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BPP-TECH announces dedicated marine cable subsidiary: BPP-Cables

July 21, 2010 11:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Owning to the extraordinary success of BPP-TECH's subsea power cable and umbilical services the company has decided to establish a dedicated subsidiary, BPP-Cables. Projects cover small diameter low-voltage DC coaxial cables up to large cross-section 132kV 100MW AC electrical cables.

DisplaySearch Announces Final Agenda for Upcoming Digital Signage Conference

July 21, 2010 11:21 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research, today announced the final agenda for its upcoming Digital Signage Conference, to be held on August 17 in San Jose, California, as part of the company’s August Conference Series.

Can chaos theory help predict heart attacks?

July 21, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) Chaos models may someday help model cardiac arrhythmias -- abnormal electrical rhythms of the heart, say researchers in the journal CHAOS, which is published by the American Institute of Physics.

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Autodesk acquires Swedish in-game lighting firm

July 21, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Design software maker Autodesk Inc. said Wednesday it acquired Illuminate Labs, a private company that makes in-game lighting technology for video games.Terms were not disclosed.Illuminate's Beast and Turtle plug-in technologies for Autodesk Maya software have been used by game developers such...

FIS 2Q net income rises 52 percent

July 21, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares in bank payments technology company Fidelity National Information Services Inc., also known as FIS, were relatively unaffected Wednesday after it reported in-line second-quarter earnings.FIS said Tuesday that its net income rose 52 percent as it reaped the benefit of synergies from...

Development Board Enables Designs with 16-bit Microcontrollers and DSCs

July 21, 2010 10:37 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced the Microstick for dsPIC33F and PIC24H development board, which provides a complete, low-cost solution for designing with Microchip’s 16-bit PIC24H microcontrollers and dsPIC33F Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs), in a compact 20x76 mm footprint.

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Connector intended for 40Gb-s InfiniBand and Ethernet applications

July 21, 2010 10:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics has released an enhanced QSFP+ surface-mount connector that offers superior electrical performance for 40Gb/s InfiniBand and Ethernet (4x10Gb/s) standards applications. The 38-position connector meets the SFF-8436 industry standard -- including the interface and host board layout.

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32-bit RISC CPU targets performance-intensive market

July 21, 2010 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Faraday Technology Corporation today announced its highest-performance ARM v5 instruction set architecture-compliant processor-FA726TE. This generic 32-bit RISC CPU is specially designed to target the performance-intensive market...

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Journal Communications reports $8.1M profit in 2Q

July 21, 2010 10:05 am | by DINESH RAMDE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Journal Communications Inc. said Wednesday its financial situation has improved so much since last year that it's rewarding all employees with a 2 percent bonus and reinstating its 401(k) match starting next year.The announcement came shortly after the Milwaukee-based company released its...

Increasing Motor Efficiency with Power Factor Control

July 21, 2010 9:59 am | by Mark Steinmetz, Field Applications Engineer, Vincotech GmbH | Articles | Comments

“Global Warming, Carbon Footprint, and Energy Efficiency” are becoming mantras for the industrial manufacturing sector. With energy costs constantly rising leading to increased overhead costs, the need to use electrical energy in a more efficient manner by reducing the amount is at the fundamental basis of this crisis.

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Achieve High Resolution with Robust Magnetic Motion Sensors

July 21, 2010 9:39 am | by Marcel Urban, austriamicrosystems | Articles | Comments

A growing number of applications require linear motion sensing, including X-Y tooling tables, pneumatic pistons, automatic sliding doors and zoom lenses. One commonly used technique involves resistive strips (potentiometers). While this approach is simple and inexpensive, it depends on mechanical contacts so it is prone to wearing out.

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General Motors renews $2B HP contract

July 21, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors has renewed a $2 billion contract with Hewlett-Packard to manage the automaker's technology infrastructure, the company said Wednesday.HP said the multiyear deal was extended a year before it expired, and covers most of the work the technology company already provides for GM. The...

Engineering researchers simplify process to make world's tiniest wires

July 21, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Florida) Surface tension isn't a very powerful force, but it matters for small things -- water bugs, paint, and, it turns out, nanowires.

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Right at Home: Tips for staying safe at college

July 21, 2010 7:05 am | by KIM COOKAssociated Press | News | Comments

The annual college shopping trip is almost upon us. And while it's fun to stock up on posters, shower caddies and desk lamps, experts say you also should consider how you'll keep yourself, and your stuff, safe on campus.Common sense is the best defense, says Chris McGoey, who runs a security...

Calibration Improves Accuracy and Stability of MEMS Gyroscopes

July 21, 2010 6:59 am | by Harvey Weinberg, leader of the Applications Engineering group for inertial products, Analog Devices, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Gyroscopes are often used for inertial navigation or other applications where high accuracy or stability is required. To maximize performance, the gyros used in these applications are generally calibrated and externally temperature compensated. This article outlines a method for performing calibration and temperature compensation.

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