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Type N T Connectors Manufactured with a Unique Counterbore Technique

June 6, 2009 8:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

San-tron, Inc has announced the release of Type N T connectors, UG-28A/U and UG-107B/U, manufactured with a unique counterbore technique. San-tron has replaced the miter-cut joining technique with a counterbore joining technique. The Type N T adapters are

Dual-axis, Gravity-referenced Servo Inclinometers Suit Military, Industrial Apps

June 6, 2009 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sherborne Sensors Limited announced the North American debut of its Series T233/5 compact, dual axis (x and y), gravity referenced servo inclinometers, designed for use in aggressive military, commercial and industrial applications where accuracy and resolution is required.

IGBT and MOSFET Drivers Feature 32-V Maximum Supply Voltage

June 5, 2009 8:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology added to two IGBT and MOSFET drivers its optocoupler portfolio. The 2.5-A VO3120 and 0.5-A VO3150A combine a wide operating voltage with high ambient operating temperature ranges and low power consumption to enable desirable thermal management and flexible design choices for motor drives, induction stove tops, power supplies, and many other high-voltage applications.

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Digital I/O Board Supports up to 200 MB/s Throughput

June 4, 2009 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering 32 channels of bi-directional parallel I/O lines, the PCIe-7350 PCI Express high-speed DIO card from ADLINK Technology has a data throughput of up to 200 MB/s with a clock rate up to 50 MHz from an internal timer or 100 MHz from an external clock. The device supports a selectable input/output direction per group of eight bits, and provides eight channels of auxiliary programmable I/O.

NIST Develops Flexible Memory

June 4, 2009 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electronic memory chips may soon gain the ability to bend and twist as a result of work by engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). As reported in the July 2009 issue of IEEE Electron Device Letters,* the engineers have found a way to build a flexible memory component out of inexpensive, readily available materials.

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AC/DC Power Offers Various Output Models

June 4, 2009 8:55 am | Protek Power North America | Product Releases | Comments

Complying to both EN60101-1 medical and EN60950-1 ITE standards, the PM60 Series of AC/DC power supplies from Protek are available in single, dual, and triple output models with voltages ranging from 3.3 VDC to 48 VDC. Providing up to 64 W from a 90 VAC to 264 VAC universal input, the 2 in x 4 in x 1.18 in design features 88 percent efficiency and overvoltage and short-circuit protection.

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Power Source Handles 25-W Peak

June 4, 2009 8:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

With package dimensions of 21.5 mm x 89 mm x 51 mm, the GECA20 Series of convection-cooled 20-W power supplies from SL Power Electronics can handle a peak of 25 W for up to 60 seconds.  Available with a single output of 5.1 V, 12 V, 15 V or 24 V, the RoHS-compliant model has an operating temperature range from 0° C to 85° C and offers protection against short-circuit and output overload as well as overvoltage conditions.

Yahoo Sues NFL Players Association Over Data

June 4, 2009 7:15 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI | News | Comments

Yahoo Inc. has sued the NFL Players Association, claiming it shouldn't have to pay royalties to use players' statistics, photos and other data in its popular online fantasy football game because the information is already publicly available.

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DC/DC Converters Handle Power Problems

June 4, 2009 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Able to deliver up to 120 W, the MQFL-28E Series of high-reliability DC/DC converters from SynQor can also handle long-term over-voltage surges. The product accepts from 16 V to 70 V, while permitting broader input voltages from 16 V to 80 V for up to 1 second.

Palm Pre Debuts to Praise and Criticism

June 4, 2009 6:52 am | by Sinead Carew | News | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The long-awaited Pre has nice new touches, but Palm Inc has a lot of work to do if the device is to be a serious competitor to the iPhone. The device seemed to live up to some expectations but fall short on others for this reporter, who played around with the Pre for just a few days.

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Scientists Create Metal that Pumps Liquid Uphill

June 4, 2009 6:29 am | News | Comments

In nature, trees pull vast amounts of water from their roots up to their leaves hundreds of feet above the ground through capillary action, but now scientists at the University of Rochester have created a simple slab of metal that lifts liquid using the same principle—but does so at a speed that would make nature envious.

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DACs Integrate Eight Channels

June 4, 2009 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting applications such as industrial process control and portable instrumentation, the DAC8568 (16-bit), DAC8168 (14-bit) and DAC7568 (12-bit) digital-to-analog converters (DACs) from TI integrate eight channels in a TSSOP-14 or TSSOP-16 package. Features include a power of 0.56 mW per channel (including internal reference current) and a temperature drift of 2 ppm/°C (typ) up to 5 ppm/ °C (max).

Intel to Acquire Wind River Systems

June 4, 2009 5:51 am | News | Comments

Intel Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Wind River Systems Inc, under which Intel will acquire all outstanding Wind River common stock for $11.50 per share in cash, or approximately $884 million in the aggregate.

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Op-Amps Operate With 1.5-V Input

June 4, 2009 5:00 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting low-power and portable products, STMicroelectronics’ TSV61x, TSV62x and TSV63x families of precision op-amps have power-saving features that include high-speed performance at low supply current, operation from a 1.5-V to 5.5-V supply, and device-shutdown capability. Able to operate from–40°C to +125°C, the active current of the series is as low as 11 µA for the TSV61x, 29 µA for the TSV62x family, and 60 µA for the TSV63x family.

GM to Become “Government Motors” in All But Name

June 3, 2009 1:09 pm | by by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

Vito Corleone could have foreseen GM’s collapse when he uttered, “Someday I may call on you for a favor.” GM has done business with the mafia, and now it’s time to pay the piper. The ailing automaker, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday, will be 60% owned by a familiar “protection racket”: the government. Thus far, General Motors has received $15.4 billion in government aid, and under the new, restructured company, this translates to 60% federal ownership. Where’s the light at the end of the tunnel? GM, with the government’s help, has dug itself so deep a hole that it’s hard to imagine a prompt recovery.

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