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ARM's sub-volt Cordio radio IP launched

ARM’s acquisition of Wicentric and Sunrise Micro Devices has produced the Cordio family of standards-based, sub-volt, radio IP supporting Bluetooth Low Energy…

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LEDs displace ceramic metal halide for retail lighting

Luminus aims to replace ceramic metal halide lamps with its latest range of CoB LEDs. Called the XH series, light emitting diameters of 6, 9, 11, and 14mm are available. 9 and 11 mm LEDs care intended to replace 39W and 70W metal halide sources respectively. The 3,000K 80CRI…

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Solder-free pick-and-place package for LED lighting

 Aiming at lighting manufacturers that don’t want to buy a soldering line, Sheffield-based Litecool has developed a self-adhesive self-connecting LED package that can be pick-and-placed direct onto heatsinks – and it accepts standard lenses from Carclo. No PCB, metal-cored or otherwise, is required. The…

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Imagination lets MIPS take academic plunge

Imagination Technologies’ decision to reveal the inner-most secrets of the MIPS microprocessor architecture to academics could dramatically improve the teaching of electronics in universities. The MIPS architecture started off as an academic exercise by John Hennessy at Stanford University, and is the subject of a standard educational book by…

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Osram LEDs light Roman baths

Osram LEDs are illuminating the Roman Achillian Baths in Catania Sicily following a lighting project by the Institute for Archaeological and Monumental Heritage of the National Research Council (CNR-IBAM). Cutting power from 5 to 1.5kW, the original metal halide lamps were replaced by spotlights containing Osram Oslon SSL…

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Lightfair: Forget OLEDs for lighting

 Don’t bother with expensive OLEDs and use a planar light-guide with conventional LEDs instead, said Ohio-based Global Lighting Technologies (GLT). Its latest offering is 100x100mm and 3.5mm thick. “The panel itself measures 2mm and is thinner than prior GLT products while offering enhanced light extraction. The…

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EnSilica adds DSP to RISC cores

EnSilica has added a 64-bit precision, fully-pipelined MAC unit to its RISC core to deliver the eSi-3260 for audio, sensor hub, motion control and touch screen applications…

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