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Semtech SX8654/55/56/57/58 low-power 4/5-wire resistive touchscreen controllers
Product News  
7/29/2011   1 comment
Semtech's 4D touchscreen controller, which integrates proximity and pressure inputs with no additional components, is targeted at next-generation handheld applications.
NXP KMA210 position sensors for automotive applications
Product News  
7/28/2011   3 comments
NXP Semiconductors' new generation of automotive position sensors incorporates its latest magnetoresistive sensor chip and a signal conditioning ASIC developed using its advanced Silicon on Insulator (SOI) process technology.
Datasheets.com: Finding the right part just got easier
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7/28/2011   24 comments
With the launch of Datasheets.com, EDN and UBM Electronics provide engineers access to over 185 million parts, with features such as comparison, parametric search, search save, and alerts.
Researchers to link brain, artificial limbs
News & Analysis  
7/27/2011   12 comments
Four universities won a $1.2 million grant to develop prosthetics that deliver sensory information to patients and can be controlled by their thoughts.
Designing graphene into transparent and lightweight speakers
Research  
7/27/2011   5 comments
Researchers Jyongsik Jang and coworkers from Seoul National University have used inkjet printing and vapour deposition to deposit graphene oxide onto poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF), which is then reduced to create a graphene film. This demonstrates not only a new method for making controlled graphene films, but also a new use for the material: for making a thin transparent loudspeaker.
Audio Pixels Holdings Limited signs joint development agreement with Sony Corporation of Japan
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7/27/2011   Post a comment
Audio Pixels Holdings Limited has announced that it has signed a Joint Development Agreement with Sony Corporation of Japan for the development of its patented low cost micro-electro mechanical ("MEMS") digital speakers.
Integrated radar front end trims system cost and size
Design How-To  
7/26/2011   5 comments
Integrated automotive chip allows multiple applications in an efficient package—while on-chip signal conditioning and data capture let design engineers program settings for different driving conditions.
Haptics technology: picking up good vibrations
Design How-To  
7/24/2011   14 comments
Understand the existing and new techniques for implementing this motion-transducer function
RFID growth potential remains strong despite current apparel rollout slowdown
Research  
7/24/2011   1 comment
Despite the 2008-2009 economic setbacks, the RFID market rebounded nicely in 2010, growing slightly more than 14% to reach roughly USD 5.3 billion.
A Volt for a week
Blog  
7/22/2011   16 comments
I have a Chevy Volt to drive for a week. If you have any questions on the car or its operation, post them here and I'll try and answer them.
Chevy Volt relies on adroit suppliers
Design How-To  
7/21/2011   Post a comment
What does it take to bring the Chevy Volt to market? Suppliers of advanced technology that can deliver on time—and on budget.
Near-field communications has far-reaching effect on markets
Design How-To  
7/19/2011   1 comment
Ensuring reliability, security and ease of use are crucial goals for any near-field communications solution, since consumer acceptance is at the heart of the NFC’s success.
Toshiba America Electronic Components T4K05 image sensor
Product News  
7/13/2011   1 comment
Toshiba is getting ready to sample later this month a highly sensitive CMOS image sensor with back-side illumination technology.
Robots get Kinect's 'eyes and ears'
News & Analysis  
7/13/2011   13 comments
Microsoft is adding its Kinect gesture recognition hardware to robots using the company's free Robotics Developer Studio.
PlotWatt wins GE Ecomagination Challenge with personalized smart meter data analysis
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7/10/2011   Post a comment
The PlotWatt residential product's algorithms analyze smart meter data for individuals in real-time to figure out appliance-level energy cost without monitoring the individual appliances.
Ambient electromagnetic energy harvesting drives small electronic devices
Research  
7/10/2011   9 comments
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered a way to capture and harness energy transmitted by such sources as radio and television transmitters, cell phone networks and satellite communications systems.
9-axis IMU BAN supports full body motion capture, gesture recognition
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7/10/2011   Post a comment
Movea's MEMS-based MotionPod solution can be used to enable more realistic avatar motion for gaming or highly accurate biomechanical analysis for sports applications.
PXI/MOST interface ensures end-of-line test quality
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7/8/2011   Post a comment
Detailed compliance testing eliminates faults and ensures performance of different MOST interfaces in the same network.
Wireless automotive audio uses minimum power, bandwidth
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7/8/2011   Post a comment
ISM-band technology offers EMI immunity while providing lossless audio.
Engineering a DIY EV!
Design How-To  
7/8/2011   7 comments
Ever think about building your own electric car? Well, here's one engineer who did!
Spectrum Sensors & Controls XL403A accelerometers
Product News  
7/7/2011   Post a comment
Spectrum Sensors & Controls has introduced a line of quick-ship analog accelerometers available in customer-specified configurations and fully calibrated.
Baolab creates ultra-low cost 3D digital MEMS compasses in CMOS
Product News  
7/6/2011   2 comments
The BLBC3-D NanoCompass from Baolab Microsystems is the first product that will be made using the company's NanoEMS technology, which enables nanoscale MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) to be built using standard high-volume CMOS lines and to be fully integrated monolithically with the analogue and digital electronics.
TAOS TSL2x72 series ambient light and proximity detection sensors
Product News  
7/4/2011   Post a comment
Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions' latest sensor family is designed to create the widest dynamic range of operation necessary for mobile products to adapt to all lighting conditions.
Premo DSR5 family of Hall effect sensors
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7/4/2011   Post a comment
Premo has introduced a new series of Hall Effect sensors designed for a single supply voltage of +5V.


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