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Digitizing Casette Tapes

01/22/2015 by rredgar
Does anyone know of a way to convert a casette tape into a digital copy? I have some tapes of the kids when they first started talking and would like...
Views: 237, Comments: 17
Last comment 01/23/2015 by Charlie Greenwood

Tascam 424 mk2 Tape Deck Exploded View

01/22/2015 by MichaelB
Hi, does anyone have an exploded view of the tape deck of a Tascam 424 mk2 portastudio? The motor needs to be refitted but I'm not sure if any parts (...
Views: 94, Comments: 4
Last comment 01/22/2015 by IdeaSmith

Connecting Two Modems to One Line

01/21/2015 by MichaelB
A friend has a problem in that her son who owns the modem turns this of when he goes out or goes to sleep( don't ask why). Is there a simple way that...
Views: 213, Comments: 29
Last comment 01/23/2015 by adreasler

Asus Laptop RAM

01/15/2015 by deanpavil
I recently got an Asus laptop but it wouldn't start up. We found the card with one RAM slot which was empty. When we put a RAM in the unit started up....
Views: 305, Comments: 15
Last comment 01/16/2015 by Janissaries

Small USB Camera for Winbook TW700 Tablet

01/08/2015 by tflook1
I have a OEM project that will use a Winbook TW700 or similar tablet and a Webcam style camera to read dense 2D Codes that contain images and other da...
Pathfinder Tags: 2.0 megapixel CAMERA imaging RGB24 Driver W 8.1 ...
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Last comment 01/08/2015 by lyn
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Solutions for Industrial Computing

183 blog entries, 737 comments (0 Viewing)

Matrix Cloud Support or Run down a Rabbit Hole?

01/15/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
The decision on how to provide software systems support for your employees requires careful consideration regarding the benefits and disadvantages...
Pathfinder Tags: cloud Cloud Computing
Views: 128, Comments: 2
Last comment 01/17/2015 by RG2

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...
Views: 472, Comments: 0
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Wireless Technology Blog

101 blog entries, 2440 comments (0 Viewing)

Powering Wireless with the Earth

01/15/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The increase in wireless traffic requires that the RF semiconductors in all wireless devices offer better signal quality and faster data transfer...
Views: 107, Comments: 1
Last comment 01/16/2015 by Noudge79

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: 198, 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: 141, Comments: 0
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Data Acquisition

89 blog entries, 677 comments (0 Viewing)

Wrestling with the Internet of Things

01/07/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Consider it the ultimate data acquisition challenge: Extend network communication to every single "thing" in the world, and sensor-equip each of them...
Views: 97, Comments: 0

The Humanization of Automation Interfaces

12/03/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Automation system human-machine interfaces (HMIs) serve as the portals through which operators manage equipment and processes and communicate with...
Views: 124, Comments: 0

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...
Views: 242, Comments: 0
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Electronic Product Design

76 blog entries, 299 comments (0 Viewing)

Tapping Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide to Make Supercapacitors

01/04/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Researchers at Oregon State University have developed an innovative chemical process to convert some atmospheric carbon dioxide into nanoporous graph...
Views: 110, Comments: 5
Last comment 01/05/2015 by tcmtech

Graphical Programming Pushes the Frontiers of Engineering

12/06/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Traditionally, software engineers have been using textual programming languages like Java, C, C++, or Visual Basic, to name a few. However, the la...
Views: 190, Comments: 0

Giving the Little Guy a Voice

12/04/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Many independent developers and small electronics companies don't have the resources to add custom voice controls to their products. A startup ca...
Views: 144, Comments: 2
Last comment 12/08/2014 by phoenix911
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Light & Laser Blog

121 blog entries, 1040 comments (0 Viewing)

Lighting Manufacturers Flock to LEDs

12/22/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Amid falling revenues for incandescent and even halogen bulbs, lighting manufacturers are ditching conventional products for solid-state lamps and...
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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: 473, 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: 563, Comments: 5
Last comment 02/26/2014 by English Rose
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Electronic Components

96 blog entries, 629 comments (0 Viewing)

Nanopores Enable Battery Miniaturization

12/12/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Engineers at the University of Maryland have invented a single tiny structure that includes all the components of a battery. They believe that thi...
Views: 168, Comments: 2
Last comment 12/13/2014 by jhhassociates

Nanotech Initiative Charts Course for Electronics Beyond 2020

11/30/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
For decades, the semiconductor industry has followed Moore's law for higher chip integration. Going forward this may not be true, as engineers str...
Views: 130, Comments: 0

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: 311, Comments: 2
Last comment 09/28/2014 by Usbport
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Acoustics & Audio Technology

74 blog entries, 598 comments (0 Viewing)

Audio's Year-end Idea Harvest

01/22/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
As even this small sampling shows, 2014 closed with a wide array of new audio technology. Indie film producers will welcome the Tentacle Sync, a black...
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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: 273, Comments: 3
Last comment 09/18/2014 by rashavarek
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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: 269, 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
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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
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Last comment 10/11/2014 by C-Mac
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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: 221, 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...
Views: 280, Comments: 0

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: 334, Comments: 2
Last comment 09/19/2014 by BIN95
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Display Technologies

86 blog entries, 299 comments (0 Viewing)

Getting Signals to the Screen Faster

01/24/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
As screens get bigger, more bendy, and increase in resolution, one challenge remains. How do you get the signal to the screen in the most efficient...
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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: 236, Comments: 2
Last comment 09/25/2014 by Rixter
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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...
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Datasheets360 Introduction & Tour

03/14/2013 posted in IHS Product Design Blog
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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

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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...
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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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