The WiPry-Combo, from Oscium, is a dynamic power meter and spectrum analyzer that plugs into the Apple iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone. The WiPry-Combo spectrum analyzer and dynamic power meter is ideal for on-the-go technicians. The iAccessory is compatible with all generations of iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad devices (iOS version 3.1.3 or higher). Free software for running WiPry-Combo is available at Apple’s App Store. The app includes a demo package that does not require the actual WiPry device. WiPry-Combo is available now for $199.95.
SPIRIT DSP introduced TeamSpirit Voice&Video Engine Tablet. TeamSpirit Tablet is a communications client-side voice and video engine that turns any iOS and Android tablet computer into a HD quality, multipoint video conferencing endpoint. The software development kit enables service providers, application developers and device manufacturers to quickly launch voice and video calling services.
According to a IHS iSuppli report, sensor fusion will eventually power the next generation of iPhone and iPad devices. A fused signal combines the outputs of three types of Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) motion sensors (gyroscopes, accelerometers and compasses) to improve the motion-based interface. Sensor fusion could enhance interfaces of any tablet or smartphone that uses a combination of a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis compass and 3-axis gyroscope to provide 9-axis sensor fusion.
Adaptive Digital Technologies’ iPVoice VoIP Voice Engine is now available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. The free iPVoice test app (IPV) enables the user to set up a VoIP voice connection between a pair of iPhones using a direct IP to IP connection (via WiFi). The IPV test software can be used as a piece of test equipment to facilitate the testing of Voice over IP phones and gateways. iPVoice VoIP Engine test software for Apple iOS includes G.722 wideband with acoustic echo cancellation, and dynamic jitter buffer.
Thanks to the Apple iPhone 4 and iPad, TriQuint and STMicroelectronics saw microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) in consumer electronics and mobile devices revenues expand by 778.6% and 63.5% respectively in 2010. The iPhone 4 includes five separate MEMS devices, plus a third MEMS microphone in the headset, up from two in the iPhone 3GS. The iPad 3G contains three MEMS devices. According to IHS iSuppli, the iPhone 4 was a breakthrough product for MEMS suppliers. The iPhone 4 has been influential on the rest of the smart phone market as other companies emulate the device’s features. The iPad contained some of the same parts and had a similar effect.
According to new IHS iSuppli research, tablets (like the Apple iPad and Android tablets) are expected to be the fastest-growing market for microelectromechanical system (MEMS) in the consumer electronics and mobile segment in 2011. Sales of MEMS for use in tablets will increased by 373% to $140.4 million in 2011 (compared to $29.7 million in 2010). By 2014, tablets will become the second-largest application for MEMS sensors with revenue of $280 million. Cell phones will still be primary driver of MEMS in the consumer and mobile segment.
The 2010 holiday season is upon us and this could be the most successful season for e-reader shipments so far. E-reader shipments are projected to grow from 12 million units by the end of this year, to 35 million in 2014. As a result, In-Stat projects the opportunity will help semiconductor suppliers in the market exceed $1 billion by 2011.
Focusing on adapting their endpoint security and data loss prevention cloud services to the lifestyle of modern businessmen and gadget-loving home users, CoSoSys has just released the new My Endpoint Protector App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new Software as a Service App brings real time device control monitoring and the possibility to stop data theft or data loss, identity theft or malware infections at the fingertip of iPhone and iPad users.
DiSTI, a global leader in Empowering the Human Machine Interface (HMI), has announced the availability of iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad (iDevices) support for GL Studio’s Safety Critical Embedded C++ (SCEC++) run-time library. This new expansion of capability enables users to rapidly create high performance interface graphic designs on these small hand-held devices.
Chipworks, the world’s leader in reverse engineering and patent infringement analysis for semiconductors and microelectronic systems, announced details on the Apple A4 chip taken from the Apple iPad. The A4 represents a first for Apple in reportedly designing their own processor, which Chipworks confirms is manufactured by Samsung in their 45nm process.