The Better Use of Light Bulbs Act (BULB) has been defeated in the House of Representatives. BULB would have amended the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, thereby staying the incandescent ban. But it was not to be. With no further challenges, the Edison Lightbulb faces mandatory retirement in January 2012.
IAR Systems announced a complete starter kit for NXP’s ARM Cortex-M3 based LPC1780 microcontroller family.
Video is one of the most dynamic and effective ways to communicate to your customers and potential customers. Many tech savvy customers expect to see video and if your site does not provide video, they feel that something is missing.
In this episode we talk to Bill Driver of LeCroy about test and measurement in general and their high-bandwidth WaveMaster 8 Zi-A oscilloscope in particular.
Microchip Technology announced a 32-bit microcontroller (MCU)-based development kit for the creation of high-quality, 24-bit audio applications with an 80 MIPS PIC32 MCU, a 24-bit Wolfson audio codec, a two-inch color LCD Display, a USB interface, and an onboard microphone.
The APM86791 PacketPro Gen2 embedded processor from Applied Micro Circuits is designed to deliver the industry’s most advanced but cost effective network security measures for enhanced protection against intrusion threats, system hacking and theft of system-level intellectual property.
Virtualization, cloud computing, advanced server technology, mobile apps and the like all have one thing in common: they need to be highly available and the foundation of this availability is power.
In this episode we talk to Ross Bannatyne from Silicon Labs on wireless energy harvesting, wireless "smart dust" sensor networks, and the power electronics to manage energy drawn from the ambient.
Atmel announced additional features to the already-successful 8/16-bit AVR XMEGA microcontroller (MCU) family with the industry’s lowest power consumption of 100nA with 5µS wake-up time.
In this episode we talk to Markus Willems, Senior Product Marketing Manager of System-Level Solutions at Synopsys. In addition to talking about the wireless industry and the issues that face design engineers we talk about their collaboration with Rohde & Schwarz to accelerate LTE and LTE-Advanced wireless system design and verification.
In this episode, we talk to Derek Carlson, the VP of Development Tools at Microchip Technology about MPLAB X, the new Integrated Development Environment (IDE) from Microchip.
Lighting Science Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Haworth issued the following statement regarding the movement to pass the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act, H.R. 2417...
Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor, better known as the “Unfinished Symphony,” was started but never finished even though Schubert lived another six years. The completed portion of the Unfinished Symphony was extraordinarily compelling.
Texas Instruments premiered its first module platform housing the WiLink 6.0 (WL1271) single-chip, wireless combo solution with TI’s open source, Linux-based OpenLink drivers.
IAR Systems announced an upgrade to IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RX with advanced software performance analysis functionality to help users understand how well an application performs on the microcontroller.
Bill Hutchings of Microchip Technology talks about the company’s new 60 MIPS 16-bit dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) and PIC24 microcontrollers (MCUs).
IAR Systems today announced a complete starter kit for STMicroelectronics’ ARM Cortex-M3 based high performance STM32 F-2 series
Bill Hutchings of Microchip Technology discusses the company's latest offering of 16-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) that bring advanced control to cost-sensitive general-purpose and motor-control designs.
After Atlantis’ two-week mission, NASA will retire the Space Shuttle. Between the Shuttle’s retirement and the completion of the International Space Station in 2020, the U.S. faces a nine-year gap during which we’ll lack the ability to independently ferry astronauts into space. The Space Shuttle fit the textbook definition of government mismanagement. Envisioned as “routine and economical”, the finished product was neither.
In this episode, we talk to Simon Hambly and David Harold of Imagination Technologies, creators of communications semiconductor IP cores for highly complex System-on-Chip (SoC) devices.
Since Newark’s element14 community launched two years ago, we’re proud of the fact that hundreds of thousands of engineers have used our resources to connect and collaborate with industry experts and peers.
Energy is essential to everyone. Often we do not give thought to where energy comes from or how much we consume until energy is not readily available. Energy has become an area of focus for governments, private industry, and citizens.
Of all of the important electronic gizmos in our life that we use every day most have gone wireless – with the exception of the desktop monitor.
In this episode, we talk to Steve Grady of Cymbet on energy harvesting, low-power circuitry, and the challenges to the engineer in evaluating and implementing the technology.
Microchip Technology released a family of 60 MIPS 16-bit dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers and PIC24 microcontrollers with features such as a larger Flash memory, more RAM, and greater I/O capability.