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The Tinker's Toolbox - WiFi Video Surveillance Deployment in Freeport, Texas

June 16, 2011 7:28 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Chief Tyrone "Ty" Morrow of the City of Freeport, Texas on the first stage of the deployment of a WiFi-based municipal surveillance system being installed by ADT with the assistance of Motorola.

TI Unveils Industry's First Complete Wireless Headset Reference Design

June 15, 2011 7:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced the second device in the family of PurePath Wireless audio products for consumer, portable and high-end audio applications.

New Guide Released by ISCO Identifies Complex Interference Intrusions in 3G Wireless Networks

June 15, 2011 7:26 am | News | Comments

ISCO International has issued a new guide that outlines a variety of interference sources that contribute to suboptimal performance in 3G networks.

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STMicroelectronics’ Newest Motion-Sensing Module Packs Five Degrees of Freedom

June 15, 2011 7:14 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced a multi-sensor module with five degrees of freedom.

STMicroelectronics' Powerful New FingerTip Touchscreen Technology Stifles Electrical 'Noise'

June 14, 2011 12:14 pm | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced its new FingerTip technology, which enables a single-chip solution for capacitive touchscreens up to 10 inches in diameter with multi-touch capability.

RFMW Announces Distribution Agreement with RFaxis

June 14, 2011 11:36 am | News | Comments

RFMW and RFaxis announced a distribution agreement for the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa effective June 2, 2011.

Cortus, MagnaChip and Taegee Team Up to Create 32Bit ASMCU IP for Touch Screen Applications

June 14, 2011 8:48 am | News | Comments

Cortus S.A., MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation and Taegee Company, Ltd., have collaborated to develop an advanced, low power, 32bit microprocessor based ASMCU (Application Specific Microcontroller) and associated IP for use in products such as tablet computers, smart phones, laptops and other widely-used touch screen applications.

Cellcrypt Launches Encrypted Voice for Android Smartphones

June 14, 2011 5:23 am | News | Comments

Cellcrypt, the leading provider of encrypted voice calling on mobile phones, today announced that it has launched Cellcrypt Mobile for Android, a version of its encrypted voice calling application that runs on Android devices operating over Wi-Fi, GSM and CDMA wireless networks.

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Neul Launches White Space Radio System

June 13, 2011 8:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Neul announced the launch of NeulNET, presented as the first production wireless radio system designed to use the white space spectrum.

Rohm Semiconductors Low Voltage Resistive Touchscreen Controller Demo at Sensors Expo 2011

June 13, 2011 7:55 am | Videos | Comments

At Sensors Expo 2011, Vijendra Kuroodi, principal systems architect at ROHM Semiconductor, demonstrates the company's new BU21023/BU21024 Series of high-speed, high noise immunity, low voltage resistive touchscreen controllers.

3D Timing Controller Serves Naked-Eye 3D Panels

June 13, 2011 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Himax Technologies, today unveiled an industry-leading 3D timing controller for naked-eye 3D panels, suitable for handheld applications including tablet PCs, digital photo frames, portable DVD players and gaming devices.

USB 3 Overview

June 10, 2011 10:48 am | Videos | Comments

This training module, provided by Digi-Key and Qualtek, will give a brief history of the progression of the USB standard, educate the reader about the differences of Half and Full duplex, compare the specifications of USB 2.0 with USB 3.0, and showcase the newest features of USB 3.0.

Spanish police arrest ''Anonymous'' over PlayStation hacking

June 10, 2011 6:40 am | News | Comments

Spanish police arrested three suspected members of the so-called "Anonymous" group on Friday on charges of cyber-attacks against targets including Sony's PlayStation network, governments, businesses and banks.

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Single-chip IR MEMS Temp Sensor Aims to Bring New User Apps, Features to Portables

June 8, 2011 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments is enabling contactless temperature measurement in portable consumer electronics with a single-chip passive infrared (IR) MEMS temperature sensor. The TMP006 digital temperature sensor provides manufacturers of mobile devices

Controller Enables Multi-Touch Operation for Resistive Touchscreens

June 7, 2011 5:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The new BU21023/BU21024 Series of high-speed, high noise immunity, low-voltage resistive touchscreen controllers are now available from ROHM Semiconductor. These new controllers are

IT Currency Management Platform to Provide Application Compatibility in the Cloud

June 7, 2011 5:15 am | News | Comments

Futurestate IT announced the general availability of its AppRx Application Currency Management (ACM) platform to assess, plan and execute migration of applications for Windows 7 or Server 2008 as well as determine if/how applications can be virtualized.

MEMS Motion-Sensing Module Packs Five Degrees of Freedom

June 7, 2011 5:03 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics, a leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) for consumer and portable applications, announced a multi-sensor module with five degrees of freedom.

Elma Solves Amp Manufacturer’s Need for Custom Audio Switch

June 6, 2011 9:13 am | by Justin Moll, Elma (www.elma.com) | Blogs | Comments

A well-known and highly respected manufacturer of audio and video products came to Elma with a requirement for a customized switch for a high-end tube amp. 

Test System Enables Faster and More Robust M-PHY Design and Validation

June 6, 2011 6:02 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

The Agilent MIPI M-PHY test suite helps design engineers turn on, debug and validate all layers of their M-PHY devices, including physical and protocol layers, at speeds up to 5.8 Gb/sec.

Microchip Expands MiWi Wireless Development Environment for IEEE 802.15.4 2.4 GHz and Unlicensed Sub-GHz Networks

June 2, 2011 11:33 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced its expanded MiWi Development Environment (DE), which is a complete ecosystem for designing star and mesh wireless networking products. The MiWi DE is comprised of

Is ARM Coming to Play in Games Consoles?

May 31, 2011 9:23 am | by Colin Barnden, Semicast Research | Blogs | Comments

When the specifications for Sony’s new handheld PSP console were made public in January, they showed that ARM had replaced MIPS as the architecture for the main processor.

Non-Contact Triaxis Sensors Deliver Linear, Rotary and 3D Position Information

May 31, 2011 8:16 am | Articles | Comments

The second generation of Triaxis sensors from Melexis addresses a variety of position sensing requirements in advanced device and subsystem control as well as in human/machine interfaces.

Ballast Series Features Boasts High-Lumen, Multi-Voltage and Energy Efficiency Models

May 31, 2011 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Ballast has developed a series of high lumen, multi-voltage and energy–efficient ballasts. The High Ballast Factor (HBF) ballast line is asserted to provide energy costs savings in a wide range of applications including

Ambient Light Sensor Display Touts Power Savings for Backlighting in Mobile Apps

May 31, 2011 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Everlight Electronics introduced an Ambient Light Sensor (ALS) product family that meets the requirements for power management solutions for the display backlighting of mobile appliances such as mobile phones, notebooks and PDAs. The sensors combine

Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers Allow Back-Office Integration

May 31, 2011 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Epyon Power, the leading European supplier of intelligent fast-charging solutions for electric vehicles, today announced compatibility with the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) and said that it will also embrace other commonly used standards for back-office integration.

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