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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.


What are the key trends in microfluidics for the next 5 years?

August 31, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Yole Développement and its partner Institut fur Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH (IMM) are glad to announce the workshop dedicated to the Microfluidics industry, on October 4 (2.00 PM to 5.00 PM)


Silicon oxide circuits break barrier

August 31, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rice University) Rice University scientists have created the first two-terminal memory chips that use only silicon, one of the most common substances on the planet, in a way that should be easily adaptable to nanoelectronic manufacturing techniques and promises to extend the limits of...

Foursquare, MTV to reward STD checkups with badge

August 31, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

You can "check in" to restaurants and bars, so how about health clinics while you get tested for sexually transmitted diseases?...

3M buying maker of people tracking devices

August 31, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Manufacturing conglomerate 3M Co. said Tuesday it has agreed to pay $230 million in cash for an Israeli company that makes technology used to keep track of people....

'Bed Intruder' songster turning fame into a future

August 31, 2010 7:05 am | by ERRIN HAINES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Antoine Dodson's angry, head-shaking TV interview about an attempted rape against his younger sister in her bed has turned into a chart-topping iTunes song and YouTube hit and made the 24-year-old Alabama college student an Internet sensation."So y'all need to hide your kids, hide your wife and...


LED Delivers Lighting-Class Performance

August 31, 2010 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Extending lighting-class performance with enhanced light uniformity and LED-to-LED color consistency, the 100+ lumen XLamp MX-3 LED from Cree delivers a luminous flux of up to 122 lm at 350 mA...


Evaluation Kit Explores Induction Charging

August 31, 2010 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

This kit is an easy way for electronics designers to experiment with near field RF (Radio Frequency) charging of EnerChip CC rechargeable solid state energy storage devices.



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