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DC-DC Power Converters boast efficiency of 91 percent

July 29, 2010 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lineage Power Corporation today announced the availability of its new family of Stingray isolated DC-DC regulated converter board mounted power modules that provide superior energy efficiency with no thermal derating at a market-leading price point.

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Air Force experiments with ''gesture recognition'' technology

July 29, 2010 10:09 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Wired has a piece discussing the Air Force Research Laboratory’s experiments with motion sense technology. Using a device similar to Nintendo’s “Power Glove”, the folks over at Wright Patterson AFB feel that “gesture recognition” can help fly planes. According to the labs, “Warfighter productivity is limited by the need to operate equipment via physical keys, switches, and buttons...

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Video game group spent $1.1M lobbying in 2Q

July 29, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Entertainment Software Association, a trade group for video game companies, spent $1.1 million during the second quarter to lobby on the regulation of video game content, First Amendment protection, parental control technology and other issues, according to a recent disclosure report.This...

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GTX 480 Vs HD 5870 EXTREME Tessellation Showdown

July 29, 2010 9:24 am | by trubritar | Videos | Comments

Clash of the Titans iv, Nvidias new GTX 480 Vs the current single GPU King the HD 5870.

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Final Agenda Announced for Upcoming DisplaySearch Event on Emerging Display Technologies

July 29, 2010 9:23 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

DisplaySearch today revealed the final agenda for its upcoming Emerging Display Technologies Conference: Innovative Technologies Drive Growth Opportunities, which will be held on August 19, 2010 in San Jose, California.

'White graphene' to the rescue

July 29, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rice University) Researchers in the lab of Pulickel Ajayan, Rice's Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and of chemistry, have figured out how to make sheets of h-BN, which could turn out to be the complementary apple to...

General Dynamics gets $33.2M vehicle contract

July 29, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. said Thursday it will make 27 armored vehicles for the U.S. Defense Department under a new $33.2 million contract.General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada will deliver the 27 mine resistant ambush protected vehicles by April.The vehicles will be made at a...

X-Band Signal Generator Offers Phase-Continuous Linear Frequency Sweeping

July 29, 2010 8:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vaunix has introduced an X-band signal generator to their Lab Brick product line. The LMS-123 operates from 8 GHz to 12 GHz, and offers low phase noise, fast 100 usec switching time, and fine 100 Hz frequency resolution. The LMS series also offers

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Wireless Terminal Provides Communication Control for CDMA Networks

July 29, 2010 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Janus’ Terminus CDMA864D with Sprint Certification offers desirable communication control over CDMA networks. Its dual band design allows for applications deployment on CDMA networks around the world. The CDMA864D contains

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Northeast Data Center Adds 7 Megawatts of Flywheel Capacity

July 29, 2010 8:23 am | News | Comments

VYCON announced that it has just completed a 7-Megawatt shipment of its VDC-XE clean energy storage systems to a Northeast Fortune 500 company that specializes in large data storage applications.

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0.4mm Pitch BGAs - Staggered?

July 29, 2010 8:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I wrote not long ago and not far, far away about the type of pad recommended for 0.4mm pitch BGAs, as in non-soldermask defined vs. soldermask defined (NSMD vs SMD). The wisdom being that with the pads being so close...

Automotive X PRIZE Competitors Advance to Validation Stage

July 29, 2010 8:17 am | News | Comments

The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE announced the Finalist teams who have survived all on-track testing at Michigan International Speedway and now move into a Validation stage before prize money will be awarded this September.

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NFL retirees sue attorneys after suit settlement

July 29, 2010 8:05 am | by PAUL ELIAS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A groundbreaking legal case that seemingly concluded last year with the NFL players union agreeing to pay former players a combined $26 million for failing to look out for their commercial interests has now gone into overtime.Several of those retired players, including Paul Hornung, John Brodie...

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FPGA Boards Target Software Defined Radio, SIGINT, Tactical Comms, and Radar Applications

July 29, 2010 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

GE Intelligent Platforms today announced that it will soon launch a range of digital receiver, digital transceiver and FPGA processor products based on the Virtex-6 FPGA family from Xilinx.

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Merging e-services seamlessly

July 29, 2010 7:26 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Information technology (IT) experts and computer scientists from Europe and Israel have begun work on a project that seeks to resolve the significant business stumbling block of interoperation between e-services (electronic services). The ACSI ('Artifact-centric service interoperation')...

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