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Programmable AC Sources Deliver up to 18 kW

May 22, 2009 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Able to deliver delivering up to 4 times peak current, the 61500 and 61600 Series of programmable AC power sources from Chroma can provide up to 18 kW.

Tech Firms Balance Cost Cuts and Innovation

May 22, 2009 5:55 am | by Dominique Vidalon and Alexei Oreskovic | News | Comments

Technology executives say they are prepared to cut more costs if the downturn proves more prolonged than expected, but finding places to get further savings won't be easy.

LED Driver Incorporates Digital Dot Correction

May 22, 2009 5:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

To provide uniformed LED brightness and accurate LED color, the MBI5040 PWM LED driver from Macroblock has 8-bit digital dot correction and 16-bit gray scale control.

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Apple Job Listing Hints at More Powerful iPhone To Come

May 22, 2009 4:53 am | by Arnold Kim | News | Comments

A recent Apple job listing that we just discovered reveals that Apple is looking for a low level iPhone programmer with detailed knowledge of the ARM processor including its NEON vector unit.

Storms Block Shuttle Landing

May 22, 2009 4:38 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Stormy weather prevented space shuttle Atlantis and its crew from landing on the first try Friday, and they circled the Earth amid faint hope that the skies would clear.

The Climate is Right for Wireless Environmental Sensors

May 21, 2009 2:39 pm | by Sol Jacobs, Tadiran Batteries, www.tadiran.com | Articles | Comments

The effects of man-made climate change, once seen as a problem for future generations, is now viewed as an immediate threat, have led to significant technological investments to build a more sustainable future. From measuring the decline of snow packs in Antarctica and the North Pole, to measuring the impact of man-made dams on salmon migration patterns, to the development of systems that better predict natural disasters, remote wireless sensors are playing an increasingly critical role in advanced scientific technology.

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Intel's Moblin Accelerates OS Battle for Netbooks

May 21, 2009 9:13 am | by Barry Levine, newsfactor.com | News | Comments

The new and flourishing category of netbooks is also becoming a breeding ground for new computer operating systems. The Google-backed, Linux-based open-source Android mobile platform has been moving into netbooks from smartphones, and on Tuesday Intel announced a new beta version of its Linux-based Moblin operating system for netbooks and other mobile devices.

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Sony to Slash Suppliers

May 21, 2009 8:21 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Sony Corp. said it will halve the number of parts suppliers to slash costs under a turnaround plan that's testing the mettle of Chief Executive Howard Stringer. The Japanese electronics and entertainment company plans to cut purchasing costs by 500 billion yen ($5.3 billion), or 20 percent of the 2.5 trillion yen spent during the fiscal year ended March, company spokeswoman Mami Imada said Thursday.

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Small Converters Offer Dual Separated Outputs

May 21, 2009 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Accepting an input of 5 VDC or 12 VDC, the 1-W AM1L-NZ and 2-W AM2L-NZ DC/DC converters can step up or step down to dual separated outputs of 5/5, 9/9, 12/12 or 15/15 VDC. The configuration allows for rapid load changes on the two outputs (from 10% to 100% load current) without any degradation to load regulation of either output.

Researchers Create DVDs With Massive Storage

May 21, 2009 7:29 am | by by Michael Kahn, Maggie Fox, and David Cowell | News | Comments

"Five-dimensional" discs with a capacity 10,000 times greater than current DVDs could be on the market within 10 years, researchers reported on Wednesday.

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Sweden Helps South Korea Convert Food Waste Into Biogas

May 21, 2009 7:20 am | by KELLY OLSEN, AP Business Writer | Blogs | Comments

The South Korean city of Ulsan lets water generated from processing food waste run off into the ocean, which can generate methane gas harmful to the environment. Now, with the help of a Swedish company, it is going to start converting that waste water into biogas, a type of clean fuel that can be used as power to heat buildings and even power vehicles.

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High-Voltage Amplifier Offers Wide Bandwidth

May 21, 2009 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Useful in piezoelectrics, electro-optics, and MEMS applications, the Trek Model PZD350A high-voltage power amplifier provides a large-signal bandwidth of 250 kHz (-3dB) and a small-signal bandwidth greater than 350 kHz (-3dB).

NAVSEA Recruits Auto Workers for Shipbuilding

May 21, 2009 6:56 am | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy’s largest systems command, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), is recruiting displaced mid-career automotive engineering professionals.

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Atlantis Crew Completes Successful Hubble Tuneup

May 21, 2009 6:51 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Atlantis' astronauts checked their ship's flight systems and packed up Thursday in hopes of an on-time end to their triumphant Hubble Space Telescope repair mission, although the weather prospects were dismal.

Single IC Enables Isolated USB Connections for Medical and Industrial Equipment

May 21, 2009 3:05 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices has introduced what is said to be the industry’s first single-IC USB isolator (universal serial bus isolator), which simplifies isolated USB-port implementation in system-critical medical and industrial equipment. Using the company's iCoupler digital isolation technology, the ADuM4160 USB isolator offers

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