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SWUGN Year in Review - November 2009

January 4, 2010 12:05 pm | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Top Story46 SolidWorks User Groups take advantage of new SolidWorks forums "group" functionality by requesting their own social groups. The Southern Minnesota SolidWorks User Group REALLY takes advantage and signs up 29 members almost immediately. The group wins a contest and will have...

Study shows spoon-measuring medicine is inaccurate

January 4, 2010 12:05 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A Cornell study shows that when consumers use kitchen spoons to measure liquid medicine, the result is significant over- or underdosing.

General Dynamics wins $198M contract for tanks

January 4, 2010 12:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said one of its business units has won a $198 million contract from the U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Command to build 140 tanks for Iraq.The contract was awarded to General Dynamics Land Systems for M1A1 situational awareness tanks. Enhancements to the tank include a...

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Atmel Collaborates with H & D Wireless to Deliver Embedded Wi-Fi Solution

January 4, 2010 9:19 am | News | Comments

Atmel Corporation is collaborating with H&D Wireless to deliver an IEEE802.11b+g Wi-Fi solution for Atmel's 32-bit AVR microcontrollers. In this collaboration, H&D Wireless will provide the SPB104 Wi-Fi extension board which is easily connected to the AVR32 UC3 evaluation kits through the SD card socket.

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Kathie Cahill Wins Ray Hall Spirit of ERA Award

January 4, 2010 9:12 am | News | Comments

The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) has announced that Kathie Cahill, CPMR, president of Net Sales Company of Victor, N.Y., is the recipient of the 2009 Ray Hall Spirit of ERA Award.

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McGuireWoods Wins Key Patent Trial for Wireless Carriers

January 4, 2010 9:00 am | News | Comments

An eight-member Richmond federal court jury took less than two hours to rule in favor of McGuireWoods’ client Verizon Wireless, and several other wireless carriers including AllTel, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and device manufacturer Novatel Wireless, in a massive patent infringement case.

Processor Enables TEAC to Create New Product Category

January 4, 2010 8:57 am | News | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. announced today that TEAC Corporation, a premier designer and manufacturer of professional audio equipment, has selected ADI’s Blackfin processor as the processing platform for its new PT-7 Chromatic Tuner/Recorder designed by TASCAM, the company’s recording equipment brand.

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DAQs Support General Apps

January 4, 2010 8:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

DynamicSignals today announces its new family of General Purpose DAQ products—DS206/207. Both the DS206 and the DS207 are welcome additions to the existing DynamicSignals’ family of low-cost, easy-to-use, portable data acquisition analog to digital conversion (ADC) products.

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Network ICs Target In-vehicle Apps

January 4, 2010 8:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems, a global designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs for communications, industrial, medical and automotive applications, today announced two new in-vehicle-network ICs, the AS8520 and AS8530.

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Digital Attenuators Feature 0.25 dB Resolution

January 4, 2010 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced two new SMT packaged high resolution 6-Bit and 7-bit Digital Attenuators which are ideal for automotive, broadband, cellular/3G, WiMAX/4G, military and test & measurement equipment applications from DC to 6 GHz.

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VeriFone buys taxi ad business from Clear Channel

January 4, 2010 6:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VeriFone Holdings Inc. said Monday it has acquired the taxi advertising business of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc.VeriFone, which provides electronic payment services, said the deal gives it 5,000 screens to sell advertising on in New York City cabs, adding to its network already of 6,500...

LED Lighting: Just the Facts, Please!

January 4, 2010 5:53 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

My June 16, 2009 blog gave tips on purchasing high-quality LED lights. Now there's another arsenal in the toolbox to help c

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Screw-Down Jumper Assembly for LED Applications

January 4, 2010 5:52 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

Tyco Electronics has launched a new board-to-board screw-down jumper assembly for use in LED lighting strips, lighting controls, and channel lettering. The RoHS-compliant jumper, which was originally designed for T8 and T12 fluorescent retrofit tubes, specifically serves the solid state...

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G13 Style SMT Assembly Supports Solid State Lighting Industry

January 4, 2010 5:52 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

Tyco Electronics announces a new RoHS-compliant G13 style SMT assembly and end-cap cover for the solid state lighting (SSL) industry. The product supports printed circuit boards (PCBs) and LED strip lighting modules found in the standard T8 and T12 fluorescent LED retrofit tubes.

Hermaphroditic Blade & Receptacle Design Promotes Fast Assembly

January 4, 2010 5:52 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

Tyco Electronics has introduced new wire-to-board plug connectors and board-to-board connectors to its family of hermaphroditic blade and receptacle connectors. The connectors are designed to make connecting of aluminum-clad printed circuit boards, commonly used for LED lighting...

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