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posted in September 2011
Advanced Thermal Solutions MS 1000-CS-WC candlestick sensor
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9/29/2011   3 comments
Advanced Thermal Solutions has unveiled a flexible, robust candlestick sensor that can simultaneously measure both temperature and air velocity for characterizing thermal conditions in electronic systems.
Azoteq IQS243 capacitive sensor controller
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9/29/2011   1 comment
Azoteq's 3-channel capacitive sensor controller can work reliably through glass up to 15mm thick and achieves proximity detection up to 150mm.
Cypress Gen4 touchscreen controllers deliver high SNR, fast refresh, zero display noise
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9/28/2011   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has introduced a new Gen4 family of TrueTouch touchscreen controllers. According to the company, the Gen4 family delivers the world’s highest Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) in real world applications and is the first and only touchscreen IC that delivers built-in 10V Tx to drive the touch panel at 10V.
TI's new 6LoWPAN sub-1GHz solutions deliver mesh wireless Internet connectivity
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9/28/2011   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced new sub-1 GHz 6LoWPAN solutions, aimed at providing a gateway for remote, low-cost wireless sensors to connect to the Internet and a wireless extension of wired IPv6 infrastructures.
Cypress’s Gen4 TrueTouch touchscreen controllers were worth the wait
9/28/2011   4 comments
Cypress's Dhwani Vyas put it best, "Finally [we] have the part I have been waiting for!" He was referring to the company's new Gen4 family of touchscreen controllers that are the first to feature an ARM 32-bit core, along with proprietary LCD noise cancellation technology called DisplayArmor that eliminates the need for an extra shield layer of glass and its associated air gap, thereby reducing display thickness by up to 1 mm and lowering overall cost and weight.
TI releases plug-and-play 6LoWPAN products
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9/27/2011   4 comments
TI's 6LoWPAN sub-1GHz solutions target mesh wireless Internet connectivity for metering, security, street lighting, building automation and other applications.
Demonstration platforms suggest wireless BANs’ potential
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9/26/2011   Post a comment
To be universally accepted and used for health monitoring, BANs should consist of inexpensive, small, intelligent nodes.
Wireless body area networks: What engineers need to know
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9/26/2011   5 comments
With body area networks viewed as a solution for spiraling health care costs and provider shortages, wireless standards groups and the IEEE are embracing BAN technology.
Smart grid: Slow buildout begins
Special Report  
9/26/2011   8 comments
Communications integration; advanced control, sensing, metering and metrics; and a human interface methodology are still on the smart grid architects’ to-do list.
Smart grid taps evolutionary concepts for radical change
Special Report  
9/26/2011   4 comments
The proliferation of smart networked embedded systems, widely distributed throughout the smart grid, will revolutionize the way electricity is produced, consumed and distributed.
ESC automotive products preview
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9/24/2011   Post a comment
Here's what we can tell you about some of what's being shown at the annual ESC clambake in Boston.
Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Systems (Part 1 of 5)
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9/23/2011   4 comments
Understand some of the critical issues associated with this topic of great interest
Making sounds with analogue electronics - Part 1: Before the synthesizer
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9/21/2011   5 comments
Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "Sound Synthesis and Sampling" looks back at the history of audio electronics before the synthesizer, briefly reviews the differences between analogue and digital synthesis, and discusses "one of the major innovations in the development of the synthesizer" - voltage control.
0.5mm thin piezoelectric speaker
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9/20/2011   1 comment
Murata has enhanced the audio characteristics of its ultra thin piezoelectric speaker.
MEMS test and calibration for high parallel microphone test
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9/20/2011   1 comment
Combined with the Multitest InStrip handler, the InPhone system is dedicated to high parallel MEMS test and the calibration of MEMS microphones.
Intelligent sensor, algorithms improve battery management
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9/19/2011   2 comments
More than half of the vehicle breakdowns that are caused by the electrical system can be traced back to the lead-acid battery and could have been avoided by knowledge of the battery state. A battery management system provides the necessary information by fast and reliable detection of the State-of-Charge, State-of-Health, and State-of-Function in terms of cranking capability.
Understanding noise, ENOB, and effective resolution in analog-to-digital converters
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9/16/2011   Post a comment
Noise, ENOB, and effective resolution are key specifications that designers need to understand when specifying analog-to-digital converters.
GE's IPS511 processor provides 360° situational awareness for military, security, surveilance apps
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9/13/2011   Post a comment
The IPS511 Rugged Situational Awareness Processor from GE Intelligent Platforms is designed to provide ground vehicles, aircraft, remote unmanned platforms, and security and surveillance systems previously-unattainable levels of 360° situational awareness.
World's first DECT ultra low power wireless devices
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9/13/2011   1 comment
Leveraging its unique experience with DECT, Dialog Semiconductor jumps into the ultra low power wireless field
Melexis shows time-of-flight crash sensor
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9/12/2011   1 comment
Automotive chipmaker Melexis Microelectronic Systems NV has demonstrated a collision detection and avoidance system based on infra-red light, time-of-flight depth sensor technology licensed from SoftKinetic (Brussels, Belgium).
Capella CM36262 optical sensor
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9/8/2011   1 comment
Aimed at tablet computers, notebooks and smartphones, Capella is offering an optical lid sensor chip that contains a patent-pending optical lid sensor, ambient light sensor and proximity sensor.
Acoustic software streamlines truck cabin noise mitigation
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9/8/2011   2 comments
Quieting sound is often difficult because noise sources such as the engine, exhaust, air intake, and transmission all interact within short distances from the cabin.
ST LSM330DLC 3D digital accelerometer and gyroscope
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9/8/2011   1 comment
ST announced a new iNEMO inertial module that integrates three-axis sensing of linear and angular motion in a 4 x 5 x 1mm package.
Analog Devices ADXRS800 Fail-safe iMEMS gyroscope
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9/8/2011   Post a comment
Analog Devices' ADXRS800 patented quad beam architecture provides 0.03°/sec/g of linear acceleration rejection while continuously monitoring the total electro-mechanical gyro performance.
Bosch invests in gesture chip firm
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9/5/2011   3 comments
Robert Bosch Venture Capital has led an investment of 7.1 million euro (about $10 million) in Ident Technology AG (Gilching, Germany), a developer of electric field sensors that can be used for 3-D gesture recognition.
Continental brings high-end HMI to volume segment
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9/4/2011   Post a comment
A concept car from tier one Continental AG is crammed with new developments in the segment of Human-Machine Interface (HMI) the company plans to introduce in the volume segment over the next couple of years.
OSRAM'S new 3-in-1 hybrid sensor
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9/3/2011   Post a comment
The new 3-in-1 SFH 7773 digital sensor from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors makes it easy to install both proximity and ambient light sensing in smart phones and similar devices by combining the functions of a digital ambient light sensor and a digital proximity sensor in a single compact unit.

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