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SMPS Caps Receive Military QPL Approval

May 21, 2010 10:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products announced the addition of MIL-PRF-49470 approval for Switch Mode Power Supply capacitors to its military QPL offerings. Spectrum’s SMP capacitors are asserted to


Hewlett-Packard adds defendant to patent suit

May 21, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's largest PC maker, said it added a new defendant to an existing federal lawsuit over inkjet printer cartridge patent infringement and sale of products incorporating stolen components.HP said late Thursday it is now also suing Asia Pacific Microsystems Inc., an...

Electrical engineering professor, student win IEEE Best Paper Award

May 21, 2010 9:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Xi Zhang, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has won the prestigious Best Paper Award at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC) 2010. This is Zhang's second Best Paper Award within...


1.0, 0.8, 0.5, 0.4, 0.3...

May 21, 2010 9:20 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

As pitch gets smaller, things get more difficult. Did that blinding flash of the obvious hurt your eyes? Mine too. It's not always just more difficult though. Sometimes it's different as well. Like BGAs, for example. With 0.5mm and larger...

Low Capacitance Integrated EMI Filters Intended for 3G Portable Devices

May 21, 2010 8:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (AOS) announced the release of three new multi-line RC EMI filters. The AOZ8040, AOZ8043, and AOZ8045 provide integrated EMI and RF filtering solutions for high speed wireless data applications such as smart phones, 3G-enabled notebook PCs and eBook readers.


COB Ceramic LED Assemblies, Arrays Suit High-temp, High-rel Apps

May 21, 2010 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Marktech introduced custom "chip-on-ceramic" LEDs and LED arrays. The chip-on-ceramic LEDs are available in configurations from four to hundreds of chips in series or parallel, as well as series/parallel combinations.


Machine Vision Software for Multi-platform Use Touts Upgrade

May 21, 2010 8:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microscan announced the availability of Visionscape 4.1. This completely scalable, single-software package can be used on machine vision boards, GigE solutions, and smart cameras. The software’s machine vision toolset includes


Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Environment, Business, Hardware, Politics

May 21, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Saskatchewan government and Japanese electronics and industrial giant Hitachi Ltd. say they have struck a deal to to develop energy and carbon capture environmental technologies.The two partners have signed an agreement to help commercialize low-carbon energy technologies that involve a...


LEDs Tout Optimised Light Extraction Through Lens-like Casting

May 21, 2010 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sharp is supplementing its LED lighting portfolio with three white 'high colour rendering', high-performance LEDs. The 'DoubleDome' LEDs from Sharp are asserted to provide desirable light for energy-efficient lighting without secondary optics. The light conversion layer of the 'DoubleDome' LEDs is based on


Building It Up-Breaking It Down with iSuppli

May 21, 2010 8:23 am | Articles | Comments

Building It Up Breaking It Down with iSuppli provides a quick look inside the latest products, highlighting some of the components used. Today we take a look inside the Nokia N900 Mobile Handset.


Multi-Tone Sound Module Meets TSI PRM Requirements

May 21, 2010 8:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

EAO Switch Corporation announced a new multi-tone sound module (MTSM) for use with the Series 56 switch line. The MTSM meets a variety of requirements as outlined by the Persons of Reduced Mobility Technical Specification for Interoperability (TSI PRM) and increases


On iPads, Femtocells, and Infrastructure

May 21, 2010 8:05 am | by Rupert Baines, Picochip ( | Blogs | Comments

It's not enough to just have must have devices like iPad and iPhone (even on an exclusive basis) without thinking about the bigger picture and ensuring you have the necessary infrastructure to support these devices.


U.K. Reapers surpass 10,000 hours over Afghanistan

May 21, 2010 8:03 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Our cousins across the pond have achieved an historic milestone: the RAF’s Reaper program logged more than 10,000 hours over Afghanistan. In-theater since October 2007, the Reaper is the only Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) operated by the U.K.


Non-magnetic Resistors Include EIA Standard Chip Sizes From 0402 to 2512

May 21, 2010 7:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole Electronics expanded its NMCR and NMCF Series of non-magnetic thick film chip resistors to include all EIA standard chip sizes from 0402 to 2512. This expansion allows


Synchronous Rectification Drivers Tout Power Efficiency

May 21, 2010 7:32 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor’s NCP4303A and NCP4303B synchronous rectification controller and driver integrated circuits (ICs) are targeted at use in switch mode power supplies (SMPS) for applications such a



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