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Reliability of Swivel Design Flash Drive Brand of Multi Pack (10)

12/15/2014 by John DeLaney
I have a stereo that copies onto flash drive my original music pieces... I want to make christmas gifts for friends and am looking at 2GB multi pack s...
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Last comment 12/20/2014 by nvirciglio

False Triggering Alarm

12/14/2014 by Jacko the Aus
Hope someone will take this seriously. I built an alarm system that works by closing a contact to trigger the system. During electrically noisy times,...
Views: 215, Comments: 16
Last comment 12/19/2014 by Jacko the Aus

Replace Cable TV with Rooftop Antenna for Local Stations?

12/11/2014 by htesto
Our TV station antennas are 18 miles from here (western suburb of Minneapolis, outside Excelsior). TV comes via cable, at exorbitant cost. Tried satel...
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Views: 408, Comments: 31
Last comment 12/20/2014 by nvirciglio

WiFi Cable Modems

12/09/2014 by lyn
Our cable modem/wifi thingy is 10 years old. We have Kindles/laptops/smart phones/TV's games, etc. The house is wired for cable in all rooms, and we...
Views: 424, Comments: 40
Last comment 12/12/2014 by Andy Germany

Fitting a Triangle

12/08/2014 by sakthipriya
Hi.. I have a different query here.. I have a sine wave plotted in the graph. I wanted to know whether its possible to fit a triangle using three poi...
Views: 255, Comments: 17
Last comment 12/10/2014 by JohnDG
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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: 117, 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: 107, 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: 294, Comments: 2
Last comment 09/28/2014 by Usbport
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Electronic Product Design

75 blog entries, 294 comments (0 Viewing)

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: 146, 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: 115, Comments: 2
Last comment 12/08/2014 by phoenix911

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: 513, Comments: 1
Last comment 06/01/2014 by Andy Germany
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Data Acquisition

88 blog entries, 677 comments (0 Viewing)

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: 97, 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: 231, Comments: 0

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...
Views: 295, Comments: 0
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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...
Views: 63, Comments: 0

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: 255, 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: 482, Comments: 6
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...
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Views: 235, 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...
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Views: 219, 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...
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Views: 374, 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: 171, 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...
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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: 177, 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: 190, 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...
Views: 317, Comments: 2
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: 219, 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: 378, Comments: 14
Last comment 09/12/2014 by kramarat
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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: 456, 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: 543, 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,...
Views: 470, Comments: 12
Last comment 02/14/2014 by James Stewart
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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...
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Views: 956, Comments: 15
Last comment 01/21/2014 by micahd02
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AM Broadcasting: A Rebirth?

01/17/2014 posted in The Engineer's Notebook
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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
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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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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?

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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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