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Intro to backplanes 2 full

March 13, 2013 4:18 pm | Videos | Comments

Tutorial video on backplanes for embedded computing systems from Pixus Technologies. Includes topics on VME, VME64x, AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, and OpenVPX designs.


0.5 mm pitch FPC/FFC connector boasts a mated height of 2 mm

March 13, 2013 4:11 pm | Hirose Electric Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Hirose Electric has developed a 0.5 mm pitch, zero-insertion force connector for applications that utilize both, flexible printed circuit (FPC) or flexible flat cable (FFC).  The FH52 Series features a unique design that increases the retention force on the FFC/FPC while making the positioning and insertion of the cable easier.


Glu Mobile Announces New Employment Inducement Awards

March 13, 2013 4:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Glu Mobile Announces New Employment Inducement Awards San Francisco, Calif. - Mar. 13, 2013 - Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), a leading global developer and publisher of freemium games for smartphone and tablet devices, announced that on...


Optical modulation analyzer series includes new software option

March 13, 2013 4:03 pm | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix announced a new software option for its OM4000 optical modulation analyzer series that offers automated test support for 400G multi-carrier coherent optical modulation. This software option will greatly reduce test times for researchers working on 400G and faster coherent optical systems....


Botín Foundation partners with Yale to examine creativity, emotion

March 13, 2013 4:01 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Yale University has announced an agreement with the Botín Foundation to advance research in the area of emotional intelligence. The collaboration, which brings new funding for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, supports a scientific investigation of the links between creativity and emotion....

Power shelf includes scalability up to 8,000 W

March 13, 2013 3:43 pm | Dongah Elecomm Usa | Product Releases | Comments

The DongAh Elecomm 8,000W compact 2RU-high CWRS-4150A Power Shelf combines the benefits of increased power density with ease of installation and maintenance. The power system may be populated with up to four DRM-440 Rectifier Modules for power scalability up to 8,000W....


Digital storage oscilloscopes offer bandwidth from 70 MHz to 300 MHz

March 13, 2013 3:20 pm | B&K Precision Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision expanded its digital storage oscilloscope (DSO) portfolio with the release of their new 2550 Series. This new series of scopes adds four 2-channel models (2552, 2554, 2556, 2558) and four 4-channel models (2553, 2555, 2557, 2559) ranging from 70 MHz to 300 MHz bandwidth....


Step-down power distribution system delivers up to 1000 watts over 6 outlets

March 13, 2013 3:09 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics added a 6-outlet, portable, low-voltage spider box to its growing line of power distribution systems. Equipped with 6 water proof outlets, the TX-40-6X-120-1224-WP combines the benefits of a step down transformer with the flexibility of a spider box....


CFP2 SR10 optical transceiver targets high-density 100G Ethernet, OTN apps

March 13, 2013 2:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announced a new 100G CFP2 optical transceiver, the AFBR-8420Z. The device is a 10-channel pluggable, multi-mode parallel optic transceiver module designed for high-density 100G Ethernet and Optical Transport Network (OTN). The transceiver is designed to


China wrestles with cost of cleaner environment

March 13, 2013 2:20 pm | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Facing public outrage over smog-choked cities and filthy rivers, China's leaders are promising to clean up the country's neglected environment - a pledge that sets up a clash with political pressures to keep economic growth strong.

Google replaces exec in charge of Android software

March 13, 2013 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google says the executive in charge of its popular Android software for smartphones and tablet computers is stepping down from the job. The unexpected change announced Wednesday marks the first time that the Android software has been overseen by someone other than Andy Rubin. He began working on...

Review: 'Smart' LED bulbs controlled by iPhones

March 13, 2013 2:06 pm | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LED bulbs seem to be the future of home lighting: They save electricity, they're durable and they don't contain mercury like compact fluorescents. But having them produce white light like any old light bulb is like using a computer as a doorstop.

Single board computer enables fast and reliable data transfer in extreme rugged and mobile environments

March 13, 2013 1:24 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ADLINK Technology releases its newest Extreme Rugged CoreModule offering. The ADLINK CoreModule 920, with outstanding mechanical, thermal and power design, is able to support Intel Core i7 performance with low power consumption in a small PC/104 form factor....


SiC MOSFET promises high efficiency, smaller size for power conversion systems

March 13, 2013 12:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cree, Inc. announced the release of its second generation SiC MOSFET, positioned as enabling systems to have higher efficiency and smaller size at cost parity with silicon-based solutions. These 1200-V MOSFETs deliver desirable power density and switching efficiency at


New Samsung phone to face stronger competition

March 13, 2013 12:19 pm | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics is taking to the Big Apple to reveal its next big challenge to Apple Inc.: a successor to its top-selling Galaxy S III smartphone. The Korean company has rented New York's Radio City Music Hall for an event Thursday evening. The company has hinted that it will reveal the...


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