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Health Hazard or Not?

11/25/2014 by 1000110
Hello engineers, i have a question . What effect would a recovery station that is power at 20 KV and 50 hz from the local power line would have on t...
Views: 171, Comments: 16
Last comment 11/26/2014 by reward54

Including Ethernet When Rewiring a House

11/24/2014 by phph001
In my current abode I have a network with a wireless router feeding a Mac laptop and 2 wireless printers, with a wired connection going upstairs throu...
Pathfinder Tags: Domestic ethernet
Views: 216, Comments: 18
Last comment 11/26/2014 by adreasler

NORSTAR Voip Gateway for Remote Phone

11/23/2014 by tevoip
Hi everybody, I read the Norstar voip gateway, I noticed it is for site to site, in my case I got a Norstar Mics on the head office with an existing u...
Views: 73, Comments: 6
Last comment 11/24/2014 by Crabtree

Suggestions to Repair Fade/Poor Contact in LCD Display

11/21/2014 by Tank Circuit
This display can be seen more clearly from one angle than other. I am thinking that the ribbon/flex cable that connects to the display (not zebra conn...
Views: 180, Comments: 8
Last comment 11/25/2014 by Tank Circuit

Fiber Optic Submarine Cable Splitter Inside Manhole

11/21/2014 by famosas
Hi. im newbie n thanks for taking your time to read my question. sorry for my bad english. Im doing an asignment regarding submarine cable landing st...
Pathfinder Tags: beach fiber manhole optic
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Last comment 11/24/2014 by NotUrOrdinaryJoe
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Acoustics & Audio Technology

73 blog entries, 598 comments (0 Viewing)

Audience Builds for Immersive Sound

11/18/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
This fall brings more signs that immersive sound is becoming a reality, not just in cinemas, but in home theater, too. This article explains the equip...
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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: 243, 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...
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Last comment 07/22/2014 by reward54
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Networking & Communications

79 blog entries, 971 comments (0 Viewing)

Preserving Net Neutrality with a Space-Based Internet

11/12/2014 by HUSH
Several weeks ago I outlined the protocol for an internet doomsday. If there ever comes a day where the internet has been shut down or maliciously c...
Pathfinder Tags: Internet Net Neutrality Outernet technology
Views: 204, Comments: 45
Last comment 11/16/2014 by kramarat

The Beginning of the End for Near-Field Communication?

10/29/2014 by HUSH
When near-field communication first became available in smartphones, I happened to be in the market for a new one. Enticed by effortless transaction...
Pathfinder Tags: near field NFC RFID transaction
Views: 203, Comments: 1
Last comment 10/31/2014 by Steve

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
Views: 360, Comments: 23
Last comment 10/11/2014 by C-Mac
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Wireless Technology Blog

100 blog entries, 2439 comments (0 Viewing)

Wireless Standard Gets Approved

11/09/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The ISA100 Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation: Process Control and Related Applications has received unanimous approval from the Internati...
Views: 140, Comments: 2
Last comment 11/10/2014 by James Stewart

New Networks Required for IoT

10/29/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
With more than 20 million Internet of Thing (IoT) devices expected to relay information over the Internet by 2022, wireless carriers know that tod...
Views: 112, Comments: 0

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: 163, Comments: 1
Last comment 10/19/2014 by geraldpaxton
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Appliance Technology

68 blog entries, 503 comments (0 Viewing)

Wearables' Power Deficit

11/08/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
By 2018, more than 112 million wearable devices will enter the market. Unfortunately, the power/performance profile of wearables remains much lowe...
Views: 167, Comments: 3
Last comment 11/11/2014 by Tornado

Why 3D Printing is Manufacturing's Game Changer

10/21/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Today, additive manufacturing is being used to print everything from metal parts to human tissue. The benefits of 3D printing impact all industrie...
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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...
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Last comment 09/19/2014 by BIN95
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Display Technologies

85 blog entries, 299 comments (0 Viewing)

4K Ultra HD Overtakes CEDIA

10/27/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Media pundits agree; 4K ruled the show floor at this year's CEDIA Expo, held last month at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. This article...
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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: 209, 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: 369, Comments: 14
Last comment 09/12/2014 by kramarat
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Electronic Components

95 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: 278, 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: 366, 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: 420, Comments: 1
Last comment 06/16/2014 by Tom_Consulting
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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: 385, 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: 439, 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...
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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...
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Last comment 06/01/2014 by Andy Germany
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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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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...
Pathfinder Tags: digital broadcasting digital radio mondiale DRM shortwave
Views: 431, Comments: 1
Last comment 01/18/2014 by Chankley

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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Last comment 04/30/2013 by phoenix911

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...
Pathfinder Tags: Datasheets360 GlobalSpec IHS
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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...
Pathfinder Tags: Electronics360 GlobalSpec IHS
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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: 2818, 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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Last comment 04/10/2012 by yamdankee