TruePosition today announced a five year non exclusive extension to its contract with AT&T for the supply of high accuracy TruePosition Uplink Time Difference of Arrival (U-TDOA) technology and services in support of their wireless Enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) solution. With this agreement in place, TruePosition will continue to support AT&T’s wireless E9-1-1 solution as AT&T evolves its wireless technology with a UMTS based E9-1-1 solution.
Texas Instruments Incorporated announced the Stellaris 2.4 GHz CC2560 Bluetooth Wireless Kit (DK-EM2-2560B), aimed at jumpstarting Bluetooth-enabled designs. The kit includes the high-throughput, power-efficient CC2560 Bluetooth solution and proven Bluetooth stack within StellarisWare software. The performance and integration of Stellaris MCUs pair with TI's leading Bluetooth solution to help developers address the demand for more streaming audio, remote control and data transfer in industrial and consumer applications.
OK International is pleased to announce they will be sponsoring this year’s first annual hand soldering competition at the IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition, September 21st and 22nd, 2011. Taking place at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois, the exhibition is free for attendees and allows them to meet experts from the electronics industry, see new technologies and evaluate suppliers all in one convenient location.
Starting July 28, 2011, Avnet Electronics Marketing and Texas Instruments (TI) will be demonstrating wireless connectivity capabilities with the assistance of TI’s eZ430-Chronos wireless watch development kit. This latest series of SpeedWay Design Workshops are being held in nearly 40 cities throughout North America.
Data Foundry announces the opening of Texas 1 , the first purpose-built, carrier-neutral data center in the Central Texas region. The initial phase of the highly anticipated 250,000 square foot data center is now fully operational and the first customers have started moving in. With the addition of Texas 1, Data Foundry now operates three carrier-neutral data centers in Texas: Texas 1 and ADC, located in Austin, and HDC in Houston.
Digital Map provider AND Automotive Navigation Data teams up with AvMap, world leader in Satellite Navigation Systems. AvMap will bring turn-by-turn navigation for the iPhone and iPad with Western European Navigation Maps. The application will be available via iTunes and is initially available for individual Western European countries.
A new report published by analyst firm Juniper Research forecasts that the number of global smartphone shipments will reach one billion per annum in 2016, up from 302 million in 2010. Smartphones – traditionally high-end handsets – will make-up the majority of shipments in five years’ time, as this type of device becomes available at lower price points.
Following on from the success of award-winning app Streetmuseum, the Museum of London has joined forces with AETN UK’s flagship channel HISTORY to develop a new app which gives users the opportunity to see Roman London as it was 2,000 years ago. Streetmuseum Londinium will direct users to locations across London where they can immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and remains of Roman life.
CYBRA Corporation just released the findings of their latest customer survey of RFID trends. Survey results mirror the industry trend towards increasing adoption of RFID technology. An analysis of the results of an RFID survey of more than 100 companies conducted by CYBRA Corporation showed that 34% of organizations are using, piloting, or already in the process of implementing RFID technology.
Communication service providers committed almost US$8 billion to cloud-related pursuits in the first six months of 2011, but recent acquisitions won’t boost cloud revenues overnight and service differentiation remains poor, according to Informa Telecoms & Media’s Telecom Cloud Monitor, a new analytical tool evaluating CSPs’ cloud strategies.
Digi-Key announced the addition of UBM Electronics' EBN as a valued community partner for Digi-Key's TechXchangeSM online engineering community. EBN is the market-leading interactive community site for senior executives, managers, financial analysts, and other professionals involved in managing supply chain activities in the high-tech equipment sector.
Harry Ostaffe, VP of Marketing and Business Development Powercast Corporation Wireless sensor network (WSN) deployments are rapidly increasing. ABI Research reported that in 2010, WSN chip shipments grew >300 percent and wireless-enabled building automation sensors grew 80 percent. The majority of these sensor nodes are battery-powered which deploy and install rapidly compared to wiring.
For decades, D-subminiature connectors have been the interconnect of choice in many electronic systems. Over time, these connectors have evolved to meet changing requirements in a wide variety of applications. D-subminiature connectors are available in six package sizes. Each package size can be configured with standard and high-density contact spacing, as well as mixed contact densities.
Lotus Technical Services announced that they have successfully completed a design verification project at CEITEC S.A., Brazil over a four month period. The Lotus Technical Services team was invited to deliver the design verification project report to the Minister of Science and Technology Mr. Aloizio Mercadante Oliva and Dr.
STMicroelectronics announced the availability of the Mentor Embedded Inflexion User Interface software product on the SPEAr (Structured Processor Enhanced Architecture) family of processors, which are based on ARM core technology. The integration of the Mentor Graphics Inflexion UI product on SPEAr processors will enable rapid implementation of rich and dynamic 2D and 3D UIs for product differentiation in target embedded control applications across market segments, from computer peripherals and communication, to industrial automation.