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Why I dream of being an astronaut

March 6, 2015 | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @Kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Meet Jillian Yuricich a student at The Ohio State University studying Aerospace Engineering and minoring in International Studies, Security and Intelligence.

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Advanced materials are essential to unlocking new LED and OLED devices

March 6, 2015 4:33 pm | by Serpil Gonen Williams, VP of Product Development, Pixelligent Technologies | Articles | Comments

During the past few years, LED-based lighting products have achieved significant market acceptance while OLED-based lighting products are poised for tremendous market growth in the near future. To continue commercial growth of these applications, there is a significant need ...

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Choosing the right Schottky diode for a LED backlight boost converter

March 6, 2015 4:15 pm | by Steven Shackell, ON Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

LED backlight boost converters that are incorporated into modern wireless devices tend to consume large quantities of power. The Schottky diode selected is pivotal when it comes to ensuring the boost converter’s overall efficiency reaches its highest level....

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What’s the best defense against component counterfeiting?

March 6, 2015 4:01 pm | Articles | Comments

If we were to do a root cause analysis of the counterfeit component crisis in the electronics supply chain, I think we would find that while sourcing outside the authorized channel and the blatant disregard of criminals for intellectual property rights are significant contributors to the problem....

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Pure sine wave inverters provide up to 3000VA of power

March 6, 2015 2:32 pm | by Schaefer Power Inc | Schaefer Power Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer Inc., announces the PRP-3000 Series of highly efficient, pure sine wave inverters that provide up to 3000VA of power. The PRP-3000 Series has versions that meet industrial (EN60950) and rail (EN50155) standards. Standard input voltages of 24VDC, 36VDC, 48VDC, 72VDC ...

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Micromem demonstrates UAV installation of power line monitoring mounting system

March 6, 2015 2:22 pm | News | Comments

Micromem Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that it has successfully demonstrated the installation of the mounting system that will be used to house its patent pending Power Line Condition Monitoring sensor suite using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)....

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Prototyping kit includes the powerful 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 core

March 6, 2015 2:22 pm | by Cypress | Cypress | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduced a new, low-cost prototyping kit that gives engineers unprecedented access to design with the powerful 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M3 core in Cypress’s PSoC 5LP programmable system-on-chip architecture. The $10 CY8CKIT-059 Prototyping Kit delivers PSoC 5LP’s ability ...

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Clock generators can produce up to 12 programmable output frequencies

March 6, 2015 1:51 pm | by Cypress | Cypress | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduced a high-performance programmable clock generator family that simplifies the design of consumer and networking systems. The new CY27410 4-PLL (phase-locked loop) clock generator can generate up to 12 programmable output frequencies on a single chip ...

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Apple supplier to open $1.4 billion factory

March 6, 2015 1:39 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Japan Display, the company allegedly tapped to supply smartphone screens for upcoming Apple products, will be opening a $1.4 billion factory, according to Reuters sources. The factory in Ishikawa, Japan is expected to start working in 2016....

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Engineering Newswire: Goddess of strategic war blasts a hole through a truck

March 6, 2015 1:13 pm | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

In a recent field test, Lockheed Martin’s 30-kilowatt fiber laser weapon system successfully disabled the engine of a small truck. ATHENA, which stands for Advanced Test, High Energy Asset or, the goddess of strategic war, is a ground-based prototype system that ...

Motion module includes a simple I2C connection to most MCUs/MPUs

March 6, 2015 12:29 pm | by Microchip Technology Inc. | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced from the Embedded World conference in Germany the MM7150 Motion Module—which combines Microchip’s SSC7150 motion co-processor combined with 9-axis sensors, including accelerometer, magnetometer and gyroscope in a small, easy to use form factor....

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Kit assists in development of IoT applications

March 6, 2015 12:08 pm | by Congatec, Inc. | Congatec, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Qseven IoT kit makes it quick and easy to develop applications for the Internet of Things (IoT). The kit provides a complete starter set for the rapid prototyping of embedded IoT applications. The Qseven IoT kit contains a Qseven Computer-on-Module (COM) based on the latest Intel Atom processor technology ...

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3-D imaging reveals hidden forces behind clogs, jams, avalanches, earthquakes

March 6, 2015 10:38 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Pick up a handful of sand, and it flows through your fingers like a liquid. But when you walk on the beach, the sand supports your weight like a solid. What happens to the forces between the jumbled sand grains when you step on them to keep you from sinking?

Reliance on smartphones linked to lazy thinking

March 6, 2015 10:01 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Our smartphones help us find a phone number quickly, provide us with instant directions and recommend restaurants, but new research indicates that this convenience at our fingertips is making it easy for us to avoid thinking for ourselves....

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A breakthrough in nonlinear optics research

March 6, 2015 9:59 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A method to selectively enhance or inhibit optical nonlinearities in a chip-scale device has been developed by scientists, led by the University of Sydney. The researchers from the Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems, (CUDOS) based at the University ...

Making our highways safer and more efficient

March 6, 2015 9:53 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

All over the world, gridlock, stop and go driving and constant and sometimes dangerous lane changes are a daily frustration for highway motorists. However, new research by Dr Xiaobo Qu from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia ...

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