2011 11:09 pm | News | Comments

Imec developed a reconfigurable receiver for highly diversified digital video broadcasting standards (DVB-T, ISDB-T and ATSC). The receiver is realized using algorithm-architecture...

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Jobs death caused by respiratory arrest, cancer

October 10, 2011 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A copy of Steve Jobs' death certificate indicates the Apple co-founder died of respiratory arrest that resulted from pancreatic cancer that had spread to other organs.Jobs died last Wednesday at age 56. Apple Inc. didn't disclose the cause of death, but Jobs had battled pancreatic cancer and...

Polyacene Capacitors Target LED Flash Used in Compact Mobile Devices

October 10, 2011 3:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden introduced the Polyacene Capacitors (Supercap) PAS2126FR2R5504, measuring 26 mm x 20 mm with a maximum height of 0.9 mm. At 0.9 mm thin, the Polyacene Capacitor realizes a high capacitance of 0.5 F. This product is

Crane Aerospace & Electronics Power Solutions TRUs Fly on Gulfstream G650

October 10, 2011 2:49 pm | News | Comments

Crane Aerospace & Electronics Power Solutions was selected by Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. to supply its Transformer Rectifier Units (TRU) on the Gulfstream G650. The five 250A TRUs on each G650 provide DC bus power throughout the aircraft. The TRU is common across the Gulfstream fleet of both the existing G450 & G550 and the new G650 aircraft. This commonality across the fleet will help

ECG Patch Combines Ultralow Power SoC with Bluetooth

October 10, 2011 2:45 pm | News | Comments

Imec and Holst Centre announce an innovative body patch that integrates an ultra-low power electrocardiogram (ECG) chip and a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio. This unique combination fuses power-efficient electronics and standardized communication, opening new perspectives for long-term monitoring in health, wellness and medical applications. The system integrates

ITRI Introduces Rewritable, Reusable Electronic Paper Tech

October 10, 2011 2:34 pm | News | Comments

ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute introduced i2R e-Paper™, the first electronic paper technology to provide a re-writable, re-usable and environmentally friendly recyclable print medium – an “electronic paper” – to reduce traditional paper consumption. ITRI will

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Snap-action Pushbutton Switches Offer Fast Switching, Long Electrical Life

October 10, 2011 1:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) introduced new miniature ALCOSWITCH Blue Series pushbutton switches for power and signal applications. This miniature series of switches incorporates an innovative snap-action mechanism that produces an extremely fast switching moment.

Pluggable PSUs Are Optimized for cPCI Systems

October 10, 2011 12:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Verotec has extended its range of modular pluggable power converters with the introduction of 11 new models specifically designed to be fully compliant with the PICMG 2.11 Power Interface specification. To meet the cPCI high current requirements

ROHM Semi Announces Name Change of Subsidiary OKI Semi to Lapis Semiconductor

October 10, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

ROHM Semiconductor announced that OKI Semiconductor Co., Ltd., part of the ROHM group, will change its company name to Lapis Semiconductor Co., Ltd. The name change will became effective on Oct. 1st2011, three years after...

Contour Finalizes Series C Round Financing

October 10, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Contour Energy Systems, a portable power company commercializing next-generation battery systems, announced it has finalized its Series C round of financing that now includes SBI Jefferies Asia Fund L.P. as its newest investor. The...

Hitachi Buys Majority Stake in Hi-Rel Electronics

October 10, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Hitachi, Ltd. and Hi-Rel Electronics Pvt. Ltd. announced closing of a transaction under which Hitachi has made a majority equity investment in Hi-Rel, in a move to strengthen Hitachi’s and Hi-Rel’s power electronics business...

PMIC Devices Target Li-Ion Battery Based Mobile Products

October 10, 2011 12:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems announced two new members of its Power Management IC (PMIC) family. According to the company, these devices feature essential power management building blocks and flexibility to provide a complete power solution for the next generation of

Multiplexing Communications Units Aid Taxi Drivers

October 10, 2011 11:08 am | by Dave Rice, Electronics Design Engineer at GB Electronics | Blogs | Comments

In-Taxi dispatch control systems have traditionally consisted of mobile data units, which exchange dispatch information with the central office using Public Mobile Radio (PMR).

6U cPCI Power Supply Touts Increased Output Power

October 10, 2011 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digital Power Corporation increased the output power of its 6U CompactPCI power supply series models CPCI-AC-6U-650 and CPCI-DC-6U-650 to 650 Watts. The product line is fully

Middleware Connects Android Apps to Any Platform

October 10, 2011 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Solving the problem of Android apps communicating with other devices, application developers can now use ORBexpress from Objective Interface Systems to connect their Android apps to any platform while also solving the Android device fragmentation problem by using a standard interface.

Development Kit Features 'Giant Gecko' Cortex-M3 Microcontrollers

October 10, 2011 8:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Energy Micro has announced the availability of a development kit supporting their ARM Cortex-M3-based EFM32 Giant Gecko microcontrollers. Referenced EFM32GG-DK3750, the kit provides users with full J-Trace and J-Link support plus access to the Giant Gecko´s low energy features.

Electric Potential Sensor Detects Changes in Electric Field, in Contact, at Distance, Even Through Walls

October 10, 2011 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Plessey Semiconductors announced that commercial samples of its Electric Potential Integrated Circuit (EPIC) sensors are available. The first products are optimized for use as an ECG sensor and provide a resolution as good as or better than

Express Logic Adds IPsec to NetX Duo

October 10, 2011 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Express Logic has extended its NetX Duo TCP/IP IPv4/IPv6 dual stack with support for the IPsec protocol, the de-facto standard for securing connected devices in consumer, medical and industrial markets. 

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