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Programmable logic, SoC simplify power steering, accessory control
Design How-To  
1/31/2012   1 comment
Using an integrated system-on-chip reduces both product and project costs.
Vishay VLMx1300 series of LEDs
Product News  
1/27/2012   2 comments
Vishay's latest ChipLEDs in white and a range of colors boast high brightness in the smallest surface-mount package.
Printed electronics startup plans pilot production line
News & Analysis  
1/26/2012   1 comment
PragmatIC Printing Ltd., a developer of printed electronic technology, has announced plans to begin pilot-scale production at the government-backed Centre for Process Innovation in Redcar, Northern England.
Qualcomm buys MEMS display startup, reportedly for $175M
News & Analysis  
1/25/2012   7 comments
Communications technology company Qualcomm Inc. has bought fabless MEMS display startup Pixtronix Inc.
Fabless firm offers MEMS optical IC platform
News & Analysis  
1/25/2012   1 comment
Si-Ware Systems Ltd., a fabless chip and design service company, has announced its SiMOST platform for the creation of single-chip optical systems.
MOST150 points to technology tipping point
Design How-To  
1/24/2012   Post a comment
Carefully balancing technological possibilities, real market requirements, and economic considerations, it is important to show a clear cost-down technological roadmap. But several aspects need to be addressed, including data transport capacity (bitrate), physical media, and topology options.
Plastic memory firm signs partners for printed systems
Research  
1/24/2012   5 comments
Thin Film Electronics ASA (Oslo, Norway), a developer of ferroelectric polarization polymer memory, has joined forces with a number of partners to develop a low-cost printed electronic sensor platform that could be used to monitor the temperature of perishable goods such as food and pharmaceuticals.
High-tech conference promises help with design
Memory Designline Blog  
1/24/2012   Post a comment
DesignCon 2012 starts January 30 and ends February 2nd in the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Auto show musings
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
1/23/2012   14 comments
You may have missed these under reported developments coming from the recent auto shows.
Texas Instruments shows off Pico HD projector
News & Analysis  
1/21/2012   11 comments
At CES, Texas Instruments was keeping its eye on the big picture, through its littlest chipsets. The firm was literally beaming as it showed off its latest generation of DLP projector chipset, the Pico HD, capable of HD WXGA resolution projections from up to 100 inches away.
What were they thinking: Patent Crazy in LEDs
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
1/20/2012   3 comments
Seoul Semiconductor claims to have 10,000 patents about LEDs. I wanted to put that claim to the test…
Avago Technologies ASMT-FJ70 and ASMT-FG70 flash LEDs
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1/20/2012   Post a comment
Avago Technologies enables thinner digital cameras with small-footprint auto-focus auxiliary flash LEDs.
Teardown: The power inverter - from sunlight to power grid
Design How-To  
1/19/2012   2 comments
This teardown of a solar inverter card traces the path of harvested DC power from the photovoltaic panel, through boost conversion, power inverter and massive filtering of the created AC power signal required by the power grid.
Leverage Ethernet to improve passenger safety, comfort, and convenience
Design How-To  
1/19/2012   4 comments
As homes become more digitally sophisticated, consumers are developing higher expectations for connectivity and greater levels of safety and comfort in their home away from home—their vehicle. As a result, in-vehicle electronics are growing in number and complexity. Collision warning, comfort controls, infotainment, and advanced driver assistance are just some of today’s sophisticated and diverse applications generating an increasing need for bandwidth and connectivity within and between in-vehi
Samsung budgets for logic and OLED investment spree
News & Analysis  
1/17/2012   12 comments
Amidst a troubled global economy Samsung has set a record investment budget for 2012 of 47.8 trillion won (about $41.7 billion) for its operations, according to reports.
Flexible OLED displays
Research  
1/17/2012   7 comments
A program of research into flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays has begun at Holst Center (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) and IMEC (Leuven, Belgium).
Renesas Electronics 405nm blue-violet laser diode, the NV4V31MF.
Product News  
1/12/2012   Post a comment
Renesas Electronics and California Eastern Laboratories are now sampling a high precision 405nm blue-violet laser diode, the NV4V31MF.
Guest commentary: CFLs and their "issues"
Engineering Pop Culture!  
1/10/2012   59 comments
A newsletter reader responds with some thoughtful points about CFLs, reliability, and more
HTML5 platform for infotainment systems debuts at CES
Product News  
1/9/2012   1 comment
QNX software platform allows automakers to customize user experience and leverage rapidly evolving mobile applications.
Fluorescence imaging improves prostate cancer diagnosis
Design How-To  
1/5/2012   1 comment
Understand how a combination of electronic and optical techniques combine for a more effective instrument for this complex imaging challenge
Out of Europe: Top auto electronics articles 2011
Design How-To  
1/3/2012   Post a comment
As with elsewhere in the world, there is interest in EV and hybrid electric technologies.


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