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Open standard for the smart homes of the future

Internet of Things

Open standard for the smart homes of the future

ABB, Bosch, Cisco, and LG aim to set up a consortium to provide a software platform for smart homes. The companies have now signed a memorandum of understanding to this effect. The plan is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities. lesen...

What should be considered in relay diagnosis

Relay applications note

What should be considered in relay diagnosis

In many relay applications, it is necessary to diagnose the switching status of the relay contacts. Electromechanical relays differ in their switching performance of semiconductors, which must be taken into account in particular with regard to the contact resistance and switching times of diagnostic routines in order to prevent incorrect switching status information. lesen...

The QUANT e-Sportlimousine on public roads

Flow Cell Technology

The QUANT e-Sportlimousine on public roads

The QUANT e-Sportlimousine with nanoFLOWCELL drivetrain concept has been approved by the District Government of Upper Palatinate Bavaria for use on public roads after detailed testing by SGS-TÜV Saar. lesen...

A Crystal Wedding in the Nanocosmos

Semiconductor Research

A Crystal Wedding in the Nanocosmos

Researchers have succeeded in embedding nearly perfect semiconductor crystals into a silicon nanowire. With this new method of producing hybrid nanowires, very fast and multi-functional processing units can be accommodated on a single chip in the future. lesen...

History of the Dev Kit

Development kits

History of the Dev Kit

Development kits have shaped the technology-led world we know today. Originally a basis for prototyping products and applications, Development Kits are now being used to produce some of the world’s most innovative new technologies. lesen...

Vibration harvester power supply opens door to “fix-and-forget” sensor

Energy Harvesting

Vibration harvester power supply opens door to “fix-and-forget” sensor

OMRON and Holst Centre/imec have unveiled a prototype of an extremely compact vibrational energy harvesting DC power supply with highest efficiency. The prototype was demonstrated first at the TECHNO-FRONTIER 2014 exhibition. lesen...

A dialogue without words

Head-up displays

A dialogue without words

Since the head-up display (HUD) was launched on the market, it has gone from being an innovation to a technology for the mass market. It is not least thanks to its visible usefulness and improved technology that vehicle manufacturers are increasingly using it in mid-range vehicles as well. lesen...

Ultra-Low Jitter Crystal Oscillators

Oscillators

Ultra-Low Jitter Crystal Oscillators

The MX55/MX57 product line is an ultra-low jitter family of industry standard crystal oscillators (XO) designed to maximize performance in networking, storage, server, and telecommunications equipment. lesen...

Mutual- and self-capacitance methods plus high-touch sensitivity

Capacitive Touch Sensing

Mutual- and self-capacitance methods plus high-touch sensitivity

Renesas Electronics Europe announced development of innovative new intellectual property (IP) that implements industry-leading capacitive touch sensing technology suitable for home appliances, and healthcare equipment. lesen...

Daimler and BMW want to charge electric cars

Electromobility

Daimler and BMW want to charge electric cars "unplugged"

One of the next steps on the way to perfect electric drive and plug-in hybrid vehicles is wireless charging. Daimler and BMW have now agreed on jointly developing and implementing one common technology. lesen...

A drone that finds survivors through their phones

Autonomous aircraft

A drone that finds survivors through their phones

During his semester project in Computer Science, Jonathan Cheseaux developed a system for locating a person via his or her mobile phone with a drone. This device could be used to find victims in natural disasters. lesen...

FIFA World Cup Final was filmed in 360° Ultra HD

Image Processing

FIFA World Cup Final was filmed in 360° Ultra HD

The 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Production of the Final Match was a 360-degree viewing experience thanks to a panoramic, Ultra HD OmniCam developed by scientists at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin. lesen...

'Nano-pixels' promise thin, flexible high-res displays

Display technology

'Nano-pixels' promise thin, flexible high-res displays

A new discovery will make it possible to create pixels just a few hundred nanometres across that could pave the way for extremely high-resolution and low-energy thin, flexible displays for applications such as 'smart' glasses, synthetic retinas, and foldable screens. lesen...

First 8Gb DDR3 components and 16GB unbuffered DIMMs and SO-DIMMs

Higher density DDR3

First 8Gb DDR3 components and 16GB unbuffered DIMMs and SO-DIMMs

I’M Intelligent Memory, a Hong Kong based fabless DRAM manufacturer, announces availability of the world's first 8 Gigabit (Gb) DDR3 components with a single chip-select, doubling the amount of memory per chip compared to other DDR3 DRAM devices on the market. lesen...

Light engine enables highly compact LED luminaires

Light engine

Light engine enables highly compact LED luminaires

Osram, in collaboration with the Munich luminaire manufacturer Markgraf Licht, has developed an LED track spotlight that requires no external control unit. lesen...

First telekinetic app for Google Glass

Computer to brain interface

First telekinetic app for Google Glass

The first Google Glass application that enables people to control the wearable device using their mind has been launched. MindRDR is a new free open source app which bridges the Neurosky biosensor and Google Glass. lesen...

Mentor Graphics acquires XS Embedded to Reduce Time to Start of Production (SOP)

Automotive system architecture

Mentor Graphics acquires XS Embedded to Reduce Time to Start of Production (SOP)

Mentor Graphics Corporation announced the acquisition of XS Embedded GmbH (XSe), a technology leader in the creation of automotive system architectures and hardware reference platforms. lesen...

On the way to the final: Soccer stadia in glamorous light

Lighting technology

On the way to the final: Soccer stadia in glamorous light

The world's gaze falls on Brazil and its brand-new soccer stadia, in which 32 international teams compete over a period of four weeks. lesen...

With light echoes, the invisible becomes visible

Image processing

With light echoes, the invisible becomes visible

Scientists at the University of Bonn and the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) have developed a novel camera system which can see around the corner without using a mirror. Using diffusely reflected light, it reconstructs the shape of objects outside of the field of view. lesen...

A million times better

Laser technology

A million times better

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the Technische Universität München created metamaterials with a million times stronger nonlinear optical response, compared to the traditional nonlinear materials, and demonstrated frequency conversion in films 100 times thinner than human hair using light intensity comparable to that of a laser pointer. lesen...

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On the way to the final: Soccer stadia in glamorous light

Lighting technology

On the way to the final: Soccer stadia in glamorous light

09.07.14 - The world's gaze falls on Brazil and its brand-new soccer stadia, in which 32 international teams compete over a period of four weeks. lesen...

History of the Dev Kit

Development kits

History of the Dev Kit

24.07.14 - Development kits have shaped the technology-led world we know today. Originally a basis for prototyping products and applications, Development Kits are now being used to produce some of the world’s most innovative new technologies. lesen...

Boosting Power Density using Nano-Ceramic Technology

PCIM 2014 News

Boosting Power Density using Nano-Ceramic Technology

08.04.14 - Conventional power brick designs face one fundamental constraint: heat dissipation. The greatest impediment to increasing the power density of DC-DC power supplies, for example, is the rate of heat flow from MOSFETs to the ambient air. lesen...

Tracing and Visualization of Embedded Linux Systems

Embedded Software Development

Tracing and Visualization of Embedded Linux Systems

03.06.14 - Tracing is an important method to detect program errors in embedded systems. Visualization tools lend support to a better understanding of the tracing results. lesen...

Influence of parasitic components in switching behavior

Super-junction MOSFETs

Influence of parasitic components in switching behavior

11.04.14 - The faster switching of the power MOSFETs enable higher power conversion efficiency. However, parasitic components in the devices and boards are involving switching characteristics more as the switching speed is getting faster. This creates unwanted side effects, like high voltage or current spikes or poor EMI performance. lesen...

TÜV Rheinland certifies IP500 wireless modules worldwide

Internet of Things

TÜV Rheinland certifies IP500 wireless modules worldwide

12.05.14 - TÜV Rheinland has joined the IP500 Alliance as a partner for the worldwide certification of IP500 products. IP500 is the global wireless standard / platform for security and safety applications in the IoT (Internet of Things) landscape. lesen...

Daimler and BMW want to charge electric cars

Electromobility

Daimler and BMW want to charge electric cars "unplugged"

16.07.14 - One of the next steps on the way to perfect electric drive and plug-in hybrid vehicles is wireless charging. Daimler and BMW have now agreed on jointly developing and implementing one common technology. lesen...

Mentor Graphics acquires XS Embedded to Reduce Time to Start of Production (SOP)

Automotive system architecture

Mentor Graphics acquires XS Embedded to Reduce Time to Start of Production (SOP)

09.07.14 - Mentor Graphics Corporation announced the acquisition of XS Embedded GmbH (XSe), a technology leader in the creation of automotive system architectures and hardware reference platforms. lesen...

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