AES 131st Convention photo gallery Audio DesignLine Blog 10/26/2011 Post a comment A photo gallery from the show floor of the recent 131st AES Convention in NYC includes photos of everything from exhibits and audio product demos to audio publications and even an electromechanical Rastafarian!
CNSE expands research in CIGS solar cells News & Analysis 10/24/2011 3 comments CNSE in a partnership with Sematech has launched the Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, NY, to engage with the solar energy community to work on increasing the performance of CIGS solar cells.
TECH TRENDS: Front-end voice activation improves auto safety Design How-To 10/20/2011 7 comments The real problem for drivers is distractions, and the desire for additional productivity or entertainment that creates them. Distractions can be reduced through voice user interfaces to control the car without looking at buttons, and without having to touch them. Front-end voice activation is the next step in improving user interfaces.
Wireless window contacts benefit from energy harvesting sensors Research 10/16/2011 3 comments Research scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS in Duisburg have now developed wireless window contacts which indicate when a house's windows are open or closed. The fail-safe system uses sensors that harvest the energy they need to run from ambient radio signals.
Image Gallery: Inside IMEC News & Analysis 10/12/2011 11 comments A tour of the IMEC research institute in Belgium generated news on everything from 450-mm wafers and EUV lithography to UWB and 60-GHz wireless.
Plessey samples electric potential sensor Product News 10/10/2011 6 comments Plessey Semiconductors is now able to sample an electric potential sensor that detects changes in electric field, in contact, at a distance, through clothing and even through walls.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.