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posted in May 2011
Wireless sensor node includes solar harvesting
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5/31/2011   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories Inc. has introduced a wireless sensor node solution powered by a solar energy harvesting source.
Chip makers join embedded vision group
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5/31/2011   6 comments
More than a dozen vendors including ADI, Freescale, Nvidia and TI have joined a new industry group promoting computer vision in embedded systems.
CONEC SAL series connectors
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5/26/2011   Post a comment
CONEC has developed a sensor actuator line of circular connectors for industrial automation applications.
Meggitt Sensing Systems 8510B series piezoresistive pressure transducers
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5/26/2011   Post a comment
Meggitt Sensing Systems has expanded its Endevco piezoresistive pressure transducer offerings with units that offer high resonance frequencies for accurate measurements over the full audio range, with five times minimum burst pressure and 20K g shock survivability.
Report: Smart grid could cost $476B
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5/24/2011   29 comments
Sensor networks are one of the big emerging opportunities in building a smart grid now estimated to cost nearly half a trillion dollars.
Panel prescribes Rx for Toyota
5/24/2011   1 comment
More local management responsibility urged, along with listening to "external" safety and quality experts.
Wireless-based, solar-powered sensor module offers continuous monitoring of carbon monoxide levels
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5/22/2011   Post a comment
Unitronic is planning to present a wireless-based, solar-powered sensor module for continuous monitoring of the carbon monoxide concentration in various buildings and in industrial applications at SENSOR+TEST 2011 in Nuremberg (Germany) from 7 to 9 June 2011.
Intersection assistant systems make use of car-to-x communications
5/22/2011   4 comments
BMW and Volkswagen have developed prototypes of "smart" intersection assistant systems aiming at improving the safety in blind or complex intersections.
Spray modeling improves engine combustion control and simulation
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5/19/2011   2 comments
Solving emissions and fuel economy problems "in the cylinder" is cost effective compared to aftertreatments.
Renesas Electronics has announced the PH5551A2NA1 digital ambient illuminance sensor
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5/17/2011   Post a comment
Renesas has entered the ambient illuminance sensor market with a device that features an ultra compact, thin package.
Innovation revelation: Engineering the Chevy Volt
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5/13/2011   5 comments
For engineers, development of the Chevy Volt is a ripping yarn which has been likened to a program of "moon shot" proportions.
Libelium enables over the air programming with 802.15.4 and ZigBee
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5/12/2011   Post a comment
Libelium has launched Libelium OTA, a solution that lays the foundation for over the air programming (OTAP) for wireless sensor networks and the Internet of Things, bringing OTA capabilities for the first time to unlicensed frequency bands (2.4GHz, 868MHz, 900MHz) and to low-power communication using protocols such as 802.15.4 and ZigBee.
Texas Instruments TMP103 digital temperature sensor
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5/12/2011   8 comments
TI's new sensors simplify thermal profiling of portable consumer electronics while enabling longer battery life and smaller form factors.
Macro Sensors Eazy-Cal signal conditioner for LVDT position sensors eases calibration
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5/12/2011   Post a comment
The Eazy-Cal from Macro Sensors is what the company claims to be the most user-friendly LVDT signal conditioner.
Sony XCG-H280E GigE camera for intelligent transportation systems
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5/12/2011   Post a comment
Sony Europe's image sensing solutions division has extended its XCG range of GigE machine vision cameras.
Bourns combined torque and angle sensor for electric power assisted steering applications
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5/12/2011   Post a comment
Bourns announced a new combined torque and angle sensor designed for Electric Power Assisted Steering Applications and other automotive systems.
Designing reliable capacitive-touch interfaces (Part 2 of 2)
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5/12/2011   1 comment
Understand how to enhance hardware and software reliability of this increasingly popular user interface for instruments and appliances
NXP: No-big-chip-in-the-middle strategy
5/11/2011   16 comments
Mike Noonen, NXP's senior vice president for global marketing and sales, describes his company's strategy as "no big chip in the middle"--a handset or media tablet without that big fat SoC hogging all the real estate.
ZMDI ZSSC3170 sensor signal conditioner
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5/10/2011   Post a comment
This sensor signal conditioner IC from ZMDI integrates a LIN transceiver, helping to save component costs and board space in automotive applications.
Set of three MEMS sensors creates location-placing solution
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5/10/2011   3 comments
ST announced a complete hardware solution for advanced sensing applications with 10 degrees of freedom.
MOST150 optimizes data bus efficiency
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5/9/2011   Post a comment
The MOST150 infotainment bus system is about to take the place of earlier MOST systems. With its high bandwidth which can be utilized up to nearly 100%, MOST150 is a viable platform for advanced next-gen infotainment systems. Daimler already has gathered experience with the new bus.
Designing reliable capacitive-touch interfaces (Part 1 of 2)
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5/9/2011   Post a comment
Understand how to enhance hardware and software reliability of this increasingly popular user interface for instruments and appliances
Two myths: "there is a Santa Claus"; and "ESC is only about software and tools".
5/4/2011   4 comments
Embedded Systems Conference is getting into analog functions and "real" hardware.
Freescale mechatronics contest taps Tower-powered FreeBots
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5/3/2011   2 comments
In Freescale's Make It Challenge, announced at ESC Silicon Valley, engineers will use a free robot studded with Freescale sensors to create a unique mechatronics application.

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Making the Grade in Industrial Design
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