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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.

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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.

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

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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

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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.

Roman London is Revealed with Augmented Reality

July 21, 2011 6:03 am | News | Comments

Following on from the success of award-winning app Streetmuseum, the Museum of London has joined forces with AETN UK’s flagship channel HISTORY to develop a new app which gives users the opportunity to see Roman London as it was 2,000 years ago.

Breakthrough in Micro-holographic Storage Technology Supports 500-Gigabyte Disc at Blu-ray Speed

July 21, 2011 4:59 am | News | Comments

GE’s research team has successfully demonstrated a micro-holographic material that can support data recording at the same speed as Blu-ray discs. This result builds

Small, Flexible Power Management ICs Integrate Two Bucks Regulators and Two LDOs

July 20, 2011 10:30 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduced its ADP5034 regulator/LDO, an integrated power management IC that combines two 3-MHz, high efficiency, 1.2-A step down regulators with two 300-mA LDO (low drop out) regulators in a

Osram ChipLED Ideal For Small and Medium Size Touch Displays

July 20, 2011 9:15 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

The new ChipLED SFH 4053 infrared emitter (IRED) from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors combines tiny dimensions with high efficiency, making it ideal for low-profile all-in-one computer, tablet PC and laptop displays.

Smart Card Connectors Add Security for Consumers

July 20, 2011 8:07 am | by Jean-Michel Bourin, C&K Components, www.ck-components.com | Articles | Comments

Viruses, identity theft and computer piracy are not isolated incidences that have only recently occurred. However, recent developments have prompted a call for increased security measures. The Playstation Network hack, for example, led to the theft of more than 77 million names...

Coin Cell Holders Feature Snap-on Cover for Increased Reliability

July 20, 2011 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPD has invented a category of coin cell battery holders called Snap Dragons, which are asserted to drastically increase the reliability of open top coin cell holders through the use of a snap-on cover piece. They offer

STMicroelectronics Encourages Fast User-Interface Development for SPEAr® Processor

July 20, 2011 6:54 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced the availability of the Mentor® Embedded Inflexion™ User Interface (UI) software product on the SPEAr (Structured Processor Enhanced Architecture) family of processors, which are based on ARM® core technology.

Incandescent ban steamrolls past legislative efforts

July 19, 2011 12:11 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

The Better Use of Light Bulbs Act (BULB) has been defeated in the House of Representatives. BULB would have amended the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, thereby staying the incandescent ban. But it was not to be. With no further challenges, the Edison Lightbulb faces mandatory retirement in January 2012.

'Smart' Sunglasses Block Blinding Glare

July 19, 2011 8:15 am | News | Comments

The days of being blinded by glare from the sun, despite the $300 sunglasses straddling your face, may soon be over.

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