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Voltage Regulator Has Low Dropout CMOS Design

July 14, 2010 6:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Seiko Instruments has developed the S-1142 Series high-withstand voltage CMOS process positive voltage regulator that has a low current consumption and a high output voltage accuracy. Operating at a high maximum voltage of 50V and a low current consumption of 4.0µA (Typ.)...

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Trends in Test - Standardization

July 14, 2010 5:48 am | by by Richard McDonell, National Instruments (www.ni.com) | Blogs | Comments

Organizing your test strategy around a common test platform is a proven technique for reducing capital cost, increasing reuse, and lowering the operational overhead...

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High Accuracy, LabVIEW Compatible Digital Pressure Transducer

July 14, 2010 5:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Heise DXD digital pressure transducer delivers the benefits of digital communication at a bargain price. This versatile instrument is now available with a LabVIEW driver and a powerful new LabVIEW based utility software that allows the user to address, configure and monitor one or more DXDs.

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Coumadin 1 mg Tablet Blister Packs: Recall

July 14, 2010 5:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Some tablets may not meet specification for isopropanol, which could affect therapeutic levels of the active ingredient.

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Yamaha offers electric scooters for green errands

July 13, 2010 9:06 pm | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Yamaha is targeting fashionable green-minded consumers with a new electric scooter designed for short city commutes.The 240,000 yen ($2,700) "smart minimal commuter" EC-03, shown to reporters Wednesday, is zero-emission and super-quiet, making it convenient for late-night city driving,...

Intel posts biggest quarterly profit in a decade

July 13, 2010 3:06 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Intel Corp. has booked its largest quarterly net income in a decade as the chipmaker benefits from a stronger computer market and more sophisticated factories.Large corporations bought more computers that use Intel's most expensive chips, an encouraging sign for the economy that emerged from...

Elkins to endow three scholarships at Texas A & M

July 13, 2010 2:21 pm | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Valorie and Jeff Elkin of Houston will endow three scholarships totaling $75,000 at Texas A&M University. The scholarships, to be funded through multi-year pledges to the Texas A&M Foundation, will be awarded to junior- or senior-level students in computer science and engineering,...

Carnegie Mellon University to collaborate with Semiconductor Research Corporation to help bring more energy efficient systems and technologies to the marketplace

July 13, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon University will host a new Smart Grid Research Center as part of a $5 million industry-academic partnership with the Semiconductor Research Corporation.

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Poll: New Yorkers favor legalizing medical marijuana

July 13, 2010 1:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The newest Empire State Poll finds New York state residents support legalizing medical marijuana and are leery of gas drilling.

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Apple reputation challenged after iPhone 4 tests

July 13, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple has an iPhone problem it probably can't just fix with duct tape.Consumer Reports said this week that it won't endorse the iPhone 4 as "recommended" because tests show that simply holding the gadget can cause reception to fade.Bloggers and others have been speculating since then that the...

Trivector Services Validates Time Latencies for Ares I Rocket With Mathworks Products

July 13, 2010 12:50 pm | News | Comments

MathWorks today announced that TriVector Services used Model-Based Design to reduce the validation time on design of communication buses for NASA’s Ares I rocket by more than one year. TriVector used MathWorks products to create a system model to serve as an executable specification throughout development.

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Blizzard avoids PR nightmare, comparisons to China

July 13, 2010 11:46 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Blizzard Entertainment has narrowly avoided a public relations nightmare: an unfavorable comparison with Communist China. The game publisher recently announced plans (then shelved them) to require real names (“Real ID”) on its forums. Meanwhile, China has vowed “to reduce anonymity” on the internet.

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Brookhaven Lab and BioSET, Inc., Patent Improved Growth Factor Technology

July 13, 2010 11:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Science Associates and Biosurface Engineering Technologies, Inc., have received a patent for a technology for designing synthetic peptides that are important for tissue regeneration.

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Reminders and Stress

July 13, 2010 11:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Yesterday, I wrote about how much faster we can get things done in the prototype world than we could back when many of us were starting our careers. I mentioned that the decrease in time from weeks to days needed...

Arava (leflunomide): Boxed Warning - Risk of Severe Liver Injury

July 13, 2010 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Warning highlights the risk of severe liver injury and how this risk may be reduced.

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