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Littelfuse Speed2Design wins second Platinum MarCom Award

February 19, 2015 1:50 pm | News | Comments

Littelfuse, Inc. has received a 2014 Platinum MarCom Award in the Marketing/Promo Campaign/Special Event category for the planning and promotion of the Speed2Design 2013 campaign. The company earned its second Platinum Award for creating ...

MAPPS Fall Conference to be held in conjunction with Drone World Expo

February 19, 2015 1:45 pm | News | Comments

Drone World Expo is thrilled to announce a conference partnership with MAPPS, which will bring together all stakeholders, constituents, and levels of government in the surveying, mapping, and geospatial field. The MAPPS Conference will be held as a part of Drone World Expo....

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Review: Freedom! These smartwatches leave the phone behind

February 19, 2015 12:48 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Strap on the Samsung Gear S or the Sony SmartWatch 3 if you want to take a jog on the beach or head out for a bike ride without your phone clunking along. One of my frustrations with early smartwatches has been how little ...

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High-current inductor features temperature range to +180 °C

February 19, 2015 12:13 pm | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new automotive-grade IHLP low-profile, high-current inductor in the 4040 case size featuring an industry-high continuous operating temperature range to +180 °C. Offering a low profile of 4.0 mm, the Vishay Dale IHLP-4040DZ-8A provides a wide ...

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Engineering Update #98: The FAA’s proposed rules for commercial drones

February 19, 2015 12:10 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Domestic drones represent a potential goldmine – quite possibly the greatest business opportunity since the automobile – and a plethora of different companies have proposed various commercial applications. But one of the biggest roadblocks to any sort of mass deployment ...

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Electromechanical relay switches achieve up to 10 million life cycles

February 19, 2015 12:06 pm | by Pasternack | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack introduces a new family of in-stock high-rel electromechanical relay switches with designs that range from 2 to 10 million life cycles, making them uniquely qualified for applications including defense and commercial aviation, semiconductor manufacturing, communications, radar ...

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The industry’s first integrated, programmable USB Type-C port controller solution

February 19, 2015 12:02 pm | by Cypress | Cypress | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. sampled the industry’s first integrated, programmable USB Type-C port controller solution. The USB Type-C standard is gaining rapid support with top-tier PC makers by enabling slim industrial designs, easy-to-use connectors and cables, the ability to transmit multiple protocols ...

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Power system meets IEC 61535 standards

February 19, 2015 11:56 am | by TE Connectivity - Intelligent Buildings | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity announces its newly enhanced NECTOR M power system. In addition to meeting IEC 61535 standards, the power system solution is designed to meet the UL 1977 guidelines and just debuted a 5-position splitter that provides power, signal and control connection options for multiple ...

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QFN socket designed for Microchip's 10TDFN

February 19, 2015 11:10 am | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new QFN socket addressing high performance requirements for testing QFN devices - CBT-QFN-7039. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 17 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 50,000 insertions. The self inductance of the contactor is 0.75 nH....

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Beyond silicon: New semiconductor moves spintronics toward reality

February 19, 2015 10:08 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new semiconductor compound is bringing fresh momentum to the field of spintronics, an emerging breed of computing device that may lead to smaller, faster, less power-hungry electronics. Created from a unique low-symmetry crystal structure ...

Supercomputer simulations explore how an air-reed instrument generates air flow and sound

February 19, 2015 10:06 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Hiroshi Yokoyama and his colleagues at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology in collaboration with researchers at YAMAHA Corporation have succeeded in directly predicting sound radiating from a recorder ...

Does dark matter cause mass extinctions and geologic upheavals?

February 19, 2015 10:03 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Research by New York University Biology Professor Michael Rampino concludes that Earth's infrequent but predictable path around and through our Galaxy's disc may have a direct and significant effect on geological and biological phenomena occurring ...

Russia's new fuel allows cruise missiles to exceed Mach 5

February 19, 2015 9:51 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

The Cold War may be over, but don’t tell Russia. They’ve just taken the lead in a brand new hypersonic arms race with a fuel that allows cruise missiles to fly 5x the speed of sound. The fuel would allow specially designed cruise missiles ...

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Researchers build atomically thin gas and chemical sensors

February 19, 2015 9:51 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The relatively recent discovery of graphene, a two-dimensional layered material with unusual and attractive electronic, optical and thermal properties, led scientists to search for other atomically thin materials with unique properties. Molybdenum disulfide ...

Man charged in biggest US hacking scheme pleads not guilty

February 19, 2015 8:55 am | by DAVID PORTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Russian citizen pleaded not guilty Tuesday to an 11-count indictment charging him and four others with running what authorities have called the largest criminal computer hacking scheme ever prosecuted in the United States. Vladimir Drinkman appeared in ...

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