Company cranks portable wireless audio at CES News & Analysis 12/29/2009 Post a comment Eleven Engineering Inc. will jump into the pool of providers of wireless audio streaming technology at the Consumer Electronics Show with a set of dongles and speakers using its proprietary 2.4 GHz technology.
Germany launches national OLED research project News & Analysis 12/29/2009 1 comment Germany's BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) is providing support for a 14.7 million euro (about $21 million) project called So-Light, intended to accelerate the application of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) for lighting and signage.
The 10 most popular stories of 2009 News & Analysis 12/29/2009 Post a comment Here are the top ten stories for 2009 as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Tuesday, Dec. 29. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Power Paper, GE team on OLED lighting News & Analysis 12/22/2009 Post a comment Power Paper Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel), a group developing thin and flexible micro-power source technology and devices, is working with GE Global Research, the technology development arm for the General Electric Company to develop self-powered OLED lighting devices.
Intel research embraces European IT goals News & Analysis 12/18/2009 2 comments Professor Martin Curley, director of Intel Labs Europe, has explained to EE Times how the labs' mission is not only to advance Intel Architecture research, development and innovation but also to partner with European companies and academics to improve European competitiveness.
Carbon footprint labeling: Are you ready for it? Design How-To 12/17/2009 9 comments Pending regulations in Europe for a carbon footprint label on every product means that it's not enough to inform consumers your electronics product's power consumption level. You need to tell them the quantity (in grams) of carbon-dioxide emissions associated with manufacturing, transporting and recycling of your product.
Speculating about smart skins News & Analysis 12/17/2009 2 comments What if you could change your cell (or mobile) phone’s color to reflect your outfit, mood or environment? Not just the display alone, but the entire surface. That’s the beauty of electronic skin: a chameleon-like, color-changing technology that could one day give us more control over our personal devices.
Efficient power systems for portables Design How-To 12/16/2009 Post a comment The performance of power supplies for portable systems need to be improved on a constant basis. This how-to from Ittiam presents a generic power supply design for an embedded system and examines the function of each module in the design. It provides guidelines for selection of topologies and components, thermal and packaging aspects and even battery management.
Improving performance, range, and reliability in 802.11n networks Design How-To 12/15/2009 Post a comment While the hooks to achieving high-performance, ubiquitous wireless access in the home or office are within the IEEE 802.11n standard, there are many options built in for sustaining signals to achieve higher effective throughput at greater distances. The key is to choose the correct options. This feature will help, with an eye toward balancing cost and complexity.
Startup tweaks 802.11n for whole home video News & Analysis 12/14/2009 2 comments Startup ProVision Communications is giving customers a sneak peak of its wireless video technology that will debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in January using software and an antenna design based on 802.11n that it claims can deliver video wirelessly throughout a home.
Gene researchers call for powerful, specialized systems News & Analysis 12/11/2009 1 comment Experts working to enable a new era of personalized medicine based on genetics say they need much more computing umph and new specialized hardware to harness the molecular agents behind diseases and envision a future in which consumers use a new class of personal devices to track their health by monitoring proteins in their blood.
IEDM panel: Manage innovators, not innovation News & Analysis 12/9/2009 Post a comment While balancing innovation and delivering new products has always been a challenge for the semiconductor industry, the current state of affairs is requiring a major re-examination of these challenges for semiconductor managers. The question becomes how do managers enable innovation to thrive, while managing the innovators.
Day of the Indian engineer News & Analysis 12/9/2009 17 comments Indian engineers can have their day under the sun soon blessed as they are with advantages such as low average age, desirous of staying current on news and continuing technical education and are not blinkered by age-old methods, according to a senior Mentor Graphics executive.
Playing nice -- LBS and Hybrid location technologies Design How-To 12/8/2009 Post a comment The demand for Location-Based Services (LBS) has finally moved beyond the early-adopters with the rise in popularity of the iPhone. With consumer demand and the number of applications rising fast, there is a key prerequisite for their success: quick and accurate determination of a user's current location. Can it be done? Read and find out.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.