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posted in September 2010
ADI ADXRS453 MEMS gyroscope
Product News  
9/30/2010   1 comment
Analog Devices unveiled the ADXRS453 iMEMS gyroscope, which offers higher accuracy in harsh environments.
Netherlands center posts 20 research jobs
News & Analysis  
9/29/2010   4 comments
A research center in the Netherlands has posted 20 job openings for technical people, particularly for those with experience in advanced lighting technology and body area networks for health and wellness monitoring.
Sensor Products Tactilus heat-sink analysis system
Product News  
9/29/2010   1 comment
The Tactilus heat-sink analysis system detects surface contact and pressure distribution between a CPU and a heat sink.
Continua expands specs, adds Microsoft
News & Analysis  
9/28/2010   3 comments
The Continua Health Alliance has expanded its suite of design guidelines with new personal and wide-area wireless interfaces for home health systems and added Microsoft Corp. as a member.
The nose knows what we don't: is "smell" the final transducer frontier?
Blog  
9/28/2010   28 comments
We have incredible sensors for every phenomenon except scent; will that change soon?
Vishay's WSLP0805 power metal strip resistor
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9/27/2010   Post a comment
Check out Vishay’s surface-mount Power Metal Strip resistor that it claims is the industry's first 0.5-W current sensing resistor in the compact 0805 package size.
Processor fuses multiple imaging streams to sense vehicle surroundings
Design How-To  
9/24/2010   18 comments
With automotive vision systems proliferating, processor architecture can combine various image sources for tasks such as object detection and lane departure warning.
RFID security - Part 4: Management of RFID security
Design How-To  
9/23/2010   Post a comment
Part 4 of an excerpt from the book "Wireless Security: Know it All" covers risk and vulnerability assessment, as well as how to manage risks and threats.
FitBit blends wireless, MCUs and MEMS with online interface
Teardown  
9/22/2010   20 comments
The FitBit personal fitness monitor combines wireless, MEMS and cutting-edge algorithms and packaging to keep us in shape, but behind its sleek design are lessons for any designer and aspiring inventor looking to turn what seems to be a simple idea into a truly viable, competitive end product.
FitBit teardown at ESC: Exploring the confluence of MCUs, wireless and MEMS
Blog  
9/19/2010   6 comments
With its combination of wireless, low-power processing and MEMS, few personal fitness monitors are as hot as the FitBit, which is why it’s going under the knife at this week’s ESC in Boston on Tuesday. However, this isn’t just another teardown: not by a long shot.
Maxim's MAX6581 8-channel temperature sensor
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9/17/2010   Post a comment
Maxim's latest temperature sensor provides ±1 degree Celsius accuracy to monitor multiple hot spots with only a single I2C address.
A Common Personal Health Research Platform—SHIMMER and BioMOBIUS (Part 3 of 3)
Design How-To  
9/16/2010   Post a comment
Explore this hardware platform and software environment for developing personal medical prototype research tools to acquire data and assess results
A Common Personal Health Research Platform—SHIMMER and BioMOBIUS (Part 2 of 3)
Design How-To  
9/16/2010   2 comments
Explore this hardware platform and software environment for developing personal medical prototype research tools to acquire data and assess results
Do-it-yourself: is this the best of times, the worst of times--or maybe both?
Blog  
9/16/2010   24 comments
Today's technology is a mixed-bag for home-based experimenters and hobbyists
A Common Personal Health Research Platform—SHIMMER and BioMOBIUS (Part 1 of 3)
Design How-To  
9/15/2010   4 comments
Explore this hardware platform and software environment for developing personal medical prototype research tools to acquire data and assess results
2010 TI Engibous student competition proves the kids are (still) alright
Engineering Pop Culture!  
9/14/2010   2 comments
The university-level analog-centric contest shows that there's innovation and hard work being done by these aspiring engineers.
Researchers develop image sensor for rough environments
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9/10/2010   Post a comment
For automotive applications requiring very low and very high ambient temperatures, scientists from the Fraunhofer institute for microelectronic systems (Duisburg, Germany) has developed a CMOS image sensor capable of working at an extended temperature range from -40 through 115 degrees Celsius.
Transmit/receive chipset for portable ultrasound systems offers eight channels, superior imaging
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9/7/2010   Post a comment
Four-IC set (LM96511, LM96530, LM96550, LM96570) from National Semiconductor integrates all major front-end functions; includes reference design, evaluation kits, development tools
Motion-sensing remotes: A ‘must’ for Web TVs and set-tops?
News & Analysis  
9/6/2010   14 comments
Movea, a CEA-Leti spin-off, has launched MotionIC platform designed to let OEMs quickly integrate two to nine axes of motion processing and control in their new consumer devices.
MAX1441 one-chip proximity/touch sensor solution
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9/2/2010   Post a comment
Maxim’s MAX1441 is a fully integrated, 2-channel, proximity and touch sensor IC for automotive passive-entry (PRKE) and user-control systems.
Measuring fetal heart rates accurately and safely--without ultrasound
Design How-To  
9/1/2010   8 comments
Sensors, DSP, LabVIEW and National Instruments hardware combine for innovative, optical-based design


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Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Max Maxfield

Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

latest comment mhrackin Where's the "empty bin" link?
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