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Integrated Firewall Solution Protects Embedded Devices from Attacks

October 6, 2011 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Icon Labs announced the availability of Icon Labs’ Floodgate Firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection, creating what is presented as the only embedded firewall protecting against Internet-based attacks.

RFID Chip Targets Logistics Applications

October 6, 2011 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

CEITEC, a Brazilian company that develops and produces application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) today announced the final development phase of a new integrated circuit (IC) for multiple logistics applications

Annual Shipments of ARM Processors Forecast to Equal Twice The World’s Population in 2015

October 6, 2011 5:11 am | News | Comments

Analysis of findings from the recently published Semicast report “Opportunities for ARM in Embedded Processing—2011 Edition” suggest the rapid growth of the ARM architecture is set to continue over the medium term...

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Friends: CA quarry shooting suspect was nonviolent

October 6, 2011 12:05 am | by BETH DUFF-BROWN - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

To his friends Shareef Allman was the big man with a big smile, a devoted single father of two who once worked tirelessly to raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims, and who penned a novel about the evils of domestic violence.The portrait of Allman, 47, being painted by those who know him...

Accelerometers, Fantasy and Reality

October 5, 2011 2:16 pm | by Harvey Weinberg, Analog Devices, www.analog.com | Articles | Comments

As applications engineers supporting ADI’s compact, low-cost, gravity-sensitive iMEMs accelerometers, we get to hear lots of creative ideas about how to employ accelerometers in useful ways; but sometimes the suggestions violate physical laws! We’ve rated some of these ideas on an informal scale, from “real” to “dream land”:

Reference Circuits Address Practical Circuit Design Challenges

October 5, 2011 1:21 pm | Articles | Comments

With the industrial and instrumentation market becoming more competitive, circuit designers continually face new challenges to design products faster, with fewer iterations, and incorporating a wider range of mixed-signal technologies including analog, digital, power, and RF. In addressing these challenges, reference circuits provide

Gunman at large after deadly Calif quarry shooting

October 5, 2011 11:05 am | by BROOKE DONALD - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities went door to door with guns drawn Wednesday in search of a disgruntled employee they say opened fire at a Northern California limestone quarry, killing two and wounding six, before possibly wounding another woman in an attempted carjacking.Schools were on lockdown or closed in the...

2 dead, 6 injured in Calif. quarry shooting

October 5, 2011 9:05 am | by BROOKE DONALD - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities searched Wednesday for a disgruntled employee who they say opened fire at a Northern California limestone quarry, killing two and wounding six, and who may have later shot a woman in an attempted carjacking.The suspect, 45-year-old Shareef Allman, allegedly walked into a safety...

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Power supplies include output ratings from 90 to 110 watts

October 5, 2011 5:23 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas has released a new range of Medical-Certified AC-DC external power supplies with output power ratings from 90 to 110 watts. These supplies are EISA and CEC Efficiency Level V compliant. The DTM110-C series operate with a universal AC input of 90 to 264Vac...

eoSemi names Intralink as business development partner for East Asia

October 5, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Congleton, UK-based silicon oscillator company eoSemi has appointed Intralink as strategic sales partner for the East Asian markets of Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea. eoSemi has a patent pending for an all-silicon replacement technology for quartz crystals using standard CMOS …

Controllers Drive Gesture Recognition on Resistive Touch Screens

October 4, 2011 4:58 am | by Javier Calpe, Italo Medina, Alberto Carbajo, and Maria Jose Martinez of Analog Devices, Inc., www.analog.com | Articles | Comments

Although resistive technologies have conventionally been used to detect the position of a single touch on the screen, this article examines a new dual-touch concept that uses a resistive touch-screen controller to detect the most common two-finger gestures (zoom, pinch and rotation) using inexpensive resistive touch screens.

2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

October 3, 2011 5:22 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided that The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2011 shall be divided, with one half jointly to Bruce A. Beutler and Jules A. Hoffmann for their discoveries concerning the activation of … Continue reading →

Large panel display modules serve medical and industrial applications

October 3, 2011 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microtips Technology is excited to expand their current TFT modules to include their new line of standard off the shelf large panel display modules. Their newly available 10.1” and 10.4” modules are perfect for many different applications, such as industrial control, medical...

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Measurement Specialties Acquires Celesco

October 3, 2011 11:01 am | News | Comments

Measurement Specialties, Inc. announced that they have completed the acquisition of Celesco Transducer Products Inc, a leader in the design and manufacture of cable extension transducers and rotary encoders, from Tedea-Technological Automation and Development, Ltd. 

Embedded Computer Module Offers AMD Dual Core Power

October 3, 2011 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

The conga-QAF Qseven module, which is based on the AMD Embedded G-Series, is the first module to combine high performance graphics, dual core processing power and low power consumption in such a small form factor.

DC-DC Controller Makes Positive or Negative Regulated Voltages

October 3, 2011 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT3759, a wide input range DC/DC controller for boost, SEPIC and inverting power supply applications, capable of generating either positive or negative regulated output voltages.

October 2011: Medical

October 1, 2011 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

This issue deals with medical electronics managing power interruption issues and high-reliability passives.  The Design Talk goes into shrinking electronics while the Brainstorm Q&A section asks about the importance of test and measurement. Former Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre discusses an opportunity to save the Post Office.

Collaboration to Provide Ultra-Low Power 802.11n Wi-Fi Capability for AVR and ARM-based Microcontrollers

September 30, 2011 6:28 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel and Redpine Signals announced that system engineers can easily implement 802.11n Wi-Fi to all Atmel AVR and ARM-based microcontrollers (MCUs) using Redpine Signals’ Connect-io-n and n-Link modules.

150-Watt Power Supply Offers Level V Efficiency Compliance

September 28, 2011 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

PowerGate LLC announced the release of its Skynet SNP-G12 Series of 150 Watt switchers (120 W convection cooled) in a high-density 4.00" x 2.00" x 1.28" open-frame package featuring high efficiency operation, low standby power consumption for

Wireless muscle stimulator brings consumers the pro athlete technology used by HTC-Highroad

September 28, 2011 3:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Nordic Semiconductor has revealed that the Compex Wireless, the world’s first wireless muscle electro-stimulator – as used by HTC-Highroad, the cycling team of top 2011 Tour de France sprinter Mark Cavendish – employs Nordic nRF24LE1 proprietary 2.4GHz SoCs. The Compex …

Two Yale faculty members honored by President Obama

September 26, 2011 11:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Two faculty members affiliated with Yale University are winners of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the White House announced Sept. 26.

Ensuring Continuous Availability for Electronic Health and Medical Records

September 26, 2011 10:12 am | by Noel Moss, Senior Professional Services Consultant, Stratus Technologies | Articles | Comments

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) are rapidly becoming common-place in the healthcare industry. Organizations such as the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT)...

New Possibilities for P-Cap Touch Sensing in Small Format Industrial Displays

September 23, 2011 11:09 am | by Ian Crosby, Sales and Marketing Director, Zytronic | Articles | Comments

Projected capacitive (p-cap) touchscreens have witnessed overwhelming success in the consumer portable space over the last few years, being specified into highly popular products such as Apple’s iPad and iPod Touch, as well as Samsung’s Galaxy and Blackberry’s Torch smartphones.

UK Made Custom RF Connectors Delivered in 7 Weeks

September 22, 2011 12:33 pm | News | Comments

Intelliconnect, the UK based manufacturer of RF connectors, offers one of the widest ranges of standard Coaxial, Triaxial and Waterproof connectors available worldwide.

Proximity Detection - The Touchless Future

September 22, 2011 7:15 am | Videos | Comments

TAOS created this video on touchless technology today, and they want viewers to respond with ideas of where touchless technology should be put to work next. You can view the professionally produced video here, and be sure to

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