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10-A backup power controller IC provides capacitor-based uninterrupted power

May 19, 2014 11:46 am | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation introduced the LTC3350, a supercapacitor charger and backup controller IC that provides all PowerPath control, capacitor stack charging and balancing, and capacitor “health” monitoring to ensure that the backup system is capable of reliable operation.

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2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Humavox wins for Market Disrupter

May 19, 2014 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

The innovative Eterna platform from Humavox (Israel) allows manufacturers to implement wireless power in a way that is conducive to the overall user experience of their device. Eterna’s smart charging platform can wirelessly charge all IoT devices. Features include ...

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Nanopower anisotropic magnetoresistive sensor ICs are presented as industry’s first

May 19, 2014 11:14 am | Honeywell Sensing And Control | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell (Minneapolis, MN) introduced what it asserts are the industry’s first Nanopower Anisotropic Magnetoresistive Sensor ICs. They are said to provide the highest level of magnetic sensitivity (as low as 7 Gauss typical) while requiring nanopower (360 nA).

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LED scanner delivers distance measurement over wide areas

May 19, 2014 10:50 am | Pepperl+Fuchs Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduced the Multi-Beam LED Scanner R2100, which combines the company’s Pulse Ranging Technology (PRT) with Ultra-IR LEDs and Multi-Beam Scan. This technology combination delivers two-dimensional measurement over an entire area…

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Under SecArmy Carson stresses network modernization, thanks troops at Fort Bliss

May 19, 2014 10:23 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

Undersecretary of the Army Brad R. Carson visited Fort Bliss, Texas, May 15, 2014, which he described as one of the Army's premier installations to highlight one of the service's top modernization priorities, the tactical communications network.

Is a 4K tablet PC possible?

May 19, 2014 10:22 am | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

The 4K LCD TV is a rising star in the TV market, and we also see 4K panels emerging in the monitor and notebook PC markets. Panel makers are also developing 4K smartphone panels. The only remaining question is whether 4K will show up on tablet PCs. There are panel makers developing 4K tablet PC...

PSUs in 1U package offer very high power density

May 19, 2014 10:10 am | Excelsys Technologies Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

Excelsys Technologies (Cork, Ireland) introduced its XSolo family of 1U-high, single-output switching power supply units (PSUs). The XSolo family is offered in a convection-cooled 504-W open-frame U-channel form-factor model (6.8 W/cu.in.) and an enclosed, fan-cooled chassis model that delivers…

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Silly putty material inspires better batteries

May 19, 2014 9:33 am | by Sean Nealon, University of California - Riverside | News | Comments

Using a material found in Silly Putty and surgical tubing, a group of researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a new way to make lithium-ion batteries that will last three times longer between charges....

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One small chip -- one giant leap forward for early cancer detection

May 19, 2014 9:27 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Today, the majority of cancers are detected on the macroscopic level, when the tumor is already composed of millions of cancer cells and the disease is starting to advance into a more mature phase. But what if we could diagnose cancer before it took hold- while it was still only affecting a few localized cells?

Scientists discover how to turn light into matter after 80-year quest

May 19, 2014 9:25 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Imperial College London physicists have discovered how to create matter from light - a feat thought impossible when the idea was first theorised 80 years ago. In just one day over several cups of coffee in a tiny office in Imperial's Blackett Physics Laboratory, three physicists worked out a relatively simple way to physically prove a theory....

Cuba mobile email experiment causes chaos

May 19, 2014 9:22 am | by ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

On an island where most people have no Internet access, the arrival of mobile phone email service was embraced with joy. Tens of thousands of Cubans began emailing like crazy in March - for days, until the service started to fail, taking much of Cuba's already shaky voice and text-messaging mobile service down with it....

Engineering better machines and buildings by understanding mechanics of materials

May 19, 2014 9:22 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia project to fill gaps by linking atomic structure with how parts perform ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Humans have used metals for thousands of years, but there’s still a lot about them that isn’t fully understood. Just how much stretching, bending or compression a particular metal will take is....

Tech companies sue over Michael Jackson hologram

May 19, 2014 9:19 am | by MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge ruled Friday that the Billboard Music Awards can use a hologram of deceased pop icon Michael Jackson at this weekend's show, rejecting efforts from tech companies seeking to block the digital performance. Judge Kent Dawson said there wasn't enough evidence to show the planned 3-D image would violate patents....

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Engineering Newswire: Hands-free corvette on Air Force test track

May 19, 2014 9:03 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Former Indie League racer, Sam Schmidt, got back behind the wheel to race a Corvette down an Air Force test track. Except, Schmidt is a quadriplegic which was the result of a spinal cord injury suffered during a race testing accident in 2000. Using a ball cap with reflective spheres, Schmidt can take to the track again....

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America Semiconductor’s differentiator is go-to-market strategy

May 19, 2014 8:41 am | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief, ECN | Articles | Comments

In March 2014, America Semiconductor introduced a new series of standard-recovery, stud-mount rectifiers in DO8 and DO9 packages. While the new rectifiers are suited for a range of commercial, industrial, and military applications, the company’s CEO and co-founder Jeffrey Simon admits that “when it comes to product, we’re not re-inventing the wheel here”....

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