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Micrel Announces First Quarter Financial Results

April 25, 2011 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Micrel, Inc. announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. First quarter revenues of $67.5 million decreased by $8.1 million, or 10.8 percent, from $75.6 million in the fourth quarter of...

ALTe Powertrain Forms Joint Venture With Inmatech to Produce Hybrid Electric Storage Devices

April 25, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

ALTe Powertrain Technologies, the Michigan developer of a Range Extended Electric Powertrain, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to form a joint venture with Inmatech, Inc., a developer of advanced supercapacitors, to produce...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Talking about TD-LTE with Richard Jacklin of Anite

April 25, 2011 9:20 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Richard Jacklin of Anite on his insights into the emerging TD-LTE standard.

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Low-Cost, Stabilized Pan-Tilts Announced

April 25, 2011 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

FLIR Motion Control Systems (MCS) announced the release of the new Inertial Stabilization Module (ISM) for its E-Series pan/tilt models. The E-Series ISM is an open architecture inertial stabilization option on high-performance MCS pan/tilts...

Ariane 5’s second launch of 2011

April 25, 2011 5:51 am | News | Comments

Last night, an Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, Yahsat Y1A and Intelsat New Dawn, into their planned transfer orbits. Flight VA201 was the second Ariane 5 launch of 2011.

Transparent heaters serve outdoor, military or avionic applications

April 25, 2011 5:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dontech has introduced the Therma Klear Flex series of thin flexible transparent heaters for use in outdoor, military or avionic applications. Therma Klear Flex transparent heaters provide the warmth necessary to extend the operating temperature...

The Tinker's Toolbox - a talk with Alex Lidow of EPC on GaN Technology

April 22, 2011 8:39 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Alex Lidow, founder of Efficient Power Conversion and a leader in GaN transistor technology. The company has recently released a family of enhancement-mode power transistors, based on its proprietary gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) technology.

Calling all candidates for Concordia

April 22, 2011 5:49 am | News | Comments

They are more cut off than the crew of the International Space Station. They are at Concordia in Antarctica, and one of them is ESA researcher Eoin Macdonald-Nethercott. If you want to follow in his footsteps, ESA is looking for his successor.

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Rural development gets help from the sky

April 22, 2011 5:41 am | News | Comments

The International Fund for Agricultural Development has been funding projects in Madagascar for over 30 years to eradicate rural poverty. With the country facing an exploding population and food crisis, the agency is looking skyward for support.

Early European astronomers determined Easter dates

April 22, 2011 5:36 am | News | Comments

How do they know it’s Easter? Ever wondered how the exact dates of the Easter break are chosen? Easter Sunday can fall anytime between 22 March and 25 April and, thanks to European observations of the Sun that go back many centuries, the exact date can be predicted as far ahead as 4099 AD.

Pope to call space station in papal first

April 22, 2011 5:24 am | News | Comments

Pope Benedict XVI will be in satellite contact with two Italian astronauts aboard the International Space Station in what would be the first papal call to space.

Encapsulated PCB Mount AC-DC Linear supply

April 22, 2011 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Calex Mfg. Co., Inc. of Concord California announces the Model 2.5.750, a low noise linear power supply which provides an output of +/-5 VDC @ 750 mA. The 2.5.750 can be powered by 100, 115, 220, 230 or 240VAC. The 2.5.750 is characterized by tight regulation...

8 Scenes That Prove Hollywood Doesn't Get Technology

April 22, 2011 4:58 am | Articles | Comments

Hilarious things happen when writers try to write characters who are smarter than themselves.

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Power systems deliver 90 to 540 kVA

April 21, 2011 12:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

AMETEK Programmable Power (http://www.programmablepower.com) today introduced the California Instruments RS Series of high-power AC/DC power systems. The units provide controlled AC and DC output for a wide variety of ATE and product test applications at an affordable cost.

LASER World of PHOTONICS 2011 will present new environmentally-friendly efficient lighting technologies

April 21, 2011 9:38 am | News | Comments

With the increasing scarcity of natural resources, demand for sustainable technologies and efficient use of existing energy reserves is escalating. In response, LASER World of PHOTONICS 2011 will present highly promising, energy efficient solutions...

Cambridge Consultants awarded second Queen’s Award for Enterprise

April 21, 2011 9:35 am | News | Comments

Cambridge Consultants has been awarded a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this time in the Innovation category, for its ground breaking through-wall radar, Prism 200. The award follows on from the Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2009.

Meeting the Demand for Complex Communications Design

April 21, 2011 8:56 am | by Jon Friedman, Aerospace and Defense Marketing Manager, MathWorks | Articles | Comments

Communications engineers today must design to accommodate changing missions, shorter product lifecycles, and increasing computer power. Using Model-Based Design, engineering teams developing advanced communications systems can collaborate...

Making OpenVPX Work for Your Mil-Aero Application

April 21, 2011 8:44 am | by Justin Moll, Director of Marketing, Elma Bustronic | Articles | Comments

OpenVPX is a critical new open standard architecture that has gained rapid acceptance in the Mil/Aero embedded system community. However, the VITA 65 specification for OpenVPX is very complex, and there are potential pitfalls.

Pitt-Led Researchers Create Single-Atom Transistor

April 21, 2011 8:40 am | News | Comments

A University of Pittsburgh-led team has created a single-electron transistor that provides a building block for new, more powerful computer memories, advanced electronic materials, and the basic components of quantum computers.

Imaging Detectors Are at The Heart of Challenging Space Instruments

April 21, 2011 8:27 am | by David Morris, e2v, www.e2v.com | Articles | Comments

Imaging detectors are at the heart of many of the most challenging space instruments. Whether it is the need to ‘see’ far off galaxies, or to help predict the Earth’s weather, the ability to capture an image is an essential prerequisite for a significant proportion of the space missions...

What the SiBeam Acquisition by Silicon Image Means

April 21, 2011 8:05 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Blogs | Comments

I've been asked multiple times about the meaning, from a technology and market perspective, of the acquisition of SiBeam by Silicon Image. The answer is very simple – 60GHz is not ready for high volume in consumer products for many years to come. Period.

Power Quality in Military Applications

April 21, 2011 7:17 am | by Ron Demcko, Application Engineering Manager at AVX Corp | Articles | Comments

Military electronics, whether land, air or sea based all require increased amounts of power due to functionality and mission profile expectations. An easy-to-relate example of this is the 20-pound battery load a soldier might carry for a three-day mission.

Achieving SWaP Reductions through Advanced Microelectronic Packaging Solutions

April 21, 2011 7:01 am | by Dave Moore, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, Steve Rosser, Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc. and Kim Blackwell, Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Today’s military electronics demand increased mobility and extended operational life. This enhanced product viability requires significant SWaP (size, weight, and power) reductions. Through advanced microelectronic packaging solutions available...

Intense Interest in Energy Harvesting for Electric Vehicles

April 20, 2011 8:51 am | by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | News | Comments

Two forthcoming events in Germany reflect the intense interest in energy harvesting for electric vehicles. Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe 2011, 21-22 June covers many forms of harvesting for other applications as well and drills into the technology...

IQRF Wireless Network Systems Now Available from LPRS

April 20, 2011 8:46 am | News | Comments

LPRS has been appointed as the UK technical distributor for the IQRF complete IQMesh wireless network platform, components and systems manufactured by Microrisc.

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