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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.

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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

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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.

Mobile Video Consumption to Surpass 693 Billion Minutes by 2015

July 19, 2011 7:26 am | News | Comments

Mobile video consumption is a rapidly developing market. Although many mobile video products have only recently launched, providers are experiencing significant growth in usage rates. According to In-Stat survey results, nearly two-thirds of smartphone owners have watched video on their device...

Fairchild Semiconductor’s Class-G Headphone and Class-D Speaker Amplifiers Help Audio Designers Balance Audio Power Versus Battery Life

July 19, 2011 6:52 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild developed the FAB1200 stereo Class-G ground-referenced headphone amplifier with integrated buck converter, as well as the FAB2200 audio subsystem with stereo Class-G headphone amplifier and 1.2W Class-D mono speaker amplifier.

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20-V, 3.2-A N-Channel and 20-V, 2.3 A P-Channel MOSFETs Come in Miniature SOT-23F Package

July 19, 2011 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor introduced the CMPDM203NH 20V, 3.2A N-Channel and complementary CMPDM202PH 20V, 2.3A P-Channel MOSFETs. These devices, packaged in the industry standard SOT-23F, have low rDS(ON) characteristics of

PREMO GROUP Announces a New Distribution Agreement With EQUIPEMENTS-SCIENTIFIQUE

July 18, 2011 9:47 am | News | Comments

PREMO GROUP announces a new distribution agreement in France with EQUIPEMENTS-SCIENTIFIQUE

32-bit Microcontroller-based Development Kit Serves Digital Audio Applications

July 18, 2011 9:22 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced a 32-bit microcontroller (MCU)-based development kit for the creation of high-quality, 24-bit audio applications with an 80 MIPS PIC32 MCU, a 24-bit Wolfson audio codec, a two-inch color LCD Display, a USB interface, and an onboard microphone. 

Get Started with Android

July 18, 2011 7:27 am | by Colin Walls, Mentor Graphics | Articles | Comments

You might think of Android only as an operating system (OS) for high-end mobile phones, but it extends beyond that type of device.

OTT Video Sends Telcos Scrambling for Bandwidth Optimization Solutions

July 18, 2011 6:53 am | News | Comments

New findings from IMS Research's Global Bandwidth Utilization Model reveal that the telcos who are IPTV providers face substantial challenges adapting their networks to accommodate the onslaught of over-the-top (OTT) video. IMS Research estimates that in 2010 peak bandwidth utilization was

Nokia Siemens Networks Helps Expand T-Mobile's 4G network

July 15, 2011 7:21 am | News | Comments

Nokia Siemens Networks has upgraded portions of T-Mobile USA’s 4G (HSPA+) network to deliver mobile broadband at potential speeds of up to 42 megabits per second (Mbps).

Augmented Reality Game Uses NASA Tech

July 14, 2011 11:53 am | News | Comments

Ball Invasion is presented as the first (and only) iPad application to use the NASA-invented Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) technology to build real-time 3D maps of the environment as you move the iPad’s camera around.

Market for Semiconductors In Appliances Forecast to be Over $2 Billion Next Year

July 14, 2011 7:01 am | News | Comments

IMS Research forecasts the market for semiconductors in major home appliances (MHAs) will be worth more than $2 billion in 2012, up from $1.5 billion in 2010. Such components have a whole host of functions including: controlling operation of the motor in an appliance; sensing various operational parameters; driving touch-control devices; storing menus, languages & safety sub-systems; maybe even

EU court says eBay should protect trademarks better

July 14, 2011 6:57 am | by Michele Sinner, Reuters | News | Comments

Internet auction marketplace eBay may have to take more responsibility over what is sold via its website or it could be sued for trademark abuse, Europe's top court ruled on Tuesday.

Trends in Smart Grid and Alternate Energy

July 13, 2011 12:59 pm | by Nagarajan Sridhar, Texas Instruments, www.ti.com | Articles | Comments

With global prosperity on the rise, the demand for energy is increasing and is approximately expected to double by 2030. In parallel, there is a concern of energy supply issues on the long run. This has resulted in an increasing activity and proliferation of employing sustainable/alternate energy sources and improved energy transmission methods over the last decade from all fronts

Mobile Display Operates on Single USB Cable

July 13, 2011 9:43 am | News | Comments

iKey announced the release of the FP10-USB flat-panel display powered by a single USB cable. The 10.4-inch display has a slim polycarbonate case and an operating temperature of 0C to +40C.

Infrastructure as a Service to Grow to Reach $4 Billion by 2015

July 13, 2011 9:23 am | News | Comments

The cloud is a set of services and technologies that enable the delivery of computing services over the Internet in real time, allowing end-users instant access to data and applications from any device with Internet access.

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