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Smart Grid Leaders Launch Global Smart Grid Federation

September 28, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Leaders of seven national smart grid organizations officially launched the Global Smart Grid Federation, an international organization to promote best practices and to help accelerate the deployment of smart grid around the world. Founding members...


MicroStrain Lands $730,000 Phase II SBIR for Energy Harvesting RFIDs on Army Helicopters

September 28, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The US Army recently awarded MicroStrain, Inc. a Phase II SBIR contract to continue to develop a comprehensive and wirelessly networked health management capability that can be embedded directly into rotorcraft components. Providing the...


Ioxus Acquires Advanced Energy Conversion (AEC) to Deliver Full Range Ultracapacitor Cells and Modules

September 28, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Ioxus, Inc. announced that it has acquired Advanced Energy Conversion (AEC), which specializes in energy conversion systems using embedded controls, power electronics, and electric machines. Ioxus will incorporate AEC products into its current offerings...


A Quest for Spindle Speed Using a Multi-Physics Motor Design Tool

September 28, 2010 12:47 pm | by Lois Lee, Manager, Cobham Technical Services USA | Blogs | Comments

The Opera motor design software package is helping Air Bearings of Poole to extend the speed of spindle motors beyond 400,000 RPM.


Haydon Kerk offers motorized Linear Rail prototypes for 24-hour shipment

September 28, 2010 12:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc. now offers a variety of motorized RGS Linear Rail prototypes available for online ordering and quick delivery. The online Haydon Kerk Engineering Development Center offers customers the ability to order units from a standard listing of stocked prototype parts available for 24 hour shipment.


STMicroelectronics Sharpens Audio Edge for STM32 Developers

September 28, 2010 12:39 pm | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

To help product developers exploit the full potential of its STM32 microcontrollers in portable and home-audio products, STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a world leader in microcontrollers, has teamed up with audio experts Spirit DSP to provide no-charge access to professionally developed audio software...


Tiny generators turn waste heat into power

September 28, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) Researchers in Ukraine and the United States have uncovered a novel way to power tiny devices using waste heat. In an article in the Journal of Applied Physics, the arrays of tiny ferroelectric nanowires are shown to rapidly generate a current in response...

Dewy Defeats Truman!

September 28, 2010 12:21 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

No he didn't! But why do I care? Why do I state this? Well, an email went out from an independent external survey administrator on our behalf. The email was referring to a customer service survey - we do that...


Raytheon unveils wearable exoskeleton suit

September 28, 2010 12:20 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Coinciding with the release of Iron Man 2 on Blu-Ray/DVD, Raytheon unveiled a real-life wearable robotic suit. The second-generation exoskeleton (XOS 2) purportedly is lighter, faster and stronger than its predecessor, yet it uses 50 percent less power. Before one conjures Sci-Fi fantasies of space marines, it’s worth pointing out what the XOS 2 is not—it isn’t a futuristic robotic battle suit.


UPS Offers Advanced True on-line, Double Conversion Features

September 28, 2010 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

SolaHD has introduced the S4KC Uninterruptible Power System (UPS) incorporating a host of advanced true on-line, double conversion features in a compact package that is purpose-engineered for industrial applications, such as industrial computers, automation systems, robotics and pocess controls. It is available in


45 W 'Green' Power Supply has Medical and Industrial Safety Approvals

September 28, 2010 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power announced what is believed to be the world's smallest open frame 45 W AC-DC power supply. Measuring 2” x 3” x 1.05” (50.7 mm x 76.2 mm x 26.7 mm), the ECS45 single output power supply has


Model aims to reduce disaster toll on city's social, economic fabric

September 28, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Purdue University) Researchers have created a computer model that predicts how a disaster's impact on critical infrastructure would affect a city's social and economic fabric, a potential tool to help reduce the severity of impacts, manage the aftermath of catastrophe and fortify...

Minister: 'What country' app offends Italy

September 28, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Italy's tourism minister has taken offense with how Apple's "What country" app describes her nation.Minister Michela Vittoria Brambilla is complaining that a description of Italy as "mafia, pizza, pasta and scooter" is both "offensive and unacceptable."A ministry spokesman, Andrea Bianchi, said...


AS-Interface Power Conditioner Easily Panel Mounts Into Two Networks

September 28, 2010 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduced the VAN-KE2-2PE Two Network AS-Interface Power Conditioner. The conditioner is said to be the industry’s first panel mount AS-Interface power conditioner to


Logic PD's System-on-Modules at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference

September 28, 2010 10:25 am | Videos | Comments

Logic PD's Alan Cohen describes the System-on-Module computers his company creates at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference in Boston.



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