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Watchdog Timer Boards Protect Mission-Critical Systems

July 14, 2009 8:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Used to monitor the operation of your application program as well as operating system, the P104-WDG-CSMA Series of dedicated watchdog timer boards for PC/104-based embedded systems from ACCES I/O Products will initiate a system reset in case of lockup. Targeting applications that require self-reliant systems, the device also monitors and controls a variety of system hardware parameters such as temperature, voltage, fan speed, and humidity.

IMEC announces new partnerships and a new pilot line for its solar cell research program

July 14, 2009 7:29 am | Blogs | Comments

IMEC announced that it has established new partnerships with solar cell material and equipment suppliers. These companies, including MEMC Electronic Materials Inc., Leybold Optics Dresden GmbH, Roth & Rau AG, and Mallinckrodt Baker B.V., have concluded joint-development agreements with IMEC in the frame of IMEC’s newly launched wafer-based silicon photovoltaics industrial affiliation program (IIAP).

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Low-Voltage Oscillators Support High-Temperature Applications

July 14, 2009 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suitable for wireless applications, the SG-211SE Series of clock oscillators from Epson Toyocom support voltages as low as 1.8 V with a temperature range from -40 °C to + 90 °C. With a footprint of 2.5 mm x 2.0 mm, the crystal oscillators’ features include

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Rugged Accelerometer Clad in Titantium Housing

July 14, 2009 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Laser-welded in a titanium housing, the model 3224A3 IEPE accelerometer from Dytran Instruments has a sensitivity of 5 mV/g and can operate at temperatures up to 300°F.

Poor IT Job Market May Fuel Online Crime

July 14, 2009 5:58 am | by by Diane Bartz and Richard Chang | News | Comments

The ever-weakening job market could well lead to an increase in online crime as laid-off workers, especially those with computer skills, turn to scams to support themselves, Cisco Systems Inc said in a mid-year security report to be released on Tuesday.

Thunderstorms Cause 5th Launch Delay For Space Shuttle

July 14, 2009 5:09 am | by MARCIA DUNN | News | Comments

Thunderstorms once again forced NASA to call off the launch of space shuttle Endeavour on Monday, the fifth delay for the space station construction mission. NASA said it would try again early Wednesday evening, after taking a one-day break.

MagSil, Seagate, and Maxtor Resolve Memory Patent Dispute

July 14, 2009 4:36 am | News | Comments

MagSil Corporation announced today that the litigation between MagSil and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), on the one hand, and Seagate Technology and Maxtor Corporation, on the other hand, has been satisfactorily resolved by an out of court settlement, and the Seagate and Maxtor entities have received licenses to the patents at issue in the lawsuit.

Drivers Target 1W and Higher LEDs

July 13, 2009 1:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Handling 1W, 3W, and higher LEDs, the MIC3230/31/32 family of high-brightness LED drivers targets solid-state lighting and general illumination applications. The series features an operating input voltage range from 6 V to 45 V, a feedback voltage of 250 mV, and is capable of driving an output up to 70 W. The MIC3230/31 has an adjustable operating frequency from 10 kHz to 1 MHz

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Survey Reveals Contractors as Influencers for Adoption of LED Lighting

July 13, 2009 10:04 am | Blogs | Comments

A recent survey of electrical and lighting contractors demonstrates their importance in the specifying and recommendation of LED lighting products for building projects. According to the survey respondents, contractors are involved in recommending LED lighting more than 70% of the time. Yet a majority of respondents said they would be interested in receiving more training on product installation, benefits, and layout

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Base Station Analyzer Addresses Wideband Technologies

July 13, 2009 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supporting 2G, 3G, and 4 G networks, the BTS Master MT8221B handheld base station analyzer from Anritsu provides a 20-MHz demodulation capability for LTE and WiMax technologies and a 30-MHz zero-span IF output for external demodulation of other wideband signals.

Cable Splitter Box Rated to 8 A

July 13, 2009 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring two double-spring terminals, the VAZ-T1-FK-CLAMP1 AS-interface flat-to-flat cable splitter box from Pepperl+Fuchs has a current rating of 8 A.

LED Drivers Serve Illumination Applications

July 13, 2009 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting solid-state lighting and general illumination applications, the MIC3230/31/32 family of LED drivers has an operating input voltage range from 6 V to 45 V and is able to drive an output up to 70W. The MIC3230/31 has an adjustable operating frequency from 10 kHz to 1 MHz and the MIC3232 has a fixed frequency operation of 400 kHz.

Large Plasma DisplayShipments Reach 40% of Total Market

July 13, 2009 7:04 am | News | Comments

Over 50” Plasma Display Panel (PDP) module shipments share has reached almost 40% of the total PDP module shipments. According to Displaybank’s newly updated Monthly PDP Module Shipment Data Report, 39% of the total PDP module shipments in May 2009 were large-area panels over 50-inch. The total May’09 PDP module shipments were 1.07 million.

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Microsoft Responds to Google Actions With Free Office Programs

July 13, 2009 6:44 am | by Jim Finkle | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp will release a free version of its dominant Office software that users can access over the Web, catching up with products that arch rival Google Inc launched three years ago.

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Protect Your Pocket From Hackers

July 13, 2009 6:33 am | by TODD LEWAN | News | Comments

To protect against skimming and eavesdropping attacks, federal and state officials recommend that Americans keep their e-passports tightly shut and store their RFID-tagged passport cards and enhanced driver's licenses in "radio-opaque" sleeves.

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