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A nanoPower and Tiny Voltage Supervisor from Maxim (and They Aren’t Kidding about the “Tiny”)
A look at the MAX16140—a tiny device that uses a tiny amount of current, but one that promises a lot.
4 days ago
STMicro’s New ST53G System-in-Package Chip Could Add Contactless Payment to Your Smart Watch
Could this be the chip that brings contactless payment in wearables to the forefront? This News Brief takes a look at the ST53G SiP (system-in-package) from STMicroelectronics....
October 23, 2017
4 Modern Devices that Bring Star Trek Technology to Life
The newest addition to the franchise, Star Trek Discovery, will be airing this month. In anticipation, here are a few Star Trek technologies and how they compare to today’s available tech....
September 17, 2017
New Flexible Biofuel Cell Designed for Wearables Extracts Energy from Sweat
A team of engineers from University of California San Diego have created a biofuel cell that produces ten times the power of its predecessors...
September 05, 2017
Wisconsin Company’s Use of RFID Microchip Implants Raises Questions of Health, Privacy
Employees and experts question the overall safety of RFID chips in human workers.
August 11, 2017
Maxim Integrated Releases New PMICs Optimized for Small Li-ion Batteries in Wearables
Two new PMICs boost integration with single inductor multiple output (SIMO) regulator to maintain a very long battery life.
August 01, 2017
“The Earable”: A 3D-Printed, Bluetooth-Enabled Wearable Temperature Sensor
Researchers from the University of California Berkeley have created a wearable device worn on the ear that can monitor core body temperature in real time....
July 29, 2017
Leap Motion Raises $50 Million to Develop Gesture Tracking System
Leap Motion, a hand tracking company, has just raised $50 million funding for its continued development of its hand tracking system.
July 24, 2017
u-blox and Huawei Begin Testing the NB-IoT Standard in Brazil with a Pet-Tracking Wearable
In this news brief, we'll look at how u-blox and Huawei are researching NB-IoT implementation.
July 20, 2017
Sunday Roundup: Health-Monitoring Cars, VR Device Testing, and Emma’s Watch
Catch up on some EE-related devices and programs: cars that monitor your health, VR systems that help test medical devices, and a wearable designed to help reduce hand tremors....
June 11, 2017
Google Partners with Lenovo and HTC for Standalone VR Headsets
The Google Virtual Reality division just announced this past May that it would be releasing design files for two standalone virtual reality headsets by the end of this year, manufactured and...
June 08, 2017
Silego Announces New SLG46580 Flexible Power Island to Improve PMIC Functionality
This News Brief covers Silego's new flexible power island device, announced today.
June 06, 2017
How Elon Musk’s Neuralink and Bryan Johnson’s Kernal Are Bridging the Biological-Digital Gap
Electronics are ever becoming more advanced but their users, humans, have barely kept up with the changes. But this is something that some companies are attempting to address by trying to...
June 04, 2017
Sensor + Test 2017 Highlights: Mini Pressure Sensors for Wearables and a Magnetless Position Sensor
The sensing revolution is accelerating amid an uptake in automotive, consumer and industrial designs.
June 01, 2017
Clothing that Generates Power via the Wearer’s Movements: The Key to Powering Wearables?
Researchers have created a triboelectric fabric that can transfer enough energy to power small electronics.
May 28, 2017
Implantable Silicon Chips Introduce a New Age of Haptic Feedback in Prosthetics
Advances in prosthetics are giving wearers more functionality and researchers are working on the next step: creating a prosthetic that provides fine motor skills and intuitive sensation....
May 19, 2017
Fitbits for Elephants and Wearables for Pets
Just as we are finding more and more ways to attach devices to ourselves, we have now begun to attach them to animals, too, for a variety of reasons....
May 15, 2017
Teardown Tuesday: PlayStation Move Controller
In this week’s Teardown Tuesday, we tear down a PlayStation Move controller to see what ICs and parts make up current gaming technology....
April 25, 2017
2017 Goes Big on Tiny Electronics: A Bluetooth SoC, Satellite Communication Module, and Linux SBC
In the last two months, some impressively tiny systems were unveiled or released.
April 14, 2017
Methods and Applications of Embedding Solar Technology into Fabric
Solar panels you can weave into fabrics may change the way we store solar energy.
April 13, 2017
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