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GCN: Texas Instruments demonstrates energy-harvesting sensor systems
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
This article from Government Computing News walks you through TI's demo of energy harvesting at ESC Boston.
Adlink : PCIe frame grabber suits high-speed machine vision
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
The PCIe-FIW64, Adlink’s 4-channel PCI Express IEEE1394.b frame grabber, is designed specifically for digital and high-speed computer-based machine vision applications.
Green Hills offers secure Wi-Fi platform
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Green Hills Software has upgraded its Platform for Secure Wireless Devices with the latest 802.11A/B/G.
All-in-One Baseboard B-11 accelerates high-performance ASIC prototypes
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
Featuring Altera's Stratix III FPGAs, the Baseboard B-11 (Stratix III Edition) from Accverinos targets the custom logic used in video and imaging, communications, and industrial applications.
Digital power control delivers efficiency in high-power applications
Design How-To  
10/29/2008   1 comment
The emphasis is firmly on increasing power density while maintaining tight regulation with the least possible conversion loss -- objectives that traditional dc-dc converters using analog control loops have generally found to be mutually exclusive but that digital-control platforms can meet.
Toward a structured approach to wireless sensor network design
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Optimize your wireless sensor network design with this look at some practical approaches and tips and tricks that can help you shed many days from the overall design cycle.
Embedded controller speeds up data exchange
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Siemens Industry Automation is announcing the modular SIMATIC S7-mEC embedded controller with preinstalled runtime visualization software. In addition, the EM PC and EM PCI-104 expansion modules for additional hardware functionalities are now also available.
Aruba Networks launches three programs under Aruba Labs
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Aruba Networks launches three phases of Aruba Labs, including a directed research program, an open Linux developers' effort, and a Green Island multi-disciplinary academic program.
Forecast: U.S. military spending down, IT spending up
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
Global energy supplies will play a greater role in U.S. military strategy and spending, according to an industry forecast that also predicted a modest increase in government IT spending over the next five years.
Flexible cooling solution for COM Express, XTX and ETX embedded computer modules
Design How-To  
10/27/2008   1 comment
COM Express, XTX and ETX embedded computer modules allow for a fairly easy implementation of customer-specific applications. The required cooling system can vary depending on the selected performance class. A reasonably sized cooling system automatically extends a system's life cycle.
Video analytics architecture and intelligent IP cameras at the edge
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10/24/2008   Post a comment
Developing intelligent IP cameras for security and fire safety. Advantages of video analytics at the edge include massive bandwidth and storage cost savings, superior DSP-based processing using high-megapixel images, and easy expansion.
Cisco engineer lobbies for blade-server beater
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10/23/2008   Post a comment
A senior engineer from Cisco Systems is trying to rally support for an expanded Advanced TCA design for the data center, going head-to-head with the blade servers of top computer makers such as IBM and Hewlett-Packard at a time of expanding interest in dense, modular systems to serve users ranging from Google to the U.S. Navy.
Surface-mount package integrates battery, DC, converter, and charger
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10/23/2008   Post a comment
Thin-film battery powers processors, clocks, RFID tags, and other ICs.
Smart sensor company continues recruitment drive
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10/23/2008   Post a comment
Intelligent sensor developer, DeepStream Technologies Ltd., (Bangor, Wales) aims to hire an additional 70 engineers and support staff to take the number of people it employs to 150 within two years. The company had announced a plan to go from 72 staff to about 100 in March 2008.
Game Alert: Find the hidden Beagle Board
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
Take the Beagle Board Challenge.
USB 2.0 FPGA module speeds product development and accelerates time to market
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
The new XEM3050 USB 2.0 FPGA module from Opal Kelly includes free FrontPanel software and API; customers report 3-to-6 months reduction in design development time.
Coming up on ESC Boston
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
ESC features BYOES program, live Tear Downs
Test company adjusts licensing for harder times
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
XJTAG, a Cambridge, England-based global supplier of IEEE Std. 1149.x-compliant boundary scan development systems, is adjusting its corporate licensing plan to the economic hard times.
MPL : Industrial PC is compatible with commercial desktop-PCs
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
The PIP22 industrial PC is fully compatible with commercial desktop-PCs.
Renesas, Express Logic roll MP3 platform
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10/20/2008   Post a comment
At its recent technology conference here, Express Logic Inc. and Renesas Technology Corp. rolled out a reference design platform for the development of MP3-based media players.
HARDWARE TOOLS: Express Logic, Renesas Offer A/V Media Player Reference Design
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10/20/2008   Post a comment
Express Logic, Inc., and Renesas Technology America, Inc., have released a comprehensive reference design platform for powerful, inexpensive media players.
Energy efficiency goal turns car's electronics inside out
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10/17/2008   Post a comment
The current challenge number one in the German, and perhaps in the global automotive industry is how to reduce energy consumption. Electronic controls and semiconductors have a key function in this game — in particular when it comes to innovative drive concepts.
Philips shows magic wands and electric dresses
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10/16/2008   3 comments
A tour of Philips Research showed a host of projects ranging from novel remote controls and 3DTVs to wearable electronics and intelligent buildings, all in progress under a new corporate philosophy of open innovation.
Silicon ink targets RFIDs
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10/16/2008   Post a comment
Printing thin-film circuits on flexible substrates may be ready for prime time with the introduction of what is claimed as the first commercial application of silicon ink.
Intel buys Ethernet card specialist
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10/15/2008   Post a comment
Intel has acquired the assets of network connectivity solutions company NetEffect for $8 million.
Tiny IPv6 stack for unlimited device to web connections
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10/15/2008   Post a comment
Atmel, Cisco and the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) announced the availability of uIPv6, one of the world's smallest open-source, IPv6-ready protocol stack, which could enable every device, no matter how limited by power or memory to have an Internet Protocol address.
Conductive adhesive could replace solder
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10/14/2008   Post a comment
Researchers have invented a dry adhesive that they propose using instead of soldering--not only to assemble components on circuit boards, but potentially also patterned onto chips themselves to connect together individual transistors.
Dual-SCART video switches target European STB designs
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10/14/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's 3.3V MAX9655/MAX9656 low-power switches support the video portion of dual-SCART, set-top-box designs. The MAX9656 also allows users to select the source of the composite-video signal being sent to the VCR.
Cisco launches contest for embedded router application software
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10/14/2008   Post a comment
Cisco launches contest for software developers to write to ISR router.
Nujira creates centre for power-efficient RF design
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10/14/2008   Post a comment
Nujira has formed a design centre in Bath, England, to focus on the development of power efficient RF transmitters for the broadcast and mobile communications sectors.
PC/104 adopts PCI Express
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10/13/2008   Post a comment
The PC/104 bus is an ISA-compatible, 3.550-inch x 3.775-inch, stackable board-level architecture that evolved from the MiniModule mezzanine bus fielded by Ampro Computer in 1987 and was standardized under the auspices of the PC/104 Consortium in 1992. It grew over time into a family of architectures, with the advent of PC/104-Plus (ISA bus and PCI bus) in 1997 and PCI-104 (PCI only) in 2003. The latest incarnation of the form factor adds PCI Express (PCIe) to the mix, in three different specific
Cassini probe buzzes Saturn moon
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10/10/2008   Post a comment
NASA's Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn made its closest fly-by of the moon Enceladus. Analyzing molecules being ejected from geysers on the moon's surface, Cassini will provide scientists with data on whether water is present on the satellite.
Frontier powers ahead with DAB receiver module
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
Frontier Silicon has started sampling the latest version of its DAB receiver module which now uses a shrunk version of its Kino 3 baseband processor IC.
Module remotely monitors 16 open collector fan status lines
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
Precision Analog Systems' remote monitoring module detects a system's temperature and fan and power supply status, preventing malfunction and overheating in critical systems.
MOST150: Concept of Multimedia Networking in Vehicles
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
With MOST150, the latest version of the Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) automotive infotainment network offers state-of-the art bandwidth and advanced network functionality.
Comparison of combined embedded GSM and GPS modules
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10/8/2008   Post a comment
Since GSM modems have been equipped with a GPS receiver and a microcontroller, they offer unlimited application opportunities with lower procurement costs and shorter development times.
Google's lunar-landing competition expands
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10/8/2008   Post a comment
Google Inc. said it has added two new teams and a new partner to its Lunar X Prize competition, a robotic race to the Moon.
Under the Hood: Esquire puts e-ink on the cover
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10/7/2008   3 comments
For its 75th anniversary edition, Esquire magazine took a bold technology flyer, embedding a pair of E Ink electrophorectic displays in a limited edition of its cover.
Kontron to acquire Communication Rackmount Server Operation from Intel
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10/7/2008   Post a comment
Kontron has reached an agreement with Intel Corporation to acquire its Communication Rackmount Server operation of 1U, 2U carrier-grade rackmount and IP network security server products.
Motorola backs Kineto's $15 million funding round
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10/7/2008   Post a comment
Wireless access specialist Kineto Wireless, Inc., has raised an additional $15.5 million in funding, including a strategic investment from Motorola as part of a broader commercial relationship with the company's Home & Networks Mobility business.
Disclosure of the EXM32 standard for robust embedded modules
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10/6/2008   Post a comment
MSC has disclosed the EXM32 system-on-module (SOM) specification, which was developed in-house.
XMC/PMC module enables high-speed sensor I/O for real-time DSP systems
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10/5/2008   Post a comment
The popularity of high-speed serial interconnects in embedded real-time DSP systems and the effectiveness of FPGAs to interface to sensor I/O makes VMETRO's XMC-FPGA05F well-suited for demanding real-time applications such as remote sensor interfaces, data recorders, and embedded real-time distributed computing
Graphics cards deliver gaming, HD multimedia performance at value prices
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10/5/2008   Post a comment
AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4550 and ATI Radeon HD 4350 graphics cards are based on the same technology found in the ATI Radeon HD 4800 series, including support for the latest DirectX 10.1 games and HD multimedia capabilities.
DLNA 1.5 certified STB reference design
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10/3/2008   Post a comment
Oregan Networks' new reference design meets Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) 1.5 expanded guidelines, supporting High Definition WMV-9 and mobile H.264 video codecs, along with other baseline media format requirements.
MEN nach EN 9100 zertifiziert
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10/2/2008   Post a comment
Nach einer intensiven Vorbereitungsphase erfolgte im September 2008 die offizielle Zertifizierung der MEN Mikro Elektronik gemäß EN 9100 als anerkannter Zulieferer für die Luft- und Raumfahrtbranche.
Foxconn sues Molex over DisplayPort rights
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10/1/2008   Post a comment
Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, has filed a lawsuit against connectors specialist Molex, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging a range of business torts and anti-competitive behavior.
Single-board computer combined with compiler
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10/1/2008   Post a comment
Micromint is shipping IAR Embedded Workbench with Eagle 100 controller board


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Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

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Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

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Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
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