Hosted by Janine E. Mooney, Associate Editor In today's video we're at the 2nd Annual World Maker Faire in New York with Dr. Alasdair Allan, of Babilim Light Industries, who shows us how to connect iOS to the real world. Alasdair Allan is the author of Learning iPhone Programming, Programming iPhone Sensors, Basic Sensors in iOS, Geolocation iOS, iOS Sensor Apps and Arduino and Augmented Reality in iOS, all published by O'Reilly Media.
Aitech Defense Systems has hired Quinton Rodgers as vice president, space business sector. Effective September 6, Rodgers will assume his role to help meet the growing needs of this vital business unit. Moshe Tal, Aitech's CEO, noted, "With as accomplished a career as Quinton has, both in the private and military sectors, he is extremely well equipped to hone in on key issues within the space industry.
NeoPhotonics Corporation announced that it has added new versions to its SFP+ transceiver product suite. These additions enhance the existing portfolio of 6G SFP+ transceivers for Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) and 10G SFP+ transceivers for 10G Ethernet and OC-192/STM-64 SONET/SDH Transport. NeoPhotonics new SFP+ transceivers also address the “green” transition in networking toward lower power and smaller footprint modules, which reduce overall power consumption in communication systems and support the ever higher face plate port density necessary to meet rapidly growing bandwidth demands.
STMicroelectronics announced the strengthening of its position in the Near-Field Communication (NFC) market by extending user’s ability to read, write and transfer information on ST’s dual-interface Memory to a broad range of industrial and consumer applications. ST’s M24LR64 wireless memory has the unique ability to transmit and receive information from the heart of an application to a smartphone containing NFC technology or to an industrial RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) reader, allowing for transactions, data exchange, object identification and tracking to occur rapidly.
TT electronics OPTEK Technology has earned QML certification from DSCC (Defense Supply Center - Columbus), re-establishing the company as a US-based supplier of JAN/JANTX semiconductors for high-reliability applications in defense and aerospace electronics systems. The QML certification places the company as one of a few domestic suppliers who can provide JAN/JANTX level, MIL-PRF-19500-certified devices for critical sensing functions in satellites, avionics, missiles, munitions and radar guidance systems; as well as optoelectronic isolation in mission-critical defense electronics systems.
Qualcomm Atheros announced its new Bluetooth 4.0 + HS chip solution for laptops and other computing devices. An industry first, the Qualcomm Atheros chip for Bluetooth 4.0 + HS enables laptops to detect and connect wirelessly with Bluetooth low energy (LE) devices such as those for proximity detection and health monitoring.
EMA Design Automation, a full-service provider of mechanical and electrical CAD tools, announced the release of five PCB design productivity applications (apps) to be available inside the Cadence® Design Systems OrCAD Capture Marketplace. The marketplace includes a store where OrCAD users worldwide can download free and paid apps to add functionality and customize their OrCAD products.
Hillcrest Labs announced that Roku has licensed Hillcrest's patented Freespace(R) MotionEngine(TM) software for use with its motion-sensing remote and its new line of Roku 2 streaming players. The Roku Game Remote, which uses Hillcrest's MotionEngine technology, provides motion-sensing control utilized in gameplay and screen navigation for all three Roku 2 models --the Roku 2 HD ($59.
Saft has received a multi-year, multi-million dollar long-term agreement from Orbital Sciences Corporation to provide lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries for Orbital’s STAR-2 geosynchronous orbit (GEO) satellite platform. “This long-term agreement with Orbital further solidifies the partnership Saft and Orbital has had for several years on the STAR platform and shows that Saft is a trusted supplier to some of the world’s largest satellite manufacturers,” said Thomas Alcide, general manager of Saft’s Specialty Battery Group.
Accent announced its second generation ASMgrid TM standard product family targeted at the demanding performance needs required by Smart Meters. ASMgrid2 TM incorporates optimized flexibility to support and track next-generation home-area-network (HAN) and near-area-network (NAN) communication standards including IEEE 802.
Spot LLC announced its SPOT Connect(TM) App is now available to international Customers on the App Store. The recent availability is a result of an update to the SPOT Connect App. The SPOT Connect App pairs iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with SPOT Connect, a revolutionary satellite communications device, that allows users to transmit messages via satellite from virtually anywhere in the world.
Hosted by Janine E. Mooney, Associate Editor In today's podcast we're at the 2nd Annual World Maker Faire in New York where we talk to Eric Stackpole, founder of OpenROV, about the Telerobotic Submarine. OpenROV is a DIY telerobotics community centered around underwater exploration & adventure.
( MIT News ) - Today’s wireless-sensor networks can do everything from supervising factory machinery to tracking environmental pollution to measuring the movement of buildings and bridges. While uses for wireless sensors are seemingly endless, there is one limiting factor to the technology — power.
The DDR PHY Interface (DFI) Technical Group today released the preliminary DFI 3.0 specification, the latest version of the pervasive industry specification that defines an interface protocol between DDR memory controllers and PHYs. The new specification enables the development of chips to support the emerging DDR4 memory standard, and is the result of collaborative work between the DFI Technical Group members including ARM Limited, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
A new strategic partnership between Opto 22 and eSight Energy has allowed the two companies to integrate their respective offerings, and enabled Opto 22 to expand its portfolio of energy management software platforms that can communicate with and present energy data gathered by the OptoEMU Sensor. Facility managers, building owners, energy managers, and others now have yet another option for monitoring, gathering, and visualizing their energy consumption in order to understand usage, pinpoint problems, reduce utility bills, and minimize energy-related costs.