Past attempts of providing this functionality have not been successful due to the difficulty with far-field voice input processing (FFVIP). When a microphone is close to the mouth of the individual talking, the quality of the audio tends to be better and louder than the surrounding noise.
WAGO Corporation’s High-Current 789 Series DC-DC Converters power I/O within mobile manufacturing, remote energy production, and material handling applications. The 789 Series features a width of 17.5 mm and up to 90% efficiency (24 VDC in, full load).
The RNCP series from Stackpole has no silver or other susceptible metals in the terminations to cause sulfur contamination. Additional features include applicability in automotive and industrial control applications, construction and heavy equipment, power supplies, and anywhere sulfur contamination is a concern.
Anderson Power Products (APP) has announced a new addition to the SB connector family with the release of their new 2 pole SB 2/0 connector. The SB 2/0 offers larger wire capability and increased current carrying capability over the similar sized SB 175 connector.
Most car drivers have had the experience of hearing a buzzing, squeaky, or rattling sound while driving but not being able to figure out where the noise is coming from. The problem could be simple, requiring a quick fix, or could be serious enough to bring a car to a mechanic
This week on WDD’s HotSpot, Casetop from Livi Design is a netbook-like combo that uses a smartphone for its computing power; the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has created new microbatteries, sought to achieve a more favorable balance between energy and density; and SM Instrument Company and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have created a sound camera, the SeeSV-S205.
A new joint innovation by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the University of Cambridge could pave the way for redefining the ampere in terms of fundamental constants of physics. The world's first graphene single-electron pump (SEP), described in a paper in Nature Nanotechnology, provides the speed of electron flow needed to create a new standard for electrical current based on electron charge.
The electrodes, called anodes and cathodes, are the building blocks of powerful battery arrays like those used in electric and hybrid vehicles. They are copper on one side and coated with a black compound to store lithium on the other. Lithium ions travel from the anode to the cathode while the battery is being charged and in the reverse direction when discharging energy.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Pivot Point, the leading designer and manufacturer of non-threaded fastener solutions, we're improving Artificial Intelligence with sensors, flying robotic bees, making hypersonic history, and getting ready to launch GOES-R.
AVX Corporation has announced that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has issued Drawings for high-reliability versions of its Accu-P thin film capacitor series, which exhibits both extremely low capacitance values (0.05 pF) and ultra-tight capacitance tolerances (±0.01 pF).
Just 5.2 to 6.2 mm wide, WAGO Corporation’s TOPJOBS Double-Deck Fuse and Disconnect Terminal Blocks are up to 24% more compact than existing designs on the market. Space-efficiency is achieved by carrying fusing or disconnect capabilities on the top deck...
Three-dimensional magnetic vortices were discovered by scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) together with colleagues from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) within the scope of an international cooperation.
AVX Corporation has extended its line of high-reliability board-to-board compression connectors for commercial, medical, and harsh industrial applications with the addition of an ultra-low-profile power connector. Featuring gold-plated beryllium copper (BeCu) contacts that are insert-molded within the insulator for location and mechanical stability.
Advanced Power Electronics has announced the APE2902, a high-efficiency VFM Step-up DC-DC converter for small, low-input voltage or battery powered systems with ultra-low quiescent supply current. Devices can operate from a positive input voltage between the start-up voltage and VOUT and convert it to a higher output voltage.
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid."For solar and wind power to be used in a significant way, we need a battery made of economical materials that are easy to scale and still efficient," said Yi Cui...
A team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST has developed in vivo silicon-based flexible large scale integrated circuits (LSI) for bio-medical wireless communication.
A handheld diagnostic device that Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators first developed to diagnose cancer has been adapted to rapidly diagnose tuberculosis (TB) and other important infectious bacteria. Two papers appearing in the journals Nature Communications and Nature Nanotechnology...
Molex Inc. has introduced a portfolio of aerodynamic DDR3 DIMM sockets and ultra-low profile DDR3 DIMM memory module sockets, both of which are ideal for demanding memory applications in telecommunication, networking and storage systems, advanced computing platforms, industrial controls, and medical equipment.
Crystek's CVCO33BE-6000-6000 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 6,000 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 to ~4.5 V. This VCO also features a typical phase noise of -85 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz and a 0.5” x 0.5” SMD package.
W. L. Gore & Associates and its latest venting and cabinet cooling products enable the telecommunications industry to remain connected and protected. Gore will be displaying new venting products and cooling filters that ensure reliability and long-lasting performance...
Ritron, Inc. introduces the new HP Series transceiver, which features the same high performance RF specifications and reliability as the existing DTX+ Series with the added benefit of a high power transmitter. This permits signals to penetrate obstacles and/or travel farther distances depending upon how the transceiver is deployed...
This week on the HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, students at Carnegie Mellon University have developed the ZoomBoard system, a full miniature QWERTY keyboard for stand-alone smartwatches; a biometric payment terminal from Paytouch; interactive sleepwear that have bedtime stories digitally hidden in them; and miniature medical devices that tap the power of the smartphone.
Koger came to Philadelphia this week to demonstrate the i-limb ultra revolution, a prosthetic developed by the British firm Touch Bionics. Using a stylus and an iPhone, Koger can choose any of 24 grip patterns that best suit his needs.
The researchers' primary purpose was to explore an efficient and versatile means to merge electronics with tissue. The scientists used 3D printing of cells and nanoparticles followed by cell culture to combine a small coil antenna with cartilage, creating what they term a bionic ear.
Normal vision is essentially a spatial sense that often relies upon touch and movement during and after development, there is often a correlation between how an object looks and how it feels. Moreover, as a child's senses develop, there is cross-referencing between the various senses.