OpenVPX is a critical new open standard architecture that has gained rapid acceptance in the Mil/Aero embedded system community. However, the VITA 65 specification for OpenVPX is very complex, and there are potential pitfalls.
A University of Pittsburgh-led team has created a single-electron transistor that provides a building block for new, more powerful computer memories, advanced electronic materials, and the basic components of quantum computers.
Imaging detectors are at the heart of many of the most challenging space instruments. Whether it is the need to ‘see’ far off galaxies, or to help predict the Earth’s weather, the ability to capture an image is an essential prerequisite for a significant proportion of the space missions...
I've been asked multiple times about the meaning, from a technology and market perspective, of the acquisition of SiBeam by Silicon Image. The answer is very simple – 60GHz is not ready for high volume in consumer products for many years to come. Period.
Military electronics, whether land, air or sea based all require increased amounts of power due to functionality and mission profile expectations. An easy-to-relate example of this is the 20-pound battery load a soldier might carry for a three-day mission.
Today’s military electronics demand increased mobility and extended operational life. This enhanced product viability requires significant SWaP (size, weight, and power) reductions. Through advanced microelectronic packaging solutions available...
Two forthcoming events in Germany reflect the intense interest in energy harvesting for electric vehicles. Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe 2011, 21-22 June covers many forms of harvesting for other applications as well and drills into the technology...
LPRS has been appointed as the UK technical distributor for the IQRF complete IQMesh wireless network platform, components and systems manufactured by Microrisc.
The person in the video shows how to stop a corrupted HD from clicking. Other tools can be used but this very novel solution has the advantage of being simple and directly effective.</
ESA astronaut Roberto Vittori and the five other astronauts of the STS-134 mission will be launched to the International Space Station on Space Shuttle Endeavour on 29 April to deliver a pioneering scientific experiment.
A carefully executed operation to validate data from CryoSat has shown what can be accomplished when ESA, NASA and others join forces to further our understanding of how the fragile polar environment is responding to climate change.
NASA divided up more than $269 million on Monday among several companies vying to build commercial spaceships to carry astronauts to the International Space Station, the space agency said.
China appears to have staged a second test-flight of a new stealth fighter jet, a state-owned newspaper said on Tuesday, which if true could be another step toward narrowing the military gap with the United States.
3D Systems Corporation announced the expansion of its technical partnership with Lotus Renault GP Formula 1 team following last year's refresh of its SLA(R) production printer fleet at the Advanced Digital Manufacturing (ADM) Centre in Enstone, England.
GreenPeak Technologies, a leading fabless semiconductor company, today announced that their CEO and Founder, Cees Links, has been named as the Marketing Chair of ZigBee RF4CE.
A new iPad app developed from images from the Library of Congress is giving viewers a look at the Civil War in 3D. The app is called "History 3D: Civil War."
Apacer Technology Inc. recently announced the strategic collaboration with Diamond Systems Corporation (DSC) based in the U.S. The move is to develop SODIMM — a specification for rugged SODIMM memory dedicated to DSC’s single-board computers (SBCs).
Today, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) announced four new additions to its large format LED-backlit LCD product line. These TFT-LCDs include two panels in the 10.4-inch class, one 12.1-inch panel re-issue, and one 15.0-inch panel.
In this episode we talk to Lawrence McGarry of Analog Devices at the APEC conference about their latest digital PFC chip with power metering capability.
With a housing volume of just 7 cc, the Sharp CMOS camera is one of the smallest modules suitable for automotive use currently available on the market worldwide.
Aimtec adds two new series of DC/DC switching regulators to its complete product offering of over 40 non-isolated, switching regulators as pin-to-pin replacement to 78xx linear regulators
Research In Motion may attempt to top Google Inc's $900 million bid for Nortel Networks Corp.'s wireless technology patents, according to a Bloomberg report citing two people familiar with the plans.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a surprise appearance Friday night in Prineville, Ore., at a community party for the grand opening of his company's new data center.
Broadcasters ProSieben and RTL have filed an appeal against a decision by the federal cartel office to quash their plans for a joint online TV platform.