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Static Power Path Management (SPPM) to Provide an Effective Handheld Battery Charger Solution

March 12, 2010 10:44 am | by Chuck Wong and Haitao Hu, Intersil Corporation | Articles | Comments

Handheld electronic devices -- regardless of what they are used for or who manufactures them -- share one common denominator: a re-chargeable battery and, in most cases, a built-in charger circuit. When an external power source such as an AC adapter or a USB port is attached at the input terminal, the charger circuit will re-charge the battery.

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QAD shares slide after 4th-quarter revenue drops

March 12, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of QAD Inc. sunk Friday after the business software provider reported a drop in fourth-quarter revenue and predicted another drop for the first quarter.The company's stock slid 20 cents, or 3.7 percent, to $5.30 in afternoon trading.After the market closed Thursday, QAD reported fiscal...

IDC SSL Connector for Quick, Tool-less Termination of Discrete Wires

March 12, 2010 10:21 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

Tyco Electronics today released the new IDC SSL connector for quick, tool-less termination of discrete wires onto LED printed circuit boards (PCBs). The product terminates 18 through 24 AWG solid and stranded wire utilizing insulation displacement technology to eliminate the...

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Court OKs TV rules opposed by Comcast, Cablevision

March 12, 2010 9:34 am | News | Comments

A federal court Friday upheld regulations that require cable TV companies to make sports programming and other channels they own available on equal terms to rival TV providers such as satellite companies. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia leaves in place the Federal Communications Commission "program access" rules...

SeaChange shares tumble after break-even 4Q

March 12, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of SeaChange International Inc. tumbled Friday after the company reported a break-even fourth quarter and said one of its top executives has resigned.The company also said it plans to take $1.5 million to $1.8 million in one-time severance expenses during the current quarter. SeaChange...

Counterfeit Polypropylene Surgical Mesh: Initial Communication

March 12, 2010 9:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Various sizes of counterfeit flat sheets of polypropylene surgical mesh are being marketed in the United States labeled with the C. R. Bard/Davol brand name.

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Model-Based Design Creates Configurable, Space-Qualified Digital Channelizer

March 12, 2010 8:56 am | by Bradford Watson, Staff Engineer, Advanced Algorithm Development Group at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company | Blogs | Comments

Many commercial communications satellites are limited to fixed band plans that assign a bandwidth to users even if they are not actively employing it, an inefficient use of communications capacity. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company developed a dual-stage, satellite-based channelizer (also known as a bent pipe transponder) that can move bandwidth on demand between users and locations.

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Former Goldleaf CFO charged in embezzlement

March 12, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former chief financial officer of the Technology Division of Goldleaf Financial Solutions Inc. is accused of embezzling more than $166,000 from the company.Fifty-eight year old Ruey Ann Gordon of Brentwood was charged in federal court on Thursday with money laundering.According to a news...

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Travel Charger Handles Every Contingency

March 12, 2010 8:17 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Powertraveller has released the ultimate travel charger for on-the-go professionals, outdoorsmen, and techies alike—the powermonkey-eXplorer. With three charging methods, international adapters, and tips for nearly every portable electronic device, you’ll never be somewhere without power.

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Power Lock Box Meets IP65 Standards

March 12, 2010 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions’ PowerLock Box includes a flange to provide simple and secure sealing into equipment panel cut-outs. Available in lidded and non-lidded versions, the PowerLock Box with flange features an extended front panel measuring 107 mm, providing a

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25 MHz Oscilloscope Touts Auto-scale, FFT and Trigger Hold

March 12, 2010 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. announced the PDS5022S 25 MHz two-channel benchtop oscilloscope with Auto-scale, FFT, and trigger hold -- added features normally found on more expensive instruments. Autoscale can be set to automatically

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Digital Light Sensors Operate Behind Darkened Glass

March 12, 2010 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions announced the first members of its next generation digital ambient light sensor (ALS) and proximity detection family. These devices are said to eliminate the need to use clear glass/plastic in front of the sensor or

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Atego acquires Blue River

March 12, 2010 6:07 am | News | Comments

Atego, a leading independent supplier of industrial-grade, modeling and development tools  and software has acquired Blue River Software, extending its embedded development software portfolio to now include C++ tools.

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NVRAM Process Combines benefits of SRAM and Non-volatile Memory

March 12, 2010 4:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

X-FAB Silicon Foundries , a leading analog/mixed-signal foundry announced that they are the first and only pure-play foundry to offer an embedded non-volatile random-access memory (NVRAM) process feature

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Stressed Nanomaterials Display Unexpected Movement

March 12, 2010 4:31 am | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that, under the right conditions, newly developed nanocrystalline materials exhibit surprising activity in the tiny spaces between the geometric clusters of atoms called nanocrystals, from which they are made.

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