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These 10 women should replace Hamilton on the $10 bill

July 1, 2015 | by Kasey Panetta, Melissa Fassbender | Videos | Comments

The U.S. Treasury Department recently announced that they would be replacing Alexander Hamilton with a woman (at least on the $10 bill.) The ECN and PDD editors had a few ideas on who that replacement should be...

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Securing medical devices, solving the challenge of the weakest link

July 1, 2015 4:18 pm | by Alan Grau, President and Co-Founder, Icon Labs | Articles | Comments

Despite the fact that patient privacy and data security has been a top priority for the medical industry since the passage of the HIPPA data privacy act in 1996, hackers continue to find ways to infiltrate hospital networks and steal patient data...

Troubleshooting switching power supply noise in an RF- embedded system

July 1, 2015 4:04 pm | by Varun Merchant, Mainstream Technical Marketing Manager, Tektronix | Articles | Comments

While embedded technology has been around for several decades, with microcontrollers lodged in everything from traffic lights to prosthetic limbs, these days the embedded technology is itself becoming embedded with wireless radios....

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AC or DC Drive – Which is best for small motors?

July 1, 2015 3:47 pm | by Mark Lewis is Vice President – Marketing and Sales for Dart Controls, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Variable speed motor controls (‘drives’) have been around for many decades.  In the early years, application and budget were the primary decision criteria for choosing between a DC motor/drive package and AC equivalent. 

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What is the harshest environments for components? What’s the best way to deal with those challenges?

July 1, 2015 3:45 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

There are different types of harsh environments and definition of what makes it a harsh environment for components.  Environments that can cause the component to not perform its intended function, or be damaged or destroyed can be considered harsh...

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Remote control forklift showcases students STEM skills

July 1, 2015 3:34 pm | by CMB Engineering | News | Comments

A team of young engineers from CMB Engineering has excelled in this year’s Manufacturing Team Challenge category at the national WorldSkills UK competition, winning first prize for the design and production of ...

Integrating key functionality to maximize performance density in embedded chassis platforms

July 1, 2015 3:30 pm | by Justin Moll, Director of Marketing, VadaTech | Articles | Comments

In high-performance embedded computing systems, maximizing performance in less space is the name of the game. In applications from Telecom to Industrial to Defense...

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Watch this MiG-29 come way too close to another aircraft

July 1, 2015 3:25 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

The only good description for the video of this MiG-29, is it's like watching an aircraft dance...

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The future of ECIA

July 1, 2015 3:10 pm | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Blogs | Comments

Robert Willis, one of the industry's most dedicated leaders, announced his retirement from the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)...

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Plug-in DC output modules are optimized for driving DC motors

July 1, 2015 2:42 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Excelsys Technologies  introduced the Reactive Load powerMod series of plug-in DC output modules that are optimized for driving DC motors and other reactive loads. Backed by a five-year warranty...

The (surprisingly) stimulating world of Programmable Logic Controllers

July 1, 2015 2:20 pm | by Udemy | Blogs | Comments

So Programmable Logic Controls may not be the sexiest topic around, but they sure are interesting.

Rosetta spacecraft sees sinkholes on comet

July 1, 2015 2:17 pm | by University of Maryland | News | Comments

The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft first began orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August 2014...

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Boeing, Embraer to collaborate on ecoDemonstrator tech tests

July 1, 2015 2:09 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

Boeing and Embraer S.A. have announced that they intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to improve aviation's environmental performance...

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US Navy’s final EA-6B Prowler aircraft decommissioned

July 1, 2015 2:04 pm | by Northrop Grumman | News | Comments

The US Navy's EA-6B Prowler tactical jamming aircraft has completed its final flight from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island as part of a sunset celebration commemorating the retirement of the aircraft...

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Surface-mount polymer tantalum molded chip capacitors

July 1, 2015 11:07 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology today announced that the company has enhanced its T55 series of vPolyTan™ surface-mount polymer tantalum molded chip capacitors with eight new ratings in the A, B, and T (low-profile B – 1.2 mm max.) case sizes...

Prowler retires following 45 years of naval service

July 1, 2015 10:41 am | by John Hetherington, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West | News | Comments

Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CVWP), hosted a three-day Sunset Celebration commemorating the retirement of the Navy EA-6B Prowler, June 25-27...

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