Security researchers say the website of Tibet's government-in-exile has been rigged to infect the computers of Chinese-speaking visitors, the latest in a series of cyberattacks against Tibetan activists. Kaspersky Lab said Tuesday that attackers modified the Chinese-language website of the Central Tibetan Administration to infect visitors with rogue software.
Acopian significantly expanded the array of options on their "Infinity" Series of AC-DC linear regulated (to 150 watts) power supplies. Offered in single output or wide-adjust output versions, with among the industry's largest selection of options, the modules are applicable for use in the broadest range of applications, including R&D, OEM, ATE, instrumentation, and control systems.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have further developed soft-robotics research by using hydrogels -- a polymer substance that is almost entirely water. The SR 99 tunneling machine, also known as Bertha, has started her two-mile journey through downtown Seattle with her 5 story-tall cutter-head.
Carbon nanotubes can contribute their mechanical strength and electrical properties across a wide range of areas from aerospace to medicine, and the necstlab of MIT Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Brian L. Wardle is making an impact in deicing, polymer composites and sensors.
Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc., ATS has introduced the FSC-200Fan Speed Controller for providing precise management of fan speeds during thermal management studies of electronic devices. The FSC-200 comes with ATS stageSPEED software which allows the use of a PC to incrementally control the speed of fan and fan trays from 0 to 100% of their maximum power.
International Rectifier introduced the IR3823 SupIRBuck integrated voltage regulator designed for space-constrained, energy efficient netcom, server and storage applications. The IR3823 delivers up to 3A with superior efficiency in an ultra-compact 3.5x3.5mm package. Efficiencies in excess of 97.5% are obtainable for designs converting power from a 6V input to a 4.8V output.
Mouser Electronics is the first to stock Freescale’s Development Board for the Kinetis K Low-Power 32-Bit ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs with floating point unit, USB connectivity, and enhanced security. Freescale's TWR-K21F120M Development Board is designed for the Kinetis K21 and K22 120 MHz 32-Bit ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs with Floating Point Unit.
Harwin has broadened the range of its Datamate Mix-Tek mixed-technology connector series that is available as standard off-the-shelf products. Now horizontal and coax versions of the popular 2mm pitch hi-rel family are immediately available for designers, reducing design time.
Here at ECN we're always looking for what's going to change the world of electrical design and make life better for our engineers. This month we're focusing on Time-to-Market strategies. We're looking at it a little bit differently and discussing the issues from the viewpoint of 3D printing and rapid prototyping.
Autosplice has introduced an innovative new latching assembly based around an actuator that uses Nitinol (Nickel Titanium) shape memory wire to drive the latching and unlatching functions. The compact, energy saving latch assembly is designed for use in space-constrained applications....
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor introduced AOZ5066, the first of a new generation of high efficiency power modules which are fully compliant with Intel’s DrMOS specifications. The AOZ5066 is housed in a 40-pin 6mm x 6mm QFN package that integrates a dual gate driver and two optimized MOSFETs....
Designing products for the developing world can be a hit-or-miss endeavor: While there may be a dire need for products addressing problems, such as access to clean water, sanitation and electricity, designing a product that consumers will actually buy is a complicated process. More often than not, such products go unused due to poor quality...
Computer simulations have revealed how the electrical conductivity of many materials increases with a strong electrical field in a universal way. This development could have significant implications for practical systems in electrochemistry, biochemistry, electrical engineering and beyond.
Dialog Semiconductor announced a new solid state lighting (SSL) LED driver that integrates boost and flyback converters into a single IC to reduce the bill of material (BOM) costs and simplify the design, compared to conventional two-stage driver approaches, while delivering exceptional performance.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology want to put your signature up in lights – tiny lights, that is. Using thousands of nanometer-scale wires, the researchers have developed a sensor device that converts mechanical pressure – from a signature or a fingerprint – directly into light signals that can be captured and processed optically.