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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Miniature Hi-Rel-COTS Oscillator Boasts Wider Frequency Range

November 21, 2011 3:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Valpey Fisher announced it expanded the frequency range offered in its VFH3225, presented as the industry’s smallest size High Reliability/Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) oscillator with outstanding performance for military applications.

Kindle Fire may change the game… but not for Apple

November 21, 2011 3:10 am | by Lou Covey, Editorial Director, Footwasher Media | Blogs | Comments

The web is awash with reviews of the Kindle Fire, many positive (some scathingly negative), and the comparisons to the iPad are just as plentiful.  The question that keeps coming up, however, is the Fire a game changer in the tablet war?

CODA Automotive Signs EV Charger Agreement with GE Energy

November 18, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

CODA Automotive and GE Energy Industrial Solutions have finalized an automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement for the sale and distribution of the GE WattStation™ Wall Mount electric vehicle (EV) charging station. The new collaboration...

New EU-Funded Project Ups Power Electronics Efficiency

November 18, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Researchers from Belgium, Germany, Italy, Austria and Slovakia are coming together to launch a brand-new EU-funded project that aims to make more compact and more powerful energy converters for use in information and communication...

Xirrus Extends XR Line of Modular Wireless Switches

November 18, 2011 10:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xirrus announced the XR-1000 and XR-2000 Wireless Arrays, extending the flexibility of the XR-series wireless switch platform to cover a broad range of wireless deployments. The XR-1000 model provides flexibility for delivering wireless service in low user density scenarios...

48V GaN-on-Si process platform features 114 years mean time to failure

November 18, 2011 9:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nitronex has developed a 48V GaN-on-Si process platform. Designated NRF2, this new platform delivers double the power density, 1-2dB higher gain, improved broadband performance, higher breakdown voltage and higher supply voltage operation over Nitronex's 28V NRF1 process technology.

Power Partners Introduces a 40W Ultra Compact Power Supply

November 18, 2011 9:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

With an ultra compact footprint of only 1.5” x 3.0” x 0.94”, the PPWA40 Series provides up to 40 Watts of continuous output power and up to 50 Watts of peak power. These small, power packed supplies are ideal for low cost, low power applications where space is at a premium.

Blind-Drivable Vehicle Demonstrated

November 18, 2011 8:56 am | News | Comments

EAO Corporation  was featured in NBC Today Show coverage of the NFB Blind Driver Challenge highlighting the development of the first full-sized blind drivable vehicle.

Army developing self-aware, decision-making network

November 18, 2011 8:39 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The U.S. Army is developing a “self-aware, decision-making network” that will ultimately reduce human decision-making requirements and increase network performance. The Cognitive Algorithm & Network Design Experiment (CANDE) was designed to enable easier network maintenance, reduce human decision-making requirements, increase network lifetime, transfer data with less delay, and reduce energy consumption.

Stan Lee dreams up new heroes for the Web

November 18, 2011 6:22 am | by Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters | News | Comments

Stan Lee is aiming his powers at the Web, where the legendary creator of Marvel comic characters such as Spider-Man plans to take on the superhuman task of making profitable shows for an online audience.

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