In television's latest quest to discourage viewers from skipping ads, actors from NBC and ABC shows are appearing in character in commercials to interact with products in parallel story lines. This new kind of commercial further blurs the line between program and advertisement and comes as traditional product placements within shows, an early response to fast-forwarding, have become common.
NVIDIA Corp. today introduced its next generation CUDA GPU architecture, codenamed “Fermi”. An entirely new ground-up design, the “Fermi” architecture is the foundation for the world’s first computational graphics processing units (GPUs), delivering breakthroughs in both graphics and GPU computing.
Wolfson Microelectronics launched its WM8320 integrated power management IC, which is said to maximize processor performance and extend battery life in leading edge portable multimedia devices. This addition to the company’s WM83xx power management portfolio is
Sharp Corporation started operations at its new LCD panel plant (Sharp Display Products Corporation) in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Construction on this state-of-the-art manufacturing complex for LCD panels and thin-film solar cells began 1 in November 2007.
Proposed regulations would require power plants, factories and refineries to reduce greenhouse gases by installing the best available technology and improving energy efficiency whenever a facility is significantly changed or built. The Environmental Protection Agency proposal announced Wednesday applies to any industrial plant that emits at least 25,000 tons of greenhouse gases a year.
All Sensors announced the release of the BDS (Basic Dual Sensor) Series pressure sensor. The device is comprised of two independent sensors in a single package, and it is capable of simultaneously measuring both an absolute and differential pressure source. By combining the functionality of two devices into one
Including code-compatibility features, the N9030A PXA signal analyzer from Agilent provides frequency coverage up to 26.5 GHz. The PXA features up to 75 dB spurious-free dynamic range at 140-MHz analysis bandwidth. Other features include: -128 dBc/Hz phase noise at 10 kHz offset (1 GHz)
With a measuring function from -10 to 110 mV, the SignalCal 2 T/C hand-held calibrator from E Instruments simulates both voltage and thermocouple readings.
The compact ASP051 series of pluggable 2.5 mm terminal blocks from RIA Connect use Springcon technology, thus making them immune to vibration and easy to terminate compliments of the two-piece design. With a 2.5 mm centerline, the ASP051 is desirable for those tight spaces where only
The Switch-A-Pitch Adapters from Aries Electronics have tops where the BGA landing pads are on a 0.50 mm pitch and the adapter bottoms are fitted with BGA balls on a 1.00 mm pitch. The suggested PCB pad size is 0.020" (0.50 mm) for a 1.00 mm pitch. Adapters feature non-solder mask defined (NSMD) pads
Master Bond has introduced a thermal adhesive film called FL901AO. It is formulated to function as the preferential heat-transfer path between heat-generating components and heat sinks or other cooling devices. The 100 percent solid, B-stage adhesive-preform provides a high bond strength solution to
DILAS expanded its series of conduction-cooled, visible diode laser bars. The bars cover wavelengths of 632 nm, 635 nm, 638 nm, 650 nm and 677 nm with optical CW output power between 4 W to 20 W. Available as fast-axis collimated hermetically sealed conduction-cooled or fiber-coupled module, these diode laser bars are
A series of MKT capacitors from EPCOS can withstand ambient testing conditions of 85°C and 85 percent relative humidity for 1000 hours under an AC load. The film capacitors of the B3293* series cover a capacitance range from 0.1 µF to 10 µF and are designed for a nominal voltage of 305 V AC to IEC 60384-14.
OSU has earned top honors at the 2009 finals of the Year One EcoCar competition. The OSU stable bested 16 other teams with their “Extended Range Electric Vehicle” design. The spiritual successor to Challenge X, EcoCar is a three-year collegiate advanced vehicle technology engineering competition
Offering an alternative to riveting or adhesives, the PEM SpotFast fastener from PennEngineering permanently joins metal sheets to PC boards or plastic panels with the top metal sheet flush or sub-flush with the bottom panel.