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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.

ACD Implements Altium Designer 10

August 26, 2011 8:55 am | Comments

ACD has implemented Altium Designer 10, a system development platform combining schematic, PCB and embedded software development. ACD implemented Altium Designer 10 to broaden the support of its design team. With the Designer 10, ACD increases its range of schematic capture and board layout. The system interacts with other tools and allows the design team to preview outside data.


Calypto Design Systems Acquires Mentor Catapult C Synthesis Tool

August 26, 2011 8:14 am | Comments

Calypto Design Systems announced it has acquired Catapult C Synthesis from Mentor Graphics Corporation. The merger of two market-leading electronic system level (ESL) products, Catapult C Synthesis and Calypto SLEC System-HLS verification tool, will create a better integrated ESL hardware realization flow, and enhance the company’s partnership with Mentor Graphics, a leader in ESL technology.

Mouser Electronics Sponsors Ho-Pin Tung at the Indy Grand Prix at Sonoma

August 26, 2011 7:44 am | Comments

Mouser Electronics is gearing up to sponsor Chinese Indycar driver Ho-Pin Tung in the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma on August 28. This race marks Mouser’s third Indy appearance this year with Sam Schmidt Motorsports. Ho-Pin Tung will be driving the #88 Mouser Honda as he becomes the first Chinese driver to run in an Indycar event.

Industry Leaders Predict a White Space Economy

August 26, 2011 7:27 am | Comments

Cambridge, UK — Cambridge Consultants has today released a report discussing the foremost business opportunities in wireless technologies enabled by White Space frequencies, predicting the development of the first White Space consumer devices in the next five years. The report, entitled “White Space radio: High Street Hit or Left In the Lab?” is the culmination of a White Space workshop hosted by Cambridge Consultants, and brings together experts from across the wireless and broadcast industries including representatives from Nokia, Samsung, BBC, BSkyB, Neul and CSR to discuss White Space technology.


Smartphones to Account for Majority of Cellphone Shipments by 2015

August 26, 2011 7:12 am | Comments

El Segundo, Calif. — Driven by booming sales of low-end models, shipments of smartphone will rise to account for more than half of the worldwide cellphone market in 2015, according to a new IHS iSuppli Mobile Handset Market Tracker report from information and analysis provider IHS (NYSE: IHS). Global smartphone unit shipments will soar to 1.

SRS Labs and Spice Mobility Bring HD-Quality Audio Enabled Mobile Devices to Indian Market

August 26, 2011 6:54 am | Comments

SRS Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRSL) announced that it has signed an agreement with Spice Mobility, an India-based mobile brand, to incorporate SRS WOW HD within their feature phones starting with the new Cappuccino model. “Following the global demand and infatuation with mobile phones and multimedia devices, India is experiencing tremendous growth when it comes to mobile phone adoption,” said Bob Lyle, Vice President of Mobile Solutions Group for SRS Labs.

GaN, SiC, Digital Power, PwrSiP, Wireless Charging and More at DPF '11

August 26, 2011 6:32 am | Comments

Corona, California, August 25, 2011 – The Plenary Session at the 2011 Darnell Power Forum will feature senior executives from Efficient Power Conversion, Electric Power Research Institute, IBM, Qualcomm, SemiSouth Laboratories, Petra Solar, Transphorm and Cree. Plenary session topics will include new data center power architectures, advanced GaN and SiC devices, wireless charging technologies, renewable energy, and the smart grid.

Personal Communication Still Key to Customer Service in Today's Marketplace

August 26, 2011 6:24 am | Comments

By: Jim Greig, Sales and Marketing Manager Electronic Materials In today’s tough economic times, there is a lot of discussion about how to communicate in a more cost-effective and efficient manner. And while social media and the myriad of electronic tools we now have at our disposal certainly have their place in marketing and sales efforts, as well as customer relations, there is still a need for personal communication.


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