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2.4 GHz industrial wireless Ethernet products for M2M data communications
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4/29/2010   Post a comment
AvaLAN Wireless Systems, Inc., a provider of outdoor long-range industrial wireless Ethernet products, announces a secure, robust 2.4-GHz solution offering 38 non-overlapping independent operating channels.
TI unveils lowest power JFET-input audio operational amplifiers
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4/29/2010   Post a comment
Extending its Burr-Brown Audio line, Texas Instruments has introduced a family of JFET-input op amps featuring ultra-low noise and distortion to maximize audio system quality and performance.
ESC: Bioengineer calls for personal health devices
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4/28/2010   2 comments
A growing set of nano-scale devices are emerging from the lab that someday will power handheld devices that can provide custom health care advice by marrying novel bioengineering components with existing computer and consumer technologies, said Luke P. Lee, professor of bioengineering at a talk at the Embedded Systems Conference.
ESC - CebaFlex FPGA-based subsystem boards boost protocol processing up to 10x
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4/28/2010   Post a comment
CebaFlex FPGA-based subsystem boards boost protocol processing up to 10x. The PCIe-enabled CPU-offload solution reduces time to market, lowers power consumption, and increases ROI through fast and easy in-system upgrades.
NXT acquires Audium Semiconductor's IP to offer USB-powered loudspeakers
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4/27/2010   Post a comment
NXT plc announced the strategic purchase of the IP of Audium Semiconductor and associated assets. The company intends to use Audium ICs to produce complete audio platforms incorporating its Balanced Mode Radiator technology together with ultra-efficient power amplifiers.
ESC - Wi2Wi introduces industrial temp WLAN-Bluetooth module
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4/27/2010   Post a comment
The W2CBW009Di industrial temp WLAN-Bluetooth module from Wi2Wi measures a mere 16mm x 16mm x 2.1mm and operates in temps of -40C to +85C.
Low-Power Intel Architecture Platform for In-Vehicle Infotainment - Part 1: Overview
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Part 1 of this white paper presents an overview of the key technology blocks that make up the Intel-based IVI platform, as well as the challenges faced in optimizing and incorporating these into the platform.
Netronome debuts cards, system for packet processing
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Netronome will debut at the Multicore Expo two PCI Express Gen2 adapter cards and a chassis-based system using its 40-core network processor announced late last year at a time when rival Cavium Networks is expected to announce a 32-core device.
ESC - NFE-3240 is highest performance PCIe Gen2 acceleration card
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Netronome's NFE-3240 PCIe Gen2 acceleration card delivers first 2-port 10-gigabit Ethernet with enhanced I/O virtualization support.
The RCA phono plug: An outdated relic?
Audio DesignLine Blog  
4/21/2010   7 comments
When it came to choosing the RCA phono plug as a standard for consumer audio (and video) applications, "cheap" and "simple" clearly won out over technical considerations.
Digitizer board supports 12-bit, 500 MS/s with 350MHz of input analog bandwidth
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4/20/2010   Post a comment
The CompuScope 1250X is what manufacturer DynamicSignals LLC claims to be the world's highest fidelity high-speed digitizer.
Email: Monitoring can drive 25% power savings
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4/20/2010   Post a comment
A reader writes about his experience installing a power monitoring system across three states in the U.S. northwest.
7 Tips for Getting Started with Multicore
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4/19/2010   Post a comment
This white paper offers seven tips to help developers make the first step in using multicore devices.
WIRELESS - Digi Zigbee and Ethernet modules enable wireless building automation control
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4/15/2010   Post a comment
Minnetonka, Minn. - Control Solutions is using Digi International's XBee-PRO ZB ZigBee modules and Digi Connect ME Ethernet modules to develop a BACnet-to-ZigBee building automation controller with Babel Buster BB2-7040.
ST VP to head micro-nanotechnology cluster
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4/15/2010   Post a comment
Loic Lietar, corporate vice president of STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland), has been appointed president of Grenoble-based Minalogic applications cluster for micro-nanotechnology and embedded systems.
Liquavista raises $9.5 million for e-reader push
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4/14/2010   Post a comment
Liquavista BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) has announced that it has closed a Series D round of funding of 7 million euros (about $9.5 million). The company said the money would be used to accelerate the commercialization of its electrowetting display technology and its appearance in products in 2011.
Intel touts personal energy management
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4/14/2010   4 comments
Intel's CEO declared the "era of personal energy management" during the chip maker's developer's forum in Beijing this week.
Plastic Logic, Merck to deploy novel organics
News & Analysis  
4/13/2010   1 comment
Chemicals giant Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) and Plastic Logic GmbH (Dresden, Germany), the developer of the Que e-reader, have announced plans to develop, test and commercialize novel lisicon-type organic semiconductors from Merck in Plastic Logic's displays.
Extreme Design: Monitoring and Controlling Particle Beams in Real Time
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4/12/2010   Post a comment
Understand an accelerator's particle-beam measurement and control challenge, and how engineers met it with leading-edge digitizing systems and associated techniques
Acoustics and Psychoacoustics Applied - Part 1: Listening room design
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4/7/2010   1 comment
Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "Acoustics and Psychoacoustics", 4th edition, examines optimal speaker placement, IEC rooms, room energy evolution, LEDE rooms, non-environment rooms, and diffuse reflection rooms.
Computer storage firm files for $55 million IPO
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4/6/2010   Post a comment
With a number of successful IPOs held in the recent past, including that of MaxLinear Corp. (Carlsbad, Calif.), Nexsan Technologies Inc. (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) is the latest company to try and join the rush to the watering hole the public markets.
India's Ghodawat orders wind turbine controls from AMSC
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4/6/2010   Post a comment
Ghodawat Energy Pvt. Ltd. has awarded an initial order worth $20 million of full wind turbine electrical control systems from American Superconductor Corporation.
Startup offers maskless litho for PCB production
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4/6/2010   1 comment
Maskless Lithography Inc. (San Jose, Calif.), a 2005 startup led by a group of electronics industry veterans, is offering a direct-write digital imaging technology for printed circuit board (PCB) production.
Telecom providers hungry for 100G, but price averse
News & Analysis  
4/6/2010   1 comment
Big telecommunications providers are hungry for higher density systems, but they are concerned about the high costs of the first 100 Gigabit Ethernet systems coming this year and the need to transition to IPv6, according to an NTT chief technologist who shared details of a recent evaluation of core routers.
BOARDS - 6U OpenVPX NPN240 features dual NVIDIA CUDA-enabled processors
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4/5/2010   Post a comment
GE Intelligent Platforms' 6U OpenVPX NPN240 features dual NVIDIA CUDA-enabled processors. GPGPU technology delivers supercomputer capabilities in small, rugged, high-density embedded systems with potential performance in the thousands of gigaflops.
BOARDS - Curtiss-Wright expands memory on ruggedized buffer memory card to 8G
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4/2/2010   Post a comment
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has doubled the memory from 4G to 8G on the MM-6171, its high-density, high-speed DDR2 SDRAM Buffer Memory XMC card. The rugged, small form factor mezzanine module, available in air- and conduction-cooled variants, supports the latest high-speed serial fabrics - such as PCI Express (PCIe) and Serial RapidIO (SRIO) - to deliver higher bi-directional bandwidths than available with earlier PMC card designs.


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Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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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
Max Maxfield
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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 ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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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
Karen Field
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

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