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  • Parrot goes beyond phones and drones
    Parrot goes beyond phones and drones
  • Sony bares module that turns eyewear into smart glass
    Sony module turns eyewear into smart glass
  • ICs enable touch sensors with haptic feedback
    ICs enable touch sensors with haptic feedback
  • Cool gift ideas for technophiles
    Apple taps Samsung to produce A9
  • Wireless charging goes mainstream: 9 places you'll find it
    Wireless charging goes mainstream
  • Infineon unveils royalty-free power module platform
    Infineon unveils power module platform
  • The changing role of LEDs in car lighting apps (Part 1)
    Changing role of LEDs in car lighting apps
  • Advantages of coupled inductor technology
    Advantages of coupled inductor technology
  • Can Ethernet take on drive-by-wire?
    Can Ethernet take on drive-by-wire?
  • 3D printing takes manufacturing to the space and beyond
    3D printing to the space and beyond
  • ADAS gets broader adoption in 2015
    ADAS gets broader adoption in 2015
  • Design boom seen in wearables market
    Design boom seen in wearables
Parrot goes beyond phones and drones
Parrot goes beyond smartphones and drones

Parrot is a 20-year-old start-up with a passion for "makers," an intimate knowledge of telephony connectivity, expertise in DSP software and the capability to design ASICs in-house.

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Sony bares module that turns eyewear into smart glass
Sony bares module that turns eyewear into smart glass

Sony corporation introduced its attachable Single-Lens Display Module that has the capability to turn any eyewear of varying designs into smart devices.

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ICs enable touch sensors with haptic feedback
ICs enable touch sensors with haptic feedback

With these devices, it is now possible to sense the touch of a finger on a flat panel surface and immediately confirm operation with a physical sensation created by haptic vibration.

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Cool gift ideas for technophiles
Apple taps Samsung to produce A9 chips

Industry insiders said that Apple has returned to Samsung to create its A9 chip using the latter's 14nm FinFET technology at the Austin plant in the United States.

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Wireless charging goes mainstream: 9 places you'll find it
Wireless charging goes mainstream: 9 places to find it

Wireless charging is among the most eagerly awaited thing to happen to electronic devices. While proprietary implementations have been there for electric toothbrushes, it becomes a lot more exciting when you take it to mobile phones.

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Infineon unveils royalty-free power module platforms
Infineon unveils royalty-free power module platform

The flexibility and scalability of the new modules will simplify system design considerably, thus supporting the time-to market requirements of developers.

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The changing role of LEDs in car lighting apps (Part 1)
The changing role of LEDs in car lighting apps (Part 1)

Read about the use of light-emitting diode sources in vehicular lighting for illumination and signalling, including photometric requirements.

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Advantages of coupled inductor technology
Advantages of coupled inductor technology

Learn about the benefits of coupled inductors over traditional inductor designs. A generalised approach to take advantage of the coupled inductors will also be shown.

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Can Ethernet take on drive-by-wire?
Can Ethernet take on drive-by-wire?

Ethernet is ready to control networks inside cars, where time-sensitive scheduling and latency are critical. It will even introduce "redundancy" for in-vehicle communication.

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3D printing takes manufacturing to the space and beyond
3D printing takes manufacturing to the space and beyond

What is now manufactured on Earth, and then launched into space, will one day soon be made on site. Manufacturing in space will make astronauts more productive and able to explore farther out.

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ADAS gets broader adoption in 2015
ADAS gets broader adoption in 2015

ADAS is the precursor to the autonomous vehicles of the future, providing the performance and accuracy foundation that will one day pave the road for truly handing over the wheel.

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Design boom seen in wearables market
Design boom seen in wearables market

As we turn to 2015 and beyond, wearable devices become an explosive hardware design opportunity—one that is closely tied to both consumer and healthcare markets.

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Automotive

The changing role of LEDs in car lighting apps (Part 2)
This second installment concludes the series with an exploration of human factor considerations which drive automotive LED lighting designs.

Philippines builds up local EVs with new assembly line
BEMAC Electric Transportation Philippines has opened its assembly line for electric vehicles in Carmona, Cavite, to deliver 500 units of three-wheeled EVs per month.

'Transparent' car eliminates blind spots for drivers
Japanese scientists developed a type of augmented reality, using retro-reflective projection technology, which helps car drivers see around blind spots.

Is it possible to build accident-free cars?
A host of technologies—radars, lidar, ultra sound, infrared and vision sensors—now integrated into automotive technology protect cars and passengers from accidents.

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Communications/Network

Indian court stops sales of Xiaomi smartphones
The Delhi High Court ordered Xiaomi to stop selling its devices on Flipkart.com in India. The ruling came after Ericsson filed a patent infringement case against the Chinese company.

Cross-phase signal coupling in PLC
In this article, we will look into an alternative coupling solution for enabling the powerline communication signals between all pairs of wires in a poly-phase system.

Silicon Labs unveils sub-GHz radios for IoT apps
The Si4x55 EZRadio and Si4x6x EZRadioPRO families support a range of proprietary, legacy and emerging protocols such as IEEE 802.15.4/4g, Wireless M-Bus and Wi-SUN.

CAN transceivers support data rates up to 5Mb/s
The ATA6560 and ATA6561 from Atmel offer an interface between a CAN protocol controller and the physical two-wire CAN bus, and are compliant with ISO11898-2, ISO11898-5 and SAEJ2284.

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Computing/Peripherals

Tantalum chip capacitors tout low ESR in five case sizes
The recently released surface-mount polymer tantalum chip capacitors are available in J, P, A, B and T moulded case codes. They can be applied in storage, decoupling and networking.

Stephen Hawking engaged in intimate relationship with tech
The Word+ program developed by Walt Waltosz allowed Hawking not only to speak to others but also to write the book A Brief History of Time.

Dual-GPU accelerator geared for scientific computing, HPC
The Nvidia Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerator is touted as the world's highest performance accelerator and claims to outperform CPUs and competing accelerators on hundreds of complex analytics.

Multicore co-processor eases real-time programming
The PRU on Sitara processors offloads processing from the ARM in order to manage deterministic tasks and enables customers to save time and money by removing expensive FPGAs/ASICs from system designs.

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Consumer Electronics

Wireless charging goes mainstream: 9 places you'll find it
Wireless charging is among the most eagerly awaited thing to happen to electronic devices. While proprietary implementations have been there for electric toothbrushes, it becomes a lot more exciting when you take it to mobile phones.

Multilevel memory increases communication speed
The new memory design makes it possible to programme a number of stored bits into a single cell, instead of each memory cell storing just a single piece or 'bit' of information.

IoT standards: Do we have more than what we need?
There are TCP/IP, MQTT, HTTP, CoAP communications protocols and a host of others in contention for sending messages and data between IoT devices and the cloud.

Winning design strategies for wearables market
Know the concepts behind the user-experience-driven design methodologies that are being used to create some of the most successful wearable products on the market.

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IC/Board/Systems Design

Cross-platform app, UI dev't platform adds novel features
The Qt 5.4 allows the creation of connected devices and beautiful applications with native C++ performance, allowing companies to execute a future-proof multi-screen and IoT strategy.

Demystifying high speed ADC conversion error rate
It is important to be able to quantify the frequency and magnitude of a high speed A/D conversion error rate so that engineers can design their systems properly.

Guide to using MSP430 Launchpad (Part 4)
The fourth instalment of this series continues the discussion on LaunchPad programming. It covers the colour picker and serial peripheral interface.

Flash programmer backs 27 architectures
Flasher PRO touts a high degree of flexibility combined with high-speed flash programming. It can programme devices both in PC-based and stand-alone modes.

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Industrial/Mil/Aero

NFC transponder targets industrial, medical and IoT markets
The RF430FRL15xH family from TI is designed for operation at 1.5V and are optimised to run entirely from the energy contained in an NFC interrogation field.

Philippines builds up local EVs with new assembly line
BEMAC Electric Transportation Philippines has opened its assembly line for electric vehicles in Carmona, Cavite, to deliver 500 units of three-wheeled EVs per month.

2D quantum mat'ls show potential for novel nanoelectronics
The materials developed by MIT researchers are seen to show a phenomenon called the quantum spin Hall effect, and belong to a class of materials known as transition metal dichalcogenides.

Power-efficient MCUs target always-on sensor processing apps
The LPC54100 series from NXP has a dual-core architecture that allows scalable active power/performance to optimise power efficiency by using the 55uA/MHz Cortex-M0+ core.

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Medical

TTI launches dome lens SMD-LEDs with high-intensity output
The latest SMD-LEDs with dome lens come in various lens types and colours, which are manufactured with AIGalnP on GaAs substrate. These products target indicator and backlight applications.

Wireless mics allow hearing-impaired to locate the speaker
A team of EPFL researchers developed an innovative system of wireless microphones that enables the wearer to locate where a speaker is in a room such as in an auditorium, even with closed eyes.

Researchers make ultrasound pass through metals, bones
North Carolina State University researchers developed complementary metamaterials that will make it easier for medical professionals to use ultrasound for diagnostic or therapeutic applications.

Power-efficient MCUs target always-on sensor processing apps
The LPC54100 series from NXP has a dual-core architecture that allows scalable active power/performance to optimise power efficiency by using the 55uA/MHz Cortex-M0+ core.

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Power/Smart Energy

Power stages aimed at high-power multiphase POL apps
The VRPower family's gate driver IC from Vishay operates with an input voltage range of 4.5-18V and is compatible with a range of PWM controllers and supports tri-state PWM logic of 5V and 3.3V.

Single-channel gate driver boasts on-chip galvanic isolation
The STGAP1S from STMicroelectronics promises to streamline driver design and ensures high noise immunity for safe and reliable power control for UPS, inverters and solar inverters.

Creating a homemade 12VDC LED lighting system
Here is a look at the planning and implementation of a cabin's battery-powered lighting system running off-grid in a remote part of the United States.

Novel package for IGBTs from Infineon boosts power density
The TO-247 4 Kelvin-Sense package targets applications such as uninterruptible power supplies, data centres and telecommunications equipment, with PFC and inverter stages switching at greater than 20kHz.

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Test & Measurement

Oscilloscopes offer analysis of high-speed CAN FD interfaces
The R&S RTE and R&S RTO oscilloscopes feature an option that can analyse CAN interfaces supporting the high speed CAN FD bus protocol, which are being used in car and industry applications.

Power transient buffer allows circuit testing
This design allows the use of a versatile function generator to test a circuit's response to power transients and noise, thereby facilitating more complete validation.

Troubleshooting EMI with a differential probe
The differential probe is a great EMI troubleshooting tool. In this article, we will provide examples using Rohde & Schwarz RT-ZD10 1GHz bandwidth probe for such purpose.

Flash programmer backs 27 architectures
Flasher PRO touts a high degree of flexibility combined with high-speed flash programming. It can programme devices both in PC-based and stand-alone modes.

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Educational Resources
Webcasts

SMART PARTS: Additive Manufacturing for Integrated Electro-mechanical DevicesNEW!

3D-printed electronics deliver benefits that mirror those of 3D-printed mechanical parts. Integrate the two processes into one hybrid solution to amplify the advantages in time savings, cost reduction and design flexibility to achieve unmatched efficiencies and create revolutionary products. Join us to discover what is possible when you integrate electro-mechanical design and manufacturing.

Additive Manufacturing 101: Changing the Future of Product Development and Manufacturing
With companies like BMW, GM and Boeing adopting additive manufacturing, the technology has been proven for rapid prototyping in the design-to-production phase. 3D printing helps ensure your designs go to production with a minimal risk of iteration and reach the market faster.

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Webcasts

SMART PARTS: Additive Manufacturing for Integrated Electro-mechanical DevicesNEW!

3D-printed electronics deliver benefits that mirror those of 3D-printed mechanical parts. Integrate the two processes into one hybrid solution to amplify the advantages in time savings, cost reduction and design flexibility to achieve unmatched efficiencies and create revolutionary products. Join us to discover what is possible when you integrate electro-mechanical design and manufacturing.

Additive Manufacturing 101: Changing the Future of Product Development and Manufacturing
With companies like BMW, GM and Boeing adopting additive manufacturing, the technology has been proven for rapid prototyping in the design-to-production phase. 3D printing helps ensure your designs go to production with a minimal risk of iteration and reach the market faster.

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Tech Impact
Intel upgrades Hawking's communication platform
By studying the acute needs of Stephen Hawking, Intel has delivered a tailored solution—called ACAT (Assistive Context Aware Toolkit)—that results in improved communication with the world.

Resistors target nanoscale quantum circuits
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