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Analysis: Botched Mars mission shows Russian industry troubles

November 14, 2011 10:11 am | by Alissa de Carbonnel, Reuters | News | Comments

Russia's unsuccessful launch of a Mars moon probe points up the problems of a once-pioneering space industry struggling to recover after a generation of brain drain and crimped budgets.

Oscillators Tout Tight Frequency Stability and Operate Over Wide Temperature Range

November 14, 2011 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics offers its XpressO XO oscillators with a tight frequency stability to ±25 ppm over the operating temperature range of -20°C to +70°C in a miniature 3.2-mm x 2.5-mm package. The new HCMOS 3.3 V FXO-HC336 is appropriate for use in

LTE Deployment and Timing Considerations

November 14, 2011 9:37 am | by Deepak Kataria, IPJunction (www.ip-junction.com) | Blogs | Comments

When considering the deployment and timing considerations for LTE and LTE Advanced, a well thought out migration strategy needs to be in place.

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Wind River Introduces Smart Gateway Platform Enabling New Class of IP Services

November 14, 2011 7:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wind River has introduced Wind River Platform for Gateways, a software platform for the development of smart gateways. Initially targeting the residential gateway market, Wind River Platform for Gateways is the first in a series of smart gateway solutions...

Resistors Answer Design Challenges for Harsh Environments

November 14, 2011 6:18 am | by Kory Schroeder, Stackpole Electronics Inc., www.seielect.com | Articles | Comments

Many engineers are surprised to learn that commodity thick film chips, the most commonly specified resistor today, perform well in high moisture environments, but have some long-term reliability concerns in high-sulfur environments. In addition, certain SMD and thru-hole metal film resistors are susceptible to corrosion due to moisture. Fortunately, there are answers to both of these design challenges.

Ethernet-Based Parking Assistance System Delivers 360-Degree Surround View

November 14, 2011 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Broadcom, Freescale Semiconductor, and OmniVision Technologies announced a jointly developed 360-degree surround view parking assistance system – presented as the world’s first Ethernet-based parking assistance solution.

Japanese watchdog may seek levy on Olympus: source

November 14, 2011 5:50 am | by Noriyuki Hirata, Reuters | News | Comments

Japan's securities watchdog may recommend that a levy be imposed on Olympus Corp for false financial reports, a source familiar with the case said on Sunday, a move which could prevent a delisting of the company's shares over one of the country's biggest corporate scandals.

TT electronics Shows New Multi-Puck Position Sensor

November 14, 2011 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics will be showing IndiSense - its new high performance position sensing technology - at Compamed in Germany this week. The product platform has been developed by AB Elektronik, the sensor division of TT electronics.

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Power supplies deliver the smallest 600 watt switchers in the industry

November 14, 2011 5:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Digital Power Open Frame Series switching power supplies incorporate advanced component and circuit technologies to deliver the smallest 600 watt switchers in the industry. Designed to meet 1U height considerations, the devices’ U-Frame packages measure only 6.80 x 3.86 x 1.50”.

LCD Market Trends - Smartphones vs. TVs

November 14, 2011 5:11 am | by Gyan Tiwary, SVP and General Manager DC/DC Business, iWatt (www.iwatt.com) | Blogs | Comments

This past summer, for the first time in the history of LCDTVs, the average selling price (ASP) of a 42” LCDTV dropped below that of a Smartphone.

E Ink Wins IET Innovation Award for Electronics

November 14, 2011 4:51 am | News | Comments

E Ink announced that the company has been recognised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) with an Innovation Award for Electronics for the company's Pearl display.

Servo Drive Adds Ethernet-IP

November 12, 2011 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Motion Products announced the availability of an EtherNet/IP connectivity option for its SV7 servo drive. The 24-V to 80-VDC sine servo drive is available with specially matched 50-W to 300-W V Series NEMA mount servo motors as well as

Film Capacitors Suit DC Link and Other High-Performance Apps

November 12, 2011 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPP Series film capacitors from Illinois Capacitor are available in a range of capacitance values from 4.7 mF to 35mF with voltage ratings of 500 to 1,500 WVDC. Packaged in a robust, flame-retardant hard-plastic case, each is suited for high-reliability power

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Highest Output Power Density Inverter Uses SiC JFETs from SemiSouth

November 11, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc. has announced that silicon carbide JFETs made by the company are being used in small 0.5 litre inverters to achieve an output power density of 30kWh/l. If inverters of this size...

Key Energy Harvesting IP Claimed by PulseSwitch

November 11, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

PulseSwitch Systems, LC announced that it will begin a strong push into the self-powered switch control and sensor market in 2012. The company controls a portfolio of intellectual property (IP) relating to self-powered switches,...

Energy Conversion Devices Continues Execution of Restructuring Plan

November 11, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) announced several actions to further management’s restructuring of the business in response to the dynamic and challenging solar market conditions. First, the company has temporarily suspended all manufacturing operations as...

A'Swiss Army Knife for the Blind' using Freescale Kinetis MCUs

November 11, 2011 10:28 am | Videos | Comments

The Swiss Army Knife is a portable product for blind people, integrating: Notepad, Portable Scan to Braille, and Twitter Communication.

Programmable Stepper Motor Drive is Capable of 75 VDC Input

November 11, 2011 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has introduced the Haydon RoHS compliant PCM7539X IDEA programmable stepper motor drive capable of a 75 VDC input voltage and a max output current of 3.85 A rms. This unit is designed to control

16 GHz Digital Frequency Discriminator Includes Phase Modulation on Pulse Detection

November 11, 2011 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mercury Computer Systems’ FM021814 digital frequency discriminator (DFD) blends the ability to generate phase and frequency information data streams, providing highly reliable and accurate information instantaneously for critical defense applications. The new FM021814 monitors

Dragonflies Wirelessly Share Thoughts on the Wing

November 11, 2011 6:13 am | News | Comments

Duke University electrical engineers have developed a wirelessly powered telemetry system that is light weight and powerful enough to allow scientists to study the intricate neurological activity of dragonflies as they capture prey on the wing.

Mini-ITX Mainboard Targets Digital Home Media Enthusiasts

November 11, 2011 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies, Inc. announced the VIA VE-900 Mini-ITX Mainboard, a platform for DIY enthusiasts to custom build stylish home desktop and media center PCs. Featuring a high-performance 1.4 GHz VIA Nano X2 dual core processor and the VIA VX900 unified all-in-one

Smart Touch LCD Introduced for 5.6” Embedded Display Applications

November 11, 2011 5:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

EarthLCD.com, the recognized leader in smart touch LCD's, today announced the immediate availability of their new ezLCD-005 graphic display module. 

Power Distribution Units Play a Vital Role for Mission-Critical and OEM Platforms

November 11, 2011 4:35 am | by Dave Proli, Engineering Manager, Marway Power Solutions (www.marway.com) | Blogs | Comments

Long gone are the days of thinking that a power distribution unit (PDU) is nothing more than a surge strip on steroids. Today’s PDU’s offer an array of important power options for industrial environments, control systems and IT/data centers as well as a wide variety of mission-critical military aerospace platforms and applications.

Inductors Target Space Flight and Down Hole Drilling Apps

November 10, 2011 1:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

API Delevan introduced what it asserts are some of the world’s smallest space level SMD inductors that are rigorously tested to Mil-STD-981 for high reliability applications. The company combined its

ELD Connectors Suit Modern Avionics

November 10, 2011 1:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Since the introduction of the “glass cockpit”, commercial and military aircraft manufacturers have experienced significant demand for next-generation technology. In place of mechanical, analog and digital gauges, pilots now enjoy a fully integrated

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