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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.

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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.

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. 

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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

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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.

Mini Low-cost Quartz Crystals for Wireless Applications

July 13, 2011 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

PETERMANN-TECHNIK of Kaufering in Germany, offers MINI SMD QUARTZ CRYSTALS for use in high-volume wireless applications at very competitive prices.

RFID Customizes Disc RFID Sticker for Preventing Losing

July 13, 2011 7:47 am | 3M Electronics Solutions Division | Product Releases | Comments

DAILY RFID announces the launch of adhesive RFID sticker with self-adhesive 3M Glue on one side. This adhesive RFID sticker can be glued on flat and clean surfaces for tracking usage, thus preventing object from losing.

Latest RFID Wristband for Timing in Marathon

July 13, 2011 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

DAILY RFID has recently released a latest RFID Wristband for personnel tracking, especially for runner timing in marathon. Basing on HF frequency, this disposable wristband is waterproof and heat-resistant to support long-term usage in marathon.

UPM RFID Introduces New RFID NFC Tags Covering a Host of Applications

July 12, 2011 10:24 am | News | Comments

UPM RFID is launching an extensive selection of RFID NFC tags and inlays to meet the needs of a variety of applications.

Mini Cooper novelty mouse suffers from clumsy design

July 12, 2011 9:54 am | Articles | Comments

Christmas came early for me this year—Avante Garde Gifts was kind enough to send over a review copy of their latest novelty mouse, the BMW Mini Cooper. Unfortunately, I can’t recommend the Mini Coop. While a sharp-looking piece, it’s wholly unsuitable for extended web surfing.

TNS Wi-Fi Solution Prepares To Relieve Data Traffic Pressure

July 12, 2011 9:19 am | News | Comments

Mobile operators have been given a preview of a new automatic Wi-Fi roaming solution from Transaction Network Services which is based on wireless technology from Cisco and will help enable subscribers to obtain data services with a high level of security using over 600,000 commercial hotspots around the world.

New Emphasis at the Largest Printed Electronics Event

July 12, 2011 8:24 am | by Dr. Harry Zervos, Technical Analyst, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

This year's Printed Electronics USA  will take place in Santa Clara on November 30 and December 1. Analysts IDTechEx who organise the largest event on the subject, have paid a lot of attention once more to the end user streams.

Ultramini Crystal Targets High-Density Circuits

July 12, 2011 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SCP9 from Suntsu Frequency Control is smaller than previous models, measuring just 1.2mmX2.0mm with a low profile of 0.6mm. The ultra-miniature package is ideal for high density circuit boards.

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