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ST launches tiny 3-axis analog gyroscope for gaming, GPS, appliances, robotics
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8/30/2011   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has announced a high performance, 3-axis analog gyroscope, the L3G3250A, that measures 3.5x3x1 mm, with a footprint of 10.5 mm3, nearly 40% smaller than current generation.
Tech Trends: Security concerns for next-generation automotive electronics
Design How-To  
8/26/2011   6 comments
With the remote connectivity now possible with telematics, critical systems could be maliciously tampered with by exploiting vulnerabilities in the car’s embedded systems.
Surround haptics extend tactile perception into simulation environments
Research  
8/23/2011   3 comments
A new tactile technology developed at Disney Research, Pittsburgh (DRP), called Surround Haptics, makes it possible for video game players and film viewers to feel a wide variety of sensations, from the smoothness of a finger being drawn against skin to the jolt of a collision.
ST's new digital gyroscope has superior sensor resolution and audio/mechanical noise immunity
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8/23/2011   Post a comment
The L3GD20 three-axis digital-output gyroscope from STMicroelectronics combines high sensing resolution with outstanding immunity to audio noise and vibrations.
85% of payment terminals shipped worldwide will be contactless-enabled in 2016, says ABI Research
Research  
8/21/2011   1 comment
Recent developments in contactless payment technology are generating renewed interest, and suggest that the long-delayed dream of comprehensive contactless payment systems may finally be approaching reality.
Bits from Hot Chips: Robots, Cisco, Oracle
News & Analysis  
8/19/2011   9 comments
Researchers demonstrated personal robots, Oracle discussed its latest server processor and Cisco described an Ethernet chip on the last day of Hot Chips.
Dead reckoning fills-in GPS navigation gap
Design How-To  
8/18/2011   9 comments
Dead reckoning aids traditional GPS navigation via intelligent algorithms based on a vehicle’s distance and directional changes during GPS signal interruption.
Microchip's mTouch AR1100 USB Touch-Screen Controller features low cost and easy integration
Product News  
8/15/2011   Post a comment
Building upon the AR1000 Analog Resistive Touch-Screen Controller series, the AR1100 controller is a high-performance, USB plug-and-play device that offers advanced calibration capabilities as a USB mouse or single-input digitizer. 
EMI scans verify chip design and accelerate time-to-market
Design How-To  
8/11/2011   3 comments
Very-near-field electromagnetic scanning technology displays spatial and spectral emissions profiles and avoids issues in later, more costly testing at the module, system, or complete vehicle level.
Epson E and M series sensing platforms
Product News  
8/10/2011   Post a comment
Epson's latest sensing platforms simplify development of consumer applications incorporating motion sensing and control.
Hamamatsu G10768-1024D InGaAs linear image sensors and the C10854 multichannel detector head
Product News  
8/10/2011   2 comments
Hamamatsu Photonics' image sensors and multichannel detector have been designed to meet increasing industrial requirements for detecting foreign bodies on-line in the near infrared range.
Rare earths get rarer
News & Analysis  
8/8/2011   42 comments
Supplies of rare earth materials are tightening, prompting manufacturers to seek alternatives.
Energy harvesting could reach a USD4.4 billion market in 2021
Research  
8/7/2011   1 comment
In 2011, IDTechEx research finds that the amount of money spent on energy harvesters will be USD0.7Bn, with several hundred developers involved throughout the value chain.
Dongbu aids Chinese image sensor entry
News & Analysis  
8/2/2011   3 comments
Foundry Dongbu HiTek Co. Ltd. has announced it has begun volume production of high dynamic range CMOS image sensor chips for BYD Microelectronics, a subsidiary of BYD Co. Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer of products ranging from batteries to electric vehicles.
Fleet data loggers tackle real-world testing
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8/2/2011   Post a comment
Notebook-based solutions cannot handle automotive temperature extremes, nor boot up fast enough.
Flexible EEG headset permits home-based diagnosis and care
Design How-To  
8/1/2011   3 comments
Using innovative sensor technology, IMEC researchers have demonstrated a lightweight headset that captures brain signals.


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