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Connected TVs to Outsell Games Consoles For First Time This Year

June 30, 2011 7:49 am | News | Comments

A new report from Informa Telecoms & Media reveals that worldwide sales of connected TVs will surpass games consoles for the first time in 2011.

STMicroelectronics Unveils Fast-Write Memory for Low-Cost Black-Box Recorders

June 29, 2011 11:22 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has introduced a new memory with a unique ultra-fast recording feature for storing important data during unexpected events. Its uses will include recovering system data when a sudden power failure occurs, and ‘black-box’ recorders that help identify the causes of equipment failures or accidents.

Power Inductor Series Suits Height-constrained Applications

June 29, 2011 10:48 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions announced the 2700 and 2700T series of surface mount ultra-low profile power inductors aimed at a broad range of consumer electronic devices. The series has been designed specifically for use in applications where a low component height is crucial such as in handheld equipment and notebook computers. 

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LD14 Miniatue Linear Vibration Actuator Uses New Voice Coil Technology

June 29, 2011 9:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nidec Copal’s new LD14 miniature linear vibration actuator uses a new voice coil technology to develop an acceleration output of 1G at 150 Hz operated by square wave output. The actuator is a compact 0.552” (14mm) long by 0.433” (11mm) wide by 0.10” (2.5mm) high. Only 2 volts and 77 milliamps are required to excite the LD14 actuator.

Cellcrypt Launches Encrypted Voice Calling for the iPhone

June 28, 2011 11:23 am | News | Comments

Cellcrypt announced that it has launched Cellcrypt Mobile for iPhone, a version of its encrypted voice calling application that runs on Apple devices running iOS and operates over Wi-Fi, GSM, CDMA and satellite networks.

FASTWEB Further Enhances Internet Speed

June 28, 2011 11:18 am | News | Comments

Customers of FASTWEB can look forward to further enhanced Internet speeds.

Analysis of Apple's iOS and Google's Android Platform

June 28, 2011 9:46 am | News | Comments

Symantec announced the publication of “A Window Into Mobile Device Security: Examining the security approaches employed in Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android” (PDF).

CEVA and CellGuide Partner to Offer Software GPS Solution on CEVA-XC

June 28, 2011 6:54 am | News | Comments

CEVA announced a partnership to offer a software-based GPS solution for the CEVA-XC communications processor.

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Nordic nRF2460 Audio Streamer IC Delivers Power Optimization for Mono Wireless Audio App at Low Cost

June 28, 2011 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra low power RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announces the immediate availability of the new Nordic nRF2460 audio streamer IC that offers unique, class-leading power optimization and performance specifically for cost-sensitive battery-powered mono wireless audio applications such as microphones, subwoofers, musical instruments, and gaming.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Tom Cross of IBM's X-Force on Information Threat Analysis

June 27, 2011 1:24 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Tom Cross, X-Force Researcher at IBM Internet Security Systems, on software, systems, and device security.

MobileNationHQ Serves an Ace With New Pocket Wimbledon App

June 27, 2011 10:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new mobile app was launched in time for Wimbledon. Called Pocket Wimbledon the new app created using the MobileNationHQ platform will allow tennis fans to check schedules of play and live scores, as well as locate their nearest tennis club based on their current location.

2011 Edition of COMSOL News Now Available

June 27, 2011 6:43 am | News | Comments

COMSOL announced the availability of COMSOL News 2011, the newest edition of its annual technical computing journal. COMSOL News 2011 was developed in collaboration with lead users of COMSOL. These users have contributed by submitting over 20 inspiring articles sharing their experience in simulation-driven engineering. COMSOL News 2011 is available immediately as a complimentary PDF download and in hard-copy format.

ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries 2.0 for iOS Provides New Photo Translation Function for iPhones

June 27, 2011 6:09 am | News | Comments

ABBYY, announced the availability of ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries 2.0 for iOS, a comprehensive dictionary and translation application for Apple mobile devices. The solution brings to market a new photo translation function that allows users to translate words by photographing them with the iPhone camera and represents the easiest way to look-up and translate words while on the go.

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Zencloud Provides Mobile Device Management in the Public Cloud

June 27, 2011 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Zenprise announced Zencloud, the industry’s first cloud based mobile security and device management solution with a 100 percent SLA. This innovative and comprehensive security offering protects the entire mobile enterprise in a truly scalable and flexible way.

Eloqua AppCloud Increases the Efficiency of Marketing Programmes

June 27, 2011 5:37 am | News | Comments

Dialogue Communications, announced that its SMS for Eloqua cloud connector is featured in Eloqua AppCloud, the new open exchange for B2B marketing applications from Eloqua, the leading provider of on-demand Revenue Performance Management solutions.

Stackpole Introduces The RAVF052D Chip Resistor Array

June 27, 2011 5:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

The RAVF052D is significantly easier for customers to place than the single 0201 chip due to its larger size. In addition, using a chip array eliminates one placement compared to a discrete resistor solution, which lowers cost, size, and weight of a given design. Tolerance and TCR tracking are also improved using a chip array solution instead of discrete chips.

Sensors Expo 2011 rewind

June 24, 2011 11:15 am | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

Sensors Expo returned to Rosemont Illinois in June and the mood inside the convention center was noticeably more optimistic than last year. Outside, the town was in the grip of a heat wave; but inside it was the technology itself that literally raised both the excitement level and the level of performance for new designs which made things seem, well, hotter. Here are just some of the highlights

Considering Holdover in a Telecommunications Network

June 23, 2011 9:03 am | by Rajendra Nath Datta, Symmetricom | Articles | Comments

Synchronization and timing are essential to telecommunications networks to ensure optimal performance and prevent packet loss, dropped frames and degradation of quality of experience that will affect end user services.

DeLorme Unveils Plans for Iridium-Based Two-Way Satellite Communicator

June 23, 2011 6:04 am | News | Comments

DeLorme announced the Fall 2011 release of the DeLorme inReach, the first Iridium-based device to integrate personal two-way satellite messaging, delivery confirmations, SOS capabilities and remote tracking, for reliable communication anywhere in the world.

TouchTec Enabled Gloves to be Offered by GLT Technovations

June 23, 2011 5:13 am | News | Comments

GLT Technovations announced its patent-pending TouchTec technology for leather and textiles, that mimics the human touch to enable use with touch screen devices, has been selected by top glove manufacturers.

NXP Unlocks the Potential of Multifunction Car Keys

June 22, 2011 12:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pioneering the market for ‘smart’ car keys, NXP Semiconductors announced the availability of its production-ready single-chip solution for multifunction car keys – the NCF2970 (KEyLink Lite).

The Tinker's Toolbox - Peter Green of IR on Solid-State Lighting

June 22, 2011 10:51 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Peter Green of International Rectifier about solid-state lighting and the electronics needed to drive them.

AdaptiveMobile Acquires Sentry Wireless to Extend Mobile Security Portfolio Through to Handset Security Applications

June 22, 2011 10:15 am | News | Comments

AdaptiveMobile is announcing the acquisition of Sentry Wireless, a developer of handset based mobile security applications.

World’s First Universal UV Cell Phone Sanitizer

June 22, 2011 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Spectroline® CellBlaster™ is the world’s first universal UV cell phone sanitizer

2ergo Develops New Mobile Payment System for PizzaExpress

June 21, 2011 12:26 pm | News | Comments

Mobile marketing and business solutions company 2ergo has developed a market-first iPhone app for PizzaExpress that enables customers to pay their bill automatically in a restaurant via smartphone.

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