Android looks set to replace Apple’s iOS in terms of importance to developers within the next 12 months, according to Ovum. However, despite a clear vie for ultimate supremacy between these two platforms, almost all developers support both. In its second annual developer survey*, the independent technology analyst reveals that while iOS and Android form the core of developer support, there also exists growing interest from developers in BlackBerry OS and Microsoft Windows Phone.
Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, has signed a global distribution agreement with Synapse Wireless. “We are excited to provide Synapse Wireless products to our growing global customer base,” said Mark Zack, vice president of semiconductors, Digi-Key Corporation.
Premier Farnell, a leading high-service distributor of technology products and solutions, announced it has entered into an agreement to distribute ARM development tools , software, evaluation boards and debug hardware across the Americas through its Newark element14 brand. As a result of the deal, Premier Farnell will be adding ARM products to its portfolio of electronic design solutions available in the region.
Mouser Electronics announced it is stocking components in support of the Wireless Power Consortium’s Qi (pronounced “chee”) global standards for interoperability between wireless power transmitters and wireless power receivers. The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), consisting of 100 international, leading wireless technology companies, is dedicated to promoting wireless charging stations that are compatible across different companies and countries.
While gasoline running cars will probably outnumber electric cars for years to come, but it is the electric vehicles that represent the vision of the future. Charging electric cars just got easier at Whole Foods Market Arabella Station in Uptown. The store debuted two electric vehicle charging stations for customers.
The Internet of Things has long been a buzz phrase in the technology industry, with a bevy of experts predicting that someday soon, billions of mundane household appliances could be connected to the cloud, yet so far, that notion has remained right around the corner. Texas Instruments, however, believes it has come up with the product needed to give the Internet of Things a kick start, with SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000, a self-contained wireless processor to give developers a quick way to add internet connectivity to any embedded system using any microcontroller.
Mu Dynamics announced that the editors of Test & Measurement World have named Mu Studio a finalist for its "Best in Test" Awards in the "Optical and Network Testers" category. Winners will be announced on January 31st during a ceremony at DesignCon 2012. Mu Studio is the first and only testing solution capable of using real application traffic to quickly determine how users and devices impact all types of networks, including LTE.
AFL announces that it has received a patent for "Spliced-on Connector System and Method, Splicer and Connector Holder for Producing the Same," patent number 8,043,013. AFL's FuseConnect fusion-splice field termination connector system utilizes a fusion splicer to terminate the connector in the field, addressing return loss concerns present in analog optical networks.
Apple announced a new iBooks Author App on Thursday that makes creating an Apple ebook a drag-and-drop process. Using the app, which was announced at the same time as a new textbook experience for iPad, users can drag a Word file into a book creation space. The app automatically determines the best way to lay out the book and creates appropriate sections and headers.
Wedge Bonding for RF and Microwave Devices Discussion at Advanced Technology Workshop on RF and Microwave PackagingJanuary 19, 2012 5:44 am | Comments
Hesse & Knipps will discuss “Wedge Bonding for RF and Microwave Devices” at the Advanced Technology Workshop and Tabletop Exhibition on RF and Microwave Packaging to be held February 7-8, 2012 in San Diego, CA. RF and Microwave device interconnection requires demanding capabilities only wedge bonding can provide.
Rugged Marine is once again shocking the Marine Industry with the lowest cost Waterproof Marine Monitors on the market. The first products in the Waterproof lineup are a pair of 7" Wide Screen LCD TFT Monitors that are not only waterproof, dust proof and chemical resistant to IP69K standards, but can actually withstand heated high-pressure wash-downs as well.
The Global Innovation Series is supported by BMW i, a new concept dedicated to providing mobility solutions for the urban environment. It delivers more than purpose-built electric vehicles — it delivers smart mobility services. Visit bmw-i.com or follow @BMWi on Twitter. When it comes to pedestrian traffic, safety should be the number one concern, but transportation infrastructure in the United States is built to accommodate cars, not people.
Samsung revealed its latest washer-dryer concept at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The electronics giant has equipped a 5.2 cu. ft. capacity WF457 front-loading washer with a Smart Control system, allowing users to stay connected to the washer without having to manually control it at the machine.
Chief Scientists of the Air Force usually spend their time trying to figure out how to make jets go insanely fast or build better satellites. Which makes Dr. Mark Maybury, today’s chief scientist, a bit of an outlier. He’d like to build a set of sensors that peer into people’s souls — and forecast wars before they erupt.
DOCOMO Beijing Labs Reduces Development Time of Mobile Communications Technology by 50 Percent with MATLABJanuary 18, 2012 6:17 am | Comments
MathWorks announced that DOCOMO Beijing Communications Laboratories has adopted MATLAB to develop and verify algorithms for the development of new physical layer mobile communications technologies for advanced standards such as LTE-A. MATLAB has allowed DOCOMO Beijing Labs to cut development time by 50% compared with its previous C and C++ development methods, and allowed researchers to rapidly develop new algorithms for link-level and system-level simulations.