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OpenVPX Gets ANSI Ratification

August 6, 2010 6:59 am | News | Comments

VITA, the trade association dedicated to fostering American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited open system architectures in critical embedded system applications, announced the ratification by ANSI of the OpenVPX System Specification under ANSI/VITA 65.0-2010.

Bustronic Releases 6U VPX Load Board

August 6, 2010 6:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 6U VPX Load Board from Elma Bustronic helps confirm the chassis meets the VITA 46/48 power specifications for VPX and aids in locating hot spots within the enclosure.

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Two-Slot OpenVPX Development Platform Supports Both 3U and 6U Cards

August 6, 2010 6:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

The E-Frame Series Test Platform can connect multiple backplanes to efficiently simulate various fabric topologies, eliminating the need for costly custom backplanes and allowing high speed signals to be passed from one slot to the next.

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Internet traffic talks collapse

August 6, 2010 6:31 am | by John Poirier, Reuters | News | Comments

Regulators halted closed-door negotiations about net neutrality rules with phone, cable and Internet companies on Thursday after reports of a side deal between two participants, Verizon Communications Inc and Google Inc, surfaced.

WPI receives $1.5 million award to demonstrate membrane system for coal gas power plants

August 6, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) The Center for Inorganic Membrane Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute has received a $1.5 million, 15-month award from the US Department of Energy to advance patented technology using palladium membranes that can separate hydrogen from various...

Light Tack Adhesive Eases Fitting of Silicone-Free Thermal Interface Pads

August 6, 2010 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

MH&W International provides U 90 silicone-free thermal interface materials (TIMs) with a new light tack adhesive to provide high thermal conductivity where contamination threats prevent the use of silicone-based thermal pads, and allow

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Elma Announces New Type 39 Enclosure Family

August 6, 2010 6:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc, a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, offers a new customizable sheet metal enclosure platform. The Type 39 comes in desktop, portable, and rackmount design options.

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Software-Development Planning is Critical to Product Success

August 6, 2010 5:57 am | by Keith Curtis, Technical Staff Engineer, Microchip Technology, keith.curtis@microchip.com | Articles | Comments

Let’s face it, all of our product design cycles are accelerating. To stay competitive, your company needs the next big thing, they need it yesterday, and it can’t cost any more than it has to if you are going to compete.

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Module Shield Kits comply with Revision 4.0 of the VXI-1 Specification

August 6, 2010 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

ICS Electronics announced a new series of C-size VXI Module Shield Kits designed to comply with the recently approved Revision 4.0 of the VXI-1 Specification.

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DIY Constant-Current Dummy Load for Power Supply and Battery Testing

August 6, 2010 5:26 am | Videos | Comments

Dave of the EEblog grabs a few junkbox parts and builds a useful constant current load for switch mode power supply, battery testing, and other applications.

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IntraLinks prices shares of IPO below expectations

August 6, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Software services firm IntraLinks Holdings Inc. priced shares of its initial public offering below the expected range late Thursday, raising $143 million.The company sold 11 million shares for $13 apiece to initial investors, below the $14 to $16 range it expected.The New York company offers...

Statistics: Composite leading indicators point to a possible peak in expansion

August 6, 2010 2:25 am | by OECD | News | Comments

OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for June 2010 point to a possible peak in expansion. The CLI for the OECD area decreased by 0.1 point in June 2010.

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LabSmith, Inc, Harvard Apparatus partner for Worldwide distribution of CapTite? microfluidics products

August 6, 2010 2:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

CapTite? Breadboardable Interconnects for Microfluidics Now Available in Harvard Apparatus 2010 Physiology Catalog.

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SAP won't fight Oracle claims in espionage case

August 5, 2010 5:06 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

In a surprise twist in a corporate espionage case involving two of the world's biggest business software makers, SAP AG on Thursday said it won't fight claims that a subsidiary stole valuable data from rival Oracle Corp. and that SAP tried to use it to steal customers.That leaves the two...

Plants may benefit from aphid warning pheromone

August 5, 2010 1:22 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Aphids raised on plants genetically engineered to emit a compound that warns surrounding aphids of a predator become accustomed to the chemical and no longer flee when a predator is present.

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