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The ECN Roundtable - Multicore Adoption

December 21, 2009 11:43 am | Articles | Comments

This month's question, "What is the biggest challenge facing the adoption of multicore processors by the engineering community for more applications?" was answered by people from Texas Instruments, Freescale, The Mathworks, and National Instruments.


Three-A PoL DC-DC Converters Suit 24V Industrial Apps

December 21, 2009 11:06 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions has added a 3A output current surface mount series to its family of Okami non-isolated, DOSA compliant pinout, point-of-load (PoL) DC/DC converters. The OKI-T/3-W40 Series is appropriate for use 24 VDC input range applications that require a low voltage DC source for 


NC incentives promised go unused as firms retrench

December 21, 2009 11:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

When Volvo Construction Equipment announced this month it would shutter its western North Carolina plant, it was a reversal from its expansion plans of three years ago coaxed by the promise of millions of dollars from state taxpayers.The company planned to expand manufacturing and assembly and...


Thirty-W AC-DC Power Supplies Available with Single, Dual, Triple Outputs

December 21, 2009 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct introduced its MPM-30IS Series of compact, 30W switching power supplies. These encapsulated modules include a universal AC input, full safety approvals, desirable filtering and reliability. Twelve standard models operate from a universal input of 85 V to 265 VAC; providing


DC-DC Modules for Railway Apps Offer Nominal 24 V to 110 VDC Input Range

December 21, 2009 10:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Martek Power introduced its CMS120 Series of 120W DC/DC modules designed for worldwide railway applications. The modules meet all relevant railway standards including EN50 155 and work across a broad operating temperature range without derating. Designed to be


RF Transformers, Diplex Filters Support CATV DOCSIS 3.0 Apps

December 21, 2009 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse announced a family of cable television (CATV) RF transformers and RF diplex filters that meet Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.0 design requirements for applications such as set-top boxes, cable modems, and gateways. These components support 


Marohn describes breakthrough imaging technology

December 21, 2009 9:54 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell researchers are devising methods to detect the magnetic fields of individual electrons and atomic nuclei, which they hope to use to make a nanoscale version of magnetic resonance imaging.


Par Technology subsidiary receives $46M pact

December 21, 2009 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hardware and software provider Par Technology Corp. said Monday that its Rome Research Corp. subsidiary received a $46 million research and development contract from the U.S. Air Force.Information technology and communication services company Rome Research will provide its services at Air Force...


Dishwasher – 1; Human – 0

December 21, 2009 8:51 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

My dishwasher and I have been locked in mortal combat for almost a month now, ever since it decided to quit working at nearly the same moment I decided to start washing the Thanksgiving dinner dishes. Over the past week it has started to look as if the dishw


Design Talk: January 2010

December 21, 2009 8:21 am | Articles | Comments

As electronic devices are getting smaller and as consumers are demanding more features, designing printed circuit boards (PCBs) is becoming increasingly complex, not to mention that any finished design must face both performance testing and testing for compliance with Federal Communications Commission rules and other codes.


Zifeng Yang receives the Fall 2009 Research Excellence Award

December 21, 2009 7:53 am | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

Zifeng Yang - received the 2009 Fall Research Excellence Award. His major...

Next Generation Lens Promises More Control

December 21, 2009 6:54 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Duke University engineers have created a new generation of lens that could greatly improve the capabilities of telecommunications or radar systems to provide a wide field of view and greater detail. But the lens they fashioned doesn’t look anything like a lens. While traditional lenses are

Allows Designers to see Currents and EM Fields in Three Dimensions

December 21, 2009 6:29 am | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies today announced a stereo 3D viewer capability for the Momentum G2 Element and FEM Element electromagnetic (EM) simulators in its Advanced Design System (ADS) EDA platform.


General Patent Corporation Settles Patent Suit With Audiovox

December 21, 2009 6:26 am | News | Comments

 General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm, announced today on behalf of its client, Advanced Video Technologies LLC (AVT), that it settled a patent infringement lawsuit between AVT and Audiovox Electronics Corporation (Audiovox) of Hauppauge, N.Y.

Portugal Telecom and Firecomms Trial POF for IPTV Home Networking Applications

December 21, 2009 6:24 am | News | Comments

Portugal Telecom and Firecomms , a provider of Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) Ethernet transceivers for home networking applications, today announce trials of IPTV installations based on Firecomms’ optical fiber networking (OptoLock) technology.



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