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MIPS Technologies Announces Availability of Arriba for Android Porting Kit

November 24, 2009 10:21 am | News | Comments

MIPS Technologies, Inc., a provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home entertainment, communications, networking and portable multimedia markets, today announced availability of the Arriba for Android Porting Kit (APK) for its industry-standard MIPS architecture.

ThreadX RTOS Selected for Avidyne Digital Flight Control System

November 23, 2009 4:34 am | News | Comments

Express Logic today announced that its popular ThreadX RTOS drives Avidyne Corporation’s new DFC90 attitude-based Digital Flight Control System. The DFC90 is an integrated flight computer and control panel designed as a slide-in replacement for existing rate-based STEC 55X flight computers.

Aonix Adds VxWorks-Intel Architecture Target

November 23, 2009 4:13 am | Articles | Comments

Aonix, a provider of solutions for safety and mission-critical applications, today announced the release of ObjectAda Real-Time 8.4 for Windows, targeting Intel x86 architecture embedded and real-time systems running the Wind River VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS).

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Ziptronix to License 3D IC Technology for Imaging Systems

November 18, 2009 4:06 am | News | Comments

 Ziptronix, Inc. and Raytheon Vision Systems have reached a licensing agreement for the use of Ziptronix' patented DBI (Direct Bond Interconnect) 3D integration technology in Raytheon's imaging systems. Specified for use in manufacturing Raytheon's focal plane arrays for air, space and terrestrial applications, the Ziptronix technology provides true 3D integration of multilayer CMOS structures, enabling 100% pixel operability within the focal plane.

NBS inks sales agreement with UTI in New England

November 18, 2009 3:48 am | News | Comments

 EMS provider NBS  today announced the appointment of Universal Technology Inc. as sales representatives in New England. UTI will represent NBS across a six state region spanning from Maine to Connecticut. UTI was founded in 1992 and boasts a stellar history including 20 different “Representative of the Year” and numerous Individual Design Win Awards. UTI deploys an extensive outside sales and support network of degreed engineers with design and applications experience working with major OEMs.

groSolar Collaborates with eMOBUS on Electronic Mobility Management

November 18, 2009 3:00 am | Articles | Comments

eMOBUS, Inc. a carrier agnostic provider of cellular management services and software, today announced that groSolar, a leading solar energy installer, is the latest mid-market company to go live on with Electronic Mobility Management.

Open Source Library Enables Development of Freespace Motion Apps

September 17, 2009 7:27 am | Hillcrest Labs | Product Releases | Comments

Hillcrest’s libfreespace is an open source library that enables rapid development of software applications for use with a wide range of Freespace devices. Motion control can now be added to product categories beyond TV remote controls, game controllers and PC accessories, including

Microsoft Extends Olive Branch To Open-Source Groups

September 14, 2009 6:24 am | by Mark Long | News | Comments

Microsoft is putting its weight behind a new endeavor to which the software giant has agreed to contribute $1 million. Called the CodePlex Foundation, the nonprofit organization describes its mission as enabling the exchange of code and understanding among software companies and open-source communities.

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InStyle Taps 3-D Technology to Bridge Web and Print

September 11, 2009 5:36 am | by Jason Fell | News | Comments

Time Inc.’s InStyle magazine is taking the wave of 3-D technology in magazines to the next level. For its December holiday gift guide issue, the magazine is using “augmented reality” technology to make some advertisements three dimensional.

Test Software Addresses Time Division Duplex Applications

August 14, 2009 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intended for use with Anritsu’s MG3700A Vector Signal Generator and MS269xA Signal Analyzer Series, the MX370110A LTE TDD IQproducer creates 3GPP LTE TDD waveform patterns. Its GUI shows the waveform format, including location, physical channels, and the power profile for the frame.

Design Kit Creates Efficient Audio Amp Supply

April 17, 2009 6:30 am | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Based on the PeakSwitch PKS607YN, the RDK-203 reference design kit from Power Integrations can create a dual-rail home theater audio amplifier power system with an audio power rating of up to 650 W. Providing a response time of 40 microseconds, the design can handle high-crest-factor, high-frequency audio signals.

Student Improves Supercollider Algorithm

March 26, 2009 11:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xiaohang Quan ’09 was working on her senior thesis when she found a miscalculation in the hardware of the world’s largest particle accelerator.

No Disks Needed for Startup's Streamed Video Games

March 25, 2009 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

A startup founded by technology entrepreneur Steve Perlman says it has developed a technology to deliver video games on demand, an idea that threatens to eventually take consoles out of the equation. OnLive Inc., Perlman's Palo Alto, Calif.-based company, planned to unveil its technology Tuesday night at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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Google's top execs keep $1 salaries amid turmoil

March 25, 2009 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt and co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin maintained their traditional salaries of $1 last year even as the value of their combined stakes in the Internet search leader plunged by nearly $26 billion.

E-voting Fraud Manipulated Voters, not Machines

March 24, 2009 5:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

This past Friday brought news of a handful of indictments of elections officials in Kentucky who are alleged to have rigged elections in 2002, 2004, and 2006 by changing votes in electronic voting machines. Remarkably, the vote manipulation technique here was essentially an exploit of a simple UI design flaw, and involved no computer skills at all on the part of the alleged perpetrators.

Microsoft adds Shortcuts, Security to New Browser

March 20, 2009 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microsoft Corp. released a new version of Internet Explorer Thursday, adding features meant to speed up common Web surfing tasks and bringing the browser's security measures in line with those of major competitors.

Design Software Works on Web or Desktop

March 3, 2009 5:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Giving engineers the choice of how to work, Texas Instruments’ free SwitcherPro Design Software for DC/DC controller and converter power supply designs is now available as both a Web-based tool and as a desktop application. Engineers can download the SwitcherPro DT application to their desktop, save their work on their own system and work completely offline with all of the features of the online tool.

Software Speeds Image Processing

February 26, 2009 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intended to enhance the workflow for digital line sensors such as the ADS80, Leica XPro line sensor workflow software by Leica Geosystems and North West Geomatics covers the process from data download to image generation. A Downloader Module performs a mass-memory captured-data overview with data extraction or data replication, and a viewer enables quick checking of downloaded images

Training Library Aids Electronic Designers

February 24, 2009 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intended to help designers get up to speed on the latest technologies and solutions, Newark introduces a library of TechCast product training modules that helps designers select which key solutions to include, and then either collaborates with its suppliers to develop the content or produces original material itself, based on application notes and datasheets.

Linux-Based Platform Supports Mobile Internet Devices

February 20, 2009 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing functionality for mobile internet devices, the Montabello Linux-based software platform for Mobile Internet Devices from MontaVista provides an integrated set of applications including a browser, document reader, email client, contact manager, and calendar suite.

Object-Oriented Embedded Database Adds Persistence

January 28, 2009 9:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presented as the latest upgrade of the open source, object-oriented, embedded database for Java and .NET, Perst 4.0 from McObject expands Perst’s usefulness in a broad range of applications by enabling it to add persistence to any object—including objects created by other programs, those for which source code is unavailable, and even objects created in different programming languages.

UPC Software Controls All Areas of AC Power Source Tests

May 22, 2008 10:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pacific Power Source announced Version 1.3 of its UPC Studio Software. This tool gains desirable control of UPC-equipped AC Power Sources, and this version incorporates a new and unique Test Manager feature. Test Manager helps the user create and run test sequences and test plans. Test sequences consist of

Software Verifies Compliance with DO-178B, IEC-61508, and MAAB Modeling Standards

April 24, 2008 8:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MathWorks announced that its Simulink verification and validation software automatically evaluates and verifies system models for compliance with DO-178B and IEC-61508 standards and MAAB modeling guidelines, which have been extensively adopted by international aerospace, automotive, and industrial equipment markets, among others. The model-checking features

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