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Gate-drive IC shrinks automotive high-current switching systems while boosting performance

December 5, 2013 4:35 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced the highly compact AUIR08152S automotive-qualified gate drive IC featuring high output current in excess of 10A that shrinks system size and boosts performance in automotive and industrial high-power switching applications.

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The Nigerian prince isn’t the only online hoax

December 5, 2013 4:29 pm | by Allegra Sparta, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

Ben Franklin once said “Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.” That’s doubly so for the World Wide Web, the breeding ground for Nigerian princes, get-rich-quick schemes, and all manner of hoaxes. No one likes to be scammed. Whether a hacker steals all of your personal information or you just wind up feeling a bit silly...

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2W DC/DC converters designed to serve medical-grade equipment

December 5, 2013 4:13 pm | MicroPower Direct, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Available immediately from MicroPower Direct, the ML200MHI series is a family of compact, 2W DC/DC converters fully approved to both EN 60950 and EN 60601. They are specifically designed to meet the stringent isolation, reinforced insulation, and low leakage requirements of medical-grade equipment.

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December 5, 2013 4:11 pm | Events

2014 LTE Innovation Summit

December 5, 2013 4:09 pm | Events

Come to the LTE Innovation Summit, a leadership event hosted by Rohde & Schwarz, to learn how you can realize the full potential of LTE  - whether you are a chipset supplier, device/UE manufacturer, network operator, test house or any other key player in the LTE ecosystem.

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Tech Tips: Guide to protecting Internet accounts

December 5, 2013 3:50 pm | by By ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Security experts say passwords for more than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, just the latest example of breaches involving leading Internet companies.

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Interface relays available in 5 different versions for every application option

December 5, 2013 3:08 pm | Finder Relays Inc., Newark | Product Releases | Comments

Finder Relays has partnered with Newark element14 to offer the most advanced concept in interface relays. These relays are Ultraslim (only 6.2mm) and available in 5 different versions for every application option. The MasterINTERFACE relay modules offer....

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VLV - Very Large Vias

December 5, 2013 2:13 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

I recently received a question over on Twitter. Tomaž Šolc, AKA avian2 asked: "@pcbassembly What is your opinion on the "one big plated drill in QFN ground pad" pattern? pic.twitter.com/M9ZLftpuo0" I answered back: "Bad for machine assembly, okay for hand...

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Active harmonic filter improves efficiency while reducing harmonic pollution

December 5, 2013 2:10 pm | Schaefer Power Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer is proud to introduce their new PB Series three-wire and four-wire active harmonic filter modular systems that are designed to meet IEEE-519. The Power Balance (PB) family is scalable and offers a practical solution for improving power quality for tower buildings....

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Power supplies designed for medical applications

December 5, 2013 1:58 pm | SL Power Electronics Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

SL Power Electronics announces its MB60S single-output, convection-cooled, wide temperature range power supply that provides 60 watts of power in an ultra-compact  2” x 3” x 1.0” package. Joining SL Power’s line of high-density open frame AC/DC medical-grade power supplies, the MB60S is approved to the highest safety standards....

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Semiconductor parts: Distinguishing real from fake requires a trained eye

December 5, 2013 1:40 pm | by Steve Martin, EVP of Sales for Components Direct, an Avnet Company | Components Direct | Articles | Comments

Detecting counterfeit electronic components is not easy — if it was, our industry would not be suffering the $160 billion in annual risk identified by IHS Research. The industry is being forced to take action, with recent federal legislation setting an example for the entire supply chain....

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Tune in, turn on, power up

December 5, 2013 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Human beings don't come with power sockets, but a growing numbers of us have medical implants that run off electricity. To keep our bionic body parts from powering down, a group of Arizona researchers is developing a safe, noninvasive, and efficient means of wireless power transmission through body tissue.

Laser light at useful wavelengths from semiconductor nanowires

December 5, 2013 1:31 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Thread-like semiconductor structures called nanowires, so thin that they are effectively one-dimensional, show potential as lasers for applications in computing, communications, and sensing. Scientists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have demonstrated laser action in semiconductor nanowires....

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CERN, eat your heart out? U of A research team helps identify an interstellar particle accelerator

December 5, 2013 1:26 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Newly released research in Nature Communications from the University of Alberta has identified the existence of a giant cosmic accelerator above the Earth. By analyzing data from NASA's Van Allen probes, U of A physicist Ian Mann, together with his colleagues at NASA and other institutes, have been able to measure and identify the "smoking gun" of a planetary scale process....

Engineering Update #36: Amazon's new drone delivery system

December 5, 2013 10:40 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

If you're already signed up for Amazon prime for its next-day delivery, you might want to get onboard the drone trend since Amazon says that's the next big thing in sales. The drones would be capable of carrying packages and orders under 5 pounds to any site within 10 miles of a fulfillment center.

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