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Free software performs JTAG Embedded Testing

September 13, 2010 11:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Corelis, Inc. announced today the availability of Runner-Lite, a free software test executive for performing boundary-scan testing, JTAG Embedded Testing (JET), and in-system device programming using pre-generated test plan files built for specific reference boards.

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Focus on photonics

September 13, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Arizona State University) Arizona State University will combine expertise in electrical and materials engineering, bioengineering and physics in a new center to pursue discoveries and broaden education in the expanding field of photonics

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AC-DC switchers provide 120W of output power

September 13, 2010 11:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available now from MicroPower Direct, the MPU-120 series provides 120W of output power in a compact 1U height U-Chassis case. With 18 CFM, these AC/DC switchers will provide up to 180W of output power. Five standard models operate from a universal input of 90 to 264 VAC, providing tightly regulated single outputs of 5, 12, 15, 24, or 48 VDC.

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DC-DC converters operate from 60V to 160VDC

September 13, 2010 11:14 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda has expanded its line of DC-DC converters, the CN-A Series, with the introduction of the new 200-watt, CN200A models. Like the other models in this series, they operate off a wide range of DC inputs from 60V to 160VDC, which is widely used in the railway industry.

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Consumer rights: Court rules against used software sales

September 13, 2010 10:42 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

The 9th Circuit of Appeals has reaffirmed the right of software companies to circumvent the first-sale doctrine by “licensing” rather then “selling” its products. The significance of this ruling cannot be overstated—it could singlehandedly destroy the used software market.

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Wal-Mart introduces wireless plan under own brand

September 13, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Wal-Mart is introducing the first cell phone plan that uses the chain's own branding, further demonstrating its clout in getting special deals from wireless carriers....

China aggressively trading and investing in Africa

September 13, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(African Development Bank) Tunis, African trade with China is growing while its imports and exports with other major global markets are either flat or on the decline, according to a new report from the African Development Bank.

Permanent Magnet DC Gearmotors Have High-Torque Gearhead

September 13, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

The WX gearhead is now available with two 33A permanent magnet DC (PMDC) motors. The WX is a high-torque gearhead built to provide longer life and higher performance than similar gearmotors in the same size range.

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Siemens and National Semiconductor Align to Advance Ultrasound Technology

September 13, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. and National Semiconductor Corporation announce a wide-ranging strategic alliance to advance ultrasound technology, creating ultrasound imaging systems...

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microETXexpress Starterkit for Wind River VxWorks 6.8

September 13, 2010 7:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Following the successful release and market adoption of the Kontron nanoETXexpress starter kits earlier this year, Kontron is introducing a second tool to help jump start design—the Kontron microETXexpress Starter kit VxWorks validated by Wind River.

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AS-Interface IO Modules Include Advanced Diagnostic Features

September 13, 2010 7:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs popular KE-style enclosure-mount AS-Interface I/O modules are now available with advanced diagnostic features to help minimize troubleshooting and maximize run-time.

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SPADnet, a new concept for biomedical imaging, gets funded

September 13, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) SPADnet aims to develop a new generation of smart, CMOS-based image sensors for biomedical applications. It recently got funded by the European Union.

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Review: 'Halo: Reach' more fun with more than 1

September 13, 2010 7:06 am | by LOU KESTEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

When "Halo 3: ODST" was released last year, the once vibrant Halo universe felt exhausted, as though even its creators at Microsoft Corp.'s Bungie Studios were bored with it.Thankfully, they had one more story in their arsenal. Bungie may be moving on to new worlds, but "Halo: Reach" (Microsoft,...

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Calif. expo advocates would use old Navy air base

September 13, 2010 7:06 am | by TREVOR HUNNICUTT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Advocates for a bid to host California's first World Expo since 1940 see its potential placement at a former military air base in the Silicon Valley as a masterstroke with the possibility to create research facilities and showcase the state's high-technology region.At the Shanghai Expo,...

Biodiesel Offers a Renewable Alternative

September 13, 2010 5:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

A few weeks ago, I visited the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair in Maryland, eager to view cute barnyard animals and eat fried food. Among the flashing lights and noisy crowd, a colorful sign caught my eye. I was surprised and pleased by its message: all of the thrill rides were...

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