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Digital isolator reduces board space by up to 80%

August 24, 2010 11:31 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) is introducing the industry’s first automotive grade products to provide true bidirectional isolation for the lower cost I2C serial bus. Based on ADI’s proprietary iCoupler digital isolation technology, the ADuM1250W hot swappable, dual I2C digital isolator reduces board space by as much as 80 percent...

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General Dynamics receives $61.8M Army contract

August 24, 2010 11:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Defense contractor General Dynamics said Tuesday its information technology unit received a $61.8 million contract to support the Army's operational intelligence force.The company will provide help-desk management, network administration, and software and network maintenance, among other tasks,...

Microsoft now fueling Yahoo's search engine

August 24, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft is now powering the search engine on Yahoo's website in the U.S. and Canada.Yahoo Inc.'s shift to Microsoft Corp.'s technology is part of a partnership aimed at undercutting Google Inc.'s dominance of the search market. The two companies completed the transition Tuesday, 13 months...

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Best Buy names new design leader

August 24, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Best Buy Co. Inc. has named Aura Oslapas senior vice president and chief design officer to lead the retailer's design and brand identity worldwide.Oslapas, 53, will assume her new role on Sept. 15, the company said Tuesday.She comes to Best Buy from A+O Design methods, a boutique design agency...

LEDs promise brighter future, not necessarily greener

August 24, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Solid-state lighting pioneers long have held that replacing the inefficient Edison light bulb with more efficient solid-state light-emitting devices (LEDs) would lower electrical usage worldwide, not only "greenly" decreasing the need for new power...

Yale Researcher Joins Vice President Joseph Biden to Unveil Report on Recovery Act

August 24, 2010 10:22 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Nenad Sestan, associate professor of neurobiology at Yale, was at the White House on Tuesday, August 24 to...

UPS Increases Power Capacities in Small Spaces

August 24, 2010 10:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

The increasing demand for rack-backed computing capacity, and the IT systems and equipment necessary to deliver that capacity, is stretching the limits of existing data center spaces. With that in mind, Emerson Network Power today introduced in North America the Liebert GXT3 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system in 5-10kVA models.

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RadioShack announces $300M accelerated buyback

August 24, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RadioShack Corp. said Tuesday that it will buy back $300 million of its common stock as part of an accelerated share repurchase agreement.The retailer said the agreement, with Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank, is being made under a previous $500 million share repurchase program.The company...

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Get off the fence on net neutrality

August 24, 2010 9:49 am | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

Since I last wrote about Net Neutrality, things have gone from unsettling to downright precarious. On August 9, when many Americans were on vacation, Verizon and Google announced “A joint policy proposal for an open internet,” which was breathtaking in its brazenness and frightening in scope.

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Multi-PHY Switch Enables MSI to Deliver Streaming HD Video

August 24, 2010 9:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gigle Networks today announced that MSI has selected the company's GGL541 system-on-chip gigabit intelligent multi-PHY switch for its top-of-the-line home-networking solution. The GGL541 solution gives MSI's ePower 1000 HD adapter the necessary bandwidth and reliability to deliver whole-home HD video streaming...

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System Enables Quick, Easy Flat Cable Mounting

August 24, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

The StripMount design makes it quick and easy to mount cables to any surface without the need for cable carriers, conduit, or other cable management hardware.

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PVC Filter Monitors Designed for Water and Corrosive Liquids

August 24, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

PVC filter monitors from Orange Research measure differential pressure to check the health of filter media in filtration equipment for water and corrosive liquids.

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Power Inductors Designed for DC-DC Converter Applications

August 24, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Taiyo Yuden’s BRL2515 and BRFL2518 wire-wound power inductors offer industry-leading DC bias characteristics in a thinner, smaller size.

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'Spintronics' breakthrough holds promise for next-generation computers

August 24, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Kansas) The discovery made at KU's Ultrafast Laser Lab clears a major hurdle for spintronics researchers worldwide: the difficulty in detecting the flow of spinning electrons in real time.

RF Directional Coupler Offers hard to Find Interfaces

August 24, 2010 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF directional couplers are readily available with common interfaces such as N type female connectors. Aviel Electronics, a division of RF Industries, designs and manufactures RF directional couplers with uncommon interfaces...

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