Multi-modal interfaces allow us to choose the input technique that looks the most appropriate for a given task or context: the tip of our finger to flip the pages of a book, a stylus for drawing or annotating it.
American Opto Plus LED Corp is producing ultrathin LED Displays that are 1 mm or less in reflector thickness. This technology allows compact product design and utilization of LED displays in products that failed to have sufficient room in the past, according to the company. This capability also allows
In today's podcast we talk to Jonathan Chien, Audio Marketing Director of Conexant about audio management in home telepresence and speech recognition applications as well as next-generation Smart TV and video game consoles.
High power LED based light fixtures are replacing fluorescent and HID light sources in many general lighting applications. Since LED lighting represents a green technology, the issue of power factor is very important. Power factor is defined as
The Tinker's Toolbox - Tim Colleran of Qualcomm Atheros on the Smart Grid and the 'Internet of Things'August 15, 2011 11:23 am | Podcasts | Comments
In today's podcast we talk to Tim Colleran, Director Internet of Things, Qualcomm Atheros. The 'Internet of Things' is the idea that everyday objects can be readable, recognizable, locatable, addressable, and controllable via the Internet.
Bheestie Bags are the ultimate gift for any tech lover, as it actually dries out small electronic devices when they get wet.
Fairchild’s FAN156 and FAN256 low power comparators typically consume less than 10 µA of supply current. They operate at a low voltage of 1.6 V and are fully operational up to
Uncertainty in global financial markets will likely take its toll on the market for mobile devices in the second half as growth slows in Western Europe, according to research firm Gartner.
MaxLinear announced that Ceton has chosen its MxL241SF cable TV tuners for its InfiniTV multi-tuner digital cable TV product line for the PC.
Asian technology vendors Sumitomo Electric, Hitachi, Shenzhen GongJin and Ralink have recently joined the Home Gateway Initiative (HGI), the world’s leading organisation for publishing requirements for key components of the digital home.
Improved cost of ownership and improved light quality can only be enabled if optimized drivers are used. These drivers take into consideration the unique characteristics of the LED semiconductor (i.e. color shift over temperature and age, life expectancy over temperature etc) and enable
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.
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’ latest-generation GPS chip UBX-G6010-ST has been chosen for the entire line of the award-winning Samsung SEN car navigation devices.
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.
There are a number of innovative technologies that have been designed to assist in protecting the application and end-user from catastrophic thermal events...
This is how to make 3D glasses out of some older glasses and some markers.
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
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
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 were originally considered to be replacements for internal combustion engines used in traditional vehicles and replacements for traction batteries used in pure electric vehicles.
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.
STMicroelectronics has expanded its portfolio with a new device that combines three-axis sensing of both linear and angular motion.
Any new innovation experiences obstacles. In LED lighting, one problem is the issue of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), or unwanted noise signals.
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).