President Obama once declared, “The United States government has no interest in running GM. We have no intention of running GM.” But recent developments could leave the federal government with majority ownership of GM. On February 17, GM submitted its “2009 – 2014 Restructuring Plan” to the Treasury Department. Highlights included
The ZigBee Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating standardized wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, today announced it will incorporate global IT standards from the Internet Engineering Task Force into its specification portfolio of low-power wireless networking standards.
The VAZ-2FK-B3 AS-Interface Flat-to-Flat adapters from Pepperl+Fuchs are rated for 8A operating current. These adapters facilitate the connection of two AS-Interface cables or two 24-VDC auxiliary power cables. They feature IP67/IP68/IP69k protection and 19-mm x 26-mm x 40-mm housing. According to their press release
The TL1250 illuminated tactile switch from E-Switch – Lamb Industries Offers right-angle, thru hole termination. Blue, red, green, and yellow single LED options are available. Features include: Force of 120 +/- 60gf; 180 +/- 60gf; or 280 +/- 70gf, Mechanical Life of 50,000 cycles min., travel of 0.2mm +/- 0.1mm
Smaller than the tip of a pencil, the AD8235 instrumentation amplifier from Analog Devices is also presented as having up to 50% less power consumption than similar products. The 1.6 mm x 2.0 mm device operates with an input from 1.8 V to 5.5 V and draws 40 microamps (max) of current with a 6-nA shutdown current and a 40-pA bias current.
Providing the user with board-mounted pushbutton control or remote control via ASCII RS-232 Serial Data sent through its remote port, the Pathway Model 7423 RJ45 Cat5 A/B/C/D Switch from Electro Standards Laboratories allows users to share a single RJ45 interface connected to the Common port among four other devices.
NEC Electronics, Renesas Technology, NEC, Hitachi, and Mitsubishi Electric today agreed to enter into negotiations to integrate business operations at NEC Electronics and Renesas.
A team of researchers from Stanford University in the US, the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology in Korea, and Sungkyunkwan University in Korea, has greatly improved the performance of n-channel organic semiconductors in transistors.
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) has launched The Directory, an online guidebook to the UK’s world-class MNT sector, featuring over 600 frontline academics and over 400 organisations active in nanotechnology in the UK.
Hollywood calls it "rent, rip and return" and contends it's one of the biggest technological threats to the movie industry's annual $20 billion DVD market — software that allows you to copy a film without paying for it.
Former Vice President Al Gore, a leading voice on climate change, urged lawmakers Friday to overcome partisan differences and pass legislation to curb greenhouse gases. Gore, who won a Nobel prize for his work on global warming, called the climate issue the most important ever before Congress. A Democratic bill limiting carbon dioxide and other pollution linked to a warming of the Earth will simultaneously solve the problems of the climate
Using quick disconnects, the new Altech Power Distribution (APD) System purportedly saves up to 30 percent in installation time. The system allows for multiple connections per phase and up to 83 disconnects per meter. The system houses two conductors in plastic insulation suitable for voltages up to 600VAC
Combining active electronic current limiting for short-circuit conditions and overload shutdown, EC-E electronic circuit breakers from Phoenix Contact protect load circuits connected to a 24 V DC power supply. The circuit breakers have a current limitation of 1.3 to 1.8 times the rated current of the circuit protector
Accepting an input from 100 to 250 VAC, the Ault PENT1040A/B/C/D family of Gigabit injectors for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) from SL Power has a non-vented desktop configuration and complies with EMI/RFI regulations and is CE compliant.
Based upon a half bridge topology, the IRS2093 from International Rectifier integrates four channels of Class D audio amplifier drivers with PWM modulators in a single IC. Features of the MLPQ48-packaged 200-V device include an error amplifier, PWM comparator, gate driver, an analog PWM modulator with frequency up to 800 kHz