The controller area network (CAN) bus has gained popularity in applications such as process control, automation, medical, and manufacturing due to high immunity to EMI and its ability to find and repair data errors. Because a CAN bus often runs over long distance interconnecting multiple systems, isolation between the bus and the systems connected to it becomes crucial.
The European Commission introduced a new satellite-based navigation system Thursday that vastly improves the accuracy of signals delivered to Europe by American GPS satellites.
The nation needs to give the same urgency to making sure all Americans have broadband access as the Eisenhower administration did in building an interstate highway system a half-century ago, a report released Friday concluded.
Suitable for use in Stratum 3, GPS receivers, Femtocell, and FTTH and FTTC applications, D53G series SMT TCXOs from Connor-Winfield provide clipped-sinewave output logic.
IBM is introducing an inexpensive Web-based corporate email service that will compete with Google Inc's Google Apps, which has recently suffered several high-profile outages.
SPMT, LLC, the entity responsible for licensing the Serial Port Memory Technology (SPMT) specification and administering the SPMT Consortium, today announced the release of the SPMT specification.
An 18V-rated version of a Zinc Oxide (ZnO) based varistor series from AVX exhibits a low leakage current of 1 µA maximum, purportedly extending battery life in portable devices. The UltraGuard series features non-linear, bi-directional voltage-current characteristics similar to back-to-back zener diodes with an EMC
Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) has introduced a bill designed to combat cyberbullying.” And in a rare instance of bipartisan solidarity, the left and the right stand opposed. Make no bones about it—the proposed legislation is a serious assault on first amendment rights. Dubbed the “Megan Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act,” the bill is a reaction to the 2006 suicide of 13-year-old Meier.
Suited for a variety of Fieldbus and Ethernet network applications, Binder-USA's 7/8” cable connectors with 2.5mm terminal cross-section capacity accepts wire sizes up to 14 AWG. The connectors are offered with 5 gold-plated contacts in male and female versions with straight and right-angle options.
New research by MIT scientists suggests that carbon nanotubes — tube-shaped molecules of pure carbon — could be formed into tiny springs capable of storing as much energy, pound for pound, as state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries, and potentially more durably and reliably.
In television's latest quest to discourage viewers from skipping ads, actors from NBC and ABC shows are appearing in character in commercials to interact with products in parallel story lines. This new kind of commercial further blurs the line between program and advertisement and comes as traditional product placements within shows, an early response to fast-forwarding, have become common.
NVIDIA Corp. today introduced its next generation CUDA GPU architecture, codenamed “Fermi”. An entirely new ground-up design, the “Fermi” architecture is the foundation for the world’s first computational graphics processing units (GPUs), delivering breakthroughs in both graphics and GPU computing.
Wolfson Microelectronics launched its WM8320 integrated power management IC, which is said to maximize processor performance and extend battery life in leading edge portable multimedia devices. This addition to the company’s WM83xx power management portfolio is
Sharp Corporation started operations at its new LCD panel plant (Sharp Display Products Corporation) in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Construction on this state-of-the-art manufacturing complex for LCD panels and thin-film solar cells began 1 in November 2007.
Proposed regulations would require power plants, factories and refineries to reduce greenhouse gases by installing the best available technology and improving energy efficiency whenever a facility is significantly changed or built. The Environmental Protection Agency proposal announced Wednesday applies to any industrial plant that emits at least 25,000 tons of greenhouse gases a year.