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Testimony to begin in Apple-Samsung patent trial

November 13, 2013 11:21 am | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The billion dollar patent fight between the world's two biggest smartphone makers is resuming in a Silicon Valley courtroom. Lawyers for rivals Apple Inc. and South Korea-based Samsung Electronics Co. were scheduled to deliver opening statements Wednesday in a San Jose courtroom in a trial to determine how much Samsung owes...

Voltage resistor network presents flexible performance, low cost

November 13, 2013 10:42 am | Ohmite Manufacturing Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Ohmite Manufacturing announced its MC4 Series multi-configuration single surface mount DIP package with four high voltage (2500 VDC) resistors. According to the company, the MC4 Series offers cost savings versus discrete high voltage chip resistors. The series also offers

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Two-switch-forward IC slashes system cost and footprint

November 13, 2013 10:33 am | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations announced the HiperTFS-2 family of ICs, combining two-switch-forward and flyback power-supply controller ICs with integrated high-voltage MOSFETs. This high level of integration saves more than 20 components, resulting in a smaller form factor and higher power density.

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RFID magnetometer tag transmits a unique identifier without a battery

November 13, 2013 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Magneto from Farsens S.L., San Sebastián, Spain, is a battery free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated magnetic field measurement data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery on the sensor tag.

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Stamped spring pin socket addresses high performance requirements for testing electronic filters

November 13, 2013 9:58 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new Stamped spring pin socket addressing high performance requirements for testing electronic filters 6 lead DFN - CBT-QFN-7033. Electronic filters are analog circuits which perform signal processing functions, specifically to remove unwanted frequency components from the signal....

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20GHz LNA boasts 2dB noise figure

November 13, 2013 9:43 am | Rfmw Ltd, Triquint Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for TriQuint’s TGA2567-SM, an AlN packaged, 2-20GHz low noise amplifier (LNA). The TGA2567-SM provides 19dBm P1dB output power with 17dB of small signal gain. Greater than 16dB of adjustable gain can be achieved by varying Vg2.

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Photos of the Day: Submarine, its sailors maintain Cold War secrets

November 13, 2013 9:24 am | by MICHAEL MELIA, Associated Press | News | Comments

It could dive deeper than any other submarine, and when it reached the ocean floor, the one-of-a-kind Navy vessel could roll on wheels with lights illuminating the depths outside its windows. The nuclear-powered NR-1, launched in Groton in 1969, was one of the most secretive vessels in the U.S. undersea force.

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The largest, most ambitious challenge to Net Neutrality

November 13, 2013 8:42 am | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

This summer, I learned one of the few cable TV channels I sometimes watch is no longer available to me without upgrading to another “tier” of channels. None of those other channels appeal to me, so I simply decided I would do without the channel. My decision was pretty sound, but I believe my choice was not a choice at all.

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Better batteries through biology?

November 13, 2013 5:00 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Lithium-air batteries have become a hot research area in recent years: They hold the promise of drastically increasing power per battery weight, which could lead, for example, to electric cars with a much greater driving range. But bringing that promise to reality has faced a number of challenges....

Prairies vanish in the US push for green energy

November 13, 2013 3:23 am | by CHET BROKAW - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Robert Malsam nearly went broke in the 1980s when corn was cheap. So now that prices are high and he can finally make a profit, he's not about to apologize for ripping up prairieland to plant corn. Across the Dakotas and Nebraska, more than 1 million acres of the Great Plains are giving way to...

Keep it simple: The role of switch selection in simplifying electronic designs

November 12, 2013 4:42 pm | by Marty Arch, National Sales Manager, NKK Switches | Articles | Comments

Albert Einstein said, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Whether in architectural design, software coding, engineering discipline or even managing people, simplicity is an overriding goal and success is achieved when a product or process is at its maximum simplicity.

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Versatility of ultra-miniature detect switches on display

November 12, 2013 4:32 pm | by Kyle Peterson, Product Management, C&K Components | Articles | Comments

Ultra-miniature detect switches are playing a significant role in a number of applications today. The miniaturization of key components, including switches, has enabled the continued trend towards end-products getting smaller and smaller.

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A nano-sized sponge made of electrons

November 12, 2013 4:06 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new chapter has been opened in our understanding of the chemical activity of nanoparticles says a team of international scientists. Using the X-ray beams of the European Synchrotron ESRF they showed that the electrons absorbed and released by cerium dioxide nanoparticles during chemical reactions behave in a completely different way than previously thought....

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Taking a new look at carbon nanotubes

November 12, 2013 4:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Despite their almost incomprehensibly small size – a diameter about one ten-thousandth the thickness of a human hair – single-walled carbon nanotubes come in a plethora of different "species," each with its own structure and unique combination of electronic and optical properties.

Thin, active invisibility cloak demonstrated for first time

November 12, 2013 3:45 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Invisibility cloaking is no longer the stuff of science fiction: Two researchers in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have demonstrated an effective invisibility cloak that is thin, scalable and adaptive to different types and sizes of objects.

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