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Linear Actuator Integrates Chopper Drive

October 12, 2009 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting precision motion control applications, the MotoDrive PDE Captive Linear Actuator from Haydon Kerk comes with an integrated chopper drive. The device has a step resolution of 200 full steps per revolution to 12,800 steps per revolution when micro-stepping.

Russian spacecraft with circus tycoon lands safely

October 12, 2009 6:37 am | News | Comments

The Russian Soyuz capsule carrying Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte and two other space travelers landed safely in Kazakhstan on Sunday, ending the entertainment tycoon's mirthful space odyssey.

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Designing an EMC-Compliant Automotive Switching Buck Regulator

October 12, 2009 6:31 am | by John Rice and Sanmukh Patel, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

The automobile is changing and so, too, are the electronics that make them run. The most radical example is the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) where a 300-400V Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery replaces the gas tank

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Tough choices for feds giving out broadband money

October 12, 2009 6:05 am | News | Comments

The federal government will soon start handing out the first $4 billion from a pot of stimulus funds intended to spread high-speed Internet connections to more rural communities, poor neighborhoods and other pockets of the country

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Sidekick Contacts, Data Gone, T-Mobile Says

October 12, 2009 5:50 am | by AP | News | Comments

Owners of Sidekick phones, made by a Microsoft subsidiary and sold by T-Mobile USA, may have lost all the personal data they stored on the phone, including contact numbers. The companies say the data is

Book Trade Seeks a Deal With Google

October 12, 2009 5:35 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

The world's book trade meets in Frankfurt next week on the brink of a long-feared transformation of the industry for which few are well prepared. Electronic reading devices like Amazon's Kindle are set to

China Bans Foreign Investment in Online Games Industry

October 12, 2009 5:22 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

China has banned foreign investment into its lucrative online games industry in an effort to tighten control over its virtual worlds. China's video game industry regulator the General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) and copyright watchdog issued

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Testing Wind Turbines To Power Cell Phone Towers

October 12, 2009 4:32 am | Blogs | Comments

Helix Wind Corporation gave an update today on its efforts to provide cost-effective renewable energy solutions to telecommunications companies. Helix’s wind turbines can lower the costs of operating expenses associated with cell phone towers in remote locations.

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Qualcomm CEO Addresses 'Spectrum Crisis'

October 12, 2009 4:11 am | by W. David Gardner | News | Comments

With the warning of a "looming spectrum crisis" overshadowing this week's CTIA wireless industry conference in San Diego, Qualcomm's top executive weighed in on the issue of net neutrality and made a pitch for femtocells and building up the density of mobile phone wireless networks as ways to deal with the approaching spectrum crunch.

Lensed MT Ferrule-based Interconnect Reduces Optical Loss

October 9, 2009 12:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated introduced a high-density lensed MT ferrule-based interconnect designed to reduce optical loss resulting from dust contamination. Meeting the same dimensional requirements as standard MT ferrule interfaces, the Molex lensed 12-fibre MT ferrule contains

Rate Meter Monitors Two Signal Inputs at Once

October 9, 2009 12:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Red Lion Controls’ PAXDR Dual Rate Meter provides real-time viewing of dual input rates, paired with sophisticated math functions to measure and display the sum, difference, ratio, draw or percentage of total between the two rates. PAXDR is a five-digit dual rate indicator and six-digit dual totalizer that

Connector System supports Blade Server Platforms

October 9, 2009 12:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Configurations of the AirMax VS connector system from FCI support blade server platforms. This includes AirMax VS high-speed signal connectors, guide modules, and power connectors. The high-speed interconnect channels support industry-standard technologies such as PCI Express* Gen 2

Die-bonding Materials Suit (HB) LED Packaging Apps

October 9, 2009 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Shin-Etsu’s KER Series was developed as a die encapsulation, die-attach adhesive, and lens-type material to provide long-term reliability for applications in general-purpose lighting and the rapidly expanding HBLED category. This methyl silicone based system hardens by using a heat cured platinum catalyst.

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IGBTs minimize energy loss in motor-control circuits

October 9, 2009 11:40 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

By minimizing the two major sources of energy loss in motor-control circuits, a series of power transistors from STMicroelectronics purportedly reduces the environmental impact of daily-use equipment. The STGW30N120KD and the STGW40N120KD are Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs)

DIPIPM family serves applications to 20 HP

October 9, 2009 10:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

A DIPIPM family from Powerex serves three-phase inverter applications in the medium power range up to 20 HP for both 230 V to 480 VAC lines. Products range from 5 A to 75 A, and 600 V to 1200 V. Other features include

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