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External Output Amplifier Extends Voltage Range of Function Generators

November 23, 2009 6:53 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduced a two-channel external output amplifier that provides up to 50 Vpp (Volts peak-to-peak) amplification of function/arbitrary waveforms. The instrument is designed to work in conjunction with engineers’ existing function generators to extend the voltage range and offer

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Intel Announces Increased Momentum for Personalized Care Management at Home with the Intel® Health Guide

November 23, 2009 6:53 am | by Intel | News | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 23, 2009 – The Intel® Health Guide, Intel Corporation's next-generation personal health system, continues to win in the personal health marketplace with the addition of a new government value-added reseller (VAR) and several new customers.

ECN's New Site

November 23, 2009 6:46 am | Videos | Comments

Our Editor-in-Chief, Alix Paultre, discusses the new ECN site, along with several of its most noteworthy features.

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Atmel Expands 6-pin AVR Microcontroller Family

November 23, 2009 6:33 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation today announced three new 6-pin picoPower AVR microcontrollers. The ATtiny4, ATtiny5, and ATtiny9 are pin- and code- compatible, include a rich feature set, and execute code 6-times faster than the closest competitor.

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Warming's impacts sped up, worsened since Kyoto

November 23, 2009 6:33 am | News | Comments

Since the 1997 international accord to fight global warming, climate change has worsened and accelerated - beyond some of the grimmest of warnings made back then.  As the world has talked for a dozen years about what to do next, new ship passages opened through the once frozen summer sea ice of the Arctic.

Brainstorm: Holiday Wish List

November 23, 2009 6:10 am | Articles | Comments

With the holidays approaching, what product or technology is on your wish list?

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The Rise of Counterfeiting

November 23, 2009 6:05 am | News | Comments

The rise of counterfeiting in recent years has been astounding. The U.S. economy loses some $250 billion annually with some three-quarters of a million jobs lost every year to what the Wall Street Journal has labeled as “nothing short of an economic crisis.”

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Life Certainties Include Bad Forecasts

November 23, 2009 5:55 am | News | Comments

We all know demand variability and predictability are a daily reality for high tech manufacturers. The upcoming holiday season brings its own challenges for the manufacturers of consumer electronics. This year, it looks like it may be compounded by an earlier than expected uptick in underlying demand across most high tech sectors.

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Springer launches SpringerMaterials at London Online Information 2009

November 23, 2009 5:00 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Springer) Springer Science+Business Media has announced the launch of SpringerMaterials -- the Landolt-Boernstein Database. It is the world's largest content platform of selected and critically assessed data in all areas of physical sciences and engineering.

Air Liquide Receives 2009 EuroAsia IC Industry Award

November 23, 2009 4:46 am | News | Comments

The Electronics industry is increasingly relying on new materials to maintain its pace of innovation, and is now delving into previously unexplored areas of the Periodic Table of Elements to enable ever more powerful devices. One such element is Ruthenium, which plays a crucial role in the data storage industry.

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ThreadX RTOS Selected for Avidyne Digital Flight Control System

November 23, 2009 4:34 am | News | Comments

Express Logic today announced that its popular ThreadX RTOS drives Avidyne Corporation’s new DFC90 attitude-based Digital Flight Control System. The DFC90 is an integrated flight computer and control panel designed as a slide-in replacement for existing rate-based STEC 55X flight computers.

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Ciena buys Nortel business units

November 23, 2009 4:19 am | News | Comments

Ciena Corp. and Nortel Networks Corp. said Monday that Nortel has sold its global optical networking and carrier ethernet businesses to Ciena for $769 in cash and debt. Nortel, a maker of telecom equipment in bankruptcy, said Ciena prevailed in an auction and will pay $530 million in cash and $239 million in convertible notes due June 2017.

Aonix Adds VxWorks-Intel Architecture Target

November 23, 2009 4:13 am | Articles | Comments

Aonix, a provider of solutions for safety and mission-critical applications, today announced the release of ObjectAda Real-Time 8.4 for Windows, targeting Intel x86 architecture embedded and real-time systems running the Wind River VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS).

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Beams are Back in the Large Hadron Collider

November 23, 2009 3:54 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Particle beams are once again zooming around the world’s most powerful particle accelerator—the Large Hadron Collider—located at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. On November 20 at 4:00 p.m. EST, a clockwise circulating beam was established in the LHC’s 17-mile ring.

Did You Really Need a Survey?

November 22, 2009 7:59 am | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

The Center for Disease Control commissioned a survey to find information about computer game players. The result: I'm furious. I paid taxes that funded this survey? They could have just called me.Learn more about the survey here.

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