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Numeracy Game Sensors

11/23/2015 by David Dearie
Morning all, Have come across this forum as I'm at a bit of a loss in a side project of mine and would be ever so grateful to any pointers i could ge...
Views: 226, Comments: 17
Last comment 11/25/2015 by Randall

Electricity Storage and Usage in a DIY Project

11/22/2015 by Petzy
Hello, just registered - I hope I'll have an informative stay here. I'm currently undertaking a DIY project of building a specific type of new drone....
Pathfinder Tags: "batteries"electricity"power''storage''
Views: 293, Comments: 26
Last comment 11/25/2015 by Anonymous Poster

Voip - Quality or Junk?

11/16/2015 by pappio
Wondering if residential Voip like Vonage is reliable or problematic.
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Views: 203, Comments: 11
Last comment 11/18/2015 by Wal

Pesky "Overvoltage" Warnings in Servo Drive

11/16/2015 by NotUrOrdinaryJoe
I had a problem with a number of servo drives shutting down due to "Over Voltage" warnings that I finally solved. As it turns out, there are several w...
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Views: 207, Comments: 5
Last comment 11/17/2015 by SHOCKHISCAN
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Networking & Communications

87 blog entries, 1019 comments (0 Viewing)

Understanding Bitcoin

11/20/2015 by cheme_wordsmithy
Bitcoin... it sounds like something out of a video game, a currency created for a virtual world and a virtual economy. But the Bitcoin economy is very...
Views: 284, Comments: 19
Last comment 11/24/2015 by SolarEagle

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: 384, 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: 228, Comments: 0
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Electronic Components

108 blog entries, 640 comments (0 Viewing)

Processor Enables Smartphones to Recognize Objects

11/11/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
With advances in technology and software, artificial neural networks (ANN) have enabled a variety of applications ranging from machine learning to co...
Views: 101, Comments: 0

Are You Accurately Measuring the Picosecond Rise Time of Your GaN Device?

10/04/2015 by Texas Instruments
When measuring picosecond rise time of a gallium nitride (GaN) transistor, even a 1-GHz scope and 1-GHz probe may be inadequate. Accurately measuring...
Pathfinder Tags: gan gan measurement LMG5200 texas instruments
Views: 320, Comments: 0

Designing A Digital-controlled Power Supply

09/06/2015 by Texas Instruments
The power-supply industry is currently transitioning from analog to digital control, especially in high-performance power-supply design. In fact,...
Views: 987, Comments: 3
Last comment 09/10/2015 by phph001
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Data Acquisition

96 blog entries, 679 comments (0 Viewing)

Wireless Cuts DAQ Costs

11/08/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Manufacturers have to be careful to keep capital improvements within the limits of increasingly constrained budgets. Adding conventional wired instru...
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Big Data Could Yield Big Revenue

10/18/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Data is becoming a key strategic asset in the manufacturing sector, but many companies are throwing it away. According to reports, only 1% of all dat...
Views: 125, Comments: 2
Last comment 10/19/2015 by Kilowatt0

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: 265, Comments: 0
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Light & Laser Blog

126 blog entries, 1110 comments (0 Viewing)

Construction Kicks Off for LSST Camera

11/04/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
It's official: the U.S. Department of Energy has given the go-ahead for the start of construction on the 3.2 gpix digital camera that will be the eye...
Views: 105, Comments: 1
Last comment 11/07/2015 by 70AARCuda

Can Light Travel Infinitely Fast?

10/21/2015 by Quasar
Researchers have created for the first time an on-chip metamaterial with a refractive index of zero, meaning that the phase of light traveling throu...
Pathfinder Tags: speed of light zero-index metamaterial
Views: 315, Comments: 33
Last comment 10/23/2015 by Rixter

Public/Private Partnerships Help Photonics Prosper

10/03/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
If you want demonstration of the value of public/private technology projects, look no further than the final report of the Integrated Disruptive Comp...
Views: 112, Comments: 0
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Display Technologies

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Focusing on Emerging Interactive Display Technologies

10/29/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
The IHS Touch Gesture Motion and Emerging Display Technologies 2015 conference will be held at the San Jose Marriott in San Jose, CA on November 12 a...
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In Pursuit of the Perfect Pixel

09/22/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
A key supply chain partner for panel makers showcased a number of new materials and technologies at Touch Taiwan 2015, held August 26-28 at the Taipe...
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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...
Views: 156, Comments: 0
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Electronic Product Design

89 blog entries, 323 comments (0 Viewing)

Makers Becoming Shakers

09/29/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
When the "Maker Movement" discovered crowd-funding, the consumer electronics industry was faced with a phenomenon it had not encountered before. The...
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Rambus Moves Into Memory Chip Business

09/19/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Announcing its entry into the fabless chip business, IP licensing company Rambus has launched a server memory interface chipset. The new product is a...
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What's Holding Back Wearables?

09/16/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Apple has its Watch. Google, its Glass. And it seems like everyone has a fitness monitor. You get the impression that 2015 will be the year of wearab...
Views: 141, Comments: 7
Last comment 09/21/2015 by Wrench twirler
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Acoustics & Audio Technology

78 blog entries, 601 comments (0 Viewing)

Facelift for Classic Audio Tech

09/28/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
No need to relegate older audio technologies to the trash pile. For example, the big move to wireless multi-room audio doesn't mean you need to aband...
Views: 145, Comments: 1
Last comment 09/30/2015 by Brave Sir Robin

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: 234, 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...
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Wireless Technology Blog

108 blog entries, 2457 comments (0 Viewing)

Mesh Device Hastens Video Monitoring

09/08/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
The new CacheCrumb wireless transceiver could satisfy the growing demand for video monitoring of equipment in industrial applications. The wireless c...
Views: 115, Comments: 0

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: 213, 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: 155, 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: 232, 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: 159, 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: 214, Comments: 2
Last comment 06/05/2015 by rashavarek
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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: 679, 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
Views: 493, 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
Views: 448, Comments: 22
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
Views: 1142, Comments: 1
Last comment 03/15/2013 by Snave

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
Views: 851, Comments: 0

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: 2964, Comments: 9
Last comment 01/06/2012 by Wal