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SMPS capacitors certified to T-Level MIL-PRF-49470 QPL qualification

January 24, 2014 10:30 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has received T-Level MIL-PRF-49470 qualification approval for its new 25V, unencapsulated, BX characteristic (X7R dielectric), horizontally stacked SMPS capacitors in case sizes 1-6.  The new components further expand AVX’s already extensive offering of BX characteristic SMPS capacitors listed on the MIL-PRF-49470 QPL....

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Digital meter offers a bright, 4-digit LED display with 16-bit resolution

January 24, 2014 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

H. G. Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors Group has expanded its line of sensor support electronics with the release of the M-100 Series Single Channel Digital Process Meter. The M-100 Digital Meter is designed for measurement applications that require displaying an analog sensor’s high level output, or the output of most types of thermocouples.

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SMD power inductors feature low-loss pressed iron powder core

January 24, 2014 9:47 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has introduced the new LMIP Series SMD power inductors. Featuring a homogeneous pressed iron powder core construction, LMIP Series inductors exhibit low loss and reduced inductance drop due to applied current, enabling higher saturation current ratings in smaller, lower profile packages.

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Development kits serve autonomous ARINC 429 devices

January 24, 2014 9:39 am | Holt Integrated Circuits | Product Releases | Comments

Holt Integrated Circuits introduced several application development kits to complement its recently introduced family of autonomous ARINC 429 devices, HI-8470, HI-8475 and HI-8476. These devices connect directly to the ARINC 429 bus and enable transmission or reception of data without using an MCU or software.

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Photos of the Day: Apple's Mac still influences, 30 years after debut

January 24, 2014 9:14 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Look around. Many of the gadgets you see drew inspiration from the original Mac computer. Computers at the time typically required people to type in commands. Once the Mac came out 30 years ago Friday, people could instead navigate with a graphical user interface. Available options were organized into menus.

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The same headsets that give you mental powers can help you achieve inner peace

January 24, 2014 8:33 am | by Stephanie Carmichael, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

Sitting on your butt is actually good for you. Technology is proving that there are more benefits to sitting still than you might believe — lucky for us couch potatoes and computer addicts. Electroencephalography, or EEG for short, is all about testing the power of your gray matter.

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Army aviation innovating despite soaring through budgetary headwinds

January 24, 2014 12:00 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

Fewer dollars means that for Army aviation to remain relevant and ready, it will need to better partner with industry and its sister-services, become more flexible and expeditionary and equip its squadrons with the best intelligence tools it can afford. That was one assessment posited during a panel discussion....

Smarter robots likely in Army's future, planners say

January 24, 2014 12:00 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

Unmanned robots already have proven their worth on the battlefield, neutralizing improvised explosive devices, and more capable ones are coming in the future, according to the commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. While robots and unmanned platforms will continue to provide valuable assistance to Soldiers on the battlefield, there may even come a day when they can begin replacing Soldiers....

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Engineering Update #42: The GoPro-carrying Pocket Drone

January 23, 2014 3:05 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this week's edition of Engineering Update: The GoPro-carrying Pocket Drone: The Pocket Drone is a miniature, foldable tricopter designed to carry a GoPro camera. SeeThru smart glasses: The newest in smart glasses is called SeeThru, from French company, Laster Technologies.

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Near error-free wireless detection made possible

January 23, 2014 1:46 pm | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A new long-range wireless tag detection system, with potential applications in health care, environmental protection and goods tracking, can pinpoint items with near 100 per cent accuracy over a much wider range than current systems. Conventional systems typically offer a lower useful read range than this new solution...

Cooling microprocessors with carbon nanotubes

January 23, 2014 11:20 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

“Cool it!” That’s a prime directive for microprocessor chips and a promising new solution to meeting this imperative is in the offing. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a “process friendly” technique that would enable the cooling of microprocessor chips through carbon nanotubes.

Compact device has sensitive nose for greenhouse gases

January 23, 2014 11:14 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University scientists have created a highly sensitive portable sensor to test the air for the most damaging greenhouse gases. The device created by Rice engineer and laser pioneer Frank Tittel and his group uses a thumbnail-sized quantum cascade laser...

Researchers develop way to "see" melted nuclear fuel in Fukushima

January 23, 2014 11:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A team of Japanese researchers said Thursday it has developed a cosmic ray-based system to produce visual images of nuclear fuel that has melted down at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The team successfully used cosmic rays to produce images of nuclear fuel from outside an off-line nuclear plant...

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Some pioneers of digital spying have misgivings

January 23, 2014 11:06 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Former federal prosecutor Eric Friedberg conducted the first court-approved email wiretap nearly 20 years ago while investigating an international conspiracy to sell fraudulent cellphones."It was entirely novel. Even email was new," he says. "CompuServe, the provider, had no way to comply. They had to build a new port."

App Watch: Will you be my Between? App for lovers

January 23, 2014 11:02 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

If ever in doubt about your guy's commitment to a relationship, ask him if he would commit to an app. A growing number of young couples in Asia are sharing special moments in the privacy of Between, a tight networking app that links only two people.

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