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J-Link EDU available now for Educational and Non-Commercial Use

February 12, 2010 5:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

SEGGER Microcontroller today announced a new product member of its J-Link/J-Trace family, the J-Link EDU. The J-Link EDU emulator is a standard J-Link ARM emulator wrapped in a new housing for educational use. The J-Link EDU allows fast download into the internal flash of supported microcontrollers and the setting of breakpoints in flash memory.

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EDS 2010 Kick-Off Event Spotlights Leading Distributors, Manufacturers & Reps

February 12, 2010 4:56 am | News | Comments

 EDS 2010 will recognize electronics industry leaders at a special program immediately preceding its All-Industry Reception, where EDS and media sponsors will present the results of the first-ever industry-wide survey.

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Design Talk: March 2010

February 12, 2010 4:51 am | Articles | Comments

At the fundamental and certainly traditional level, electronics design is about assembling and connecting electronic components together to achieve the intended, functional result. It’s a workable view that has loosely fitted the process of electronics design since its inception – even when you take into account the more ethereal concepts of embedded systems and software-defined functionality.

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Calibrator Touts Accuracy to 0.015 Percent of Reading

February 12, 2010 4:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

E Instruments’ DPC 2000 features accuracy of up to 0.015 percent of reading. The instrument measures and simulates: DC Voltage, DC current, 13 types of thermocouples, 13 Types of RTDs, frequency, loop Supply (24 V), and pressure, and 

Oxford Technology Offers Secure Electronic Payment Via Mobile Phones

February 12, 2010 4:34 am | by Kelly Jackson Higgins - DarkReading | News | Comments

 Researchers from the University of Oxford have created a protocol for making electronic payments via mobile phones.

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Multichannel RF Signal Generator Touted as Highly Configurable

February 12, 2010 4:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Engines Limited (RFEL) has developed a 32 channel RF signal generator that is designed to enable challenging RF environments to be recreated in labs to test RF equipment. The PCI Upconverter is a flexible and configurable system that 

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Fed CIO Agenda Focus Will Be on 'Troubled' Projects

February 12, 2010 4:24 am | Blogs | Comments

 Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra outlined for reporters this week where his IT agenda will take the federal government and how it will get there.

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New study links drilling to Indonesia mud volcano

February 12, 2010 4:22 am | News | Comments

A team of scientists said in a report on Friday that they had found the strongest evidence yet linking a devastating mud volcano in Indonesia to drilling at a gas exploration well by local energy firm PT Lapindo Brantas.

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Astronauts install space station's last hub

February 12, 2010 4:20 am | News | Comments

The shuttle Endeavour crew bolted the last connecting module onto the International Space Station on Friday, completing more than a decade of major construction on the outpost. During the first of three spacewalks planned during Endeavour's 13-day mission, astronauts Robert Behnken and Nicholas Patrick prepared the 18-tonne module to be transferred from the shuttle's cargo bay to the station.

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First Russian launch from French Guiana delayed-agency

February 12, 2010 4:18 am | News | Comments

The first launch of a Russian space rocket from a site outside Moscow's control has been delayed while engineers test a service tower, Interfax news agency reported on Friday. A modified Soyuz cargo ship had been due to take off before the end of this year from Europe's spaceport in French Guiana.

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Palm suspends production due to Chinese New Year: source

February 12, 2010 4:15 am | News | Comments

Palm Inc is suspending production of its smartphones for the Chinese New Year, as all of them are made in China, but it will resume operations by the end of the month, a source told Reuters on Thursday. The source confirmed parts of a report from industry tracker OTR Global that Palm has suspended production of its namesake smartphone, although not for the entire month of February as the OTR report said.

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Yahoo executives address misconception about search

February 12, 2010 4:13 am | News | Comments

Yahoo Inc executives defended the company's commitment to Internet search on Wednesday, vowing to reverse the erosion of the company's market share and to fix the "misconception" that the company has given up on the business it helped create.

Google staunchly defends pact to digitize books

February 12, 2010 4:11 am | News | Comments

Google Inc argued in a staunch and sometimes eloquent brief that an agreement reached with the Authors Guild to digitize millions of books was legal and a contribution to human knowledge. Google's ambitious plan has been praised for expanding access to books but the Justice Department criticized it on February 4 on a variety of grounds, saying it potentially violated antitrust and copyright laws.

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U.S. sets grants for health technology, job training

February 12, 2010 4:09 am | News | Comments

Members of President Barack Obama's Cabinet will announce nearly $1 billion in grants on Friday to increase the use of health information technology, a White House official said, pushing a key component of Obama's healthcare overhaul and job creation plans.

BP expands program that rolls back gas prices

February 12, 2010 4:07 am | News | Comments

BP said Thursday that it is expanding a program to attract drivers by giving them a break when they fill up. The oil company said it is installing technology throughout its network of 10,000 gas stations nationwide that will allow drivers to redeem instant cents-off-per-gallon savings rewards from retailers at the pump.

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