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2014-06-03 08:40:04

Low-power Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and Bluetooth microcontroller SoCs powered by Marvell EZ-Connect software platform enable OEMs to rapidly bring innovative IoT devices to the fast growing market SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) today unveiled the industry's most complete line of silicon platform solutions targeting the full range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications including: wearables, home automation, home security, personal healthcare, smart appliances,...

2014-06-03 08:39:22

New high-performance RF building blocks are optimized for power and performance DALLAS, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) expanded its RF portfolio today with the addition of high-performance RF gain blocks, down-converting mixers and a complex modulator that provide the industry's best combination of power and performance. The new RF devices are being demonstrated this week in TI's booth (#2041) at the International Microwave Symposium and complement TI's...

2014-06-03 08:24:02

Marvell's new AC/DC 88EM8189 and DC/DC 88EM8803 LED controllers further expand the company's end-to-end smart lighting platform offerings for the "Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle" SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) today announced adding two new smart digital LED driver integrated circuits (ICs) - 88EM8189 and 88EM8803 - further expanding its end-to-end smart lighting platform into LED lamps and fixtures....

2014-06-02 23:11:04

ThinkFire is pleased to announce its Home Automation Patent Landscape Report will be available for purchase beginning July 14, 2014. ThinkFire’s patent landscape report provides a list of leading companies owning intellectual property related to home automation wireless technology, the patenting growth curve, patents that predate the standards used in home automation products, patent and company acquisition opportunities, and helpful information to support on-going patent filing...

A Master Of Disguise: New Stick Insect Species Discovered In China
2014-06-02 03:47:34

Pensoft Publishers Many representatives of the fauna possess unique masking abilities but stick insects are among the masters of disguise within the animal world. During a field trip in Guangxi, China Mr. Ho Wai-chun George from the Hong Kong Entomological Society discovers a new species from this enigmatic insect group, which he describes in a recent research paper published in the open access journal Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift. Like the name suggests the new stick insect...

2014-05-28 23:18:43

New Image Cognition (ICP) for power optimized embedded vision applications in wearable tech Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 CogniVue Corporation, who introduced the world’s first Image Cognition Processor (ICP) in 2010 for power-optimized embedded vision applications, today announced the ability to support always-on vision applications like gesture recognition, face and eye detection in low power smart wearable devices at power levels of ~1mA, enabling vision apps to run for many...

ants beat google
2014-05-28 05:02:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Classic literature has touted the work ethic of ants and scientists have determined that they have the largest brains of any insect. Now, researchers have also discovered that the creatures' group processing skills when it comes to foraging for food would put the most complex online search engines to shame. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of German and Chinese scientists explain that the...

2014-05-27 23:06:34

Smart Fog has released the industry’s first Eco Mode feature for commercial humidifiers. This remarkable new technology can help reduce energy usage by 25% annually, in addition to the low energy consumption of Smart Fog’s commercial humidifiers. Reno, NV (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Smart Fog announces its new commercial humidifier feature: the industry’s first Eco Mode. This Eco Mode provides significant energy savings by actively adapting to the humidifier’s environment to operate...

2014-05-27 23:00:41

Extensible, Scalable ANT Network Functions Simply, Seamlessly Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 ANT Wireless, proven innovator in ultra low power (ULP) wireless technology, today showcases its first implementation of the ANT based ULP mesh portfolio. Presented as a home lighting demonstration, this capability incorporates multiple, battery-operated nodes controlled simultaneously via smartphones and tablets. Featuring lighting as just one of the potential building blocks for an...

2014-05-27 12:36:04

TI's ultra-small 5W receivers enable faster, cooler and more power efficient charging for Qi-enabled smartphones and other portable electronics DALLAS, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced the industry's most power-efficient 5-watt wireless power receivers that support the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Qi 1.1 standard. TI's new bq51020 and bq51021 allow consumers to charge their Qi-compliant mobile phones, tablets, power banks and other...


Latest Ant Reference Libraries

Myrmecology
2013-09-30 16:20:45

Myrmecology, a branch of entomology, is the study of ants that has focused on many factors about ants, including evolution and social systems. William Morton Wheeler first used the term myrmecology, but the study of ants predates the usage of the term, going back to ancient references of ants. Auguste Forel, a Swiss psychologist, conducted the first scientific studies of ants, focusing on the roles of instinct and learning in a society. He published Les fourmis de la Suisse in 1874 after...

Hodotermes
2013-08-13 11:32:19

Hodotermes is a genus that contains two species of African harvester termites known as H. mossambicus and H. erithreensis. The collective range of both species extends from some areas of South Africa through the savannas in East Africa to Palaearctic North Africa. Both species are subterraneous, nesting under the ground, but the nests of H. mossambicus can contain several sphere-shaped hives, and long tunnels connect the rooms of each nest. It is typical for all harvester termites to have...

Jack Jumper Ant, Myrmecia pilosula
2013-07-10 13:00:54

The jack jumper ant (Myrmecia pilosula), known by other names including the jumping jack or hopper ant, is a species of bull ant that can be found in Australia. Its range includes Tasmania, New South Wales, and rural areas of Victoria. This species is unique in that its genome only holds on set of chromosomes, which is the lowest number of chromosomes that any animal can hold. Like other bull ants, this species can build nests under rocks or under dirt mounds. The jack jumper reaches an...

Red Bull Ant, Myrmecia gulosa
2013-07-10 12:55:32

The red bull ant (Myrmecia gulosa), also known as “hoppy Joe” or the giant bull ant, is a species of bull ant that can be found in Eastern Australia. It was first described by Joseph Banks in 1770 and was one of the first insects to be described from Australia. Its nests are found underground and contain a network of extensive tunnels. The red bull ant reaches an average body length between .5 and 1.1 inches. Its thorax and head are typically reddish...

Inchman, Myrmecia forficate
2013-07-10 12:28:46

The inchman (Myrmecia forficate) is a species of bull ant that can be found in Australia, in a range that includes Tasmania and possibly southeastern areas of Australia. This species is gregarious, living in colonies like most other ant species, but it forages for food alone. Nests often go unseen and are typically found under rocks.  It reaches an average body length of up to one inch long, the trait from which it received its common name. The inchman is both a scavenger and a...

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