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Last day for entries! R&D 100 deadline is 11:59 pm, May 9

May 9, 2014 2:01 pm | News | Comments

It has arrived...the last day to file your 2014 R&D 100 Awards entry is today, Friday, May 9. If you have started an entry, please take the time to make sure it it is registered and contact us if you need assistance in making the final preparations. Remember, we will be accepting new entries through midnight....

10W GaN amplifier targeted at S-band RADAR applications

May 9, 2014 1:36 pm | Rfmw Ltd, Triquint Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. (San Jose, CA) announces design and sales support for a high gain, 10W GaN amplifier targeted at S-band RADAR applications. The TriQuint TGA2583-SM offers 33dB of gain and >50% PAE from 2.7 to 3.7GHz. Other features include saturated output power rated at 40.5dBm from a 25-32 volt supply providing 175mA....

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Capacitive humidity sensor delivers digital output and has the world’s smallest mounting area

May 9, 2014 1:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Alps Electric hasdeveloped the HSHCAL Series capacitive digital humidity sensor, which delivers digital output and has the world’s smallest mounting area. Features include mounting area of 2.0mm × 2.0mm, proprietary sensing film for the sensor part, and broad relative humidity range of 0 to 100%....

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Connector system meets the commercial vehicle industry's electrification challenges

May 9, 2014 1:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated (Lisle, IL) introduces the ruggedized Imperium High-Voltage/High-Current (HVHC) Connector System, a high voltage and amperage solution that delivers reliable performance even in the most extreme shock and vibration conditions found in today’s commercial vehicles....

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2014 IMPACT Award Winner: EAO Corporation wins for Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices

May 9, 2014 1:03 pm | by ECN Staff | Product Releases | Comments

With an improved design to meet an IP67 level of environmental protection, the Series 04 Illuminated Selector Switches from EAO (Shelton, CT) feature optional bright LED illumination and an ergonomic actuator designed to DIN5566-1 standards. The product is also suitable for a wide range of applications....

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Humavox Eterna and PLX Technology’s ExpressFabric win 2014 ECN IMPACT Awards in Market Disrupter category

May 9, 2014 12:46 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

ECN (www.ecnmag.com) announced Humavox and PLX Technology as the winners of the 2014 IMPACT Award in the category of Market Disrupter, at an awards ceremony in Las Vegas on May 6 at the Electronic Distrubution Show (EDS). Humavox won for its Eterna platform for wireless charging of portable and wearable devices....

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2014 IMPACT Award Winner: NI myRIO wins for Education Innovation

May 9, 2014 12:41 pm | by ECN Staff | National Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The NI myRIO is an embedded hardware device that enables students to learn engineering concepts and design complex systems via a technology that’s based on powerful, industry-standard technology, but designed and priced specifically for the academic audience....

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Army's testing of foreign mine boots yields valuable data, officials say

May 9, 2014 11:30 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

A team from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has leveraged its international reach to identify, research and test a mine-protective boot for American Soldiers. RDECOM's International Technology Center-Latin America initiated the search.

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High-brightness LED provides high luminance with lower maintenance costs

May 9, 2014 9:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tianma NLT America (Santa Clara, CA) has announced the introduction of a new 15.6-inch wide WXGA a-SI TFT LCD, developed by NLT Technologies.  The LCD features a long-life white LED backlight unit that provides high luminance with lower maintenance costs for equipment and reduced environmental impact....

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Digital pressure sensor ideal for embedding in smartphones and other mobile devices

May 9, 2014 9:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alps Electric (Tokyo) has now developed the HSPPAD Series pressure sensor with digital output. Mass production is already underway. The HSPPAD Series has a built-in temperature compensation function, optimized based on data accumulated by Alps Electric through compensation simulations....

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LIN transceiver reduces system costs for multi LIN master systems

May 9, 2014 9:19 am | Melexis | Product Releases | Comments

Local interconnect network (LIN) nodes are witnessing exponential growth rates in cars, resulting in master modules controlling multiple LIN buses. To address this growing need for multi LIN transceiver systems, Melexis (Nashua, NH) introduces a new generation of 2 and 4-channel LIN transceiver IC....

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Policy, partnerships, collaborations; laying the foundations for graphene city

May 9, 2014 8:55 am | by The University of Manchester | News | Comments

As the government announces further support for the UK’s emerging graphene industry, James Baker from the National Graphene Institute says the emerging concept of a ‘graphene city’ can be a UK model for commercialising new scientific discoveries. Announcing new investments ...

A cheaper tool for virtual sculpting

May 9, 2014 8:53 am | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

A new haptic sculpting tool heralds a coming boom in 3-D modeling and manipulation.In medical examiners’ offices around the United States alone, some 25,000 unidentified human skulls, many of homicide victims, await identification. That process can be greatly aided by generating a 3-D...

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Teaching robots right from wrong

May 9, 2014 8:28 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers from Tufts University, Brown University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are teaming with the U.S. Navy to explore technology that would pave the way for developing robots capable of making moral decisions. In a project funded by the Office of Naval Research ...

Mobile Internet shakes up stodgy China industries

May 9, 2014 8:27 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Alibaba, the e-commerce giant planning a blockbuster share sale in the U.S., shook up China's vast but sleepy retailing industry by popularizing online shopping. Now it and China's other Internet companies are mounting challenges in areas from banking to broadcasting. The new wave of change was triggered by the abrupt shift of Chinese Internet users....

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