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Wire-to-board connector system serves thin-screen LED televisions and monitors

April 1, 2014 2:53 pm | Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated (Lisle, IL) introduces its IllumiMate 1.00 and 1.25 mm pitch wire-to-board connector system, offering today’s flat-panel LED television and PC monitor manufacturers more mating styles, voltage ratings, circuit sizes and locking types than any similar connector system....

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Current-to-pressure transmitter features removable electronics and switch-selectable output

April 1, 2014 2:15 pm | Moore Industries | Product Releases | Comments

Moore Industries (North Hills, CA) has released a new version of its IPH2/IPX2 Current-to-Pressure (I/P) Transmitter. Along with updated certifications, the IPH2/IPX2 features 22 direct and reverse output ranges, with switch-selectable reverse output standard...

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Step-down DC/DC converter includes 60V transient protection

April 1, 2014 2:04 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) announces the LT3667, a 400mA, 40V step-down switching regulator with dual LDO outputs packaged in a 3mm x 5mm QFN or MSOP-16E. The LT3667 offers a highly compact, triple output solution for automotive and industrial applications....

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Photos of the Day: The Oculus Rift VR headset

April 1, 2014 1:38 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Oculus first unveiled the Oculus Rift VR headset in 2012, and the tech world has been giving it rave reviews. Originally posited as a Kickstarter campaign, the Oculus Rift met all its goals (and then some). The latest developer kit has been shipping with resolution of 1920×1080 (960×1080 per eye)....

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5 questions OEMs should ask a chip maker

April 1, 2014 10:15 am | by Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP Marketing and Business Development at Altair Semiconductor | Blogs | Comments

One of the components of your future device is a cellular chip. There are many chip providers from which to choose, all eager to help bring your product to market. The decision to partner with a chipset vendor is not an easy one, and requires a significant amount of research, time and resources....

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Power connectors deliver current density at 23.0 amps per circuit

April 1, 2014 10:01 am | Newark, Molex | Product Releases | Comments

Newark element14 (Chicago, IL) is now offering the Molex Mega-Fit Power Connector, delivering current density at 23.0 amps per circuit on a 5.7-millimeter pitch and row spacing. The compact form factor paired with high-current terminals provides one of the most power-dense connectors available....

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Sensor hub device features a low-power 3-axis accelerometer

April 1, 2014 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kionix (Ithaca, NY) announced a new integrated sensor hub device, the KX23H, combining a high-performance, very low power 3-axis accelerometer with a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 microcontroller in a single 3x3x0.9mm package. The KX23H also includes a library of advanced motion processing software....

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Aluminum electrolytic capacitors offers features suited for LED lighting applications

April 1, 2014 9:38 am | Kemet Electronics Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

KEMET Corporation (Greenville, SC) introduced its next-generation aluminum electrolytic capacitors, featuring a new high performance axial series. Features include capacitances as high as 6,300 uF and voltage options of 25, 40 and 63 VDC....

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TSA deploys drones to watch you from space

April 1, 2014 8:47 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Citing the ongoing domestic terrorist threat (aka, the “most dire threat to national security since Grandma Betty at the airport”), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has deployed a fleet of drones with the ability to destroy dangerous contraband like baby formula and remotely monitor “shady individuals” like 10-year-olds and grandparents....

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Mark Zuckerberg's flying Internet

April 1, 2014 8:09 am | by AllVoices | News | Comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is taking to the skies to bring the wonders of the Internet to everyone across the globe. Working with his pet web philanthropy project, Internet.org, Zuckerberg enlisted different tech companies to create drones, satellites and lasers...

US Supreme Court ruling on Alice Corp can affect software patents

April 1, 2014 6:09 am | by AllVoices | News | Comments

The US Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments for and against a patent claimed by Alice Corporation. This patent has been contested by CLS Bank International that has said that Alice Corp's patents only made use of the fundamental principles...

Value of Bitcoin battered by IRS

April 1, 2014 4:09 am | by AllVoices | News | Comments

After the Internal Revenue Service decided that bitcoin would be taxed like property, not currency, the value of the cryptocurrency has steadily dropped, making some investors nervous and providing critics with more evidence that the volatile currency was too dangerous....

IBM supercomputer Watson enlisted to help fight brain cancer

April 1, 2014 1:09 am | by AllVoices | News | Comments

Watson, IBM's supercomputer that famously took on Jeopardy, is now taking on something a little less trivia-oriented – brain cancer. IBM is working with the New York Genome Center (NYGC) to analyze genetic data to push towards personalized treatment of...

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Study shows flawed U.S. encryption standard could be broken in seconds

March 31, 2014 7:12 pm | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

If the NSA did have the keys to the backdoor in a random number generator it could break some encryption without trouble. The security of a data connection protected using a flawed U.S. encryption standard promoted by the National Security Agency could be broken in under 16 seconds....

Glitches plague Healthcare.gov on final day of enrollment for heath care coverage

March 31, 2014 7:09 pm | by AllVoices | News | Comments

Monday is the final day to enroll for the health insurance program known as Obamacare. But two separate major glitches have hobbled HealthCare.gov on the final day of enrollment, preventing many from enrolling. Procrastinators, are you thinking what I'm thinking?...

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