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USB Market Will Get SuperSpeed Boost After Slower 2009

January 27, 2010 11:56 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Although the global recession will prompt a slight decline in USB-enabled device shipments this year, next-generation “SuperSpeed” technology will fuel the market over the next several years.

Tool Accelerates Design of Multi-Output DC-DC Power Supplies

January 27, 2010 11:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. expanded its Webench Designer tools with the introduction of Webench Power Architect, which allows engineers to create, model and implement multiple-output, high-performance DC/DC power supplies for an entire system. According to the company, system designers can 


Surface Mount Resistor is Thermally Efficient

January 27, 2010 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HPC series from Stackpole is a compact surface mount 5 watt resistor. The HPC Series incorporates four parallel thick film chip resistor elements to accommodate the higher power handling and the anodized heat sink allows for increased heat dissipation into the ambient air. These parallel resistance elements allow the HPC Series to withstand up to 2500 watts for pulse durations of 100 microseconds or less.


RE 50’s Power Pack is High Density

January 27, 2010 10:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxon’s RE 50's "heart" is, as with all mechanically commutated maxon motor drives, the ironless rotor, which results in detent-free running and minimized mass inertia. The combination of a two-pole Neodymium permanent magnet with the patented maxon winding technology results in high torque and remarkable acceleration, says Maxon.


Apple unveils $499 tablet, $629 with AT & T data

January 27, 2010 10:01 am | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. will sell the newly unveiled tablet-style iPad starting at $499, a price tag far below the $1,000 that some analysts were expecting.The iPad, which is larger in size but similar in design to Apple's popular iPhone, was billed by CEO Steve Jobs on Wednesday as "so much more intimate...

NY AG calls Internet discount clubs 'deceptive'

January 27, 2010 9:56 am | News | Comments

The New York attorney general warned Internet retailers Wednesday that they should stop funneling unsuspecting customers into "deceptive" Web discount clubs that have been accused of slamming people with hidden fees.


Apple’s iPad

January 27, 2010 9:53 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Steve Jobs introduces the Apple iPad. A touch screen tablet with wireless internet connectivity and a touch screen keyboard (when desired). Related: Freeware Wi-Fi app turns iPod into a Phone – Low-Cost Multi-touch Whiteboard Using Wii Remote – Build Your Own Tabletop...

One Laptop Per Child In Haiti

January 27, 2010 9:38 am | by M. Simon | Blogs | Comments

One Laptop Per Child is working in Haiti to help mitigate the disaster. Here is part of their press release.


Apple unveils $499 tablet with AT & T data plans

January 27, 2010 9:33 am | News | Comments

Apple will sell its newly unveiled tablet-style iPad starting at $499. The iPad resembles an iPhone, but larger. Apple will sell some iPad models with data plans from AT&T, with no contract required.


Several VITA Specifications Reach ANSI Recognition

January 27, 2010 9:16 am | News | Comments

VITA, the trade association dedicated to fostering American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited open system architectures in critical embedded system applications had several of its specifications reach ANSI recognition in the past year. A total of eight specifications completed the process and reached full recognition under the guidance of the VITA Standards Organization (VSO).


Rochester Continues Manufacturing Intel's IXF1002

January 27, 2010 9:02 am | News | Comments

Rochester Electronics, the world's largest authorized manufacturer of discontinued semiconductors, is announcing that it will provide, under a license from Intel, continuing manufacturing and customer support for Intel's IXF1002 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet Media Access Controller, which facilitates simple network management protocol and remote monitoring management in gigabit Ethernet server environments.


Super Micro shares jump after solid 2Q results

January 27, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Super Micro Computer Inc. jumped Wednesday after the server maker posted solid fiscal second-quarter results amid a recovery in the technology sector.For the three months ended Dec. 31, the company earned $7.6 million, or 19 cents per share, up rose 42 percent from a profit of $5.3...

New Speakers Announced for FAA Space Transportation Conference

January 27, 2010 8:21 am | News | Comments

The conference, co-sponsored by AIAA, is organized around the theme of “Igniting the Space Economy,” and will feature high-level speakers and panels examining all areas of the commercial space transportation sector, and how NASA and America’s commercial space firms can thrive within it.


Tablet computer expected to debut at Apple event

January 27, 2010 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. is taking the wraps off its "latest creation," which analysts believe will be a tablet-style computer — somewhat like an iPhone, but larger.Apple CEO and showman Steve Jobs is expected to take the stage at a San Francisco event Wednesday.Although Apple has been silent publicly about...

Address evolution in ever-changing medical devices market

January 27, 2010 5:21 am | by Rajesh Verma, Srikanth (Srik) Gurrapu, & Fei Gao, Texas Instruments, | Articles | Comments

In today’s rapidly growing healthcare marketplace, portability and functionality are the name of the game when it comes to medical devices. Healthcare is steadily moving away from hospitals to the point of incident and into the patient’s home. Around the globe, physicians and patients are turning to low-cost telemedicine solutions that give patients the ability to safely and effectively monitor their own health.



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