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Buck converter features 12µA quiescent current

February 4, 2014 11:37 am | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) announces the LTC3638, a 140V input-capable high efficiency buck converter that delivers up to 250mA of continuous output current. It operates from an input voltage range of 4V to 140V, making it ideal for telecom, industrial, avionic and automotive applications.

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SnowJam 2014

February 4, 2014 11:18 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Members of the Georgia Tech community share their stories from Atlanta's SnowJam 2014 February 4, 2014 Atlanta, GA It was the kind of day that you’ll never forget. On Tuesday, Jan. 28, faculty, staff, and students headed to work and class unaware of the chaos to come when campus closed at 1:30 p.m. ...

Kepler Finds a Very Wobbly Planet

February 4, 2014 11:00 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Imagine living on a planet with seasons so erratic you would hardly know whether to wear Bermuda shorts or a heavy overcoat. That is the situation on a weird, wobbly world found by NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope....

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CAT6 RJ45 four-pair protector promises 10x faster performance than CAT5

February 4, 2014 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITW Linx (Carol Stream, IL) launched its SurgeGate CAT6 RJ45 4-Pair surge protector. Thoroughly tested to meet or exceed CAT6 standards for signal integrity and featuring solid state technology for enhanced surge protection and exceptional respose time, the SurgeGate CAT6 RJ45 4-Pair offers

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Touch controller supports up to 40 simultaneous touch points

February 4, 2014 10:53 am | Zykronix | Product Releases | Comments

Zytronic (UK) has announced the launch of its latest touch controller to complement the company’s portfolio of rugged, ultra-large format, multi-touch touch sensors based on its proprietary MPCT projected capacitive (p-cap) technology. The ZXY300 has been developed for use with touchscreens that have diagonals greater than 55-inches....

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Yale geologist on continental drift and humans’ ‘ultimate fate’

February 4, 2014 10:17 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Yale scientist David Evans will look both billions of years into the past and ahead into the near future in the next In the Company of Scholars talk on Tuesday, Feb. 11....

Nadella to head Microsoft; Gates leaves chair role

February 4, 2014 10:07 am | by Ryan Nakashima - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, an executive in charge of the company's small, but growing business of delivering software and services over the Internet its new CEO. Company founder Bill Gates is leaving the chairman role for a new role as technology adviser. The software company announced...

Double-break switch achieves 5 A 250 DC rating

February 4, 2014 9:51 am | Crouzet Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Crouzet Switches (San Diego, CA) double break, high DC rating switch can be used in the electrical equipment market specifically in medium to high voltage applications. Features include magnetic blow-out, max rating of 5 A 250 DC, and multi-pole versions on metal plates....

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Driving Ms. Robot

February 4, 2014 9:47 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

In addition to hearing from experts about their research, youths who attend the Yale's Science Saturdays programs have an opportunity to enjoy some hands-on science.For example, in addition to a talk by Yale chemist Nilay Hazari on "Making Valuable Materials from the Greenhouse Gas Carbon Dioxide"...

IC features 400 outputs that are rated for +/-15V

February 4, 2014 9:41 am | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (ICD) (Milpitas, CA) announced the availability of the IXEP1400 electronic paper display (EPD) gate driver. The IXEP1400 features 400 outputs that are rated for +/-15V. Data entered via the shift register input controls the pixels of the display.

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High-power GaN switches designed for wideband applications

February 4, 2014 9:30 am | Rfmw Ltd, Triquint Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. (San Jose, CA) announces design and sales support for a pair of high power GaN SPDT switches from TriQuint. The TGS2352-2-SM covers frequencies from 500MHz to 12GHz and handles input power up to 20W while the TGS2353-2-SM extends frequency coverage to 18GHz and handles up to 10 watts of input power.

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Photos of the Day: The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

February 4, 2014 9:18 am | News | Comments

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has weathered numerous delays, controversies, and cost-overuns. The troubled jet, set to be the world's most expensive weapons program, will replace the majority of America's legacy fighters. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates called the F-35 the "backbone of America's tactical aviation fleet for decades to come."

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Railtec DIN Rail PCB Holders from OKW

February 4, 2014 8:40 am | Videos | Comments

OKW’s RAILTEC PCB holders are designed for mounting open PCB assemblies on standard DIN rails installed in equipment housings and control cabinets. The holders conform to DIN Rail standards EN 50 022 and EN 50 035. Electronics engineers find these PCB holders extremely useful because they can be mounted to two different size DIN rails....

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FIS board OKs repurchase of up to $2B shares

February 4, 2014 8:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fidelity National Information Services Inc.'s board has approved the repurchase of up to $2 billion of its common stock. The repurchase program replaces a previous $1 billion buyback which had about $174 million outstanding. The payments technology company, known as FIS, is based in...

Obama secures $750M in pledges to get kids online

February 4, 2014 6:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Claiming progress in his campaign to get American schools wired for the future, President Barack Obama is announcing commitments from U.S. companies totaling about $750 million to connect more students to high-speed Internet. Apple is pledging $100 million in iPads, computers and other tools....

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