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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.

Code Generation Tool Includes Parallel Computing Support

December 29, 2010 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

MathWorks today announced a new capability that accelerates code generation build times for engineers working on designs that are componentized with model reference.

Haptic Exciters Turn Touchscreens Into Speakers

December 29, 2010 4:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

NXT announces combined haptic touch and audio exciters for touch panels and screens in industrial, home automation, automotive and consumer electronic products.

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CraneBoard helps simplify design on TI's AM35x Sitara ARM MPU

December 29, 2010 3:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

The Emotional Computer

December 28, 2010 6:50 am | Videos | Comments

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: Getting Rid of the Remote

December 22, 2010 10:06 am | by Sinclair Vass, JDSU (www.jdsu.tv) | Blogs | Comments

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...

PoE Midspans are IEEE 802.3at Compliant

December 22, 2010 4:14 am | Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Battery Compartment Enclosures Tout Versatility

December 14, 2010 5:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

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The “all-digital future”: Surrendering our property rights

December 13, 2010 7:46 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

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.

FPGA Integration Module is Based on Spartan-6

December 3, 2010 5:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

Breakthrough Chip Technology Lights the Path to Exascale Computing

December 2, 2010 9:06 am | News | Comments

IBM scientists unveiled a new chip technology that integrates electrical and optical devices on the same piece of silicon, enabling computer chips to communicate using pulses of light.

Ultra-Low-Power IP Smart Grid Communications Solutions Uses TI Microcontroller

December 2, 2010 3:40 am | News | Comments

Watteco announced it is collaborating with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) on an ultra-low-power, intelligent communications solution that will enable the next generation of connected appliances.

On-Chip Light Pulses Promise Ultrafast Data Transfer

December 1, 2010 4:32 am | by Daniel Kane, UC San Diego (www.usdnews.ucsd.edu) | News | Comments

Electrical engineers generated short, powerful light pulses on a chip – an important step toward the optical interconnects that will likely replace the copper wires that carry information between chips within today’s computers.

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The uCalc Credit Card Scientific Calculator-Computer

November 30, 2010 3:21 am | Videos | Comments

Dave of the EEVblog describes the design of his open source hardware uCalc credit card sized calculator / computer.

Atom Processor Includes FPGA for Enhanced Design Flexibility

November 24, 2010 8:43 am | News | Comments

Intel announced the configurable Intel Atom processor E600C series, which features an Intel Atom E600 processor (formerly codenamed “Tunnel Creek”) paired with an Altera Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) in a single package.

ARM Cortex-M3 Flash MCU Targets General-Purpose Apps

November 23, 2010 5:09 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel, a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, announced the new Atmel SAM3N series to expand their ARM Cortex-M3 Flash Family.

Akros Power System-on-Chip with PoE at electronica 2010

November 19, 2010 8:29 am | Videos | Comments

Akros Silicon shows off its Power System-on-Chip solution with Power-over Ethernet capability at electronica 2010.

Timing from Silicon Labs at electronica 2010

November 18, 2010 4:43 am | Videos | Comments

Silicon Labs shows off the latest in their timing device portfolio at electronica 2010.

Compact Mini PC Ideal Suits Mobile and Embedded Applications

November 12, 2010 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stealth Computer has released a new ultra small PC designed specifically for in-vehicle/mobile/embedded applications. The LPC-100M operates from 10 V to 26 VDC power input making it suitable for DC powered applications. Features include

3U, cPCI Enclosure Is Configurable for Industrial and Telecom Apps

November 11, 2010 12:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

SIE Computing Solutions, Inc, introduced a 3U seven-slot CompactPCI benchtop chassis. This latest addition to the SIE 505 Series is a configurable enclosure solution for systems in embedded telecommunications, military, and test and measurement applications. This

2.8 V to 36 V Integrated Load Switches Suit Industrial, Computing and Portables

November 11, 2010 11:15 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor developed the AccuPower load switch series, said to be the industry’s first 2.8V to 36V integrated load switches, intended to address the designer’s mid-voltage needs. These load switches feature

Dual-edge Connectors Facilitate Board-to-Board Connections Without Soldering

November 11, 2010 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sullins Connector Solutions expanded its offering of high-temperature devices to include a full series of double-row, Dual Edge Connectors. The new series is engineered to facilitate board-to-board extensions, and to

Shielded Modular Plugs Are Optimized for CAT6a Patch Cables

November 11, 2010 6:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stewart Connector announced the release of the RoHS-compliant SS-39200 Series of Category 6a 8P8C modular plugs. Engineered for use in a range of high-speed networking and computing applications, the SS-39200 Series' mechanical design is comprised of

Murata Girl Robot at electronica 2010

November 11, 2010 4:48 am | Videos | Comments

Murata demonstrates their self-balancing unicycle-riding robot at the 2010 electronica conference.

Ultra-Small ZigBee Module Is Based on Atmel’s Newest Single Chip

November 10, 2010 12:57 pm | Articles | Comments

Adaptive Network Solutions, a leading system design house, its @ANY2400SC IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee RF module for 2.4 GHz ISM band. With an ultra-small footprint of just over 3 square centimeters, the new module offers a combination of

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