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VME SBC Uses Freescale MPC8572E Processor

February 12, 2010 7:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Extreme Engineering Solutions announced the availability of XCalibur1531, a 6U VME single board computer with Freescale Semiconductor’s dual-core MPC8572E PowerQUICC III processor. This SBC is appropriate for 


The Pluses, and Oddities, of 3-D TV

February 12, 2010 7:01 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

While 3-D hardware is coming out this year, it will cost quite a bit more than the bargain HDTVs of the last few years; expect to pay about $4,000 for a full package.

The Dozens of Computers That Make Modern Cars Go (and Stop)

February 12, 2010 7:01 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Even basic vehicles have at least 30 microprocessors, controlling functions like braking, cruise control and entertainment systems.


Microsoft to Unveil Mobile Software

February 12, 2010 7:01 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Microsoft plans to introduce long-awaited new Windows software for powering mobile phones, as the company seeks to regain an edge in the market. The company also has a separate project, code-named Pink, to design a phone aimed at teenagers.

A Little Chip Designed by Apple Itself

February 12, 2010 7:01 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

With the A4 chip, Apple has challenged the norms of the mobile device industry, where chip design is usually left to microprocessor companies.

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, December 2009

February 12, 2010 7:00 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total December exports of $142.7 billion and imports of $182.9 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $40.2 billion, up from $36.4 billion in November,...

Co Tyrone company completes second successive ?1 million Beaumont Hospital contract

February 12, 2010 7:00 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Western Building Systems has just handed over a block of administrative units at Beaumont Hospital in a ?1million separate contract deal, following on from its spring 2009 completion of high dependency and medical admissions units at the hospital.


Large-Area TFT LCD Shipments Grew 20% Y/Y in 2009, Reaching 527 Million

February 12, 2010 7:00 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

Global large-area TFT LCD panel shipments reached a record high of 527 million units in 2009, with strong growth in TV, mini-note and public display applications, indicating recovery from the economic crisis [...]


Facebook Pulls 30 UK Inmates' Pages After Taunts

February 12, 2010 7:00 am | by Product Design & Development | News | Comments

The British government said Thursday that Facebook had removed the profiles of 30 U.K. inmates at its request after several incidents in which prisoners reportedly used the social networking site to organize crime or taunt others.

Researchers envision high-tech applications for 'multiferroic' crystals

February 12, 2010 7:00 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Florida State University) Two of the Florida State University's most accomplished scientists recently joined forces on a collaborative research project that has yielded groundbreaking results involving an unusual family of crystalline minerals. Their findings could lay the groundwork for...

Let the Challenge Begin!!!

February 12, 2010 6:57 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

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Instrument Measures Voltages From 200 mV to 800 V

February 12, 2010 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

TiePie Engineering’s Handyprobe HP3 is a USB oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, voltmeter and data logger with a differential input capable of measuring voltages from 200 mV full scale up to 800 V DC (566 V AC), 10 bit resolution, a high 


Gen2.1 SupIRBuck Integrated Voltage Regulators Deliver Benchmark Efficiency for Data Center Applications

February 12, 2010 5:33 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier, IRÒ (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today announced the expansion of its SupIRBuck™ family of integrated point-of-load (POL) voltage regulators for energy-efficient high performance server, storage and netcom applications.


J-Link EDU available now for Educational and Non-Commercial Use

February 12, 2010 5:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

SEGGER Microcontroller today announced a new product member of its J-Link/J-Trace family, the J-Link EDU. The J-Link EDU emulator is a standard J-Link ARM emulator wrapped in a new housing for educational use. The J-Link EDU allows fast download into the internal flash of supported microcontrollers and the setting of breakpoints in flash memory.


EDS 2010 Kick-Off Event Spotlights Leading Distributors, Manufacturers & Reps

February 12, 2010 4:56 am | News | Comments

 EDS 2010 will recognize electronics industry leaders at a special program immediately preceding its All-Industry Reception, where EDS and media sponsors will present the results of the first-ever industry-wide survey.



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