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One Laptop Per Child's next move: the $100 tablet

May 28, 2010 7:37 am | News | Comments

The nonprofit organization that has tried to produce a $100 laptop for children in the world's poorest places is throwing in the towel on that idea -- and jumping on the tablet bandwagon.

Conclusions of the OECD Meeting of the Council at Ministerial Level, 27-28 May 2010

May 28, 2010 7:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Read the conclusions of the 2010 Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level and watch the webcast of the closing news conference.


Time is money: SIM time network has far-reaching benefits

May 28, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Clocks in the Americas and the Caribbean Islands are now ticking in unison thanks to the work of the Sistema Interamericano de Metrologia (SIM), a regional metrology organization that works to promote accurate measurements throughout...


Electrical Engineering’s Singh receives Power System Reliability Award

May 28, 2010 7:22 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Chanan Singh has been selected as the recipient of the Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Power & Energy (PES) Society. The award will be formally presented at the Power Engineering Society General...

Plug-in Rising Clamp PCB Terminal Blocks

May 28, 2010 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

OKW Electronics has launched the extensive CTB93xx plug-in rising clamp PCB terminal blocks from Camden Electronics. These UL, cUL, CE, VDE and IMQ approved terminals blocks are available in pitches of 3.5mm, 3.81mm, 5mm, 5.08mm, 7.5mm and 7.62mm...


Sixteenth-brick DC-DC Converter Provides a Full 84 W of 12 V Power

May 28, 2010 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semiconductor Circuits introduced the CPT7B48 “Cool Power Technologies” 12 V, 7 A 16th brick DC-DC converter. This open frame module provides a full 84 W of 12 V power at 55C and 200lfm of airflow – appropriate for


IR’s New XPhase Chipset Enables Smaller, Simpler Design

May 28, 2010 7:01 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced the IR3521 and IR3529 XPhase chipset solution offering best-in-class efficiency over the entire load range for next-generation high performance AMD processors.


Circuit Protection Devices Address USB Suspend-mode Power Consumption

May 28, 2010 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics’ PolyZen ZEN059V130A24LS device helps provide circuit protection for electronics with USB ports and meets Suspend Mode power-consumption requirements for USB 3.0. The polymer-enhanced Zener diodes help provide


One-A DC to DC Converter Accepts 6 V to 70 V with Constant Output

May 28, 2010 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tech9 Corporation’s 1 A buck-boost DC to DC power converter accepts input ranging from 6 V to 70 V while output remains constant. The power converter can be ordered in 3 V, 5 V, 9 V, 12 V and 15 V output models. These power converters are


Quantenna Introduces Third-Generation 4x4 MIMO 802.11n Wi-Fi Chipset

May 28, 2010 6:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Quantenna Communications, Inc., a leader in ultra-reliable Wi-Fi networking for whole-home entertainment, today announced its third-generation Full-11n 4x4 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) Wi-Fi chipset...


800 W Front End Suits Datacom and Storage Applications

May 28, 2010 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tectrol introduced its high-density / high-efficiency front end power supply modules designed for datacom and storage. The TFE800 Series delivers 800 W in a 10” x 3.3” x 1.6” package with >90 percent efficiency. The TFE-800-48 front-end power supply modules deliver


10Gbps chipset consumes only 355mW

May 28, 2010 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces a 1.0625Gbps to 11.3Gbps transmit/receive solution composed of the MAX3946 laser driver with impedance-mismatch tolerance and the MAX3945 dual-path limiting amplifier.


SID 2010: Ocular Multi-touch Touchscreen Technology

May 28, 2010 6:37 am | Videos | Comments

At the 2010 Society for Information Display (SID) Conference, Phil Spivey, President and CEO of Ocular, discusses their newest advancements in multi-touch touchscreen technology, with input for up to 10 fingers.


Differential Amplifier Drives Gigasample ADCs on 60 mA of Quiescent Current

May 28, 2010 6:35 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. introduced the industry’s first 5-GHz differential amplifier able to drive ADC (analog-to-digital converter) signals from DC to 1 GHz at half the power of competing products.


mTouch Projected Capacitive Touchscreen at SID 2010

May 28, 2010 6:29 am | Videos | Comments

At the 2010 Society for Information Display (SID) Conference, Carol Crawford from Microchip discusses their mTouch projected capacitive touchscreen sensing technology.



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