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Lattice Semiconductor to Present at Jefferies 2015 Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference
News Release For more information contact: Joe Bedewi Chief Financial Officer Lattice Semiconductor Corporation 503-268-8000 David Pasquale Global IR Partners 914-337-8801 lscc@globalirpartners.com LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR TO PRESENT AT JEFFERIES 2015 GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA AND TELECOM CONFERENCE PORTLAND, OR – April 17, 2015 – Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that it is scheduled to present at the Jefferies 2015 Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on Tuesday, May 12th in Miami, Florida. During the conference, Darin G. Billerbeck, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Joe Bedewi, Corporate Vice...

Lattice Semiconductor Schedules Q1 2015 Conference Call
News Release For more information contact: Joe Bedewi Chief Financial Officer Lattice Semiconductor Corporation 503-268-8000   David Pasquale Global IR Partners 914-337-8801 lscc@globalirpartners.com LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR SCHEDULES Q1 2015 CONFERENCE CALL PORTLAND, OR – April 16, 2015 – Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that it will hold a conference call on May 4, 2015 to discuss the Company’s financial results for the first quarter 2015 and business outlook for the second quarter 2015. The dial-in number for the live audio call beginning on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time is 1-888-286-6281 or 1-...

The Lantronix 10-Minute Challenge!

With our legacy of the 30-minute challenge, where Lantronix would demonstrate adding network connectivity to serial devices, we’re upping the stakes. Here’s the 10-minute challenge for connecting your device to the Internet of Things!

The xPico Wi-Fi comes with not just network connectivity, but with Lantronix SmartSuite applications that make it easy to quickly deploy IoT enabled, mobile ready systems. It’s not just a serial port to TCP tunnel connection anymore, but a number of both network and serial port applications that you can choose from by just configuring the device.

Of course, the xPico Wi-Fi still has the serial port to TCP tunnel for transparently (or AES encrypted!) sending data from the end device to your server, without having to change any code on your device! Or you could choose to use familiar AT commands with Modem Emulation. If your application is more complicated, let the xPico Wi-Fi simplify your code and lower time to market by using the Mux, which is an API on the serial port that lets you manage multiple simultaneous network connections (and yes, built-in AJAX processing for dynamic web pages is there too). And with the Serial API you don’t have to manage sockets, the xPico Wi-Fi takes care of all the connectivity for you, just tell the xPico Wi-Fi where your data should go.

Maybe your device has a custom protocol for sending data that you can’t change. That’s where Monitor comes in, a simple logic engine that runs on the xPico Wi-Fi. Configure the Monitor to communicate with your device based on the device’s protocol, parse and filter the data, and present it so that you can extract it on a dynamic webpage.

So the 10-minute challenge is on. On this video, see how we take an off the shelf medical scale with only a serial port, and put the weight on a web page.

More information, including instructions and sample code, are available on the Lantronix Developer Wiki.

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With our legacy of the 30-minute challenge, where Lantronix would demonstrate adding network connectivity to serial devices, we’re upping the stakes. Here’s the 10-minute challenge for connecting your device to the Internet of Things! The xPico Wi-Fi comes with not just network connectivity, but with Lantronix SmartSuite applications that make it easy to quickly deploy […]

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InteropNet SDN Lab to Feature the SLC 8000

INTEROP Las Vegas 2015 / Lantronix - Booth 1058

SLC 8000 Advanced Modular Console Manager

Lantronix will be showcasing a live demonstration of its new SLC 8000 – advanced modular console manager – and other infrastructure management solutions at the upcoming Interop Las Vegas 2015 booth #1058. Designed to reduce deployment and management complexity and costs by providing secure, centralized out-of-band management to distributed IT equipment, the new SLC 8000 can be expanded from eight to 48 ports by customers in the field with ease while allowing them to mix and match RJ45 with USB console connections using 16-port I/O modules that are also individually available for purchase. This modular design makes the SLC 8000 the first of its kind, allowing users to simply add or swap modules to expand device port density and power supply, or introduce new interfaces while getting its advanced features and processing power. Learn more about SLC8000

InteropNet

INTEROPNetThe InteropNet SDN Lab will also showcase multiple SLC 8000 console managers throughout the show floor providing secure console access to equipment from vendors including Cisco, Big Switch, Ruckus, Infoblox, Interface Masters, and more with RJ45 and USB connections. Arrays of Lantronix Spiders will also be showcased delivering scalable KVM-over-IP access to various devices to demonstrate its simple cascading solution for real rack deployment scenarios, while the vSLM central management software aggregates these devices on a single browser.

The InteropNet SDN Lab is a collaborative lab environment on the Expo Floor that demonstrates interoperability of solutions from different vendors for Software-Defined Networking (SDN) systems and applications educating attendees on its principles, functions, and features. InteropNet tours around the expo floor and the labs are also offered throughout April 28th to 30th.

Interop Radio Podcast

INTEROP Radio

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Lantronix will be showcasing a live demonstration of its new SLC 8000 – advanced modular console manager – and other infrastructure management solutions at the upcoming Interop Las Vegas 2015 booth #1058. Designed to reduce deployment and management complexity and costs by providing secure, centralized out-of-band management to distributed IT equipment, the new SLC 8000 […]

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Lattice Semiconductor Closes Acquisition of Silicon Image
- Forms Global Leader in Smart Connectivity Solutions - Company Provides Results of Tender Offer HILLSBORO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 10, 2015-- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC), a leading provider of programmable connectivity solutions, today announced the close of its acquisition of Silicon Image, Inc., a leading provider of wired and wireless connectivity solutions, and the results of the related tender offer. For the first time in the semiconductor industry, a single company now combines the design flexibility and time to market benefits of FPGAs, with the highly integrated, function and cost opti...

Lattice Semiconductor Announces Expiration of HSR Waiting Period for Proposed Acquisition of Silicon Image
HILLSBORO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 2, 2015-- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC), a leading provider of programmable connectivity solutions, today made the following announcements related to its proposed acquisition of Silicon Image (NASDAQ:SIMG). As previously announced, Lattice Semiconductor has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Silicon Image, and commenced a tender offer on February 9, 2015 for all outstanding shares of Silicon Image for $7.30 per share in cash. The waiting period for U.S. antitrust review under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Acts of 1976, as amend...

xPico Wi-Fi @ Embedded World: Making IoT a Reality!

Embedded World Booth panoramic

Two years ago, Lantronix launched the first in the xPico product family at Embedded World, introducing the market to the most flexible, mobile ready Wi-Fi solution for IoT and M2M applications — all in an incredibly tiny footprint.

Lantronix xPico Wi-Fi compact form factor

Couple that with a greatly increased brand presence and pre/post show marketing, and customers and competitors alike are commenting that Lantronix is back, in a big way.

Flash forward two years and the xPico Wi-Fi is driving end-user applications and is in-market, helping make IoT a reality.

Today, in real time, we’re blogging from the show floor — and the excitement around xPico Wi-Fi, PremierWave and Lantronix in general is palpable. Visitors, partners, customers and the media have been able to watch the progression from idea to real world application.

The ZANO drone (powered by xPico Wi-Fi, and co-marketed by Lantronix) showcases our technology solutions in a finished product that has relevance across dozens of industries and government — from serious business applications to just plain cool consumer products. Speaking of cool, the ZANO drone is facing tough competition from the PremierWave-powered robot (could there be a “Lantronix robot wars” in the making?)

Demo of Torguing’s Zano Drone using Lantronix xPico Wi-Fi module  Demo of robot using Lantronix Premierwave EN Wi-Fi module

With thousands of design engineers milling about, we’ve been going a little deeper with demonstrations of how customers can rapidly provision (on the factory floor), integrate with the cloud and handheld devices, and deploy into market.

xPico Wi-Fi module demonstration  xPico Wi-Fi module demonstration

Lantronix IoT / M2M product showcase  Lantronix IoT / M2M product showcase

Embedded World continues to be a solid venue for building brand awareness throughout Europe, driving leads and customer meetings, and deepening relationships with strategic partners, media and analysts.   And keep your eyes peeled — with local (Lantronix) and media camera crews on site, we’ll be posting videos of the event on our YouTube channel and website shortly.

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Two years ago, Lantronix launched the first in the xPico product family at Embedded World, introducing the market to the most flexible, mobile ready Wi-Fi solution for IoT and M2M applications — all in an incredibly tiny footprint. Couple that with a greatly increased brand presence and pre/post show marketing, and customers and competitors alike […]

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Lattice Semiconductor Expedites & Simplifies USB Type-C Implementation in Consumer and Industrial Devices
NEWS RELEASE For Further Information: Ellie O’Rourke Mobility Public Relations 425-233-2092 latticesemi@mobilitypr.com Lattice Semiconductor Expedites & Simplifies USB Type-C Implementation in Consumer and Industrial Devices Three new, proven, low power, online solutions unlock the power of USB Type-C and reduce development time/risk Click to Tweet Low power, USB Type-C charger & device reference designs announced Enables consumer and industrial users to benefit from USB Type-C’s 100W power, 20Gbps bandwidth, reversibility and flexibility Cable Detect (CD) and Power Delivery (PD) functionality delivered Speeds development time, r...

Lattice Semiconductor Enables Faster IEC61508 Certification
NEWS RELEASE For Further Information: Ellie O’Rourke Mobility Public Relations 425.233.2092 latticesemi@mobilitypr.com Lattice Semiconductor Enables Faster IEC61508 Certification with FPGA Functional Safety Design Flow TÜV Rheinland-certified design flow adheres to latest safety design methodology for safety-critical industrial, medical and automotive applications Click to Tweet Speed IEC61508 Certification for safety-critical applications FPGA Functional Safety Design Flow certified by TÜV Rheinland Adhere to latest safety design methodology, save time, reduce costs Supports MachXO, MachXO2, LatticeECP3 & other Lattice FPGA families ...

Lattice Semiconductor Demonstrates Ccomprehensive Industrial Interface Solutions at Embedded World 2015
Enabling power efficient, cost optimized, small footprint solutions     HILLSBORO, OR - February 16, 2015 - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), the leader in ultra-low power, small form factor, customizable solutions, today announced that it will be unveiling new programmable industrial automation solutions focused on vision, video and display and real-world industrial bridging and interface solutions.   Embedded World runs February 24-26, at the Exhibition Centre, Nuremberg (Nürnberg Messe), Germany. Lattice is exhibiting on booth 4A 424 featuring a variety of solutions enabled by Lattice ECP5™,MachXO3L™ and iCE40™ devices.   ...

xPico Wi-Fi Featured in EE Journal’s Fish Fry Podcast

Fry that fish!

Sizzle, sizzle… Fry that fish!

Well, not exactly. I’m actually not talking about this…

 

I’m talking about this…

Fish Fry podcast, hosted by EE Journal

This week, our Senior Product Line Manager Keith Chu appeared on the popular Fish Fry podcast, hosted by EE Journal. Keith talked about how our xPico Wi-Fi module was used in the ZANO drone – and the many design challenges overcome. He also discussed other applications that are ideally suited for xPico Wi-Fi.

Take a listen here: http://bit.ly/1DmLOFs

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Sizzle, sizzle… Fry that fish! Well, not exactly. I’m actually not talking about this…   I’m talking about this… This week, our Senior Product Line Manager Keith Chu appeared on the popular Fish Fry podcast, hosted by EE Journal. Keith talked about how our xPico Wi-Fi module was used in the ZANO drone – and […]

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Lattice Semiconductor and Helion Demonstrate New FPGA-Based Camera Design Solutions at SPIE Photonics West 2015
Companies Show How to Accelerate Development of Advanced Camera Designs With Low-Cost, Low-Density FPGAs HILLSBORO, OR - February 9, 2015- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) the leader in low power, small form factor, customizable solutions, and Helion GmbH today announced they will demonstrate several new FPGA-based camera design solutions at the upcoming SPIE Photonics West show, February 10-12, at San Francisco’s Moscone Center on booth 5517. Show attendees can see first-hand how the world's smallest, lowest-cost-per I/O programmable devices are enabling new HD quality camera solutions for Industrial and Automotive markets. Lattice and Helion will showcase ...

Lattice Semiconductor Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results
Financial Highlights: Revenue of $83.6 million, a decrease of 3.4% from $86.6 million in 3Q14 and a decrease of 6.6% from $89.5 million in 4Q13. Net income of $0.13 per basic and diluted share, compared to net income of $0.08 per basic and diluted share in 3Q14 and net income of $0.06 per basic and diluted share in 4Q13. Gross margin of 55.3%, compared to 58.7% in 3Q14 and 54.3% in 4Q13. Fiscal year 2014 revenue of $366.1 million, an increase of 10.1% from $332.5 million in the fiscal year 2013. Fiscal year 2014 net income of $0.40 p...

Lattice Semiconductor’s New iCE40 UltraLite Device Enables OEMs to Accelerate Time-to-Market of Feature-Rich Mobile Devices
NEWS RELEASE For Further Information: Ellie O'Rourke Mobility Public Relations 425.233.2092 latticesemi@mobilitypr.com Lattice Semiconductor's New iCE40 UltraLite Device Enables OEMs to Accelerate Time-to-Market of Feature-Rich Mobile Devices iCE40 UltraLite FPGA is the industry's smallest and lowest power programmable solution for consumer mobile and industrial hand-held devices Click to Tweet • iCE40 UltraLite devices require 30 percent less power than their closest competitor, which is critical for power-sensitive consumer mobile and industrial hand-held applications. • iCE40 UltraLite devices are the world's smallest FPGAs at 1.4 mm x 1.4 mm a...

xPico Wi-Fi Helped ZANO Drone Soar at CES!

In my blog post from December, I touched upon our new partnership with Torquing Group for an exciting new nano drone dubbed ZANO. With our xPico Wi-Fi module embedded inside, ZANO is able to avoid obstacles, hold its position and know exactly where it is in conjunction with your smart device, at all times.

At 2015 CES in Las Vegas, Lantronix and Torquing put ZANO on the map. As the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on consumer technology, CES year in and year out displays the next generation of exciting technology. This year it was ZANO’s turn to shine! The tiny drone garnered a massive amount of attention – from a multitude of media that received an up close and personal look at ZANO with xPico Wi-Fi inside.

The result of all this attention? Nearly 400,000,000 impressions in publications ranging from Mashable to USA Today to Popular Science!

ZANO on display at Digital Experience

ZANO on display at the media event Digital Experience on the eve of CES

Zano/xPico Wi-Fi Coverage during CES

Just a small sampling of the coverage that ZANO/xPico Wi-Fi garnered during CES

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In my blog post from December, I touched upon our new partnership with Torquing Group for an exciting new nano drone dubbed ZANO. With our xPico Wi-Fi module embedded inside, ZANO is able to avoid obstacles, hold its position and know exactly where it is in conjunction with your smart device, at all times. At […]

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Konica Minolta Taps xPrintServer to Enable Easy Mobile Printing

Going mobile can be advantageous for the business user – and there’s no reason why that can’t extend to printing! We’re pleased to announce that Konica Minolta has added our xPrintServer – Cloud Print Edition to its EnvisionIT portfolio to help users improve business productivity. With xPrintServer, Konica Minolta customers can now wirelessly and securely print documents from their Android and Google Cloud Print-ready devices to any Konica Minolta bizhub MFP without installing special software or apps. It really is that simple!

Konica MinoltaAdded Kevin Kern, senior VP of Marketing at Konica Minolta Business Solutions, “With businesses embracing BYOD, it’s imperative that users have access to mobile printing directly from the devices they use the most. Solutions such as the xPrintServer are designed to support the needs of today’s mobile users without sacrificing data security, ensuring that confidential information is protected.”

We couldn’t agree more. For additional details, see the article on Marketwired: “Konica Minolta Grows Mobile Print Solutions With Lantronix xPrintServer“.

xPrintServer Cloud Print Edition

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Going mobile can be advantageous for the business user – and there’s no reason why that can’t extend to printing! We’re pleased to announce that Konica Minolta has added our xPrintServer – Cloud Print Edition to its EnvisionIT portfolio to help users improve business productivity. With xPrintServer, Konica Minolta customers can now wirelessly and securely […]

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The ZANO Drone and xPico Wi-Fi: Taking “Selfies” to a New Height!

You may not have seen them yet, but if you look closely, drones are here. They’re everywhere. And it’s just the beginning. While the military has been using drones since the 1970s, it was arguably Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ December 2013 announcement of his company’s plan to offer 30 minute product deliveries via drones that brought them to the mainstream. Whether or not such a delivery service pans out is less important than the buzz (no pun intended) it created – as a kickstart for the drone industry.

Amazon’s PrimeAir delivery drone

Amazon’s PrimeAir delivery drone

xPico Wi-Fi / Zano Drone Teaser Video

Watch the Zano Drone Teaser Video

Speaking of kickstart, one of our newest customers – the Torquing Group – has incorporated our xPico Wi-Fi into its latest upcoming product launch: The ZANO drone. This new autonomous, intelligent, swarming nano drone takes selfies to a new height – enabling consumers to capture HD photos and video – all in a handheld form factor.

Product delivery and selfies aren’t the only reason to get excited about drones. The Airforce has been promoting its latest Bugbot Nano drone – one in a line of insect drones being explored by military and private sector companies alike.

As a provider of smart IoT solutions for the medical industry (among other verticals), we’re even more excited about the use of drones to save lives. In October of 2014, the Netherlands’ Delft University of Technology announced that graduate student Alec Momont had developed a prototype drone that delivers a defibrillator to a heart attack victim. To address the reality that the victim’s chance of survival decreases dramatically with each passing minute, this “ambulance drone” is guided by GPS to a mobile phone location within 4.6 square miles in under a minute. Once there, the drone uses live streaming audio and video to allow emergency personnel to provide instructions on how to use the defibrillator correctly, and transmit the patient’s vital signs. With more than 600,000 deaths in the U.S. alone from heart disease, medical emergency drones would be a welcome solution.

Example of an ambulance drone delivering a defibrillator to a patient in need of urgent care.

Example of an ambulance drone delivering a defibrillator to a patient in need of urgent care. (Image Credit: Alec Momont and Delft University of Technology)

If you’re heading to CES 2015 in Las Vegas next month, be sure to check us out – we’ll be partnering with Torquing Group to unveil the ZANO drone – a perfect example of how Lantronix’ smart connectivity and mobility solutions are enabling the Internet of Things.

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You may not have seen them yet, but if you look closely, drones are here. They’re everywhere. And it’s just the beginning. While the military has been using drones since the 1970s, it was arguably Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ December 2013 announcement of his company’s plan to offer 30 minute product deliveries via drones that brought […]

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xPrintServer Featured on ‘Today in iOS’ Podcast

xPrintServer Home Edition

xPrintServer recently hit the airwaves as the popular “Today in iOS” covered it in their weekly podcast. With more than 150,000 unique monthly visitors and about 30,000 unique downloads per episode, Today in iOS discusses a variety of topics related to iPhones and iPads.

The host raved about the simplicity of xPrintServer – he set it up in no time at all and said it was really a pleasure to use. The segment begins at the 46:08 mark – click here to listen: http://bit.ly/1z3jFPZ

Today in iOS

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xPrintServer recently hit the airwaves as the popular “Today in iOS” covered it in their weekly podcast. With more than 150,000 unique monthly visitors and about 30,000 unique downloads per episode, Today in iOS discusses a variety of topics related to iPhones and iPads. The host raved about the simplicity of xPrintServer – he set […]

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World’s Deepest Underwater Observatory Relies on SLB

Case Study in Baseline Magazine

Earlier this year we blogged about how our Secure Lantronix Branch (SLB) Office Manager was being used at Aloha Cabled Observatory (ACO) – the world’s deepest observatory at 3 miles below the sea surface – to securely manage remote servers and IT infrastructure equipment.

Baseline Logo

Well, Baseline Magazine thought the use case was so cool that they’ve written a great case study about it! “SLB allows the observatory to transmit data over a local network that includes fiber-optic cable, repeaters on the sea floor, computer modules that handle some processing under the surface of the sea, and addressable switches that control the traffic and process optical signals so they can travel over fiber-optic cable effectively.”

Check out the full article here: Baseline: Observatory Relies on Advanced Remote Monitoring.

ACO Ocean Camera

Photo courtesy of Aloha Cabled Observatory: The ACO camera takes live footage from the bottom of the ocean.

 

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Case Study in Baseline Magazine Earlier this year we blogged about how our Secure Lantronix Branch (SLB) Office Manager was being used at Aloha Cabled Observatory (ACO) – the world’s deepest observatory at 3 miles below the sea surface – to securely manage remote servers and IT infrastructure equipment. Well, Baseline Magazine thought the use […]

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#BeOurPal – September Photo Contest Winner!

We’re pleased to announce the first winner of the Print and Learn (PAL) program’s #BeOurPal Photo Contest – high school Spanish Teacher Elizabethe! She will receive a free xPrintServer Home Edition to help her be successful in a digital educational environment.

PAL-September-WinnerHer photo was randomly selected for the month of September and showcased a great use of technology in learning; she uses technology to create PowerPoint lessons for her Spanish students. Elizabethe says she will now use the xPrintServer Home Edition to print out educational Spanish games and worksheets that she finds on her iPad.

The PAL program helps to close the loop on the missing link for students and teachers who need to print from their mobile devices. Whether you’re in K-12 or higher education, the digital classroom is everywhere – so why not share how technology is in your educational day?

The #BeOurPAL photo contest invites parents, students and educators to submit a photo using technology in learning. The contest will select a monthly winner until June 2015 – so submit your photos now for a chance to be our next winner.

Photo ideas include:

  • Using an app to translate a language
  • Teaching a little one their shapes on a tablet or computer
  • Printing a world map to learn about geography
  • Using a mobile device in your classroom
  • Having your students research in the computer lab
  • Discovering a new art medium using the internet
  • Tutoring at home with a mobile device
  • Using technology to learn absolutely anything – be creative!

With two ways to enter, it’s easy.

  1. Use PAL’s Facebook Page entry form to submit a photo. Use the hash tag #BeOurPal and describe how technology is being used to learn in the photo you submit.
  2. Tweet your photo using the hash tag #BeOurPal and describe how technology is being used to learn in the photo you submit.

We look forward to seeing how you use technology to teach or learn – and don’t forget, if you can’t wait to win an xPrintServer, just use the PAL program 20% discount (using code: PAL20).

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We’re pleased to announce the first winner of the Print and Learn (PAL) program’s #BeOurPal Photo Contest – high school Spanish Teacher Elizabethe! She will receive a free xPrintServer Home Edition to help her be successful in a digital educational environment. Her photo was randomly selected for the month of September and showcased a great […]

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Head impact monitor tracks hits to avert risk of long-term brain damage in contact sports by logging cumulative impacts


 

Employing Bluetooth Smart wireless technology from Nordic Semiconductor, the Smart Impact Monitor (SIM™) from U.S. based Triax Technologies is a small wireless sensor that can be embedded into a headband or skullcap (for use in helmeted sports) to continuously monitor for, and accurately measure and record impacts to, the head using the G-force scale



Dual protocol heart-rate monitor supports ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart wireless technologies and is designed to be worn on the arm instead of chest


Nordic Semiconductor today announces that U.S. developer Scosche is employing Nordic nRF51422 Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) to provide both ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart (formerly known as Bluetooth low energy) wireless comms to smartphones, sports watches, bike computers, and gym equipment in the Scosche RHYTHM+ arm-band heart rate monitor.



BBC flagship Make it Digital initiative to give every year 7 child in UK a ‘Micro Bit’ programmable hardware device with a Nordic Bluetooth Smart wireless chip


Aiming to inspire a new generation with digital technology, the BBC Make it Digital initiative was launched in London last week and will include a million ‘Micro Bit’ programmable hardware devices each with a Nordic Semiconductor Bluetooth Smart wireless chip, create up to 5,000 digital trainees, partner with around 50 organizations, and launch a season of dedicated BBC programs and online activity



Anti-snore wearable can stop people snoring in their sleep without waking them


Nordic Semiconductor today announces that Chinese wearable health technology startup, VVFly Electronics, is using Nordic nRF51822 Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) to provide Bluetooth® Smart (formerly known as Bluetooth low energy) wireless communications with smartphones in what VVFly claims is the world’s first ear-worn snore detection and prevention device.



The Logitech Ultrathin for iPad Air 2 employs Nordic Semiconductor Bluetooth Smart wireless technology


One of the first wireless keyboards to employ Bluetooth Smart wireless technology, the Logitech Ultrathin magnetically clips on to the iPad Air 2 to function as both a screen cover and wireless keyboard.



Game-changing wireless basketball shot tracker helps elevate player's game towards pro standard, and it’s affordable too


The $149.99 ShotTracker from U.S. startup of the same name employs Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 SoCs to provide Bluetooth Smart wireless connectivity to smartphones and tablets, while using the nRF51822’s on-board ARM Cortex microprocessor and 256kB of Flash memory to help run on-the-spot, patent-pending motion-recognition algorithms used to measure and analyze shooting skills



Nordic Semiconductor demonstrates IPv6 over Bluetooth Smart and hosts World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen at MWC


Nordic unveils its IPv6-ready nRF51 IoT Software Development Kit in Europe and showcases design partners' Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ product demonstrations. And chess fans get the chance to take on the world's best player



Bluetooth Smart presence-detecting power plugs allow users to automatically control lights and home appliances in their homes


Configurable from any Bluetooth Smart Ready iOS smartphone, Zuli Smartplugs from U.S. startup Zuli allow anyone to control, monitor, and automate lights and appliances, according to user location and preferences



Bluetooth Smart mesh network lighting platform claims to be 5x faster than competing solutions by combining Bluetooth Smart and proprietary 2.4GHz


Developed by Finnish lighting specialist, Casambi, this award-winning third-party platform based on the dual-protocol Nordic nRF51822 SoC is designed to bring smart lighting to mainstream consumers by making it easy to install, simple to use, and affordable, and can be integrated directly into LED smart bulbs and drivers, as well as lighting fixtures



Nordic Semiconductor demonstrates IPv6 over Bluetooth Smart and hosts design partners’ innovative wireless products at International CES 2015


Nordic’s unveils its nRF51 IoT Software Development Kit at the world’s leading consumer electronics event. Design partners’ Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ product demonstrations include fitness monitor, beacon, hearing aid, and robot toy



Nordic Semiconductor IPv6 over Bluetooth Smart protocol stack for nRF51 Series SoCs enables small, low cost, ultra-low power Internet of Things applications


 

Now available for download, the nRF51 IoT Software Development Kit (SDK) is a complete IPv6-ready Internet Protocol Suite for Nordic's market-leading nRF51 Series Bluetooth Smart SoCs. The SDK enables native and interoperable IP-based connectivity between a Bluetooth Smart 'thing' and a cloud service. It also enables Bluetooth Smart to be used in large, distributed, cloud-connected, heterogeneous networks such as home, industrial, and enterprise automation



Nordic Semiconductor extends operating temperature range of its nRF51 Series Bluetooth Smart SoCs to target industrial applications


The multiple award-winning nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart SoC is now qualified to the full -40 to +85°C industry-standard industrial temperature range



Mesh networking platform uses Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 SoCs to target Internet of Things applications


Developed by Finnish university spinoff, Wirepas, in conjunction with Nordic Semiconductor, the solution is said to offer a low total cost and marries a mesh networking protocol stack from Wirepas to Nordic's multiple award-winning nRF51822 SoC hardware



Nordic Semiconductor signs China distribution agreement with leading supplier Honestar Technologies


Partnership will aid Nordic’s expansion strategy in burgeoning China market and support dramatic growth of Bluetooth Smart in emerging technologies such as the smart home, beacons, and the Internet of Things



New IoT and Bluetooth Smart product launch - Invitation


Nordic Semiconductor takes the Internet of Things - with its nRF51 Bluetooth Smart, to the next level for power, size and cost constrained IoT applications



Nordic Semiconductor named as 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree


Nordic’s nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart and 2.4GHz proprietary multiprotocol SoC with S110 SoftDevice v7.0 shortlisted for prestigious award recognizing innovative design and engineering



Single board, Arduino Uno shield-compatible dev kit from Nordic Semiconductor supports Bluetooth Smart, ANT, and 2.4GHz designs


The low-cost nRF51 DK development kit comes in Arduino Uno shield-compatible single-board form factor––supporting a broad range of third-party Arduino shield expansion boards––and provides maximum flexibility for product development with all key ULP wireless technologies. The kit also supports ARM mbed for rapid prototyping and development



Nordic Semiconductor refreshes its nRF51 Series Bluetooth Smart/ANT multiprotocol SoCs with more RAM and ultra-compact packaging options


Enhanced nRF51 Series SoCs feature RAM doubled to 32kB for improved application performance and ultra-compact packaging for smaller wearable designs



SMK improves battery life and accelerates response of ‘voice’ capable remote control using Nordic Semiconductor Bluetooth Smart technology


 

Introduced by leading Japanese IT developer, SMK, ‘SSR-RF11B’ remote control for home entertainment product features ‘voice’ Internet search capability, and advanced navigation functions with motion sensors powered by Bluetooth Smart wireless technology



Intelligent hob automates and optimizes routine cooking processes such as boiling, steaming, and grilling using Nordic Semiconductor wireless technology


The 'IQcook' induction hob can communicate wirelessly with partner pot and pan lids that employ embedded sensors to allow cooking temperatures to be continuously monitored, optimized, and automated via pre-set cooking profiles


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Molybdenum Disulfide Gets a Boost as a Li-ion Electrode Material


Researchers find a way to maintain MoS2's high charge capacity over numerous cyclesResearchers find a way to maintain MoS2's high charge capacity over numerous cycles

Singapore to Open Robocar Testing Facility


Nanyang Technological University's "Smart Mobility Test Bed" will focus on vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure communicationsNanyang Technological University's "Smart Mobility Test Bed" will focus on vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure communications

Video Friday: Robotic Kitchen, Swarming Drones, and Robots Want Your Blood


The week's best robot videos are here. Yes, right here. Here. HERE!The week's best robot videos are here. Yes, right here. Here. HERE!

Engineers Attack Mt. Everest's 12-Ton Poop Problem


A new waste-to-energy system could help power a nearby Nepalese villageA new waste-to-energy system could help power a nearby Nepalese village

Rethinking Radio


A novel changes my perception of radio wavesA novel changes my perception of radio waves

Graphene Brings Photodetectors to the Brink of Terahertz Speeds


Graphene's properties overcomes charge carrier cooling times, which had limited switching speedsGraphene's properties overcomes charge carrier cooling times, which had limited switching speeds

How Much Did Early Transistors Cost?


About a billion times more than they do nowAbout a billion times more than they do now

University of Pennsylvania Unleashes Robot Jerboa Upon the World


Thanks to an actuated tail, this robot has hopsThanks to an actuated tail, this robot has hops

IBM Will Harness Fitness and Health Data from Apple Devices


A new IBM Watson Health unit will analyze personal health data to hopefully benefit patients, physicians and researchersA new IBM Watson Health unit will analyze personal health data to hopefully benefit patients, physicians and researchers

Robocop Delivers Pizza, Prevents Suicide


A standoff between police and a man threatening to jump from a highway overpass came to a peaceful end, thanks to a robotic interventionA standoff between police and a man threatening to jump from a highway overpass came to a peaceful end, thanks to a robotic intervention

BMW's Mini Will Augment Your Vision


Stand aside, Google Glass and Oculus Rift--BMW's giving drivers virtual eyesStand aside, Google Glass and Oculus Rift--BMW's giving drivers virtual eyes

Q&A: Carver Mead


A longtime collaborator recalls the first time he met Gordon MooreA longtime collaborator recalls the first time he met Gordon Moore

Where are the Top Companies for Tech Women?


This year’s list of Top Companies for Women Technologists includes four in the San Francisco Bay Area, three in New York City, and two near San Antonio, TexasThis year’s list of Top Companies for Women Technologists includes four in the San Francisco Bay Area, three in New York City, and two near San Antonio, Texas

Tactical Laser Weapon Module Can Laserify Almost Anything


General Atomics displays a small, self-contained, weapons-grade laser cannon that can be attached to the roof of your carGeneral Atomics displays a small, self-contained, weapons-grade laser cannon that can be attached to the roof of your car

Electronic Gate Built For Silicon Quantum Computers


Researchers implement a 1998 proposal to control long-lived silicon qubitsResearchers implement a 1998 proposal to control long-lived silicon qubits

How Brain Pacemakers Treat Parkinson's Disease


Figuring out how deep brain stimulation actually works may lead to next-generation implantsFiguring out how deep brain stimulation actually works may lead to next-generation implants

Self-Powered Video Camera Could Run Indefinitely In Bright Light


Camera is based on a new photovoltaic pixel design that captures images while powering itselfCamera is based on a new photovoltaic pixel design that captures images while powering itself

Who Is Gomtec, the Collaborative Robotics Company Acquired by ABB?


Here's why Swiss automation giant ABB is buying a small robot arm companyHere's why Swiss automation giant ABB is buying a small robot arm company

SpaceX Tries Again for Reusable Rocket Landing on Drone Ship


SpaceX hopes for a historic upright landing of a reusable rocket on a drone ship after past attempts falteredSpaceX hopes for a historic upright landing of a reusable rocket on a drone ship after past attempts faltered

Perovskite Leads to 100-Percent Efficient Nanowire Lasers


The quality that makes perovskite attractive for photovoltaics makes them near perfect for lasersThe quality that makes perovskite attractive for photovoltaics makes them near perfect for lasers

NRC Opposes European Moves to Tighten Nuclear Safety Post-Fukushima


Belgium’s top nuclear regulator and an independent corrosion expert say all nuclear pressure vessels should be inspected after flaws are detected at two Belgian power plants. The NRC is unmoved.Belgium’s top nuclear regulator and an independent corrosion expert say all nuclear pressure vessels should be inspected after flaws are detected at two Belgian power plants. The NRC is unmoved.

You Can Launch This Quadrotor by Throwing It in the Air


Without any external control, this drone stabilizes itself in midair almost instantlyWithout any external control, this drone stabilizes itself in midair almost instantly

Aston Martin's Robocar: Stirring, Not Shaken


"Q" won't have to tell James Bond to bring it back in one piece. The car will bring itself back"Q" won't have to tell James Bond to bring it back in one piece. The car will bring itself back

Jeremy Rifkin on the Internet of Things and the Next Industrial Revolution


Will the Internet of Things be a technological and economic panacea?Will the Internet of Things be a technological and economic panacea?

NASA Invites ESA to Attempt Europa Landing


With the help of the European Space Agency, NASA may attempt a landing on Europa in the late 2020s to search for alien lifeWith the help of the European Space Agency, NASA may attempt a landing on Europa in the late 2020s to search for alien life

DJI Phantom Drone Gets Flight Control Upgrades, Powerful Cameras


The world's most popular camera drone is now even easier to flyThe world's most popular camera drone is now even easier to fly

DARPA Announces Tasks for DRC Finals


Robot faceplants guaranteed!Robot faceplants guaranteed!

Stop Worrying, Your Electric Car Will Have Plenty of Range


Even with a tired battery back, electric vehicles will still have plenty of charge for most peopleEven with a tired battery back, electric vehicles will still have plenty of charge for most people

Video Friday: Robot Sword Fights, MIT Basement Racing, and RoboGames


Terrible idea: teaching robots to use swords. Not terrible idea: spending the rest of your Friday watching robot videosTerrible idea: teaching robots to use swords. Not terrible idea: spending the rest of your Friday watching robot videos

Graphene Could Be Great for Spintronics


Scientists have discovered could solve one of the big problems in spintronics—distanceScientists have discovered could solve one of the big problems in spintronics—distance

U.S. Blacklisting of China's Supercomputers May Backfire


A U.S. decision to block Intel from upgrading a Chinese supercomputer won't stop China in the long runA U.S. decision to block Intel from upgrading a Chinese supercomputer won't stop China in the long run

Crowdsourcing Smartphone GPS Could Improve Earthquake Warnings


Consumer GPS devices could provide a low-cost earthquake warning system in developing regionsConsumer GPS devices could provide a low-cost earthquake warning system in developing regions

Smart Sewers Will Reveal What’s in Cambridge Citizens' Guts


With robotic samplers in sewage tunnels, public health officials will study the city's microbiomeWith robotic samplers in sewage tunnels, public health officials will study the city's microbiome

Quantum Dots Could Harvest Waste Energy From Nanoscale Electronics


Random voltage fluctuations on chips can be turned into electricityRandom voltage fluctuations on chips can be turned into electricity

iRobot Definitely Developing Robot Lawn Mower, Astronomers Very Upset


iRobot wants to do away with the annoying edge wire that most lawn mower robots use, but their wireless beacon proposal has angered radio astronomersiRobot wants to do away with the annoying edge wire that most lawn mower robots use, but their wireless beacon proposal has angered radio astronomers

Molybdenum Disulfide Could Help Memristors Mimic Neurons


2-D material offers way to produce third-terminal memristive devices, potentially key to new brain-like computers2-D material offers way to produce third-terminal memristive devices, potentially key to new brain-like computers

This Drone Uses a Smartphone for Eyes and a Brain


A Qualcomm processor in this stock Android phone is powerful enough to autonomously fly this robotA Qualcomm processor in this stock Android phone is powerful enough to autonomously fly this robot

Nvidia Wants to Build the Robocar's Brain


The king of video-game hardware unveils Drive PX, a two-chip monster of parallel processing powerThe king of video-game hardware unveils Drive PX, a two-chip monster of parallel processing power

Drought May Force California’s Water System Into the 21st Century


Smart waters meters, rate restructuring and gray water recycling could turn the tide in California's water crisisSmart waters meters, rate restructuring and gray water recycling could turn the tide in California's water crisis

Why Google's Robot Personality Patent Is Not Good for Robotics


Google’s patent for generating robot personalities from cloud data is superfluous, and could make it more difficult for companies social robotics companies to innovateGoogle’s patent for generating robot personalities from cloud data is superfluous, and could make it more difficult for companies social robotics companies to innovate

Laser Li-Fi Could Blast 100 Gigabits per Second


Coming laser lighting would free Li-Fi from current data rate constraintsComing laser lighting would free Li-Fi from current data rate constraints

Chip Fingerprinting Scheme Could Secure IoT Devices Against Malware


Mitsubishi will roll it out in April 2016Mitsubishi will roll it out in April 2016

Fuzzy Math Obscures Pentagon's Cybersecurity Spending


The U.S. military's cybersecurity budgets make it tough to gauge the effectiveness of such spendingThe U.S. military's cybersecurity budgets make it tough to gauge the effectiveness of such spending

Inexpensive 3-D Imaging Device Integrated Into a Smartphone


Nanophotonic coherent imager promises 3-D imaging for 3-D printing applications and beyondNanophotonic coherent imager promises 3-D imaging for 3-D printing applications and beyond

Is This Really the Anniversary of Moore’s Law?


Gordon Moore’s path to his famous predictionGordon Moore’s path to his famous prediction

ESA and NASA Will Try to Smash an Asteroid Out of Its Orbit in 2022


The test mission will see how much we can deflect an asteroid by hitting it with a spacecraftThe test mission will see how much we can deflect an asteroid by hitting it with a spacecraft

New Ultrafast, Long-Lasting Aluminum Battery


Low cost, long cycle life and flexibility makes new system promising for grid storage and wearablesLow cost, long cycle life and flexibility makes new system promising for grid storage and wearables

Superslim Liquid Loop Will Keep Future Smartphones Cool


At about a half a millimeter thick, Fujitsu’s fluid-filled heat pipe loop can keep even the slimmest devices from cookingAt about a half a millimeter thick, Fujitsu’s fluid-filled heat pipe loop can keep even the slimmest devices from cooking

Experiments to Show if Robocar Tech Will Make Us Too Lazy to Drive Safely


If robotic "nanny cars" lull us into complacence, things could turn ugly fastIf robotic "nanny cars" lull us into complacence, things could turn ugly fast

Why You Should Start a Brain Technology Company


A VC says new technologies to analyze and enhance brain activity will be big businessA VC says new technologies to analyze and enhance brain activity will be big business

Large Hadron Collider Starts Up


Big physics machine rumbles to life after major upgradeBig physics machine rumbles to life after major upgrade

What Kind of Thing Is Moore’s Law?


The trend has more to do with collective behavior than the laws of natureThe trend has more to do with collective behavior than the laws of nature

Missed Deadline for Carbon Reduction Promises Could Have Consequences


Without enough commitments Paris climate conference could face troubleWithout enough commitments Paris climate conference could face trouble

Eye Tracking Headlights Point Where You Look


An infrared tracking system watches your pupils and then steers your headlights wherever you're lookingAn infrared tracking system watches your pupils and then steers your headlights wherever you're looking

Are You Ready for National Robotics Week?


Celebrate robots by taking part in a National Robotics Week eventCelebrate robots by taking part in a National Robotics Week event

Graphene Finds Its Path in Supercapacitor Commercialization


Paper-thin graphene-based supercapacitors hold twice the charge of thin-film lithium-ion batteriesPaper-thin graphene-based supercapacitors hold twice the charge of thin-film lithium-ion batteries

Freightliner's SuperTruck Prototype Boosts Efficiency by 115 Percent


SuperTruck's 12.2 miles per gallon doesn't sound like a lot, but it's twice as good as a typical semi truckSuperTruck's 12.2 miles per gallon doesn't sound like a lot, but it's twice as good as a typical semi truck

Video Friday: Robot April Fool's, Sheepdog Drone, and R2-D2 in Love


Here's a big fresh batch of robot videos for youHere's a big fresh batch of robot videos for you

Formula E’s Green Racing Machines Come to California


Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag says this new electric racecar circuit is creating new fans everywhere it goes—and on April 4 it goes to Long BeachFormula E CEO Alejandro Agag says this new electric racecar circuit is creating new fans everywhere it goes—and on April 4 it goes to Long Beach

Storing Solar Energy: A great idea caught on contested ground


Combining solar power systems with energy storage promises cost-savings and value enhancements achievable for both technologies, but in key states utilities' protection of their bottom lines is getting in the wayCombining solar power systems with energy storage promises cost-savings and value enhancements achievable for both technologies, but in key states utilities' protection of their bottom lines is getting in the way

Will Graphene-based Light Bulbs Be Graphene's Commercial Break Out?


Company wagers 10-percent reduction in energy use of LEDs will be a killer app for grapheneCompany wagers 10-percent reduction in energy use of LEDs will be a killer app for graphene

Graphic: Transistor Production Has Reached Astronomical Scales


A look at Moore’s Law in actionA look at Moore’s Law in action

RoboGames: The World's Largest Robot Competition Is Back


This massive robotics event is back, and it starts on FridayThis massive robotics event is back, and it starts on Friday

With Compass Hooked to the Brain, Blind Rats Act Like They Can See


Research raises hope that people may one day get novel superhuman sensesResearch raises hope that people may one day get novel superhuman senses

The Simplest Flexible Printed Transistors


Cheap disposable electronics from super-simple amorphous oxide transistor made from just two materialsCheap disposable electronics from super-simple amorphous oxide transistor made from just two materials

IBM Bets $3 Billion on the Internet of Things


Big Blue will invest $3 billion in the business of analyzing data from Internet-connected sensorsBig Blue will invest $3 billion in the business of analyzing data from Internet-connected sensors

Quantifying the Risk of Damage to Integrated Circuits in Space


Alternatives to conventional integrated circuits may significantly reduce space risksAlternatives to conventional integrated circuits may significantly reduce space risks

Intel and Micron Move 3-D NAND Into Production


Samsung now has some competition when it comes to 3-D flash memory, but the economics end of the equation is still blurrySamsung now has some competition when it comes to 3-D flash memory, but the economics end of the equation is still blurry

Special Report: 50 Years of Moore's Law


The glorious history and inevitable decline of one of technology’s greatest winning streaksThe glorious history and inevitable decline of one of technology’s greatest winning streaks

South Korea Prepares for Drone vs. Drone Combat


The best way to bring down a UAV is with another UAV (and a net)The best way to bring down a UAV is with another UAV (and a net)

Robocar Technologies to Guard the Smart Home


What happens when a computer vision guy thinks someone is trying to rob him? He uses autonomous vehicle technology to watch his houseWhat happens when a computer vision guy thinks someone is trying to rob him? He uses autonomous vehicle technology to watch his house

What Happens If Russia Abandons the International Space Station?


It’s time for NASA to start preparing emergency plans for the doomsday scenarioIt’s time for NASA to start preparing emergency plans for the doomsday scenario

2015’s Top Ten Tech Cars


This year’s cars are super fuel efficient. But with today’s gas prices, will anyone care?This year’s cars are super fuel efficient. But with today’s gas prices, will anyone care?

Ten Years of Top Ten Tech Cars: An Analysis


What happened to the technologies exemplified in the 100 cars Spectrum has featured over the years?What happened to the technologies exemplified in the 100 cars Spectrum has featured over the years?

New 2-D Material Grapene Has Spectacular Properties


Tastes way better than graphene or silicene, say scientists. Makes electrons "go all wobbly"Tastes way better than graphene or silicene, say scientists. Makes electrons "go all wobbly"

Compact, four-quadrant lock-in amplifier generates two analog outputs
Generate a pair of quadrature-phase digital signals.



Eight-function remote uses one button, no microcode
Simplify the operation of a remote control.



Doorbell transformer acts as simple water-leak detector
Doorbell transformer acts as a power supply.



Inverted regulator increases choice and reduces complexity
A simple approach for any high side overcurrent-protection circuit references the entire circuit to the high-side rail.



Debug a microcontroller-to-FPGA interface from the FPGA side
Monitor activity through a JTAG download cable.



Precision tilt/fall detector consumes less than 1.5 mW
Detect X-axis position and indicate it with an LED.



Reset an SOC only when power is ready
Use a comparator, an AND gate, and a capacitor to properly reset an SOC.



Circuit provides simpler power-supply-sequence testing
New circuit improves on an earlier power-sequence-testing idea.



Inexpensive power switch includes submicrosecond circuit breaker
Control power to a load and protect the power source.



Create a DAC from a microcontroller's ADC
Use a microcontroller's ADC in the feedback loop.



Inspect solar cells without a microscope
Use a short-wave infrared camera to capture the image of an entire wafer.



Solar-powered sensor controls traffic
A traffic-sensor post measures vehicle location and speed at an intersection, providing an accurate, effective, inexpensive approach to monitoring traffic flow



Self-oscillating H bridge lights white LED from one cell
Circuit operates on batteries as low as 0.6V.



Low-cost LCD-bias generator uses main microcontroller as control IC
Control a buck-boost switch-mode regulator with the same microcontroller that sends data to an LCD.



Negative-to-negative switch-mode converter offers high current and high efficiency
Don't let variations in input voltage affect the output voltage.



ADC for programmable logic uses one capacitor
Use a capacitor's charging and discharging time to sense a user input.



Use two phases to cut current and improve EMI
A two-phase SEPIC has lower output-capacitor current, which also improves reliability.



Fader switch uses inexpensive controller
Control the brightness of an LED or incandescent lamp.



Astable multivibrator gets hysteresis from positive-feedback stage
Add hysteresis through positive feedback.



Class B amplifier has automatic bias
Biased transistors minimize distortion.



Cable tester uses LEDs to find faults
Test as many as 16 wires with LEDs as continuity indicators.



Dual-coil relay driver uses only two MOSFETs
Differentially drive relays to minimize power consumption.



Unused port adds a PWM/analog channel to a microcontroller
Take advantage of unused pins to generate a PWM signal and then filter it into analog.



Capacitance meter uses PLL for high accuracy
An improvement on an old design lets you measure capacitors from 10 pF to 1 µF.



Resistor compensates for instrumentation-amp gain drift
Temperature makes instrumentation amp's gain drift; a resistor corrects it.