A brain implant developed at the University of Michigan uses the body's skin like a conductor to wirelessly transmit the brain's neural signals to control a computer, and may eventually be used to reactivate paralyzed limbs. The implant is called the BioBolt, and unlike other neural interface technologies that establish a connection from the brain to an external device such as a computer, it's minimally invasive and low power, said principal investigator Euisik Yoon , a professor in the U-M College of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions is pleased to announce Glen Fields’ appointment as Director, Aerospace and Defense, reporting to Suja Ramnath, Vice President and General Manager of M/A-COM Tech's market-facing businesses. Mr. Fields is now responsible for leading M/A-COM Tech's aerospace and defense initiatives.
With an eye to the future, Lutterworth-based JJS Electronics has recently recruited four Engineering students for its Advanced Apprenticeship scheme. JJS worked closely with the Learning South Leicestershire (LSL) Centre at Lutterworth College to define the scheme and identify suitable candidates. John Redmond, Assistant Principal at Lutterworth College said: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with JJS Electronics Ltd and the fact that they have selected some of our students for their Apprenticeship scheme.
Adax, SURF Communication Solutions and RadiSys, global leaders in telecom solutions, announced the successful delivery of a key component in the migration to LTE – CSFB (Circuit Switched Fallback) – to a major APAC provider of integrated wireless solutions. The customer was impressed by the close cooperation among the partners, all members of the RadiSys Alliance Partner Program (RAPP), in providing this standards-based solution in a rapid timeframe.
BTI Systems and DragonWave have teamed together to create an integrated solution to deliver cost-effective, scalable capacity across metro fiber networks. Driven by the massive adoption of advanced 3G and 4G wireless services, BTI Systems and DragonWave will address the need for backhaul of mobile broadband data from the tower to the switching center by combining the strengths of their respective packet optical metro networking and high-capacity packet convergence solutions to advance mobile backhaul transport.
Hosted by Alix Paultre, the Tinker's Toolbox is the Advantage Design Group's web-based interview show where we talk about the latest technology, components, and design issues for the electronic design engineering community. In this episode, we talk to Harry Ostaffe of Powercast on energy harvesting technology with a focus on RF power capture.
The Portland Group announced that it is now shipping the PGI CUDA C and C++ compilers for systems based on the industry standard general-purpose 64-bit and 32-bit x86 architectures. CUDA is NVIDIA’s parallel computing architecture that enables dramatic increases in computing performance by harnessing the power of NVIDIA GPUs (graphics processing units).
Nokia Siemens Networks has invested an undisclosed amount for a stake in ClariPhy, who provides advanced integrated circuits that improve the efficiency and capacity of networks used for transporting vast quantities of information. Specifically, Nokia Siemens Networks’ investment supports ClariPhy’s development of highly integrated single chip complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS)* integrated circuits (ICs) for high performance optical networks digital signaling processing (DSP)**.
This week Singapore will become the new regional hub for global leading mobile messaging solutions company Dialogue Communications. The new office will help to drive operations in Asia to deliver innovative mobile messaging services, including bulk and wholesale SMS and SMS software integrations. Dialogue will mark the opening of the regional headquarters on Thursday with an opening event at the Ying Yang Bar – during the same week as Asia’s leading ICT show CommunicAsia2011.
Magma Design Automation announced a partnership with Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS to develop process-independent Titan FlexCell models of the Institute’s analog intellectual property (IP) cores. Through the partnership, Magma will provide Fraunhofer IIS with access to Titan analog design accelerators and FineSim SPICE simulation technology and will assist in creating models of complex analog macro cells, including analog-digital converters (ADC).
THUS and hosting specialists Content Guru, announced they will be offering STORM - Europe’s largest mass interactive communications platform - to the SME market. With the proliferation of new technology, such as cloud services, medium-sized businesses have far greater access to the quality of systems and applications they require.
Datapoint announced a £10 million, five year managed services contract with O2. Datapoint has created a virtual, multi-channel contact centre linking all of O2’s UK core contact centres. It provides O2 customers with a fast, efficient service via phone and SMS messages and, in the future, will offer the ability to integrate other communication channels such as social media.
KSW Microtec AG will demonstrate a secure roadmap for e-ticketing and eID cards for the Latin American market at ID WORLD Rio de Janeiro, June 21 to 22, 2011. A highlight of KSW's presence at the event will be a conference presentation on June 21 by KSW Microtec's Chief Technology Officer, Carsten Nieland.
AdaptiveMobile launches its second Global Security Insights in Mobile report, which examines consumers’ evolving perception of trust in mobile services and highlights a significant gap between users’ concerns about mobile security and their knowledge about how to stay protected. The research, comprising 1,000 interviews with UK smartphone users in May 2011, highlights that whilst mobile operators are more trusted than many other service providers, this trust hinges on those operators ensuring they can safeguard subscribers’ personal data and protect them from financial loss.
Rehm Thermal Systems recently joined forces with Siemens CT in Berlin to deliver the third Berlin Technology Forum. Held on 31st May 2011 in the German capital, the successful event was themed around the subject of ‘new components’ and aimed to guide attendees through the complexities of processing QFNs and LEDs.