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Slideshow: Semi-autonomous features boost driver safety
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5/31/2013   1 comment
While self-driving cars grab headlines, semi-autonomous features are quietly working their way into production vehicles and boosting safety today.
Infineon launches 3-D sensor for gesture recognition
Design How-To  
5/29/2013   1 comment
German chipmaker, working with fabless specialist in time-of-flight image sensors, has introduced 3-D image sensor chips designed to implement touchless gesture recognition.
Wolfson to move integrated MEMS mics to 8in wafers
News & Analysis  
5/28/2013   2 comments
Wolfson Microelectronics is integrating digital signal processing on the same die as its MEMs microphones and moving production to 8in (200mm) wafers in the first to make the move.
HiWave spinoff to develop new haptics, embedded audio
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5/28/2013   Post a comment
Led by HiWave's former CEO and CTO, James Lewis and Chris Travis, start-up Redux Labs has been spun out to advance its Surface Sensation technology for third generation haptic and embedded audio technology.
IPx8 waterproof 11x15x2mm speaker delivers 94dB max SPL
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5/28/2013   Post a comment
Knowles Sound Solutions' Cobra speaker is a 11x15x2mm speaker with 1 Watt of power handling capacity for outstanding loudness in portable consumer devices.
Internet of Things' impact on medical care
Blog  
5/22/2013   1 comment
Healthcare might seem unlikely target application for the Internet of Things technology, but recent developments show small ways that big-data is going to make an impact on patient care moving into the future.
Slideshow: Maker Faire returns to Silicon Valley
News & Analysis  
5/21/2013   8 comments
Our man in Silicon Valley spent his Saturday afternoon taking in Maker Faire and here's a glimpse of some of the makers, robots, LEDs and whatnot he saw there.
Ten percent of notebooks using touch screens
News & Analysis  
5/16/2013   2 comments
Despite the sluggish uptake of Windows 8, nearly 4.6 million notebooks tapped into capacitive touch screen displays last quarter, a figure one market watcher sees rising.
Artificial heart ready for human trial
Design How-To  
5/16/2013   1 comment
France’s Carmat SAS applied medical and aerospace technologies to develop a bioprosthetic artificial heart which has won approval for clinical trials.
‘Sentrollers’ taking over from ‘People’ as the majority population on the Internet, says GreenPeak Technologies
News & Analysis  
5/13/2013   1 comment
GreenPeak Technologies has released a white paper called “Sentrollers and the Internet of Things” where it defines Sentrollers as a new, all-encompassing term for sensors, actuators and controllers – the various devices that make up the new Internet of Things.
Bluetooth low energy temperature sensor platform offers low cost smart monitoring using a smartphone
News & Analysis  
5/13/2013   1 comment
Hong Kong-based National Electronics & Watch Co. Ltd has announced a Bluetooth low energy temperature sensor platform that could reduce the cost of installing smart ambient temperature monitoring networks into homes and commercial buildings by using the simplicity of a smartphone.
Industrial robot helps researchers
Engineering Investigations  
5/10/2013   Post a comment
Rethink Robotics is giving researchers an ability to get up close and personal with its Baxter industrial robot with a new research version they can use to build custom software and applications.
Microsoft's Big Data analytics tames waste
Design How-To  
5/7/2013   1 comment
Microsoft turned to Big Data analytics to optimize its energy consumption on its 560,000 square foot campus with over 20,000 sensors monitoring its indoor environment.
Time-of-flight measurements open up user-interaction scenarios
Design How-To  
5/7/2013   1 comment
Engineers from STMicroelectronics explain that time-of-flight technology enables to measure the distance from the phone to a hand or other object, opening up new user-interaction scenarios that phone manufacturers and app developers can exploit.
Electronics in medicine: Insulin pump design
Design How-To  
5/6/2013   7 comments
Cypress Semiconductor describes the purpose of an insulin pump, its overall workings, and the requirements needed for its design and its implementation.
ST increases accessibility of MEMS motion portfolio
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5/3/2013   Post a comment
Linux Industrial-IO-compatible drivers for entire ST MEMS range shorten development time for motion innovations in multiple market sectors.
Students build electric racing car
Design How-To  
5/3/2013   3 comments
A racing car with electric drive is claimed to power from rest to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and speed round the track without a sound.
Slideshow: Embedded vision group peers into future
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5/1/2013   Post a comment
Embedded vision and the OpenCV library for it are on the rise based on demos, talks and interest at an annual summit.


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