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posted in February 2012
EnOcean rolls starter kit to develop energy-autonomous wireless sensors
Product News  
2/28/2012   3 comments
EnOcean GmbH has introduced the ESK 300 starter kit that is said to simplify the testing and development of energy harvesting wireless solutions for OEM partners
Libelium Waspmote Wifi Sensors connect directly to cloud servers and iPhone/Android platforms
Product News  
2/27/2012   1 comment
Libelium's new Wifi module for the Waspmote platform enables sensor nodes to send gathered data to Web servers in the Cloud and to any Smartphone device without the need for a special gateway, easing the deployment of sensor networks.
Energy harvesting, wireless sensor networks & opportunities for industrial applications
Design How-To  
2/27/2012   7 comments
With the will to increase the number of sensors around us and to respect several economic and environmental constraints, researchers and R&D engineers are looking for new green and unlimited energy sources that will allow to remove batteries or wires and to develop autonomous wireless sensor networks with theoretical unlimited lifetimes. These new sources are based on ambient energy.
STMicro toasts 2 billionth MEMS shipped to date
News & Analysis  
2/24/2012   1 comment
STMicroelectronics announced it has shipped two billion MEMS sensors to date which confirmed its top position in micro-electromechanical systems devices for consumer and portable applications.
ISO 26262 cuts electronics complexity risks: Pt. 1- Requirements and assessment flow
Design How-To  
2/23/2012   2 comments
Future development and integration of automotive safety functions will strengthen the need to have safe system development processes and to provide evidence that all reasonable safety objectives are satisfied. ISO 26262 provides guidance to reduce these risks to a tolerable level by providing feasible requirements and processes.
Moving implant, body nets advance at ISSCC
News & Analysis  
2/22/2012   4 comments
Medical electronics researchers showed advances in self-propelled implants, 802.15.6 body area networks and ways to harvest energy from the human body at the ISSCC.
Sound enhancing technology boosts mobile sounds by doubling air volume in loudspeaker
News & Analysis  
2/22/2012   2 comments
Knowles Sound Solutions has launched a sound enhancing technology to increase the acoustic performance in consumer devices with small form factors.
Honeywell PX2 series heavy duty transducers
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2/16/2012   Post a comment
These configurable pressure measurement devices (7 bar to 34 bar) provide reliable performance in moderately harsh media environments.
Maxim Integrated Products MAX31722/MAX31723 are digital thermometers and thermostats
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2/15/2012   Post a comment
Maxim's latest devices are true temperature-to-digital converters that don't require additional components.
e-Learning platform for ZigBee sensor networks accelerates time to market
News & Analysis  
2/12/2012   1 comment
Libelium has launched its e-Learning platform, a training and support capability that provides a highly interactive service for system integrators who need to develop and deploy wireless sensor networks in a short timeframe.
Half-duplex RFID mini-transponders for animal and asset tracking
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2/12/2012   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has announced what it claims to be the world’s smallest half-duplex RFID mini-transponders that enable customers to embed tags into smaller objects across a broader range of applications.
Report: CMOS in, CCD out of image focus
News & Analysis  
2/9/2012   5 comments
Charge coupled device sensors, long a bastion of image equipment, are losing their luster as CMOS image sensors have become dominant.
ST adds 32-bit MCU to 9-axis inertial sensor
Product News  
2/8/2012   4 comments
STMicroelectronics NV has added a 32-bit microcontroller to its iNemo inertial sensor to create a smart multi-sensor module. The module is sampling and is set for volume production in 2Q12.
Mobile virtualization: Next phase of BYOD
Design How-To  
2/6/2012   Post a comment
Mobile virtualization will let users manage their work and their lives on one phone, without compromising enterprise security or their own privacy.
Configuring mobile device sensors to ensure optimal performance
Design How-To  
2/6/2012   1 comment
The Android platform is not optimized for real-time sensor data acquisition. Intelligent algorithms will help guarantee the reliability of virtual-sensor information to give developers a uniform platform environment.
Battery fuel gauge: factual or fallacy?
Design How-To  
2/2/2012   Post a comment
Measuring stored energy capacity is easy; doing it accurately is a whole different ballgame.
Aircraft industry heads upward
Military & Aerospace Blog  
2/1/2012   Post a comment
Analysts project 9.3% growth in 2012.


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