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PMIC Devices Target Li-Ion Battery Based Mobile Products

October 10, 2011 12:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems announced two new members of its Power Management IC (PMIC) family. According to the company, these devices feature essential power management building blocks and flexibility to provide a complete power solution for the next generation of

Middleware Connects Android Apps to Any Platform

October 10, 2011 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Solving the problem of Android apps communicating with other devices, application developers can now use ORBexpress from Objective Interface Systems to connect their Android apps to any platform while also solving the Android device fragmentation problem by using a standard interface.

Analysis: Apple's iPhone is still the hottest ticket around

October 7, 2011 9:25 am | News | Comments

The iPhone 4S wasn't exactly Apple's brightest moment. Yet it will probably still outshine the competition this holiday season.

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Integrated Silicon-Based EMI Suppression Devices Help Move Smartphone Design Forward

October 7, 2011 6:09 am | by Tim Micun, ON Semiconductor, www.onsemi.com | Articles | Comments

While form factor and electromechanical interference (EMI) remain a primary concern for smartphone designers, provisioning all of the high end peripherals in a format which is comfortable to hold and carry, creating a clean EMI ecosystem and not interfering with the wireless transmit and receive functions remains a complex challenge.

Accelerometers, Fantasy and Reality

October 5, 2011 2:16 pm | by Harvey Weinberg, Analog Devices, www.analog.com | Articles | Comments

As applications engineers supporting ADI’s compact, low-cost, gravity-sensitive iMEMs accelerometers, we get to hear lots of creative ideas about how to employ accelerometers in useful ways; but sometimes the suggestions violate physical laws! We’ve rated some of these ideas on an informal scale, from “real” to “dream land”:

5 Questions - Leyden Energy

October 5, 2011 11:58 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this first edition of 5 Questions, I'm joined by Marc Juzkow, vice president of R&D and engineering at Leyden Energy, and Noam Kedem, vice president of marketing at Leyden energy. The company's Lithium-ion battery technology touts exceptional thermal properties so the battery can operate and cycle at

Samsung targets iPhone 4S sales ban in France, Italy

October 5, 2011 6:51 am | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics said it will file patent-infringement claims in France and Italy to ban the sale of Apple's new iPhone less than a day after it was unveiled, intensifying a legal battle between the two top brands.

There's more to life than OLEDs and Electrophoretic Displays...

October 4, 2011 12:56 pm | by Dr Harry Zervos, Technical Analyst, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

At the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA in Santa Clara, there will be a focus on technologies such as OLEDs and electrophoretic displays. But there are other display technologies emerging that promise new possibilities.

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Controllers Drive Gesture Recognition on Resistive Touch Screens

October 4, 2011 4:58 am | by Javier Calpe, Italo Medina, Alberto Carbajo, and Maria Jose Martinez of Analog Devices, Inc., www.analog.com | Articles | Comments

Although resistive technologies have conventionally been used to detect the position of a single touch on the screen, this article examines a new dual-touch concept that uses a resistive touch-screen controller to detect the most common two-finger gestures (zoom, pinch and rotation) using inexpensive resistive touch screens.

The Teardown - Motorola Droid 3

October 3, 2011 10:32 am | Articles | Comments

The DROID 3 is presented as the thinnest full QWERTY smartphone, with a dual-core processor, five-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 4-inch qHD touchscreen display, and enhanced IT security features.

NXP Demonstrates their Video Interface Solutions at ESC Boston 2011

October 3, 2011 9:56 am | Videos | Comments

NXP shows several platform demonstrations of their video interface technologies at Boston ESC 2011

Qualcomm’s Dr. Paul E. Jacobs to Deliver Opening Keynote Address at the 2012 International CES

October 3, 2011 9:13 am | News | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced that Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated, will deliver the opening keynote address at the 2012 International CES. Jacobs' keynote will be part of the Technology and Evolving Countries (TEC) Program at the 2012 CES...

Atmel maXTouch E Series Powers Samsung’s Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab 7.7 Touchscreens

October 3, 2011 8:03 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel today announced that Samsung Electronics has selected devices in the maXTouch E Series to power touchscreens in several flagship smartphones and tablets for 2011. Following the success of the Ultra-Slim Galaxy Tab 10.1 powered by the Atmel mXT1386...

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Bringing Solid-State Lighting to the Masses

October 3, 2011 4:48 am | by Jake Jacobsen, Ph.D., Technical Marketing Manager, Optical Solutions Group at Synopsys | Blogs | Comments

One of the biggest barriers to mass adoption of solid-state lighting is the large installed base of fixtures designed for what is a fundamentally different source. LEDs differ optically, electrically and thermally from traditional sources.

Cypress Semi Shows off its Advanced Touchscreen Solution at ESC Boston

September 30, 2011 8:47 am | Videos | Comments

John from Cypress Semi demonstrates their latest touchscreen technology, featuring fast response, efficient operation, and very high noise rejection at ESC Boston 2011.

Alliance Formed to Drive Communications Standard for Smart-Grid

September 30, 2011 5:19 am | News | Comments

The new Power Line Communications (PLC) technology transmits digital information through electrical power lines using OFDM (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing) and is widely acknowledged to be the most reliable, secure and cost effective mode of communication for the smart grid today.

Europe slow to adopt 4G mobile: sector execs

September 29, 2011 5:45 am | by Leila Abboud and Marie Mawad, Reuters | News | Comments

Europe's rollout of fourth-generation mobile networks is trailing major operators in the United States and parts of Asia which are already offering the service to millions of customers.

Watch Out iPad, There Are Four New Kindles in Town

September 28, 2011 11:17 am | News | Comments

Millions of people are already reading on Kindles and Kindle is the bestselling e-reader in the world for four years running.

USB Receptacle Brings High Speed and Ultra Miniaturization to OTG Devices

September 28, 2011 9:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

RIA Connect’s AJS17G is positioned to bring high-speed and ultra-miniaturization to OTG devices. At roughly half the size of a mini-B style USB, the AJS17G connector is a surface mount device, appropriate for

LCD Panels may Frame Fine Art in Future

September 28, 2011 7:29 am | Videos | Comments

In today's video we're with Scott Birnbaum, Vice President of New Business Development at Samsung Semiconductor. He is demonstrating the new SAMSUNG SM’ART Gallery Panels.

The Roundtable - Interactive Intelligent Devices

September 27, 2011 9:05 am | Articles | Comments

This month's question is: Now that today’s products must not only be intelligent, they must be interactive with users and fellow devices over a network. What do you feel the greatest challenge to the engineer is to achieve that functionality?

Desk Phone also takes Cell Calls via Bluetooth

September 26, 2011 8:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

The BlueSynergy BTP-06L is a Bluetooth-powered phone that merges your landline with your smart phone, allowing you to make all of your calls from a single device.

Proximity Detection - The Touchless Future

September 22, 2011 7:15 am | Videos | Comments

TAOS created this video on touchless technology today, and they want viewers to respond with ideas of where touchless technology should be put to work next. You can view the professionally produced video here, and be sure to

Saving the Post Office

September 22, 2011 5:57 am | by Alix Paultre, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

As we create the next generation of our pervasive-computing society, not only is the virtual world entangling the real one, the blending of the two worlds gives us an opportunity to save the Post Office. Suggesting that the US Postal Service go digital is not new,

The Tinker's Toolbox - Developing the Xdream Virtual Personal Trainer

September 22, 2011 4:49 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Ron Pugh, executive director/general manager, Dell OEM Solutions, Americas and Patrick (Paddy) Murray, president, Trixter North America.  Dell helped Trixter realize their latest product, the Xdream Virtual Personal Trainer.

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