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Pushbutton Switch Offers Industrial Design, Safety Protection

September 20, 2011 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch announced the KJD17 Series pushbutton switch. This heavy duty switch offers an industrial design and a PVC cap for dust and water protection, equivalent to an IP54 rating. The pushbutton switch has

Microbial Electrolysis May Furnish Limitless Hydrogen

September 20, 2011 6:26 am | by Posted by Alix Paultre | News | Comments

A grain of salt or two may be all that microbial electrolysis cells need to produce hydrogen from wastewater or organic byproducts, without adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere or using grid electricity, according to Penn State engineers.

Wind River & Leadcore develop Android SoC

September 20, 2011 5:48 am | News | Comments

Wind River and Leadcore Technology announced that they have collaborated to develop a new Android system-on-chip (SoC) smartphone platform.

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World UPS Market expected to hit $10 billion by 2015

September 20, 2011 4:14 am | News | Comments

After experiencing severe declines following the global recession in 2009, the UPS market turned around in 2010 with revenues 8.3% higher than in 2009.

Molecule Found in Sharks Kills Many Viruses that are Deadly to People

September 19, 2011 11:22 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Shark Molecule Kills Human Viruses, Too “Sharks are remarkably resistant to viruses,” study researcher Michael Zasloff, of the Georgetown University Medical Center, told LiveScience. Zasloff discovered the molecule, squalamine, in 1993 in the dogfish shark, a small- to...

A Look at the Rohde and Schwarz High Performance RTO with MSO Module

September 19, 2011 12:23 pm | Videos | Comments

Mike Schnecker of Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) visits ECN to demonstrate the company's high performance RTO along with its MSO option. R&S recently added a 600 MHz model to it's high performance oscilloscope family.

SolarBridge Technologies Awarded $2.3 Million Department of Energy Grant

September 19, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SolarBridge Technologies (SolarBridge) has been awarded a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through its SunShot Initiative, a program whose goal is to reduce the cost of solar energy systems...

Nextronex Completes First Full Year

September 19, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

2011 has been a year of significant milestones according to Ohio-based Nextronex, Inc. As the first full year on the market has progressed the company says that more customers are finding that the advantages...

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Single-Chip Solution Serves Smart Fan-Motor Driver Applications

September 19, 2011 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diodes has introduced the industry's smallest fully featured single-chip fan driver with high-output drive capability to provide a cost-effective solution for fan and motor drive applications.

Image Sensor Targets Video-Centric Smartphones

September 19, 2011 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

OmniVision Technologies introduced the OV5680, the first 5-megapixel CameraChip sensor using OmniVision’s new 1.75-micron OmniBSI-2 pixel with best-in-class image quality and sensitivity with high frame rate 1080p high definition (HD) video.

PCIe Gen 3 Switches Offer Four On-chip DMA Engines, Multiple NT, SSC, Ports

September 19, 2011 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

PLX Technology, Inc. expanded its PCI Express (PCIe) Gen3 switch family with three new devices compliant with the PCI Express Gen3 r1.0 Specification. The new PLX ExpressLane PEX8749 (48-lanes, 18 ports), PEX8733 (32 lanes, 18-ports) and PEX8725 (24 lanes, 10 ports) PCIe Gen3 switches promise

Industrial UPS Offers Lithium Battery Option to Increase Performance

September 19, 2011 10:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Falcon Electric announced that it has added Lithium-Ion batteries as an option to its 1500VA model of its SSG Series Industrial Grade UPS Plus for less weight, longer runtimes, and higher energy density.

Promoting PMBus Programmable Power-Conversion Systems

September 19, 2011 9:44 am | by Patrick Le Févre, Marketing and Communications Director, Ericsson Power Modules | Blogs | Comments

The advent of digitally controlled power converters that embody power management subsystems and PMBus communications makes it easy to assemble sophisticated hardware that suits a variety of distributed power applications.

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EEVblog #201 - Mobile Cell Phone Radiation SAR Testing

September 19, 2011 9:41 am | Videos | Comments

Ever wondered how they test mobile phones for radiation and impact upon the human body? Dave gets a tour of EMC Technologies $1M+ mobile phone (and WiFi) radiation Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) testing facility.

Japan's defense industry hit by its first cyber attack

September 19, 2011 8:48 am | News | Comments

Japan's biggest defense contractor, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, said on Monday hackers had gained access to its computers, with one newspaper saying its submarine, missile and nuclear power plant component factories had been the target.

DIN Rail Adapter for Industrial Connectors Offers Pivot Action for Rapid Testing

September 19, 2011 8:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) introduced the HTS DIN rail adapter. This adapter can be snapped onto EN60715 rails (IEC 715) typically used in switch cabinets. Mounting directly onto a DIN rail

Silicone Cable Performs in Severe Environments

September 19, 2011 8:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil’s High Flex Unshielded Silicone Cables are designed for applications that require reliability in severe environments. According to the company, this unique silicone extruded cable is unaffected when exposed to extreme temperatures

MIT Researchers Create Vibration-Driven MEMS Energy Harvester

September 19, 2011 8:12 am | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT have designed a device the size of a U.S. quarter that harvests energy from low-frequency vibrations, such as those that might be felt along a pipeline or bridge.

Pickering Interfaces Introduces New Range of 6GHz PXI Solutions

September 19, 2011 7:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of 3U PXI RF/Microwave solutions with the introduction of 4 new solutions with frequency coverage to 6GHz.

ESCATEC at MEMS Live UK 2011

September 19, 2011 7:29 am | News | Comments

ESCATEC will be exhibiting at MEMS Live UK on stand G50, Hall 3A at the NEC, Birmingham, UK – 27-29 September 2011. The company will be showing a range of examples of products that they have designed and made for clients at their Global R&D headquarters...

The Tinker's Toolbox - McObject CEO Steve Graves on Database Systems and Distributed Embedded Software

September 19, 2011 5:47 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to McObject CEO Steve Graves about database system management and distributed embedded software.

Latest High-Speed Memory Controller and PHY Interface Specification Released

September 19, 2011 4:29 am | News | Comments

The DFI Technical Group today released the preliminary DFI 3.0 specification defining an interface protocol between DDR memory controllers and PHYs. The new specification enables the development of chips to support the emerging DDR4 memory standard.

Darnell's DC Building Power Asia Conference Coming to Taipei

September 16, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Darnell’s third-annual DC Building Power Asia conference will attract an international audience on December 12 & 13 to the Sheraton Taipei to discuss high-voltage and low-voltage dc power distribution in buildings (including commercial and...

Daimler AG Selects SPX As Provider of Electric Vehicle Charging Services

September 16, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SPX Corporation’s Service Solutions business unit has been selected by Daimler AG as the preferred provider of turnkey electric vehicle (EV) charging installation services for its smart and Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles. The announcement was...

MagnaChip to Include Specialty High Density Capacitor Processes With Its Standard CMOS Mixed Signal Process

September 16, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

MagnaChip Semiconductor Corp. announced that it will offer high density metal-insulator-metal capacitor and deep trench capacitor processes for integration into MagnaChip’s standard CMOS mixed signal process. The high density metal-insulator-metal capacitor process provides...

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