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Arduino-compatible IoT platform comes with apps and cloud service

Arduino-compatible IoT platform comes with apps and cloud service

An Arduino-compatible coding platform designed by Digi International for building M2M wireless sensor and other IoT networks.

Available exclusively through Digi-Key for $99, the XBee platform comes with an API to design M2M wireless communications, in the 2.4GHz unlicensed frequency band, into control systems and sensor networks…

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Graphene and boron nitride make a semiconductor junction

Graphene and boron nitride make a semiconductor junction

Graphene and boron nitride nanotubes can form a digital switch, according to Michigan Technological University.

Respectively they are a zero band-gap conductor and wide band-gap insulator.

“When we put them together, you form a band gap mis-match that creates a potential barrier that stops electrons,”said Michigan…

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NIWeek: PXI brings fast parallel test to 4G

NIWeek: PXI brings fast parallel test to 4G

NI is aiming to make wireless manufacturing test more cost-effective as system move to volume production.

The key is to run test in parallel to improve throughput.

To do this the company has introduced at NIWeek in Austin, Texas today, a multi-standard, multi- DUT and multi-port test…

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NIWeek: Configurable controllers tuned for industrial IoT

NIWeek: Configurable controllers tuned for industrial IoT

NI has introduced new controllers within its reconfigurable I/O (RIO) hardware range which can be used as part of industrial internet of things (IoT) deployments.

The new CompactRIO, FlexRIO, Single-Board RIO controllers are supported by LabVIEW software, the LabVIEW FPGA Module and NI Linux Real-Time, now based…

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NIWeek: IBM engineers IoT product development

NIWeek: IBM engineers IoT product development

IBM is targeting the development of IoT applications with an online community and software to help developers who want to connect internet of things (IoT) devices to the cloud and how to use big data coming from those connected devices.

IBM will present different IoT software tools at NIWeek in…

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Samsung pays up for stricken fab workers

After a decade of struggle, Samsung workers whose health has been affected by working in fabs are to be compensated.

Samsung has set up an $85.8 million fund for employees who contracted diseases while working at its semiconductor and display plants. The fund will also be available to the…

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New tech jobs are all about the money

New tech jobs are all about the money

Technology job-seekers are recognising their value and placing more importance on salary than ever before, according to research from recruiter Randstad Technologies.

A market survey found that the proportion of technology workers saying that pay is the biggest factor in choosing a job has risen in the last three…

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Encoder offers 5,000 counts per revolution

Encoder offers 5,000 counts per revolution

Avago AEDT-981x is a family of industrial grade optical encoders offering from 2,000 to 5,000 counts per revolution (CPR) using a code wheel of 11mm optical radius.

The devices are three channel incremental encoders – two quadrature plus one index channel – and¬†are rated from -40 to 115…

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Microsemi launches sensor interface ICs

Microsemi launches sensor interface ICs

Microsemi is launching the first device in a family of sensor interface ICs based upon inductive sensing technology.

The LX3301A, the first inductive sensor IC in the market using linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) architecture implementations on printed circuit boards (PCB), is designed for applications in the automotive and industrial…

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Sensors powered by energy harvesting key to IoT success

Sensors powered by energy harvesting key to IoT success

The internet of things relies on getting good quality sensor data at the right time in the right format, which is why energy harvesting wireless sensors are of special interest, writes Matthias Kassner

Energy harvesting wireless sensors have sparked a dramatic rise in interest, since they represent a reliable and…

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Toshiba to sample 256Gbit V-NAND next month

Toshiba to sample 256Gbit V-NAND next month

Toshiba is to start sampling a 256GBit, 48-layer, triple-level cell V-NAND memory next month.

BiCS Flash, as Toshiba calls it, is based on a 48-layer stacking process that surpasses the capacity of mainstream two dimensional NAND flash memory, while enhancing write/erase reliability endurance and boosting…

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PMBus digital power chip drives 30A for sub-micron processors

PMBus digital power chip drives 30A for sub-micron processors

Texas Instruments has introduced its first PMBus synchronous DC-DC buck converters with 20A and 30A current ratings.

The TPS544B25/C25 converters are designed for accurate voltage rail setting in designs with sub-micron processors.

The converters have a 0.5% reference-voltage accuracy and full differential remote-voltage sensing…

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