Goodell Says No More Mistakes

first_imgNEW YORK — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl.At a news conference Sept. 19, Goodell made his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. He did not announce any specific changes, but said he has not considered resigning.“Unfortunately, over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong,” he said. “That starts with me.”The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. The Commissioner reiterated that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case.“The same mistakes can never be repeated,” he said. Goodell now oversees all personal conduct cases, deciding guilt and penalties.The Commissioner and some NFL teams have been heavily criticized for lenient or delayed punishment of Rice, Adrian Peterson and other players involved in recent domestic violence cases. Less than three weeks into the season, five such cases have made headlines, the others involving Greg Hardy, Ray McDonald and Jonathan Dwyer.Vikings star running back Peterson, Carolina defensive end Hardy and Arizona running back Dwyer are on a Special Commissioner’s Exemption List and are being paid while they go through the legal process. McDonald, a defensive end for San Francisco, continues to practice and play while being investigated on suspicion of domestic violence.As these cases have come to light, such groups as the National Organization of Women and league partners and sponsors have come down hard on the NFL to be more responsive in dealing with them. Congress also is watching to see how the NFL reacts.In response to the criticism, the NFL announced it is partnering with a domestic violence hotline and a sexual violence resource center.Goodell also said in a memo to the clubs that within the next 30 days, all NFL and team personnel will participate in education sessions on domestic violence and sexual assault.The memo said the league will work with the union in providing the “information and tools to understand and recognize domestic violence and sexual assault.”The league will provide financial, operational and promotional support to the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.(BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

ams: “true wireless” earbud powered by ams’ ANC technology

first_imgams revealed that global earbud manufacturer Nuheara is using the miniature ams AS3412 Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) IC to provide best-in-class hybrid noise cancellation and audio amplifier functions for its new Live IQ earbuds. The innovative Live IQ “true wireless” earbuds offer advanced ANC capabilities. One earbud contains a Bluetooth 5 radio to connect wirelessly to a smartphone or media player, without a wired connection between the earbuds. Priced under 200 USD for retail customers, the Live IQ earbuds feature touch-sensing controls: a simple tap turns noise cancellation on and off to give the user the choice to hear ambient noise as well as the audio output from the speaker, or to listen in silence. The earbuds are also compatible with Apple’s Siri and the Google Assistant voice control systems.When designing the Live IQ product, Nuheara’s goal was to provide earbud wearers with an experience of noise-free, hi-fi audio reproduction comparable to that provided by bulky on-ear wired headphones, but in a tiny, wireless in-ear form factor. The new product needed to be small and light, and Nuheara also wanted to give users a long battery run-time between charges. Nuheara chose the ams AS3412 because of its combination of outstanding audio capabilities, small size and low power consumption. The AS3412 is a highly integrated ANC chip, measuring just 2.2 x 2.2 x 0.4mm, and requiring only few external components. It provides up to 30dB of noise attenuation over an audible frequency range of 20Hz-3kHz. The device’s integrated amplifier is capable of driving 2x34mW into a 32? load. It features a signal-to-noise ratio of 112.5dB and a total harmonic distortion and noise (THD+N) figure of <0.01% at an audio output power of 30mW.The very small board footprint of the ANC system, based on the AS3412, enabled Nuheara to fashion a compact design for the Live IQ earbuds, giving consumers a comfortable fit and allowing them to enjoy extended periods of noise-free listening. The battery supports four hours of talk time between charges, and 12 hours of listening on-the-go. The low-power characteristics of the AS3412 helped Nuheara to prolong battery run-time – the device operates from a supply voltage of 1.6V-1.8V, and typical power consumption is just 8mW.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous INSYS icom collaborates with Microsoft to accelerate IoT solutionsNext Sensirion presents carbon dioxide and RH/T sensor module at AHR Expo 2018last_img read more