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4.0-mm profile Inductor delivers high maximum frequency to 2.0-MHz
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3/30/2010   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has launched a new IHLP low-profile, high-current inductor in the 6767 case size.
Practical Embedded Security - Part 1: PPP, Ethernet and ARP
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3/29/2010   Post a comment
This week, Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "Practical Embedded Security" looks at low-level communications protocols, including PPP and Ethernet, and their specific security features and requirements.
Research reveals wireless, laser-powered nanotube speakers
Audio DesignLine Blog  
3/24/2010   Post a comment
New research shows that acoustic speakers made from carbon nanotubes can be powered by lasers, offering the possibility of invisible, wireless speakers that can be attached to any surface.
Report highlights emerging 'killer apps' for MEMS
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3/23/2010   Post a comment
An emerging set of killer applications of micro-electro-mechanical systems is on the horizon, according to Yole Development , which predicts that the total MEMS market will climb from $7 billion in 2009 to over $18 billion in 2015.
Stackpole expands chip resistor array line
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3/16/2010   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics Inc. has added the RAV052D chip array to its convex termination chip resistor array product offering.
Understanding Assembly Language for IA-32 and Intel 64 Architectures - Part 1: Basic overview and instruction set extensions
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3/15/2010   Post a comment
Part 1 of a look at understanding assembly language for IA-32 and Intel 64 architectures offers a basic overview of the instruction sets and details on Streaming SIMD Extensions and Advanced Vector Extensions.
Email: Is energy harvesting for WSNs overhyped?
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3/12/2010   2 comments
A marketing professional with an interest in wireless sensor networks suggests a couple of questions to be put to the panel due to take place at Embedded Systems Conference.
Discrete audio amplifier basics - Part 1: Bipolar junction transistor circuits
Design How-To  
3/10/2010   8 comments
Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "Audio Engineering: Know it All" covers the basics of bipolar junction transistors and looks at some typical BJT audio circuit configurations.
Audio codecs, algorithms target the ARM Cortex-M4
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3/10/2010   Post a comment
Ittiam Systems has announced audio processing software for the ARM Cortex-M4 processor, including a fully optimized implementation of MP3 and WMA decoders, complemented by a set of audio effects and acoustic processing algorithms.
TCP/IP Embedded Internet Applications - The Network Layer, Part 1: The Internet Protocol
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3/8/2010   Post a comment
Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "TCP/IP Embedded Internet Applications" begins with a look at the Internet Protocol, including the IP header, the IP checksum and fragmentation.
Optimizing Embedded Designs for the Intel Atom Processor
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3/8/2010   Post a comment
Designers must understand intricacies involved in hardware, software, and end delivery to select the right Atom-based solution for their embedded devices.
Analog Devices offers WSN transceiver
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3/8/2010   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. has announced today the availability of an RF transceiver targeting short-range wireless systems in the 2.4-GHz ISM band.
Not all touch screens are created equal: how to ensure you are developing a world-class capacitive touch product
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3/8/2010   Post a comment
Understand the key specifications and parameters which are key an effective and reliable capacitive touch screen interface
Email: Where's the top down view of wireless sensor networks?
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3/8/2010   Post a comment
A reader asks "What is the overall blueprint for sensor networks?"
Thin-film resistor offered as high-power, low-cost alternative to thick film
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3/4/2010   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics' sulfur-resistant, thin-film chip resistor provides stability and long-term reliability in industrial applications
ESC: Panel to debate wireless sensor networks
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3/4/2010   4 comments
A panel of experts has been drawn together to discuss the future of wireless sensor networks at the Embedded Systems Conference, which take place April 26 to 29 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.
Unclonable 'silicon DNA' secures RFID tags
News & Analysis  
3/2/2010   Post a comment
Verayo's unclonable chips leverage each chip's unique "silicon DNA" to combat counterfeiting. Extending the concept from military apps to mass-market RFID tags required a tweak of Verayo's authentication technology to free it from reliance on an online database.
Power Tip 21: Watch That Capacitor RMS Ripple Current Rating!
Design How-To  
3/1/2010   3 comments
Understand how RMS ripple current can affect power-supply operation, and what to do about it.


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