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Bourns’ FLAT Gas Discharge Tube named as 2015 ECN Impact Award Finalist

May 1, 2015 1:56 pm | News | Comments

Bourns, Inc. announced that its FLAT Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) technology has been named a finalist for a 2015 ECN IMPACT Award in the “passive components and discrete” category. Compared to a Bournssurface mount 8 mm GDT ...

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SMD dual antenna includes both inertial navigation and GPS-compassing capabilities

May 1, 2015 12:58 pm | VectorNav Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

VectorNav Technologies introduced a surface mount version of its market- leading VN-300 Dual Antenna GPS-aided Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS). The VN-300 surface mount device (SMD) is a miniature MEMS-based inertial navigation module that includes both inertial navigation and GPS- compassing capabilities....

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2.4" TFT transmissive display includes operating temperature of -20 to 70ºC

May 1, 2015 11:56 am | by Microtips Technology | Microtips Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Microtips Technology is excited to announce their small 2.4" TFT transmissive display, normal white, with a operating temperature of -20-70ºC and a storage temperature of -30 ~ 80 degrees Celsius. They also have a bountiful of small-size displays, 1.44 etc. They complete many customizations ...

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IU researcher looks to Internet as new frontier in collecting data on the mind

May 1, 2015 10:54 am | by Indiana University | News | Comments

With Apple's launch of new health tracking tools for the iPhone and medical researchers' forays into Facebook to recruit clinical trial volunteers, Web and mobile apps are increasingly seen as a new source for health data. But psychologists are also looking to the Internet as ...

Gravity data show that Antarctic ice sheet is melting increasingly faster

May 1, 2015 10:51 am | by Princeton University | News | Comments

During the past decade, Antarctica's massive ice sheet lost twice the amount of ice in its western portion compared with what it accumulated in the east, according to Princeton University researchers who came to one overall conclusion ...

Online voting a step closer thanks to breakthrough in security technology

May 1, 2015 10:49 am | by University of Birmingham | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a technique to allow people to cast their election vote online - even if their home computers are suspected of being infected with viruses. Taking inspiration from the security devices issued by ...

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: RF Amplifiers

May 1, 2015 10:45 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Amplifiers are important in wireless communications for increasing the voltage, current, or power of a signal. They accept a varying input signal and produce an output signal that varies the same way, but with larger amplitude.

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Passive Components & Discrete Semiconductors

May 1, 2015 10:41 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Passive components don’t require external power to function, but they play a powerful role in today’s electronics by performing a variety of tasks. Resistors, capacitors, coils, inductors and filters are just some of the product types this category aims to honor.

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Photos of the Day: Amazon CEO launches unmanned test flight

May 1, 2015 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In the latest development in the commercial space race, the private space company founded by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos launched their unmanned spaceship in its maiden test flight.

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High-tech 'Smart Care' apartment aims to improve health care for seniors

May 1, 2015 9:58 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

University of Texas at Arlington nursing and engineering researchers will unveil a model "Smart Care" apartment next month that is infused with intelligent care technology designed to reduce risks encountered by older adults and those with disabilities who want to ...

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Tesla CEO plugs into new market with home battery system

May 1, 2015 9:35 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE and JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Never lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market. The CEO of electric car maker Tesla Motors hopes to park hundreds of millions of large, solar panel-connected batteries in homes and ...

Power supplies include a repeatable waveform from 600 Hz to 3000 Hz

May 1, 2015 9:16 am | by Amada Miyachi | Product Releases | Comments

Miyachi America Corporation announces its new IS-800CR and IS-1400CR mid-frequency inverter power supplies. These new power supplies are perfect for a wide range of aerospace, electronic automotive, battery, and appliance applications, including commutator fusing, copper wire to terminal, sheet metal, and bus bar....

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All-in-one universal transmitter features a unique infrared interface

May 1, 2015 9:15 am | by Knick USA | Product Releases | Comments

Knick USA announced the North American market introduction of its PolyTrans P 32000 universal sensor transmitters. Measurements of temperature, strain, force and position are common within virtually all market sectors. This is especially true within control and monitoring and safety shutdown systems. As a result, today’s commercial sensing technologies ...

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Making the "case" for durable I/O housings in demanding environments

May 1, 2015 8:06 am | by Kurt Wadowick, I/O and Safety Product Specialist, Beckhoff Automation | Articles | Comments

Regardless of the industry, technologies must deliver peak performance, as well as the necessary reliability and stability to operate 24/7 within industrial environments. In the past, compromises that ensured the required levels of performance were quite common....

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Engineering a better solar cell

April 30, 2015 4:18 pm | by University of Washington | News | Comments

One of the fastest-growing areas of solar energy research is with materials called perovskites. These promising light harvesters could revolutionize the solar and electronics industries because they show potential to convert sunlight into electricity more ...

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