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Plasma Benefits from LED and 3D LCD Pricing

September 29, 2010 9:02 am | by Yoonsung Chung, Director, FPD Material & Technology Analysis, DisplaySearch | Blogs | Comments

Even though LCD pricing has dropped over the past few months, PDP pricing was stable in August—a trend that remained consistent for all sizes. LCD pricing was fairly strong until the middle of Q2’10, but in June, it started to fall due to slower demand in China, huge inventories in the pipelines, and unstable European economic conditions.

STMicroelectronics Demo of Low-Power Microcontrollers

September 29, 2010 8:56 am | Videos | Comments

This is a demo of STMicroelectronics' low-power microcontrollers using novel power sources, including a pumpkin.


Wireless IO Modules and Radio Modems Are Outdoor-rated

September 29, 2010 8:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics Manufacturing Co., Inc. today announced that it is expanding its Zlinx Industrial Wireless product line with the Zlinx Xtreme IP67 Outdoor-Rated Radio Modems and I/O Modules. Featuring license-free, proprietary RF, the products are


AC-DC Digital PWM IC Integrates 800-V Bipolar Power Transistor

September 29, 2010 8:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

iWatt’s iW1810 AC/DC digital PWM IC, which is designed for the industrial market, integrates an 800-V bipolar power transistor to protect rugged offline power supplies for household appliances, motor control, and smart meters from high-line surge voltage while


SoC Combines Full 1080p60 and 4Mp30 HD Video, Advanced Image Stabilization

September 29, 2010 8:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ambarella, Inc., has announced availability of the A7 system-on-chip (SoC) for advanced hybrid still and video cameras. The new SoC delivers full HD 1080p60 or 4Mp30 H.264 video recording. Its high-speed


One-Watt DC-DC Converters Are Ultra-miniature

September 29, 2010 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct’s ACP100E Series of ultra-miniature 1W DC/DC converters, with a small 0.23 square inch product footprint are specifically designed to be a "Drop In" upgrade for older DCP01 type converters. Eight standard models operate from


Using the ATE Port to Control ISP Programmers

September 29, 2010 8:24 am | by Chirag Kapoor, Xeltek ( | Articles | Comments

The major advantage of ISP programming is that the manufacturer can have single production phase, eliminating programming stage prior to assembling the system.


Health: Ministers look to improve their healthcare systems

September 29, 2010 8:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Governments want to give their citizens the best possible healthcare but they also need to control public spending. When health ministers from OECD countries meet on 6-7 October in Paris, they will discuss how to meet urgent short-term fiscal concerns without sacrificing the long-term...


Pulse Withstanding Chip Resistors Offer 1 Percent Resistance Tolerances

September 29, 2010 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole Electronics, Inc. announced the addition of 1 percent tolerance to its RPC Series of thick film high pulse withstanding chip resistors. Through proprietary materials and processing, the company announced it is able to


Low Profile Power Inductors Tout Desirable DC Bias Characteristics

September 29, 2010 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden’s BRL2515 (2.5 mm x 1.5 mm, with a maximum height of 1.2 mm) and BRFL2518 (2.5 mm x 1.8 mm, with a maximum height of 1.0 mm) wire-wound power inductors offer


RF Directional Coupler Offers hard to Find Interfaces

September 29, 2010 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF directional couplers from Aviel Electronics are available with common interfaces such as N type female connectors. The company designs and manufactures RF directional couplers with uncommon interfaces such as the HN female. The HN coaxial interface is a


US firm to pursue EU licensing of plague vaccine

September 29, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Defense contractor Computer Sciences Corp. says its DynPort Vaccine Co. unit in Frederick has won a contract to explore prospects for European Union licensing of a plague vaccine.CSC made the announcement Wednesday from its headquarters in Falls Church, Va.The company says the contract from the...

Android Froyo – Making it the Best It Can Be

September 29, 2010 8:01 am | by Chris Buerger, Wind River ( | Blogs | Comments

Android is the poster child example for combining stability, performance and innovation in a mobile operating system that has been rapidly realized in an open source context


Frequency Signal Generators Tout OCXO Equivalence

September 29, 2010 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pletronix’ OeXO (OCXO equivalent Crystal Oscillators) Series of precision frequency signal generators provides the accuracy and precision of traditional OCXO’s but offers smaller package size and lower power, according to the company. The series is


Buzzers Suit Mobile Equipment Applications

September 29, 2010 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

CUI Inc announced a new addition to its buzzer product line with the CSS-05 Series. Available in three configurations, the buzzers are housed in a 5 mm x 5 mm SMT package. Using magnetic technology, the series has



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