Wireless power transfer has been around for a long time. The “crystal set” or “crystal radio” over 100 years ago used the power carried in the radio signal to produce sound without any amplification or receiving circuit power source. Early spark gap transmitters also used tuned wireless power transmission. Now the circuitry is more sophisticated […]
FlexEnable, the leader in the development and industrialization of flexible organic electronics, has developed a 12.1” glass-free, conformable organic liquid crystal display (OLCD) marking an important milestone in the commercialization of large area flexible displays. The technology is compatible with existing LCD production lines, and is scalable to even larger area displays to meet the […]
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This optical heart-rate module reference design incorporates red and infrared LEDs, a sensor, power subsystem, and logic level translation. Measuring 13mm x 13mm, this tiny, low-power board can be placed on a finger or earlobe to accurately detect heart rate and SpO2 via personal wearable devices. The module works with both Arduino and ARM mbed […]
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ON Semiconductor has utilized its strength and depth in a broad range of semiconductor disciplines – including analog, power management, sensor interface and signal conditioning – to introduce a comprehensive development resource for the wearable electronics sector. The new Wearable Development Kit (WDK1.0) combines a wide array of highly optimized components, with the objective of […]
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SiFive, the first fabless provider of customized, open-source-enabled semiconductors, today announced the availability of its Freedom Everywhere 310 (FE310) system on a chip (SoC), the industry’s first commercially available SoC based on the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture, along with the corresponding low-cost HiFive1 software development board. As part of this availability, SiFive […]
STMicroelectronics and WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, today announced their design collaboration to develop semiconductor solutions for magnetic-resonance-based wireless power transfer. The goal…
TT Electronics launched its mag Net soldier connector, the world’s first and only C4I2 MIL-spec connector specifically designed for textile mounting. Unlike circular barrel connectors, mag Net is…
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By Vicky Messer Ever since the development of the trackball in the 1940s and the consumer release of the computer mouse in the 1980s, engineers have sought to push the limitations of computer-human interaction in an attempt to achieve a more intuitive and natural user experience. An obvious avenue to explore has been the gestures […]
It is theoretically possible to solve Maxwell’s equations to characterize how an RF signal propagates some distance away from its transmitter, but that task is impossibly complex for…
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