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posted in January 2013
Custom EQing headphones for your ears
Audio DesignLine Blog  
1/30/2013   4 comments
Finding out the perceived frequency response of your combined headphone/ear 'system' and compensating for it using parametric equalization can offer some eye-opening benefits. But finding an EQ solution isn't always easy.
Tiny audio transducer delivers 80dBA SPL
Product News  
1/30/2013   Post a comment
Model TRSTE-5025 from Transducers USA is a surface mount audio transducer producing a very high sound pressure level of 80dBA minimum in a miniscule 5x5x2mm package.
Embedded vision boosts driver-assistance designs
Design How-To  
1/22/2013   1 comment
Automakers look to a common ‘smart’ platform from which they can introduce and deploy driver assistance systems. Embedded vision technologies are one approach.
Using SoCs for portable medical equipment
Design How-To  
1/21/2013   3 comments
Cypress Semiconductor explains that using SoCs in portable medical electronics applications makes design simpler, protects IP, and provides novel methods to implement product-differentiating functionality that can make FDA certification simpler.
Honeywell rolls 6 degrees of freedom inertial measurement unit, 6-D motion variant
Product News  
1/17/2013   1 comment
6-dimensional motion sensor enables precise control and increases accuracy, stability, safety, and operator productivity
Q&A: Trends in the medical embedded market
Design How-To  
1/15/2013   Post a comment
Jens Unrath at Kontron discusses emerging trends and electronics innovations in the medical market.
Broadcom CTO on UHDTV and Wi-Fi in everything
News & Analysis  
1/11/2013   19 comments
Broadcom co-founder Henry Samueli identified three key trends at the Consumer Electronics Show of 2013.
CES slideshow: Gadgets galore at opener
News & Analysis  
1/7/2013   11 comments
A trend at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show is the proliferation of devices using wireless and sensors while leveraging apps running on smartphones and tablets. Here are some examples.
Sports and wellness drive mobile health device shipments past 30 million in 2012
Research  
1/7/2013   Post a comment
?A slew of new devices leveraging improved connectivity to mobile handsets have fueled strong growth for wearable wireless mHealth devices in 2012. By the end of the year, nearly 30 million devices will have shipped, up 37% on 2011 shipments, according to ABI Research.
Your Invite to Our IoT Party
News & Analysis  
1/7/2013   Post a comment
This brand new Designline aims to be a destination for technologists on the emerging Internet of Things. Jump in and help us make it great.
MEMS, iPhone mics, and impressive growth
Blog  
1/4/2013   Post a comment
MIG managing director Karen Lightman reveals the secret about who's supplying MEMS microphones to Apple.


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