Nano Dimension ships first 3D printer for PCBs
Nano Dimension Ltd. (Ness Ziona, Israel), has supplied the first DragonFly 2020 printer for 3D circuitry and PCBs to an Israeli defense electronics company. The unit is for evaluation purposes and is expected to be installed at the partner’s site in the next few days.
3D Printers Spit out Small PCBsSANTA CLARA, Calif. — Two companies showed 3D printers that can spit out small printed circuit boards and others including Qualcomm showed advances putting electronics on plastic substrates at the annual IDTechEx conference here.
In-Building Location Services: The Next Big Bluetooth App?
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Global positioning systems are useless for indoor navigation, as GPS must have clear access paths to satellites to work. But advances in indoor location and positioning technologies, combined with the growing ubiquity of Bluetooth and WiFi-enabled smartphones, is fueling a revolution in indoor “people tracking” by commercial enterprises such as large retail stores and shopping malls.
What About Reliability of Magnetic Position Sensor?
A stubborn question about the reliability of magnetic position sensors lingers in the minds of some automotive and industrial system designers. Yet complete stray field immunity is possible in contactless magnetic position sensing.
CES 2015: Ultra-High-Definition 4K TV over Copper
Want to watch UHDTV? Try your telco's copper. The first ultra-high-definition (UHD) content delivered to a 4K TV over existing twisted-pair copper infrastructure of telecommunication companies (telcos) was demonstrated at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015, Jan. 6-9, Las Vegas). Sckipio Technologies' (Ramat Gan, Israel), which makes G.fast (pronounced gee dot fast) chipsets, claims DSL cannot deliver UHD 4K TV, but its G.fast ultra-broadband networks can over standard telco twisted-pair copper lines.
Power Week: Popular Gaming Consoles' Energy Use Compared
The latest gaming consoles consume more power than previous models but also provide more features, according to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). In a recent test coinciding with the holiday season, engineers at the research organization found that three of the most popular units -- the Microsoft Xbox One, Sony PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Wii U -- consumed as much as 124 Wh compared to a maximum of about 88 Wh in a similar comparison performed in 2010.
G.fast Now on Fast Track
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) pulled a fast rabbit out of the hat at the opening of its annual conference two Fridays ago by ratifying G.fast, the standard designed to deliver access speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s over existing copper wires. G.fast works by extending the range of frequencies over which broadband signals travel.