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Piezoelectric Sensing for Product Testing

June 24, 2010 5:57 am | by Dave Change, Dytran Instruments, www.dytran.com | Articles | Comments

A continuing trend among OEM’s and design engineers has been increased reliance upon mechanical impact testing of product prototypes and packaging, as a means of simulating the ruggedness, durability and performance of materials and structures within their intended usage environment.

Wireless I-O Modules Perform in Well Monitoring Environments

June 24, 2010 4:47 am | by William H. Conley III, B&B Electronics, www.bb-elec.com | Articles | Comments

The ability to monitor product inventory has always been a primary concern for companies. When the product is not a fixed, physical unit of measure, but a volume of liquid; the challenge increases. The evolvement of wireless technology presents an exciting opportunity for remote monitoring.

What Steps Do You Take to Be an Energy-Conscious Citizen?

June 24, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Tuesday, Sean discussed consumers' responsibilities to be energy-conscious and contribute to solutions to global and national problems. Tell us:

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Wireless Network Assurance: Must Have Tools for Mission Critical Wireless LANs

June 23, 2010 12:53 pm | by Dr. Amit Sinha, Motorola Enterprise WLAN | Articles | Comments

Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) have proliferated within the enterprise. While the cost of deploying a WLAN solution has dropped over the last several years, the operational expense of maintaining and managing a WLAN continues to rise.

Wi-Fi: Designing for Performance

June 23, 2010 11:18 am | by Michael R. Tennefoss, Aruba Networks, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Wi-Fi is a standards-based technology, and most designers assume that their finished products will work out of the box on any Wi-Fi infrastructure with which they’re used. By and large they’re right. However, there is a world of difference between simply working and working optimally.

Regional Photovoltaic Markets Display High Growth in 2010

June 23, 2010 9:43 am | News | Comments

According to the latest photovoltaic (PV) market analysis from Solarbuzz, an international solar energy market research and consulting company, nine countries are forecast to exceed 250 MW in 2010, up from six countries in 2009.

Georgia World Congress Center Achieves 64% Diversion Rate During Microsoft Event

June 23, 2010 9:36 am | News | Comments

The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) worked with the Microsoft Corporation in April during their Microsoft Dynamics customer conference, Convergence, to divert as much waste as possible from the landfill. Fifty-seven tons of waste were produced during the four-day event.

Sensors Expo 2010 Recap

June 22, 2010 12:58 pm | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

The 2010 Sensors Expo & Conference was held June 7-9 in Rosemont, IL. Rain put a damper on things outside the Donald Stevens Convention Center on Tuesday. But inside, the sun, wind, and all manner of alternative energy sources were on the minds of attendees as products based on energy harvesting continued to play a prominent role at the show.

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Avoiding Semiconductor Failures - The Expanding Role of Quartz

June 22, 2010 9:11 am | by Jim Horvath, President, Technical Glass | Blogs | Comments

Some of the avoidable stress factors effecting semiconductor reliability have led many fabricators to choose fused quartz as the material of choice for semiconductor wafer processing as well as laboratory and testing applications.

Sharp Unveils New LED Lamps for U.S. Market

June 22, 2010 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp enters the U.S. LED lighting market with the introduction of LED PAR38 and PAR30 lamps for the commercial and industrial markets. The four new PAR38 LED lamps (models DL-L20P3830A and DL-L16P3830A in warm white, and DL-L20P3840A and DL-L16P3840A in cool white)...

Be Part of the Solution!

June 22, 2010 7:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

I want you to be responsible

Nintendo's 3DS: First-hand impressions

June 22, 2010 5:49 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

At the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Nintendo officially unveiled the 3DS. And from the media’s reaction, you’d think Nintendo reinvented the electron. The 3DS uses autostereoscopy to produce 3D images without the need for special glasses—or so claim their marketing gurus. Does it live up to the hype? Read on for my first-hand impressions.

Energy Challenge Three: The Greenbelt Green Neighborhood Challenge

June 21, 2010 2:22 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Lore Rosenthal, a principal leader behind the Greenbelt Climate Action Network, attended a meeting in Greenbelt, Maryland, on an energy purchasing cooperative more than a year ago. Also attending the meeting was Lore's neighbor, Sylvia Lewis, on the board of both the Greenbelt Community...

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Techniques to Avoid the White Screen of Death in Smartphones

June 21, 2010 9:03 am | by John Whalen, Business Development Manger, Fairchild Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

An emerging trend in the mobile handset 3G space has been the adoption and expansion of user friendly applications, nowadays called ‘Apps’. These ‘Apps’ are custom software program applications that are written for a very specific function within a handset.

Vibration Energy Harvester Powers Portable Devices

June 21, 2010 4:54 am | Videos | Comments

Perpetuum's free-standing vibration energy harvester converts unused mechanical vibration into useable electrical energy to power wireless sensor systems.

Cool Demos at Sensors Expo

June 17, 2010 8:50 am | Blogs | Comments

At the Sensors Expo, I punched a dummy in the face - literally. A dummy with an accelerometer and wireless network attached to his head, that measured the angular velocity and impact of my punch...

ESC 2010 Update

June 17, 2010 4:37 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

In late April I visited the exhibits at the annual Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, CA. For the most part, people I met with discussed microcontrollers, communication, and development kits.

How Do You Save Energy in the Summer?

June 17, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Monday is the official first day of summer! With summer comes hot weather and high cooling bills. But you can take steps to save this summer; Drew told us about a few on Tuesday, and the Stay Cool, Save Money site has more tips. Tell us:

Sometimes It Is About Surviving

June 17, 2010 4:08 am | by Sam Kavanagh for element14.com | Blogs | Comments

After my success in Spain I approached France with the goal of winning or at least putting in a good fight to win the GC competition.

Solar Light Bulb 'Time-Shifts' Light

June 16, 2010 9:24 am | News | Comments

Nokero International announced the release of the N100, presented as the world’s first solar light bulb.

Summertime Energy Savings

June 15, 2010 4:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

I can't believe how fast winter gave way to summer. Seems like just yesterday we were digging out from Snowpocalypse here on the East Coast, dealing with mountains of the white stuff and wondering if we'd ever be out of the deep freeze.

Energy Challenge Two: The WeatherizeDC Campaign

June 14, 2010 8:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

In my quest to learn what other local groups are doing to help the environment and hopefully avoid reinventing the wheel, I attended a meeting of the Greenbelt Climate Action Network, a local chapter of the grassroots, nonprofit organization Chesapeake Climate Action Network. There I met...

Color-Changing Adhesive Enhances Bond-Line Inspection

June 14, 2010 5:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 3-20794 See-Cure color-changing adhesive is designed for rapid assembling of plastic housings, laminations, and other applications typically used for appliance assembly.

Test Automation System Features Dynamic Analytics

June 11, 2010 5:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Wind River Test Management system for monitoring, executing and managing embedded device software testing from Wind River features dynamic analytics technology that enables run-time visibility into devices during testing to provide operational and actionable feedback.

Kinetic Hydropower Emerges as a Viable Energy Solution

June 10, 2010 5:32 am | by Dean Corren, Director of Marine Current Technology, Verdant Power | Blogs | Comments

Energy captured from the natural flows of tides and rivers, without the use of dams or large civil structures – kinetic hydropower – has begun to emerge as a viable, low-impact clean energy option.

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