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Gold Nanoparticles Harness Viral Mechanisms to Potentially Create Advanced Nanociruitry

January 12, 2011 5:00 am | by by Eva Blaylock, US Air Force (www.wpafb.af.mil) | News | Comments

Researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory and the University of New Mexico discovered a way to synthesize specific peptide sequences that bind metal nanoparticles to a virus.

Picochip Shares Femtocell Roadmap to Enable Complete 3G Basestation on a USB Dongle

January 8, 2011 7:55 am | News | Comments

Picochip unveiled its vision for next-generation femtocells, including picoXcell(tm) technology that will allow its customers to create an entire 3G cellular basestation in an ultra-small form factor such as a USB dongle. The concept of a basestation on a USB dongle is one of several Picochip developments in the spotlight at CES 2011

USB 3.0 Connector Meets All Standards of USB-IE

January 7, 2011 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics released a new USB 3.0 connector, which has retained all the great features of previous generations of USB interconnects while improving upon them in the areas of performance and power management. This USB 3.0 connector

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OCZ Technology to Unveil Leading-Edge Solid-State Drives at CES 2011

January 7, 2011 9:26 am | News | Comments

OCZ Technology Group, Inc. will showcase the Company's latest SSD solutions at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6-8.

HD Audio ICs Target PC and Laptop Markets

January 6, 2011 1:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Wolfson Microelectronics plc has announced its new HD Audio product line for PCs and laptops. The WM8850 and WM8860 are asserted to deliver exceptional audio performance, excellent signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and

ZigBee USNAP Module Suits the Smart Energy HAN Market

January 6, 2011 12:47 pm | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Wireless Solutions introduced the SyChip Utility Smart Network Access Port (USNAP) ZigBee module. The USNAP version 2 specification-compliant module enables protocol independent designs for

Module Enables WiHD-compliant WVAN

January 6, 2011 12:24 pm | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Electronics North America announced the launch of its second generation WirelessHD module. The WHDM-T005/R006 Series provides a fully embedded solution for design engineers developing high-definition audio/visual (HD-A/V) electronic devices

Embedded Multi-Channel USB 2.0 Audio Controller Includes Tri-Band Support

January 6, 2011 9:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

SMSC announced the availability of the DARR83, a complete digital wireless audio processor with tri-band support and an embedded multi-channel USB 2.0 audio. This IC is appropriate for companies integrating Wi-Fi and Bluetooth into their consumer electronics products. Its support of

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USB-to-CAN Adapters are Bus Powered

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

EasySYNC announced two USB-to-CAN adapters that provide a fast and easy way to connect CAN bus devices to a PC via USB powered directly from the USB connection eliminating the need for an independent power supply.

Charging Technology Helps Put an End to Vampire Energy Loss

January 6, 2011 7:45 am | News | Comments

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

Applications Processors Scale From One to Four Cores

January 6, 2011 7:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

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, D2 and DSP Group Debut New Gateway Design

January 5, 2011 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

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. 

Embedded Motion-Control System Suits Next-Generation Connected TV Applications

January 5, 2011 7:22 am | Hillcrest Labs | Product Releases | Comments

Hillcrest Labs, a leader in motion-control technology and interactive television applications, announced a new low cost, embedded motion-control system for TV manufacturers.

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IP Core Solutions for High Definition Video Deployed at CES

January 5, 2011 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

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 Unveils Certified GoFlex Storage System for Third-Party Manufacturers

January 5, 2011 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

Printed Electronics - Predictions for 2011

January 5, 2011 5:01 am | by Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx (www.IDTechEx.com) | Blogs | Comments

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.

Patterned Transparent Conductors Enhance Touchscreen Device Performance

January 5, 2011 4:45 am | 3M Electronics Solutions Division | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Vibrating Nanorods Measure Thin Films for Microcircuits

January 5, 2011 3:35 am | by Bill Steele, Cornell Chronicle (www.news.cornell.edu) | News | Comments

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. 

LED-based High Bright, Optically Bonded Display Suits Industrial Apps

January 4, 2011 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

Scientists Squeeze Over 1,000 Cores onto One Chip

January 4, 2011 4:19 am | News | Comments

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.

Vehicle-Mounted Computer Supports Lubuntu Linux OS

January 3, 2011 3:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

ECN Roundtable - Designing with Multicore Devices

December 31, 2010 5:12 am | by Edited by Alix Paultre | Blogs | Comments

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?”

Discovery Moves Racetrack Memory Closer to Reality

December 30, 2010 6:42 am | News | Comments

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.

SFP+ Transceiver Module Supports Multiple Types of Optical Fiber

December 30, 2010 4:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Scientists Successfully Manipulate Qubits with Electrical Fields

December 30, 2010 4:01 am | by Darren Quick, gizmag.com | News | Comments

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.

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