I’m inundated with thoughts about light bulbs. That is to say, I think about light bulbs an inordinate amount of time.When you work with emerging technology, light bulbs are kind of a big deal. Whether it’s LEDs versus incandescent bulbs, how different bulbs affect the environment, how expensive versus how efficient, the perfect wattage for my new lamp or the environmentalists versus the homeowners...
SenarioTek today announced the FlexMatrix reconfigurable RF switch matrix series, which delivers off-the-shelf performance up to 40 GHz. With FlexMatrix, test engineers can easily adjust, modify or expand their RF switching capability for applications such as radar, military communications and consumer wireless.
TDK Corporation has developed a new thin-film common-mode filter with a peak cutoff frequency of 10 GHz, enabling it to efficiently reduce high frequency noise emissions, especially in the 5-GHz band. The high cutoff frequency of the TCM0806T-060-2P filter ensures that
Vicor Corp. introduced the Westcor MicroPAC power factor corrected AC/DC power system providing up to 1300 W of continuous power at up to 92 percent efficiency and 25 W/in3 power density in a 4 x 1.72 x 7.45 inch package. Offering semi-regulated output voltages of
Texas Instruments introduced a fully integrated, seven-channel relay driver that can support low-voltage relays from as low as 1.8 V up to 5 V. The ULN2003LV relay driver replaces a handful of discrete components with a single device to drive
Many large facilities, campuses, warehouses and industrial organizations face a challenge. How do you efficiently install and manage a sensor and/or switch network distributed across a large area? How can you manage and control the troubleshooting and maintenance costs and time involved? How do you handle retrofits and changes to the network without extensive downtime and expense?
Four years ago, then-Sen. Barack Obama got a head start on Arizona Sen. John McCain when it came to reaching voters online, on their mobile phones and on social media. Young voters, the group most likely to tune in digitally to the presidential campaign, broke overwhelmingly for Obama, giving him the biggest margin of victory among that age group ever recorded.
Radicom Research announced today the release of the new Embedded Bluetooth Modules for OEM's. Radicom Research’s RB510 series Bluetooth audio module comes with complete DSP, stereo CODEC, flash and antenna
VectorNav Technologies, a pioneering company in embedded navigation solutions, announced today the release of the VN-200, a high-accuracy GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS) on a surface-mount chip the size of a postage stamp. Combining an advanced GPS module with the latest in MEMS inertial and pressure sensor technology...
STMicroelectronics has unveiled a small, low-power chip-scale gyroscope for advanced motion-sensing applications. ST’s L3GD20H gyroscope measures 3 mm x 3 mm and 1 mm high - the smallest available, according to the company. Occupying little over half the volume of its predecessor, yet offering
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has taken its digital infrastructure to the streets, arming its ground troops with mobile software that maps Democratic voters and canvassing strategies - and raising the blood pressure of privacy activists who worry about possible misuse.
Smart battery design starts with knowing the details of the system that is using the battery power. A battery does not make a system battery-powered. For operational lifetimes measured in days, weeks or years, power must be a design consideration from the ground up.
PITTSBURGH—Paris is one of those cities that has a look all its own, something that goes beyond landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and INRIA/Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris have developed visual data mining software that can automatically detect these sometimes subtle features, such as street signs, streetlamps and balcony railings, that give Paris and other cities a distinctive look.
Greenvity Communications introduced what it asserts is the world’s first hybrid system-on-chip (SoC) family that integrates powerline communication (PLC) and wireless capabilities on a single chip. The Greenvity Hybrii chip family supports both the HomePlug Green PHY PLC and ZigBee worldwide
The new R&S ESR test receiver is available in two different models for frequencies ranging from 10 Hz to 3 GHz or 7 GHz to meet the requirements of all users who perform EMC certification on commercial equipment. The R&S ESR covers
AT&T Inc. has gone on a shopping spree for wireless spectrum, striking three separate deals that should let it increase its capacity for wireless broadband.
Soon there will be no need for special timers to switch lighting on and off or operate household appliances when the homeowner is absent. In future, all this can be done by means of a smartphone or PC, thanks to Internet-enabled wireless power outlets that support the new IPv6 Internet protocol. The smart socket was developed by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication Systems ESK in Munich in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM in Kaiserslautern and the industrial partner embedded brains GmbH. "We have been able to connect the power outlets wirelessly using the IPv6 protocol," says ESK research engineer Günter Hildebrandt. "All household appliances plugged in one of the sockets can be switched on and off remotely using an IPv6-compatible device such as a smartphone or laptop PC – from anywhere."
This is the first of a two-part excursion into the realm of philosophy as it relates to “cells.” Don’t worry, I’ll leave the important questions like “what is enlightenment?” to Emmanuel Kant and his successors. But since the evolution of LTE to LTE Advanced (LTE-A), it is worthwhile to ask: What is a cell?
Microchip Technology Inc. announced the expansion of its stand-alone Real-Time Clock/Calendar (RTCC) portfolio with the new 10-pin, SPI MCP795XX family. These devices offer many of the same features as the larger 14-pin MCP795WXX family, including
(Reuters) - Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo on Wednesday quashed market speculation it was interested in buying struggling Finnish cellphone maker Nokia.
We here at ECN love to hear what you have to say, so for our October issue we’re opening up the Roundtable discussion to our faithful readers. Typically, the Roundtable is an editorial section consisting of short commentary by five or six experts in a particular vertical market. Check out the most recent Roundtable from August here.
A Tennessee company has licensed award-winning software from Oak Ridge National Laboratory that will help industries install wireless networks more cost-effectively in challenging environments such as mines, offshore drilling platforms and factory floors.
According to an upcoming report from IMS Research, Japan is forecast to become the leading market for wireless power technology this year, with enabled devices surpassing two million shipments by year’s end. The report points to mobile phone carrier support, in-box packaging, and deployment of wireless power infrastructure as the main reasons for the rapid rise in cable-free charging.
So you want to sell a product with cellular in it, but you have no details on cellular carrier and agency certifications? Here’s the skinny.
Sprint Nextel Corp., the country's third-largest wireless carrier, on Thursday reported a wider loss for the second quarter as wrote down the value of its moribund Nextel network.