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Stamped spring pin features cycle life of 125,000 insertions

February 6, 2014 2:42 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 - SBT-BGA-7019. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 31 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 125,000 insertions.

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Wireless adaptor enables wired field instruments to function as ISA100 Wireless devices

February 6, 2014 2:27 pm | Yokogawa | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation (Newnan, GA) announces that it has developed a multi-protocol wireless adaptor that enables wired field instruments or analytical sensors to be used as ISA100 Wireless devices, and will release models in May and July that support communications based on the HART and RS485 Modbus standards.

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IC selector reduces search time down to 1 minute or less

February 6, 2014 1:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ALMEF UG (Dresden, Germany) introduces a new analog IC selection process at www.DCDCselector.com. Additionally special applications are considered. For example engineers in the automotive business can search for AEC-Q100 qualifications, others for extended temperature boundaries or package families.

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Engineering Update #44: Robots learn to taste beer

February 6, 2014 1:23 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this episode of Engineering Update, brought to you by Components Corporation: beer-drinking robots, Dr. Mario, and an automotive vending machine. The world of technology hasn't perfected artificial intelligence — thank god — but when it does, a new discovery will ensure....

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DC-DC converters achieve efficiencies in the range of 93 - 95%

February 6, 2014 11:08 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata (Mansfield, MA) announced two additions to the Okami OKL range of non-isolated point-of-load DC-DC converters manufactured by Murata Power Solutions. The OKL2-T/12 and the OKL2-T/20 converters feature Murata's inspectable Land Grid Array (iLGA) package....

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It's the water

February 6, 2014 9:20 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A graphene water balloon may soon open up new vistas for scientists seeking to understand health and disease at the most fundamental level. Electron microscopes already provide amazingly clear images of samples just a few nanometers across. But if you want a good look at living tissue, look again.

Photos of the Day: The bottom rung: Top flops of CES 2014

February 6, 2014 9:03 am | by Chris Fox, PD&D Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Being such a massive show, CES 2014 had a lot to offer. But there are two sides to every coin, and many of you watched our Top Ten from CES 2014 to see what was impressive. What brings us here today are the few that scraped the bottom of the barrel.

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Sony lowers forecast to loss, trying to sell Vaio

February 6, 2014 3:07 am | by Yuri Kageyama - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony is in talks to sell its troubled personal computer business and Thursday lowered its earnings forecast for the business year ending March to a 110 billion yen loss ($1.1 million). The company also said it's cutting its global workforce by about 3 percent or 5,000 people by the end of March...

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Panasonic extends as Olympic sponsor through 2024

February 6, 2014 1:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The IOC says Panasonic has extended its sponsorship of the Olympic Games through 2024. The Japanese electronic goods manufacturer's support in the audiovisual product category includes the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The International Olympic Committee did not disclose the value of the deal Thursday,...

Akamai Tech beats expectations in 4th quarter

February 5, 2014 6:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Akamai Technologies Inc. shares soared in extended trading Wednesday after the cloud services provider reported a better-than-expected fourth quarter. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company helps websites deliver video and other content, such as software downloads, to users. Akamai said that its...

Old and New: 60 Years at Milwaukee Electronics

February 5, 2014 4:10 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

In 1954, one of my favorite movies, "THEM!", premiered in U.S. theatres. An even more significant (to us, anyway) event took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: The founding of Milwaukee Electronics. We are excited to announce that our parent company, Milwaukee...

EPROM/wafer erasing system erases programmed memory in 5.4 minutes

February 5, 2014 2:46 pm | Spectroline | Product Releases | Comments

The Spectroline (Westbury, New York) PC-2200A UV EPROM/Wafer Erasing System is a portable, rugged unit that provides high UV intensity and irradiance uniformity to ensure complete erasure of programmed memory from every EPROM chip or wafer in as little as 5.4 minutes.

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Telemedicine can reduce hospitalizations for nursing home residents

February 5, 2014 2:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Telemedicine used at nursing homes during hours when doctors are not typically present is a viable way to reduce avoidable hospitalizations, according to research published in February's issue of Health Affairs. Hospitalizations of nursing home residents are occurring more frequently....

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The anatomy of an asteroid

February 5, 2014 2:34 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Using very precise ground-based observations, Stephen Lowry (University of Kent, UK) and colleagues have measured the speed at which the near-Earth asteroid (25143) Itokawa spins and how that spin rate is changing over time. They have combined these delicate observations with new theoretical work....

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Testing CATS in space: Laser technology to debut on space station

February 5, 2014 2:28 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

While felines in space may be what you're thinking, the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) is a much more helpful accompaniment planned for the International Space Station. CATS will study the distribution of aerosols, the tiny particles that make up haze, dust, air pollutants, and smoke.

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