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IEEE touts NJIT professor for expertise in underwater acoustic communication

June 2, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(New Jersey Institute of Technology) If you want to know more about underwater acoustic communication, ask NJIT Associate Professor Ali Abdi, Ph.D. A senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Abdi received, on May 10, 2010, the IEEE Region 1 Award for...

AT & T caps phone data usage with new wireless plans

June 2, 2010 5:47 am | News | Comments

In time for the widely expected launch of a new iPhone model, carrier AT&T Inc. is pulling in the reins on data usage by its customers with smart phones and iPads. The sole U.S. carrier of the iPhone is introducing two new data plans, starting June 7, with limits on data consumption.

ECN Interview with MicroChip at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference

June 2, 2010 5:36 am | Videos | Comments

At the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference, Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre interviews Fanie Duvenhage with Microchip Technology.

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smartSignaling Tech Allows 3G femtocell to Support up to 400 Devices

June 2, 2010 5:08 am | News | Comments

New smartSignaling features within picoChip’s PC3x3 devices now enable up to 400 ‘always on’ users on a femtocell with additional benefits such as longer handset battery life.

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Linear and LDO regulators and Switch Mode Power Supply Tutorial

June 2, 2010 4:49 am | Videos | Comments

Just how different are linear, LDO and switching buck voltage regulators? I'm glad you asked!

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Skins Give DMMs a Personal Look

June 2, 2010 4:16 am | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduced new thematic skins for U1240 and U1250 Series handheld digital multimeters (DMMs).

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Fossil-fuel use and feeding world cause greatest environmental impacts: UNEP panel

June 2, 2010 3:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(UNEP Division of Technology Industry and Economics) A panel of 27 of the world's foremost experts assembled by UNEP has synthesized a comprehensive library of the most authoritative global studies to diagnose which of the planet's many ailments cause the greatest harm, and should...

Foxconn raises worker pay by 30 pct after suicides(2)

June 2, 2010 1:31 am | by ANNIE HUANG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, shaken by a spate of suicides at its China plants, said Wednesday it is raising the pay of workers by 30 percent, a greater increase than first planned.The company, which makes iPhones, iPads and other electronic gadgets, said the pay increase will take effect...

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Software trade group spent $130,000 to lobby in 1Q

June 1, 2010 3:30 pm | News | Comments

The Software & Information Industry Association spent $130,000 in the first quarter to lobby the federal government on patent-law reform, copyright protections and other intellectual property matters, among other issues, according to a quarterly disclosure report.That's up from $110,000 in the...

Microbe power as a green means to hydrogen production

June 1, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Arizona State University) Scientists have been hard at work harnessing the power of microbes as an attractive source of clean energy. Now, Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University researcher Dr. Prathap Parameswaran and his colleagues have investigated a means for enhancing the...

Fortis Zd Next-Gen Backplane Connector

June 1, 2010 2:22 pm | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

HARRISBURG, Pa. - June 1, 2010 - Tyco Electronics, the leading global provider of electrical components, connectors, network solutions and specialty products, today unleashed the future of backplane connectors with the advanced FORTIS ZD high-speed backplane connector, designed for...

The Future of 10 GB/S+ is Here

June 1, 2010 2:21 pm | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

HARRISBURG, Pa. - June 1, 2010 - Tyco Electronics, the leading global provider of electrical components, connectors, network solutions and specialty products, today unleashed the future of backplane connectors with the advanced FORTIS ZD high-speed backplane connector, designed for...

New automated tool 'debugs' nuclear weapon simulations

June 1, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Purdue University) Purdue University researchers, working with high-performance computing experts at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, have created an automated program to "debug" simulations used to more efficiently certify the nation's nuclear weapons.

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Engineers, surgeons make biomaterial for wounds

June 1, 2010 12:22 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A compound found in sunless tanning spray may help to heal wounds following surgery, according to a study by Cornell biomedical engineers and plastic surgeons at Weill Cornell Medical Center.

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First 8-bit Microcontrollers With LCD Driver, 5V Operation and On-Chip 12-bit ADC

June 1, 2010 12:08 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the PIC18F “K90” 8-bit microcontroller (MCU) family—the industry’s first and only low-power, 5V, 8-bit MCUs that include an on-chip LCD driver module and 12-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC). The new MCUs feature nanoWatt XLP technology for eXtreme Low Power consumption...

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