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Vertical configuration connectors target high vibration automotive on-board instrumentation

March 10, 2014 3:28 pm | Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated (Lisle, IL) has released a vertical configuration version of its DuraClik 2.00 mm pitch wire-to-board connectors. The new vertical connector is designed for on-board automotive instrumentation, including steering wheels, gear sticks,

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Anti-diffusion gold coating lessens or eliminates the need for probe cleaning

March 10, 2014 3:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Aries Electronics (Bristol, PA) announced the introduction of its unique Protect-A Probe, anti-diffusion, gold coating for its complete line of burn-in and test socket spring probes. The Protect-A Probe coating is designed to lessen or eliminate the need for probe cleaning....

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Calibrated current switches present simple installation for limit alarm applications

March 10, 2014 3:17 pm | Nk Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

NK Technologies (San Jose, CA) introduced its ASC Series Switches. Theses current operated switches are precision calibrated at the factory per customer specifications and guaranteed within 1 percent accuracy. Compatible with most automation systems, ASC switches provide

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Lawns across America: Is the US becoming one shade of green?

March 10, 2014 3:12 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Boston and Baltimore. Miami and Minneapolis. Phoenix and Los Angeles.Fanned across the United States and in locations from coast to prairie to desert, what do these cities have in common?How their human residents manage that icon of America, the urban lawn, or so hypothesized a team of scientists....

Stamped spring pin achieves 14.3 gram actuation force per ball

March 10, 2014 3:01 pm | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics (Eagan, Mn) recently introduced a new BGA socket addressing high performance requirements for testing BGA devices - CBT-BGA-7501. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 14.3 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 125,000 insertions.

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Synchronous buck regulator offers switching frequencies to 1.5 MHz and 95 percent efficiency

March 10, 2014 2:57 pm | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (Malvern, PA) expanded its microBUCK family of integrated synchronous buck regulators with a new 4 A device offering high programmable switching frequencies of up to 1.5 MHz and a wide input voltage range of 4.5 V to 15 V. The high switching frequencies

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Active optic solutions intended for 100, 200, and 400 Gbps products

March 10, 2014 2:53 pm | Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

As industry demand surges for long reach, low power solutions supporting next generation 28 Gbps products and data center applications, Molex Incorporated ( Lisle, IL) recently announced plans to unveil a line of QuatroScaleactive optic solutions designed for 100, 200 and 400 Gbps products.

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Cargo security partnership takes home national tech transfer award

March 10, 2014 2:13 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories and two collaborators won the national Federal Laboratory Consortium’s 2014 Interagency Partnership Award. The award recognizes agency and/or laboratory employees from at least two organizations who together did outstanding work in transferring...

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Influential women in engineering

March 10, 2014 11:07 am | by Jenny Beswick, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

Throughout history there has been female shining stars leading the way in engineering; from Hypatia who invented the Hydrometer in ancient Greece, to Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, who developed the first compiler for a computer programming language in the 1950s....

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What will be the “must-have” in automotive infotainment in the next five years?

March 10, 2014 10:47 am | by ECN Staff | Articles | Comments

Automotive infotainment systems of the future will benefit from a low-cost, low-power, flexible system-on-chip (SoC) architecture in order to enable a vehicle platform that adapts to evolving content delivery providers and cloud-based services.

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New competition for top mobile OEMs

March 10, 2014 10:46 am | by Joe Madden, Mobile Experts | Blogs | Comments

Over the past year, Mobile Experts has conducted deep investigations into Macro Base Stations, Active Antenna Systems , Small Cells, Cloud RAN, Carrier Wi-Fi, and DAS. Every time that we talk to an enthusiastic young company about one of these new technologies...

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Ethernet module designed for cost-effective control of CNC machines

March 10, 2014 10:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Brainboxes (Liverpool, England) announces the launch of the ED-204, a new flexible, highly-integrated digital networking module for industrial machine control. This device combines a dual-port Ethernet switch, an Ethernet to RS-232 serial interface, and an Ethernet to 4-channel digital I/O....

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Currently sensible

March 10, 2014 9:47 am | by Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media | Articles | Comments

Sensing physical phenomena and preserving the fidelity of the resulting, often-tiny, sensor signals is a craft of its own within the broader discipline of analog circuit design. One of the most common and, counter intuitively perhaps, more challenging sensing tasks is that of measuring electric current.

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Blind can 'hear' colors and shapes, show Hebrew U. researchers

March 10, 2014 9:37 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

What if you could "hear" colors? Or shapes? These features are normally perceived visually, but using sensory substitution devices (SSDs) they can now be conveyed to the brain noninvasively through other senses.  At the Center for Human Perception and Cognition, the blind and visually impaired are being offered tools, via training with SSDs, to receive environmental visual information and interact with it in ways otherwise unimaginable.

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Computer system simulates the behavior of tax evaders

March 10, 2014 9:29 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Tax fraud is a very serious problem for society, especially in Spain, where tax evasion represents almost one-fourth of its Gross Domestic Product. On the one hand, evasion is a problem because it produces a loss in public resources; on the other hand, tax fraud damages the effectiveness of justice within the tax system,  thus leading to injustices between small and large companies and between the self-employed and employees.

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