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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.

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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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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.

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...

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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

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.

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.

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