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Bewick’s Swan Divorce

January 29, 2010 6:52 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Experts stunned by swan ‘divorce’ at Slimbridge wetland It is only the second time in more than 40 years that a “separation” has been recorded at the centre. Staff have described the new couplings as “bizarre”. It is not unheard of for the birds, which...

Than Thara Wara Nona

January 29, 2010 6:52 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I recently received an email comment about my blog writing that I think does a very good job of illustrating one of the frustrations that many design engineers face. "Please have someone teach Duane the difference between "then" and "than"....

Ceramic Bandpass Duplexer Serves Wireless Apps

January 29, 2010 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anatech Electronics introduced the AM1880-1960D268 surface-mount monoblock ceramic duplexer. It is suitable for use in base station transceivers serving wireless communication applications. The duplexer’s center frequency is 


DIN Rail Power Supplies Offer Outputs from 1.25 A to 40 ADC

January 29, 2010 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wieland’s new family of UL Listed and CSA Certified (cULus), switching power supplies provides a control voltage of 24 VDC, at an output current from 1.25 A to 40 A. The nine models include six single-phase and three three-phase devices, approved worldwide for a temperature range from -25°C to +71°C. All models feature 


Resistor Networks Are Configured in Isolated and Bussed Circuits

January 29, 2010 6:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics BI Technologies has developed two SON (aka QFN or DFN) eight-pad packaged sample kits. Designated SFN08AKIT and SFN08BKIT, the sample kits include four or seven ultra-stable thin film resistors configured in isolated and bussed circuits, respectively. Each sample kit contains 


PA & E Announces New Non-magnetic Micro-D Connectors

January 29, 2010 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Engineers designing electronic components for use in applications where non-magnetic characteristics are required now have a new connector option following PA&E’s announcement of its new non-magnetic Micro-D connector line.


Gates makes $10 billion vaccines pledge

January 29, 2010 4:51 am | News | Comments

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will donate $10 billion over the next decade to research new vaccines and bring them to the world's poorest countries, the Microsoft co-founder and his wife said Friday. Calling upon governments and business to also contribute, they said the money will produce higher immunization rates...

Apple backs VoIP calls over 3G networks for iPhone

January 29, 2010 4:48 am | News | Comments

Apple Inc. is allowing iPhone owners to use Internet calling services over cellular networks. Several companies offering Voice over Internet Protocol - or VoIP - services said this week that Apple now allows their applications to work on the iPhone.


Truetouch Tablet Demo

January 29, 2010 4:14 am | Videos | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor demonstrates tablet-sized capacitive touchscreen with true multi-touch all-point capability.


Appeals court revives Pa. couple's Google lawsuit

January 29, 2010 4:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court has revived part of a Pittsburgh-area couple's lawsuit against Internet search engine Google Inc.But the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling says Aaron and Christine Boring will have to prove the pictures of their home on Google's "Street View" actually hurt them to...

NEC Electronics Introduces Super-Resolution ASSP with LVDS Interface

January 29, 2010 3:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

NEC Electronics (TSE:6723) today announced its new super-resolution application-specific standard product (ASSP), the uPD9281GC. The ASSP addresses the dramatic divergence between yesterday’s image resolution and the high resolution of today’s audio-visual (AV) display systems...


Increasing Over-the-Top Video Drives Opportunity for Content Delivery Network Services Past US$ 2 Billion Annually by 2011

January 29, 2010 3:56 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Over the next five years, the worldwide value of Content Delivery Network (CDN) services will pass US$ 2 Billion annually by 2011 and continue growing thereafter.

Cell Base Station Market Retracts Dramatically as 3G Rollout Frenzy Cools

January 28, 2010 10:56 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

After many years of rapid growth, the worldwide cellular base station market revenue will decline 22% in 2009, with shipments falling from the high levels of the 3G rollout frenzy of the last few years.


Samsung jumps back to profit in 4th quarter

January 28, 2010 8:01 pm | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. returned to profit in the fourth-quarter on strong sales of flat screen televisions and mobile phones as well as higher prices for computer memory chips following a rare loss the year before.The company, a major global producer of consumer electronics products and...

Nintendo chief unimpressed with iPad

January 28, 2010 8:01 pm | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Nintendo's president shrugged off the just unveiled iPad tablet computer from Apple as delivering "no surprises," and displayed as little enthusiasm for 3-D technology and high-definition upgrades for games."It was a bigger iPod Touch," Satoru Iwata said of the much anticipated device shown...


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