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The Future of Mobile Digital TV in the U.S.

September 6, 2011 8:15 am | Comments

by Ronen Jashek, VP of Marketing, Siano With the creation of the Mobile Digital TV (MDTV) Forum, the membership category of the Open Mobile Video Coalition (OMVC), mobile digital TV in the U.S. gained an important new advocate. While MDTV development in the U.S. looks to have a bright future, there is still significant work to be done on resolving issues such as station availability cataloging, system development, testing and certification before nationwide adoption can become a reality.

Latest Bluetooth Low Energy Requirements Available at AT4 Wireless

September 6, 2011 5:01 am | Comments

AT4 wireless announces it can already provide all accredited testing services for BLE (Bluetooth low energy) devices. The Bluetooth SIG has just published the latest version of the TCRL (Test Case Reference List) document. In this last version new testing requirements will become active and mandatory.

Rehm Delivers its 3000th Soldering System

September 1, 2011 11:16 am | Comments

The team at Rehm Thermal Systems is currently celebrating following the delivery of its 3000th soldering system. The recipient was Hirschmann Car Communication (HCC) and the event was marked by a special presentation at the customer’s headquarters in Neckartenzlingen, Germany. HCC’s historic purchase centred on the Rehm VisionXP, a sophisticated convection soldering system popular for its process stability, minimal maintenance requirements and ease of operation.

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New Guinness World Record - The World's Toughest Phone

September 1, 2011 9:08 am | Comments

The Sonim XP3300 Force is officially the ‘World's Toughest Phone’ - securing its entry into the Guinness World Records hall of fame: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFLIzzO_-5c . The ultra-rugged phone survived an extreme drop test from a remarkable 25 metres onto concrete without operational damage – a drop higher than a twelve-story building.

Coming to a Cinema Near You: Wireless Stereo Audio Distribution

September 1, 2011 7:54 am | Comments

Cambridge Consultants announced that Doremi Cinema is the first licensee for Salix, its wireless audio distribution system. Doremi Cinema will manufacture the system for the provision of hearing assistance and simultaneous translation under the brand name Fidelio, and deliver two stereo or four mono channels per cinema auditorium, typically assigning a channel for hearing impaired and another for visually impaired users.

Crypto Solution to Load Payments Applications onto Mobile Handsets in a Secure, Efficient Manner

August 31, 2011 11:51 am | Comments

Thales announces the world’s first software for Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) that enables mobile payment issuers to deliver their mobile payment applications to mobile handsets Over-The-Air (OTA) in a simple, efficient and secure manner. According to Juniper Research mobile payments for digital and physical goods, money transfers and NFC (Near Field Communications) transactions will reach almost $630bn by 2014.

Industry's First Cloud Data Center Requirements Toolset

August 31, 2011 10:27 am | Comments

TMNG Global  announced that its flagship proprietary toolset - eLexicon - has been enhanced with the addition of nearly 700 specific data center requirements, making it the first Cloud data center requirements toolset in the industry. "With these new requirements in eLexicon, we conduct assessments of existing data centers, define specifications for new data centers and facilitate the migration of business operations to Cloud environments for our service provider clients," Rich Nespola , TMNG's Chairman and CEO.

CellGuide to Use Baolab's NanoEMS Technology to Add 3D Compasses to its CLIOX-C GPS Chip

August 31, 2011 9:34 am | Comments

CellGuide has announced the selection of Baolab’s award winning NanoEMS technology as a companion to its location and positioning solutions. CellGuide will add Baolab’s recently launched 3D NanoCompass IC to their GPS chip, to create the CLIOX-C, the world’s first fully integrated GPS and compass device.

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Metrics to Consider when Choosing a PAN or WAN Interface for Telehealth Applications

August 31, 2011 8:42 am | by Iboun Taimiya Sylla, Business Development Manager, Medical Business, Texas Instruments | Comments

Introduction Telehealth is becoming a new way of helping people achieve a better quality of life, but the proliferation of wireless technologies has also introduced a personal health and medical device interoperability challenge that has not been seen before. The challenge rests in the need to have several wirelessly equipped devices and end equipments communicate adequately with each other.

Powerful SDR Architecture Enables Highest TD-LTE Performance in Commercial USB Dongle

August 29, 2011 12:56 pm | Comments

Altair Semiconductor  announced that its TD-LTE chipset, integrated in a commercial USB dongle, achieved download speeds of more than 100Mbps in a live over-the-air demonstration. This achievement means the promise of LTE - that the user experience will be enhanced significantly by providing fast download times and data-intensive applications - is now a reality.

TT Electronics OPTEK Technology Earns QML Certification Status for JAN Products

August 29, 2011 7:50 am | Comments

TT electronics OPTEK Technology has earned QML (Qualified Manufacturer List) 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.

10 Bluetooth Low Energy Profiles for Rapid Design of Consumer Medical, Fitness, Alert Applications and More

August 29, 2011 7:31 am | Comments

Texas Instruments launched ten Bluetooth low energy technology profiles with associated sample applications to boost market development of Bluetooth low energy-compliant sensor devices. The Bluetooth low energy application software is a part of TI’s BLE-Stack, and is available royalty-free to all using TI’s CC2540 Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip (SoC).

Texas Instruments MSP430 Launchpad

August 29, 2011 7:09 am | Comments

Another Geek Moment Video discussing Texas Instruments' msp430 launchpad and cc430 low power microcontroller. Watch as this rocket is launched wirelessly from Digi-Key headquarters!   www.

6WIND Joins Network Intelligence Alliance to Drive Innovation and Leadership

August 29, 2011 6:06 am | Comments

6WIND announced that it has become a member of the Network Intelligence Alliance (NI Alliance), an industry organization created for collaboration among the Network Economy’s technology providers. Participation in the NI Alliance will help 6WIND to build and market innovative solutions for customers seeking to improve the performance of packet inspection, analysis and processing within mobile infrastructure and cloud networking equipment.

Global Lighting Technologies Launches IPO

August 29, 2011 5:46 am | Comments

Global Lighting Technologies held an initial public offering of shares of its common stock on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) on July 28, 2011. The initial public offering totaled 15.35 million shares at an initial price of NT $50 ($1.767 USD). The IPO was presided over by GLT’s Chairman, Mang-Shiang Lee, General Manager C.

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