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Resistor Provides Low Inductance(2)

June 9, 2009 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offered in 1, 3, and 5 watt packages, the HLD Series by Stackpole Electronics is a four-terminal current sensing resistor with an open design, allowing heat dissipation into the air and lowering board temperatures.  The HLD is capable of tolerances of 1 percent and TCR’s of 50 ppm.

Most Unaware of Coming Web Domain Changes

June 9, 2009 6:35 am | by Paul Sandle and Dan Lalor | News | Comments

Two thirds of businesses are unaware they will be able to use their own name in place of domain extensions such as .com, .org, or .net when Internet domains are liberalized next year, according to a survey.

Fiat Sticks to Chrysler Buy Plan

June 9, 2009 6:19 am | by COLLEEN BARRY | News | Comments

Italian automaker Fiat said Tuesday it will not turn its back on a deal to acquire a controlling stake in Chrysler despite a U.S. Supreme Court stay on the sale. Under terms of the agreement, Fiat has the option to abandon the deal if it is not completed by June 15.

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Why Our Amazing Science-Fiction Future Fizzled

June 8, 2009 9:06 am | by John Blake | News | Comments

At the 1964 New York World's Fair, people stood in line for hours to look at a strange sight. They wanted to see the "Futurama," a miniaturized replica of a typical 21st century American city that featured moving sidewalks, computer-guided cars zipping along congestion-free highways and resort hotels beneath the sea.

Signal Conditioning Modules Provide High Isolation

June 8, 2009 8:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Able to convert up to 400 VAC or 5 A signals to 0 VDC to 5 VDC signals for data acquisition cards, Advantech's ADAM-3112 AC voltage to DC voltage module signal conditioning module and the ADAM-3114 AC current to DC voltage module reduces the harmful effects of group loops, field noise, and electrical interference while providing high voltage isolation.

Jobs Ready to Return to Apple Helm

June 8, 2009 8:08 am | by YUKARI IWATANI KANE and JOANN S. LUBLIN | News | Comments

After months of uncertainty about Steve Jobs's health, the Apple Inc. chief executive appears on track to return from medical leave this month, said people familiar with Apple.

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Climate Change Odds Much Worse Than Thought

June 8, 2009 7:54 am | Blogs | Comments

The most comprehensive modeling yet carried out on the likelihood of how much hotter the Earth's climate will get in this century shows that without rapid and massive action, the problem will be about twice as severe as previously estimated six years ago - and could be even worse than that.

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Monitoring System Powered by Friction

June 8, 2009 7:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

The battery-free, on-shaft TE-Power RING by Micropelt GmbH provides a wireless condition monitoring system for parts that wear during operation.  Run by frictional heat, the device can measure temperature and pressure and record vibration signals to allow determinations to be made about the condition of parts for maintenance or replacement.

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Electric Car Targets Sensible Folk

June 8, 2009 7:42 am | News | Comments

You could call electric car company Coda Automotive the anti-Tesla. The company, formed by fleet vehicle provider Miles Electric, on Wednesday unveiled the Coda, a plain-looking electric car that's designed for everyday use.

Montoring Devices are Network-Accessible

June 8, 2009 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intended to detect and alarm on human activity which may threaten the availability of your network-critical physical infrastructure, the NetBotz family of Security and Environmental Monitoring products from APC by Schneider Electric are power-over-Ethernet-capable network-accessible appliances.

Inductors Aid in EMI Protection

June 8, 2009 7:00 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting low to medium current applications, the 1200 RS and 1200 LRS Series inductor from Murata has a ferrite shield useful in designs that are susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI).  The radial-leaded devices measure 10.5 mm x 8.5 mm.

Mexico promises CO2 cuts, activists urge consistency

June 6, 2009 11:20 am | by by Sophie Nicholson | News | Comments

President Felipe Calderon has promised to dramatically reduce Mexico's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions as activists slammed the government for inconsistent energy policies. "Mexico promises to reduce emissions of 50 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year starting now," Calderon told foreign ambassadors, activists and scientists gathered in the steamy ecopark of Xcaret on the Yucatan Peninsula to mark World Environment Day.

Wireless Development Tools Enable WiFi in PIC MCU Designs

June 6, 2009 10:07 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced the availability of the ZeroG Wireless ZG2100M and ZG2101M Wi-Fi Modules, ZeroG IEEE 802.11 Development Kit for Explorer 16 (part # AC164136) and the ZeroG Wi-Fi PICtail/PICtail Plus Daughter Board (part # AC164136-2). Microchip and ZeroG Wireless, Inc. began a joint engineering program to develop an optimized Wi-Fi solution for embedded designers and resulted in modules for Microchip’s 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC® MCUs

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Obama 'optimistic' US can lead on climate change

June 6, 2009 10:00 am | Blogs | Comments

President Barack Obama said Friday he was increasingly hopeful that the United States can lead the way on climate change, six months before crunch global talks in Copenhagen. "I'm actually more optimistic than I was about America being able to take leadership on this issue, joining Europe, which over the last several years has been ahead of us on this issue," Obama said after talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany.

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EPA sued over claims of air pollution in West

June 6, 2009 9:18 am | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press Writer Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was sued Friday by an environmental group that claims the agency has failed to safeguard public health in the West by not limiting the transmission of air pollution across state lines. The EPA requires states to have plans aimed at addressing the interstate transport of ozone pollution, the primary component of smog, and fine particles or soot, but WildEarth Guardians claims New Mexico, California and a handful of other Western states do not have such plans.

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