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Position sensor helps BLDC motor in transmission control unit run smoothly and efficiently

January 16, 2013 2:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ams AG announced that automotive systems manufacturer Continental is using its robust, accurate AS5134 angular position sensor. The AS5134, as well as the newer AS5132, which are fully qualified to the AEC-Q100 automotive standard, are contactless magnetic position sensors optimized for use in high-speed brushless DC (BLDC) motors.

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Low-profile, explosion-proof light features high output and paint booth certification

January 16, 2013 2:26 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larsonelectronics.com has announced the introduction of a low profile explosion proof light featuring high output and paint booth certification. Designed to provide compatibility with low profile mounting applications, the EPL-48-216 Explosion Proof Light Fixture from Larson Electronics provides high output in a less obtrusive form factor....

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Data bus solutions used in the test and integration of the Airbus A350/A380 and the Boeing 787 aircraft

January 16, 2013 2:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Data Device Corporation (DDC) and TechSAT combine their resources and expertise to offer robust AFDX/ARINC 664 data bus solutions. TechSAT’s field-proven and mature AFDX technology, which has been used in the test and integration of the Airbus A350/A380 and the Boeing 787 aircraft, is now offered by DDC in the DD-82101F AFDX/ARINC 664 PMC card.

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Intel Receives the SEMI Award for a Process and Technology Integration Breakthrough — the High-k Solution

January 16, 2013 2:06 pm | by SEMI | News | Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif. — January 16, 2013 — SEMI today announced that team members at Intel Corporation — Mark Bohr, Robert Chau, Suman Datta,  Mark Doczy, Brian Doyle, Tahir Ghani, Jack Kavalieros, Matthew Metz, and Kaizad Mistry — are recipients of the 2012 SEMI Award for North America. The Intel team was honored for their contribution to the first development, integration and introduction of a successful high-k dielectric and metal electro...

Robot allows 'remote presence' to program brain and spine

January 16, 2013 12:55 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

With the rapidly expanding use of brain and spinal cord stimulation therapy (neuromodulation), new "remote presence" technologies may help to meet the demand for experts to perform stimulator programming, reports a study in the January issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

The truth about relative vs. absolute motion control systems

January 16, 2013 12:39 pm | by Chad Lucien, Hillcrest Labs, www.hillcrestlabs.com | Hillcrest Labs | Articles | Comments

Smart TV features are beginning to transform the TV into an entertainment hub. Whether functionality is native to the TV or via a connected set-top box, many Smart TV systems utilize motion and pointing to control myriad features and functions. Motion control provides cursor, point-and-click, and tilt-based controls, mimicking the control system of a computer mouse or smartphone touchscreen.

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New Jersey’s power and fuel infrastructure was no match for Sandy

January 16, 2013 12:14 pm | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

The love-hate relationship we have with "the grid" was inescapable during Superstorm Sandy. We don’t think about it much when our homes are lit and appliances are humming – we have the freedom to do anything we want. But when there’s an interruption, there’s that nagging wish to be free from the grip of our local utility....

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Analyst downgrades Apple, sees iPhone sales slower

January 16, 2013 11:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An analyst at Pacific Crest Securities has downgraded shares of Apple Inc., joining a minor chorus of Wall Street voices that are skeptical that the company can keep riding the success of the iPhone to greater profits. Andy Hargreaves downgraded the company from "Outperform" to "Sector Perform"...

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Integrated dual-mode active and passive infrared camera developed

January 16, 2013 11:18 am | by Northwestern University, McCormick School of Engineering | News | Comments

Researchers at the Northwestern University’s Center for Quantum Devices have now found a way to integrate active and passive infrared imaging capability into a single chip. This opens the way to lighter and simpler dual-mode active/passive cameras with lower power dissipation.

Resolution rises to become banner spec for oscilloscopes

January 16, 2013 11:03 am | by David Maliniak, Technical Marketing Communications Specialist, Teledyne LeCroy | Articles | Comments

Since its invention in the 1980s, the digital oscilloscope represented a more modern approach to the visualization of waveforms compared with the analog instruments it replaced. Analog oscilloscopes displayed waveforms directly, but digital oscilloscopes use high-speed analog-to-digital converters....

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How to get more than 8 bits from your 8-bit scope

January 16, 2013 10:54 am | by Joel Woodward, Agilent Technologies | Keysight Technologies | Articles | Comments

Measurements are key to all scientific and engineering disciplines. For the electronics industry, oscilloscopes provide a number of critical measurements required by engineers to conduct real-world testing and gain needed insight. The majority of today’s oscilloscopes are designed with 8-bit ADCs (analog-to-digital converters).

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Computational methods reveal how hospital-acquired bacteria spread

January 16, 2013 10:49 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Scientists have developed novel computational methods that have yielded essential knowledge of how hospital-acquired bacteria spread and develop. These new methods, based on randomised algorithms, make it possible to analyse extensive genomic data significantly faster and more efficiently than previously.

Engineer making rechargeable batteries with layered nanomaterials

January 16, 2013 10:46 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A researcher is developing more efficient ways to save costs, time and energy when creating nanomaterials and lithium-ion batteries. These graphene sheets are created by quickly heating and cooling the copper and nickel substrates at atmospheric pressures, meaning that scientists no longer need a vacuum to create few-layer-thick graphene films.

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More cautionary tails

January 16, 2013 10:07 am | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

I recently wrote about the horrors of LED marking variations. Unfortunately, LEDs aren't the only place to find inconsistencies in our world. Another part to keep a close eye on is the ubiquitous three-terminal voltage regulator. For just short of...

Yifang Digital wins Best Innovative Application award at CES

January 16, 2013 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yifang Digital Technology Co., Ltd. received the "Annual Best Innovative Application Award" for its latest stylus pen for Windows 8 use, the Touch 8, at the awards ceremony of the "2012-2013 Consumer Electronics Top 10 Brands from China."

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