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AEG Power Solutions Signs Frame Agreement with Bombardier Transportation Gmbh

August 25, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

AEG Power Solutions signed a frame agreement with Bombardier Transportation GmbH for customized battery chargers. Bombardier is a manufacturer of transportation solutions. Its equipment, systems and services will be used in eighty three electric...

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General Dynamics wins $48M Army contract for armor

August 25, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Wednesday it won a $48 million U.S. Army contract to supply armor tiles for the sides of Bradley fighting vehicles.The company said deliveries will begin next February and be completed in September 2011.The armor system is made of tiles that fasten to the outside of...

Communications Chip Designed to Address Noise Prone Environments

August 25, 2010 11:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semitech Semiconductor today announced the availability of the SM2200 -- an OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access) based power line transceiver. This next generation OFDMA power line communication transceiver is designed to operate in particularly noise prone smart grid environments...

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RX family gains from software compatibility

August 25, 2010 11:53 am | Iar Systems Software | Product Releases | Comments

IAR Systems today announced support for the Renesas RX Application Binary Interface (ABI) in IAR Embedded Workbench, allowing compatibility with other tool chains for the Renesas RX family. Component based application development is simplified when compiler barriers are brought down to allow software reuse...

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Google plugs free PC-to-phone calling into e-mail

August 25, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is adding a new e-mail feature that may persuade more people to cut the cords on their landline phones....

Where are you? A rundown of Facebook's Places

August 25, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Services based on your location, such as Foursquare, are popular in the tech-centric bubbles of Silicon Valley and New York City. But for many people, these services remain odd - and potentially creepy - tools on your smart phone to let friends or even strangers know you just showed up to...

Accenture wins 3-year contract with Norsk Hydro

August 25, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Management consulting and outsourcing company Accenture PLC said Wednesday it has been awarded a three-year contract from Norwegian aluminum producer Norsk Hydro ASA.The application outsourcing contract covers support and maintenance of two of Norsk Hydro's business process systems globally, with...

Backlight Driver Eliminates Need for Processor in Portable Devices

August 25, 2010 10:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Analog Devices Inc. offers the ADP8870 white LED charge-pump backlight driver that lowers the power consumption of battery-operated handheld devices by up to 45% without compromising viewing quality.

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Skyworks Awarded 2009 Silver Gateway Supplier of the Year by 2Wire

August 25, 2010 10:18 am | News | Comments

Skyworks Solutions today announced that for the second consecutive year it has received the 2Wire Silver Gateway Supplier of the Year Award. Skyworks was recognized for excellence in product quality and service in the Catalog Semiconductor category.

The State of Energy Harvesting Discussed at Darnell’s Power Forum

August 25, 2010 9:39 am | by Linnea Brush | News | Comments

Like most emerging technologies, energy harvesting is evolving to meet certain needs in specific applications. Even though some of this has already been established, challenges still remain that enterprising companies can take advantage of.

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ICs intended for Energy-Efficient Automotive Gate Drive Applications

August 25, 2010 8:41 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today announced the introduction of a family of rugged 600 V ICs for energy-efficient automotive gate drive applications including Piezo and common rail injection, starter alternator, electronic power steering, fan and compressor applications.

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Popular Antenna Series Adds 2.45GHz Models

August 25, 2010 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Antenna Factor is pleased to announce 2.45GHz models of its popular HW and HWR Series antennas. These 1/2-wave center-fed dipole antennas deliver outstanding performance in a rugged and cosmetically attractive package. The HW has a fixed base.

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'Greening' your flat screen TV

August 25, 2010 8:20 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) An estimated 70 percent of heavy metals in US landfills come from discarded electronics, and as big screen TVs get less expensive, environmental costs continue to mount. To remedy this, Tel Aviv University's Nadav Amdursky and Prof. Gil Rosenman...

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Intel Core i7-Based OpenVPX Solutions for ISR Applications

August 25, 2010 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (www.mc.com) launched the Ensemble 6000 Series 6U OpenVPX Intel Core i7 LDS6520 Module, the first embedded computing product combining Intel’s Core i7 processor family with the POET fabric interconnect, at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2010 conference today.

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RealPage Inc. underwriters buy 1.85 million shares

August 25, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Underwriters for an initial public offering by Property management company RealPage will purchase an additional 1.85 million shares, the company said Wednesday.The group of underwriters will purchase the shares to cover strong demand, the company said.RealPage's IPO will now total 14.15 million...

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