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Mini IO Connector Features Two Points of Contact for High Vibration Environments

April 26, 2010 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Industrial Mini I/O connector system from Tyco Electronics features two points of contact to maintain performance and increase reliability, according to the company, in high vibration environments. The compact connector, approximately


Resistor Series Features High Operating Temperatures

April 26, 2010 6:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole Electronics offers its RSF Series and RSMF Series metal oxide thru hole resistors for applications with power requirements beyond that of standard metal film resistors. Due to its


Remote Control Potentiometers Said to Simplify Automation Upgrades

April 26, 2010 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micronor’s new MR266 Series Remote Control Rheostats and MR267 Series Remote Control Potentiometers are turn-key devices for upgrading manual potentiometer-based process controls to automated PLC control. The products offer


Planck highlights the complexity of star formation

April 26, 2010 6:44 am | News | Comments

New images from ESA’s Planck space observatory reveal the forces driving star formation and give astronomers a way to understand the complex physics that shape the dust and gas in our Galaxy. Star formation takes place hidden behind veils of dust but that doesn’t mean we can’t see through them.


New way to guide a car: With your eyes, not hands

April 26, 2010 6:40 am | News | Comments

Tired of spinning that steering wheel? Try this: German researchers have developed a new technology that lets drivers steer cars using only their eyes. Raul Rojas, an artificial intelligence researcher at Berlin's Free University, said Friday that the technology tracks a driver's eye movement and, in turn, steers the car in whatever direction they're looking.


Vodafone to sell Google phone in UK from April 30

April 26, 2010 6:27 am | News | Comments

Vodafone will be Europe's first carrier to sell Google's Nexus One phone, starting in Britain on April 30, in a boost for the operator beaten to Apple's iPhone by O2. Vodafone said on Monday it would give away Google's first own-branded phone for free to customers who take out a two-year, 35 pounds ($54)-per-month contract.


30 V N-Channel Power MOSFETs Integrate Schottky Diodes

April 26, 2010 6:23 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor introduced new 30 V N-channel power MOSFETs with integrated Schottky diodes. The NTMFS4897NF, NTMFS4898NF and NTMFS4899NF have maximum RDS(on) values of


Bob Pease, Martin Giles & Nick Gray to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

April 26, 2010 6:08 am | News | Comments

element14 will present engineering veterans Bob Pease, Martin Giles and Nick Gray with lifetime achievement awards at an element14 LIVE event at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose.


FeaturePak Standard Gains Momentum

April 26, 2010 6:03 am | News | Comments

The FeaturePak initiative announced new members and FeaturePak-related products, and revealed that it is formally organizing as the nonprofit “FeaturePak Trade Association”.

Samplify Announces Ultrasound Reference Design

April 26, 2010 5:58 am | News | Comments

Samplify Systems announced today it is providing ultrasound OEMs with a complete 64-channel ultrasound front-end reference design based on Altera's Cyclone IV FPGAs and Samplify Systems' SAM1600 ADC and IP.


ThreadX RTOS Available for MIPS32 1004K CPS

April 26, 2010 5:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Express Logic, Inc. announced the availability of its popular ThreadX RTOS for the MIPS32 1004K Coherent Processing System (CPS). Working cooperatively with MIPS Technologies, Express Logic has developed ThreadX/SMP, an enhanced version of ThreadX that provides synchronous multicore support that preserves real-time responsiveness called “Real-Time SMP.”


RIM unveils rejigged BlackBerry models ahead of WES

April 26, 2010 5:36 am | News | Comments

Research in Motion is launching variations of two existing BlackBerry smartphones, the company said on Monday, and its co-chief executive hinted that much-anticipated announcements on a new operating system and browser are also on the way.

Dr. Kaku Interview Part 2

April 26, 2010 5:36 am | Videos | Comments

(Part 2 of 2) - The folks at the Embedded Systems Conference sent Todd from anengineeringmind to New York to interview their keynote speaker, Dr. Michio Kaku. He's really cool and they spent nearly two hours talking about all kinds of subjects. The following interview includes his favorite parts.


Pirates rewrite script for Apple's China iPad launch

April 26, 2010 5:34 am | News | Comments

Just three weeks after the global launch, bootleg versions of Apple Inc's hot-selling iPad tablet PCs have begun showing up on the shelves of online and real-world shops in piracy-prone China. Apple recently delayed the iPad's international launch after huge demand in the United States caught the maker of trendy iPhones and MacBooks off guard.


Terremark prices offering of $50M in senior notes

April 26, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Information technology services provider Terremark Worldwide Inc. said Monday it priced an offering of $50 million in senior secured notes due in 2017.Terremark said it will use the proceeds for working capital and other purposes, including supporting the growth of its business. It expects the...


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