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2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Keithley wins for Test and Measurement

May 28, 2014 12:43 pm | Keithley Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The Model 2450 SourceMeter SMU Instrument from Keithley (Cleveland, OH) includes a touchscreen graphical user interface and offers 5-inch, full-color touchscreen and icon-based menu structure allow for intuitive user interaction and speed test configuration by eliminating cumbersome multi-layer menus....

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Mentor Graphics and Digi-Key bring professional EDA software to the engineering masses

May 28, 2014 12:26 pm | Digi-Key, Mentor Graphics Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Digi-Key Corporation has collaborated with Mentor Graphics Corporation to create a unique concept-to-prototype design tool targeted for green-field projects before transition to production. Available from Digi-Key, the Designer Schematic product from Mentor Graphics addresses escalating demand from professional engineers for Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software at an affordable price point for new R&D projects, while facilitating access to the latest parts.

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2-kVAC isolated 1.5-W low noise micromodule converters are UL60950 Recognized

May 28, 2014 11:49 am | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) introduced the LTM8057 and LTM8058, 1.5-W output µModule (micromodule) DC/DC converters with 2-kVAC galvanic isolation (production tested to 3 kVDC) in a 9-mm x 11.25-mm x 4-mm BGA (ball grid array) package. The devices operate from an input voltage...

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PURPA has potential to push PV projects in Pacific Northwest

May 28, 2014 11:17 am | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

On May 13th, Idaho Power, an investor-owned utility (IOU) serving most of Southern Idaho and parts of Eastern Oregon, filed a petition with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (IPUC) to suspend Idaho Power’s requirement to enter into purchase agreements with solar power generators seeking to ...

Verdeva selects LogMeIn for Internet of Things initiative

May 28, 2014 10:55 am | News | Comments

LogMeIn, Inc. announced that it has been selected by Verdeva, a vehicle/driver information services innovator, to help the company realize its vision for turning gas pumps into Internet-connected transaction stations. Verdeva’s Efficient Vehicle Assessor (EVA) is designed to make it easy for insurers to implement lower-cost mileage-based policies....

Rice researcher rebooting 'deep brain stimulation'

May 28, 2014 10:51 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Deep brain stimulators, devices that zap Parkinson's disease tremors by sending electrical current deep into nerve centers near the brain stem, may sound like they are cutting-edge, but Rice University's Caleb Kemere wants to give them a high-tech overhaul....

Scientists unveil first method for controlling the growth of metal crystals

May 28, 2014 10:49 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers have announced the first ever method for controlling the growth of metal-crystals from single atoms. Published in the journal Nature Communications and developed at the University of Warwick, the method, called Nanocrystallometry, allows for the creation of precise components for use in nanotechnology....

Learning early in life may help keep brain cells alive

May 28, 2014 10:47 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Using your brain – particularly during adolescence – may help brain cells survive and could impact how it functions after puberty. According to a recently published study in Frontiers in Neuroscience, Rutgers University behavioral neuroscientist Tracey Shors, who co-authored the study ...

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Water in moon rocks provides clues and questions about lunar history

May 28, 2014 10:45 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A recent review of hundreds of chemical analyses of Moon rocks indicates that the amount of water in the Moon's interior varies regionally – revealing clues about how water originated and was redistributed in the Moon. These discoveries provide a new tool to unravel the processes involved in the formation of the Moon....

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Multi-standard wireless charging SoC targets smartphones

May 28, 2014 10:42 am | Broadcom Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Broadcom Corporation (Irvine, CA) introduced a new multi-standard smartphone power management unit (PMU) that drives Rezence technology into the mainstream while providing compatibility with existing deployed standards.

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Power supply family addresses test & measurement power challenges

May 28, 2014 10:26 am | SL Power Electronics Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

SL Power Electronics (Ventura, CA) announced its  425-W, single output TU425 Series AC/DC power supply. This offering addresses the unique needs of all types of test equipment such as oscilloscopes, analyzers, test boards, chromatography mass detectors as well as

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Sight for sore eyes: Augmented reality without the discomfort

May 28, 2014 10:21 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Augmented reality is increasingly becoming… well … a reality. Smartphone apps can point out restaurants as you scan the street with your phone camera or even identify constellations when you point your phone at the night sky. And goggle-like devices—akin to Google Glass—that you wear on your head can superimpose computer-generated images....

Google: We're building car with no steering wheel

May 28, 2014 10:06 am | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google will build a car without a steering wheel. It doesn't need one because it drives itself. The two-seater won't be sold publicly, but Google said Tuesday it hopes by this time next year, 100 prototypes will be on public roads. Though not driving very quickly - the top speed would be 25 mph....

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China cracks down on instant messaging services

May 28, 2014 10:02 am | by LOUISE WATT, Associated Press | News | Comments

China is targeting popular smartphone-based instant messaging services in a month-long campaign to crack down on the spreading of rumors and what it calls infiltration of hostile forces, in the latest move restricting online freedom of expression. Such services incorporate social media functions that allow users to post photos and updates to their friends....

Power modules are positioned as cost-effective solution for low power motor drive applications

May 28, 2014 9:55 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) introduced the µIPM-DIP family of highly integrated, compact Integrated Power Modules (IPM) for low power motor drive applications including fans, pumps, air purifiers and refrigerator compressor drives.

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