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Modeling software now features SXP- & SMX-style MLCCs rated for up to 200°C

October 9, 2013 3:16 pm | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has updated its advanced SpiCalci 8.0 SPICE modeling software with the addition of two new high-temperature multilayer ceramic capacitor series for power electronics employed in harsh environment applications such as down-hole oil drilling.

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Connector provides two power connections through an industry standard RJ45 interface

October 9, 2013 3:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) announced the release of the Pivot Power RJ45 connector. The pivot power RJ45 is a new, lo- voltage power connector that commons RJ45 contacts to provide two power connections through an industry standard RJ45 interface.

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Meet the voice behind Siri

October 9, 2013 2:44 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Internet, meet Siri. Siri, meet the internet. Surprise! It’s not really Siri. Obviously, Siri is a computer program on the iPhone, but Susan Bennett is the voice behind the virtual assistant. Bennett says the sassy, somewhat martyred, voice was a product of some July 2005 recording sessions for GM Voices.

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PC maker HP issues upbeat guidance for 2014

October 9, 2013 1:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. on Wednesday projected earnings for the fiscal year starting in November that exceeded analysts' forecasts. In a meeting with analysts, CEO Meg Whitman says the computer maker will also see "stabilizing revenue declines" next year. HP has been trying to ease...

3 win Nobel chemistry prize for cyber experiments

October 9, 2013 1:22 pm | by KARL RITTER & MALIN RISING, Associated Press | News | Comments

Three U.S.-based scientists won this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing powerful computer models that others can use to understand complex chemical interactions and create new drugs. Research in the 1970s has helped scientists develop programs that unveil chemical processes...

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Flawed diamonds: Gems for new technology

October 9, 2013 11:27 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of researchers led by University of Arizona assistant professor Vanessa Huxter has made the first detailed observation of how energy travels through diamonds that contain nitrogen-vacancy centers – defects in which two adjacent carbon atoms in the diamond's crystal structure are replaced by a single nitrogen atom and an empty gap.

Asqella spinning out new security screening technology developed at VTT

October 9, 2013 11:24 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Asqella, a spin-off of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, sells revolutionary passive THz imaging systems capable of remote detection of items concealed about the body. The company has received nearly one million euros funding from an angel syndicate, VTT Ventures and Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation.

UT Arlington engineers making batteries safer, cooler

October 9, 2013 11:22 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Two UT Arlington engineering faculty members have won a $152,077 Office of Naval Research grant to study the thermal properties of lithium-ion batteries and devise better designs for cooling and operating them safely on Navy ships and planes.

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RF transceiver includes frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology

October 9, 2013 11:12 am | Laird Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Laird announced the release of the CL024 transceiver from its Embedded Wireless Solutions unit. The CL024 transceiver is a Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) radio designed for license-free operation in the 2.4 GHz Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) band.

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Motor driver IC operates at up to 28 V

October 9, 2013 10:53 am | Allegro Microsystems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC introduces a new, flexible microstepping motor driver with a built in translator for easy operation. Allegro’s A4992 is a single chip solution designed to operate bipolar stepper motors in full, half, quarter and eighth step modes, at up to 28 V (up to 50 V supply operation).

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Power supples available in 10 standard ranges from 23-800VDC

October 9, 2013 10:23 am | Schaefer Power Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer, Inc. announces the C/B 6600 Series of 30kWatt DC-DC and AC-DC converter modules and battery charger. This highly-reliable, compact and rugged design provides a high density solution for high-power applications in industries such as utility, oil/gas, automation, heavy industrial, military, telecom/datacom...

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Photos of the Day: Samsung to debut smartphone with curved display

October 9, 2013 9:21 am | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics said it will release a smartphone with a curved display - and a $1,000 price tag. The Galaxy Round has a curved 5.7-inch (14.5 cm) screen using advanced display technology called organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, technology. The Korean company said such a curved screen smartphone is the first in the world.

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Review: $279 Chromebook good as secondary computer

October 8, 2013 6:36 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard's new Chromebook 11 is a laptop at heart, but it's light and portable enough to work well in places where you'd normally prefer a tablet. I'm thinking cramped buses and airplanes, the waiting area of a doctor's office or even the cushiony couch in your living room. The Chromebook...

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Google unveils $279 Chrome laptop made by HP

October 8, 2013 6:00 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is introducing a $279 laptop that runs its Internet-centric Chrome operating system, borrowing many of the high-end features found in models that cost $1,000 or more. Hewlett-Packard Co. makes the new HP Chromebook 11. Although its price is in line with most other Chrome OS notebooks, the...

NREL releases roadmap to reduce solar PV 'soft costs' by 2020

October 8, 2013 4:49 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently issued a new report, "Non-Hardware ('Soft') Cost-Reduction Roadmap for Residential and Small Commercial Solar Photovoltaics, 2013,"PDF funded by DOE's SunShot Initiative and written by NREL and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI).

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