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Prototyping Board Adds Standard Connector Formats

September 10, 2010 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vero Technologies’ modular Options Board family provides a method of providing multiple interconnect formats. Available initially in 3U and 6U, 160 mm and 6U, 220 mm and 280 mm boards in single and double sided square pad and stripline formats, and as a square pad PTH board, the new units feature

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General Dynamics gets chemical weapons sensor deal

September 10, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A unit of defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. has won a $30 million contract from the U.S. Army to build and support devices that detect biological and chemical weapons, the company said Friday.General Dynamics' Armament and Technical Product unit awarded the six-year contract, which the...

The precious commodity of water

September 10, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Water is a valuable resource, which is why the Fraunhofer Alliance SysWasser is demonstrating how we can extract precious drinking water from air, discover a leak in pipeline systems and even effectively clean sewage water at the IFAT/Entsorga fair.

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'Halo: Reach' aims to grab gamers again

September 10, 2010 9:06 am | by DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Since fans lined up at midnight nearly three years ago for the release of the last "Halo" video game, a recession struck the economy, President Barack Obama took office and "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" became the best-selling shooter game of all time. When the prequel "Halo: Reach" debuts...

OLED Pushbutton Switch Family Doubles Its Display Life

September 10, 2010 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Swiches announced it has doubled the display life of its OLED SmartSwitch pushbutton switches and reduced the devices’ low power consumption by 30 percent. The display has increased to

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LCD Active-Matrix TFT Display Module Is Full-Color

September 10, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

The low-cost, compact uLCD-144 provides a 1.44 in. 128 x 128 resolution 65 K color TFT-LCD panel with an embedded Goldelox graphics processor that can display full color animations, icons, and video clips.

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1.0-mm Pitch Timing Belts Are Space Saving for Miniature Applications

September 10, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Stock Drive Products provides a new series of 1.0-mm pitch polyurethane timing belts, designed for miniature applications and to run with the new 1.0-mm pitch timing belt pulleys.

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Absolute Encoders Deliver Precise Position Data in a Compact Package

September 10, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

The encoders boast a 24-mm diameter housing that makes them ideal for space-restricted areas, with a non-contact design that minimizes wear—delivering exceptional ruggedness in a compact package.

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45 W ‘Green’ Power Supply Has Medical Approvals

September 10, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Setting a new benchmark at this power level, measuring just 2 x 3 x 1.05 in., the ECS45 single output power supply is 25% smaller than the current industry standard of 2 x 4 in.

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New Micro Fuel Cell Developments Featured at DPF 2010

September 10, 2010 6:51 am | by Linnea Brush | Blogs | Comments

With ongoing interest in micro fuel cell development, what are some of the more promising technologies for portable power applications? Darnell’s Power Forum will highlight a number of trends in the “alternative” energy storage market.

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Ultra-Low-Power Microcontrollers Provide Enhanced Performance

September 10, 2010 6:46 am | Videos | Comments

TI's latest generation MSP430F5xx ultra-low-power microcontrollers provide designers with enhanced performance and increased design options with new and innovative peripherals on chips...

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MultiLEDs Support Dolby’s LED-backlit professional reference monitor

September 10, 2010 6:33 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ LEDs support the highest technical standards for Dolby’s LED-backlit professional reference monitor, which is designed specifically for professional content creation applications and targeted at production and post-production of movies and TV shows.

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ARINC 825 Compliant CAN Controller Features Integrated Transceiver

September 10, 2010 6:23 am | Holt Integrated Circuits | Product Releases | Comments

Holt Integrated Circuits today introduced the world's first ARINC 825 compliant CAN controller with an integrated transceiver. The device meets the requirements of both ISO 11898-1:2003(E) (CAN protocol) and ISO 11898-5 (CAN transceiver).

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Untiring dedication to solar energy

September 10, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Schock, department head and spokesman for Solar Energy Research at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, received the prestigious "Becquerel Prize" at the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in...

Reddy graduate fellowship at Texas A & M to benefit mechanical engineering students

September 10, 2010 6:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

A gift from Distinguished Professor J.N. Reddy and his wife, Aruna, will benefit mechanical engineering doctoral students at Texas A&M University. The couple’s contribution of $20,000 to the Texas A&M Foundation has established the Aruna and J.N. Reddy Distinguished Fellow in...

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