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Who’s Managing Your Power Management?

February 6, 2013 2:09 pm | by Bob Frostholm, JVD Inc. | Comments

Today’s complex systems employ a wide variety of semiconductor technologies. From the deepest sub nanometer processors to the Analog I/O, it’s easy to see the need for power management devices for 1.0V, 1.2V, 1.5V, 1.8V, 2.2V, 2.5V, 2.8V, 3.0V, 3.3V and more, all in the same box.

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Raspberry Pi Receives 'Generous' Google Grant for Education

February 4, 2013 5:37 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Google Giving, a philanthropic department of the Internet search giant, has awarded the U.K.-based Raspberry Pi Foundation with a “very generous” grant to provide better educational tools for young students in the U.K. Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt visited Cambridge this morning to help teach programming to a classroom of local students.

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How to Secure Your Devices in a Machine-to-Machine World

February 4, 2013 5:26 pm | by Peter Holmelin, VP of Development, Netop | Comments

If you mention connectivity, most people think of smartphones, PCs, web TVs, web cams, and the Internet. But soon, these devices will make up only a small proportion of the machine-to-machine (M2M) connected world.  With the number of M2M devices set to balloon over the next few years, there are some serious security ramifications for businesses.

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Making Use of Advances in the Integrated Engineering Desktop

February 1, 2013 4:56 pm | by Tony Christian, Director, Cambashi | Comments

We encountered a revolution in the early 1980s in engineering design, with rudimentary 2D drafting systems and manual intensive analysis packages. They offered increased productivity as well as the ability to reach the physical prototypic and testing stage with much greater certainty in the product’s performance.

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Experts’ Perspectives on Delay-Tolerant Networking at IEEE GLOBECOM 2012

January 30, 2013 2:09 pm | by Scott Burleigh, Principal Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology | Comments

Conceived as a way to build a network across interplanetary space, funded by DARPA as a way to bring reliable communications to the chaos of combat, currently serving applications as diverse as file transfer from the International Space Station and email for reindeer herders, Delay-Tolerant Networking (also known as “Disruption-Tolerant Networking”.

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IEEE GLOBECOM 2012 to Focus on the Next Wave of Internet & IPv6 Deployment

January 30, 2013 1:49 pm | by Latif Ladid, President IPv6 Forum, Senior Researcher at the University of Luxembourg | Comments

From 3 – 7 December, IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, the premier international conference dedicated to the advancement of communications technologies worldwide, will hold its 55th annual event at the fabled Disneyland Hotel located at the heart of the Downtown Disney District and moments from the Disneyland theme and Adventure Parks in Anaheim, California.

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Advancing Wireless Careers Worldwide Through the IEEE WCET Program

January 30, 2013 12:36 pm | by Rulei Ting, Program Director, IEEE WCET | Comments

The proliferation of wireless communications rapidly shapes and re-shapes every phase of twenty-first century life and business. Worldwide industries representing finance, healthcare, transportation, public safety, security, government, and utilities are already expanding operations with advanced technologies that instantaneously relay text, data, and visuals to widespread locations, while controlling any number of remote devices.

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Advancing Wireless Careers Worldwide Through the IEEE WCET Program

January 4, 2013 10:13 am | Comments

The proliferation of wireless communications rapidly shapes and re-shapes every phase of twenty-first century life and business. Worldwide industries representing finance, healthcare, transportation, public safety, security, government and utilities are already expanding operations with advanced technologies that instantaneously relay text, data and visuals to widespread locations, while controlling any number of remote devices.

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Connected Support - Wireless M2M is the Enabler for High-value Product Support

January 2, 2013 11:22 am | by Lee Vishloff, Principal Engineer, Tech-Knows Services Inc. | Comments

Many businesses sell specialized industrial process equipment to a global set of customers and have remote support problem. These businesses are often small and medium sized enterprises with specialized skills, and are the only true experts capable of maintaining their customers’ specialized equipment in the field.

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Sometimes Success Means We Break the Rules

January 2, 2013 7:29 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Comments

Not every process solution fits within the guidance of the process improvement methodologies we know. Sometimes, the best solution to the challenge comes from doing what our methodologies would decidedly not do. Rules are important, especially when it comes to governance, but they cannot possibly anticipate or address every single scenario that might come along.

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National Research Council Gives NASA a C-

January 2, 2013 7:27 am | Comments

By Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos  The U. S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has just been judged by a blue-ribbon panel appointed by the National Research Council (NRC) at the instigation of Congress.  That branch of government wanted an independent assessment of NASA’s strategic direction and goals in light of continuing fiscal constraints and national priorities.

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Big Brother Takes the Wheel

January 2, 2013 7:12 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Associate Editor, PD&D | Comments

Is placing black boxes in automobiles really an invasion of the driver’s privacy? While I am all for the advancement of automobile safety, I wonder if placing black boxes in  a cars is stepping over the privacy boundary? A recent article, “Black Boxes in Cars Raise Privacy Concerns” discussed the placement of event data recorders, also known as black boxes, being placed in new cars and light trucks – such a development caused me to raise an eyebrow.

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Cordsets: A Critical Component for Enterprise-Wide Communication and Control

December 11, 2012 10:56 am | Comments

By Eric Sipe, Custom Product Engineering Manager, TURCK Industrial cordsets are required for nearly every operation in a manufacturing plant, providing a key component for everything from providing sufficient power distribution to enabling facility-wide communication and control. Reliable cordset solutions are necessary for achieving and maintaining continued application operation and employee productivity.

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Wireless Force Sensing Technology Improves Biomedical Device Design and Function

December 11, 2012 10:08 am | Comments

Advancements in wireless force sensing technologies have improved the design of biomedical devices for patient utilization. By Jeannine Croteau, Marketing and Mark Lowe, Product Manager The medical device industry is constantly evolving due to the progressive nature of technology. Design engineers and consumers are looking for sleeker, smaller medical devices that do not inhibit their every day activity.

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Enabling the Development of Wireless Applications for ZigBee Novices

December 11, 2012 9:55 am | by AIR team, Anaren, Inc. | Comments

Manufacture seeks to provide ‘total solution’ of hardware, firmware, and support to decode ZigBee for relative novices of RF and software As a wide range of private companies and other standards-promulgating bodies compete to establish their respective wireless protocols as ‘the default’ for a given niche (e.

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