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Load Switches Simplify Complex Power Designs

July 14, 2010 8:23 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FPF1038 / FPF1039 advanced load management switches reduce in-rush current, or high di/dt, when a switch is used to disconnect loads with high (>100µF) output capacitances.


Yale Study Shows Electrical Fields Influence Brain Activity

July 14, 2010 8:22 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Most scientists have viewed electrical fields within the brain as the simple byproducts of neuronal activity. However, Yale scientists report in the July 15 issue of the journal Neuron that electrical fields can also influence the activity of brain cells.

IGate posts sharp jump in 2Q profit

July 14, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IGate Corp. said Wednesday its second-quarter profit nearly doubled as revenue grew and the information technology and outsourcing company added more clients.The results nbeat expectations, and its shares rose $1.03, or 7.3 percent, to $15.20 in morning trading."We had a good quarter and are...


First USB Audio 2.0 Reference Design with Support for High Audio Channel Count

July 14, 2010 6:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

This is the industry’s first USB Audio Class 2.0 reference design for high channel count computer audio interfaces, DJ and live sound mixers, musical instruments and digital effects devices. Implemented entirely in software using the dual core XS1-L2 XMOS event driven processor

NTU's solar car wins Solar Grand Prize at the inaugural Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2010

July 14, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Nanyang Technological University) NTU's Nanyang Venture III took home the Solar Grand Prize and was ranked 14th out of 29 entries in the Prototype category based upon measurement units of kilometer per liter of fuel at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2010

LED Drivers sport input voltage from 10.8 to 13.2VDC

July 14, 2010 6:10 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

To serve the steady migration from cold cathode florescent (CCFL) backlighting of LCD displays to LED backlights, TDK-Lambda has launched their new ALD Series of multi-output dc-dc backlight LED drivers. These drivers are specifically designed for LED backlighting of LCD displays that are now used in industrial and consumer applications.


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.)...


Trends in Test - Standardization

July 14, 2010 5:48 am | by by Richard McDonell, National Instruments ( | 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...


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.


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.


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.

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.


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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