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November 22, 2011 5:49 am | by Dave Wilson, Motion Products Evangelist, Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

When I was a young engineer, I was involved in a pretty ugly incident with a three-phase power inverter. No, I didn't get hurt, but the incident shook me up a little. I had designed a three-phase matrix converter, and I had just got it working to the point where I could spin a motor.

Power Supply Veterans Found EnTouch Controls, Raise $2 Million

November 21, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

EnTouch Controls, a provider of energy management systems for small businesses, announced that it has secured $2 million in Series A financing. The financing round was led by Trailblazer Capital and will allow the...

AC-DC Pricing Trends Diverge from the Historic Norm

November 21, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

According to the Tenth Edition of Darnell Group’s "AC-DC Power Supplies: Worldwide Forecasts," ac-dc power supply pricing will not follow the traditional patterns, which includes a steady annual pricing decline. As a result, the...


Nissan Selects Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint Network to Provide Complete Public EV Charging Infrastructure

November 21, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) selected Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint® Network to provide comprehensive electric vehicle public charging infrastructure locations for Nissan LEAF drivers. The Nissan LEAF website now has the most comprehensive listing of stations...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Alan Grau of Icon Labs on Embedded System Security

November 21, 2011 10:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Alan Grau, President and CEO of Icon Labs on the issues of security in embedded systems.

AC-DC external power supplies output from 40 to 65W

November 21, 2011 9:50 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda UK has introduced the DTM-C series of medically-certified AC-DC external power supplies – the DTM65-C model with output power ratings from 40 to 65W and the DTM110-C rated at 90 to 110W.

JEDEC to Host Mobile Memory Event at 2012 International CES

November 21, 2011 8:59 am | News | Comments

JEDEC Solid State Technology Association today announced its participation in the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 12. CES, produced by the Consumer Electronics Association, is the preeminent showcase for the worldwide consumer electronics industry.

New lighting and energy plan to save Village of Lynbrook more than $4.4 million over next 15 years

November 21, 2011 8:57 am | News | Comments

Lynbrook, N.Y. has announced plans to implement lighting and other infrastructure improvement measures at its public facilities allowing the village to cut energy consumption by 32 percent and save $4.4 million over 15 years.


Coolers Utilize Aerospace Fluid-Bearing Technology

November 21, 2011 8:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Jaro's new tightly-designed MR-16 LED coolers optimize longevity and temperature with a highly-efficient fluid-bearing structure. At speeds of up to 4200RPM±15%, these very quiet DC coolers provide a chilly, yet quiet air-flow of 1.850CFM (min.: 1.573 CFM).

Fanless DIN-rail PCs Contain Intel Atom Processors

November 21, 2011 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech has released two new Intel Atom-based DIN-rail controller platforms, the UNO-1170A and UNO-1170AE.

GA-ASI Successfully Demonstrates Lynx Maritime Mode on Aerostat

November 21, 2011 7:05 am | News | Comments

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems today announced its successful participation in a U.S. Air Force exercise designed to demonstrate the capability of an aerostat equipped with maritime radar and an Electro-optical/Infrared (EO/IR) sensor to provide situational awareness for littoral environments.

ESA Council opens up to ten EU Member States

November 21, 2011 6:41 am | News | Comments

Responding to the growing interest within Europe in space matters, ESA has invited 10 more countries to participate in meetings of its governing Council.

ESA’s ‘Earth from Space’ web-TV takes off

November 21, 2011 6:35 am | News | Comments

Discover more about our planet with the new Earth from Space video programme. Join us every Friday at 10:00 CET for an 800 km-high tour with spectacular images from Earth-observing satellites.


Cosmic particle accelerators get things going

November 21, 2011 6:29 am | News | Comments

ESA's Cluster satellites have discovered that cosmic particle accelerators are more efficient than previously thought. The discovery has revealed the initial stages of acceleration for the first time, a process that could apply across the Universe.

ADC Offers Low Noise and High Performance for Medical Imaging

November 21, 2011 6:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments  introduced an octal-channel, 14-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that operates at 80 MSPS with a best-in-class signal-to-noise ratio of 75.5 dBFS at 5 MHz and a sampling frequency of up to 80 MSPS.

Space and its benefits for citizens and society: A top priority for Europe

November 21, 2011 6:23 am | News | Comments

After the recent launch of the first Galileo satellites – an event of paramount political importance for Europe – politicians, policymakers, space agency managers, industrialists, satellite operators and members of civil society gathered at the European Parliament in Brussels on 8–9 November...

First Vega launch campaign aims for January liftoff

November 21, 2011 6:16 am | News | Comments

The first Vega launch campaign began on Monday at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana with the installation of the first stage on the pad. Europe’s new small launcher is on track for its maiden flight at the end of January.

Spinning blood device set to safeguard astronaut health

November 21, 2011 6:10 am | News | Comments

ESA has begun developing a new blood-testing device for astronauts on the International Space Station. A wide range of ailments from diabetes to heart disease should be diagnosable in moments from a single drop of astronaut blood.

Color TFT-LCD Modules Serve Industrial and Outdoor Applications

November 21, 2011 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mitsubishi Electric launched 7.0-inch WVGA and 10.6-inch WXGA color TFT-LCD modules with white LEDs and extended backlighting. These industrial-use modules are suitable for outdoor applications such as digital signage and marine electronics.

Loyal Olympus workers feel betrayal over accounting scandal

November 21, 2011 5:57 am | by Yoko Kubota, Reuters | News | Comments

Employees at Japan's Olympus Corp are feeling shock, anger and betrayal as they watch the public humiliation of a company to which many have devoted their working lives.

Retailers adapt as mobile holiday shopping booms

November 21, 2011 5:53 am | by Alistair Barr, Reuters | News | Comments

When it comes to holiday shopping, more people are phoning it in, forcing retailers to embrace new ways to connect or else lose sales. Lowe's Companies, Best Buy and Toys R Us are among retailers making big changes...

UK Wireless Module Manufacturer LPRS appoints new Distributor for ASPAC

November 21, 2011 5:30 am | News | Comments

LPRS, a leading European supplier of short-range radio devices, announced the appointment of Veloxity Components Pte. Ltd. as their distributor for the Asia/Pacific region.

Automotive Receiver Family Targets Multi-Tuner Car Radio Designs

November 21, 2011 5:21 am | News | Comments

Silicon Laboratories introduced an advanced automotive tuner IC family designed to deliver the highest RF performance coupled with advanced signal processing to reduce the cost and complexity of car radio systems.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Derek Phillips of Freescale on the Smart Grid

November 21, 2011 4:23 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Derek Phillips  of Freescale on the Smart Grid and the challenges it poses to the design engineer.

Power Supplies meet latest Medical Approvals

November 21, 2011 3:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Powerstax is pleased to announce that its MEDISTAX range of power supplies for medical applications has now been approved to the latest versions of safety approvals IEC 60601-1:2005 3rd Edition.

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