The National Notary Association (NNA) has incorporated TouchChip® biometric technology from STMicroelectronics (www.st.com) into its electronic identity-capturing database. A capacitive sensor based on active capacitive pixel-sensing technology, TouchChip allows a fingerprint to be quickly and securely captured and stored in less than a second. In addition to handwritten electronic signatures, the NNA's electronic notary logbook—Enjoa™—can also record thumbprints and digital photos from notaries to ensure proper process and eliminate fraud.
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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