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Microchip Technology Unveils SPD EEPROMs For DDR2 & DDR3 DIMM Modules
03/19/08 — Microcontroller and semiconductor provider Microchip Technology has released a new series of Serial Presence Detect (SPD) EEPROM devices that support the latest high-speed Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) DIMM modules.  The devices are particularly useful for technologies requiring low-voltage batteries. Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog…

Aethon Enhances TUG Navigation System with Advanced Laser Vision Technology
03/16/08 — Aethon, Inc., a leader in affordable autonomous mobile robots for healthcare supply chain management, today announced that it has significantly enhanced the navigation system of its TUG(R) robotics platform with the addition of laser-based technology. The new laser-driven navigation system will enable hospitals to deploy TUGs in less time and…

Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy Develops Programming Language for Robots
03/13/08 — Educators at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Academy have developed ROBOTC, a full-featured implementation of the industry-standard C programming language, as well as a debugger, that was specifically designed for use with educational robots at the high school and college levels. Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Academy have developed ROBOTC, a programming…

SolidWorks’ 3D ContentCentral 2008 Further Unites Global Engineering Community
03/07/08 — New version of content delivery Web site boosts engineering innovation and productivity SolidWorks Corporation today unveiled the 3D ContentCentral® 2008 software service, the latest update of its online community that allows engineers to download and share content globally, helping them to save time and design more innovative products. 3D ContentCentral…

VIA Unveils Next-Generation Isaiah x86 Processor Architecture
03/04/08 — New architecture provides substantial increases in performance and functionality with leading power efficiency to enable next generation “Small is Beautiful” computing devices. VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of x86 silicon and platform technologies, announced details of the VIA Isaiah Architecture, a new x86 processor architecture that will deliver significant…

Microchip Technology Announces New Low-Cost, General-Purpose 8-bit PIC® Microcontrollers
02/27/08 — 28- and 40-pin MCUs Feature 16 MHz Internal Oscillator, Operation Down To 1.8V and Enhanced Peripherals Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced a new family of low-cost 8-bit Flash PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs).  The 28- and 40-pin PIC16F722/3/4/6/7 (PIC16F72X) MCUs are capable of operation down…

New Device Targets Precise IEEEE 1588 Grandmaster Clocks
02/26/08 — Imsys has announced new device - the IM3240 - to complement its product range for IEEE1588 clock synchronization. Precise time with nanosecond accuracy, synchronized to UTC, in the past required expensive cesium or rubidium clocks. With the advent of IEEE 1588 in combination with GPS and Imsys IM3240 MCU, synchronized…

Unison SoC Open Source RTOS Targets Microchip Technology’s 32-bit PIC32® Microcontrollers
02/25/08 — Tiny Tiny Embedded POSIX RTOS for PIC32 MCU Family RoweBots Research Inc., a Waterloo supplier of software tools and embedded system consulting, today announced the launch of UnisonTM Version 4 for the 32 bit PIC32® micro-controller (MCU) family from Microchip Technology [NASDAQ: MCHP], a leading supplier of micro-controllers and analog…

Sun Brings Innovative Sun SPOT Sensors to Open Source Community
02/23/08 — Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced open sourcing of the Sun Small Programmable Object Technology (Sun SPOT), a Sun Microsystems Laboratories research project. The open source release of the versatile Java technology-based Sun SPOT platform will include hardware, software and the Squawk Virtual Machine. In addition, Sun announced discounted…

Cognex Offers Hardware-Independent Vision Software
02/21/08 — The world’s leading machine vision software can now be used with any camera or image source. It’s now easier than ever to get started with a trial version of the VisionPro® 5.0 software available for download from the new Cognex web site. Powerful acquisition software in VisionPro provides pre-configured, tightly…

Microchip Technology Adds Flash Data Memory to the Baseline PIC® Microcontroller Architecture
02/21/08 — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announced the first two Baseline 8-bit Flash PIC® microcontrollers with non-volatile Flash Data Memory (FDM) in 8- and 14-pin packages.  These additions supplement the variety of integrated low pin count microcontrollers in the Baseline PIC microcontroller family.  With…

Skilligent Announces New Computer Vision Product
02/18/08 — Skilligent LLC has announced a new computer vision product designed for robotic applications.  Skilligent Computer Vision system is a software component which implements powerful object recognition and object tracking algorithms. The system is specifically designed for robotics applications including the object recognition and tracking, image stabilization, visual-based servoing, human-to-machine interaction…

Robust Control Software Tools from ACS Motion Control Minimize Application Development Time
01/30/08 — ACS Motion Control, an international manufacturer of advanced multi-axis motion controllers, machine controllers and integrated control modules, has developed powerful, user-friendly motion control software that features simulation and motion machine interface (MMI) tools to minimize setup, tuning and programming time for motion control applications. Designated Application Development Kit (ADK), the…

Innovation First Announces Introduction of ROBOTC Programming for VEX Robotics
01/18/08 — First, Inc., a leader in educational and competitive robotics products, announced that the ROBOTC programming language will now be compatible with their VEX Robotics Design System. ROBOTC is a C programming language, for engineering, programming and robotics education, developed by Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Academy team. ROBOTC provides an operating…

3DV Systems Announces ZCAM™, Low Cost Real-Time Depth Sensing Camera
01/14/08 — 3DV Systems, an Israel based technology firm focused on sophisticated imaging technologies, has announced ZCam™, a low cost 3D PC camera that senses depth in real-time. 3DV’s new camera has the potential to radically change human-machine interfaces with its fine gesture recognition capability, in industries such as computing, consumer electronics,…

Software Helps Mars Rovers Find Winter Havens
12/13/07 — Ohio State University researcher Ron Li and his research team are developing new navigation software for NASA that will make it easier for the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity to find safe haven while they wait out the Martian winters. by Pam Frost Gorder New software is helping NASA find…

VIA Launches ARTiGO Builder Kit for the Pico-ITX
12/13/07 — VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of x86 silicon and platform solutions, launched VIA ARTiGO, a DIY builder kit for enthusiasts wanting to build an ultra compact personal computer. Designed by the creators of the Pico-ITX form factor, the VIA ARTiGO Builder Kit offers consumers a more sophisticated DIY experience.…

NIST Measures Performance of Auto Crash Warning Systems
12/07/07 — Engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed and tested a laser-based ranging system to assess the performance of automobile collision warning systems. Researchers in industry and at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be able to use the NIST technology to accelerate the development…




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