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RFID Customizes Disc RFID Sticker for Preventing Losing

July 13, 2011 7:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

DAILY RFID announces the launch of adhesive RFID sticker with self-adhesive 3M Glue on one side. This adhesive RFID sticker can be glued on flat and clean surfaces for tracking usage, thus preventing object from losing.

Latest RFID Wristband for Timing in Marathon

July 13, 2011 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

DAILY RFID has recently released a latest RFID Wristband for personnel tracking, especially for runner timing in marathon. Basing on HF frequency, this disposable wristband is waterproof and heat-resistant to support long-term usage in marathon.

UPM RFID Introduces New RFID NFC Tags Covering a Host of Applications

July 12, 2011 10:24 am | News | Comments

UPM RFID is launching an extensive selection of RFID NFC tags and inlays to meet the needs of a variety of applications.

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Mini Cooper novelty mouse suffers from clumsy design

July 12, 2011 9:54 am | Articles | Comments

Christmas came early for me this year—Avante Garde Gifts was kind enough to send over a review copy of their latest novelty mouse, the BMW Mini Cooper. Unfortunately, I can’t recommend the Mini Coop. While a sharp-looking piece, it’s wholly unsuitable for extended web surfing.

TNS Wi-Fi Solution Prepares To Relieve Data Traffic Pressure

July 12, 2011 9:19 am | News | Comments

Mobile operators have been given a preview of a new automatic Wi-Fi roaming solution from Transaction Network Services which is based on wireless technology from Cisco and will help enable subscribers to obtain data services with a high level of security using over 600,000 commercial hotspots around the world.

New Emphasis at the Largest Printed Electronics Event

July 12, 2011 8:24 am | by Dr. Harry Zervos, Technical Analyst, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

This year's Printed Electronics USA  will take place in Santa Clara on November 30 and December 1. Analysts IDTechEx who organise the largest event on the subject, have paid a lot of attention once more to the end user streams.

Ultramini Crystal Targets High-Density Circuits

July 12, 2011 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SCP9 from Suntsu Frequency Control is smaller than previous models, measuring just 1.2mmX2.0mm with a low profile of 0.6mm. The ultra-miniature package is ideal for high density circuit boards.

Renesas Selects Wind River FAST for Android Software Testing

July 12, 2011 7:48 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Wind River announced Renesas Electronics has selected their Framework for Automated Software Testing (FAST) for a Cortex-A9-based system-on-chip (SoC) platform for Android-based smartphones and consumer products

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MaxLinear Extends China Cable Market Presence With Skyworth Set Top Box Design Win

July 12, 2011 7:39 am | News | Comments

MaxLinear Inc. announced a major Chinese cable video set-top box design win with market leader Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology Co. Ltd. Skyworth will use the MxL203RF in a new

ARM Forecast to Significantly Increase Lead over MIPS, Power Architecture and x86 In Digital Home Battle

July 12, 2011 6:52 am | News | Comments

Preliminary findings from Semicast’s forthcoming report “Opportunities for Embedded Processors in the Digital Home” show ARM increased its position as the leading architecture for embedded processors in digital home applications in 2010, ahead of MIPS, Power Architecture and x86. The report suggests that ARM’s lead over the competition in the digital home is set to

Lighting Science Group CEO Asks Congress Not to Roll Back Light Bulb Energy Efficiency Standards

July 11, 2011 8:06 am | News | Comments

Lighting Science Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Haworth issued the following statement regarding the movement to pass the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act, H.R. 2417...

MEMS Industry Group Showcases MEMS in the Machine at SEMICON West

July 11, 2011 7:48 am | News | Comments

MEMS Industry Group (MIG) will highlight advancements in micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), the tiny micro-machines providing intelligent sensing and actuation to mobile phones, video games, automotive safety systems, heart monitors, insulin pumps, smart home-automation systems, and a host of other applications, at SEMICON West 2011 (July 12-14, 2011, Moscone Center, San Francisco). Joined by MIG member-companies who are driving a market predicted to reach

Set-Top Box Reference Design Obtains 'Adobe AIR for TV' Certification

July 11, 2011 5:50 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has made a significant step forward in its advanced high-definition TV System-on-Chip (SoC) platforms at the forefront of technology development for the next generation of connected TVs that are enabled to run Adobe AIR-based games and other applications.

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Micro USB Connectors Offer Multiple Design Options

July 8, 2011 8:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Global Connector Technology offers a new range of µUSB connectors in A and A/B formats with a wide variety of PCB mounting styles.

Ultra-low Dropout Regulators Help Reduce Power Consumption

July 8, 2011 7:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

With a low dropout voltage of 220 mV at 1.5 A, the AP7362 and AP7363 fixed and adjustable output linear regulators from Diodes Incorporated are positioned to help reduce power consumption and increase regulated voltage output stability. Their

Microchip Talks 16-bit PIC MCUs and dsPIC DSCs at ESC Chicago 2011

July 7, 2011 12:02 pm | Videos | Comments

Bill Hutchings of Microchip Technology discusses the company's latest offering of 16-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) that bring advanced control to cost-sensitive general-purpose and motor-control designs.

Digital PMUs with Multi-rail DC-DC Offer 94 Percent Peak Efficiency

July 7, 2011 11:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Akros Silicon Inc. announced the Energy$ense family of multi-output, digital DC/DC power management unit (DPMU) ICs. Technology features include real-time power measurements and

Over 1 Billion Devices to have Embedded Wireless Networking

July 7, 2011 10:34 am | News | Comments

Shipments of electronic products with embedded WLAN will surpass one billion units for the first time ever in 2011 and then rise to more than two billion in 2015, as ubiquitous connectivity increasingly becomes a standard feature.

IBM Watson to Replace Salespeople?

July 7, 2011 8:33 am | by Sebastian Anthony, ExtremeTech.com | News | Comments

A question answering machine like Watson could be applied to almost every level of commerce. You could have a Watson on the floor at Best Buy, or the support departments of large companies could keep a pet Watson for answering trickier questions.

Super Wideband Audio Chip Addresses Home Telepresence and Smart TV Applications

July 7, 2011 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Conexant Systems announced the CX20708, presented as the world’s first super wideband (SWB) voice input processor SoC, targeting home telepresence and speech recognition applications as well as next generation Smart TV and video game console applications.

Chip Resistors Offer 1 Percent Tolerance With Precision and Pulse Withstanding

July 6, 2011 1:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The RPC Series of film based chip resistors is available in a 1 percent tolerance with desirable pulse handling. This performance is achieved by using a robust film element with a limited laser trim. Trimming a chip resistor can

Auto-calibrating CMOS 3D Digital MEMS Compasses Offer Cost-Effective Performance

July 6, 2011 11:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Until now, 3D Compasses have typically used non-standard technologies such as magneto-resistive materials or Hall-effect structures combined with magnetic field concentrators to detect the direction of the Earth’s magnetic field.

Hybrid Positioning and CellLocate - Increased Reliability and Indoor Positioning

July 6, 2011 9:41 am | News | Comments

Although GPS is a widespread technology, GPS positioning is not always possible, particularly in shielded environments such as indoors and enclosed park houses, or when a GPS jamming signal is present.

Panasonic’s Portable Solar Light Doubles As A USB Charger

July 6, 2011 9:04 am | News | Comments

(Crunchgear.com) We will see more of these devices coming in the next few years, I am sure: Panasonic today announced [JP] the BG-BL01, a portable and solar-powered LED light that doubles as a charger for USB gadgets. The device is sized at just 152×104×24mm, weighs 150g, can house two AA batteries and is splash proof.

Report Reveals That Telecoms and Pay TV Operators Need 'Bigger' Bundles to Win Over Customers

July 6, 2011 7:48 am | News | Comments

According to the latest research from Informa Telecoms & Media, telecoms and pay TV operators will increasingly need to add new services such as Spotify and YouView to their bundles to keep existing subscribers and attract new ones.

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