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Funky QFN Land Patterns

September 24, 2010 11:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I've described the optimal way to create your land and solder paste layer for QFNs a couple of times before. But that was for a standard square QFN or rectangular DFN. What happens if you look at the bottom of...

General Dynamics receives $35M US Army contract

September 24, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Friday it received a $35 million contract to produce gun barrel conversion kits for the U.S. Army.The M2A1 quick-change barrel conversion kits contain parts used to modify the M2's heavy barrel machine gun to a different configuration. The company said the conversion...

Worm Gear Replacement Operates at 90% Efficiency

September 24, 2010 9:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The Grove Gear IronMan E Series gear reducer operates at 90% efficiency to maximize system effectiveness. The product has a compact housing design that offers a direct replacement to traditional worm gear reducers.


Load Cell Designed to be Hermetically Encapsulated

September 24, 2010 9:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

HBM Inc. provides state-of-the-art transducers, strain gages, load cells, amplifiers, and assemblies for use in medical devices, dynamic weighing, and scale applications.


Mimicking nature, water-based 'artificial leaf' produces electricity

September 24, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(North Carolina State University) A team led by a North Carolina State University researcher has shown that water-gel-based solar devices -- "artificial leaves" -- can act like solar cells to produce electricity. The findings prove the concept for making solar cells that more closely...

Scientists Recreate Extreme Conditions Deep in Earth’s Interior

September 24, 2010 8:20 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Scientists have wondered for some time why certain seismic waves travel more quickly through the core-mantle boundary, a thin layer of the Earth's interior that lies between about 1675 and 1800 miles below the surface. Now a new study by Yale University and the University of California,...

Wire Stripper Designed for Wire and Cables up to Half Inch OD

September 24, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The temperature of the stripping elements is infinitely variable up to 1400°F. The unit has an infinitely adjustable strip length stop from 0 to 1-1/2 in. and has a self-contained fume extraction system.


RGB LED Illuminated Pushbuttons Offer Unlimited Vibrant Color Combinations

September 24, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

NKK Switches, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, announced the availability of the KP Series of illuminated miniature pushbutton switches.


NC State lands grant to research acoustics to detect landmines, bombs

September 24, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(North Carolina State University) Imagine a tool that uses sound waves to help identify land mines, roadside bombs or suicide bombers. North Carolina State University has received a grant from the US Office of Naval Research to turn that idea into a reality.

Target to start carrying iPad in October

September 24, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Target Corp. says it will begin carrying four models of Apple Inc.'s iPad, starting at $499.The nation's second-largest discount chain says it will start selling touchscreen tablet computer starting Oct. 3.The models include 16-, 32-, and 64-gigabyte models, as well as the Wi-Fi + 3G model.The...

UGent and imec launch silicon photonics spin-off Caliopa

September 24, 2010 6:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Silicon photonics allows for small, highly integrated & low power optical transceivers for data and telecommunication.


Qualcomm defines format for 3-D chip stress

September 24, 2010 6:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Qualcomm has teamed up with Synopsys to define a new data exchange format it believes could be critical for supporting 3-D chip stacks that use through silicon vias.


Insight into using Graphene in Electronics

September 23, 2010 11:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

New findings from the laboratory of ECE Professor Joseph W. Lyding, a researcher in the Beckman Institute, are providing valuable insight into graphene, a single two-dimensional layer of graphite with numerous electronic and mechanical properties that make it attractive for use in electronics.


Lockheed Martin and ZyGEM accelerate DNA identification for law enforcement, homeland security and defense communities

September 23, 2010 11:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

New, fast sample-to-answer DNA analysis platform previewed at 2010 Biometric Consortium conference


Oracle CEO: We're not eyeing services buys

September 23, 2010 11:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says his company won't follow one of the technology world's hottest trends: buying services companies.Ellison's comments Thursday during the Oracle OpenWorld conference go against the grain of Oracle Corp.'s rivals' strategies.IBM Corp. transformed itself from a...


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