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Digi Launches Industry's First Multi-Function Wireless Programmable Terminal Server

November 16, 2010 5:21 am | by Digi International | Comments

New ConnectPort LTS acts as a terminal server and ZigBee gateway

Apple says iTunes will sell music from Beatles

November 16, 2010 5:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Beatles are finally coming to the Internet....

New APS Report: Developing Energy Storage Technologies Among Crucial Steps Toward Increasing Renewable Electricity on Nation’s Grid

November 16, 2010 4:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

U.S. policymakers must focus more closely on developing new energy storage technologies as they consider a national renewable electricity standard, according to one of the principal recommendations in a newly released report, Integrating Renewable Electricity on the Grid, by the American...


Japan: improve the environment to boost economic growth, says OECD

November 15, 2010 10:26 pm | by OECD | Comments

Japan should do more to fight climate change and protect biodiversity, according to a new OECD review of its environment. Tackling these two problems would improve the environment and help boost long-term growth.

GaN RF promises better performance than GaAs, Si power tech(2)

November 15, 2010 5:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

RF Micro Devices unveils a GaN RF delivers superior performance versus competing GaAs and silicon power technologies.


[FPDI/GD] AUO exhibits organic EL panel for lighting

November 15, 2010 5:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

AU Optronics Corp (AUO) exhibited a white organic EL panel for lighting at FPD International 2010/Green Device 2010, a trade show taking place in Chiba City, Japan.


PMA reports 125% Q3 growth for Pico projectors

November 15, 2010 5:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Pacific Media Associates (PMA), a global market information firm, has reported that the worldwide market for pico and pocket projectors grew 125 percent in third-quarter 2010 compared with the same period last year.


Study: Low incomes make poor more conservative

November 15, 2010 12:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

A new study finds that as inequality rises, low income individuals' attitudes toward redistribution become more conservative.


Electronica Wraps Up With Major Product Announcements

November 15, 2010 11:22 am | by | Comments

Several interesting product announcements brought the 2010 Electronica Trade Fair to its conclusion last week, with offerings from Fairchild, Renesas, EnOcean, and ROHM. Fairchild Semiconductor unveiled the AccuPower™ load switch series, which...


DOE Announces Historic Strides in Energy Efficiency for Residential and Commercial Building Codes

November 15, 2010 11:21 am | by | Comments

Late last month, members of the International Code Council (ICC) met in Charlotte, North Carolina and voted to increase the energy efficiency levels for the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), the energy section...


IR Unveils Expanded GaN Roadmap at Electronica

November 15, 2010 11:20 am | by | Comments

On the final day of Electronica 2010, International Rectifier (IR) presented a roadmap for the commercialization of GaN power switches that included both low-voltage (20-40V) and high-voltage (600V) devices. The first 20-40V devices are...


AT Tiny is Tiny

November 15, 2010 10:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I just spotted a note on Twitter, from SiliconFarmer, referring to the ATtiny44A coming in a 0.45 mm pitch QFN as well as a 0.5mm pitch MLF package. (In practice, an MLF is the same as a QFN, by the...

Elastomer Socket for ICs Uses Small Footprint

November 15, 2010 8:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The SG-QFE-7007 socket is designed for 16- x 16- x 1.2-mm package size with 18- x 18-mm lead tip to tip and operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1 dB of insertion loss.


Encoder Options for All Angles of Stepping Motors

November 15, 2010 8:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

With the addition of the encoder option to 0.36º and 0.72º stepping motors, Oriental Motor’s entire range of stepping motors (including 0.9º and 1.8º stepping motors) now has the option for an encoder.


Microsensors offer first look at whether cell mass affects growth rate

November 15, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) University of Illinois researchers are using a new kind of microsensor to answer one of the weightiest questions in biology -- the relationship between cell mass and growth rate. Each microsensor is a small, suspended platform with a resonance...


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