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FPGA chip features integrated AFDX protocol

February 9, 2015 2:52 pm | by MEN Micro | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc. has released the CS1, an FPGA chip with an integrated AFDX protocol that provides a flexible alternative for communication in airplanes. The customizable CS1 enables users to build AFDX-based communication systems independent of a form factor. The new FPGA can be installed directly ...

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Student winners of Space Tools Challenge announced

February 9, 2015 2:34 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

A multipurpose maintenance tool designed by a high school student will be 3D printed on the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Space Tools Challenge. Winner Robert Hillan of Enterprise, Ala. designed the Multipurpose Precision Maintenance Tool (MPMT)....

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems Symposium

February 9, 2015 2:04 pm | Events

Technology Training Corporation in association with the American Institute of Engineers is holding their 2015 symposium on “Unmanned Aircraft Systems Symposium” on March 11-12, 2015 at the Wyndham Hotel in San Diego, CA. This conference brings together key officials and ...

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Codec includes GPS receiver and incremental encoder

February 9, 2015 1:46 pm | by Sensoray Co., Inc. | Sensoray Co., Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Sensoray announces that its Model 2253P A/V Codec with GPS Receiver and Incremental Encoder Interfaces brings incredible performance in the compact design necessary for pipeline inspection, mining, robotics and more. In addition, all operating power is supplied by ...

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HotSpot: New sensor magnetizes users’ senses

February 9, 2015 1:16 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Scientists from Germany and Japan have developed a new magnetic sensor, which is thin, robust and pliable enough to be smoothly adapted to human skin. This electronic skin features a magneto-sensory system that equips the recipient with a “sixth sense” able to perceive the presence ...

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Naval leaders: Uncertainty will drive innovation for the future force

February 9, 2015 1:12 pm | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

At the Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) EXPO in Washington D.C., Department of Navy leaders on Feb. 5 called for investment in new ideas and scientific research to keep the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps technologically superior in increasingly uncertain times....

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3 trends in passives for 2015

February 9, 2015 1:08 pm | by Larisa Miles, Newark element14 | Articles | Comments

Like any evolving technology, in recent years the electronic components industry has seen a shift toward passive components that are smaller, more reliable and more powerful. Distributors and manufacturers alike are investing heavily in the development of these features, and we ...

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Lighting the world with Habitat for Humanity

February 9, 2015 11:45 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Hand-built Habitat for Humanity homes can not only provide shelter for those who need it, but save energy and promote the environment too, if they’re made with the right materials. To that end, New Jersey-based lighting company MaxLite announced a four-year, $1 million pledge to ...

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The camera sensor industry 'senses' change

February 9, 2015 11:34 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Thanks to increased use in smartphone and automotive cameras, the CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) industry reached $10 billion for the first time this year. That’s just the beginning of an enormous shift in the industry, said a Jan. 28 industry report from Yole Développement....

Micro-threaded inserts exhibit superior resistance to loosening

February 9, 2015 11:28 am | by Spiralock Corporation | Spiralock Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Electronics engineers now have access to enhanced electronics performance – including fastener resistance to vibrational loosening, drop shock, and high heat – thanks to the self-locking Spiralock internal thread form design in micro threaded inserts. STANLEY Engineered Fastening ...

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Quad SPST analog switches include a 0.35 mm pitch

February 9, 2015 11:21 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced three new 200 Ω precision monolithic quad single-pole single-throw (SPST) analog switches in the ultra-compact WCSP 4 bump by 4 bump array package. The smallest such devices in the industry, the Vishay Siliconix DG2501, DG2502, and DG2503 ...

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ARM acquisition aims to secure IoT communications

February 9, 2015 10:57 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, Wireless Week, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Chip maker ARM has agreed to acquire Internet of Things (IoT) security player Offspark. Offspark specializes in IoT communications security. The company's PolarSSL technology is deployed in a variety of devices including sensor modules, communication modules and ...

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Comparing touch switch technologies

February 9, 2015 10:44 am | by Steve Sheard, ON Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

The specifying of touch switches as an alternative to conventional electro-mechanical devices, such as pushbuttons, toggles or membrane switches, is now becoming increasingly commonplace in a broad spectrum of modern system designs within domestic, office, medical, and industrial ...

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Captive panel screws suit space-constrained applications

February 9, 2015 10:38 am | by Penn Engineering | Penn Engineering | Product Releases | Comments

Patented PEM Type PFHV self-clinching captive panel screws from Penn Engineering introduce lower-cost alternatives to conventional spring-loaded versions. These no-spring steel fasteners integrate a captive screw to keep loose parts to a minimum and ...

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The drone delivery system is officially here (sort of)

February 9, 2015 10:26 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

The drone delivery service that everyone has been dreaming of (or dreading) is finally here. Well, sort of. Though Amazon was the American front runner in the drone delivary world, it's Alibaba via their online marketplace Taobao that has taken the steps to becoming the world's first drone delivery service.

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