Google told media outlets on Thursday that the Federal Trade Commission is eying CEO Eric Schmidt's dual membership on the board of Directors for Google and Apple as a potential violation of the Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914. Though initially not rivals, the two companies are poised to become competitors once more handsets running Google's Android platform become available to challenge Apple's iPhone.
RoHS compliant and Halogen-free, a series of new 25-V and 30-V N-channel trench HEXFET power MOSFETs from International Rectifier offer improved performance for synchronous buck converter and battery protection in computing applications for consumer and networking sectors.
The surveillance cameras at Big Y, a Massachusetts grocery chain, are not just passively recording customers and staff. They're studying checkout lines for signs of "sweethearting."
Provided in 5 mm x 6 mm MLP Power56 packaging, Fairchild’s FDMS86101 PowerTrench 100-V MOSFET has an RDS(ON) of 8 milliOhms.
For General Motors Corp., the task at hand is so difficult that experts say a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is all but inevitable. To remake itself outside of court, GM must persuade bondholders to swap $27 billion in debt for 10 percent of its risky stock. On top of that, the automaker must work out deals with its union, announce factory closures, cut or sell brands and force hundreds of dealers out of business — all in three weeks.
Well-suited for automotive radar, MIL/Aero, and wireless LAN, the HMC-ALH508 GaAs HEMT MMIC Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) die from Hittite Microwave serves E-band applications from 71 to 86 GHz. The amplifier provides 13 dB of small-signal gain, a 4.5 dB noise figure and an output power of +7 dBm at 1 dB compression.
Phaseda LLC has introduced its GQ12 sealed pushbutton switch. This round pushbutton switch has internal design against dust and water, up to IP65. It has long operating life, up to 200,000 loading cycles. solid body construction of Zn alloy material makes it vandal proof in many harsh applications. The button has
Linear Technology Corporation introduced its LTC4160 and LTC4160-1 power manager ICs for single-cell Li-Ion/Polymer battery-based applications. The LTC4160/-1 features a bidirectional switching power manager which can power an application and charge the battery from USB. Operating in reverse, the same switching regulator can
The White House has ordered a complete outside review of NASA's manned space program, including plans to return astronauts to the moon.
The Hubble Space Telescope is about to get one last house call. And never before have the risks been higher.
Compared to ethanol used for internal combustion engines, researcher say that bioelectricity used for battery-powered vehicles would deliver an average of 80% more miles of transportation per acre of crops, while also providing double the greenhouse gas offsets to mitigate climate change.
Designed to address multiple power-rail applications, the ROA1283003 Power Block from Ericsson can be deployed as power stages controlled by a single or multiple-phase PWM. With an efficiency of 94% at full load, the device accepts input voltages from 7.0 V to 13.2 V, with an output from 0.8 V to 3.3V.
Featuring an inclined display area and a recessed keypad area, the TEKNET-PULPIT family of enclosures also incorporate ‘soft-touch’ edge grips for secure and comfortable holding during use. The cases combine white or black ABS with ‘soft-touch’ TPU elastomer in contrasting light or dark gray.
Using one 16-bit A/D converter per channel, the MSXB 081 signal-interface (SI) module from Microstar can simultaneously monitor up to eight 4-mA to 20-mA current loops. The device provides both 300 V (peak) of isolation from channel to channel and 700 V (peak) from channel to PC.
While most students were writing reports and taking exams during finals week, lighting design students were worrying about glare, light distribution, and presenting a quarter’s worth of work to a panel of industry professionals as part of the LED (light-emitting diode) Luminaire Design Competition with the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California, Davis.