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Large-Area OLEDs Fulfill International Lighting Specs

August 21, 2009 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Novaled developed a 15 cm x15 cm white OLED device with a thickness of less than 2 mm. The Novaled OLED stack allows for a natural and warm white light performing a very high color rendering index (CRI) of 90. The perception of this light is similar to

Maximizing EMI and Surge Protection in Medical and Aerospace Electronic Systems

August 21, 2009 7:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

As the aircraft industry strives for robust protection from lightning induced transients, EMI, ESD and voltage surge for its sophisticated state of the art electronic systems and medical equipment manufacturers look to eliminate the effects of EMI in imaging and diagnostic equipment, the role of interconnect device capabilities at providing this protection to internal systems becomes imperative.

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30-V MOSFETs Target Industrial Apps

August 21, 2009 7:27 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting demanding applications such as in UPS inverters, low-voltage power tools, and ORing, a series of 30-V power HEXFET TO-220 MOSFETs from International Rectifier are qualified to industrial grade and MSL1.

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Signal Integrity in High-Speed Connectors

August 21, 2009 6:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

The need for speed is everywhere.  The Internet Protocol has become tremendously important for combining data, voice and video in the same data stream.  Different networks like IMS (Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem), VoIP (Voice-over-Internet Protocol), Mobile VoIP, and others use the same protocol for these data packages – referred to as converging networks.

Interface Standard Saves Space in Factory Floor Machinery

August 21, 2009 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

In Japan, space is a precious commodity. In the manufacturing setting, companies strive to make the most of every square inch. To that end, the Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA) led the development of the Power over Camera Link (PoCL) Interface Standard for digital cameras and frame grabbers used in Machine Vision systems.

Selecting the Right Rapid Prototyping System

August 21, 2009 6:01 am | by Scot Thompson, Solid Concepts, www.solidconcepts.com | Articles | Comments

When I started in the rapid prototyping industry with 3D Systems in March of 1989 it was just months after the very first SLA system, the SLA-1, was introduced at the Autofact Show in Detroit in 1988. This first rapid prototyping system was invented by Chuck Hull, an engineer trained in photosensitive polymers.

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U.S. wants to define broadband, opens wireless inquiry

August 21, 2009 5:52 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

U.S. telecommunications regulators on Thursday sought public comment on how to define "broadband," a step that could impact how the industry delivers Internet services to consumers.

Microsoft, Yahoo, Amazon to Fight Google Book Deal

August 21, 2009 5:32 am | News | Comments

The fight against a legal settlement that would give Google Inc. the digital rights to millions of copyrighted books is starting to resemble a heavyweight brawl in the library. Microsoft Corp., Yahoo Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. are joining a coalition that hopes to rally opposition to Google's digital book ambitions and ultimately persuade a federal judge to block or revise the Internet search leader's plans.

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Now Twitter Wants to Know Where You Live

August 21, 2009 5:29 am | Blogs | Comments

Burgeoning micro blogging and social networking tool Twitter has announced plans to add location based service to its platform. To date, Twitter’s API (Application Programming Interface) has only allowed developers to roll out location based services based on the information in the ‘location’ field of a user’s account, which really could say anything.

Panasonic Ties up with 'Avatar' Movie to go 3-D

August 21, 2009 5:28 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Panasonic Corp. has signed on "Titanic" director James Cameron and his upcoming film in an advertising blitz for its TVs equipped with 3-D technology, both sides said Friday. The deal between the major Japanese electronics maker and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.'s "Avatar" - the first major Hollywood 3-D release that's not animation

LED display technology gets a twist

August 21, 2009 5:22 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

U.S. researchers said on Thursday they have found a way to make large-scale flexible display screens that can be stretched to fit the contours of a bus yet are transparent enough so riders can see out windows. The thin, light screens might be used to make

Plug-In Supplies Intended for Portable Applications

August 20, 2009 1:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The GT-81085 series of fixed blade wall plug-in supplies from Globtek are intended for portable applications. Regulated Output voltage is 5 V to 13.5 V, with up to 15 W of continuous power. Other features include: regulated output; built-in protection features including O.C., S.C., O.V., and thermal, accepts Universal Input of 90 Vac- 264 Vac

Signal Conditioners Operate Directly Off a 24 V Field Supply

August 20, 2009 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The MAX15500/MAX15501 industrial analog-output signal conditioners from Maxim are purportedly the industry's first output signal conditioners to operate directly off of a 24 V field supply. They feature ±10 V and 4 mA- 20 mA outputs, along with ±35 V circuit protection.

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PMC Card Enables MPEG4/H.264 Compression

August 20, 2009 11:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

The PMC-281 interface card from Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing provides MPEG4/H.264 high-definition video capture/compression. The PMC-281 supports two channels of MPEG4/H.264 video compression at resolutions up to 1920x1080. Other features include: two DVI-D digital outputs, 33MHz, 32-bit PCI transmission of captured/compressed video

Connector System Protects Plug-In Devices From Misuse

August 20, 2009 11:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

SmarTRACK is an intelligent connector system with integrated firmware designed to help prevent misuse of devices. It controls information embedded into a connector, such as product identification, serial number tracking, storage/retrieval of calibration data, and counting or usage timers.

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