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November 16, 2012     

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Sensors Insights By Melanie Martella

Paying Attention to Power
We are in love with our mobile devices, and with good reason; they are tremendously useful things, in large part because of the combination of highly compact built-in smarts and a supporting infrastructure and ecosystem. We may focus on the ooh-shiny aspects, but underneath it all lies the issue of power consumption: how much we use and where we get it from. continued

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EarlySense Closes E Financing Round
The company plans to use the funding to further develop its contact-free, patient monitoring solutions and to expand clinical research. continued


Rohde & Schwarz UK acquires HAMEG UK
Rohde & Schwarz UK has acquired HAMEG UK to further grow the offering of general-purpose test equipment to its customers. continued

Libelium, Telefónica Bring M2M Technology to Smart Cities
Software and hardware integration can access any Internet of Things project. continued

Motorola Invests in TRX
Funding to be used to expand indoor location system development, sales, and marketing. continued


NanoMarkets Issues Low-Cost Sensors Report
The report estimates that the total market for such sensors will grow from its current value of over $8.9 billion to $13.2 billion by 2019. continued

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GreenPeak Golden Unit for ZigBee Input Device
GreenPeak's ZigBee Input Device platform achieves Golden Unit Status and leads the industry as the standard of excellence. continued

Onset Announces Green Roof Monitoring System
The 15-channel system lets you monitor green roof conditions, measure stormwater runoff, improve irrigation scheduling, and maintain healthy rooftop vegetation. continued

RFMD Introduces RFFM6903 Front-End Module
The highly-integrated front-end module (FEM) is designed for smart metering/smart energy and ISM band applications. continued

GestIC Enables Mobile-Friendly 3D Gesture Interfaces
Microchip's MGC3130 is world's first E-field-based 3D gesture controller; includes library of gestures and precise hand position tracking. continued

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ISA100 WCI Conducts Successful Interoperability Trial
The trial verified the ISA100 Generic Client Interface specification for ANSI/ISA-100.11a-based wireless gateways. continued

New Ocean Wave Energy Systems to Power Sensor Buoys
Electro Standards Labs is collaborating with the University of Rhode Island to develop two wave energy harvesters to power sensor buoys and other remote ocean platforms. continued

MIPI Forms Sensor Birds of a Feather Group
Open to non-MIPI member companies, the group will investigate sensor-interface standardization challenges hindering the integration of sensors into mobile platforms. continued

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