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CES; The Car Show
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1/18/2013   Post a comment
Over the last few years CES has gone from being a predominantly consumer technology show, to an automotive show. In 2013, we caught up with a number of vendors to talk about the future of driving.
CES 2013, it’s a wrap!
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1/18/2013   Post a comment
While some claim CES has lost its luster and big name headliners over the years, the show refuses to be deemed irrelevant. With trends spanning healthcare, mobile and automotive, there was plenty to see.
QNX hacks a Bentley
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While BlackBerry may no longer be an executive brand, Bentleys are still the very icons of style. So when RIM owned software company QNX decided to hack a Bentley, the results were incredibly cool. Take a look.
Intel touts tablets, smartphones at CES 2013
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Intel put on an impressive show at CES 2013, showing off a whole host of ultrabook convertibles, smartphones and gesture control demos. We walked around the booth and found the best Intel had to offer.
Intel shows off eye tracking and gesture tech
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Mice and keyboards are the past. Eye tracking, voice commands and gestures are the future. At least according to Intel and demonstrated to our team at CES 2013.
Floating Surge Stopper Provides Unlimited Overvoltage Protection
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1/17/2013   Post a comment
Protecting sensitive electronic circuitry from voltage transients is an essential part of any system be it automotive, industrial, avionics or even battery-powered consumer applications.
Simple and Efficient Sub-2W Isolated Power Supply
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1/17/2013   Post a comment
The non-synchronous flyback topology is widely used in isolated power supplies ranging from sub watt power levels to tens of watts.
New IC Technology Boosts Performance of Large Lithium Ion Battery Packs
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16kW-hr battery packs made from lithium ion cells are powering electric vehicles and storing grid energy. Measurement ICs like the LTC®6804 are used to extend the life and ensure the safety of the pack.
Atmel talks touch enabled curves and Internet of Things
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1/16/2013   Post a comment
Two popular trends rocking the world of consumer electronics are touch enabled surfaces and the Internet of Things. American semiconductor firm Atmel has made both a priority, and to prove it, the firm hit the ground running at CES 2013.
Technology and benefits of FD-SOI
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1/16/2013   Post a comment
This STMicroelectronics video describes the technology behind fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator technology and its benefits for ultra-low VLSI circuit design.
Drive for Innovation Chapter 229: State of Research in Universities
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1/15/2013   Post a comment
Ann Karagozian, UCLA engineering professor, talks about the state of basic research today and universities' role in it.
LPC800: 8-Bit Simplicity With 32-Bit Versatility
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LPC800: 8-Bit Simplicity With 32-Bit Versatility
LPCXpresso Tools for LPC800 Family From NXP
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LPCXpresso Tools for LPC800 Family From NXP
Drive for Innovation Chapter 228: Alternative Fuels for Friendlier Skies
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UCLA engineering professor Ann Karagozian talks about the prospects for alternative fuels to power aircraft in the coming years.
Fairchild pumps up volume on analog and power in mobile
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1/14/2013   Post a comment
Indeed some modern day smartphones have up to 20 Fairchild products in them, which can deal with anything from core power to lighting, battery management, RF power, USB detection, video, USB routing, and haptic drivers for touch screen displays.
Samsung reigns in mobile power
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The thermodynamics of a mobile phone simply don’t allow for the same luxury of fan cooling as laptops, and yet, every generation wants to show a performance increase. What to do? Samsung Semiconductor believes the answer lies in better mobile memory.
CES; Synaptics senses mobile touch potential
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Synaptics is moving on from simple touchpad sensors to a more touch integrated future, from better designed ThinTouch capacitive keyboards to mobile touchscreens that work even with gloved hands.
CES: Maxim shows heart, turns up volume on audio
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1/13/2013   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated showed off its Cardio Leaf t-shirt to demonstrate the integration of sensors with the analog technology that controls them and processes their data. also showing off its audio products, notably the FlexSound configuration application
Drive for Innovation Chapter 227: Military Industrial Complexities
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1/13/2013   Post a comment
Adam Thompson with Parvus talks about the company's military products and how to make electronics both rugged and portable.
Samsung’s 10nm 64GB eMMC memory storage for smartphones and tablets
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Samsung discussed its new high-speed, small form factor eMMC embedded memory card for mobile phones and tablets. The new eMMC 64GB Pro 2000 memory solution has a random write speed of 2000 IOPS and a random read speed of 5000 IOPS.
NXP on route to automotive future
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NXP has made automotive a priority, striving to enable all electronic communication to, from and within the vehicle – reliably, securely, and efficiently. Using in-vehicle networks and RF cryptography.
Whirlwind tour of CES showfloor
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1/11/2013   Post a comment
Sylvie Barak takes you on a speedy tour of the CES show floor, to see what accessories, gadgets, toys and tech was on offer. Among the highlights; cute bluetooth speakers, nail printers, bejeweled iphone cases, LED lights, waterproof tablets and more
Drive for Innovation Chapter 226: Uncertain mil/aero times
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Dusty Kramer, president of Salt Lake City-based Parvus, talks about how to remain competitive amid uncertain budgetary times.
Samsung talks next generation app development on Exynos
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Samsung Semiconductor discusses the focus on enabling the next gen of application development on the Exonys chip platform. Agrawal said Samsung was putting a lot of effort into enabling the developer ecosystem with open source community platforms.
Rambus; from dark to light(bulb)
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1/11/2013   Post a comment
IP company Rambus may have struggled with a bad reputation as a patent troll in the past, but the firm says it is now moving in another direction to make good on its inventions. At CES they were showing off an LED lightbulb and a visual search TV.
Drive for Innovation Chapter 225: Celebrate and Nurture Engineers
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Michael Worry talks about putting his 48-hour-old daughter on a path to appreciate engineering.
Samsung touts green memory for a cleaner data center
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1/10/2013   Post a comment
As enterprise demands more memory and more storage, Samsung is working hard to reduce data center carbon footprints with greener memory products.
Gadgets, Gizmos and geekery at CES Pepcom
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1/10/2013   Post a comment
Pepcom's technology showcase at CES 2013 has 100’s of companies showing off their consumer wares to fans. Everything from voice-control watches to Ubuntu smartphones and life-vests that pulsate wirelessly to the beat of your ipod.
CES Unveiled (Call of the Weird)
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1/10/2013   Post a comment
What do hemp headphones, singing toothbrushes, quadcopter cameras and 3-D printed iPhone cases all have in common? Why, CES Unveiled of course!
CES 2013: Intel's new smartphone reference design
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Intel unveiled a new smartphone reference design aimed at the value market, while showing off higher performance smartphones from its partner Motorola, based on the Atom Z280.
CES 2013: Intel core for tablets, ultrabooks
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Intel announced pull ins for core products, noting the new processors would come out earlier than expected and enable thinner, lighter ultrabooks and tablets with all-day battery life.
Intel mandates touch, voice control for Ultrabooks
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Showing a range of touch, eye tracking and voice demos at CES, Intel made good on its claims to change the way consumers interact with machines, now it just remains to be seen whether everyone will take to that with as much enthusiasm as Intel.
Intel pulls in low powered core products
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At CES, Intel announced a pull-in of its low powered processors from 4th gen. to 3rd gen. Ivy bridge products, exceeding even its own stated power targets, for what the company hopes will produce thinner, lighter, longer battery life devices.
Lexus takes autonomous driving for a spin at CES
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Toyota is actively exploring autonomous driving for its Lexus cars, the firm announced at CES. The luxury car brand said it wanted to reduce road fatalities to zero and make driving safer within the next few years.


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