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Emerson To Acquire Avocent For $1.2 Billion

October 7, 2009 5:34 am | News | Comments

Industrial conglomerate Emerson Electric Co (EMR.N) said it would buy network equipment technology provider Avocent Corp (AVCT.O) for about $1.2 billion in cash to expand its business that ensures the stability of large computer systems.

IBM to Create Nanoscale DNA Sequencer

October 7, 2009 4:41 am | News | Comments

In an effort to build a nanoscale DNA sequencer, IBM (NYSE: IBM) scientists are drilling nano-sized holes in computer-like chips and passing DNA strands through them in order to read the information contained within their genetic code.

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Intelligent Plug-in Minidrive Touts CANopen Interface

October 6, 2009 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Technosoft’s PIM3605 pluggable intelligent minidrive is adapted for motion control applications where space is critical. Manufactured with simple pins, the drive has an architecture that allows for fast assembly and installation, letting the user insert the drive in seconds. Its miniature size and weight allows

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Twelve-W LED Power Supplies are IP66-rated

October 6, 2009 12:36 pm | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda has developed a range of IP66-rated power supplies targeted towards LED applications requiring high reliability. The new LED power supplies are available in two output modes – the LDV12 series provides a constant voltage of 12 V, 15 V and 24 V, and the LDC12 Series provides

Bus System Offers Tough Rail Technology

October 6, 2009 12:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Power Distribution Inc (PDI) announced Powerwave Bus System for data centers, industrial, and commercial applications. Features include 225 A and 400 A continuous rail system, Tough Rail Technology which

Evaluation Kit speeds development on 400 MHz Embedded MPU

October 6, 2009 11:29 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The SAM9G45 evaluation kit from Atmel is intended to support application development on the company’s 400 MHz ARM926-based embedded microprocessor (MPU). The kit offers 480 Mbps EHCI-compliant high-speed USB with on-chip PHY, Ethernet, and SDIO.

OLED Display Technology and Capabilities

October 6, 2009 10:20 am | by Oliver Nachbaur, Systems Engineering Manager – Display Power, Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

The organic light emitting diode (OLED) display is becoming more and more popular, especially for mobile phones, media player and small entry level TVs. Contrary to a standard liquid crystal display, the OLED pixel is driven by a current source. To understand how and why the OLED power supply impacts the display picture quality, it is key to understand the OLED display technology and power supply requirements.

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Toshiba to release highly-efficient LED bulbs

October 6, 2009 6:42 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Toshiba will become a big player in optoelectronics—if their lighting division has its druthers. The company will release high-output LED light bulbs with a total flux equivalent to that of a 60 W incandescent lamp. The “natural white” type and the warm white type feature total fluxes of 810 lm and 600 lm, respectively.

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Big Japanese brands readying 3D flat-screen TVs

October 6, 2009 6:08 am | by AP | News | Comments

Japan's big name electronic manufacturers are readying flat-screen TVs that can show high-definition movies and video games in 3D for launch next year. At the country's biggest consumer electronics show that opened Tuesday just outside of Tokyo all the major makers displayed 3-D prototypes. Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp. said they would bring their first models to market next year.

Verizon Wireless, Google in Android partnership

October 6, 2009 6:06 am | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless said Tuesday it will put substantial resources into developing and selling phones that use Google Inc.'s Android software. Verizon Wireless had already said it would sell Android phones, but the announcement suggests that the carrier is positioning these "smart" phones as a main means of competing with Apple Inc.'s iPhone, which is exclusive to AT&T Inc. in the U.S.

Driving 3-Phase Induction Motors

October 6, 2009 5:57 am | by Dr. Stephan Chmielus, Fairchild Semiconductor, Germany | Articles | Comments

Although an increasing interest and use of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM) can be observed during the last decade, the standard 3-phase Induction Motor (IM) is still the most widely used electrical motor. The simplest way to start an IM is to connect the motor directly to the 3-phase main supply.

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Ask.com mines online coupons with new aggregator

October 6, 2009 5:57 am | by RACHEL METZ, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Ask.com hopes to persuade consumers that are fond of discount Web sites to bring their bargain hunts to its search engine. On Tuesday, Ask is rolling out Ask Deals, a service that will let visitors search for online coupons and bargains that it indexes from several dozen popular coupon Web sites, along with retail Web sites, message boards and blogs.

RF Thin film Passive Devices

October 6, 2009 5:16 am | by Bharat Rawal and Chris Reynolds, AVX | Articles | Comments

An RF designer’s wish list for an ideal high frequency capacitor would include extremely high temperature stability, a sharp self resonance (high Q) free from harmonics, extremely tight capacitance tolerance, low ESR (equivalent S\series R\resistance), low ESL (equivalent series inductance), complete reproducibility

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Dow to Sell Solar Roof Shingles

October 6, 2009 5:14 am | by Matt Daily | Blogs | Comments

Dow Chemical Co said on Monday it would begin selling a new rooftop shingle next year that converts sunlight into electricity -- and could generate $5 billion in revenue by 2015 for the company. The new solar shingles can be integrated into rooftops with standard asphalt shingles, Dow said, and will be introduced in 2010 before a wider roll-out in 2011.

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Google Partners on Device to Monitor Home Energy

October 6, 2009 4:59 am | by by Laura Isensee and Bernard Orr | News | Comments

Google Inc is partnering with privately held Energy Inc to provide households with free energy management software, bypassing utilities' smart meters and potentially boosting energy efficiency, the company said on its blog on Monday.

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