Weighing in at 4 oz, the Pocket LOOX N100 Series personal navigation assistant from Fujitsu Siemens Computers is light enough for bikes and walkers, as well as in vehicles. A 300 MHz Samsung processor monitors power usage, powering down unused peripherals quickly. When users know where they're going, it serves as an MP3 player. An optional Traffic Message Channel module tells drivers where traffic jams are.
The $299 unit utilizes Navignon MobileNavigator 6 software, which provides an intuitive interface and detailed maps.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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