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The Tinker's Toolbox - Eric Siegel of TI on Haptics Feedback in Touch-Enabled Devices

September 7, 2011 7:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Eric Siegel, product marketing engineer for touchscreen controllers and haptics at Texas Instruments about haptics feedback in touch-enabled consumer electronics devices.

Pipeline FFT Cores on FPGA Acheive 52 Giga Samples per Second

September 7, 2011 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HyperSpeed Plus cores have been proven to process complex data streams in continuous real-time at data rates in excess of 52 Giga samples per second for a 2048 point FFT implemented on a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA device.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Andreas Koller of Energy Micro on Sensor Interfaces

September 1, 2011 12:11 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Andreas Koller, VP of WW Sales and Marketing at Energy Micro and their Low Energy Sensor Interface (LESENSE). 

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The Tinker's Toolbox - David Horn of Switch on Solid-State Lighting

September 1, 2011 4:55 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to David Horn of Switch Lighting about solid-state lighting and how it is impacting the illumination market.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Scott Kulchycki of National Semiconductor on RF-Sampling ADCs

August 30, 2011 7:30 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Scott Kulchycki, marketing manager for National Semiconductor’s High-Speed Signal Path products about seeking new ways to increase radio capacity while reducing cost, size and weight.

Texas Instruments MSP430 Launchpad

August 29, 2011 7:12 am | Videos | Comments

Another Geek Moment Video discussing Texas Instruments' msp430 launchpad and cc430 low power microcontroller. Watch as this rocket is launched wirelessly from Digi-Key headquarters.

How to create an Online Press Room for Your Tech Business

August 26, 2011 7:35 am | by Mark Shapiro | Blogs | Comments

Does your technology web site work for the press and analysts that visit it?

Personal Communication Still Key to Customer Service in Today’s Marketplace

August 26, 2011 6:26 am | by By: Jim Greig, Sales and Marketing Manager Electronic Materials | Blogs | Comments

In today’s tough economic times, there is a lot of discussion about how to communicate in a more cost-effective and efficient manner.

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In The Beginning: Sealevel Celebrates 25 Years

August 26, 2011 6:13 am | by Susan O'Hanlan, Sealevel Systems, Inc., www.sealevel.com | Blogs | Comments

Sealevel Systems, Inc., proudly celebrated 25 years of innovative, reliable hardware and software products to enable computer connectivity and control.

Will Tablets Push HP to Exit PCs?

August 26, 2011 6:10 am | Blogs | Comments

HP announced today that it is “exploring strategic alternatives” for its Personal Systems Group and exiting the market for webOS devices, which includes its TouchPad tablet.

Global Business Practices - How Well Do You Know Your Customers?

August 26, 2011 5:51 am | by Jackson Wood | Blogs | Comments

Doing business in a global economy can be a challenge. As the marketplace grows, it is critical to ensure your business partners are not subject to restrictions. While opportunities abound, some companies practice due diligence and others just go ahead and hope things fall into place smoothly.

What Have we Learned So Far and What can we do Better?

August 26, 2011 5:29 am | Blogs | Comments

IDTechEx has tracked the printed electronics market since 2002.

LDRA Celebrates Success of India Office, Announces Seminar Tour

August 26, 2011 5:12 am | Blogs | Comments

Opening new offices in other countries always presents interesting challenges.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Lior Weiss of Celeno on Broadband Home Networking

August 24, 2011 11:56 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Lior Weiss, Vice President of Marketing of Celeno, about home networks, especially high-bandwidth networking optimized for advanced audio and multimedia management.

Communication Still Key to Customer Service

August 23, 2011 5:17 am | by Jim Greig, Sales and Marketing Manager Electronic Materials, LORD(http://www.lord.com/) | Blogs | Comments

In today’s tough economic times, there is a lot of discussion about how to communicate in a more cost-effective and efficient manner.

Design in a connected world

August 22, 2011 11:18 am | by Alix Paultre, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

We live in an information-based society, where app-driven cloud-based ubiquitous computing is in the palm of almost every hand and in many of the devices around us. The design engineering community needs to address that reality with products that serve the customer’s expectations by not only delivering the desired functionality...

The benefits of solid state lighting

August 19, 2011 6:18 am | by Irene Signorino, Director of Marketing, Microsemi Corporation (www.microsemi.com) | Blogs | Comments

The benefits of LEDs are driving adoption in a wide range of general illumination applications due to the unique characteristics of this novel light source. The reasons for choosing LED are many, but the deciding factor is strongly dependent on where the fixture is used.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Piyush Sevalia of SiTime on MEMS Timing Devices

August 18, 2011 11:51 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Piyush Sevalia, VP Marketing of SiTime, on timing issues in general and their MEMS timing devices in particular.

Creating a New Natural User-Interface Paradigm

August 18, 2011 5:49 am | by Guillaume Largillier, Co-Founder and CSO, Stantum (www.stantum.com) | Blogs | Comments

Multi-modal interfaces allow us to choose the input technique that looks the most appropriate for a given task or context: the tip of our finger to flip the pages of a book, a stylus for drawing or annotating it.

Let's Create More Efficient Electronic Systems Together

August 18, 2011 5:17 am | by Eric Persson, Executive Director FAE, International Rectifier (www.irf.com) | Blogs | Comments

IR was founded on the principles of energy efficiency back in 1947, and our founder’s 1912 Baker electric car (which IR modified to become the world’s first solar-powered car in 1958) is still on display at our Temecula wafer Fab.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Brett Fox of Touchstone Semi on Analog Circuit Design

August 17, 2011 8:17 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Brett Fox, CEO of Touchstone Semiconductors on analog circuits and the challenges to today's designers.

Google Buys Motorola Mobility – Is this the Gee-Phone deal?

August 17, 2011 5:50 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Blogs | Comments

There is a lot of speculation in the industry as to what is behind the Google purchase of Motorola Mobility and likewise a plethora of speculation on the future of Motorola Mobility now that they are part of Google.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Jonathan Chien of Conexant on Audio Systems in Smart Devices

August 17, 2011 5:06 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Jonathan Chien, Audio Marketing Director of Conexant about audio management in home telepresence and speech recognition applications as well as next-generation Smart TV and video game consoles.

Make the Safe Choice, or the Right Choice?

August 16, 2011 6:28 am | by Gordon Vinther, founder and president of Ardent Concepts (www.ardentconcepts.com) | Blogs | Comments

Where does innovation – true innovation – get implemented in your product roadmap?  How do you as a product development or R&D team ensure you are pushing the envelope and enabling next-generation electronic solutions?

The Tinker's Toolbox - Tim Colleran of Qualcomm Atheros on the Smart Grid and the 'Internet of Things'

August 15, 2011 11:23 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Tim Colleran, Director Internet of Things, Qualcomm Atheros. The 'Internet of Things' is the idea that everyday objects can be readable, recognizable, locatable, addressable, and controllable via the Internet.

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