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Updated: Printed battery maker expands in Wisconsin
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1/31/2012   5 comments
Blue Spark Technologies said it will expand production of printed carbon-zinc batteries in West Bend, Wis.
Programmable logic, SoC simplify power steering, accessory control
Design How-To  
1/31/2012   1 comment
Using an integrated system-on-chip reduces both product and project costs.
UK researchers develop sensors to improve protection of concrete coastal structures
News & Analysis  
1/29/2012   1 comment
Researchers at City University London and Queen's University Belfast following several research projects funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have developed innovative sensors that they claim will dramatically improve the ability to spot early warning signs of corrosion in concrete.
Modularity provides functional, economical tire-pressure monitoring
Design How-To  
1/27/2012   4 comments
A building block approach allows mixing and matching features in affordable tire pressure monitoring system packages.
Targeting RF key security
1/27/2012   3 comments
How secure are your RFID car key and other devices—to be afraid, or not?
Printed electronics startup plans pilot production line
News & Analysis  
1/26/2012   1 comment
PragmatIC Printing Ltd., a developer of printed electronic technology, has announced plans to begin pilot-scale production at the government-backed Centre for Process Innovation in Redcar, Northern England.
Faster FFT, young listeners and MP3s & LPs
Audio DesignLine Blog  
1/25/2012   Post a comment
Some recent audio-related items that caught my eye include a Fast(er) Fourier Transform, a new study on the 'iPod generation' and MP3 sound, a poll on younger listeners and LPs, and a 'circuit' diagram that's reminiscent of some DIY audiophile designs.
ZMDI ZSSC3016 sensor signal conditioner
Product News  
1/25/2012   2 comments
ZMDI has developed a high-precision 16-bit sensor signal conditioner that provides energy-efficient high accuracy amplification and high resolution output.
Reference design for licence-free radio microphones based on DECT
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1/25/2012   Post a comment
By taking advantage of DECT, the radio microphone design delivers higher audio quality with no interference and quadruples the range of existing radio microphone technology.
High-tech conference promises help with design
Memory Designline Blog  
1/24/2012   Post a comment
DesignCon 2012 starts January 30 and ends February 2nd in the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Slideshow: MEMS conquering sports
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1/21/2012   6 comments
MEMS are revolutionizing sports, health and fitness by making possible scores of new products that help athletes analyze and improve performance.
Allegro Microsystems A1357 sensor IC
Product News  
1/19/2012   1 comment
Allegro MicroSystems has introduced a customer programmable linear hall-effect sensor IC that features a pulse width modulated two-wire output and supports a temp range from 40°C to 150°C.
Health monitoring system features body-worn wireless sensors
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1/17/2012   Post a comment
The Equivital EQ02 LifeMonitor incorporates a miniaturised body-worn sensor designed on a ‘wear and forget’ principle that senses, records, processes and transmits data from the human body.
NXP teams with Treehouse for machine networks
News & Analysis  
1/16/2012   1 comment
NXP's low power wireless chips are being used for new technology for control, tracking and monitoring machine networks from US startup Treehouse Labs.
Low-power, long-life wireless sensors eliminate the need for battery replacement
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1/15/2012   Post a comment
Powercast Corporation has expanded the capabilities of its Lifetime Power Wireless Sensor System with two ultra-long-life, battery-powered sensors.
Inside the Dexcom Seven Plus Continuous Glucose Monitoring System
Design How-To  
1/13/2012   2 comments
A teardown reveals the innards of a product in a growing category.
HiWave demonstrates ultra-low power Bluetooth flat speaker design at CES
News & Analysis  
1/13/2012   1 comment
Tempus brings together an all-new variant of the company’s BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) speaker drive unit and its Audium amplifier chip in a reference design that now delivers higher power output plus Bluetooth wireless audio streaming.
Capacitive proximity detection spurs automotive convenience features
Design How-To  
1/12/2012   4 comments
A broad range of motion detection depends on an astute application of technology. Moisture and rapid temperature changes are challenges.
Neurotechnology’s new biometric technologies for Android include face and fingerprints in combination
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1/11/2012   Post a comment
Neurotechnology has launched a new line of embedded biometric technologies using face and fingerprints in combination.
CES: InvenSense launches integrated 9-axis motion tracking device
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1/11/2012   Post a comment
InvenSense, Inc. announced the availability of the MPU-9150, which the company touts as the world’s first fully integrated 9-axis MotionTracking device for mobile devices.
Toyota accelerations revisited—hanging by a (tin) whisker
Design How-To  
1/10/2012   18 comments
Several accelerator pedal position sensors had tin whiskers that could cause short circuits.
HTML5 platform for infotainment systems debuts at CES
Product News  
1/9/2012   1 comment
QNX software platform allows automakers to customize user experience and leverage rapidly evolving mobile applications.
Power-management functions for energy harvesting
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1/8/2012   Post a comment
Understand the functional blocks needed for this role in a harvesting design
ST offers dual-function MEMS gyroscope
Product News  
1/6/2012   1 comment
STMicroelectronics NV has introduced the L3G4IS MEMS gyroscope with two output paths; one optimized for user-interface functions and the other for image stabilization in cameras.
Maxim Integrated Products MAX44000 optical sensor
Product News  
1/5/2012   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' highly integrated light and proximity sensor extends battery life, shortens design time, and saves board space in space-constrained, portable applications.
Fluorescence imaging improves prostate cancer diagnosis
Design How-To  
1/5/2012   1 comment
Understand how a combination of electronic and optical techniques combine for a more effective instrument for this complex imaging challenge
Out of Europe: Top auto electronics articles 2011
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1/3/2012   Post a comment
As with elsewhere in the world, there is interest in EV and hybrid electric technologies.
Generating spatial audio from portable products - Part 1: Spatial audio basics
Design How-To  
1/3/2012   11 comments
Part one of a tutorial on spatial audio introduces spatial audio reproduction and defines head related transfer function, crosstalk cancellation and audio beamforming.

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