Graduate engineering student Vincent Leung from the University of California, San Diego, has developed an ultra-low-power silicon germanium (SiGe) BiCMOS Transmitter IC for third-generation (3G) W-CDMA cellphone applications that can lower power consumption in transmitters by up to 50% when the handset is close to a base station, allowing longer talk times in 3G cellphones. Go to http://cwc.ucsd.edu.
Unlike industrial robots, which suffered a slight overall slump in 2012, service robots continue to be increasingly in demand. The majority are used for defense, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); and agriculture, such as milking robots.
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