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General Dynamics wins $92 million contract

June 3, 2010 9:30 am | News | Comments

General Dynamics Land Systems has won a $92 million contract to provide weapons stations for the U.S. Army.The military supplies company, which is a unit of General Dynamics, said it will supply high-performance weapon stations to the Army's TACOM Lifecycle Management Command of Warren, Mich....

Reducing costly satellite assembly integration time

June 3, 2010 9:01 am | by Jean-Michel Bourin, Product Marketing Director, C&K Components | Blogs | Comments

Assembly integration time (AIT) in white rooms is one of, if not the most, costly elements of the satellite assembly process. When it comes to high reliability connectors, traditional contact systems require screws, washers, clips and the manpower to assemble it all.

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PC LOAD LETTER

June 3, 2010 8:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I remember back in the olden days when we didn't have any space and everything needed to be abbreviated or put into obscure symbols. We had eight characters for file names, plus a reserved extension. So, for example, on disk,...

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DC-DC Converters Tout Fast Transient Response, High Efficiency Across the Full Load Range

June 3, 2010 7:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corp. launched the SC173 and SC174 buck regulators. These devices are appropriate for office automation, networking and communications equipment; set-top boxes; portable products; power supply modules; and other embedded products. According to the company, the new SC173 and SC174 POL regulators

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Brainstorm: Optoelectronics

June 3, 2010 7:25 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

What will be the next big advance in touchscreen technology?

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Digi-Key Corporation Receives Distributor of the Year Award from Vishay Intertechnology

June 3, 2010 7:20 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota (USA) — June 3, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it received the Distributor of...

60 W Isolated DC-DC Converter Delivers Over 105 W Per Square Inch

June 3, 2010 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Picor announced the introduction of the PI3101 Cool-Power high-density isolated DC-DC converter delivering 60 W of output power in half the size of existing solutions, according to the company, and offering a

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Yale’s Rothman Wins 2010 Kavli Prize for Neuroscience

June 3, 2010 6:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Yale cell biologist James E. Rothman today has been named one of three recipients awarded the 2010 Kavli...

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Scientists Decipher Structure of Nature’s ‘Light Switch’

June 3, 2010 6:18 am | News | Comments

When the first warm rays of springtime sunshine trigger a burst of new plant growth, it’s almost as if someone flicked a switch to turn on the greenery and unleash a floral profusion of color. Opening a window into this process, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory...

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OpenADR's Steps Toward a National Smart Grid Standard

June 3, 2010 6:11 am | News | Comments

The marketplace for Smart Grid technology products is expanding thanks in part to an open-source communications specification developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and its research partners.

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Global Leaders Meet To Collaborate on Energy Efficiency Goals

June 3, 2010 5:53 am | News | Comments

Assistant Secretary Cathy Zoi of the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy joined leaders from 15 countries and the European Commission today at the first Policy Committee meeting of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) to promote global collaboration on energy-saving programs and policies.

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High Frequency Test Cables Now Available in New Product Line

June 3, 2010 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Test grade cables are desired in applications where multiple connector attachment and continuous flexing demands are a priority. RF Industries now offers a line of 18GHz precision test cables in standard or custom lengths, suitable for production or lab environments.

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The High Speed Data Race

June 3, 2010 5:32 am | by James O. “Jim” Farmer, Enablence Systems | Articles | Comments

The bottom line is that nothing, and I mean nothing, can beat a fiber connection, not now and not in the foreseeable future. Fiber offers the highest speeds you can achieve, not to mention its other advantages such as extremely low operational costs and versatile high quality transmission.

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EU greenhouse gas emissions: more than half way to the '20 % target by 2020'

June 3, 2010 5:22 am | by European Environment Agency | News | Comments

The European Union's greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory report, compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA), shows that emissions have not only continued their downward trend in 2008, but have also picked up pace. The EU-27's emissions stood 11.3 % below their 1990 levels, while EU-15...

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Commission report on national telecoms regulation shows more competition but no Single Market

June 3, 2010 5:22 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

A European Commission report released today shows that EU telecoms markets have become more competitive thanks to the Commission's guidance in the consultation and review process known as the 'Article 7 procedure', whereby national telecoms regulators inform the Commission in advance of...

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