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Is the US Outsourcing its future?

October 5, 2009 6:34 am | by by Gary P. Pisano | Blogs | Comments

Today, many people are looking to high technology sectors — like alternative energy — to be the growth engine that revives the U.S. economy and gets it back on track. They're in for a shock. During the boom years, when all seemed well, capabilities that underpin innovation in a wide range of products were continuing to deteriorate.

U of M Physicists Create First Atomic-scale Map of Quantum Dots

October 5, 2009 6:22 am | News | Comments

University of Michigan physicists have created the first atomic-scale maps of quantum dots, a major step toward the goal of producing "designer dots" that can be tailored for specific applications.

Real-LIfe Crook-Catching Web Game Launched

October 5, 2009 6:14 am | News | Comments

A new internet game is about to be launched which allows 'super snooper' players to plug into the nation's CCTV cameras and report on members of the public committing crimes.

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North American pro sports leagues in a twitter over tweeting

October 5, 2009 5:52 am | by Steve Keating, Reuters | News | Comments

North America's professional sports leagues are all a twitter over tweeting and have pushed through guidelines to ban player access to social networking sites during games. Following the lead of the NFL and NBA, the NHL said it

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Miniature Micro Switch Handles up to 200,000 operations

October 5, 2009 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Provided in an IP67-rated 33.0 x 10.4 x 15.9-mm package, the Burgess V3NS microswitch from Johnson Electric can deliver a minimum of 200,000 operations at 6 A and 250 VAC.

PID Loops in Software applications

October 5, 2009 5:34 am | by M. Simon, retired Aerospace electronics consultant | Articles | Comments

I want to take a look at PID loops and how they are typically handled in software. I'm going to contrast how the motor control folks do things vs. how the chemical industry folks do things. Now there are all kinds of things you can control with such a loop (in a motor control context).

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E-readers seen as holiday hit, presage tablet PCs

October 5, 2009 5:24 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

Electronic readers could be the hottest gift this holiday season as a new crop of portable media devices begins to join iPods and other music players as must-have tech accessories. The number of readers bought will be

The Role of Pressure Sensors in Medical Devices

October 5, 2009 5:16 am | by Robert Guziak, Sr. Engineering Manager & Lori Appel-- Manager, Marketing Communications, Kavlico | Articles | Comments

The current state of healthcare today in the US is one which focuses upon cost containment, while at the same time, providing the advancements of modern technology to an aging population.  Finding effective treatment methods at affordable levels, while at the same time providing patients with high quality care is certainly a tightrope act many healthcare providers walk.

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Quad-output Clock Generator Synthesizes from 1 to 200 MHz

October 5, 2009 5:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

With a 0-ppm frequency synthesis error for any combination of frequencies, the CMOS Si5355/56 Any-Rate Clock Generator from Silicon Labs can synthesize four unique non-integer related frequencies from 1–200 MHz.

Successful PCB Design, Engineering, and Production Considerations for Medical Electronic Assemblies

October 5, 2009 5:04 am | by Pratish Patel, President and CEO, Electronic Interconnect | Articles | Comments

Medical electronic assemblies have unique requirements that set them apart from other types of electronic devices, such as consumer electronic products. Often, thermal management issues must be anticipated in the design, and assemblers must conform to certain quality standards such as ISO 13485.

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Low-Energy Wireless: Just what the doctor ordered

October 2, 2009 12:40 pm | by Raman Sharma, Freescale Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

The medical market, while on the frontier of human sciences, has always been conservative and cautious when it comes to analyzing the market’s technology adoption rate. While the rest of the industrial and consumer markets were immersed in the potential of wireless connectivity, networking and the Internet, the medical market continued to build devices with tried and tested technology.

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Supplies Provide 24 V, 32 V and 48 V Bulk Power

October 2, 2009 11:23 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda has introduced the RFE1000 Series; a 1 kW embedded 1 U high single output AC/DC power supply for stand alone and distributed power architecture (DPA) applications requiring reliable 24 V, 32 V and 48 V bulk power. Up to 20 percent output voltage adjustment is

60 W AC/DC Power Supplies are Convection Cooled

October 2, 2009 11:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited announces the new TOP-60 Series open-frame, high-efficiency, AC/DC power supplies. Compliance with global safety and EMC standards, qualifies these power supplies for industrial and ITE applications. The series has a universal 90 V to 264 VAC input and features

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HDMI 1.4 Transceiver for A/V Provides Fast Switching Technology

October 2, 2009 11:12 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices expanded its Advantiv advanced television portfolio with the introduction of the first HDMI 1.4 transceiver for home and pro audio/video (A/V) designs. The ADV7623 HDMI 1.4 transceiver incorporates Xpressview fast switching technology, which enables

Coaxial Connector operates in 3G-SDI broadcast environments

October 2, 2009 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

With its 8-mm pitch profile, the DIN 1.0/2.3 right-angle PCB-mounted female coaxial connector from Cambridge Connectors operates in 3G-SDI broadcast environments. A latching style purportedly creates securely locked connections.

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