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New Faceplate Blends Technology & Style

April 29, 2010 12:20 pm | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

Introducing Tyco Electronics' newly enhanced AMP NETCONNECT faceplates. Our enhanced faceplate offering is about aesthetics and accessibility. Easier access to data labels makes for faster installations. And you get long-term reliability from a superior quality product. Smooth, sleek and...

Performing Accurate Nonlinear Device Measurements Using Active Tuners

April 29, 2010 12:04 pm | by Steve Reyes, Anritsu Company | Articles | Comments

With continued pressure for broader 3G coverage for smart phones, increased Internet connection for Wi-Fi and WiMAX, and the imminent introduction of 4G/LTE systems, design activity for digital communication RF components has never been greater.

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Can hypervisors Stand the Test of Real Time?

April 29, 2010 11:45 am | by Yi Zheng, QNX Software Systems | Articles | Comments

Hardware virtualization, and the hypervisors that enable it, have become a hot topic in the embedded space. But while virtualization opens up new possibilities for system architects and designers, it also poses new challenges, especially when used with real-time applications.

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Designing Custom, Low-Cost Instrumentation for Test and Measurement Using Off-the-Shelf FPGA Modules

April 29, 2010 11:36 am | by Jake Janovetz, Opal Kelly | Articles | Comments

Designing for industrial applications presents many challenges, but it also allows an engineer to be creative, spread her wings, and explore new technologies to solve the task at hand. Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and, in particular, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) FPGA modules can be just the ticket to attack industrial applications that used to be a much more difficult challenge.

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Smart, Intuitive User Interfaces Move to Industrial Control

April 29, 2010 11:26 am | Articles | Comments

Industrial applications, such as home and commercial building automation, data loggers, point-of-sale terminals and cash registers, in-house displays for energy metering, alarm systems and medical equipment are starting to join the “smart” revolution currently enjoyed by portable media player and smartphone markets.

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Vibration Analysis Using ADCs Keeps Industrial Equipment Working

April 29, 2010 10:31 am | by Michael Clifford, Analog Devices, www.analog.com | Articles | Comments

Monitoring the condition of large industrial machinery provides long term benefits in terms of lower production cost, reduced equipment down time, improved reliability, and increased safety. Industrial manufacturers face a constant battle in keeping production equipment operational.

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Convio jumps, Alpha and Omega lower in IPO debuts

April 29, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

One up, one down: the divergent moves of two technology IPOs Thursday shows that investors remain wary about buying shares of companies new to market.Shares of chip maker Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Ltd. dropped after pricing within its expected range, while software provider Convio Inc. rose...

Economy: innovation and pro-green policies offer new sources of growth

April 29, 2010 10:27 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Faced with unprecedented levels of unemployment, unsustainable fiscal deficits and public debt and low economic growth, governments need to focus on innovation and pro-green policies as potential new sources of growth, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría told a meeting of heads of...

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Motorola Posts Profit on Strong Phone Sales

April 29, 2010 10:26 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

The company, which has been struggling, sold 2.3 million smartphones in the quarter, more than expected.

New Questions Over Google’s Street View in Germany

April 29, 2010 10:26 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Google’s plan to offer photo mapping in Germany has come in for more criticism after regulators learned the company was also archiving the locations of household wireless networks.

Google Exit Appears to Benefit Top China Rival, Baidu

April 29, 2010 10:26 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Baidu posted first-quarter net profit of 481 million renminbi, or $70.4 million, up from 181 million renminbi a year ago.

Motorola Reports Profit

April 29, 2010 10:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Motorola reported a first-quarter profit as a stronger economy lifted its enterprise divisions and the slow turnaround continued at its marquee handset unit.

Headphone Amplifier Extends Audio Playback Time in Portable Devices

April 29, 2010 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX97200, a dual-mode Class H headphone amplifier designed for battery-operated portable devices. This amplifier uses Maxim's proprietary DirectDrive(R) II technology to implement a Class H topology.

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Illumina climbs after 1Q results beat expectations

April 29, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Illumina Inc. jumped Thursday after the genetic analysis instruments maker posted first-quarter earnings that surpassed Wall Street estimates.Illumina reported its results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The San Diego company said its profit rose 13 percent to $21.2 million, or...

Mobile Cleanroom for Optical Tables

April 29, 2010 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Mobile Environmental Enclosures have been introduced by Kinetic Systems, Inc. These mobile cleanrooms provide for dust-free assembly, testing, and research. Approximately 8’ high, units are equipped with cleanroom curtains on all four sides.

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