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The Fastest Way To Sync iOS/Android/Windows Phones?

10/07/2014 by Betterworld
Dear members, I'm facing a pretty interesting challenge, which is: "How to connect multiple smartphones in the quickest and simplest way and leverage...
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Last comment 10/09/2014 by PFR

Bandpass Filter Response

09/27/2014 by kristine14
can someone help me answer this quiz
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Last comment 09/27/2014 by Tornado

To Switch + Or - Supply?

09/24/2014 by Del the cat
I have an RFID module which can only be reset by power down. There is a back up battery on the main board, which means it doesn't ever power down and...
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Last comment 09/28/2014 by Del the cat
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Wireless Technology Blog

98 blog entries, 2437 comments (0 Viewing)

The Touchy Feely Side of Wireless

10/18/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Believe it or not, there is a growing field of study focused on consumers' experience with their wireless devices. Quality of Experience (QOE) tak...
Views: 60, Comments: 1
Last comment 10/19/2014 by geraldpaxton

PRP Ensures Wireless Reliability

09/10/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Although its roots are in wired network communication, Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) could make wireless networks more reliable. By integrating...
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Making a Mesh of Things

08/04/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A wireless turnkey solution has made its field debut. MeshNetworks software enables industrial and building automation sectors to add wireless sen...
Views: 283, Comments: 1
Last comment 08/08/2014 by BIN95
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Networking & Communications

77 blog entries, 925 comments (0 Viewing)

What Happens When The Internet Gets Nuked?

10/08/2014 by HUSH
Have you ever heard of the nuclear football? The name is a metaphor (unfortunately), but it's about an apt description as one would expect, consider...
Pathfinder Tags: future guardian Internet shut down future ...
Views: 278, Comments: 23
Last comment 10/11/2014 by C-Mac

Will RF Hacking Get Worse Before Better?

10/07/2014 by Hannes
I'd wager that, here in America, most individuals assume they're being surveilled or potentially hacked at any given moment. If it's not the NSA, it...
Pathfinder Tags: rf hacking sdr software defined radio
Views: 183, Comments: 10
Last comment 10/11/2014 by europium mkII

Who's Spying on Your Cell Phone?

09/10/2014 by HUSH
Growing up, I saw always a fan of Spy vs. Spy (that according to my research is still appearing in MAD Magazine to this day). For those unfamiliar,...
Pathfinder Tags: cell phone spying surveillance
Views: 400, Comments: 21
Last comment 10/10/2014 by europium mkII
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Electronic Components

94 blog entries, 627 comments (0 Viewing)

RFID is Key to IoT

09/26/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
One of the hottest technology topics is the Internet of Things (IoT), and how the number of IoT enabled smart devices is skyrocketing. But the IoT...
Views: 207, Comments: 2
Last comment 09/28/2014 by Usbport

Talking Cars are Coming to a Dealer Near You

08/18/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Technologies enabling self-driving cars got some high-level publicity recently when U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a speech about the natio...
Views: 312, Comments: 12
Last comment 09/25/2014 by James Stewart

Reconfigurable Clockless Logic Replaces ASICs

06/13/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Startup Wave Semiconductor is developing a new class of reprogrammable logic devices called Azure, which the company claims can replace costly appli...
Views: 365, Comments: 1
Last comment 06/16/2014 by Tom_Consulting
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Display Technologies

84 blog entries, 299 comments (0 Viewing)

Researchers Discover the Future of Digital Displays

09/24/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Imagine an ultra high-resolution display built directly into your contact lenses! That's exactly what researchers have imagined, and potentially cre...
Views: 147, Comments: 2
Last comment 09/25/2014 by Rixter

Displays to Eliminate Reading Glasses

09/06/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
It sounds like science fiction, but a new computer display technology could eliminate the need for reading glasses. The technology uses algorithms...
Views: 313, Comments: 14
Last comment 09/12/2014 by kramarat

A Screen Made of Sapphire

08/04/2014 by cheme_wordsmithy
As the market for smartphones, tablets, and other consumer electronics continues to grow, so does our use of touch screens. It's no surprise then to s...
Views: 378, Comments: 5
Last comment 08/05/2014 by Nigh
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Acoustics & Audio Technology

72 blog entries, 598 comments (0 Viewing)

Infotainment Wars Heat Up

09/17/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
In the fast paced world of auto infotainment, Google recently launched its new technology for the connected car. Called Android Auto, the system off...
Views: 175, Comments: 3
Last comment 09/18/2014 by rashavarek

Coming Soon: "Neuromorphic" Chips

07/21/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Mobile device developers are waiting anxiously to get their hands on "neuromorphic" chips, which are modeled on biological brains and designed to pr...
Views: 413, Comments: 6
Last comment 07/22/2014 by reward54

Technology Hides the Hearing Aid

05/26/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Massachusetts researchers have tested a signal-processing chip that may lead to a fully implantable cochlear hearing device. The battery-powered...
Views: 347, Comments: 3
Last comment 05/28/2014 by aDIYguy
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Appliance Technology

66 blog entries, 500 comments (0 Viewing)

New U.S. Efficiency Standards Set to Start

09/16/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
HVAC Manufacturers have been noticing a disturbing trend. Next year, new U.S. efficiency standards kick in for both heating pumps and air conditio...
Views: 248, Comments: 2
Last comment 09/19/2014 by BIN95

PC Building, P7 - Putting it All Together

06/13/2014 by cheme_wordsmithy
It's been a long process going through the selection of all the parts for my desktop computer build. In reality, it only took me about two weeks t...
Views: 411, Comments: 1
Last comment 06/15/2014 by Donc314

PC Building, P6 - Graphics and Power

05/30/2014 by cheme_wordsmithy
As you can see from the number of parts to this series, there's a lot involved in selecting the right parts for a computer build! But, I'm finally nea...
Views: 380, Comments: 1
Last comment 05/31/2014 by Andy Germany
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Data Acquisition

87 blog entries, 677 comments (0 Viewing)

Hardware-in-the-Loop Mega-simulation

09/07/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Compared with conventional simulations, in which everything is modeled mathematically, hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulations put actual portions...
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Look into the Future

08/19/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
You can see the future of data acquisition by examining its past and present relationship with computers. The two technologies have worked hand in...
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Dawn of Direct RF Sampling

07/07/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Whether you are working with industrial instrumentation or aerospace controls, ensuring signal acquisition in congested RF environments can be chall...
Views: 333, Comments: 0
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Light & Laser Blog

120 blog entries, 1040 comments (0 Viewing)

Consumer Apps to Push Adaptive Optics to $40.7 Billion

07/31/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Once strictly a curiosity in astronomical instruments, adaptive optics has become big business and it's poised to get even bigger, according to a...
Views: 372, Comments: 5
Last comment 08/02/2014 by Rixter

Laser Brings Broadband to Space

02/24/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
High-speed communications to the moon, Mars, and beyond could be as easy as turning on a laser, according to the results of NASA's 30-day Lunar Laser...
Views: 475, Comments: 5
Last comment 02/26/2014 by English Rose

Detector Seeks Single Photon

02/04/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A superconducting detector array developed by University of California Santa Barbara physicists boasts enough sensitivity to measure a single photon,...
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Last comment 02/14/2014 by James Stewart
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Electronic Product Design

73 blog entries, 292 comments (0 Viewing)

Carbon Nanostructures Create Better Ultracapacitors

05/31/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
By combining the powers of two single-atom-thick carbon structures, researchers at the George Washington University's Micro-propulsion and Nanotec...
Views: 424, Comments: 1
Last comment 06/01/2014 by Andy Germany

A DIY Cell Phone

11/13/2013 by HUSH
I hate cell phones. Though I'm young enough where one could assume I'm part of the crowd where each meal has a photo shoot, my dog has her own Faceb...
Pathfinder Tags: cell phone open source telecommunications
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Last comment 12/06/2013 by Passerby
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Solutions for Industrial Computing

182 blog entries, 735 comments (0 Viewing)

Virtual Assistant Re-ups

02/07/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
No, it's not Clippy - Microsoft's infamous virtual assistant, now retired - that will help the U.S. military do its duty. This virtual assistant, whi...
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How to Root Almost Any Android Device in a Few Easy Steps

01/18/2014 by CR4 Guest Author
No matter what kind of Android device you use, it can be rooted. You will see how below. Many of you probably think that rooting a device running Andr...
Pathfinder Tags: Android rooting rooting Android
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Last comment 01/21/2014 by micahd02
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Trillions and Trillions of Devices Everywhere

11/25/2013 by dondingee
Somewhere in my font of near-useless TV trivia sticks a moment that perfectly defines marketing the Internet of Things. Searching IMDb quickly reveale...
Views: 622, Comments: 13
Last comment 03/13/2014 by pnaban

With a Bluetooth Beacon, and a Coupon, and a Mom in the Aisle

11/07/2013 by dondingee
In a recent conversation about the Internet of Things (IoT), we got on the topic of monetizing data from devices. Someone asserted there is little val...
Views: 438, Comments: 1
Last comment 11/08/2013 by Wal
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AM Broadcasting: A Rebirth?

01/17/2014 posted in The Engineer's Notebook
by Hannes
Picture this: you're an 8 year old on a Friday night in 1933, cross-legged on the floor next to your hulking, overheating Zenith console, impatientl...
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3 Lessons from the Mobile Phone

04/26/2013 posted in Speaking of Precision
by Milo
It has been 40 years since Motorola engineer Marty Cooper called a colleague at a rival company from his "real cellular phone." That was 1983. 40 yea...
Pathfinder Tags: mobile phones
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Datasheets360 Introduction & Tour

03/14/2013 posted in IHS Product Design Blog
by SavvyExacta
IHS GlobalSpec recently launched two new websites. The sites, Electronics360 and Datasheets360, provide resources for the electronics industry and a...
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Electronics360 Introduction & Tour

03/14/2013 posted in IHS Product Design Blog
by SavvyExacta
IHS GlobalSpec recently launched two new websites. The sites, Electronics360 and Datasheets360, provide resources for the electronics industry and a...
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Do You Need Downtime When You Are Off-duty?

01/04/2012 posted in Semiconductor & MEMS Fabrication
Do you carry a company cellphone? BlackBerry? e-mail? Does your company maintain contact with you outside of work hours or otherwise intrude on what i...
Views: 2763, Comments: 9
Last comment 01/06/2012 by Wal

Is Your Smartphone Smart Enough?

12/07/2011 posted in Semiconductor & MEMS Fabrication
Once upon a time, your gadget arsenal included a camera, a laptop, an appointment book, a GPS and other such accoutrements in addition to your cellpho...
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