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High efficiency 200mA DC-DC step-up converter with buck function

November 23, 2009 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems (SIX: AMS), a leading global designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs for communications, industrial, medical and automotive applications, complements its DC-DC product portfolio with the introduction of a 200mA boost converter.

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Power Detector Ideal for High Volume 3G, 4G Infrastructure

November 23, 2009 9:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has introduced a new 54 dB Log Detector/Controller which is primarily targeted to high volume automotive, broadband, cellular/3G and WiMAX/4G applications between 50 MHz and 8 GHz.

The State of the Budget ’Scope Market

November 23, 2009 9:21 am | by André Rebelo, Global PR Manager, Extech Instruments Corporation | Articles | Comments

After digital multimeters, oscilloscopes are the second most common test and measurement instrument used today. Within the spectrum of available benchtop, hand-held, and PC-based scopes, different needs can dictate what the best form factor is for one’s applications. Still, today’s scopes continue to surprise with features not previously found in their category...

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Near-infrared Diode Laser Components Keep Applications Secure

November 23, 2009 9:05 am | by Dr. Jörg Neukum, Dilas Diodenlaser GmbH | Articles | Comments

Nowadays security is the key to whether it is in homeland defence, or security monitoring of parking lots or buildings. Surveillance systems are either passive systems using IR cameras, or active systems based on infra-red light sources, which are invisible for human eye...

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Phil Sluder Writes Good Stuff

November 23, 2009 8:53 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Here's a good article by Phil on SolidWorks 2010. I like the bio at the end: Phil Sluder is a mechanical engineer, owner of TriAxial Design and Analysis, certified SolidWorks instructor, certified SolidWorks professional, a longtime member of the SWUGN committee, and leader of the San...

Productivity Drives Performance in Handheld Oscilloscopes

November 23, 2009 8:06 am | by Lau Yue Hoong, Agilent Technologies, www.agilent.com | Articles | Comments

The need to increase productivity and energy efficiency is today driving more and more electronic content into industrial applications such as power generation, transmission and distribution (e.g., smart grid), industrial process control and automation, instrumentation, HVAC, and fire and surveillance, just to name a few.

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Spring Pin Connectors Reduce Size, Weight of Designs

November 23, 2009 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokowo’s spring pin connectors (pogo pins) are said to enable designers to reduce the size and weight of their designs, while improving overall performance. Features contributing to reliable performance include a long working stroke, multiple contact points (with narrow pin-pitched effect), stable contact pressure, desirable 

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Informal meeting with EU ministers on the situation of GM on 23 November 2009 reconfirms need for European coordination

November 23, 2009 6:59 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Vice-President Günter Verheugen, Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes and the Commissioner in charge of Employment, Vladimir Špidla have met today with ministers in charge of the automotive industry and with a representative of GM. The first part was dedicated to GM and an exchange of...

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External Output Amplifier Extends Voltage Range of Function Generators

November 23, 2009 6:53 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduced a two-channel external output amplifier that provides up to 50 Vpp (Volts peak-to-peak) amplification of function/arbitrary waveforms. The instrument is designed to work in conjunction with engineers’ existing function generators to extend the voltage range and offer

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Intel Announces Increased Momentum for Personalized Care Management at Home with the Intel® Health Guide

November 23, 2009 6:53 am | by Intel | News | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 23, 2009 – The Intel® Health Guide, Intel Corporation's next-generation personal health system, continues to win in the personal health marketplace with the addition of a new government value-added reseller (VAR) and several new customers.

ECN's New Site

November 23, 2009 6:46 am | Videos | Comments

Our Editor-in-Chief, Alix Paultre, discusses the new ECN site, along with several of its most noteworthy features.

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Atmel Expands 6-pin AVR Microcontroller Family

November 23, 2009 6:33 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation today announced three new 6-pin picoPower AVR microcontrollers. The ATtiny4, ATtiny5, and ATtiny9 are pin- and code- compatible, include a rich feature set, and execute code 6-times faster than the closest competitor.

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Warming's impacts sped up, worsened since Kyoto

November 23, 2009 6:33 am | News | Comments

Since the 1997 international accord to fight global warming, climate change has worsened and accelerated - beyond some of the grimmest of warnings made back then.  As the world has talked for a dozen years about what to do next, new ship passages opened through the once frozen summer sea ice of the Arctic.

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Brainstorm: Holiday Wish List

November 23, 2009 6:10 am | Articles | Comments

With the holidays approaching, what product or technology is on your wish list?

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The Rise of Counterfeiting

November 23, 2009 6:05 am | News | Comments

The rise of counterfeiting in recent years has been astounding. The U.S. economy loses some $250 billion annually with some three-quarters of a million jobs lost every year to what the Wall Street Journal has labeled as “nothing short of an economic crisis.”

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