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WiMax emulator debuts
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Elektrobit Corp. rolled out what it claims is the industry's first radio channel emulator aimed at manufacturers of basestations and subscriber devices using WiMax, LTE and other 4G wireless network standards.
Robotic posture control demonstrated
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
A two-wheeled, inverted pendulum robot that demonstrates posture control in robots that must balance was shown at Ceatac Japan by Waseda University's Humanoid Robotics Institute and industry partner STMicroelectronics.
Tall tale: Trees could power wireless networks
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
MIT researchers say that by harnessing the voltage difference between a tree and the ground new ultralow-power sensors can transmit sensor data from almost any tree.
PMC-Sierra seeks to unify WiMax bands
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
PMC-Sierra Inc. will unveil its solution for unifying five different frequency bands at this week's WiMax World.
Underwater helicopter surfaces
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9/29/2008   1 comment
Undersea robots have until now operated like fixed-wing aircraft, requiring motion to maneuver. Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers now say they have created the helicopter-of-the-sea, the Odyssey IV.
Curved UWB antenna said to be most compact
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Virgina Tech engineers are claiming a 2.5-fold reduction in the size of an ultrawideband antenna.
E-paper tablet race heats up
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
Two startups are claiming the world's first letter-sized electronic paper tablet.
P2P scheme said to ease file distribution
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9/23/2008   Post a comment
Kontiki Inc. says it has created a way of using P2P content distribution to ease corporate network congestion, without adding new hardware.
World's thinnest MEMS oscillator debuts
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
Touted as the world's thinnest MEMS oscillator at just 0.25 millimeters, a new device is being targeted at applications such as smart cards, ultra-thin cellphones, system-in-package modules, flash storage units and other multichip modules.
3rd-gen e-ink display aims for sweet spot
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
The original designer of the electronic-paper display for Sony's eBook and Amazon.com's Kindle model claim to have one-upped those devices with improved technology for its own third-generation iRex 1000 Digital Reader.
MEMS mics moving into mainstream
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
Micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) microphones were once the darlings of startups, but no more. Analog Devices (Norwood, Mass.) has announced a major thrust into the fledgling MEMS microphone market, predicted by Yole Development (Lyon, France) to sell 800 million units by 2010. Analog Devices' entry into this potentially high-volume market follows Infineon Technologies' entry last year, though neither company has yet reported shipping production units.
HP Labs aims at exascale computing
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9/19/2008   Post a comment
Hewlett-Packard Laboratories wants to lay the groundwork for exascale computing exaflop through a three-year grant to Georgia Institute of Technology to develop Xen-based virtualization management software.
CAD project management gets integrated
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9/18/2008   Post a comment
Clarizen Inc. has integrated its project management software with the Solidworks CAD tool, allowing design engineers to track project status and create new tasks.
TI adopts Pinyon antenna
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9/18/2008   Post a comment
TI will announce it has adopted Pinyon Technology Inc.'s Airwire slot antenna for its RF reference designs.
Temperature range extended for magnetosensors
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9/16/2008   Post a comment
Univerity of Chicago researchers think they have a solution to overheating engine sensors: polycrystalline indium antimonide magnetosensors.
Company seeks to bridge WiMax, LTE
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9/16/2008   Post a comment
Continuous Computing Inc. has unveiled a hardware and software suite to allow network operators to upgrade from 3G to 4G wireless broadband.
AMD boosts 3-D graphics acceleration
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9/11/2008   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices' ATI graphics unit will claim performance milestones later this week for its FirePro 3-D graphics accelerators.
Satellite-cell combo connects anywhere
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9/11/2008   Post a comment
A combination satellite-cellular communication device emerged at the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association conference.
Particle race: U.S. lab tops CERN supercollider
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9/11/2008   Post a comment
A U.S. laboratory claims to have beat out Europe's new supercollider for the world's first observation of a new subatomic particle.
MEMS controllers prevent car wrecks
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9/10/2008   Post a comment
Super-collider enabled by EEs
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9/9/2008   Post a comment
The CERN (Conseil Europeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire or European Council for Nuclear Research) will turn on the world's most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on Sept. 10, enabled by EEs who designed its detectors and worldwide grid computing network.
Virtual mixer harnesses DSP
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9/5/2008   Post a comment
Universal Audio harnessed Analog Devices' Sharc digital-signal processor to enable even garden-variety PCs to perform all the same high-fidelity functions as a studio-quality mixer.
China counters U.S. invisibility cloak
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9/3/2008   Post a comment
Chinese researchers, fearful that a U.S. invisibility cloak could hide objects from view while also blinding anyone inside, have devised what they call an anti-cloaking layer that solves the latter problem.
Virtual musician learns any playing style
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9/3/2008   Post a comment
By learning the melodic, harmonic and rhythmic features of any musical style, a virtual musician called iMe is being billed as the world's first intelligent musical instrument capable of playing along with any soloist.
Will memristors prove irresistible?
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9/1/2008   Post a comment
The transistor was invented in 1925 but lay dormant until finding a corporate champion in Bell Labs during the 1950s. Now another groundbreaking electronic circuit may be poised for the same kind of success after languishing as an academic curiosity for more than three decades.


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Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
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