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Mouser Electronics signs global distribution agreement with CUI Inc.

March 10, 2015 3:48 pm | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. announced it has entered into a global distribution agreement and partnership with CUI Inc - a global leader in the development and distribution of electro-mechanical components for over 25 years. The company ...

Signal tower is IP69K rated to withstand high-pressure

March 10, 2015 3:14 pm | by Longren & Parks | Product Releases | Comments

Patlite introduces LS7-9 Series Signal Light Towers which feature an elegant, smooth surface design that is IP69K rated to withstand high-pressure and high-temperature washdown operations. Additionally, with no exposed screws, shafts or other metals components, the LS7-9 is ideally suited for sanitary environment applications such ...

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Iso-Attenuator provides dual solution for circuit protection

March 10, 2015 3:02 pm | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the Iso-Attenuator model RFSL2308-A30 from RF Circulator Isolator, Inc (RFCI). RFCI Iso-Attenuators combine protection for active components from distortion or potentially damaging reflected power with a convenient, attenuated port for monitoring RF power or providing ...

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Would you buy a $17,000 Apple Watch?

March 10, 2015 2:44 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @Kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

To answer the question, I definitely would not drop $17,000 on a watch, but I would definitely spend $350 on an Apple Watch.

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Wireless module enables Internet of Things communication

March 10, 2015 2:10 pm | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the first in a series of modules for the LoRa technology low-data-rate wireless networking standard, which enables Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) wireless communication with a range of more than 10 miles (suburban), a battery life ...

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u-blox combines Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in compact, host-based client

March 10, 2015 1:53 pm | by u-blox | Product Releases | Comments

u-blox announces full production availability of the ELLA-W1 series of compact, automotive-grade, multiradio modules. The modules promise predictable, reliable results and easy implementation of in-car wireless connectivity. Applications include hands-free telephony, in-car hotspots ...

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Magnetic field source generates EFT/burst fields

March 10, 2015 1:51 pm | by Langer EMV-Technik GmbH | Product Releases | Comments

The BS 06DB-s magnetic field source is used to generate magnetic EFT/burst fields. An EFT/burst generator (IEC 61000-4-4) supplies the field source with an EFT/burst current via an HV cable. The field source generates high magnetic fields (approx. 200 mT) in very small spaces (2.54 mm²). It is thus ideal ...

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In-car alarm could reduce crashes for drivers over the age of 60

March 10, 2015 1:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

An in-car alarm that sounds when sensors on the vehicle detect an imminent crash could cut crash rates from 1 in 5 to 1 in 10 for drivers over the of 60 suffering tiredness on long journeys, according to a study published in the ...

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Mid-IR frequency combs enable high resolution spectroscopy

March 10, 2015 1:33 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A frequency comb source is a light source with a spectrum containing thousands of laser lines. The development of these sources has been revolutionary for fundamental science. It has allowed the construction of a link between the optical part of the electromagnetic spectrum and ...

German government backs end-to-end encryption for email

March 10, 2015 1:28 pm | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Users of an email service backed by the German government will soon be able to rely on strong encryption of the kind that used to be the preserve of geeks and hackers, officials said Monday. From April onward De-Mail, an email service available to anyone in Germany ...

Q&A: A look at solar plane attempting round-the-world trip

March 10, 2015 1:26 pm | by AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Described by its creators as "an airborne laboratory," the single-seat Solar Impulse 2 has 17,248 ultra-efficient solar cells that transfer solar energy to four electrical motors that power the plane's propellers. The cells also recharge four lithium polymer batteries....

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Early Look: How does Apple Watch stack up vs rival watches?

March 10, 2015 1:20 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple made a strong case for how you can use its upcoming Apple Watch, and the device stacks up well against the competition. If you've waited for the Apple Watch to decide on a smartwatch, here are some things to consider in weighing ...

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Students leverage Internet2 Network to visit Lincoln Memorial

March 10, 2015 12:55 pm | News | Comments

Hundreds of students from six states are descending on the Lincoln Memorial today—without even leaving their classrooms. The students are participating in a free, live interactive videoconference program called the U.S. Presidential Primary Sources Project (PPSP), a collaboration between ...

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Manufacturing shouldn’t be a dirty word for today’s STEM talent

March 10, 2015 12:16 pm | by Vicki Holt, CEO, Proto Labs | Blogs | Comments

When most people hear the word “manufacturing”, a few images tend to come to mind: low-skill, wrench-turning, physically draining work; dirty, grease-stained workplaces; a male-dominated workforce....

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Engineering Newswire: Goddess of strategic war blasts a hole through a truck

March 10, 2015 9:13 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

In a recent field test, Lockheed Martin’s 30-kilowatt fiber laser weapon system successfully disabled the engine of a small truck. ATHENA, which stands for Advanced Test, High Energy Asset or, the goddess of strategic war, is a ground-based prototype system that ...

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