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TTI acquires Astrex Electronics

June 24, 2014 4:10 pm | Tti, Inc. | News | Comments

TTI, Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, announced the acquisition of Astrex Electronics, a privately held connector distribution specialist headquartered in Plainview, New York. Mike Morton, President TTI Americas, said of the acquisition,

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Phase-control stud-style thyristors offer current-handling capability to 25 Amps

June 24, 2014 4:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Announced today by America Semiconductor, LLC (Linden, NJ) is the 25RIA Series of medium-power, phase-control thyristors. The single-phase Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCR) are supplied in a standard TO-48 package with a current handling capability to 25 Amps....

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USB 3.0 in surveillance and machine vision cameras

June 24, 2014 3:53 pm | by Abhishek Gupta & Saranjit Gupta, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. | Articles | Comments

USB 3.0 is becoming one of the most promising interfaces for camera-based commercial applications as well as industrial and medical imaging. All of the leading camera manufacturers in the vision and imaging market, including Basler, Ximea, IDS Imaging, and Lumenera, have introduced USB 3.0-based cameras....

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Metal particles in solids aren't as fixed as they seem

June 24, 2014 3:12 pm | by Nicole Casal Moore, University of Michigan | News | Comments

In work that unmasks some of the magic behind memristors and "resistive random access memory," or RRAM—cutting-edge computer components that combine logic and memory functions—researchers have shown that the metal particles in memristors don't stay put as previously thought....

Bulkhead adapter contains low PIM properties

June 24, 2014 3:05 pm | Rf Industries | Product Releases | Comments

RF Industries (San Diego, CA) expands their line of 7/16 DIN connectors and adapters with a female to female bulkhead adapter, part number P2RFD-1654-4. The adapter is manufactured with a machined brass body, with tri-metal (white-bronze) plating for a durable finish with low PIM properties....

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TVS diode array offers superior clamping protection

June 24, 2014 2:53 pm | Littelfuse, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse, Inc. (Chicago, IL) has introduced the SM24CANA Series 200W TVS Diode Array (SPA Diodes) for protecting the automotive Controller Area Network (CAN) Bus from damage due to electrostatic discharge (ESD), electrical fast transient (EFT), and other overvoltage transients....

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Photos of the Day: The F-35B VTOL aircraft

June 24, 2014 2:27 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

The F-35B, intended for the Marines, follows in the tradition of other vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, the most famous being the British Harrier Jump Jet. With the ability to take off from a short — or nonexistent — ramp, VTOL systems like the F-35B offer a degree of flexibility to military planners....

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Picture books for visually impaired kids go 3-D thanks to CU-Boulder research team

June 24, 2014 1:46 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

"Goodnight room, goodnight moon. Goodnight cow jumping over the moon..." A children's classic that already is a candidate for the all-time best feel-good book, "Goodnight Moon," has gotten a boost: A University of Colorado Boulder team printed the first 3D version of it....

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Ferroelectric switching seen in biological tissues

June 24, 2014 1:42 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Measurements taken at the molecular scale have for the first time confirmed a key property that could improve our knowledge of how the heart and lungs function. University of Washington researchers have shown that a favorable electrical property is present in a type of protein found in organs that repeatedly stretch and retract....

Too much of a useless thing

June 24, 2014 1:32 pm | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

I realize that my growing interest, and ongoing coverage, of the Internet of Things (IoT) is only exacerbating the massive attention on one of the greatest technological known unknowns, but the confusion and excitement surrounding the impending market shift provides a regular topic of conversation while on the road....

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Computer-aided diagnosis of rare genetic disorders from family snaps

June 24, 2014 1:25 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Computer analysis of photographs could help doctors diagnose which condition a child with a rare genetic disorder has, say Oxford University researchers. The researchers, funded in part by the Medical Research Council (MRC), have come up with a computer programme that recognises facial features in photographs....

New research finds that cell phones reflect our personal microbiome

June 24, 2014 12:50 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Smartphones are everywhere, and they may be smarter than you think. Our cell phones actually reflect the personal microbial world of their owners, with potential implications for their use as bacterial and environmental sensors, according to new research....

Facelock: A new password alternative which plays to the strengths of human memory

June 24, 2014 12:45 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Forgotten passwords are a serious problem for both IT managers and users. The root of the problem is a trade-off between memorability and security: simple passwords are easy to remember but easy to crack; complex passwords are hard to crack but hard to remember....

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Memories on Mars

June 24, 2014 12:17 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

A student-led, crowdsourced project called Time Capsule to Mars held a press conference June 23, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to kick off its $25 million campaign. Led by Emily Briere, a rising senior in mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke University ...

650-W PSU is cPCI pluggable

June 24, 2014 11:51 am | Verotec Electronics Packaging | Product Releases | Comments

Verotec (Eastleigh, UK) has extended its range of pluggable power supplies for use in CompactPCI systems with the introduction of a quad output 650-W unit. To meet the PICMG 2.11 Power Interface high power requirements on the 3.3-V and 5-V rails, the compact slimline 6U 8HP 160-mm unit features…

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