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Google dangles ultrafast broadband and cities leap

March 5, 2010 9:30 am | by BRIANA BIERSCHBACH - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Wearing just a T-shirt and shorts, Mayor Don Ness strolled to the end of a dock jutting into frigid Lake Superior. He grinned, waved his arms to a cheering crowd, and jumped in."I've laid down the gauntlet!" Ness cried, shivering and dripping as he emerged from the lake in a video posted on...


Five-Watt DC-DC Converters Provide Wide 2:1 Input Range

March 5, 2010 9:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct’s LF500RW Series of SMT 5 W DC/DC converters provides a wide 2:1 input range, tight line/load regulation, output power/overload protection and low noise operation. Twenty-one models operate from wide 2:1 inputs of


Thomas Medical Products, Inc., Transseptal Sheath Introducer Kits: Class I Recall

March 5, 2010 8:21 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Sheath tip may break off and separate during heart procedures, causing a blockage that could lead to permanent injury and/or death.


Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Family Extends Temperature Ratings

March 5, 2010 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

NIC Components has expanded its NSPE family of high performance hybrid construction aluminum electrolytic capacitors to include extended temperature +135°C and 80 VDC and 100 VDC ratings. The NSPE products feature


Compact Enclosures Suit a Wide Range of Applications

March 5, 2010 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. offers a family of modular enclosures in a compact size. The MiniBox 34 serves a wide range of applications including medical, communications, industrial, test and measurement, military/aerospace, and other markets. Its construction allows


Intel Expands Intel® Atom™ Processor-Based Platform to Home, Small Office Storage Device

March 5, 2010 6:23 am | by Intel | News | Comments

CEBIT, HANNOVER, Germany, March 4, 2010 – Intel Corporation today launched its first Intel® Atom™ processor-based platform optimized for networked home and small office/home office (SOHO) storage devices.

Fairchild Semiconductor Announces Over-Voltage Protection Device with USB/Charger-Detection for Portable Applications

March 5, 2010 6:23 am | by Fairchild Semiconductor | News | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) offers designers of cell phones and handheld mobile products a device with highly integrated over-voltage protection (OVP) as well as USB/charger-detection capabilities. The newest member of Fairchild's OVP family, the FAN3988, allows the end user the...

IR's AUIPS7111S Intelligent Power Switch Delivers Ultra Low On-State Resistance for 24V Automotive Applications

March 5, 2010 6:23 am | by International Rectifier | News | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced the AUIPS7111S high-side intelligent power switch with ultra low on-state resistance for harsh 24V automotive environments such as under-the-hood truck junction boxes.


LTC4425: Programmable 2A 2-Cell Supercap Charger with Automatic Cell Balancing in a Compact 9mm2 Package

March 5, 2010 6:22 am | by Linear Technology | News | Comments

The LTC4425 is a constant-current/constant-voltage linear charger designed to charge a 2-cell supercap stack from either a Li-Ion/Polymer battery, a USB port, or a 2.7V to 5.5V current-limited supply. The part operates as an ideal diode with an extremely low 50m? on-resistance making it...

LabVIEW Developer Education Day

March 5, 2010 6:22 am | by National Instruments | News | Comments


National Semiconductor Introduces Industry's First PMBus System Power Management and Protection IC

March 5, 2010 6:22 am | by National Semiconductor | News | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) today announced the industry?s first system monitoring, protection and control integrated circuit (IC) with on-chip power management bus (PMBus) support. The LM25066 provides designers of blade servers, storage networking systems, routers/switches...

Renesas Technology Expands its Flagship RX Flash MCU Family, Adding Broad Capabilities: Ethernet, USB OTG, CAN, and TFT-LCD Control

March 5, 2010 6:22 am | by Renesas | News | Comments

San Jose, CA, March 2, 2010 – Renesas Technology America, Inc., the world’s number one microcontroller (MCU) supplier, today introduced two new groups, the RX62N and RX621 Flash 32-bit MCUs that combine extreme high performance and low power consumption with diverse...


Metrology and Laboratory Resistors Feature High Accuracy

March 5, 2010 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology announced a series of metrology and laboratory ultra-high-precision Bulk Metal Z-Foil resistors built using Z1-Foil technology that features


Non-Captive Programmable Linear Actuator Accommodates Variety of Screw Pitches

March 5, 2010 6:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions introduced the Haydon RoHS compliant IDEA non-captive programmable linear actuator. In addition to full programmability through an easy-to-use graphic user interface, the non-captive actuator configuration is capable of


MCUs Feature Less Than 50 µA-MHz Active Current

March 5, 2010 5:30 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc unveiled several new 8-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) that are asserted to set the industry benchmark for low-power microcontrollers and peripheral integration. These MCUs feature active currents of



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