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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.

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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...

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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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GameStop 2Q profit rises but misses estimates

August 19, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GameStop Corp., the world's biggest video game retailer, said Thursday its profit rose 4 percent in the fiscal second quarter, but its shares declined as the results fell short of Wall Street estimates.GameStop also lowered its third-quarter profit estimate because of expenses connected with...

L1 Identity gets bids from potential buyers

August 19, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

L-1 Identity Solutions Inc., which makes identification cards and credentials, said Thursday it has received bids from several interested buyers.L-1 didn't name the potential buyers, but said it had collected offers from both foreign and domestic investors.The Stamford, Conn., company said it's...

How Do You Save Energy and Stay Cool While Cooking in the Summer?

August 19, 2010 6:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Monday, Andrea discussed some ways you can keep cooking during the summer while saving energy and staying cool.

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System management microcontroller cuts power and cooling costs in enterprise equipment

August 19, 2010 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX31782, a system management microcontroller that combines six temperature measurement channels with six channels of closed-loop fan control. By monitoring multiple temperature points throughout the system...

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Keyboard includes Built-in Trackball and Adjustable Backlighting

August 19, 2010 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Stealth model KYBX-400 series keyboard is an industrial grade keyboard with built-in optical trackball that is environmentally sealed to NEMA 4, 4X, IP65 specifications. This rugged keyboard is housed in a vandal resistant stainless steel enclosure and will stand up to harsh, wet and dirty environments.

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After turbulent year following bankruptcy, GM lays groundwork to sell stock to public again

August 19, 2010 6:06 am | by Ken Thomas - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS@ - Associated Press | News | Comments

Thirteen months ago, General Motors was fighting for its life in bankruptcy court. Now, the automaker is laying the groundwork to sell stock to the public once again with the eventual goal of ridding itself of government ownership.General Motors Co. filed the first batch of paperwork required...

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