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VTP - Very Tiny Parts

October 7, 2014 6:19 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

A while back, I wrote about a new ARM Cortex M0+ chip from Freescale. It's not the first M0+, but I do believe that it's the smallest. I've been checking stock off and on and finally found the smallest package to be in stock and available to ship....

8-channel thermocouple amplifier includes 0 to 5 VDC output voltages

October 7, 2014 2:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Sensor Connection (Troy, MI) has expanded its line of measurement and control instrumentation with the addition of the model TCA-MS-K-8-A4. This 8 Channel Type K Thermocouple Amplifier Module converts the low output voltage signal....

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Compact sensor improves fitness monitoring

October 7, 2014 2:30 pm | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors (Sunnyvale, CA) has developed a new optical sensor for automatic fitness tracking. The SFH 7050 is Osram’s first integrated optical sensor. It is designed for use in mobile devices, such as smart watches and fitness armbands....

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'Unlikely couples' of materials enable vehicle weight to be reduced

October 7, 2014 2:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Environmental problems are driving forward the appearance of increasingly restrictive regulations, so the strategy of vehicle manufacturers is geared towards cutting vehicle weight. CIC marGUNE, the Co-operative Research Centre into High-performance Manufacturing ...

Printing in the hobby room: Paper-thin and touch-sensitive displays on various materials

October 7, 2014 2:16 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Until now, if you want to print a greeting card for a loved one, you can use colorful graphics, fancy typefaces or special paper to enhance it. But what if you could integrate paper-thin displays into the cards, which could be printed at home....

Fundamentals of physics confirmed

October 7, 2014 1:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

To explore any possible limits of the two theories, they have been experimentally verified many times already and both have passed all the tests so far. Hence, scientists look for deviations in experiments with increasing precision or under extreme conditions....

Dynamic encryption keeps secrets

October 7, 2014 1:54 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A method ensuring that all telephone calls are encrypted and that eavesdroppers are unable to decrypt information in order to obtain secrets. This is a brief definition of dynamic encryption, the brainchild of Professor Lars Ramkilde Knudsen from DTU....

Scientist strives for superhuman vision

October 7, 2014 1:51 pm | by Leda Zimmerman, MIT Spectrum | News | Comments

All through his childhood, Ramesh Raskar wished fervently for eyes in the back of his head. “I had the notion that the world did not exist if I wasn’t looking at it, so I would constantly turn around to see if it was there behind me.” Although this head-spinning habit faded ...

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NREL software tool a boon for wind industry

October 7, 2014 1:46 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Wind energy is blowing away skeptics—it's so close to achieving cost parity with fossil fuels that just a little extra efficiency is all that is likely needed to push it into the mainstream and past the Energy Department's goal of 20% wind energy by 2030....

Mobile revolution shakes up Silicon Valley

October 7, 2014 1:41 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Smartphones, tablets and other gadgets aren't just changing the way we live and work. They are shaking up Silicon Valley's balance of power and splitting up businesses. Long-established companies such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and eBay Inc. are scrambling....

What to expect when you’re expecting ... prototypes

October 7, 2014 1:12 pm | by Mike Sims, Director of Marketing and Sales, Attero Tech, LLC | Articles | Comments

In a previous article, some key points were identified to help companies identify a suitable design services partner. This article will offer suggestions about how to maximize the experience you have once you’ve selected a partner and move forward....

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What does a safe, reliable supply chain look like?

October 7, 2014 12:48 pm | by Jeffrey Simon, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of America Semiconductor LLC | Articles | Comments

Throughout the industry, we hear distribution managers, procurement professionals, organization leaders, government/defense experts, senators, congressman, and others preach the importance of a reliable, secure supply chain. It has almost become trendy....

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Switching regulators deliver industry-leading efficiency

October 7, 2014 9:59 am | Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation (Milpitas, CA) announced five new additions to the ISL911xx family of market leading buck-boost and boost switching regulators, optimized to support system power supplies and peripherals such as Wi-Fi or 3G/4G RF power amplifiers....

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RF development platform targets advanced metering infrastructure and industrial applications

October 7, 2014 9:48 am | Semtech Corp., Freescale Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corp. (Camarillo, CA) announced it has joined with other members of the Wi-SUN Alliance to produce a radio frequency (RF) development platform targeting advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and industrial applications. The development platform ...

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President Obama honors nation's top scientists and innovators

October 7, 2014 9:33 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

President Obama today announced a new group of recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation--the nation's highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology....

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