This year’s CES brought forth a number of new and exciting products and technologies for the consumer. As with each year’s show, there were hits and misses with some products primed to become major retail successes while others may never make it to the store shelves.
The revelation that insurgents had hacked US drones came as shocking news. What’s more, they did so using $26 off-the-shelf software (SkyGrabber). Now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that senior officers knew about the security risk five years ago. According to a report in the Journal, senior officers warned in 2004 of the drones’ vulnerabilities.
Space Micro Inc. has been awarded $100,000 by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop a software-defined radio system for military satellites. The Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract is to develop space communications hardware that is resistant to radiation.
Electronic design engineers are facing greater pressure than ever before to rapidly create new solutions, and manufacturers are continually developing new technologies to help them to do so.
Like much of technology, the role of distribution is evolving with market demand. Outsourcing can provide significant advantages, especially in today’s business climate that includes leaner engineering staffs, and new challenges facing management.
The proposed 2011 NASA Budget takes human spaceflight in a bold new direction. Along with scuttling the Constellation Program, and investing in heavy-lift rocket systems, the proposal leans heavily on the private sector. The International Space Station received clemency through at least 2020, and with the Space Shuttle retiring in 2010, the US will need reliable means of orbital transportation.
Two years ago, DOD banned all “flash media” devices in an effort to contain the “Agent.btz” computer virus. In 2009, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said, “I do not see the thumb drives going back here in the immediate future.” Yet a year later (nearly to the day), the ban has been lifted.
Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Guidance for Humanitarian Device Exemption Holders, Institutional Revie...February 18, 2010 9:41 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments
The FDA is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Federal Register: Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of MeetingFebruary 18, 2010 9:41 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments
On March 18, 2010, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on the premarket approval application (PMA) for the Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators (CRT-Ds) sponsored by Boston Scientific.
FDA requires REMS that ensures that only those hospitals and healthcare professionals who have enrolled and completed training in risk management program will prescribe and dispense ESAs to patients with cancer.
Consumers who have a history of gastrointestinal ulcers or a bleeding disorder should not use Maalox Total Relief because it contains bismuth subsalicylate, a substance chemically related to aspirin.
Changes to Prescribing Information re: risk of renal impairment/failure, hepatic impairment/failure or gastrointestinal hemorrhage.
The Chip de BOI (literally, "the Ox chip") is an excellent startup product for the nascent south-of-the border firm CEITEC. The facility, located in Porto Alegre , is the first of its kind south of the Rio Grande.
Connor-Winfield’s D32G Series of 3.2 mm x 2.5 mm SMT temperature compensated crystal oscillators (TCXOs) use analog temperature compensation to hold
Intersil Corporation announced the ISL8204M and ISL8206M, the newest members of its family of compact power modules. The ISL8204M and ISL8206M are complete switch-mode power supplies in a single compact surface-mount package. Included within the module is a
STMicroelectronics has introduced an integrated low-noise ultrasound pulse controller. Built using the company’s high-voltage BCD mixed-signal technology, the STHV748 provides four independent channels, each of which generates
Applimotion has taken its UTS slotless frameless motors and created a packaged direct drive motor system for applications that require tight speed control and desirable smoothness. These direct drive motors feature
Extreme Engineering Solutions announced the availability of XCalibur1531, a 6U VME single board computer with Freescale Semiconductor’s dual-core MPC8572E PowerQUICC III processor. This SBC is appropriate for
TiePie Engineering’s Handyprobe HP3 is a USB oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, voltmeter and data logger with a differential input capable of measuring voltages from 200 mV full scale up to 800 V DC (566 V AC), 10 bit resolution, a high
Researchers from the University of Oxford have created a protocol for making electronic payments via mobile phones.
RF Engines Limited (RFEL) has developed a 32 channel RF signal generator that is designed to enable challenging RF environments to be recreated in labs to test RF equipment. The PCI Upconverter is a flexible and configurable system that
Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra outlined for reporters this week where his IT agenda will take the federal government and how it will get there.
The shuttle Endeavour crew bolted the last connecting module onto the International Space Station on Friday, completing more than a decade of major construction on the outpost. During the first of three spacewalks planned during Endeavour's 13-day mission, astronauts Robert Behnken and Nicholas Patrick prepared the 18-tonne module to be transferred from the shuttle's cargo bay to the station.
The first launch of a Russian space rocket from a site outside Moscow's control has been delayed while engineers test a service tower, Interfax news agency reported on Friday. A modified Soyuz cargo ship had been due to take off before the end of this year from Europe's spaceport in French Guiana.
The most exciting and perhaps most anticipated telecoms for new revenues is applications. We are starting to see these, the iPhone Apps for example, or Nokia’s “Comes with Music”.