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Hybrid Positioning and CellLocate - Increased Reliability and Indoor Positioning

July 6, 2011 9:40 am | Comments

Although GPS is a widespread technology, GPS positioning is not always possible, particularly in shielded environments such as indoors and enclosed park houses, or when a GPS jamming signal is present. The situation can be improved by augmenting GPS receiver data with mobile network cell attributes to provide a level of redundancy that can benefit numerous applications.

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Digi-Key’s TechXchangeSM Welcomes EE Times as a Community Partner

July 6, 2011 9:39 am | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced the addition of UBM Electronics' EE Times, a premier electronics industry news outlet, as a valued community partner for Digi-Key's TechXchangeSM online engineering community.

New Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong Tourism App by XS2TheWorld Sets New Standard

July 6, 2011 9:27 am | Comments

Smartphone users are spoiled when it comes to on-the-move information. Lost in the city? Just access Google Maps and you’ll know exactly where you are. Need a bar? Look up a few in the area and choose which one you want according to the reviews. Now Cathay Pacific Airways and the Hong Kong Tourism Board, in conjunction with McCann Erickson and XS2Theworld, has created an app that does all of this in one place, and a lot more besides.

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AWR Gifts Software to Winning Teams of IMS 2011 Power Amplifier Student Design Contest

July 6, 2011 8:28 am | Comments

What: “The Story” AWR Corporation, the innovation leader in high frequency EDA, has awarded the top three winning teams of the 2011 International Microwave Symposium High Efficiency Power Amplifier Student Design Contest with fully-functional, one-year, personal-use licenses for its popular Microwave Office® and Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) software suites – inclusive of AXIEM™ 3D planar EM software.

Report Reveals That Telecoms and Pay TV Operators Need 'Bigger' Bundles to Win Over Customers

July 6, 2011 7:48 am | Comments

According to the latest research from Informa Telecoms & Media, telecoms and pay TV operators will increasingly need to add new services such as Spotify and YouView to their bundles to keep existing subscribers and attract new ones. Although the simple packaging of telecoms and media products at a discounted rate might not seem like the most innovative strategy, it has proved to be the most powerful one as customers place more value on price, simplicity and convenience.

Tektronix Acquires Veridae Systems, Inc.

July 6, 2011 5:41 am | Comments

Tektronix, Inc., announced the acquisition of Veridae Systems, Inc. The details of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2009 to commercialize research from the University of British Columbia, Veridae delivers three leading products for ASIC/FPGA prototyping debug, ASIC post silicon validation and FPGA-based system product validation into leading semiconductor and system product companies.

US Photovoltaic Project Pipeline Soars to 17 Gigawatts, Solarbuzz Reports

July 6, 2011 5:31 am | Comments

Following reductions in feed-in-tariffs across Europe, the rapid rise in the photovoltaic project pipeline in the US market now represents one of the most compelling PV market growth opportunities anywhere in the world. According to the July 2011 edition of the United States Deal Tracker database released by Solarbuzz today, the US non-residential photovoltaic (PV) pipeline now exceeds 17 gigawatts (GW).

Two New Distributor Appointments in Taiwan for Energy Micro

July 6, 2011 5:19 am | Comments

Energy Micro has announced the appointment of two new distributors for Taiwan. Maxtek Technology and Retronix Technology will support Energy Micro's complete portfolio of energy friendly ARM Cortex based EFM32 Gecko MCUs and EFR4 Draco RF transceivers for ultra low power applications. Located in Taipei, Maxtek has operated as a dedicated distributor of electronic components since 1992.

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Analog Devices’ Technical Webcast ‘Powering Your Circuit’ Focuses on Power Supply Design Considerations

July 6, 2011 5:13 am | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) will broadcast its “Powering Your Circuit” webcast on July 13, 2011, at 2:00 pm EDT. This 60-minute webcast is the first dealing with the important – but often overlooked subject – of power supply design. About The ‘Powering Your Circuit’ Webcast The webcast will explore power supply operation, including the different types of power supplies, various conversion methods, how power supplies affect the signal chain and how to select the best regulator for your circuit.

Digi-Key’s TechXchange Welcomes EE Times as a Community Partner

July 5, 2011 12:23 pm | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation announced the addition of UBM Electronics' EE Times, a premier electronics industry news outlet, as a valued community partner for Digi-Key's TechXchangeSM online engineering community. EE Times is an electronics industry resource for design and development engineers.

Enspert Selects u-blox GPS for Advanced Multimedia E-reader Tablet

July 5, 2011 12:18 pm | Comments

Enspert has selected u-blox as its GPS technology provider for its 2011 IDENTITY product line featuring a series of affordable Android-based multimedia tablets. The IDENTITY tab is an innovative media and productivity device for education and entertainment, delivering color LCD e-book reader capabilities along with HDquality video playback and Web browsing.

STMicroelectronics Expands Capabilities in Convergent Home Digital Networking and Smart Grid

July 5, 2011 12:01 pm | Comments

STMicroelectronics is enhancing its powerline communication (PLC) capabilities with the completion of its acquisition of the semiconductor assets and intellectual property of Arkados. Arkados has been a leading player in the new industry initiative HomePlug, focused on accelerating the development and deployment of Convergent Digital Home Networking, and ST has been working closely with Arkados since late 2008 to develop best-in-class HomePlug wideband PLC solutions.

IPX: The Foundation of the Future

July 5, 2011 10:43 am | Comments

By Bill Dudley, Group Director, Product Management, Operator Services Sybase Inc., an SAP Company The world as we know it is changing. Fast. The mobile space, in particular, is exploding with possibilities. New types of communication are converging with new kinds of connected devices, new technology and new trends.

Micro Power Announces Iron Phosphate Battery for Replacement of Sealed Lead Acid Batteries

July 5, 2011 10:19 am | Comments

Micro Power announced IronWorks, a patent pending Iron Phosphate battery solution, which serves as a drop-in replacement for Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries. Manufacturers of mobile equipment can now achieve lighter weight, longer runtime, faster charge time and longer cycle life with this new standard U1 format battery.

TI Achieves First Netflix HD Certification, Brings New Streaming Capabilities to Android Devices

July 5, 2011 9:55 am | Comments

Texas Instruments became the first partner to achieve the Netflix Silicon Reference Implementation (SRI) certification for the Netflix HD application on Android. TI’s OMAP 4 platform, complete with M-Shield security technology and TI’s quad-radio WiLink 7.0 connectivity combo solution, met the Netflix requirements for mobile content streaming, including the ability to run up to full high-definition (HD) 1080p video within strict security measures.

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