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Ford Collaborates with Microsoft, Healthrageous and BlueMetal Architects for In-Car Health and Wellness Research

January 12, 2012 4:58 am | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS – Ford, Microsoft, Healthrageous and BlueMetal Architects announced an alliance today to research technology to help people monitor and maintain health and wellness while on the move. The alliance was unveiled during the “Doctor in Your Car” keynote address...

Continua Health Alliance Releases Free Design Guidelines; Gains Android Support

January 12, 2012 4:43 am | News | Comments

Beaverton, Ore. – Continua Health Alliance, an international not-for-profit organization of healthcare and technology companies dedicated to creating an eco-system of interoperable personal connected health products and services, today announced it will make its Design Guidelines...

Smart Sensor Technology Enables Real-time Body-Motion Reconstruction

January 11, 2012 9:47 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics unveiled a smart suit prototype with sewn-in new multi-sensor ST iNEMO motion co-processor that recognize complex movements of the wearer’s body and translate them to a digital model with outstanding precision and speed. The iBMR, iNEMO Body Motion Reconstruction technology could improve outcomes in clinical and sports medicine applications, as well as enhancing augmented reality where users could, for example, jog side by side with the world champion on their local running track. 

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Limited Angle Torque Motor Features Zero Cogging for Smooth Operation

January 11, 2012 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

BEI Kimco Magnetics, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies, has introduced the new BLDC Limited Angle Torque Motor Model LAT40-48. The LAT40-48 Motor meets market demand for a zero cogging motor with high peak force in a small form factor package.

650-W Medical Power Supplies Approved to UL60601-1 3rd Edition

January 11, 2012 6:30 am | Protek Power North America | Product Releases | Comments

The PM650 Series’ of AC/DC power supplies from Protek Power offers up to 700 W and is approved to the 3rd Edition of UL60601-1 and EN60601-1 medical safety standards. The units are also RoHS compliant. The series is appropriate for a variety of medical and

BLE SoC Promises Increased Battery Life, Consumes 33 Percent Less Power

January 10, 2012 11:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated announced its new CC2541 Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip (SoC), aimed at Bluetooth Smart sensor applications for consumer medical, sports and fitness, security, entertainment and home automation. The SoC offers

Intel and Plessey Sign Licensing and Warrant Agreements

January 10, 2012 10:58 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Plessey Semiconductors announced that it has agreed to a product licensing agreement with Intel Corporation and a share warrant agreement with Intel Capital. Under the terms of the licensing agreement, Plessey will be licensed to manufacture, sell and support a select number of products in Intel's digital tuner portfolio. The warrant agreement is for

New Ohmite Chip Resistor Can Handle 3000V

January 10, 2012 10:23 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Available with voltage ratings up to 3Kv and resistance values from 100k up to 100Gohms, the new Ohmite HVC Series of wrap around terminal chip resistors have a standard TCR of 100ppm and standard...

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2-Mb Serial Nonvolatile F-RAM Features Fast Access, No-Delay Writes

January 10, 2012 9:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ramtron International Corporation added the FM25V20, a 2-megabit (Mb) high performance serial F-RAM device to its V-Family of F-RAM products. The FM25V20 features fast access, NoDelay writes, virtually unlimited read/write cycles (1e14), and

Microchip Signs Demmel AG as a mTouch Sensing Design Partner Specialist

January 10, 2012 7:03 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced it has signed Demmel AG as a mTouch Sensing Design Partner Specialist. Demmel's expertise in human-interface products is an ideal match for Microchip's metal over capacitive touch-sensing technology, which enables

High-performance computing tackles hepatitis

January 9, 2012 11:22 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The Cornell Center for Advanced Computing has received a High-Performance Computing Innovation Excellence Award for crunching hepatitis C virus data on its experimental MATLAB computing resource.

Electrochem Announces Completion of Micro Power Electronics Acquisition

January 9, 2012 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Electrochem Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Greatbatch, Inc. announced that it has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of Micro Power Electronics. In connection with this transaction, Electrochem paid $60 million in cash and...

Five Questions with Don Schneider of Microchip Technology

January 9, 2012 7:06 am | Podcasts | Comments

Don Schneider of Microchip’s Advanced Microcontroller Architecture Division joins me for this edition of 5 Questions. We’ll discuss Microchip Technology’s low-power PIC24F “GA3” family microcontroller (MCU) family which features

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Touch Sensing Platform Offers Combination of Capacitive And Resistive Touch

January 9, 2012 6:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor today announced the industry’s first solution that combines gesture recognition on resistive screen technology and capacitive touch sensing in a single integrated circuit.

MCUs Feature Very Low Active Current, Several Low Power Sleep Modes

January 9, 2012 5:21 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the expansion of its low-power microcontrollers (MCUs) with the PIC24F “GA3” family, featuring what is asserted to be industry’s lowest active current for 16-bit Flash MCUs, as well as several flexible new low-power sleep modes. The PIC24F “GA3” devices feature

Groundbreaking Results Promise Smaller, Cheaper Therapy Machines that Could Revolutionise Cancer Treatment and More

January 8, 2012 10:22 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

The pioneering accelerator is a prototype for a brand new type of particle accelerator that will massively impact fundamental science by changing the way such accelerators across the world are designed and built in the future.

Digi-Key Corporation Expands Global Distribution Relationship with Microsemi

January 6, 2012 4:21 pm | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. USA – Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, has expanded its distribution...

Warner Power Announces Compliance with UL 60601-1 & IEC 6061-1 (3rd Edition) for Medical Device Safety

January 6, 2012 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Warner Power has announced that its medical grade electronic ballast products for Xenon lamps from 75W to 300W have been approved by UL in conformance to UL 60601 & IEC 60601 (3rd edition). IEC...

Let's Get Small - 0.3mm pitch BGA

January 6, 2012 9:21 am | by Screaming Circuits Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I recently got an email from Practical Components about their new 0.3mm pitch evaluation board and dummy 0.3mm pitch BGA. Now, we've been assembling 0.5mm and 0.4mm pitch BGAs for years. Those sizes are kind of not really anything special...

Wall Mount Enclosure Series Suits Indoor Electronics

January 5, 2012 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

METCASE has extended its ‘DATAMET’ range of wall mount enclosures with three new models in black. These stylish aluminum housings are designed for indoor electronics which can be mounted to a wall or machine housing. The unique four-part assembly allows

Wind River Software Accelerates Android Device Development

January 5, 2012 5:51 am | News | Comments

Wind River has introduced Wind River Solution Accelerators for Android, a series of software modules to help developers jumpstart their Android development and rapidly integrate compelling features and functionalities to their devices.

5-Minute Guide

January 4, 2012 3:14 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

This guide provides an overview on applications, block diagrams, URLs of relevance, suggested devices and packaging information to help with design issues. It is broken out into the following nine categories to help narrow down your selection process:computing, server/storage, consumer medical, handsets, industrial automation, portable industrial, telecom, TV and Stereo and White Goods.

Ikaria INOmax DS Drug Delivery System: Class I Recall - Erratic Nitric Oxide (NO) Readings

January 4, 2012 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Adverse consequences may include hypoxia, hypotension, bradycardia, cardiac arrest, organ damage, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), neurological deficits, or death.

Team Makes Child Medical Devices

January 4, 2012 3:18 am | Videos | Comments

A team made up of medical researchers and bioengineers have worked together to created medical devices specifically designed for children.

Toumaz Ltd and Imagination Technologies Group Form New Low-power Wireless Technology Company

January 3, 2012 4:52 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Toumaz Limited (AIM: TMZ, ‘Toumaz', or ‘the Group'), a pioneer in low cost, ultra-low power wireless communications technology, has established a new fabless subsidiary, Toumaz Microsystems, which will be responsible for its growing wireless IC business. Toumaz has secured investment and support from Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG, ‘Imagination') as a strategic partner for this business. In order to 

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