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650-V green mode buck switches offer high power efficiency with system design scalability

January 8, 2014 12:02 pm | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FSL306 and FSL336 650 V Green Mode AC Buck Switches offer burst-mode operation with the low available operating current (250 µA) that helps to reduce standby mode power consumption for increased energy efficiency. Power scalability from

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Photos of the Day: Long shots: Galaxies from 13.2 billion years ago

January 8, 2014 11:57 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The Hubble Space Telescope has peered back to a chaotic time 13. 2 billion years ago when never-before-seen galaxies were tiny, bright blue and full of stars bursting to life all over the place. Thanks to some complex physics tricks, NASA's aging telescope is just starting to see the universe at its infancy in living color and detail.

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Climate change: How does soil store CO2?

January 8, 2014 11:49 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions continue to rise – in 2012 alone, 35.7 billion tons of this greenhouse gas entered the atmosphere*. Some of this CO2 is absorbed by the oceans, plants and soil. As such, they provide a significant reservoir of carbon, stemming the release of CO2.

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An improved, cost-effective catalyst for water-splitting devices

January 8, 2014 11:44 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Solar energy appears to be the only form of renewable that can be exploited at level that matches the world's growing needs. However, it is equally necessary to find efficient ways to store solar energy in order to ensure a consistent energy supply when sunlight is scarce.

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100-Ohm backplane connector is scalable up To 25 Gbps data rates

January 8, 2014 11:31 am | Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated released the Impact 100-Ohm backplane connector, which combines speed and density in a modular package designed for high speed applications. The scalable Impact connector technology provides

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Gadget Watch: Nabu smart wristband from game maker

January 8, 2014 10:19 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Razer Inc., whose gaming tablet won last year's "Best of Show" award at the International CES gadget show, has unveiled a wristband that combines the functionality of a fitness tracker and a smartwatch. As a fitness tracker, the Nabu wristband tells you about your sleep patterns and the number of steps taken and the stairs climbed. As a smartwatch, it offers notifications about incoming texts and emails.

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Liquid crystal thermography system reveals PCB and component temperatures

January 8, 2014 10:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new ethermVIEW liquid crystal thermographic analysis system provides optical temperature measurements of active PCBs and components. The system uses the color response of thermochromic liquid crystals (TLC) for non-invasive thermal studies. Developed

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TVS diodes suited for aerospace applications

January 8, 2014 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse, Inc. offers users the ability to customize the upscreening and sorting process flows for High-Reliability Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) Diodes. These components protect sensitive electronic equipment from voltage transients induced by lightning surge and other transient voltage events and have been specially screened and sorted for use in DC line protection in aviation electronics (avionics) and other applications that demand high reliability.

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MiniLEDs offered in ultra-compact 2.3 mm by 1.3 mm

January 8, 2014 9:09 am | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.  announced the release of a new series of power MiniLEDs in ultra-compact 2.3 mm by 1.3 mm by 1.4 SMD packages. Utilizing the latest advanced AllnGaP technology, the Vishay Semiconductors VLMx234.. series provides exceptional brightness with a typical luminous intensity of 3500 mcd and maximum luminous intensity of 4900 mcd at 70 mA while delivering improved thermal performance compared to previous-generation LEDs.

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AC-DC power supplies offer high efficiency single output for convection, forced air cooling

January 8, 2014 9:04 am | XP Power | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power announced a 130 Watt addition to the ECS series of AC-DC power supplies. Packaged in a compact 2 x 4 x 1.25 inch (50.8 x 101.6 x 31.8 mm) open-frame format, the high efficiency single output ECS130 can be either convection or forced air cooled and used in a variety of end-applications.

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Your next TV: Will it be Ultra HD?

January 7, 2014 6:55 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

After attempts to hawk 3-D and OLED TVs fizzled in recent years, television manufacturers are taking small steps toward making a new technology, Ultra HD, more viable for mainstream consumers. It's the first TV format to be driven by the Internet video-streaming phenomenon and at the...

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Wearable tech with an eye for fashion

January 7, 2014 3:57 pm | by Allegra Sparta, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

Wearable technology can be a tough sell. It seems like most of the technology is forever fated to be hideously ugly and bulky. Most smartwatches look like a calculator strapped to your arm as if wearers just popped out of an old sci-fi flick. In order to deal with all the features necessary for the consumer market, the technology has grown large and awkward. 

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Phones to TVs: The future of tech is flexibility

January 7, 2014 3:10 pm | by Stephanie Carmichael, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

I would never dream of bending my laptop, camera, television, or any of the other electronic devices cluttering up my apartment. But LG’s G Flex Android smartphone, which the company is displaying at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this month in Las Vegas, is a curved device meant to be flattened....

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CES 2014: Hillcrest Laboratories' motion applications

January 7, 2014 2:30 pm | Videos | Comments

Chad Lucien, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Hillcrest Labs, demos some of the motion applications the company has been working on, and being the good sport he is, Chad even shows off his bowling "skills". Hillcrest Labs is the leading global supplier of software and hardware for motion-enabled products.

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CES 2014: GreenPeak discusses the Smart Home

January 7, 2014 2:17 pm | Videos | Comments

At the ZigBee Pavilion at the 2014 International CES, Cees Links, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GreenPeak discusses the Smart Home and how GreenPeak's solutions can enable the connected home. GreenPeak Technologies is a fabless semiconductor company enabling the third wave of wireless data communication....

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