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Antenna's circular polarization guarantees improved reception for pro-audio wireless
Product News  
9/26/2012   Post a comment
Guaranteed to improve reception for wireless microphones and IEM systems, Kaltman Creations LLC has just introduced the IWxCPA antenna, under the Invisible Waves product banner.
Slideshow: Vision, medtech in focus at DESIGN East
News & Analysis  
9/21/2012   Post a comment
We offer a few post cards from the DESIGN East conference that served up talks and demos on computer vision, personal health care along with the nuts and bolts of embedded systems.
DESIGN East: Vision guru calls for helping hand with ARM
News & Analysis  
9/21/2012   2 comments
Gary Bradski (shown), a lead developer for OpenCV, said the open source computer vision library sorely needs optimization for the ARM architecture.
DESIGN East: XPrize calls for Star Trek tricorder
News & Analysis  
9/20/2012   4 comments
Star Trek’s tricorder could someday be sold at the local drug store if the sponsors of the XPrize have their way.
Europe develops space safety radar
Design How-To  
9/20/2012   1 comment
Space debris is a growing problem. European Space Agency said it is developing a radar that will test and validate techniques for observing orbital debris.
Design EAST: Sensors needed for medtech devices
News & Analysis  
9/19/2012   Post a comment
Freescale gave engineers at Design EAST a portable health meter (shown) during a discussion about next-generation medical electronics systems.
Turning waste heat from industrial piping into electrical energy
Design How-To  
9/18/2012   7 comments
A thermoelectric-based energy harvesting solution is designed to generate multiple watts of power by converting waste heat from industrial piping directly into electrical energy.
Nokia to supply Ford with emergency location service
Design How-To  
9/17/2012   1 comment
Nokia said it will supply Ford with reference data for use with the U.S. car maker's Emergency Assistance technology when it is deployed in Europe.
Improving medical imaging with direct radiography
Design How-To  
9/10/2012   3 comments
Traditional analog X-ray imaging systems is being replaced by Direct Radiography. The DR X-ray image is available within seconds after exposure of the patient and can be distributed immediately for consultation with medical experts anywhere. This article focuses on design challenges with respect to digital X-ray flat panel detectors.
High-performance gyros to reach $1.66B in 2017, says Yole
News & Analysis  
9/7/2012   Post a comment
The market for high-performance gyroscopes will capture growth opportunities and increase at a 4.3-percent annual rate, to $1.66 billion in 2017, according to market research firm Yole Développement (Lyon, France).
Product slideshow: iWatt claims lower BOM with Flickerless LED drivers
Product How-To  
9/3/2012   6 comments
In this slideshow, iWatt introduces the iW3616 (12W) and iW3617 (25W) LED driver ICs based on the company’s third-generation digital AC/DC SSL LED driver platform.
Printed sensor startup preps pilot line
News & Analysis  
9/3/2012   1 comment
Isorg, a French startup company that can print optoelectronic sensors on plastic and glass surfaces to create novel forms of detection, gesture control and image sensing, has completed the construction of its pilot manufacturing line.
Sensor fusion and MEMS for 10-DoF solutions
Design How-To  
9/3/2012   3 comments
The basic aspects of sensor fusion are described with an emphasis on 10-degrees-of-freedom solutions and their application in markets such as health care.


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