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Neighborhood Development Package Revisited

November 24, 2009 8:37 am | Blogs | Comments

Since I wrote Neighborhood Development Package on November 11, 2006, I have been thinking about the pieces needed to make the system work 24/7. The full article is below but let me give you a short review. My idea was to electrify a neighborhood in order to educate, communicate, and pump water.  


Befact Technologies Unveils New PoE PD Module

November 24, 2009 8:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

For consumer electronics market, Befact Technologies furthermore launches cost competitive and high quality embedded SPD Modules in November, 2009. SPD series modules support two output voltages 5.1V (SPD-50) and 12V (SPD-12).


40-W Converters Offer 4:1 Input Range

November 24, 2009 8:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available immediately from MicroPower Direct, the C4000RW series is a family of 40W DC/DC converters packaged in a compact, 2” x 2” case. High performance features include a wide 2:1 input range; single, dual & triple outputs...


LNA Supports Mobile TV on Handsets

November 24, 2009 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

NEC is now shipping its new uPD5740T6N low noise amplifier (LNA), a wideband IC with a bypass/through function, available through California Eastern Laboratories (CEL). This high performance LNA is designed for receiving broadcast TV on mobile phones, smart phones, and other hand held devices.


Rectifier Delievers 2,000 W for Front-End Apps

November 24, 2009 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lineage Power Corporation, a Gores Group company, today announced a 2,000-W CAR2024FP front end intended for 24-V and 28-V applications including cellular base stations, RF power amplifiers, industrial motors and relays, automated test equipment, and more.


New Insulated Coin Cell Retainer for 3 or 6 volt applications

November 24, 2009 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new series of insulated low profile Coin Cell Retainers, suited for high density PCB packaging is the latest Keystone Electronics Corp’s innovation for surface and thru hole mount battery retainers.


Ten Trends for the Tens

November 24, 2009 6:16 am | News | Comments

A new decade is right around the corner. I expect we’ll start to see a lot of prognostication soon, so I will attempt to get out ahead of the crowd. At Catalyst we research growth industries and invest in businesses that have recurring, advertising or subscription-based revenue. Growth industries ride the big product adoption trends. Here are ten big industry trends we intend to capitalize on


Cypress Introduces New PSoC 1 Device with Enhanced Analog Performance

November 24, 2009 5:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today introduced a new PSoC® 1 programmable system-on-chip with enhanced analog performance. The superior programmable analog of the new CY8C28xxx device enables more advanced mixed-signal and sensing applications, as well as faster and more robust capacitive touch-sensing interfaces.


Jail broken iPhones hacked by new virus

November 24, 2009 5:29 am | News | Comments

Hackers have built a virus that attacks Apple Inc's iPhone by secretly taking control of the devices via their Internet connections, security experts said. The virus has been detected in the Netherlands and can only attack iPhones whose users have disabled some pre-installed security features...

Oak Ridge 'Jaguar' Supercomputer is World's Fastest

November 24, 2009 5:22 am | News | Comments

An upgrade to a Cray XT5 high-performance computing system deployed by the Department of Energy has made the “Jaguar” supercomputer the world’s fastest. Located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Jaguar is the scientific research community’s most powerful computational tool for exploring solutions to some of today’s most difficult problems.

Twitter eyes acquisitions, sees making money in 2010

November 24, 2009 5:21 am | News | Comments

Micro-blogging site Twitter is interested in making more acquisitions as it continues to grow in popularity, co-founder Biz Stone said on Tuesday. "That is something we are definitely interested in," Stone told a news conference in Tel Aviv. "We made an acquisition last year that turned out to be an outstandingly good decision."

Big Bang machine achieves first particle collisions

November 24, 2009 5:14 am | News | Comments

Scientists have smashed together proton beams for the first time in a 27-kilometre tunnel under the French-Swiss border in an initial step toward discovering how the universe came into existence, they said on Monday. Scientists at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) hope experiments will already start giving clues about the origins of the universe...


CO2 curve ticks upward as key climate talks loom

November 24, 2009 5:10 am | News | Comments

The readings at this 2-mile-high station show a troubling upward curve as the world counts down to crucial climate talks: Global warming gases are building in the atmosphere at record levels from emissions that match scientists' worst-case scenarios.


Retailers look to stretch out Cyber Monday push

November 24, 2009 5:07 am | News | Comments

Retailers are thinking beyond Cyber Monday - a holiday marketing promotion many push for the Monday after Thanksgiving - and trying to spin their discounts into into Cyber Weekends or even Cyber Weeks. Target, Walmart, Toys R Us and others will be running online sales throughout the holiday weekend, with additional sales on Nov. 30, or Cyber Monday.

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

November 24, 2009 4:54 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The meeting reconfirmed the consensus that EU rules (in particular on state aid and the Single Market) must be fully respected and that no national measures should be taken without prior information and coordination with other involved countries and the Commission. In this context it was...


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