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VMware buys software makers Integrien, TriCipher

August 31, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VMware Inc., a maker of computer virtualization software, said Tuesday it has bought two smaller companies — Integrien and TriCipher.Financial terms were not disclosed.Integrien makes performance analytics software and TriCipher's technology helps manage online logins and user...

Software Brings Web-Based Connectivity and Control to Embedded Apps

August 31, 2010 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

AdaCore 's Ada Web Server for Wind River’s VxWorks Real-Time Operating System, when used in conjunction with the GNAT Pro development environment, enables developers to embed an Ada-based web server within any application, accessible through web browsers.


The Benefits of TRIAC-based Control

August 31, 2010 9:43 am | by Geoff Garcia and Alfonso Camacho-Carrillo, ON Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in a broad spectrum of different industry sectors all face the same basic challenges when developing products that will be attractive to their customer base, and gain them market share.


Wireless networks enable intruder detection and emergency alerts funded by NSF

August 31, 2010 9:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Stevens Institute of Technology) National Science Foundation funds Dr. Yingying Chen at Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University, in her collaborative work with Dr. Hui Xiong from Rutgers University entitled: "NeTSE:Small:Collaborative Research: MILAN: Multi-Modal...


August 31, 2010 8:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I've heard of vias in pads, but vias in paste aren't so common. Here's a QFP footprint with a lot of thermal vias in the center pad area. I'm guessing all of those vias are necessary for heat removal, but...

Grant Funds Superconducting Magnet Energy Storage Research at Brookhaven Lab

August 31, 2010 8:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

BNL and three collaborating institutions will receive a total of $4.2 million to develop a superconducting magnet energy storage system that will help advance DOE’s renewable energy goals.

Linear Actuator features a 7.5 degree step angle

August 31, 2010 8:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc, a leading manufacturer of precision linear motion products, introduces the high resolution 19000 series captive linear actuator. This new 20mm diameter can-stack has a 7.5 degree step angle resulting in smaller move increments and finer positioning ability.


Automated Test Outlook - Peer-To-Peer Computing

August 31, 2010 8:17 am | by by Matt Friedman, National Instruments ( | Blogs | Comments

For years the computing industry has implemented distributed architectures by dividing computing among multiple processing nodes.


HSI Sensing Announces Steel Sensor Series

August 31, 2010 8:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

HSI Sensing (formerly Hermetic Switch, Inc.), a designer and manufacturer of reed switches, proximity sensors, and other switch technologies, announced its new and improved steel sensing proximity sensors, the 11000 Series.


Microsoft hiking Xbox Live subscription prices

August 31, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft is raising subscription prices for its popular Xbox Live Gold online gaming service in the U.S. and three other countries.Beginning Nov. 1, an annual Gold membership will cost $60, up from $50. A three-month subscription will cost $25, up from $20. And a one-month subscription will be...

Smartphone-Driven Tech to Combat Epilepsy

August 31, 2010 8:00 am | by Sam Cinquegrani, CEO and Founder, Wave Technology Group( | Blogs | Comments

The Epilepsy Center at the University of Chicago has leveraged technology to improve processes and cut costs. It monitors patients' brain waves remotely so it can identify when a seizure has occurred and offer patients more effective treatment for their condition.


SMT Frequency Synthesizer intended for Electronic Warfare Applications

August 31, 2010 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HFS-2500 from EM Research operates over 2000 - 2500 MHz for advanced Electronic Warfare applications. This unit features exceptionally-low phase noise (<-121 dBc/Hz @ 100 KHz offset), fast switching (<5 mSec), 10 MHz step size, +5 dBm output power; supply voltages are +5VDC A-VCC / +8VDC D-VCC...


Mini-ITX Motherboard Supports DDR3 Memory

August 31, 2010 7:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Minix 890GX motherboard is presented as the world’s first USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gbps mini-ITX form factor motherboard capable of supporting DDR3 memory targeted at applications such as HTPCs, Car PCs, BYO routers, servers, and NAS devices


Software provides automated DC and RF measurement solution

August 31, 2010 7:38 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies today announced Integrated Circuit Characterization and Analysis Program (IC-CAP) Wafer Professional (WaferPro) software. The new software provides a multi-site, multi-wafer, automated DC and RF measurement solution for semiconductor device modeling applications.


Au Series ideal for military and aerospace applications

August 31, 2010 7:29 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has expanded its extensive family of multilayer ceramic chips (MLCCs) to include gold plated terminations. Designated the Au Series, the RoHS compliant MLCC eliminates the use of tin and lead and subsequent tin wiskering events on the PCB.



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