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Electronics patent of the month: Contact profiles for landline telephones

Michael Jaeger, patent attorney at leading UK patent and trade mark attorneys Withers & Rogers LLP, writes: GB Patent Number: GB2488459 Granted to:  BT PLC We increasingly use technology to connect our lives.  Like me, many of you will have a plethora of online accounts and a sometimes confusing array…

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Test expo to take-off at national space centre

The UK’s exhibition dedicated to test and measure, ElectroTestExpo will take place in March at the National Space Centre in Leicester. This free-to-attend event, which includes an exhibition and seminar programme, will take place on 25th March at the National Space Centre, Leicester. Exhibitors currently include: Tektronix…

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UK Device Developers' Conference 2015 gets new sponsor

Intelligent Display Solutions (IDS) is to be a lead sponsor of this year’s UK Device Developers’ Conference for engineers and computer scientists working in the development of intelligent systems and devices. The conference is to take place in Reading, Cambridge, Manchester and Uphall (Scotland) during May and June 2015…

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Pico Technology aims PC scope at bench engineers

PicoScope 3000D series PC oscilloscopes have up to 200MHz bandwidth, two or four analogue channels, plus 16 digital channels on the mixed-signal models, and an arbitrary waveform generator. Maximum real-time sampling rate is 1Gsample/s, memories range from 64 to 512Msample, and PC connection is via USB 3…

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Ardian invests in calibration and digital media firms

Trescal, the French calibration services company, acquired US-based General Calibration earlier this month. Trescal is expanding its presence in the American market. This is the calibration services company’s fourth acquisition in the US since the mid-2013 when it was acquired by Ardian, a private investment company. Guillaume…

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TDK-Lambda saves space in power supplies

Devon-based power supply maker TDK-Lambda has patented a space and cost-saving method of heat-sinking power components. In particular, it applies to a daughter-board with mixed surface-mount (SMD) and through-hole components, that is soldered vertically into into a horizontal power supply motherboard. The reason…

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ARM polishes Cortex-R5 for ISO26262 safety

Aiming at automotive applications, ARM has developed functional safety documentation for its Cortex-R5 processor. Industrial and medical safety is also in it sights. “This will help speed the path to global safety standard compliances,” said ARM. The processor offers “a rich set of fault detection and control features, enabling…

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Wearable medical devices benefit from small RTOS

Aside from the many medical wearable devices used for general wellness and monitoring, such as glucose and blood pressure monitors and ECG monitors, speciality devices have also emerged, ranging from Google glasses that aid in surgery, wireless sensor insoles used for rehabilitation, undergarments for monitoring heart rate and respiration, to…

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