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Digital multimeter offers current measurement ranges as low as 100 microamps

October 15, 2013 9:39 am | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company has introduced the GDM-8261A - a high precision 6 ½ digit Digital Multimeter with dual measurement displays, 11 measurement functions, and 10 highly accurate math functions (35ppm DC voltage accuracy) to accommodate the most frequently performed parameter measurements in many application fields.

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Photos of the Day: Cavemen discovered recycling

October 15, 2013 9:07 am | by ARIEL DAVID, Associated Press | News | Comments

If you thought recycling was just a modern phenomenon championed by environmentalists and concerned urbanites - think again. There is mounting evidence that hundreds of thousands of years ago, our prehistoric ancestors learned to recycle the objects they used in their daily lives, say researchers gathered at an international conference in Israel.

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Analog Devices selling microphone unit for $100M

October 14, 2013 6:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Analog Devices Inc. is selling its microphone business to InvenSense Inc. for $100 million, saying that will help it better focus on businesses in other markets. The microphone division represents less than one percent of the Norwood, Mass., chipmaker's expected revenue for the quarter ending on...

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Enclosure provides a stow-away workspace for multiple development boards

October 14, 2013 3:21 pm | Bud Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bud Industries announced what it presents as a solution to the problem of organizing multiple development boards and a maze o wiring. Using a “flat or folded” approach, the patent-pending Board-ganizer is intended to provide a tidy work platform, keep components of a design project in

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Researchers find rust can power up artificial photosynthesis

October 14, 2013 3:03 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Chemists at Boston College have achieved a series of breakthroughs in their efforts to develop an economical means of harnessing artificial photosynthesis by narrowing the voltage gap between the two crucial processes of oxidation and reduction, according to their latest research, published this week in the journal Angewandte Chemie.

Uniformity: The secret of better fusion ignition

October 14, 2013 2:51 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

One of the ways to achieve thermonuclear fusion is through a controlled reaction between two light variants of hydrogen, called deuterium and tritium. Mauro Temporal, from the École Normale Supérieure Cachan, in France, and colleagues have made theoretical calculations indicating how best to improve the ignition stage of fusion reaction.

The perils of texting while driving

October 14, 2013 2:48 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

US research reveals that 4 out of 5 college student drivers have used their cell phones to send or receive text messages while driving despite the majority recognizing that the activity represents a risk. Garold Lantz and Sandra Loeb of the McGowan School of Business, at King's College, in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, found that male drivers are more likely to engage in texting while driving....

Ford, University of Michigan open new battery lab

October 14, 2013 2:45 pm | by DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. and the University of Michigan are opening a new battery research and manufacturing lab that they hope will speed the development of batteries for electric and hybrid cars. The center, on the university's campus in Ann Arbor, will bring together battery makers, car companies and researchers who will test new batteries for prototype vehicles.

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How test instrument manufacturers can design to meet the expectations of new and experienced engineers

October 14, 2013 2:36 pm | by Jonathan Tucker, Keithley Instruments, Inc. | Articles | Comments

A recent industry study indicates one out of five electrical engineers now in the global workforce has started his or her career within the last 10 years. These newer engineers tend to be more software-oriented than some of their more experienced colleagues due to recent changes in universities’ electrical engineering curricula.

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Watch “Star Wars” recreated using an Etch a Sketch

October 14, 2013 2:18 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The force is strong with this one. I was never very skilled with an Etch a Sketch. And it’s not just my complete lack of artistic ability – my hands are steady as a coffee junkie (small wonder I didn’t become a doctor). But this guy is good – very, very good. Using nothing more than a garden-variety Etch a Sketch, he creates a complete recap of “Star Wars”, and it’s glorious.

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CPU core is 30% smaller than comparable CPU cores

October 14, 2013 1:29 pm | Imagination Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Imagination Technologies announces the first MIPS Series5 ‘Warrior P-class’ CPU, representing a major step forward in feature set for high-performance MIPS CPU IP cores. The new MIPS P5600 core delivers industry-leading 32-bit performance together with class-leading low power characteristics in a silicon footprint up to 30% smaller than comparable CPU cores....

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Discrete MOSFETs meet the demanding requirements of 2-way radios

October 14, 2013 1:18 pm | Renesas, California Eastern Labs | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics and California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) introduce the NE555 family of RF Discrete LD MOSFETs which were specifically designed to meet the demanding requirements of 2-Way Radios. The NE555 series are also great medium power transistors for Automatic Metering Infrastructure, RFID readers, and general short-range wireless applications.

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Reference platform capable of securing any distributed node in the smart grid

October 14, 2013 1:10 pm | Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Designers of smart meters can now reduce time to market, raise the bar for higher accuracy, and secure their designs with Capistrano, a smart grid reference platform from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Powered by the company’s Zeus metering SoC, Capistrano protects designs with advanced cryptography, physical attack detection, and life-cycle security schemes.

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CDMA module offered in compact 24.4x24.4x2.6mm size

October 14, 2013 1:01 pm | Telit Wireless Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Targeted at North American market, the dual-band CDMA/1XRTT engine in the CL865-DUAL is voice-capable supporting analog and digital (DVI) interfaces. It delivers CDMA/1XRTT IS-95A/B and CDMA 2000 compliant data communications and is equipped with a USB 2.0 Full Speed port....

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HTC offers larger phone, with fingerprint sensor

October 14, 2013 12:56 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, The Associated Press | News | Comments

At your neighborhood coffee shop, you can order your beverage in small, medium or large. Now, you can do that with phones, too. HTC Corp. is introducing a larger version of its popular HTC One phone, becoming the latest phone maker to offer its flagship device in three sizes — and, of course, three prices.

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