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How this student went from watching the fish tank to diving with whale sharks
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Google officially launches Project Fi
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Hello? Facebook launches phone-calling app for Android
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As PayPal split looms, what's next for eBay
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TVS protection for USB 3.1/Thunderbolt data lines

Central Semiconductor's CFTVS5V0BULC is an ultra-low capacitance 5.0V bi-directional TVS in the space saving SOD-882L. This device provides up to 15kV of transient voltage protection for high speed USB 3.1, Thunderbolt and HDMI 2.0 interfaces. The low 0.35pF maximum capacitance of the CFTVS5V0BULC is an essential characteristic in preventing signal degradation.

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Hubble celebrates 25 years with this incredible photo

 
 
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First of all, let's wish a happy 25th birthday to the NASA Hubble Space Telescope, which will reach a quarter century of providing incredible information and pictures on Friday, April 24th.


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Vicor Corporation Expands its DCM™ DC-DC Converter Module Series

This series now covers critical applications in Aerospace, EV/HEV, Rugged Systems, Industrial, and Telecom/Datacom. Qualify for a free evaluation board.


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DIN rail mountable power supply is only one inch wide

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Automation Systems Interconnect Inc. (ASI) introduces a 24 Vdc DIN rail mountable power supply that is only one inch wide. The new ASIUSP-24PFN-15D has an input range is from 90 to 264 Vac and 120 to 370 Vdc and an output of 1.6 Amp at 15 Vdc. It is ideal for sensor applications. The wide input range makes this power supply a ...


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What if an integrated service provider offers free LCD TVs?

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Recently, there has been discussion in the Chinese LCD TV supply chain about offering free LCD TVs as a promotional tool. The conversations are a result of Alibaba, the big e-commerce provider in China, possibly planning to introduce a TV, the Ali-TV, as a shopping platform for its users. The ...


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Simplifying Advanced Power Systems Design

Digital power management and control provide real-time intelligence that helps designers build power systems that automatically adapt to their environment and optimize efficiency. Download this white paper from Intersil to learn how this technology can improve system performance and reliability.


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Development boards feature an ARM Cortex-M3 core running up to 180MHz

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Three new NXP development boards in the LPC Xpresso family are part of an established and popular toolchain featuring the power of LPC microcontrollers based on ARMs Cortex-M cores. The boards are able to work with most existing LPC Xpresso accessories and Arduino compatible shields to enhance functional capabilities....


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Caltech researchers create 'comb' that detects terahertz waves with extreme precision

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Light can come in many frequencies, only a small fraction of which can be seen by humans. Between the invisible low-frequency radio waves used by cell phones and the high frequencies associated with infrared light lies a fairly wide swath of the ...


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Headline: Powering Innovation With Micro DC Motors

With over five decades of micro-motion expertise, MICROMO is proud to offer complete full-service design, sourcing, and manufacturing capabilities on a global basis with FAULHABER Group to deliver benchmark, custom micro-motion solutions.


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Ericsson profit hit by poor US performance, global sales up

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Sluggish broadband demand in North America is hurting Ericsson, the world's largest networks maker, which reported Thursday a 14 percent drop in first-quarter net profit to 1.5 billion kronor ($ 173 million) despite a rise in global sales. The Stockholm-based company cautioned that no immediate ...


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Google wireless phone service challenges major carriers

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Google is trying to shake up the wireless phone industry with a low-priced service designed to pressure major carriers into making it more affordable for people to get online and use Google's services. The service, called "Project Fi," debuted Wednesday, about two ...


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Feature Of The Day

Secondary Side Synchronous Rectifier Controller

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The UCC24610 combines a controller and MOSFET to emulate a near-ideal diode rectifier to reduce power dissipation of the rectifier and reduce primary-side losses.
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As PayPal split looms, what's next for eBay

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EBay plans to grow by thinking small as it prepares for life apart from PayPal. The company says it is focusing on getting more people, as well as small- to mid-size businesses, to buy and sell items on its popular online marketplace....


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Hello? Facebook launches phone-calling app for Android

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Hello? Anyone there? Facebook unveiled a new voice-calling app for Android phones on Wednesday, the same day that its WhatsApp messaging service introduced voice-calling for iOS devices. Phone calls, it seems, are not dead yet....


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INSTRUMENT CABINETS ARE AN EASY UPGRADE FOR YOUR PRODUCTS

Equipto Electronics' Instrument Cabinets are ideal for upgrades or new instrument designs, for such applications as: industrial control, testing and monitoring. Each is made in the USA with an attention to detail that adds performance and functionality to your products. With 60 standard sizes, there's no need for custom.


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Google officially launches Project Fi

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The rumors are true! (Well, some of them.) Google has officially launched Project Fi, a program designed to explore the opportunity to provide fast, easy-to-use wireless connectivity and communication to everyone. In Google's official blog, they state, "Similar to our Nexus hardware program ...


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Optimize System Power with Protection and Control

NXP NX3P power switches supply multiple protection features for controller-based designs. NX3P devices provide reverse voltage and over-voltage protection, and slew-rate control of inrush current. Available at Mouser.com.


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ASIC Design Made Cost Effective with Low Cost Tools and Masks

Mentor Graphics – Tanner EDA Solutions

There has never been a better time to explore the advantages of an ASIC, due to the wide availability of low cost design tools and easy access to flexible, mature IC processes. Take advantage of the many technical and commercial benefits that Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) offer.


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How this student went from watching the fish tank to diving with whale sharks

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Growing up, my family had a huge fish tank in our office that I would sit in front of for hours like it was a television set.


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