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Linear voltage regulator ruggedized for high reliability

February 17, 2015 11:58 am | by Cissoid | Product Releases | Comments

CMT-ANTARES is a new fixed-voltage 5V linear voltage regulator ruggedized for high reliability and high temperature automotive and industrial applications. CMT-ANTARES delivers up to 200mA to the output load from input voltages between 5.5V and 30V. The output voltage is stabilized to 5V +/- 5% including ...

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Color sensor comes in 2 mm by 1.25 mm by 1.0 mm package

February 17, 2015 11:41 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new digital RGBW sensor featuring Filtron technology for accurate RGBW spectral sensitivity while providing ambient light spectral sensitivity with responses close to that of the human eye. Vishay Semiconductors' ...

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PWM inverters deliver 500VA with pure sine wave output voltage

February 17, 2015 11:39 am | by Absopulse | Product Releases | Comments

ABSOPULSE Electronics’ CSI 500-2XD3-IP66 series was developed for the transportation, mining, marine, military, telecom, oil and gas applications that require a rugged, waterproof, dust-proof, sand-proof, fire and explosion proof* pure sine wave output solution. The CSI 500-2XD3-IP66 high frequency PWM inverters deliver 500VA....

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Everything you need to know about the Hubble's successor

February 17, 2015 11:31 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Have you ever wondered what happens after the Hubble? The Hubble Space Telescope has a successor, and it's called the James Webb Space Telescope

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Improved fire detection with new ultraviolet light sensor

February 17, 2015 11:04 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute manipulated zinc oxide, producing nanowires from this readily available material to create a ultra-violet light detector which is 10,000 times more sensitive to UV light ...

I/O companions optimized for high-speed automotive infotainment

February 17, 2015 10:38 am | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the world’s first H.264 video I/O companion integrated circuits (ICs) optimized for the proven and robust Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) high-speed automotive infotainment and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) ...

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This is the first female electrical engineer in the U.S.

February 17, 2015 10:38 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Edith Clarke had a lot of "firsts" for women in engineering. She was the first woman to receive a degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT, the first woman to present a paper to the American Institute of...

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Rosetta space probe takes sharp, close-up images of comet

February 17, 2015 10:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Space Agency says high-resolution images the Rosetta space probe took during a swoop close to a comet it's been tracking for months show boulders on the comet's surface as well as "stunning details of the contrasting terrain."

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Google, Mattel try to bring View-Master into 21st century

February 17, 2015 10:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Mattel and Google are trying to bring the 75-year-old View-Master into the 21st century - with some help from smartphones and virtual reality technology.The original View-Masters gave people a chance to click through colorful photos....

Target connectors used in place of SMT pads on a PCB

February 17, 2015 10:29 am | by Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max is excited to introduce a selection of new target connectors and pins. These components are used in place of SMT pads on a PCB as the mating surface for spring-loaded pins. The new series’ are offered in .100” (2,54 mm) and 2 mm grid connectors as well as new discrete pins for a wide range ...

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To combat fraud, Visa wants to track your smartphone

February 17, 2015 10:28 am | by KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Those days of calling your bank to let them know that, yes, you really are in Thailand, and yes, you really did use your credit card to buy $200 in sarongs, may be coming to an end. The payment processing company Visa will roll out ...

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Obama calls for public debate over encryption

February 17, 2015 10:23 am | by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama said Friday that he probably leans more toward strong computer data encryption than many in law enforcement, but added that he understands investigators' concerns over the matter because of their need to protect people from attacks....

Rectifiers combine ESD capability with a wide range of current ratings

February 17, 2015 10:21 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced new AEC-Q101-qualified 100 V to 600 V standard rectifiers that combine ESD capability with a wide range of current ratings from 10 A to 20 A. For space-constrained applications, the new SE10DxHM3/1, SE12DxHM3/1, and SE20DxHM3/1 are offered in ...

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Altera announces virtual prototyping through collaboration with Mentor Graphics

February 17, 2015 10:19 am | News | Comments

Altera Corporation today announced its collaboration with Mentor Graphics to provide embedded software developers access to best-in-class Vista® virtual platforms that support Altera’s entire SoC FPGA portfolio, including its third-generation 14 nm ...

Report: Apple has hundreds working on electric car project

February 17, 2015 9:09 am | by BERNARD CONDON, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

You've heard of the iPhone and iPad. How about the iCar? The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has hired hundreds of people to work on a secret project - code name "Titan" ...

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