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posted in October 2012
Who holds power in wireless charging?
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10/30/2012   12 comments
Proponents say 2013 will be a breakthrough year for wireless charging of technology, but others ask which standard will hold sway.
Plessey sensor detects driver fatigue
Design How-To  
10/29/2012   3 comments
Plessey Semiconductors has developed a system for detecting driver fatigue based on its electric potential sensor technology.
Top and bottom port silicon MEMS microphones with matching frequency responses
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has released the WM7121 and WM7132 high performance top and bottom port silicon analogue micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) microphones with matching frequency responses.
Rohm joins leadership of energy-harvest group
Design How-To  
10/18/2012   2 comments
Japanese chip company Rohm has announced it is taking a leadership role in the EnOcean Alliance, an industry group working on standards for energy harvesting and wireless technology for use in energy efficient buildings.
WirelessHART & IP wireless sensor networks achieve lowest power consumption at less than 50µA per node
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10/18/2012   Post a comment
Linear Technology's Dust Networks product group introduced the industry’s lowest power IEEE 802.15.4E compliant wireless sensor networking products.
London Calling: Fireworks at Electronica
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10/15/2012   Post a comment
The biannual Electronica exhibition in Munich, Germany, returns in November under a cloud of economic angst. Can the event help shake up the tech sector?
Melexis’ MEMS MLX90809 pressure sensors are rugged and accurate
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10/11/2012   Post a comment
Melexis has rolled out the first of its line of commercial, off-the-shelf, packaged MEMS pressure sensors.
Atmel gloved-touch controller family expands in automotive
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10/10/2012   Post a comment
The Atmel mXT143E and mXT224E touch controllers are designed for small automotive touchscreens and touchpads up to 7 inches in diameter.
Endoscopy, X-rays drive image sensor demand
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10/10/2012   Post a comment
The medical image sensor market is expected to grow at a 9 percent compounded annual growth through 2017, a market researcher said.
Maxim Integrated to demo new wearable vital signs monitoring shirt at electronica 2012
Research  
10/8/2012   1 comment
Maxim Integrated Products is collaborating with Clearbridge VitalSigns and Orbital Research to produce a reference design for a highly integrated, telehealth fitness (‘Fit’) shirt that enables patient monitoring and lowers the cost of medical diagnoses.
Software framework helps designers to develop car-to-x applications
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10/8/2012   Post a comment
At the ITS World Congress 2012 to be held later this year in Vienna, Scientists from Fraunhofer ESK will demonstrate the car-to-x framework they developed. By means of the platform, developers can implement complex car-to-x applications such as collaborative driver assistance systems.
Wearable monitoring system provides clinical support to patients at home
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10/8/2012   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics announced it is providing wearable body sensor technologies to power the new BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System from Preventice for the detection and monitoring of non-lethal cardiac arrhythmias for ambulatory patients.
High-voltage battery sensor extends Li-ion battery life
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10/5/2012   Post a comment
Chip maker Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the fourth generation of its high-voltage sensor for drive train batteries in e-cars.
Curtiss-Wright rolls Core i7-based processor for harsh environments
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10/4/2012   Post a comment
Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions has introduced the VPX6-1957, a high performance Intel Architecture-based OpenVPX processing engine that features the Intel 3rd Gen Core i7 Quad-Core processor.


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