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Photos of the Day: Engineers test hydrogen burn-off igniters

May 19, 2015 10:49 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Sparks fly as a hydrogen burn-off igniter test is conducted May 5 at the Redstone Test Center on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. The igniters will be used for NASA's Space Launch System to burn off any free hydrogen that can potentially collect ...

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DC-DC converters offer wide input and noise immunity for industrial applications

May 19, 2015 9:53 am | by XP Power | XP Power | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power announced today the DDC15 and DDC30 series of low profile 15 Watt and 30 Watt DIN rail format DC-DC converters. The range is designed to offer additional voltages in DIN rail power systems, provide isolated outputs & noise immunity or support battery powered or battery backed applications. The single output converters accommodate the wide 4:1 input range from 9 – 36 VDC suiting a 12 or...

Scientist to develop virtual 'CyberHeart' to test, improve implantable cardiac devices

May 18, 2015 4:36 pm | by University of Maryland | News | Comments

A University of Maryland expert in the model-based testing of embedded software is working to accelerate the development of improved implantable medical devices used in the treatment of heart disease. W. Rance Cleaveland, a professor of computer science ...

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PLCs designed for serial modbus applications

May 18, 2015 4:31 pm | by Wago Corporation | Wago Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO’s Modbus-based PLCs offer complete controller functionality and serial Modbus connectivity in one compact module. 750-815/300 and 750-816/300 Series Modbus PLCs use the latest version of WAGO-I/O-PRO software for programming control applications. Benefits include ...

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MOS capacitor delivers high power in two miniature case sizes

May 18, 2015 4:28 pm | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new thin film bar MOS capacitor designed for use in high-power hybrid assemblies and SiC and GaN applications. The Vishay Dale Resistors Electro-Films BRCP offers high power handling and operating voltage up to 100 V in two compact case sizes measuring 120 mil by 35 mil....

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Stanford scientists discover how microbes acquire electricity in making methane

May 18, 2015 4:24 pm | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Stanford University scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about methanogens, unique microorganisms that transform electricity and carbon dioxide into methane. In a new study, the Stanford team demonstrates for the first time how methanogens ...

Trading in Bitcoin made easy through Stockholm exchange

May 18, 2015 4:12 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Investors can for the first time bet on the value of bitcoins through an established stock exchange after Nasdaq launched an index based on the cybercurrency in Stockholm, Sweden. Monday's launch of a bitcoin-based security on the Stockholm Stock Exchange allows ...

Court agrees Samsung copied Apple, but reduces damage award

May 18, 2015 4:07 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A federal appeals court has agreed that Samsung illegally copied some of the patented features in Apple's iPhone. But the court sided with Samsung on one point in a long-running dispute, which means the South Korean company may end up paying less than the $930 million in ...

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Turning Sci Fi into Reality with Raspberry Pi

May 18, 2015 3:58 pm | by Sagar Jethani, Head of Content, element14 | Blogs | Comments

In the first post in our series we launched element14’s Sci Fi Your Pi design challenge, a new competition in partnership with Pi Trading.

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Introducing middle schoolers to engineering

May 18, 2015 3:15 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Here at ECN we love to see companies getting involved in the STEM (or STEAM) cause.

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Tiny device could save lives on battlefield

May 18, 2015 3:03 pm | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

Getting rapid treatment for wounds or injuries suffered on the battlefield can mean the difference between life and death. Army medical researchers recently developed "a device that will revolutionize triage," said Lt. Col. Robert Carter. In other words ...

Illinois professor has emerged as a leading voice in flight control safety

May 18, 2015 3:02 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Naira Hovakimyan has a background as a mathematician, which dates back to humble beginnings in Armenia. Over the last 17 years, however, researchers in the United States have tapped Hovakimyan’s calculations to help advance work in the stability of flight control...

The building blocks of mobile IoT devices

May 18, 2015 2:52 pm | by Matt Burns, Avnet’s global IP&E technical marketing specialist | Articles | Comments

The concept of IoT connected devices connotes many different ideas. Some think of data centers full of servers, network switches, and storage arrays aggregating untold gigabytes of random data. Others identify with Ethernet-enabled devices in their place of work, home or school. More recently ...

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Harsh environment design necessities for miniature cables and connectors

May 18, 2015 1:47 pm | by Robert Stanton, Director of Technology, Omnetics Connector Corp. | Articles | Comments

Cable and connectors must often be selected or designed for the specific environment or application they are to be used. Silicon chip capabilities continue to expand where electronic systems are used. Sensors, detectors, and complete circuits are placed farther out ...

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Full Speed Debugging made easier with Probe Adapter

May 18, 2015 1:21 pm | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Full Speed Debugging of 1mm pitch BGA132 is made easier with PB-BGA132E-NANDFLASH-01 Probe Adapter EAGAN, MN - May, 2015 - Ironwood Electronics' PB-BGA132E-NANDFLASH-01 Probe Adapter which allows high-speed testing of Nand Flash while accessing the signals using testers via test pads. Ironwood Electronics is an expert in developing high-speed interfaces for processors, peripheral IC's and me...

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