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Integrated circuit targets cellular, analog applications

August 16, 2012 1:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc. president, R. Dale Lillard, announced recently the availability of the MC13150 a narrowband FM Coiless Detector intermediate frequency (IF) subsystem targeted at cellular and other analog applications.  This wireless integrated circuit (IC) was originally designed and built by Freescale Semiconductor, Inc

Hold my calls, please: LA restaurant offers discount to diners who check cellphones with staff

August 16, 2012 8:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Los Angeles restaurant is offering a deal to customers who agree to look at their fellow diners instead of their phone screens.

Serial SRAM devices boast 1 Mbit densities, 80 Mbps speeds and 5-V operation

August 15, 2012 5:56 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. expanded its serial SRAM portfolio with four new devices that are said to feature the industry’s largest densities and speeds. They also offer 5-V operation, which remains prevalent in automotive and industrial applications. These 512 Kb and 1 Mb SPI devices maintain the

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Who needs a license? Self-driving cars coming our way

August 15, 2012 4:07 pm | by Ben Klayman, Reuters | News | Comments

It's been more than half a century since some of the first concept cars boasting self-driving features were presented to the world and they're still not on the roads. But many auto executives say the industry is on the cusp of welcoming vehicles that make the idea of keeping both hands on the wheel an anachronism.

Pew report shows Obama more aggressive than Romney in targeting voters online

August 15, 2012 4:05 pm | by JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | News | Comments

Four years ago, then-Sen. Barack Obama got a head start on Arizona Sen. John McCain when it came to reaching voters online, on their mobile phones and on social media. Young voters, the group most likely to tune in digitally to the presidential campaign, broke overwhelmingly for Obama, giving him the biggest margin of victory among that age group ever recorded.

Major retailers form company that will create a mobile app for faster, easier shopping

August 15, 2012 4:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A bevy of big-name retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Best-Buy Co. and Target Corp., are teaming up to create a company that will give customers another way to make purchases: with their cellphones.

A look at how Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 compares with iPad, Tab 2, Surface

August 15, 2012 4:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. on Wednesday announced its latest tablet computer, the Galaxy Note 10.1. Here's a look at its key specifications, compared with key competitors and an earlier Samsung model.

CompactPCI processor blade features 1.8 GHz eight-core Intel Xeon processor

August 14, 2012 2:29 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ADLINK Technology, Inc. announced availability of the cPCI-6930, a next-generation 6U dual-slot CompactPCI (cPCI) processor blade that demonstrates ADLINK’s leadership in the development of high performance compute blades with flexible expansion capabilities.

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Would you trust brakes that think for you?

August 14, 2012 11:34 am | by Kasey Panetta, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

In keeping with the vehicle safety theme I’ve self-cultivated with Signal and the inflatable seatbelt, let’s take a look at the world of brakes, specifically Automatic Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS). The idea behind AEBS is that in the event that you, the driver, are unable or incapable of braking in order to avoid a collision with a car, pedestrian, object, your garage door, etc. the car will take (complete or partial) control...

NIST's speedy ions could add zip to quantum computers

August 14, 2012 8:39 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Take that, sports cars! Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can accelerate their beryllium ions from zero to 100 miles per hour and stop them in just a few microseconds. What's more, the ions come to a complete stop and hardly feel the effects of the ride. And they're not just good for submicroscopic racing—NIST physicists think their zippy ions may be useful in future quantum computers.

U.S. seniors find it's never too late to learn social media

August 14, 2012 8:35 am | by Patricia Reaney, Reuters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Seniors, some in their 90s, could soon be making new friends on Facebook thanks to New York libraries offering classes to help the elderly learn, or brush up their social network skills.

More trial, less error: An effort to improve scientific studies

August 14, 2012 8:31 am | by Sharon Begley, Reuters | News | Comments

So many scientific studies are making incorrect claims that a new service has sprung up to fact-check reported findings by repeating the experiments.

NTU scientist invents pocket living room TV

August 13, 2012 1:32 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Leaving your TV show midway because you had to leave your home will no longer happen as you can now 'pull' the programme on your TV screen onto your tablet and continue watching it seamlessly.

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Researchers invent system for 3-D reconstruction of sparse facial hair and skin

August 13, 2012 9:11 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Researchers at Disney Research, Zürich, ETH Zürich, and Cornell University have invented a system to digitize facial hair and skin. Capturing facial skin and geometry is a fundamental technology for a variety of computer-based special effects for movies.

Innovative technology meets a luxury brand: The Audi Pavilion

August 10, 2012 9:22 am | by Kasey Panetta, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Audi AG has been making luxury cars since 1932 when four car companies of the 19th and early 20th centuries—Audi, DKW, Horch, and Wanderer—joined to form the company which exists today. The cars are known for their sleek lines, German engineering, high  performance and tech-savvy interior.

Soft autonomous robot inches along like an earthworm

August 10, 2012 8:55 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Earthworms creep along the ground by alternately squeezing and stretching muscles along the length of their bodies, inching forward with each wave of contractions. Snails and sea cucumbers also use this mechanism, called peristalsis, to get around, and our own gastrointestinal tracts operate by a similar action, squeezing muscles along the esophagus to push food to the stomach.

Wireless power for the price of a penny

August 10, 2012 8:46 am | News | Comments

The newspaper-style printing of electronic equipment has led to a cost-effective device that could change the way we interact with everyday objects.

Sparse microwave imaging: A new concept in microwave imaging technology

August 10, 2012 8:44 am | News | Comments

Sparse microwave imaging is a novel concept in microwave imaging that is intended to deal with the problems of increasing microwave imaging system complexity caused by the requirements of the system applications.

Courtroom tension boils in Apple-Samsung showdown

August 10, 2012 8:43 am | by Dan Levine, Reuters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - It was the end of a long week in court in the Apple-Samsung legal war, and Samsung attorney John Quinn was trying to block his adversary, Apple attorney Bill Lee, from showing the jury a document.

Multi-Image switch designed for high-density instrumentational panels, display panels

August 9, 2012 12:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Electro-Mech Components, Inc. has introduced the Series SW44823 Multi-Image Switch Series offering an ideal solution for high-density instrumentation panels and display areas where several switching functions may be required.

Ultra thin copper-free flexible circuit ideal for medical applications

August 9, 2012 12:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

DKN Research now carries ultra thin copper-free flexible circuits with reliable via holes. The Haverhill Massachusetts based firm developed a series of processing technologies to generate thin nickel traces on both sides of thin polyimide film specifically targeting those scientific and medical applications that require the elimination of copper metals from electronic devices. It also provides a wider range of design flexibilities for packaging and termination in special electronic circuits. DKN Research continually develops a wide range of packaging technologies for flexible & printable electronics.

Computer on module includes dual core 32-nm Atom processor, NM10 Express chipset for ETX-based systems

August 9, 2012 11:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

ADLINK Technology announced the ETX-CV Computer on Module (COM) family. Based on the latest dual-core 32nm process Intel Atom Processor and NM10 Express Chipset.  Power consumption ranges between 6 W and 12 W. The ETX-CV is positioned as an entry level ETX module for

Development platform accommodates 3U cPCI conduction-cooled modules

August 9, 2012 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) is shipping the XPand1201, a 3U CompactPCI development platform for conduction-cooled modules. This platform supports up to eight 3U CompactPCI modules and two optional power supply modules. With support for rear transition modules (RTMs), the platform provides

PC/104-size Gigabit Ethernet module includes SUMIT PCIe for high speed networking

August 9, 2012 10:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

WinSystems announced a SUMIT-ISM compatible Gigabit Ethernet module designed for high-speed networking connectivity for small form factor, industrial embedded applications. The PXM-GIGE is a 90 mm x 96 mm module that connects to 10/100/1000 Mbps networks using standard Category 5 (CAT5)

Test instruments offer cost-effective, non-intrusive way to increase test coverage

August 9, 2012 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

ASSET InterTech has added two new memory test instruments to its ScanWorks embedded instrumentation library for its FPGA-controlled test (FCT) circuit board test tool, giving electronics manufacturers a cost-effective non-intrusive means of increasing test coverag

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