Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today unveiled an accelerated plan for developing standards to transform the U.S. power distribution system into a secure, more efficient and environmentally friendly Smart Grid and create clean-energy jobs.
Ironwood Electronics’ latest high performance socket – SFS-BGA104A-52 allows 0.5 mm pitch, 8 mm x 8 mm body, and 15 X 15 array BGA devices to be socketed and operate without compromising performance in demanding automotive applications. The Giga-snaP BGA SMT adapter pair consists of
Dell Inc. said Monday it will beef up accounting and corporate governance rules as part of a settlement tied to an investigation into its past financial practices. Dell, the world's second largest PC maker behind Hewlett-Packard Co., will also pay $1.75 million in legal fees, according to a settlement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
By linking the electrical currents of two superconductors large enough to be seen with the naked eye, researchers have extended the domain of observable quantum effects. Billions of flowing electrons in the superconductors can collectively exhibit a weird quantum property called entanglement
Apple has rejected an iPhone App that advocates a single-payer healthcare system. The free app, iSinglePayer, was rejected on grounds of being “politically charged.” iSinglePayer uses charts and bullets to compare healthcare systems and analyze present inefficiencies. It also uses GPS to determine your nearest congressman and then determines how much he/she receives from the healthcare industry.
CNN is coming out with an iPhone application Tuesday that has a feature few other news apps have tried: a price tag.
On this day in 1989, IBM Fellow Don Eigler became the first person in history to move and control an individual atom. Shortly thereafter, on November 11 of that year, Eigler and his team used a custom-built microscope to spell out the letters IBM with 35 xenon atoms.
Weidmuller introduced its T-Series of DIN-rail mounted single-phase industrial power supplies. A high power reserve is said to guarantee reliable start-up of loads with high in-rush currents such as motor starting applications. The T-Series single-phase power supplies are available in nine models, ranging from 12 VDC through 48 VDC output voltage, and up to
Mounting directly to dual NX IGBT Modules, the VLA536-01R gate drive interface board from Powerex operates from a single 15 VDC supply. The board also provides an isolated fault feedback signal if a short circuit condition is detected. Other features include
50 and 75 ohm RG cable assemblies from Electronic Assembly Manufacturing (EAM) can be supplied with a range of coaxial connector types, including 7/16, BNC, Type N, MCX, MHV, SHV, TNC, UHF, MMCX, and MIL-qualified connectors for harsh environments. Cable sizes include
Designed for use in microwave radios and other high frequency systems, a line of microwave and millimeter wave integrated circuits from Endwave are available over the full microwave radio frequency range of 7 GHz to 38 GHz. The line also includes devices for the new E-Band
A global team of researchers has mapped the genetic code of the world's most popular vegetable - the potato. The draft of the potato genome released last week represents the work of more than 50 scientists from 16 institutions and will provide a starting point for other researchers to develop sturdier, more nutritious potatoes.
Integrating motion sensing with ZigBee wireless technology, the SPMB250-A1 MotionBee platform from ST lets system developers build wireless sensor networks for remote motion recognition and tracking.
Now hear this, if you still can: The European Union said Monday it wants makers of popular digital music players to recommend users turn the volume down to preserve their hearing. The EU's Consumer Affairs Commissioner Meglena Kuneva said experts and industry will together draft tougher standards to limit hearing loss.
Japanese companies are being forced to foot the bill for an ambitious new national solar power program. According to Alpha Solar, “the government will oblige all Japanese companies to purchase excessive amount of energy and pay the double price to help installing solar panels.” The total “obligation” equals 9 billion Yen, and this will filter down to the consumer.