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Possibilities For Distortion of an Image On Displays

08/10/2015 by Anonymous Poster
I am looking for a scientific explanation from engineers, and not from a high school level members. I have an air condition, an ac system close to a t...
Views: 420, Comments: 57
Last comment 08/12/2015 by ronseto

What's Needed to Pair with Bluetooth Device?

08/04/2015 by BrianSD
Hello, If a device transmits data via a Bluetooth signal, what signal-specific information is required to acquire the data (create the PAN)? Is it po...
Views: 247, Comments: 24
Last comment 08/11/2015 by Original_Macgyver

High Fidelity vs Digital

08/04/2015 by ronseto
I was involved with high fidelity sound systems from the very beginning. I built components, speakers, tested them with generators and oscilloscope. I...
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Last comment 08/07/2015 by Anonymous Hero
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Electronic Product Design

86 blog entries, 316 comments (0 Viewing)

Quantum Dots Transform LED Technology

08/31/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
To transform LEDs into a hyper-efficient technology, researchers at the University of Toronto have combined perovskite and quantum dots into a hybrid...
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Charge Your EV Battery in Minutes

07/10/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
At the recent Microsoft ThinkNext conference in Tel-Aviv, Israeli startup StoreDot disclosed plans to develop a technology to fully charge electric ve...
Views: 278, Comments: 4
Last comment 07/11/2015 by energyconversion

Nail in the Coffin of Silicon MOSFETs

06/06/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
While technical benefits of gallium nitride (GaN) based power FETs over silicon power MOSFETs are well-known, Efficient Power Conversion's CEO a...
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Electronic Components

105 blog entries, 637 comments (0 Viewing)

Multi-core MCUs Need Better Alternatives

08/30/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Although, multi-core MCUs have adequately served many high performance embedded applications, they are finding it difficult to keep up with new deman...
Views: 69, Comments: 0

Chipset Handles ZigBee and Thread Protocols

08/15/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
To simultaneously support ZigBee and Thread networks in smart homes and IoT connected devices, GreenPeak Technologies has unwrapped the industry's fir...
Views: 154, Comments: 0

Silicon Nanowire Transistors Ready to Supplant FinFETs

07/22/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Three key semiconductor manufacturers, Intel, Samsung and TSMC, may have begun ramping up their 16/14 nm FinFET production lines while they are pr...
Views: 191, Comments: 1
Last comment 08/17/2015 by garyrich2000
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Display Technologies

92 blog entries, 313 comments (0 Viewing)

Projection Mapping in the Fast Lane

08/29/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
To draw attention to its latest 4K projector at InfoComm 2015, one manufacturer created a projection mapping display to illuminate an ultra-high-end...
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Send in the Drones

08/03/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
InfoComm, the global organization for the commercial audiovisual industry, held its 2015 show this June in Orlando, FL, sharing products designed to h...
Views: 210, Comments: 0

Print-on-Demand Touchscreens Could Revolutionize Market

06/29/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
A team of computer scientists has discovered a way to print custom displays only a tenth of a millimeter thick, including touchscreens, using an inkje...
Views: 220, Comments: 1
Last comment 06/29/2015 by Kilowatt0
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Networking & Communications

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How to Hack a Chemical Plant

08/20/2015 by cheme_wordsmithy
A couple months ago I wrote a blog post on the Internet of Things (IoT), which has become the new buzz word in the tech world. The IoT concept is esse...
Views: 238, Comments: 9
Last comment 08/25/2015 by PeeeWee

Making Space for the IoT

06/22/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Once all the hype has died down and practical implementation of the Internet of Things becomes the focus, several challenges will emerge. The most sig...
Views: 212, Comments: 0

Are We Ready for the Internet of Things?

06/04/2015 by cheme_wordsmithy
Over the last couple decades we've watched the evolution of the internet; once just a connection we dialed into from our desktop computers, now it's a...
Views: 215, Comments: 8
Last comment 06/11/2015 by IdeaSmith
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Light & Laser Blog

123 blog entries, 1067 comments (0 Viewing)

The Post-Incandescent Future

08/19/2015 by Jonathan Fuller
I've always admired incandescent light bulbs, and find it amazing that an electrified wire filament could hold a near-monopoly on commercial electri...
Pathfinder Tags: CFL graphene incandescent bulb
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Last comment 08/25/2015 by ronseto


01/26/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
Imagine you are going out with your shy single friend to a party, he / she is talking to a nice potential match, but your friend starts to melt down....
Pathfinder Tags: optogenetics
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Last comment 01/27/2015 by Hilton

Lighting Manufacturers Flock to LEDs

12/22/2014 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Amid falling revenues for incandescent and even halogen bulbs, lighting manufacturers are ditching conventional products for solid-state lamps and...
Views: 241, Comments: 0
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Appliance Technology

72 blog entries, 509 comments (0 Viewing)

The Next Generation of Gaming Sound

08/12/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
For serious gamers, sound quality is every bit as important as eye-popping video. What goes into audio for such systems as the Xbox One station, and w...
Views: 168, Comments: 0

3D Printing Goes Mainstream

06/16/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Many engineers do not realize that additive manufacturing has evolved well beyond prototyping and rapid tooling applications and become a viable alter...
Views: 146, Comments: 0

Can the Field Service and Maintenance Industry Save the Google Glass?

06/04/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
While Google's announcement that it was stopping the production of its latest wearable technology product-the Google Glass-came as a shock to many d...
Views: 198, Comments: 2
Last comment 06/05/2015 by rashavarek
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Wireless Technology Blog

107 blog entries, 2457 comments (0 Viewing)

Wireless Space Networks Are Being Tested

08/07/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
NASA will begin testing Zigbee wireless links to monitor the performance of machinery upon its re-entry into Earth's atmosphere. Performance data will...
Views: 180, Comments: 3
Last comment 08/10/2015 by Brave Sir Robin

Smart Sensors Monitor U.S. Infrastructure

06/09/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Wired data collection systems, often used to monitor civil infrastructure, are costly and prone to failure. As a less expensive and more reliable alte...
Views: 135, Comments: 0

The Age of Single-chip Radar

05/12/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
With advances in CMOS process technology and RF integration, semiconductor manufacturers have successfully developed and commercialized single-chip ra...
Views: 169, Comments: 2
Last comment 05/26/2015 by neoamirz
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Acoustics & Audio Technology

77 blog entries, 600 comments (0 Viewing)

The Next Generation of Gaming Sound

07/28/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
For serious gamers, sound quality is every bit as important as eye-popping video. What goes into audio for such systems as the Xbox One station, a...
Views: 170, Comments: 0

Touchscreens Invade the Mixing World

05/26/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Physical faders won't soon disappear from audio mixing workstations, but all signs point to rapidly expanding use of touchscreens as the interface of...
Views: 176, Comments: 0

When Computers Compose Music

03/18/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Audio experts like to stay abreast of the latest developments in sound systems, but this article probes an equally fascinating topic: Who creates the...
Views: 162, Comments: 1
Last comment 03/20/2015 by Wal
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Data Acquisition

94 blog entries, 677 comments (0 Viewing)

Remote I/O Gets a Boost

07/08/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
For years, remote I/O has been the familiar go-to solution for gathering data in remote locations and transmitting it to a central controller. Now the...
Views: 187, Comments: 0

Make the Most of Big Data

06/03/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
The emergence of the Internet of Things and the accompanying explosion of sensors, actuators, and other intelligent devices promise to greatly en...
Views: 84, Comments: 0

Building "Digital Oilfields"

05/08/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Oil and gas companies increasingly turn to wireless and mobile technologies to create "digital oilfields" - infrastructures that enable producers...
Views: 95, Comments: 0
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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
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Last comment 01/17/2015 by RG2
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Spotted on My Trail Camera

06/20/2015 posted in Animal Science
by SavvyExacta
Last month I set up a trail camera in a wooded part of my property. It's caught family members, a guy we don't know, and a few animals. I thought I'd...
Pathfinder Tags: ANIMAL SCIENCE trial cam
Views: 610, Comments: 34
Last comment 06/23/2015 by IdeaSmith

AM Broadcasting: A Rebirth?

01/17/2014 posted in The Engineer's Notebook
by Jonathan Fuller
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
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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...
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...
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