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Software Suite Complies with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection 2.1 Standard

November 30, 2011 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elliptic Technologies has announced the release of its HDCP 2.1 SDK, presented as the first commercially available solution in the market that complies with the High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection 2.1 standard.

Class D Audio Amplifiers Overview

November 30, 2011 6:35 am | Videos | Comments

This tutorial, provided by Digi-Key and NXP, will provide a brief introduction to Class D audio amplifiers, as well as NXP's product offering in the low, medium, and high power output Class D amplifier markets.

AltaSens Adopts Berkeley Design Automation AFS Platform for HD CMOS Image Sensors

November 29, 2011 11:59 am | News | Comments

Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. announced that AltaSens, Inc., a supplier of high-performance CMOS image sensors, has selected the company’s AFS Platform for full-circuit post-layout verification, block-level characterization, and device noise analysis of their high-definition (HD) and wide-dynamic-range CMOS image sensors.

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Bourns Adds 19 Documents to its PortNote Solutions Series

November 29, 2011 11:44 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Bourns, Inc. announced that it has added 19 new PortNote Solutions to assist designers in selecting the appropriate circuit protection solution for a specific port interface. These new documents add to the company’s series that provides engineers with a simplified design starting point that includes precise information on

Twitter acquires mobile security start-up company

November 29, 2011 8:31 am | by Jim Finkle and Alexei Oreskovic, Reuters | News | Comments

Twitter has acquired a start-up company that makes software to improve security and privacy for smartphones and other mobile devices.

Analysts split on BlackBerry's fate

November 29, 2011 8:24 am | News | Comments

A pair of Monday morning notes on Research In Motion paint sharply contrasting views of the company that makes the BlackBerry.

Apple beats Android in British market in October

November 29, 2011 8:18 am | News | Comments

The long-awaited iPhone 4S launch helped Apple Inc (AAPL.O) take top spot in the British smartphone market in October, overtaking phones using Google Inc's (GOOG.O) Android platform, data from research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech showed on Monday.

Collaboration Addresses Next-Generation Android-based In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems

November 29, 2011 5:37 am | News | Comments

Clarion, a leading manufacturer of high-performance in-car entertainment systems, is collaborating with Wind River to develop Android-based in-vehicle infotainment systems. 

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MaxLinear Supplies MxL601 ''Super Radio'' Tuner ICs to Sharp Corp. for TV Modules

November 29, 2011 4:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

MaxLinear announced today that its MxL601 tuner IC has been selected by the tuner module division of Sharp Corp. for its next generation of global hybrid TV tuner modules.

Jennifer Ernst of Thinfilm on Printed Electronics

November 28, 2011 10:38 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Jennifer Ernst, the VP of North America for Thin Film Electronics about the state of printed electronics today.

E Ink - A look at the Company Behind the E-Reader Screen

November 28, 2011 9:44 am | by Sriram K Peruvemba, E Ink | Blogs | Comments

First some definitions: E Ink is the name of the company. Electrophoretic is the name of the technology. Pearl is the brand name for the product. The product also has a generic name - ePaper or Electronic Paper.

Vibration Immunity in Analog Devices' MEMS Gyroscopes

November 28, 2011 7:54 am | Videos | Comments

This video shows a side-by-side demo of the Analog Devices MEMS gyroscope and a competitive gyro, comparing their responses when erroneous input stimuli are applied. ADI's new gyros exhibit high immunity to shock, vibration & linear acceleration.

ECIA To Partner With FIRST Robotics Competition

November 28, 2011 7:20 am | News | Comments

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is proud to announce that it will partner with For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) to support the FIRST Robotics Competition. 

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US Amateur Radio Now 700,000 Strong!

November 28, 2011 6:25 am | News | Comments

For the first time, there are more than 700,000 radio amateurs in the US.

Google seeks EU approval for Motorola Mobility deal

November 28, 2011 5:12 am | News | Comments

World No. 1 Internet search engine Google is seeking EU regulatory clearance of its planned purchase of handset maker Motorola Mobility Holdings, the European Commission said on its website on Monday.

My View From the Line

November 28, 2011 3:53 am | by Ben Arnold, Director of Industry Analysis, NPD Group | Blogs | Comments

After doing much of the cooking for my family’s epic Thanksgiving dinner, I wrestled with the prospect of going out into the cold November night to meet up with 600 of my closest electronics buying friends.

RIM, Spain's Telefonica to test electronic wallet

November 23, 2011 9:47 am | by Alastair Sharp, Reuters | News | Comments

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion and Spanish telecom Telefonica are teaming up to test a payment system that turns a mobile phone into an electronic wallet and identity card, the companies said on Wednesday.

CEVA, Inc. Makes Strategic Equity Investment in eyeSight Mobile Technologies

November 23, 2011 6:16 am | News | Comments

CEVA, Inc., a licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, announced that it has made a minority equity investment, together with Mitsui & Co. Global Investment Ltd, in eyeSight Mobile Technologies, a leader in touch-free interfaces

Nokia Siemens to cut 17,000 jobs

November 23, 2011 3:46 am | by Tarmo Virki, Reuters | News | Comments

Struggling telecoms gear maker Nokia Siemens Networks is to axe 17,000 jobs to help cut annual operating costs by around 1 billion euros ($1.35 billion).

Western Digital cleared to buy Hitachi disk drive business

November 23, 2011 3:44 am | by Foo Yun Chee, Reuters | News | Comments

Western Digital has secured conditional approval from the European Union's competition regulator to purchase Hitachi's hard disk drive business for $4.3 billion, after it agreed to sell several production operations.

Mark Frauenfelder Presents Maker Faire

November 22, 2011 8:40 am | Videos | Comments

MAKE editor-in-chief Mark Frauenfelder would like to introduce you to some of his favorite makers, and the projects they've brought to Maker Faire.

Robust Mini-B-USB Receptacle Serves both Consumer and Industrial Applications

November 22, 2011 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

SUYIN’s 020200MA005XX56XX series is specially designed to meet the requirements of consumer products. At the same time, however, due to its particularly robust construction, it is also well suited for use in industrial automation tasks.

Video game deals to steal Black Friday spotlight

November 22, 2011 6:30 am | by Liana B. Baker, Reuters | News | Comments

Retailers are saving some of their deepest discounts on Black Friday for video game products, with large chains Wal-Mart and Best Buy putting some rock-bottom prices tags on hot games to lure shoppers into stores.

EU regulator ''concerned'' over cellphone patents war

November 22, 2011 6:27 am | by Foo Yun Chee, Reuters | News | Comments

EU regulators investigating Apple and Samsung Electronics over their patents dispute are worried intellectual property rights may be unfairly used by some firms against their rivals, the EU antitrust chief said on Tuesday.

LIGHTFAIR International 2012 Conference Program Announced

November 22, 2011 6:13 am | News | Comments

LIGHTFAIR International 2012 will again cover a broad range of today’s most relevant topics, presented by the industry’s leading experts at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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