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Wraparound chip resistors offer power ratings to 2 W

May 8, 2015 3:18 pm | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that it has extended its RCWE series of thick film surface-mount wraparound chip resistors with new devices in the 0612 and 1020 case sizes. Featuring long side terminations, the Vishay Dale RCWE0612 and RCWE1020 provide four times the power dissipation of standard devices in equivalent ...

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Ethernet switch designed for use in mass transit or industrial environments

May 8, 2015 3:18 pm | by MEN Micro | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for use in trains, mass transit or industrial environments, MEN Micro’s robust NH30 29-Gigabit Ethernet switch offers carrier grade Layer 2 and Layer 3 VLAN routing capabilities. The pre-configured CompactPCI Serial NH30, which comes in a half 19-inch format, is an additional member of the modular ...

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High-power amplifier provides maximum flexibility for the end user

May 8, 2015 3:17 pm | by Empower Rf Systems | Empower Rf Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Empower RF Systems is once again conducting live demonstrations of broadband, high power amplifiers with compelling performance, industry leading small size, and user interface / functionality that dares to challenge legacy products offered in the market. Next appearing at MTT-S IMS 2015 in Phoenix, AZ, the company ...

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Testing system meets new immunity testing requirements

May 8, 2015 3:05 pm | by Teseq, Inc. | Teseq, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq now offers a testing system that meets the new requirements for immunity testing to low frequency disturbances in the frequency range of 15 Hz to 150 kHz. The NSG 4060 complies with current testing standards including EN 61326-3-1, IEC 61850-3, IEC 60255-22-7, IEC 60533/IEC 60945 ...

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Miniature rotary switch provides accurate one-finger control

May 8, 2015 2:53 pm | by Elma Electronic Inc. | Elma Electronic Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. now offers a miniature rotary encoder that includes an illuminated 8+1 joystick, enabling seamless, accurate control using just one finger. The new Multi Wheel Encoder features Hall effect sensed incremental encoder output and 12 detents with magnetic indexing to ensure ...

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Lopsided star explosion holds the key to other supernova mysteries

May 8, 2015 2:27 pm | by California Institute of Technology | News | Comments

New observations of a recently exploded star are confirming supercomputer model predictions made at Caltech that the deaths of stellar giants are lopsided affairs in which debris and the stars' cores hurtle off in opposite directions.

Electrons corralled using new quantum tool

May 8, 2015 2:21 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have succeeded in creating a new "whispering gallery" effect for electrons in a sheet of graphene -- making it possible to precisely control a region that reflects electrons within the material. They say the accomplishment could provide a basic ...

This is what the future of STEM looks like

May 8, 2015 2:19 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

The STEM student of the week feature is one of my favorite things to do. It's pretty amazing to read about what some kids (and young adults) are working on.

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UW researchers hack a teleoperated surgical robot to reveal security flaws

May 8, 2015 2:05 pm | by University of Washington | News | Comments

To make cars as safe as possible, we crash them into walls to pinpoint weaknesses and better protect the people who use them. That's the idea behind a series of experiments conducted by a University of Washington engineering team who hacked a ...

Penn and UC Merced researchers match physical and virtual atomic friction experiments

May 8, 2015 1:46 pm | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Technological limitations have made studying friction on the atomic scale difficult, but researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Merced, have now made advances in that quest on two fronts.

Could mobile phone data help bring electricity to the developing world?

May 8, 2015 1:42 pm | by Santa Fe Institute | News | Comments

Lack of quality demographic data is a major obstacle to infrastructure planning in the developing world. In a recent study, a team of researchers from the Santa Fe Institute in the U.S., the University of Manchester in the U.K., and the Université Cheikh Anta Diop in ...

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Penn researchers develop custom artificial membranes with programmable surfaces

May 8, 2015 1:39 pm | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Decorating the outside of cells like tiny antenna, a diverse community of sugar molecules acts like a telecommunications system, sending and receiving information, recognizing and responding to foreign molecules and neighboring cells.

IC designed for the real-time measurement of AC power

May 8, 2015 1:25 pm | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. added a new member to its power-monitoring IC portfolio, the MCP39F511. This highly integrated and accurate single-phase power-monitoring IC, designed for the real-time measurement of AC power, combines the most popular power calculations with unique advanced features, making it ideal for ...

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Photos of the Day: Altered-gravity aircraft inaugurated

May 8, 2015 1:22 pm | by European Space Agency (ESA) | News | Comments

ESA, France’s space agency CNES and the German aerospace centre DLR inaugurated the Airbus A310 ZERO-G refitted for altered gravity by running 12 scientific experiments this week. Repeatedly putting the aircraft on an ...

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LED flood light provides 13,000 lumens while drawing only 150 watts of power

May 8, 2015 1:20 pm | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics continues its commitment to providing high grade lighting equipment to specialty markets with the release of a 150 watt marine and outdoor rated LED flood light. The GAU-LED-160W-RT outdoor rated LED flood light from Larson Electronics provides operators with ...

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