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Are You Ready for Fall?

October 27, 2011 7:40 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This week, Andrea talked about insulating her water heater tank in preparation for cooler weather (of course, that's something you can do any time of year to save money and energy at home). She also listed many other ways to reduce your water heating costs.

Happy Hallogreen!

October 27, 2011 7:40 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

With the fateful transition to cooler weather and Halloween just upon us, it is important to remember some key tips when preparing to have the most energy-efficient Halloween possible. From lighting, to pumpkin usage to heat insulation, there is something each of us can do to ensure...

Getting Ready to Set the Thermostat Low—And Keep it There!

October 27, 2011 7:39 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Every year I try to convince myself that I am going to turn my thermostat down for the entire winter. It's going to be 68 degrees or lower, I tell myself. I'm not going to turn it up for any reason. I might even be daring and try to get a few degrees lower! It'll be awesome!


The Tour Continues...

October 27, 2011 7:38 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

I'm in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin this week for the Graphics Systems User Conference.  I'll be here for both days, and even get the chance to wrap up the show on Wednesday afternoon. On Thursday I'll take a little drive to Madison and meet with the folks at the DS SolidWorks office.  There's...

Different Solutions, Same Questions

October 26, 2011 2:32 pm | by Chris Anderson, Spectrum Design Solutions - a division of Digi International,; posted by Chris Warner | Comments

I come from a generation that didn’t do much radio. I’ve met relatively few other RF Engineers around my age. Most are older than me, though at work we frequently mentor new RF Engineers from scratch. When I started in radio you had to build a


Choosing the Right Sensor Signal Conditioning IC

October 26, 2011 1:48 pm | by David Grice, ZMDI,; posted by Chris Warner | Comments

Designing and implementing sensor interface designs for nonlinear, temperature-dependent transducers presents some difficult challenges. The advent of dedicated and powerful Sensor Signal Conditioning (SSC) ICs has made the job easier, but choosing the right IC for a particular sensor and application is critical for


Chip Package System Convergence Requires Holistic Approach

October 26, 2011 8:16 am | by Ji Zheng, Apache | Comments

With extreme demands on power, performance and regulatory specifications, it becomes essential to view the chip, package and system as a cohesive network of interdependent parts.


Addressing the Future with Lime Microsystems

October 24, 2011 11:48 am | by Dale Wilson, Product marketing director, Lime Microsystems | Comments

When joining Lime I saw an innovative company with an exciting product with a fantastic 'yes we can' attitude and an opportunity to be a key part of this, helping to implement and affect its plans for market capitalisation.


1.27mm pin headers from Harwin stocked in depth for rapid delivery

October 18, 2011 11:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Hi-rel connector manufacturer Harwin says its M52 2.54 x 1.27mm  pin header range – part of its Archer board to board connector system – is now available ex-stock, rather than being produced to order based on pin height.. Available in …


Ultra-high speed 12-bit DAC suits military and aerospace

October 18, 2011 11:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Datel has announced the DAC-12100 series of low power 12-bit current output digital to analogue converters that have TTL/CMOS compatible inputs. With a 100 MHz conversion rate, these ultra-high speed devices suit any speed critical applications such as radar, signal …

Harting sets up a subsidiary in Canada

October 18, 2011 11:20 am | by ECN Europe | Comments

Harting has opened a subsidiary in Saint Laurent (Quebec), Harting Canada, Inc., following a 25-year presence in North America. Harting say they hope to highlight the importance of customers based there and aim to provide even better support in maximising …

Fall: Energy Saving Changes with the Season

October 18, 2011 3:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

I'm sure you've noticed the change in seasons by now. Fall brings cooler weather, and with it my thoughts turn to warm things like putting blankets on the couch, enjoying my fireplace, and adjusting my thermostat (as little as possible, of course).


Renewable Energy: A Centuries-old Tradition

October 17, 2011 11:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

One of the benefits of living in the Nation’s capital is direct access to so many great museums. From outdoor works of art at the Sculpture Garden to live butterflies at the National History museum - there’s something out there to spark your interest and feed your curiosity.


Fast Start With GreenArrays Software

October 17, 2011 9:01 am | Comments

There are no doubt some diehards (like me) out there who have been playing around with the GreenArrays Software Suite (free download), but with all the things you need to learn (it seems like all at once) it is pretty tough sledding.


A Couple of Days in the Office

October 17, 2011 5:21 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Comments

It seems like a week since I've worked out of the office... Chalk up another 740 rental car miles as last week in the Northwest took me to Seattle, Yakima, and Portland.  All of the events were great - thanks again to Hawk Ridge Systems, Quest Integration, and Shounco for having me...


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