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Making the connection in harsh environments: MIL and ESA-spec connectors

May 21, 2010 11:32 am | by Gilles Parguey, Senior Product Manager, C&K Components | Articles | Comments

United States military and European Space Agency (ESA) specifications are more rigorous than ever, and connectors must be designed in accordance with a number of MIL and ESA qualifications and quality levels. In order to meet these qualifications, and thus be designed into military and aerospace applications...

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Hewlett-Packard recalling 54K laptop batteries

May 21, 2010 11:30 am | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. is recalling 54,000 lithium-ion batteries used in HP and Compaq computers after receiving reports of injuries from the batteries overheating and rupturing.The recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and expands an earlier recall of 70,000 of the...

UCLA engineer gets $4 million from Department of Energy to convert CO2 to liquid fuel using electricity

May 21, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California - Los Angeles) Due to the fundamental need of the country to change the way in which it uses and produces energy as well as the need to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in particular carbon dioxide, James C. Liao, Chancellor's Professor of Chemical...

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Oscillators Offer HCMOS Output with TCXO Accuracy in Small Package

May 21, 2010 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics expanded its HCMOS oscillator line with the FOX251 Ultra Miniature series TCXO. Available in a 2.5 mm x 2.0 mm package, the ultra miniature series can be used as general tight tolerance clocks in digital systems that can

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SMPS Caps Receive Military QPL Approval

May 21, 2010 10:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products announced the addition of MIL-PRF-49470 approval for Switch Mode Power Supply capacitors to its military QPL offerings. Spectrum’s SMP capacitors are asserted to

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Hewlett-Packard adds defendant to patent suit

May 21, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's largest PC maker, said it added a new defendant to an existing federal lawsuit over inkjet printer cartridge patent infringement and sale of products incorporating stolen components.HP said late Thursday it is now also suing Asia Pacific Microsystems Inc., an...

Electrical engineering professor, student win IEEE Best Paper Award

May 21, 2010 9:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Xi Zhang, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has won the prestigious Best Paper Award at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC) 2010. This is Zhang's second Best Paper Award within...

1.0, 0.8, 0.5, 0.4, 0.3...

May 21, 2010 9:20 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

As pitch gets smaller, things get more difficult. Did that blinding flash of the obvious hurt your eyes? Mine too. It's not always just more difficult though. Sometimes it's different as well. Like BGAs, for example. With 0.5mm and larger...

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Low Capacitance Integrated EMI Filters Intended for 3G Portable Devices

May 21, 2010 8:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (AOS) announced the release of three new multi-line RC EMI filters. The AOZ8040, AOZ8043, and AOZ8045 provide integrated EMI and RF filtering solutions for high speed wireless data applications such as smart phones, 3G-enabled notebook PCs and eBook readers.

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COB Ceramic LED Assemblies, Arrays Suit High-temp, High-rel Apps

May 21, 2010 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Marktech introduced custom "chip-on-ceramic" LEDs and LED arrays. The chip-on-ceramic LEDs are available in configurations from four to hundreds of chips in series or parallel, as well as series/parallel combinations.

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Machine Vision Software for Multi-platform Use Touts Upgrade

May 21, 2010 8:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microscan announced the availability of Visionscape 4.1. This completely scalable, single-software package can be used on machine vision boards, GigE solutions, and smart cameras. The software’s machine vision toolset includes

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Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Environment, Business, Hardware, Politics

May 21, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Saskatchewan government and Japanese electronics and industrial giant Hitachi Ltd. say they have struck a deal to to develop energy and carbon capture environmental technologies.The two partners have signed an agreement to help commercialize low-carbon energy technologies that involve a...

LEDs Tout Optimised Light Extraction Through Lens-like Casting

May 21, 2010 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp is supplementing its LED lighting portfolio with three white 'high colour rendering', high-performance LEDs. The 'DoubleDome' LEDs from Sharp are asserted to provide desirable light for energy-efficient lighting without secondary optics. The light conversion layer of the 'DoubleDome' LEDs is based on

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Building It Up-Breaking It Down with iSuppli

May 21, 2010 8:23 am | Articles | Comments

Building It Up Breaking It Down with iSuppli provides a quick look inside the latest products, highlighting some of the components used. Today we take a look inside the Nokia N900 Mobile Handset.

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Multi-Tone Sound Module Meets TSI PRM Requirements

May 21, 2010 8:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

EAO Switch Corporation announced a new multi-tone sound module (MTSM) for use with the Series 56 switch line. The MTSM meets a variety of requirements as outlined by the Persons of Reduced Mobility Technical Specification for Interoperability (TSI PRM) and increases

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