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Microchipís PIC32 GUI Development Board With Projected-Capacitive Touch
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11/29/2012   Post a comment
High-performance 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller eliminates cost and complexity of external graphics controller.
IBM flash interconnect aims to bust bottlenecks
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11/28/2012   2 comments
Following its acquisition of Texas Memory Systems, IBM is developing a storage I/O technology geared for flash memory subsystems.
HP Labs sees ARM, Atom, memristors in server future
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11/28/2012   14 comments
Disruptive changes in data center technologies are upcoming, this week's Server Design Summit revealed.
How Kickstarter created a community for Adapteva
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11/27/2012   4 comments
In the process of raising $750,000 through Kickstarter, Adapteva seeded a developer community of nearly 5,000 potential customers.
Data, voice drive different connected-car markets
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11/26/2012   Post a comment
If western automakers design to data applications, emerging markets are all about voice.
Broadcom-led group to develop SDN interface
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11/21/2012   3 comments
Broadcom is forming a group to develop an interface for software-defined networks, aiming to embrace both the new OpenFlow approach and legacy distributed nets.
Reference board enables customized video wall systems
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11/20/2012   Post a comment
The video wall system reference board released by congatec AG offers up to nine independent DisplayPort connectors in combination with an MXM graphics module and a COM Express CPU module.
ARM, Sprint team to drive IoT innovation
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11/20/2012   2 comments
Inclusion of drivers for USB modem from Sprint opens up mbed microcontroller environment as a platform for Internet of Things.
COM Express board with latest AMD R Series processors
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11/16/2012   Post a comment
Kontron has launched a series of COM Express Computer-on-Modules for small form factor applications based on the AMD Embedded R-Series accelerated processing unit.
Electronica: Raspberry Pi gets another I/O board
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11/16/2012   7 comments
U.K. component distributor Premier Farnell has announced it has an exclusive deal with OpenLX SP Ltd. to distribute the PiFace Digital I/O board and will be able to supply both it and a 5-megapixel camera board in the first quarter of 2013. Both items are designed to complement the low-cost, credit-card sized Raspberry Pi computer.
LSI targets flash, basestations, DSPs
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11/16/2012   Post a comment
LSI CEO Ahbi Talwalkar (shown) reveals signal processing technology it will leverage as its moves away from PCs and data centers to growth in wireless basestations.
LSI Syncro aims to plug gap in shared storage
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11/14/2012   2 comments
A boot appliance for data centers is the most novel of a set of new storage products LSI announced under a new Syncro brand at its annual conference.
Apple A6X uncovered
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11/14/2012   9 comments
UBM TechInsights puts the Apple A6X processor under the knife (and microscope).
Startup CogniMem demos new road to computing
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11/13/2012   7 comments
CogniMem Technologies will link 40,000 of its proprietary processors into a 5.2 tera-operations per second non Von Neumann system at Supercomputing 2012.
Microchip rolls $2 gesture-recognition part
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11/13/2012   Post a comment
Microchipís GestIC technology uses a $2 microcontroller to create a lo0w, power, short-range gesture recognition system based on technology it acquired from Ident.
Intel's Xeon Phi cracks top 500 supercomputers
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11/12/2012   7 comments
Coprocessors continue to fuel performance gains among supercomputers, with Intelís new Xeon Phi chip claiming seven wins on the latest Top 500 list.
Portable plug-and-play Ethernet connectivity
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11/12/2012   Post a comment
Lantronix has launched its new xDirect device server, a compact serial-to-Ethernet device server that provides quick and easy connectivity to virtually any device or machine with a serial interface.
Brazilís electronics story told by accidental engineer
Blog  
11/9/2012   5 comments
The tale of a TV producer who became a set-top box developer exemplifies the opportunities and challenges of Brazilís fledgling electronics industry.
HP plugs eight-core Itanium into five servers
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11/8/2012   2 comments
Hewlett-Packard announced five servers using Intel's latest Itanium processor, a 32-nm chip sporting eight cores and up to 32 Mbytes cache.
X-ES rolls Intel Core i7 processor-based small form factor system
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11/8/2012   Post a comment
In a natural convection-cooled SFF enclosure, the XPand6104 is well-suited for size, weight, and power-constrained applications at 2.10 in. (H) x 4.88 in. (W) x 7.70 in. (L) and weighing less than 4 lbs.
HP and the vanishing systems engineer
Blog  
11/7/2012   18 comments
Systems engineers are a vanishing breed at Hewlett-Packard, and I suspect at many OEMs. Iím concerned with what that means for the future.
Electronica 2012 highlights mobile, embedded
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11/7/2012   1 comment
The theme for Electronica 2012 is "Inside Tomorrow," an appropriate reference to the rise of embedded systems and machine-to-machine communications.
Apple, Amazon squeeze costs out of latest tablets
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11/6/2012   Post a comment
Teardowns conducted by IHS iSuppli reveal lower BoM costs on iPad mini, Kindle Fire HD.
Slideshow: ARM server boards, demo from Applied
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11/5/2012   6 comments
Applied showed four prototype boards and an FPGA version of its 64-bit ARM server SoC running a demo of a full Web software stack despite its lack of a working chip.
Slideshow: Highlights from ARM TechCon 2012
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11/5/2012   2 comments
ARM TechCon 2012 featured the latest in ARM-based servers, superphones, a Monster Mash and an "Internet of Wings" powered by Angry Birds.
Slideshow: Highlights from ARM TechCon 2012
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11/5/2012   2 comments
ARM TechCon 2012 featured the latest in ARM-based servers, superphones, a Monster Mash and an "Internet of Wings" powered by Angry Birds.
Slideshow: Highlights from ARM TechCon 2012
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11/5/2012   2 comments
ARM TechCon 2012 featured the latest in ARM-based servers, superphones, a Monster Mash and an "Internet of Wings" powered by Angry Birds.
Linaro ARM server efforts targets Linux code
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11/1/2012   Post a comment
Thirteen companies will develop low level, open source code for Linux-based ARM servers as part of a new group within Linaro, a non-profit open-source collaboration.


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Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
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