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VPT Adds New Modules to DC-DC Power Converter Series

April 15, 2010 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

VPT, Inc. announced that several new modules are available for the DVFL, DVTR, and DVHF Series DC-DC power converter product lines. The new output voltages on these modules satisfy the reliability requirements and varying output voltage needs of the newest avionics and military electronics.


ASI’s New Heavy-Duty Connectors

April 15, 2010 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Automation Systems Interconnect just released a new line of heavy-duty connectors. These cost effective industrial connectors are comprised of a cable hoods with top or side entry, panel or surface mount housing, male and female inserts (with or without contacts).


AC-to-DC Converter Drives Amplifiers in IFF Systems

April 15, 2010 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

BC Systems introduced the BC-751, an 800 W AC-to-DC converter with eight outputs that is designed to provide power for solid-state RF amplifiers in airborne Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) applications. The BC-751 accepts a three-phase 155 VAC, 400 Hz input with a power factor of at least 0.88 and maximum inrush current of less than 13 A, and has overall efficiency of 77%.


Miniature Panel Mount Keylock Switches Suit Medium Security Apps

April 15, 2010 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches announced the availability of the SK Series of miniature panel mount keylock switches. Offered in either a two- or three-tumbler configuration, SK Series switches are appropriate for designs requiring


Review: Mobile Browsers Challenge Safari’s Dominance

April 15, 2010 10:41 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

For years, Apple rejected iPhone apps for “duplicate functionality.” Thus, well-reviewed apps like MailWrangler (which duplicated the iPhone’s built-in mail app) and Podcaster (which duplicated iTunes’ podcast functionality) were forthwith denied. Surprisingly, Apple recently approved a slew of browser apps.


Hate speech corrodes online games

April 15, 2010 10:30 am | by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

It's not just cyberbullets that are exchanged during firefights on the XBox Live version of "Call of Duty."Many gamers also exchange hate speech over their headsets as they stalk each other across the virtual battlefields. Players trade racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic insults so frequently...

7th Annual Taglich Brothers Small Cap Equity Conference

April 15, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —The 7th Annual Taglich Brothers Small Cap Equity Conference ( will be held in Manhattan at the New York Athletic Club on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010.This conference ( is a unique...

Earnings schedule for week of 4/19/10

April 15, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayST. LOUIS — Arch Coal Inc. releases financial results.NEW YORK — Citigroup Inc. releases financial results.INDIANAPOLIS — Eli Lilly & Co. releases financial results.HOUSTON — Halliburton Co. releases financial...


FPGA-based 6U SBC Offers Triple Redundancy

April 15, 2010 9:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro offers a 6U FPGA-based, triple-redundant D602 cPCI SBC that uses a lock-step architecture to make the board appropriate for highly mission-critical applications. The lock-step architecture provides a redundant computing system that


Correction: Apple iPhone update story

April 15, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In a story April 7 about the possible changes to be introduced in Apple Inc.'s iPhone operating system, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Charles Golvin is an analyst for Gartner Inc.Golvin is with Forrester Research Inc.

Embedded RISC Computer Touts Compact, Rugged Package

April 15, 2010 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sealevel’s Relio R9 is an application-ready platform for embedded applications requiring small size, wide operating temperature range, and flexible I/O connectivity. The I/O features of the Relio R9 are said to extend


Germany probes alleged kickbacks in HP deal

April 15, 2010 7:30 am | by GEIR MOULSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Three people who once worked for Hewlett-Packard Co. were arrested in an investigation of alleged kickbacks totaling euro8 million ($10.9 million) surrounding a deal to sell equipment to Russian authorities, German prosecutors said Thursday.The three were arrested in Germany and Switzerland in...

Kits for Kids

April 15, 2010 7:10 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

As a teenager, I built many "computer" circuits with relays and switches. As I recall, a flip-flop took two 2PDT relays and a binary adder took two 4PDT relays in my brute-force logic circuit. Kids today can get started exploring computers more easily.


Analog Front-End Design for ECG Systems using Delta-Sigma ADCs

April 15, 2010 6:45 am | by Karthik Soundarapandian & Mark Berarducci, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Electrocardiogram (ECG) system analog front-end (AFE) devices are typically designed with discrete off-the-shelf components from various semiconductor vendors. The primary components of a traditional discrete ECG AFE include instrumentation amplifiers, operational amplifiers that implement active filters, and analog-to-digital converters (ADCs).


Data Acquisition and Display Station Is Optimized for Pharmaceutical Apps

April 15, 2010 6:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa’s DXAdvanced R4 has been added to the company’s DAQSTATION family data acquisition and display stations. Standard high capacity memory and a new option for stringent pharmaceutical applications are new features. The Advanced Security option delivers



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