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Mobile DNA Service Offers Marketers Immediate Insight Into Customers' Preferences

August 10, 2011 12:13 pm | News | Comments

The company is launching its mobileDNA service as part of a package to help marketers that do not yet have a mobile strategy to get campaigns up and running in a matter of days.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Mark Cejer of Keithley on Solid-State Lighting Test

August 9, 2011 11:13 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Mark Cejer of Keithley about high-power semiconductor testing, with an emphasis on solid state lighting.

u-blox GPS Chip Selected for Samsung 3D Navigator Family

August 9, 2011 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

u-blox’ latest-generation GPS chip UBX-G6010-ST has been chosen for the entire line of the award-winning Samsung SEN car navigation devices.

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Return to Zero - Switcheroo

August 5, 2011 4:24 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

Hot Topic: Prevent Thermal Runaway Damage in Power Electronic Systems

August 4, 2011 12:45 pm | by Matt Williams, TE Circuit Protection, www.te.com | Articles | Comments

There are a number of innovative technologies that have been designed to assist in protecting the application and end-user from catastrophic thermal events...

How to make 3D glasses

August 4, 2011 5:23 am | Videos | Comments

This is how to make 3D glasses out of some older glasses and some markers.

PCI Express Gen3 Switches Include Native x2 Port Interfaces

August 2, 2011 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

PLX Technology, Inc. announced two new PCI Express 3.0 (PCIe Gen3) switches for emerging applications, including solid-state disks (SSDs), high-end workstations and enthusiast gamer desktop computers. The PLX ExpressLane PEX8713 (12 lanes, 10 ports) and PEX8717 (16 lanes, 10 ports) PCIe Gen3 switches are capable of

25th-Anniversary Version of System Design Software Features Exceptional Hardware Integration

August 1, 2011 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments unveiled NI LabVIEW 2011, the 25th-anniversary version of its system design software. The software is positioned to accelerate the productivity of engineers and scientists who develop and deploy measurement and control systems to

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128-Mbit, 64-Mbit and 32-Mbit Low Power Asynchronous SRAMs Have 32-bit Bus Widths

August 1, 2011 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduced 128-Mbit, 64-Mbit and 32-Mbit MoBL (More Battery Life) Asynchronous SRAMs with 32-bit bus widths. The SRAMs cater to applications in telecommunications, computers, peripherals, and consumer, medical and military domains to

Fuel Cells Rescued by Batteries

August 1, 2011 6:24 am | Blogs | Comments

Fuel cells were originally considered to be replacements for internal combustion engines used in traditional vehicles and replacements for traction batteries used in pure electric vehicles.

Modder Master Ben Heck Morphs His Apartment Into a Smart Home

August 1, 2011 5:49 am | News | Comments

In the latest episode of the “The Ben Heck Show,” modding guru Benjamin J. Heckendorn, a.k.a. Ben Heck, morphs average household products into time-saving and convenient solutions.

MEMS Module Provides Six Degrees of Freedom in Advanced Motion-Sensing Applications

July 29, 2011 6:56 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has expanded its portfolio with a new device that combines three-axis sensing of both linear and angular motion.

LED Lighting Trends

July 28, 2011 8:31 am | by Douglas A. Toth, PE, Wurth Electronics Midcom | Blogs | Comments

Any new innovation experiences obstacles. In LED lighting, one problem is the issue of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), or unwanted noise signals.

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Nokia Siemens says still has deal with LightSquared

July 28, 2011 6:32 am | News | Comments

Nokia Siemens Network said it will still build a core network for telecom start-up LightSquared, despite speculation their deal will be called off after a new pact between LightSquared and U.S. carrier Sprint Nextel (S.N).

DSP Software Radios - You Only Live Nine Times

July 27, 2011 11:32 am | Videos | Comments

In this video, Jeri shows how to build a digital direct conversion receiver (Software Radio) using sampling detectors and FPGA DSP processing

MCU Family Enhances Connectivity and LCD Control

July 27, 2011 9:06 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The  SAM9 ARM926-based family of microcontrollers (MCUs) from Atmel target applications in smart device, human machine interface, and machine-to-machine market segments.

USB Power Controller is Programmable

July 26, 2011 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

SMSC introduced a programmable USB power controller. The controller comes in three models – the UCS1001-1, UCS1001-2, and UCS1002 – and offers advanced USB based charging capabilities for engineers designing

The Tinker's Toolbox - Adrian Woolley of Atmel on Sensor Software Drivers

July 26, 2011 8:55 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Adrian Woolley, marketing director for microcontrollers for Atmel, on their Sensors Xplained software drivers announcement.

C & K Expands Product Offering with Acquisition of Comax Industrial Co. Ltd

July 26, 2011 8:07 am | News | Comments

C&K Components, a leading international supplier of pushbutton switches, tact switches, toggle and rocker switches, and smart card interconnect devices, has expanded its switch product offering with the acquisition of Comax Industrial Co. Ltd.

What do Kiwi Fruit and Color Printers have in Common?

July 26, 2011 4:56 am | by Joyce Yeung, TAOS, (www.taosinc.com) | Blogs | Comments

I am always thrilled when I see one of our customers take one of our light sensors and design it into ingenious applications that use light to measure, detect and analyze just about anything.

Big Global Companies Give Hult Students the Chance to Gain Valuable Hands-on Business Experience

July 25, 2011 6:54 am | News | Comments

Several Fortune 500 firms, which attract some of the brightest minds in business, will be setting Hult International Business School students specific ‘challenges’ that help to foster important skills such as identifying growth opportunities in emerging markets, and creating innovative business models that are fit for the future.

Sand, Sea and Smartphones: European Holidaymakers Cannot Leave the Internet at Home

July 25, 2011 6:11 am | News | Comments

New research shows that 95 percent of holidaymakers jet off with at least one Internet-enabled device in their luggage; half demand daily access to content no matter their location

Hybrid Networking Key to Enabling the Digital Home

July 21, 2011 11:09 am | by Ganesh Swaminathan, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Qualcomm Atheros (www.qca.qualcomm.com) | Blogs | Comments

With ever increasing demand for high-definition content consumption and distribution within the home, the consumer needs a highly reliable home network.

Audio System-on-a-Chip Is Presented as World’s First

July 21, 2011 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wolfson Microelectronics plc has announced the WM5100, said to be the world’s first Audio System-on-a-Chip (SoC), integrating a low power, multi-channel audio hub, with full transmit path (Tx) noise cancellation, receive path (Rx) noise cancellation and

Audio SoC Targets Mobile Handsets and Tablet PCs

July 21, 2011 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wolfson Microelectronics the WM5100, presented as the world’s first Audio System-on-a-Chip, with a high performance, low power, multi-channel Audio Hub with full transmit and receive path noise cancellation, and myZone adaptive Ambient Noise Cancellation technology.

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