3D Systems Corporation (Nasdaq:TDSC) announced today that it plans to host the new sensation in 3D performance art, blablabLAB, at the Bay Area Maker Faire on May 21st-22nd, 2011, in the Show Barn at the San Mateo County Fair Grounds. blablabLAB became an instant youtube and engadget hit after posting their "be your own souvenir" video.
Premier Farnell announced a global franchise distribution agreement with Johanson Technology and Johanson Dielectrics, a leading specialist in the design and supply of ceramic solutions and a comprehensive range of RF specific applications. Premier Farnell customers will now have global access to Johanson Technology and Johanson Dielectrics’ expansive portfolio of high frequency ceramic solutions for cellular, WLAN, Bluetooth, RF/microwave, millimetre wave, and fibre optic applications, as well as custom high frequency ceramic solutions.
Recent research performed on the wireless test equipment market has shown that LTE technology and backhaul that is being developed for 3G and 4G networks are among the most significant trends in this arena. These networks are known to be very centralized in their management. Networks are expected to become more dispersed as the industry moves to LTE, creating a number of quality related issues.
Energy harvesters do not necessarily make sense in all potential applications where a battery is replaced. Battery technology is continuously advancing and due to volumes achieved, the price points reached are at levels where harvesters cannot compete. That is not always the case though as, energy harvesting is well fitted to niche markets where battery replacement is not an option.
Small, low consumption power supplies are critical for alternative energies The formerly “green” energy efficiency topics are now a main stream issue – and not just post Fukushima. Solar and wind power continue to gain ground as alternatives to fossil fuel energy. New technologies in both control systems and power modules allow these new methods of energy harvesting to be more efficient, to generate cleaner power and at the same time reduce the costs of implementation and maintenance by using low energy / low consumption management devices.
Have you heard of smart meters? Do you understand them? If so, you've had a leg up on me until now. I've heard of smart meters here and there from the odd news article or website, but to me the grapevine has been more like an invisible beehive: all buzz and no honey. Where are they? Why don't I have one yet, and will I have to buy it to be part of the system? Do they really save energy? Is Big Brother counting my kilowatts for me now, or what? These are the questions that don't keep me up at night, but I suspect more and more people are asking.
Avnet Embedded Americas, part of Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), introduces Performance Matched Kits , a complete portfolio of motherboard, display, peripheral and support products from world-class manufacturers that eliminates the need to source individual components, develop cables and spend precious time and resources validating hardware.
Taking energy efficiency in electronic devices a step further, the 3M Optical Systems Division today provided a sneak preview of its energy efficiency exhibit highlights that will be featured during SID Display Week 2011, to be held May 16-20 in Los Angeles, Calif. Demonstrating how the company's films make today’s electronic devices more efficient, without sacrificing display performance, 3M will showcase its latest energy efficiency films for tablets, handheld devices, notebooks, monitors and LCD TVs.
Texas Memory Systems, maker of The World’s Fastest Storage®, introduces the new high-performance RamSan-70, a 900-GB half-length PCIe card featuring Toshiba’s newest 32nm SLC Flash. The RamSan-70 carries on Texas Memory Systems’ tradition of delivering a complete integrated RamSan® storage solution on a single board.
As part of the Home Gateway Initiative’s (HGI) forward looking work, exciting plans for the analysis of next generation (NG) communications in the connected home have been drawn up in Paris by broadband service providers (BSPs) and manufacturers. Ideas were brought to the table by Samsung and France Telecom that will lead to integrated communications that enhance the end user experience.
For two months, 27 hackerspace teams across the globe have been working on their projects for “ The Great Global Hackerspace Challenge ,” and today global electronics community element14 announced three semi-finalists: BuildBrighton, Hackerspace Charlotte and Pumping Station: One. These three teams will present their projects at Maker Faire Bay Area on May 22 to an esteemed panel of judges, including Benjamin J.
Analog Devices, Inc., a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications, demonstrated a development platform which can be used to design and optimize motor control systems with any type of motor. By coupling the power efficiency of the Analog Devices’ Blackfin processor with the flexibility of Matlab, a high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, and Simulink, a model-based design environment, the development platform embraces the key objectives for reducing power consumption, development time and costs.
Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE: IMG; "Imagination"), a leading multimedia and communications technologies company, is debuting FlowWorld, a key component of its Flow Technology cloud connectivity platform, at ESC Silicon Valley 2011. FlowWorld is a configurable portal technology enabling the connection of devices to the cloud.
Half of mobile operators planning to launch LTE networks will do so initially in the 2.6GHz band A recent survey conducted by Informa Telecoms & Media of more than 150 operators and 50 national regulators in the world’s major markets, indicates that eight core LTE bands are emerging as the most popular choice for initial LTE launches.
With scores of smartphones available, one obvious way for them to stand out is with size. Two new phones take that to extremes: HP's tiny Veer 4G and Samsung's massive Infuse 4G. Both have the foundations of good smartphones, including great operating software and the ability to run on AT&T's high-speed "4G" network.