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Polymer tantalum capacitors well-suited for automotive infotainment systems

April 7, 2014 12:34 pm | Kemet Electronics Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

KEMET Corporation (Greenville, SC) presented its most recent product performance results for polymer tantalum capacitors developed according to the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) Q200 Reliability Document at the 2014 CARTS International Conference in Santa Clara, CA....

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Swivel lid socket operates at bandwidths up to 40 GHz

April 7, 2014 12:21 pm | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics (Eagan, MN) has recently introduced a new QFN socket design using high-performance elastomer capable of 40 GHz, very low inductance, high endurance, and wide temperature applications. The SM-QFN-9019 socket is designed for 13x19 mm package size....

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Why Google’s modular smartphone might actually succeed

April 7, 2014 12:12 pm | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

Google believes open hardware innovation could help it find industries and markets for its software and services.In a two-story building in an industrial district of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ara Knaian shows off prototypes of what could be the industry’s first completely modular smartphone....

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Power capacitors rated at up to more than 10,000 µF

April 7, 2014 10:04 am | TDK Corporation of America | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation (Iselin, NJ) has extended its range of EPCOS MKK power capacitors. The new MKK DCI-R series with resin impregnation is based on the proven MKK DC series with gas impregnation and MKK DC-I with oil impregnation. Features include....

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Power supplies extend the useful life of U.S. Navy UYQ-21(V) Display System Consoles for more than seven years

April 7, 2014 9:56 am | Behlman Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Behlman Electronics (Hauppauge, NY) has received follow-on orders for its Model 94020 Power Supplies designed to help the U.S. Navy keep its UYQ-21(V) display systems operational. These are the latest in a series of repeat orders that began after the program started in 2007....

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DC-DC converter family housed in a 76 x 31.5 x 25.8 mm DIN-Rail package

April 7, 2014 9:48 am | CUI Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

CUI Inc (Tualatin, OR) announced a compact DIN rail dc-dc converter line to ease installation in industrial environments. The converter family is housed in a slim 76 x 31.5 x 25.8 mm (2.99 x 1.24 x 1.02 in) DIN-Rail package with all electrical connections easily accessible via screw terminals....

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Thermal solutions guide designed for Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs, 3D ICs and SoCs

April 7, 2014 9:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

CTS Corporation (Elkhart, IN) and Avnet Electronics Marketing announce the release of a comprehensive thermal solutions guide for Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs, 3D ICs and SoCs. The guide is a tool that enables thermal design experts to quickly identify heat sink solutions....

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Pieces fall in place for big Tetris game in Philly

April 7, 2014 9:26 am | by KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sam Robinson said it's been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. On Saturday night, he played it on the side of a skyscraper. Robinson, 30, was among the hundreds of Tetris fans who had a little fun Saturday....

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Tiny wireless sensing device alerts users to telltale vapors remotely

April 7, 2014 9:18 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

April 3, 2014 Atlanta, GA A research team at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has developed a small electronic sensing device that can alert users wirelessly to the presence of chemical vapors in the atmosphere. The technology, which could be manufactured using familiar aerosol-jet...

'Game of Thrones' in epic piracy battle

April 7, 2014 9:10 am | by AllVoices | News | Comments

Television's most ambitious show ever, "Game of Thrones," returned to the small screen this week and with it, no doubt, millions who will be looking to illegally download the latest episode from file sharing sites across the world. Besides the...

Engineering Newswire: World's fastest bullet car

April 7, 2014 9:09 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we're fixing the government with sixth grade math, printing invisibility cloaks, and racing the world's fastest RC Car. This week's episode features the World's fastest RC bullet car. Nic Case entered the RC world after a motorcycle crash left him searching for a thrilling but safer hobby....

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Photos of the Day: The Pentagon's secret orbital spacecraft

April 7, 2014 8:48 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

In December 2012, the Pentagon, in conjunction with NASA and Boeing, launched the X-37B unmanned spacecraft into orbit, where it remained for more than a year – 469 days, to be exact – breaking its own longevity record. The spacecraft, measuring over 29 feet in length, is designed to be reusable....

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Keep politics off of the space station

April 7, 2014 8:37 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

When the Ukraine v. Russia (winner gets Crimea) battle began, one of the first things I said was, “Man, I bet it’s super awkward in space right now.” While Russian and U.S. relations have never been great, there hasn’t been an international issue to this degree between the two countries in quite some time.

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Why we can’t just adapt to climate change

April 7, 2014 8:12 am | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

The difficulty of predicting local effects of climate change makes a compelling case for preventing it. This week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a major report focused on what actions might or could be taken to adapt to climate change....

Self-assembled silver superlattices create molecular machines with hydrogen-bond “hinges” and moving “gears”

April 6, 2014 11:13 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A combined computational and experimental study of self-assembled silver-based structures known as superlattices has revealed an unusual and unexpected behavior: arrays of gear-like molecular-scale machines that rotate in unison when pressure is applied to them....

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