Advertisement
Serving the Electronic Design Community Since 1956
Subscribe to ECN Magazine All
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

ECN Daily

Nokia Breaks into Banking

August 26, 2009 9:05 am | News | Comments

The world’s leading mobile handset manufacturer, Finland’s Nokia, announced a move into financial services on Wednesday. The new direction for Nokia will see it working with mobile payment specialist Obopay, in which Nokia invested $70m in March this year.

Toggle Switches Rated to IP67

August 26, 2009 8:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suitable for industrial and outdoor environments, the S Series of watertight toggle switches from NKK are rated to IP67 of IEC60529 Standards. Electrical capacities range from 15 A to 20 A at 125 VAC, 6 A to 10 A at 250 VAC and 15 A to 20 A at 30 VDC.

E-Paper Revenues Forecast to Reach $9.6B in Under 10 Years

August 26, 2009 5:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

In its recently released , DisplaySearch forecasts that the total e-paper display market will grow to 1.8 billion units and $9.6 billion in revenues in 2018, from 22 million units and $431 million in revenues in 2009, for a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 41%for revenues and 64% for units.

Advertisement

Wikipedia Testing new Method to Curb False Info

August 26, 2009 4:42 am | News | Comments

Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that has drawn some decidedly juvenile pranks, is looking to impose more discipline with new restrictions on the editing of articles. The latest changes come as Wikipedia tries to balance a need for credibility and a desire for openness. While anyone can still edit entries, the site is testing pages that won't register changes until they are approved by an experienced Wikipedia editor.

`Phishing' Drops; are Scammers Switching Tactics?

August 26, 2009 4:38 am | News | Comments

Internet criminals might be rethinking a favorite scam for stealing people's personal information. A report being released Wednesday by IBM Corp. shows a big drop in the volume of "phishing" e-mails, in which fraud artists send what looks like a legitimate message from a bank or some other company.

Transducer Includes Voltage Output

August 25, 2009 11:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

The CXLdp low pressure transducer from Ashcroft is available with jumper-selectable 0-5 vdc or 0-10 vdc outputs, as well as the original 4-20 mA output configuration. The CXLdp is available in bidirectional and unidirectional ranges from 0/0.1 through 0/25.0” H20 and in accuracies of ±0.8 percent and 0.4 percent FS.

Torque Measuring System Mounts Quickly

August 25, 2009 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Incorporating an integral sprocket or pulley, the RWT 350/360 TorqSense from Sensor Technology purportedly mounts in moments. For mounting in tight spaces, the RWT350/360 has its control electronics separate from the sensing head. The torque measuring system is intended for plants driven by a belt or chain drive.

Miniature Rocker Switch Sports 10 A UL Rating

August 25, 2009 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

With working temperature up to 105oC, the RL3-10 rocker switch series from Phaseda has 10 A 125 VAC UL approved rating. It comes in both single pole and double pole versions. The switch has On/Off function, On/Off/On, On/On, plus momentary spring return as well. The body is made from PA66, and contacts of silver alloy.

Advertisement

Try before you buy: MP3s and digital media rights

August 25, 2009 9:56 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

The UK is considering a law that would force ISPs to cut off service to those accused of illegally downloading movies and/or music. This has the potential to reignite an old debate—one that’s persisted since the term “digital media” was invented. Our handling of this issue has profound ramifications for the future of the entertainment industry.

TOPICS:

South Korean Satellite Launch Misses Orbit

August 25, 2009 8:32 am | by JIN-MAN LEE, Hyung-jin Kim, and Kwang-tae Kim | News | Comments

South Korea launched its first rocket Tuesday, just months after rival North Korea's launch drew international anger, but space officials said the satellite it carried failed to enter its intended orbit. A Science Ministry statement called the launch a "partial success," as the satellite separated from the rocket normally before entering a different orbit. The launch could boost South Korea's space ambitions, but the North warned it would keep a close eye on the international response. There was no immediate comment from North Korea.

TOPICS:

Gravity-Wave Experiment Modifies Some String Theories

August 25, 2009 8:19 am | by Clara Moskowitz | News | Comments

This time, scientists are excited to find nothing. In results announced today, a huge physics experiment built to detect gravitational waves has yet to find any. Rather than be disappointed by the null findings, physicists say the results were expected, and in fact help them narrow down possibilities for what the universe was like just after it was born.

MCU Kit Serves USB Touch/Motion Sensing Apps

August 25, 2009 7:50 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Shipped with demo code that enables functionality as a USB mouse or joystick using the accelerometer, Microchip's MPLAB Starter Kit contains all of the materials and software needed to evaluate the PIC18 8-bit MCU family in low-power USB and touch-sensing applications.

Student to Build Robotics for Oregon Zoo Elephants

August 25, 2009 6:32 am | News | Comments

Liberty, SC - Rohan Jhunjhunwala is passionate about robotics and technology. As a student at the Catlin Gabel School in Portland, Oregon, Jhunjhunwala, a mechanical engineering leader on the school’s competitive robotics society, was approached to build a robotics system for the elephants at the Oregon Zoo.

Advertisement

Space Shuttle Lauch Postponed

August 25, 2009 5:48 am | by MARCIA DUNN | News | Comments

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – NASA will try again to launch the shuttle Discovery to the international space station on Wednesday after having to call it off early Tuesday because of thunderstorms.

Apple's Snow Leopard Goes on Sale Friday

August 25, 2009 5:39 am | News | Comments

Apple Inc.'s latest operating system software, Snow Leopard, will go on sale this Friday. The Mac OS X version 10.6 software will debut at Apple's retail stores and authorized resellers nationwide. Apple's online store is now taking pre-orders. Snow Leopard's release comes days before its promised September launch. It precedes by two months the launch of Microsoft Corp.'s next operating system, Windows 7.

TOPICS:

Pages

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading