At the International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC2011), imec, Holst Centre and NXP presented a versatile ultra-low power biomedical signal processor, CoolBioTM, meeting the requirements of future wearable biomedical sensor systems. The biomedical signal processor consumes only...
TT electronics is using the forthcoming APEC 2011 event to highlight its very latest technologies targeting the alternative energy industries. Visitors to the TT electronics booth, number 536, will have the opportunity to
Apple shareholders have rejected a plan requiring the company to disclose a succession plan for its chief executive.That's according to preliminary voting results announced Wednesday at Apple's annual shareholders meeting in Cupertino, Calif. Apple did not provide the voting breakdown.The...
Texas Instruments introduced two power management development kits, which help designers generate the cleanest possible positive and negative voltage rails to power today’s analog circuits.
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Jim Nohrden of Black Sand about their 3G CMOS RF power amplifier (PA) products. The devices promise to significantly improve the reliability and data throughput of mobile products, and are designed as a drop-in replacement for existing 3G GaAs RF PAs.
A less known member of the solar-cell family is the thermo-photovoltaic cell. Nevertheless this piece of technology can be very useful for industries and for households to save on their electricity bill.
Energy Micro is making its EFM32 Gecko and Tiny Gecko product lines available in the space-saving QFP48 package. The smaller 48-pin ARM Cortex-M3 based microcontroller options will enable manufacturers to
National Instruments introduced the NI PXIe-5665, a 3.6 GHz RF vector signal analyzer (VSA) that delivers desirable RF performance in a PXI form factor. The VSA features
A prototype implantable eye pressure monitor for glaucoma patients is believed to contain the first complete millimeter-scale computing system.
Vector Fabrics today announced the launch of their vfEmbedded cloud-based tool that allows embedded engineers to partition and map their software onto complex multicore platforms with ease.
This video from Cirrus Logic and element14.com provides a basic knowledge of Power Factor Correction (PFC).
When Gina Duncan decided to undergo the medical treatment that would make her a woman, she had plenty to fear. The reactions of her children, her professional colleagues and friends. How her body would respond to hours on the operating table. If, at the end of it, she would look female enough...
People have been predicting the coming of the ubiquitous computer-everywhere environment (UCEE, or “you-see”) for years now, and we have finally come to the point where we can finally say that we have reached the end of the beginning of its development.
Lonely astronauts on the International Space Station may soon be getting an android friend from Japan. And for the folks back home, it will tweet.
Samsung Electronics said Thursday it expects to sell up to 10 million 3-D TVs this year and vigorously defended the technology behind its lineup amid intensifying competition with rivals including LG Electronics.
Cliff Electronics introduced a new range of LED illuminated rotary encoders with a matching range of translucent control knobs. The company’s rotary encoder range features LED illuminated spindles to provide visible indication of panel position or function.
International Rectifier today announced the expansion of its SupIRBuck family of integrated point-of-load (POL) voltage regulators. The new IR347x and IR386x devices for energy-efficient computing and consumer applications feature hysteretic constant on-time (COT) modulators...
Fresh off its shellacking of two human champions of the "Jeopardy!" television show, a computer program developed by IBM Corp. will soon get a workout in two hospitals that have signed up to test the technology.The agreements with the Columbia University Medical Center and the University of...
Texas Instruments introduced an isolated half-duplex differential line transceiver with integrated transformer driver. The ISO1176T provides the primary voltage for an isolation transformer and
Following customer demand, OKW have extended their award winning ‘MINITEC’ range of pocket-size enclosures. These highly attractive multi-colored housings have been designed for personal electronic devices which can be carried in the hand, on a key ring, wrist strap, or lanyard.
Computer security software maker McAfee Inc. said Wednesday it is working with an Intel Corp. subsidiary to make security solutions for other kinds of devices.Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.Wind River makes software for mobile devices and for a slew of gadgets not usually...
DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) has introduced DuPont Solamet PV701 photovoltaic metallization paste as its newest generation of Metal Wrap Through (MWT) technology for back side interconnected silicon solar cell designs.
The new ZPD Series wire-to-board, double row, crimp style connectors recently introduced by JST Corporation, Waukegan, Illinois, is designed with a secure locking device to ensure connector mating integrity even under adverse conditions.
In the past, there were only two end-of-life (EOL) solutions available to procurement professionals: make a one-time, last-time purchase from the original manufacturer, or purchase residual inventory through distribution. A last-time buy can be a significant financial burden...
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Jeff Miles, the Director of Mobile Transactions at NXP about their work in the Near Field Communications space and their collaborative efforts with product manufacturers to integrate that functionality into their devices.