GAO’s laser source detects fiber faults Product News 11/29/2012 Post a comment Aiding the installation and maintenance of optical networks, the Model C0280003 handheld laser source from GAO Instruments emits a visible red light at a wavelength of 650 nm to identify the location of fiber macrobends, breaks, problem connectors, and improperly aligned mechanical splices.
Is Renesas Mobile's LTE gambit paying off? News & Analysis 11/29/2012 9 comments It's been a tough year for mobile chip vendors like Renesas Mobile. Without a design win in Apple or Samsung smartphones, Renesas and other have no other volume sockets to go after.
You too can be a "Layaway Santa" Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/28/2012 Post a comment I think this is a jolly good idea, and that any of us with a few extra dollars in our pockets should think seriously about spreading a little cheer.
Thinking about Gift Cards? Think again! Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/28/2012 3 comments I'm not sure if all of these issues are true in every case, but I will absolutely be reading the fine print before shelling out any more of my hard-earned cash.
3-D printing electronic devices...that work! The Engineering Life - Around the Web 11/28/2012 8 comments Scientists at the University of Warwick say they have invented a simple and inexpensive conductive plastic composite able to work in even today’s low-cost 3-D printers.
Thought-controlled arm helps amputees Design How-To 11/28/2012 1 comment Max Ortiz Catalan of Chalmers University (shown) is developing a robotic arm that can be controlled by thought. The first operations on patients are due to take place over the winter.
GM's Chevrolets first to get Siri The Engineering Life - Around the Web 11/28/2012 1 comment The firm made the announcement at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on Tuesday, saying it would be the first of nine car makers to adopt Apple’s talking butler service, starting with the Chevrolet Sonic LTZ, RS, Spark 1LT and 2LT.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.