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Scientists develop device to enable improved global data transmission

September 7, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Southampton) Researchers have developed a new data transmission system that could substantially improve the transmission capacity and energy efficiency of the world's optical communication networks.

DSPs Touted as Lowest Power at 150 MHz Performance

September 7, 2010 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced the availability of TMS320C5504 and TMS320C5505 ultra-low-power digital signal processors (DSPs) at 150 MHz, providing 25 percent higher performance than previous C55x devices. The processors are

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TeleCommunication Systems, Army in satellite deal

September 7, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TeleCommunication Systems Inc. said Tuesday that it received orders from the U.S. Army valued at up to $3.8 million for some antenna systems, satellite equipment and other items.The initial orders total $1.3 million, but the deal's value could climb to $3.8 million if all options are fully...

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Intervox introduces low profile speaker for warning applications

September 7, 2010 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intervox, a division of International Components Corporation (ICC), has introduced a low profile speaker, Model S150RMSS-50-HT3, capable of delivering multiple tones, as well as, voice alert messages.

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VCO features control voltage range of 0.5V to 4.5V

September 7, 2010 6:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-2122-2242 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 2122 MHz to 2242 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -105 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and has excellent linearity.

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Dissolvable Spacers Maintain Spacing Between Components and PCBs

September 7, 2010 6:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Multi-Seals Inc. introduces Wash-Away dissolvable spacers, designed to provide consistent spacing between printed circuit boards and PCB components. These organic polymer spacers locate PCB components during soldering operations.

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The Roundtable - Solid-State Lighting and the Marketplace

September 7, 2010 6:30 am | by Alix Paultre | Articles | Comments

This month's question is, “What barriers still exist between solid-state lighting and mainstream acceptance in the marketplace?”

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Renate W. Chasman Scholarship for Women Awarded to Two Students

September 7, 2010 6:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Joanna Laroussi, a student at Hunter College, and Jamina Oomen-Hajagos, a student at Stony Brook University, have been awarded the Renate W. Chasman Scholarship for Women.

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Climate and Trends in Solar Cell Technologies

September 7, 2010 6:09 am | by Jan-Gustav Werthen, Director of Photovoltaics for JDSU | Articles | Comments

As solar energy systems evolve, there is a tendency amongst investors and industry pundits to look for “the winning technology” that has the highest efficiency and the lowest production cost. However, winning solutions for solar energy are, in fact, as diverse as the earth’s climates.

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Macho Duke Nukem returns after a decade in limbo

September 7, 2010 6:05 am | by LOU KESTEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

When Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. pulled the plug on the long-in-development "Duke Nukem Forever" last year, most observers in the video-game industry thought they'd seen the last of its titular hero.But you can't keep a bad man down — and last weekend, the cigar-chomping, beer-swilling tough...

The Big Switch-Off

September 7, 2010 5:56 am | by Edward Ong, Product Marketing Manager, Power Integrations | Articles | Comments

The most effective way to mitigate the impact of man’s energy use is to reduce power consumption. The need to reduce active-mode power consumption is obvious. Not so obvious is the need to minimize power drain in standby mode — when products are essentially doing nothing.

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Input Power Connector with Screw Terminals for Field Installation

September 7, 2010 5:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Postironic’s PCS series is a popular choice for applications requiring a quick disconnect, high power connector. The PCS three contact variant is now available with screw terminals, allowing field termination with the use of a screw driver. Crimping tools are not required.

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UPS Systems Basics

September 7, 2010 4:51 am | Videos | Comments

This module, provided by Digi-Key and Tripp Lite, explains the need for a UPS and reviews the three types of UPS systems.

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Where the MEMS markets are going

September 7, 2010 4:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Yole Développement and System Plus Consulting sponsored a MEMS market briefing at MEMS /Micromachine 2010.

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Radiant Systems public stock offering planned

September 7, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Radiant Systems Inc. said Tuesday that a public offering is planned of about 4.7 million shares of its common stock.The maker of touch-screen point-of-sale systems will offer approximately 3.5 million shares, with the remainder offered by certain selling stockholders.Radiant said it plans to...

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