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Inline Gigabit Network Analyzer Provides Comprehensive Test and Analysis Capabilities

December 11, 2009 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Psiber Data Systems launched a handheld Network Analyzer that features protocol analysis, packet capture, traffic generation, cable testing and IPv4/IPv6 support. The LANEXPERT uses a color touch screen interface, and the Inline Mode allows users to non-intrusively monitor network traffic...

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250W AC-DC Power Supply Reaches 95 Percent Efficiency

December 11, 2009 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power announced a 250W AC/DC power supply, the CCM250, that achieves up to 95 percent efficiency in medical, IT and industrial systems. The high efficiency means that it is said to reduce or eliminate the requirement for heat sinks, or fans for forced-air cooling.

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Power MOSFET With Superjunction Technology Provides 900V

December 11, 2009 9:58 am | Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Microsemi has introduced a 900V COOLMOS switching MOSFET for high power, high performance applications. The new device has what is said to be the highest voltage available in superjunction technology, with an on-resistance of 120 mili-ohms...

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Texas A & M Engineering honors faculty, staff at holiday reception

December 11, 2009 9:54 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. G. Kemble Bennett, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, honored faculty and staff of the Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Texas Engineering Experiment Station at Texas A&M Engineering’s annual holiday reception. Receiving the Engineering Safety Excellence Award was...

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Chip-on-Flex Filter Connectors Tout TVS Surge Suppression Capabilities

December 11, 2009 9:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions enhanced its Chip-on-Flex (CoF) filter connectors with TVS Surge (TVSS) suppression capabilities. The filter design features one standard flex per layout and uses a flexible circuit internal to the connector, with chip capacitors surface-mounted on a small pad adjacent to the feed-thru contact.

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Lighting-Class LED Features 345 Lumens-Watt

December 11, 2009 9:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree’s cool white XLamp XP-G LED provides 139 lumens and 132 lumens per Watt at 350 mA. Driven at 1 A, the XP-G produces 345 lumens, which is 37 percent brighter and 53 percent more efficient than the brightest XR-E LED.

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Power Management IC Offers High Configurability

December 11, 2009 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dialog’s DA9052 power management IC supports all major families of application and mobile graphics processors. Up to 14 power supplies, 16 GPIOs, and other system functions in different operating modes help reduce power consumption overhead in the host processor.

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Solar Inverter Offers 97.5 Percent CEC-Weighted Efficiency Rating (Pending)

December 11, 2009 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for utility-scale installations, Advanced Energy Industries’ Solaron 500 kW inverter features a durable, transformerless, grid-tie design, converting raw DC power from solar-cell arrays to high-quality AC-grid electricity.

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Navigation Switch Combines Sensitive Touch and Tactile Technology

December 11, 2009 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components’ Sensonav 14-function navigation switch combines sensitive touch and tactile functions while guaranteeing an extended life span of 1 million actuations per direction. According to the company, SensoNav is compatible with standard SMT lines and doesn’t require power consumption.

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Self-Powered 3G System Provides WiFi Hotspot In a Box

December 11, 2009 9:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to provide mission-critical wireless communications, Proxicast's Cell-PAK 3G + Wi-Fi HotSpot in a box is a wireless "grab & go" solution that provides mobile wide-area cellular Internet connectivity (WWAN) and local 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi access (WLAN) in an easy-to-deploy portable form-factor.

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DuPont Fabros Technology prices $550M in notes

December 11, 2009 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DuPont Fabros Technology Inc., a real estate investment trust, said Friday its subsidiary DuPont Fabros Technology L.P. priced $550 million in senior notes due Dec. 15, 2017.The notes will have an annual interest rate of 8.5 percent and will be used to pay down debt and complete work on two...

Man Controls Robotic Hand with Mind

December 11, 2009 8:55 am | Videos | Comments

For a month, Pierpaolo Petruzziello's amputated arm was connected to a robotic limb, allowing him to feel sensations and control the arm with his thoughts. Rossella Lorenzi talks to him about the bionic experiment.

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Gifts for geeks

December 11, 2009 8:02 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Geeks, the most misunderstood of all species (yes, I’m a member), are notoriously difficult to shop for. We don’t bow to the fashion gods (to put it kindly), our literary tastes are unpredictable, and as for electronics, forgetaboutit—only geeks know what other geeks want. Thus, I present Gifts for Geeks. If you’re a parent/friend/relative with one of these eclectic individuals on your shopping list, take note.

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Home Network Technology & Connectivity Use: Ethernet, 802.11, Coax, and Powerline

December 11, 2009 8:00 am | by In-Stat Research | News | Comments

Based upon the results of our North American broadband survey, the majority of consumers with a home network that use Wi-Fi are still not very/not at all familiar with the benefits and differences between 802.11g and 802.11n.

UCLA Researchers Produce Liquid Fuel Isobutanol

December 11, 2009 8:00 am | by Product Design & Development | News | Comments

In California, researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have genetically modified cyanobacteria to produce the liquid fuel isobutanol directly from carbon dioxide and sunlight.

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