Freescale Semiconductor is finding innovative ways to stop “vampire” energy loss, the loss of power that occurs when an AC adapter is plugged into an electrical outlet but isn’t charging a device. Freescale’s new Watt Saver technology automatically eliminates no-load power consumption for AC adaptors, potentially providing substantial energy savings over existing manual versions. In addition, Freescale will donate one percent of all Watt Saver revenue to a global green ecology non-profit organization. Freescale’s Watt Saver technology consists of
Freescale Semiconductor introduces the i.MX 6 series of quad-, dual- and single-core applications processors designed to deliver outstanding performance and scalability to manufacturers targeting the hottest selling smart mobile, automotive infotainment and embedded device categories. Integrating one, two or four ARM Cortex-A9 cores running at up to
Cavium Networks has paired its ECONA ARM-based processors running D2 Technologies' VoIP software with the DECT/CAT-iq Module from DSP Group to create a market-ready reference design for a multi-service gateway. This gateway design has advanced features such as HD voice, PBX functionality and address book synchronization.
Hillcrest Labs, a leader in motion-control technology and interactive television applications, announced a new low cost, embedded motion-control system for TV manufacturers.
TranSwitch announced that it will be showcasing its patented HDP technology, the HDMI and DisplayPort integrated solution, at CES with live demonstrations of HD-PXL 1.4, the Company’s latest intellectual property (IP) core.
Seagate announced, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a new program to allow third-party companies to incorporate slots on their products to support removable GoFlex external hard drives. First introduced in May of 2010, the GoFlex family is the next evolution of consumer external hard drives providing
To examine what to expect for 2011, we must understand the spectacular successes of the recent past as well as the failures. Printed electronics has often been an industry with poor business planning and marketing.
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, 3M unveiled Patterned Transparent Conductors, used in consumer electronic devices for a variety of applications including projected capacitive touch sensing, that offer key advantages over existing ITO/PET designs.
Researchers at Cornell and Tel Aviv University have developed a new tool for nanofabricators to test the physical properties of thin films created by atomic layer deposition.
Global Display Solutions Inc. released the Clearview Series of high performance displays. The displays are both high bright, 1000+ nits based on LED edge lighting and optical bonding. Ranging from 8.4” to 22” wide screen, this series offers
Dr Wim Vanderbauwhede of the University of Glasgow and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Lowell have created a processor which effectively contains more than a thousand cores on a single chip.
Advantech announced it has a new option available for the TREK-743, 7-inch Vehicle-Mounted Computer with support for Lubuntu, a lightweight, derivative of the Ubuntu operating system.
This month's Roundtable question is, "What do you feel is the most challenging aspect of incorporating a multicore processor into a design for the engineer?”
Researchers revealed a previously unknown aspect of key physics inside Racetrack memory -- a new technology design which stands to improve memory capabilities within mobile phones, laptop computers and business-class servers.
Solarflare, pioneers of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), announced today the extension of its family of SFN5000 10GbE server adapters with the launch of a new SFP+ 10GBASE-SR optical transceiver module.
Until now, the common practice for manipulating the electron spin of quantum bits, or qubits, – the building blocks of future super-fast quantum computers – has been through the use of magnetic fields.
MathWorks today announced a new capability that accelerates code generation build times for engineers working on designs that are componentized with model reference.
NXT announces combined haptic touch and audio exciters for touch panels and screens in industrial, home automation, automotive and consumer electronic products.
Mistral Solutions announced CraneBoard, a new low-cost ARM-based development board, offers designers a fully open source printed circuit board (PCB) and design to reduce development costs.
Can computers understand emotions? Can computers express emotions? Can they feel emotions? The latest video from the Univ. of Cambridge shows how emotions can be used to improve interaction between humans and computers.
Gesture recognition is exciting new technology that lets a person control applications by using gestures or body movements instead of using a controller, remote or other device...
Microsemi announced two multi-port additions to its 60W PoE midspan family, the industry's first fully IEEE 802.3at standards-compliant high-power PoE solutions to include four-pair powering and gigabit switching support.
OKW’s ‘SHELL-TYPE’ range of plastic enclosures offers a desirable selection of sizes, styles and battery compartments. These enclosures have been designed to house many different types of small electronic devices including
We keep hearing about it—the “all-digital future”: easier, more convenient, no need to drive to the store. Download all the content you want instantly. Thus, iTunes, OnLive, Steam, and various other services were born. But this convenience bears a steep price. In our rush to embrace the all-digital future, we’ve sacrificed fundamental property rights.
The Opal Kelly XEM6110 integration module is based on a Xilinx Spartan-6 (XC6SLX45) FPGA. In addition to a high gate-count FPGA, the module uses the blazing transfer rate of PCI Express for configuration downloads, enabling