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Thermistors ideal for applications requiring advanced system uptime

September 30, 2013 9:55 am | ProTek Devices | Product Releases | Comments

ProTek Devices has added to its family of overcurrent protection devices with new surface-mountable poly-switch temperature coefficient thermistor (PPTC) devices that include the company’s first resettable PPTC thermistors. The new components are suitable for circuit protection in many applications such as automotive, mobile device battery packs, computer motherboards, and more.

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Full-bridge driver IC designed to operate one bipolar stepper or two brush DC motors

September 30, 2013 9:37 am | Allegro Microsystems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC introduces a new, dual full-bridge driver designed to operate one bipolar stepper or two brush DC motors. Each full bridge uses DMOS power devices with integrated freewheeling diodes. Peak motor current can be limited providing higher efficiency and reduced motor heating.

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Engineering Newswire 57: DARPA's experimental program sends drones to space

September 30, 2013 9:23 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we're microwaving rubble, expanding access to space, designing elastic OLEDs, and flying tinker toys to space. This episode features: DARPA has come up with a new experimental space program -- XS-1 -- which aims to develop a fully reusable, unmanned vehicle that would provide aircraft-like access to space.

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Photos of the Day: NASA preparing to launch 3-D printer into space

September 30, 2013 9:12 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need. The printers would serve as a flying factory of infinite designs, creating objects by extruding layer upon layer of plastic from long strands coiled around large spools.

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Apple maps route to US airport runway reactivated

September 27, 2013 10:38 pm | by MARK THIESSEN - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

To the chagrin and worry of Alaska transportation officials, Apple reactivated maps app directions Friday that guide drivers to the edge of a runway instead of a terminal at the Fairbanks airport. Apple had notified Fairbanks International Airport officials that the faulty directions had been...

PCB Assembly Parts Kit

September 27, 2013 7:07 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

Watch and see what's important when putting together your parts kit Duane Benson Who's on first? I don't know. PCB Assembly

Hear where you are: How sound not only informs, but places us

September 27, 2013 4:44 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

School children learn that humans have five senses, all of which are used to help make decisions. Sound is typically thought of as a means of gathering information. But in a new book – Hear Where We Are: Sound, Ecology, and Sense of Place – author Michael Stocker, Executive Director of Ocean Conservation Research, proposes that sound serves a far deeper function.

Scientists find a martian igneous rock that is surprisingly Earth-like

September 27, 2013 4:34 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

During the nearly 14 months that it has spent on the red planet, Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, has scooped soil, drilled rocks, and analyzed samples by exposing them to laser beams, X-rays, and alpha particles using the most sophisticated suite of scientific instruments ever deployed on another planet.

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Bright, laser-based lighting devices

September 27, 2013 4:32 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

As a modern culture, we crave artificial white lights -- the brighter the better, and ideally using less energy than ever before. To meet the ever-escalating demand for more lighting in more places and to improve the bulbs used in sports stadiums, car headlights and street lamps, scientists are scrambling to create better light-emitting diodes....

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3-D models of electrical streamers

September 27, 2013 4:27 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Streamers may be great for decorating a child's party, but in dielectrics, they are the primary origin of electric breakdown. They can cause catastrophic damage to electrical equipment, harm the surrounding environment, and lead to large-scale power outages. Understanding streamers and the mechanisms behind their initiation, acceleration and branching is necessary....

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Researchers demonstrate 'accelerator on a chip'

September 27, 2013 4:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In an advance that could dramatically shrink particle accelerators for science and medicine, researchers used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times higher than conventional technology in a nanostructured glass chip smaller than a grain of rice.

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Directional couplers cover the ultra-broadband frequency range of 0.5 GHz to 26.5 GHz

September 27, 2013 2:19 pm | Krytar | Product Releases | Comments

KRYTAR announces the continued expansion of its line of directional couplers with the addition of three new models offering high performance over the ultra-broadband frequency range of 0.5 to 26.5 GHz, each in a single, compact and lightweight package.

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Connectors deliver superior performance in harsh, high-temp Mil/Aero environments

September 27, 2013 2:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) DUALOBE connectors are designed to help withstand extreme temperatures in harsh environments within the military and commercial aerospace industries. The DUALOBE connectors are lightweight, customizable and extremely reliable.

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Reference design kit streams uncompressed video at 720p60, 1080p30, and full 5MP@15fps

September 27, 2013 2:06 pm | E-Con Systems, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

e-con Systems Inc., announces the launch of the Denebola (See3CAM_CX3RDK) Reference Design Kit based on EZ-USB CX3 USB3.0 Peripheral controller from Cypress Semiconductors. e-con Systems has developed this USB Video Class (UVC) reference design kit for EZ-USB CX3.

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Caughlin scholarship to benefit electrical engineering at Texas A&M

September 27, 2013 2:05 pm | by Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University | News | Comments

Recognizing the need for financial aid among college students, Jo Ann and William “Jerry” Caughlin have endowed a scholarship to assist electrical engineering undergraduates at Texas A&M University. “My wife and I know from experience......

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