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Modularity and Standards

August 27, 2010 9:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Eons ago, (well, it seems like eons) when IBM designed its original PC, it took note of the success of the Apple II with it's modular expansion system - easily accessible card slots with loads of clear documentation - and...

Studios sue to stop advertising on pirate web sites

August 27, 2010 9:17 am | News | Comments

Warner Bros. and the Walt Disney Co. have teamed up in a new legal effort to choke off the air supply of various web sites that post and index links to pirated movies. The two studios are suing Triton Media, alleged to have provided advertising consulting and referrals for nine websites identified as "one-stop-shops" for infringing works.

Government appeals ruling on FCC indecency rule

August 27, 2010 9:11 am | by JOELLE TESSLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Federal regulators are appealing a recent court decision that struck down a 2004 government policy that says broadcasters can be fined for allowing even a single curse word on live television. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York threw out the Federal Communications Commission policy last month...

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HP hikes bid for data-storage maker 3Par, hours after Dell matched earlier offer

August 27, 2010 9:05 am | by Jessica Mintz@ - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS@ - Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HPQ) boosted its bid for 3Par Inc. to US$1.88 billion Friday, topping Dell Inc.'s offer by 11 per cent and again raising the stakes in the bidding contest for the data-storage company.The $30-per-share offer from HP came just hours after Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) matched HP's...

NSF project at Carnegie Mellon will develop architecture that makes Internet secure, smart

August 27, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Carnegie Mellon University) Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University will lead a three-year, $7.1 million effort sponsored by the National Science Foundation to develop a next-generation network architecture that fixes security and reliability deficiencies now threatening the viability...

Power supply Suits Resistance Soldering, Heat Sealing and Conductive Adhesive Bonding

August 27, 2010 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Miyachi Unitek Corporation introduced its Uniflow3 power supply for resistance soldering, heat sealing and conductive adhesive bonding applications. Using pulsed heat technology, the Uniflow3 provides targeted heating and precision temperature control...

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To boldly go where no dilettante has gone before

August 27, 2010 8:03 am | by Alix Paultre, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

Once Burt Rutan's Scaled Composites announced the maiden flight of SpaceShipTwo, it was only a matter of time before Virgin Galactic would start selling tickets to space in earnest. This is great news for  the development of commercial space, representing the first private steps into a new frontier.

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Current-compensated Ring Core Power Chokes Suppress Common-mode Interference

August 27, 2010 8:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC announced sample kit of EPCOS current-compensated ring core power chokes. These EMC components are designed for a voltage of 250 V AC and offer current capabilities of between 0.4 and 6.0 A. Their inductances are between 0.2 mH and 39 mH.

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TCXO Performs in Geothermal Energy, Petroleum, Aerospace and Defense Sectors

August 27, 2010 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bliley Technologies, Inc. introduced its latest T45 TCXO with an ultra-wide (military standard) temperature range for high-reliability, electronic system design. Where environmental performance is a consideration, the T45 TCXO is specifically designed for applications such as...

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High Voltage Resistors Tout Tighter Tolerance

August 27, 2010 7:44 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Electronics North America today introduced the MHR03xx series of high voltage resistors that are available with tighter tolerances than previous versions. The narrower tolerance parts are the result of the company’s laser trimming technology.

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Hermetic L Circuit Solder-in EMI Filters Tout Improved Insertion Loss

August 27, 2010 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products announced the release of an L circuit EMI filter designed to provide both inductance and series resistance for desirable transient performance. This feed-through solder-in filter’s miniature case size, .156" OD x .128" ID with body length of .200", for a total overall length of .715"...

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VCSO Reduces Need for Jitter Attenuating Clock Cleaners

August 27, 2010 7:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vectron International announced its VS-709 dual frequency voltage controlled SAW oscillator. It offers a 50 percent reduction in jitter performance compared to its predecessor, the VS-751, comes in a 5.0 mm x.7.0mm x 1.8 mm package and achieves <120 fsec of rms jitter over the offset bandwidth of 12 kHz to 20 MHz.

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Programmable Ethernet Switches Suit High-Speed Unified Fiber Access and Mobile Backhaul

August 27, 2010 7:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xelerated is sampling its AX family of programmable Ethernet switches. Based on the company's wirespeed dataflow architecture, the AX family allows system vendors to unify switching and packet processing for fixed FTTx and mobile broadband access solutions.

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Bidding for 3PAR Hits $1.88 Billion

August 27, 2010 7:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard raised its offer for 3PAR to $30 a share, shortly after the data-storage company accepted an increased $1.8 billion takeover offer from Dell.

Developer of Tablets Loses Apple as Customer

August 27, 2010 7:24 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Apple severed ties with SurfaceInk, which had helped Apple develop some of its products, after the small company showcased its own tablet computer in June.

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