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Development kit aids in the development of motor-control applications

March 11, 2014 10:27 am | Zilog | Product Releases | Comments

Zilog (Milpitas, CA) introduces its new MultiMotor Series Development Kit to aid in the development of motor-control applications using an assortment of Zilog MCUs designed specifically for motor control environments. Zilog’s Z16FMC MCU-based MultiMotor Series Development Kit...

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Quartz-based oscillators designed for networking and storage applications

March 11, 2014 10:19 am | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. (San Jose, CA) announces application and sales support for high-frequency oscillators and VCXOs to 1500MHz. These quartz-based, differential, and PECL oscillators are targeted to networking and storage applications where fast delivery (less than one week) and high performance are required.

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Snap-action microswitches comply with UL61058

March 11, 2014 10:12 am | Microprecision Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microprecision Electronics SA (Vouvry, Switzerland) is announcing a new certification “UL 61058” for its snap-action microswitches. UL introduced the new norm to test appliance switches (previously under UL1054). By mid-2015, new products have to comply to UL61058.

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Threat to ozone layer as four new ozone-eating gases found

March 11, 2014 10:08 am | by AllVoices | News | Comments

Four new harmful fluorinated gases, of the type that destroys Earth's protective ozone layer, have been found in the atmosphere. Three of the gases are CFCs — chlorofluorocarbons — whose use has been progressively banned since the 1990s under the...

Photos of the Day: Influential women in engineering

March 11, 2014 9:28 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Rear Admiral Grace Hopper served in the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) in World War II and developed the first compiler for a computer programming language in the 1950s. She was also one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer and created the term “debugging”.

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X-Ray inspection techniques to identify counterfeit electronic components

March 11, 2014 9:07 am | by Dr. Bill Cardoso, Dr. Glen Thomas, Brian Wagner, Creative Electron, Inc. | Articles | Comments

The success of our global economy relies on the free flow of information and products across multiple geographical boundaries. In a networked society, markets transcend political borders to reach every corner of the globe. With such connectivity come serious challenges....

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Apple releases iOS 7.1 with new CarPlay features

March 11, 2014 1:08 am | by AllVoices | News | Comments

Today, Apple released the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 7.1, with bug fixes and several new features. The most prominent addition to this version is the new CarPlay, the "Best iPhone Experience on Four Wheels," that Apple...

U.S. News ranks MIT’s graduate program in Engineering No. 1; Sloan is No. 5 business school

March 11, 2014 12:13 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

MIT’s graduate program in engineering has been ranked No. 1 in the country in U.S. News & World Report ’s annual rankings — a spot the Institute has held since 1990, when the magazine first ranked graduate programs in engineering. U.S. News awarded MIT a score of 100 among graduate...

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From leaker to speaker

March 10, 2014 7:10 pm | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

Edward Snowden appeared via secure video to motivate developers at SXSW.If Edward Snowden hadn’t fled to Russia to seek political asylum, he’d probably be incommunicado on a U.S. naval brig somewhere. Instead, he’s giving motivational speeches to huge crowds of developers.

Tech companies shine some light on national security data requests

March 10, 2014 5:10 pm | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

“Transparency reports” reveal insights about the requests made in the name of national security—including information that was previously kept secret.Data now being published regularly by many U.S. tech companies reveal the scale and scope of government requests for user information.

Entrepreneur Hopes to Use Interference to Improve the Mobile Internet

March 10, 2014 5:10 pm | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

WebTV’s creator thinks his forthcoming wireless technology will give us faster, better mobile Internet access.Ten years ago, when most of us still had no idea what a smartphone was, Steve Perlman was contemplating a future in which we’d be watching so many YouTube videos over cellular networks that...

Let’s shelve legislation for smart phone tracking in stores – for now

March 10, 2014 5:00 pm | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

There’s nothing new about being tracked online. Most Internet users have come to realize that’s the price they pay for free content and services online. But many people do not realize retailers like department stores and big box stores can track a customer’s movements via their cell phones.

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Open-ended problems with no answer keys

March 10, 2014 4:15 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

What do MIT freshmen Pavlina Karafillis and Rasheed Auguste like about their work in the Short Lab? “There’s no answer key — you have to figure things out on your own,”  Karafillis says. Adds Auguste, “it’s like one big open-ended problem; nobody tells you exactly how to attack it.” That spirit...

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High-speed CMOS DDR2 SDRAMs are offered with 512-Mb and 1-Gb densities

March 10, 2014 3:45 pm | Alliance Memory, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Alliance Memory (San Carlos, CA) introduced a new line of high-speed CMOS double data rate 2 synchronous DRAMs (DDR2 SDRAM) with densities of 512 Mb (AS4C32M16D2) and 1 Gb (AS4C64M16D2, AS4C128M8D2) in

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Vertical configuration connectors target high vibration automotive on-board instrumentation

March 10, 2014 3:28 pm | Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated (Lisle, IL) has released a vertical configuration version of its DuraClik 2.00 mm pitch wire-to-board connectors. The new vertical connector is designed for on-board automotive instrumentation, including steering wheels, gear sticks,

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