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Tech industry: Obama's NSA reforms 'insufficient'

January 20, 2014 12:35 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE and BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Technology companies and industry groups took President Barack Obama's speech on U.S. surveillance as a step in the right direction, but chided him for not embracing more dramatic reforms to protect people's privacy and the economic interests of American companies that generate most of their revenue overseas.

Boeing, Etihad to develop aviation biofuels

January 20, 2014 12:31 pm | News | Comments

Aircraft maker Boeing Co., Etihad Airways, the oil company Total and others say they will work together on a program to develop an aviation biofuel industry in the United Arab Emirates. Boeing says in a news release Sunday that the program will involve research and development and investments in production of fuels derived from plants that can power aircraft.

X-ray metrology platform provides precision, detection, and throughput for fully automated wafer measurement

January 20, 2014 12:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson DAGE announces the launch of its XM8000 Wafer X-ray Metrology Platform at the SEMI European 3D TSV Summit taking place in Grenoble, France 20-22 January 2014. This new platform takes the market-leading capabilities from Nordson DAGE’s existing X-ray systems to provide an automated, high-throughput X-ray metrology and defect review system....

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LED drivers offer long life and good performance at a reasonable price point

January 20, 2014 12:00 pm | Thomas Research Products | Product Releases | Comments

Thomas Research Products has introduced a new line of Budget LED Drivers. Thomas Research Products is a leading manufacturer of SSL power solutions. The new BLED series includes 12W, 20W, 25W, 35W, 40W, and 50W constant-current models. They offer long life and good performance at a reasonable price point.

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Sunlight-readable mono graphic OLEDs feature total power consumption of 0.5 to 1W

January 20, 2014 11:54 am | Microtips Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Microtips Technology is excited to announce their new 2.4” Sunlight Readable Mono Graphic OLED. This low cost passive matrix 2.4” Mono Graphic OLED display module makes a great option for any application using small size LCDs. With a total power consumption of 0.5 to 1W, this OLED display is designed for hand-held and battery operated applications....

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FMC/VPX carrier includes optical backplane interface

January 20, 2014 11:46 am | Pentek | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek introduced the first members of its Flexor line of FMC (FPGA Mezzanine Card) carriers and FMC modules: the Model 5973 3U VPX FMC carrier with a Virtex-7 FPGA and the Model 3312 multichannel, high-speed data converter FMC. They combine the high performance of the Virtex-7 with the flexibility of the FMC data converter....

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35A DC-DC converter module attains typical efficiency rating of 94%

January 20, 2014 11:36 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata announced the latest addition to the OKLP range of "Power Block" products from Murata Power Solutions. In addition to the recently introduced 25A, Murata now offers the OKLP-X/35-W12-C, a 35A Power Block solution. This Power Block concept sits between a discrete Point-of-Load (PoL) design....

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Automotive electronics advances usher in a greater need for circuit protection

January 20, 2014 11:26 am | by VP Pai, Vice President of ProTek Devices | ProTek Devices | Articles | Comments

Every year, the automotive industry introduces more features that leverage advanced electronics. Many of these new electronics features are marketed for occupant safety, entertainment and conveniences. Vehicles are introduced with systems for blind spot warnings, lane departure warnings, accident warnings, parking assistance, and much more.

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Inductor ideal for switched-mode power supply applications

January 20, 2014 10:19 am | Renco Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Renco Electronics announces the release of the company’s high current version of the best selling product in compact form, the RL-5480HC. Under the slogan, “smaller is better”, Renco debuted the RL-5480HC. The inductor’s high saturation materials allow for ideal use in switched-mode power supply applications....

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RF surge protection tester ideal for field use

January 20, 2014 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Times Microwave Systems introduces the new and unique Times-Protect LP-SPT RF surge protection tester to its growing line of innovative surge protection products. The LP-SPT provides the user with the capability to test any lightning protection device or component to ensure its proper functioning....

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Advanced Mezzanine Card module designed for wireless processing applications

January 20, 2014 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

CommAgility today announced the AMC-V7-2C6670, a high performance Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) module with the processing power of a Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA and two TI TMS320C6670 multicore DSPs. The new AMC is designed for wireless processing applications including 4G, LTE, LTE Advanced and beyond.

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Photos of the Day: Vietnam's 'cyber troops' take fight to US, France

January 20, 2014 9:13 am | by CHRIS BRUMMITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Working on her blog in California one day, Vietnamese democracy activist Ngoc Thu sensed something was wrong. It took a moment for a keystroke to register. Cut-and-paste wasn't working. She had "a feeling that somebody was there" inside her computer. Her hunch turned out to be right.

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Activation of a single neuron type can trigger eating

January 19, 2014 1:01 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Activation of a single type of neuron in the prefrontal cortex can spur a mouse to eat more — a finding that may pinpoint an elusive mechanism the human brain uses to regulate food intake....

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How to tap the sun’s energy through heat as well as light

January 19, 2014 1:00 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new approach to harvesting solar energy, developed by MIT researchers, could improve efficiency by using sunlight to heat a high-temperature material whose infrared radiation would then be collected by a conventional photovoltaic cell. This technique could also make it easier to store the energy for later use, the researchers say.In this case, adding the extra step improves performance, because it makes it possible to take advantage...

How Boeing converted F-16s into unmanned aerial targets

January 17, 2014 4:45 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Boeing test pilot Jason Clements goes through final flight checks in the cockpit of an F-16. He makes sure all his switches are set, the throttle is free and clear, and the lights are on. Clements does a final radio check, and the jet is ready for takeoff. He then steps out of the cockpit and closes the canopy via remote switch. The F-16 takes off with no human occupant. What in the world just happened?

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