Electronic Products & Technology

Embedded Systems

March 15, 2017 by Stephen Law

IC, RFID card reader delivers all-in-one manual insertion

Act KDE Inc, ES1F-9880S all-in-one full insert card reader is available to support the magnetic, IC & RFID card readers for POS terminal, access control, ATM, vending machines, kiosks, as well as various other RFID card types. Device is EMV…
March 14, 2017 by Stephen Law

Robotics controller built around BeagleBone open hardware computer

BeagleBone Blue is a complete robotics controller built around the BeagleBone open hardware computer. Linux-enabled, product is community-supported and fully open-source. High-performance, flexible networking capabilities are coupled with a real-time capable Linux system and an improved set of peripherals for…
March 12, 2017 by Stephen Law

Compact industrial PC delivers broad industrial interface support

EFCOTEC SmartAIO U7-300 Series of compact industrial PCs provides broad industrial interface support. Based on the latest Intel Atom processors and highly-integrated Qseven CPU modules, computers are compact measuring 138 x 100 x 57mm. Designed for maximum network interoperability, units…
March 10, 2017 by Stephen Law

Amazon backs Waterloo student program to advance operational AI

Engineering students at the University of Waterloo will apply classroom lessons in artificial intelligence (AI) to help develop new uses for a voice-activated virtual assistant system in a program funded by Amazon. Waterloo is one of just four North American…
March 9, 2017 by Stephen Law

Operator terminal delivers visualization, control in one package

PILZ AUTOMATION PMI (Pilz Machine Interface) 6 Control operator terminal is equipped with a soft PLC in accordance with IEC 61131-3 as standard. Unit goes beyond professional diagnostics and visualization, making it possible to control the entire plant process in…
February 25, 2017 by Alexandria Sage, Reuters San Francisco

Tech heavyweights sue over self-driving car sensor

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car unit sued Uber Technologies and its autonomous trucking subsidiary Otto over allegations of theft of its confidential and proprietary sensor technology. Waymo accused Uber and Otto, acquired by the ride services company in August, with…
February 21, 2017 by Stephen Law

Corephotonics teams with SEMCO to evolve imaging in Smartphones

Corephotonics has partnered with prominent camera module integrator Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEMCO) to develop a complete reference design, based on its innovative dual camera technology. Through this reference design, which is now in volume production, smartphone manufacturers are able to benefit…
February 20, 2017 by Stephen Law

IoT holds promise, creates security challenges

The growth of the internet of things (IoT) – a term that encapsulates everything from networked medical devices and kitchen appliances, to automated homes and cities – holds promise for innumerable fields. However, it also raises a bevy of security…
February 15, 2017 by Larry Hardesty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Chip could make voice control ubiquitous in electronics

The butt of jokes as little as 10 years ago, automatic speech recognition is now on the verge of becoming people's chief means of interacting with their principal computing devices.
February 15, 2017 by Stephen Law

Zigbee software stack, dev kit supports IoT designs

MICROCHIP zigbee alliance certified zigbee platform with zigbee PRO and Green Power features (formerly known as zigbee 3.0) is now available with greater interoperability and lower latency than ever before. The software stack and corresponding BitCloud 4.0 software development kit,…
February 13, 2017 by Stephen Law

Fanless mini PCs are rugged

STEALTH.COM LPC-800 series of rugged fanless Mini PCs are versatile, robust and designed for a variety of demanding environments and applications. Unit consists of 4 small form factor models; The LPC-810 is the smallest and lightest, the LPC-830 a mid-size…
January 25, 2017 by Stephen Law

D-Wave Systems launches open quantum computing software environment

D-Wave Systems Inc., Burnaby BC, developers of quantum computing systems and software, has released an open-source, quantum software tool as part of its strategic initiative to build and foster a quantum software development ecosystem.  The new tool, qbsolv, enables developers to build…