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Probability Processing Promises Powerful Performance

August 19, 2010 10:33 am | News | Comments

Lyric Semiconductor, a DARPA- and venture-funded MIT spin-out, today emerged from stealth mode to launch a new technology called probability processing.

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CUI Adds 10 and 15 W Models to Low Cost Power Supply Line

August 19, 2010 9:20 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

CUI, Inc.’s power line, V-Infinity, and their distributor Digi-Key Corporation, announced the addition of 10 and 15 W models to the VOF series of low cost open frame ac-dc power supplies. The VOF series has a low no-load power consumption of <0.5 W and efficiencies up to 83%. The...

Switching Regulator Needs No Heat Sink

August 19, 2010 9:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

V-Infinity announced the addition of a 2-A model to their V78XX switching regulator series. The compact V78XX-2000 series has been designed to be a high performance alternative to linear regulators.

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Sample Kit Offers Current-Compensated Ring-Core Power Chokes

August 19, 2010 8:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC presents a new sample kit of EPCOS current-compensated ring-core power chokes.

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ICs Reduce Board Space in Wireless Communications Equipment

August 19, 2010 8:36 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. today introduced 12-bit and 10-bit mixed-signal front-ends (MxFEs) that reduce power and board space for developers of wireless infrastructure and portable radio equipment. The 12-bit AD9963 and 10-bit AD9961 MxFEs use 40 percent less power and 25 percent less printed-circuit board area...

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Replacement Tubes Offered for GE’s Entire Line of CT Products

August 19, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

At AHRA, medical imaging components manufacturer, Dunlee, will feature the Reevo 240G replacement CT tube. This tube is specifically designed as a replacement for use in the GE LightSpeed VCT and Pro 16 CT series systems.

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Online IGBT Selection Tool Optimizes Power Management Design

August 19, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

International Rectifier, IR, a world leader in power management technology, has launched a new online insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) selection tool that enables design optimization in a wide range of applications.

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Differential Pressure Sensors Available in Failsafe Versions

August 19, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Sensirion has launched new versions of its acclaimed SDP600 series, which are able to perform certified failsafe measurements. The digital SDP600 differential pressure sensors are already used successfully in medical applications...

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NSF Awards $10M to Develop Computing Techniques for Measuring and Analyzing Child Behavior

August 19, 2010 8:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A Georgia Tech-led team received $10 million to develop novel computing techniques for assessing children's behavior. The technologies could enable new approaches for identifying children at risk for developmental disorders and potentially improve treatment.

Power MOSFETs Optimized for Class D Applications

August 19, 2010 8:01 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced a family of automotive DirectFET2 power MOSFETs for high frequency switching applications including the output stage for Class D Audio systems.  

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Three Unique FPGA-based Logic Analyzers – Each Designed in Just One Day

August 19, 2010 7:51 am | by Jake Janovetz, Opal Kelly | Articles | Comments

A recent engineering design challenge asked FPGA experts to design a “Logic Analyzer in a Day” using off-the-shelf Opal Kelly FPGA-USB modules and its Front Panel SDK. The objective was to showcase the design capabilities of these engineering experts...

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LED Thermal Management

August 19, 2010 7:44 am | Videos | Comments

This training module from Digi-Key and TT Electronics/Optek Technology provides guidance on managing junction temperature of high-power visible LEDs, including ways to remove heat.

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HDMI 1.4: Bringing 3D Video Home

August 19, 2010 7:27 am | by Thomas Dippon, Agilent Technologies | Articles | Comments

When HDMI version 1.4 was publicly released in October 2009, it included a number of new features. Most of the new features are barely moving the needle on the consumer electronics industry's Richter scale. But one new HDMI 1.4 feature -- the implementation of 3D video mode -- is about to buckle the pavement of the status quo.

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What, what, what?

August 19, 2010 7:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Quick. Pretend this is the footprint for a diode. Which way does the cathode face? Okay, if you can't figure out which side gets the cathode, how about the anode. Which side does it go on? Hah! It's a trick...

Intel to buy security co. McAfee in $7.68B deal

August 19, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Intel Corp. said Thursday it is buying computer-security software maker McAfee Inc. for $7.68 billion as the chip-maker adds to its arsenal of tools to serve an increasing array of Internet-connected devices, including mobile phones....

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