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PWM Controller Combines Fast Transient Response, Efficiency and Digital Control

June 17, 2010 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corp. announced the SC493, the company’s first digitally controlled DC/DC converter. The product is positioned to users to digitally configure and interrogate the status of the controller via an I2C bus. It combines the

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Cool Demos at Sensors Expo

June 17, 2010 8:50 am | Blogs | Comments

At the Sensors Expo, I punched a dummy in the face - literally. A dummy with an accelerometer and wireless network attached to his head, that measured the angular velocity and impact of my punch...

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LED Boosts Brightness for Small Projectors with No Increase in Size

June 17, 2010 8:38 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

The OSTAR Compact LED from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is characterized by improved high-current capability and lower thermal resistance for more light output. It can handle up to 6A in pulsed mode, making it appropriate for pico and pocket projectors for small mobile terminals.

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Yale Scientist Named 2010 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences

June 17, 2010 8:22 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

The Pew Charitable Trusts has named Yale University faculty member and stem cell researcher Valerie Horsley,...

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Thermometer Touts Wide Termperature Range

June 17, 2010 8:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Control Company’s Traceable Memory Wide-Range Thermometer temperature range covers –328 to 2,498°F and –200 to 1,370°C. Resolution is 0.1 from –200 to 640°C (–328 to 990°F), otherwise 1°; and meter only accuracy is ±1°C. Supplied stainless-steel, triple-purpose, a Type-K thermocouple probe may be used to

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Report forecasts shortages of 14 critical mineral raw materials

June 17, 2010 7:24 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Raw materials are an essential part of both high tech products and every-day consumer products. But their availability is increasingly under pressure according to a report published today by an expert group chaired by the European Commission. The experts label a selection of 14 raw...

One Bright Day Virtual LED Conference Features Webinars from Top LED Suppliers

June 17, 2010 7:21 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota (USA) — June 17, 2010 — The One Bright Day online conference, sponsored by Digi-Key Corporation, will feature a series of five webinars in a single day presented by industry experts. The One Bright Day online...

Epoxy With High Thermal Conductivity Meets NASA Low Outgassing Specs

June 17, 2010 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond’s Polymer Adhesive Supreme 10AOHT-LO is a single component, no mix, thermally conductive compound featuring exceptional electrical insulation and toughness. It meets NASA low outgassing specifications and has

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Hybrid Coupler Operates From 6,000 to 8,500 MHz

June 17, 2010 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Innovative Power Products introduces their Model IPP-7044, 3dB, 90-degree surface mount hybrid coupler that operates from 6000 – 8500 MHz.

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NYU Chemist Seeman Wins Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

June 17, 2010 6:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

The following news release about Kavli Prize award winner Ned Seeman was distributed by New York University. Seeman, a pioneer in the field of DNA nanotechnology, is a longtime visiting scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. At Brookhaven, he uses...

Internet sleuths get new way to report stolen data

June 17, 2010 6:05 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A new program being spearheaded by Microsoft Corp. is designed to provide a trusted way for researchers to report stolen data they've found in the dark corners of the Internet.Establishing that link is important because when a researcher finds stolen data, it can be hard to convince a bank or...

Power IC Manages Multiple Energy-Harvesting Technologies

June 17, 2010 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

The EnerChip EP CBC915 is presented as the first device to work universally across all energy harvesting transducer technologies including photovoltaic, thermoelectric, piezoelectric and electromagnetic.

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ESC 2010 Update

June 17, 2010 4:37 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

In late April I visited the exhibits at the annual Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, CA. For the most part, people I met with discussed microcontrollers, communication, and development kits.

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How Do You Save Energy in the Summer?

June 17, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Monday is the official first day of summer! With summer comes hot weather and high cooling bills. But you can take steps to save this summer; Drew told us about a few on Tuesday, and the Stay Cool, Save Money site has more tips. Tell us:

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Sometimes It Is About Surviving

June 17, 2010 4:08 am | by Sam Kavanagh for element14.com | Blogs | Comments

After my success in Spain I approached France with the goal of winning or at least putting in a good fight to win the GC competition.

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