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LNAs offer enhanced wireless receiver sensitivity

June 20, 2012 11:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. unveiled two new series of  high performance and low power LNAs for multiple industrial, scientific, medical (ISM) bands and next generation cellular infrastructure applications.  Skyworks’ newest low noise amplifiers enable enhanced wireless receiver sensitivity, wider dynamic range and a high level of design flexibility.  With the addition of these latest devices, Skyworks now powers solutions with continuous coverage from 30 to 3000 MHz.  Various customers are already leveraging Skyworks’ devices for power line monitoring and security systems, government radio networks, in-building wireless devices and cell signal boosters.

Single board computer ideal for military, communications, industrial applications

June 20, 2012 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) introduces the XCalibur1600, a 6U CompactPCI Single Board Computer (SBC) supporting Freescale QorIQ P4080 processor. Available in either conduction- or air-cooled versions, the XCalibur1600 utilizes the eight Power Architecture e500mc cores running at up to 1.5 GHz, making it an ideal solution for high-end military, communications, and industrial applications.

Integrated drive+motor offers 125 ounce inches of torque

June 20, 2012 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Motion Products is pleased to announce the addition of eight integrated drive+motors to their line of Ethernet and EtherNet/IP motion control products. The new STM23 models fuse a high performance motion controller with 100 MBit Ethernet communications to a high torque NEMA23 step motor. Connecting to an Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix or MicroLogix PLC. EtherNet/IP is also available.

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Outlet outrage, peeping techs top travel peeves: survey

June 20, 2012 9:00 am | by By Joseph O'Leary, Reuters | News | Comments

American travelers don't want to leave home without their laptops and smartphones, fear the devices will be stolen, and suffer outlet outrage if they can't find somewhere to recharge them, according to a new survey released on Wednesday.

Samsung, LG hope billion dollar bets on new wafer-thin TV display will boost flagging sales

June 20, 2012 8:54 am | by By YOUKYUNG LEE AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean TV manufacturers are making billion dollar bets on a new display technology that promises an even thinner screen and imagery of eye-popping clarity. It might prove to be a costly last gasp of innovation from an industry finding it ever harder to excite consumers who've been wowed by smartphones and tablets.

Moving 3D computer model of key human protein is powerful new tool in fight against cancer

June 19, 2012 4:51 pm | by Margaret Allen, Southern Methodist University | News | Comments

SMU biochemist John G. Wise at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, has brought to life in a moving 3D computer model the structure of human P-glycoprotein, which is thought to contribute to the failure of chemotherapy in many recurring cancers.

BGI's second HPC Innovation Excellence Award marks its impetus in biocomputing

June 19, 2012 12:01 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

International Data Corporation (IDC) announced the new winners of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at the 2012 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'12) in Hamburg, Germany.

Duolingo.com users will translate web as they learn a new language

June 19, 2012 11:52 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Users of a new, free website, Duolingo.com, will help tackle the gargantuan task of translating the Web even as they learn a new language.

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Microcontrollers feature ARM Cortex-M0+ processor, tout energy efficiency

June 19, 2012 10:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor is offering alpha samples of its Kinetis L Series microcontrollers (MCUs) built on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor. These MCUs offer the opportunity for users of legacy 8- and 16-bit architectures to migrate to 32-bit platforms and bring

Making it easier to build secure Web applications

June 19, 2012 10:04 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

New programming tools handle security checks automatically but should prove much more intuitive than their predecessors.

Living with the legacy of Alan Turing

June 19, 2012 8:59 am | News | Comments

The computer is a radical invention. In less than a single lifetime it has transformed economies and societies like nothing before. In the future, artificial intelligence and ubiquitous, quantum and molecular computing may even make us immortal – part of the universal machine.

Oracle's fiscal fourth-quarter results top analyst views, company to buy back $10B in stock

June 19, 2012 8:51 am | by Michael Liedtke, Technology Writer, The Associated Press | News | Comments

In surprise move, Oracle released its fiscal fourth-quarter results late Monday. The numbers weren't supposed to come out until Thursday.

Six-axis sensor integrates accelerometer and magnetometer, targets mobile devices

June 18, 2012 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale introduced an Xtrinsic six-axis sensor that combines high resolution motion sensing and heading technology with an accelerometer and a magnetometer in a single package. The new Xtrinsic FXOS8700CQ sensor is optimized for mobile applications, including

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Colored split loom highly flexible, kick resistant

June 18, 2012 11:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micro Plastics’ has added COLOR to their Polyethylene and Nylon lines of wire routing split loom. To satisfy customer demand, they now offer all sizes of their Nylon Split Loom in orange, to accommodate applications where identification is critical to safety.

Kickstarter: Helpful website or project killer?

June 18, 2012 10:46 am | by Kasey Panetta, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

It seems innovative technology often gets stuck in the dark chasm that exists between a great idea and a final product. Between skyrocketing production costs, the difficulties of marketing on a limited budget, and unexpected hiccups, some projects never get off the ground. Kickstarter, a crowd-sourced funding website where inventors raise enough to manufacture their product, seems like the perfect solution to technological limbo.

Hacked companies fight back with controversial steps

June 18, 2012 9:24 am | by Joseph Menn, Reuters | News | Comments

Frustrated by their inability to stop sophisticated hacking attacks or use the law to punish their assailants, an increasing number of U.S. companies are taking retaliatory action.

Exclusive: Online bank-theft software grows more sophisticated

June 18, 2012 9:17 am | by Joseph Menn, Reuters | News | Comments

Two of the most pervasive and dangerous types of software for stealing money from bank accounts have been improved and can now transfer money out automatically, without a hacker's supervision, researchers said.

Intelligent ethernet system designed for harsh environment

June 15, 2012 12:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The intelligent Ethernet system MSX-E3121 is meant for the acquisition and output of analog and digital signals in a harsh environment. It has 6 differential inputs, 24-bit, 4 analog outputs, 16-bit, and 32 digital I/O, 24 V

New device powers gadgets through walking

June 15, 2012 8:55 am | by Chris Wickham, Reuters | News | Comments

British scientists have built a novel device that converts body movement into electricity capable of powering small gadgets such as GPS trackers.

Microsoft to make 'major' announcement in Los Angeles; speculation ranges from tablets to Xbox

June 15, 2012 8:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft is being secretive about a "major" announcement it plans to make in Los Angeles on Monday. The company invited media to an afternoon event, but it says it won't divulge the location until that morning. In an email, the company says, "This will be a major Microsoft announcement - you will not want to miss it."

Efficient tuning of capacitive-sensing designs

June 14, 2012 3:14 pm | by Robert Jania, Cypress Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

A fundamental aspect of any capacitive sensing design is the calibration of the sensor. Calibration eliminates the sensor providing false actives in the system and as well as the sensor failing when it is supposed to be active. Until recently, individual sensor also had to be accompanied by discrete components comprised of resistors and capacitors in order to adjust the sensitivity of each particular sensor.

Single board computer touts robust, stable chipset

June 14, 2012 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

ADL Embedded Solutions Inc.  has announced the ADL3GQM67PC. The ADL3GQM67PC features 3rd generation Intel® Core™ Ivy Bridge processors built on Intel's new 22nm 3D Tri-gate transistor process. It features an integrated HD4000 graphics engine with DirectX 11.0 support and vastly improved performance over the 2nd generation Intel Core graphics engine.

Development tool cuts application optimization time dramatically

June 14, 2012 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vector Fabrics recently announced the launch of its new development tool, PareonTM. Pareon allows software developers to optimize their applications for multicore systems in hours or days, a task that typically takes weeks or months to complete. The tool’s analysis engine prevents hard-to-find and hard-to-reproduce threading bugs, while its hardware modelling engine prevents the developer from writing code

'No-sleep energy bugs' drain smartphone batteries

June 14, 2012 9:01 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Researchers have proposed a method to automatically detect a new class of software glitches in smartphones called "no-sleep energy bugs," which can entirely drain batteries while the phones are not in use.

Researchers 'heal' plasma-damaged semiconductor with treatment of hydrogen radicals

June 14, 2012 8:58 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Gallium nitride (GaN) is a highly promising material for a wide range of optical and high-power electronic devices, which can be fabricated by dry etching with plasmas. However, the plasma-induced defects and surface residues that remain after such processes tend to degrade the optical and electrical properties of the devices. A team of Japanese researchers has developed and tested a new way to "heal" such defects.

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