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Wireless Sensor Networks Go The Distance

July 8, 2011 8:27 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Whether you use a handful or thousands of sensors in a wireless network, communications can occur in many ways. But each approach requires a thoughtful analysis of distances between sensor nodes, node-power requirements, protocols, and network layouts, among other characteristics.

Waterproof RF Connectors for Medical Applications

July 8, 2011 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd the UK based specialist manufacturer of RF connectors manufactures a wide range of standard RF connectors suitable for medical applications.

20 Watt DC-DC Converters

July 8, 2011 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

XP Power today announced additions to its range of low power metal cased DC-DC converters with the launch of the 20 Watt JCM20 and JTK20 series.


Innovative SoC Enabling Rapid Deployment of Interfaces and High-Resolution 3D

July 8, 2011 8:20 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced a new highly integrated SoC family with unique integration of comprehensive video and audio inputs, advanced video quality and expanded functionality.

Starter Kit Features STMicro ARM Cortex-M3-based STM32 F-2 Series

July 8, 2011 8:10 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

IAR Systems today announced a complete starter kit for STMicroelectronics’ ARM Cortex-M3 based high performance STM32 F-2 series

Rugged 40 V to 75 V Automotive-qualified MOSFETs Provide Low On-State Resistance

July 8, 2011 8:02 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced a family of automotive qualified MOSFETs for a range of applications requiring low on-state resistance (RDS(on)) including heavy load applications used in

RFPD Receives Top Distributor Award for 2010 from TriQuint Semiconductor

July 8, 2011 7:59 am | News | Comments

Richardson RFPD announced that for the second consecutive year, it has received the “Top Distributor of the Year” award from TriQuint Semiconductor.

RF product family enables long-range wireless connectivity

July 8, 2011 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated today introduced a new Sub-1 GHz RF Value Line family, offering developers low-cost connectivity solutions for sub-1 GHz RF applications such as remote controls, toys, home and building automation, and security systems.


The World's Most Competitively Priced Quartz MINI SMD

July 8, 2011 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

The internationally active quartz crystal and oscillator specialist PETERMANN-TECHNIK from the town of Kaufering (Germany) presents the world’s most competitively priced quartz crystal MINI SMD.

Ultra-low Dropout Regulators Help Reduce Power Consumption

July 8, 2011 7:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

With a low dropout voltage of 220 mV at 1.5 A, the AP7362 and AP7363 fixed and adjustable output linear regulators from Diodes Incorporated are positioned to help reduce power consumption and increase regulated voltage output stability. Their

U.S. looks to private sector as shuttle program ends

July 8, 2011 6:53 am | News | Comments

After the U.S. space shuttle program ends this month, NASA will rely on Russia and its Soyuz craft to deliver Americans to the International Space Station -- at a cost of more than $50 million a seat.

First Ever Tomographic Motion Detection System

July 8, 2011 6:52 am | News | Comments

Xandem’s new synergistic sensing technology created by Wilson and Patwari at the University of Utah has led to the first ever tomographic motion detection system available for purchase.

NASA bids farewell to ''amazing'' relic, the shuttle

July 8, 2011 6:50 am | News | Comments

When the United States embarked on its shuttle program decades ago, it set out to build a workhorse vehicle that would make space travel routine and beat the Soviets during the Cold War struggle for dominance in space.


Shuttles' end stirs doubts about U.S. space program

July 8, 2011 6:46 am | by Irene Klotz, Reuters | News | Comments

As the clock ticks down to this week's final space shuttle launch, there is a mounting sense of uncertainty about future U.S. dominance in space.

Shuttle's end a blow to Florida's ''Space Coast''

July 8, 2011 6:44 am | by Tom Brown, Reuters | News | Comments

The end of the U.S. space shuttle program is the end of the line for Tom Brown and other workers like him at the Kennedy Space Center in central Florida. He is about to join the ranks of the unemployed.

F5 Solutions Streamline IT Infrastructure and Reduce Services Time-to-Market

July 8, 2011 6:30 am | News | Comments

F5 Networks announced that Telefónica Spain has implemented F5 solutions as a key part of a project aimed at achieving greater mobile data traffic management flexibility and reduced time-to-market for new service offerings.

DMG-Mori Seiki USA and Ellison Technologies Open Houston Technical Center

July 8, 2011 6:28 am | News | Comments

A dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony took place on the evening of June 20, 2011 to mark the opening of a new joint technical center in Houston that will showcase DMG and Mori Seiki machine tools and technology for the energy and oil field industries. The official, three-day grand opening event of the Technical Center followed, with visits by over five hundred attendees. The 22,500-square-foot facility is

The student chapter of the Biomedical

July 8, 2011 6:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

The student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) has announced the Faculty and Staff of the Year Awards. Recognized during the organization's annual "Picnic with the Profs," the BMES officers recognized Dr. Javier Jo (pictured on the left) as the recipient of the...

ETL-Listed T8 Fixture Replacements for LED Tube Lights

July 8, 2011 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

LEDtronics announces its new line of ETL-listed LED Tube Light Fixtures specifically designed for energy-efficient, environment-conscious and high-output T8 LED tube lights that help commercial, governmental and industrial facilities reduce their power consumption and maintenance costs as well as minimize their ecological footprint.

Triquint Appoints James L. Klein as Vice President and General Manager of Defence & Aerospace Business

July 8, 2011 5:53 am | News | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor announced that James L. Klein has joined the company as Vice President and General Manager of its Defense and Aerospace business.

Eye of Gaia: billion-pixel camera to map Milky Way

July 7, 2011 1:57 pm | News | Comments

The largest digital camera ever built for a space mission has been painstakingly mosaicked together from 106 separate electronic detectors. The resulting “billion-pixel array” will serve as the super-sensitive ‘eye’ of ESA’s Galaxy-mapping Gaia mission.

poLight raises USD 18.5 million in round B funding

July 7, 2011 1:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Investinor leads round to support the commercialisation of poLight?s optical polymer lens.

MicroVision's SHOWWX+ shipping in Japan in Q3

July 7, 2011 1:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

SYNNEX K.K. first to distribute authorized and certified laser pico displays to the Japanese market.

Nulojix (belatacept): Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)

July 7, 2011 12:21 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Increased Risk of Post-transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder (PTLD) and Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML).

Energy Dynamics Laboratory Achieves Historic Milestone for Electric Vehicles

July 7, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Utah State University Research Foundation’s Energy Dynamics Laboratory recently operated the first high-power, high-efficiency wireless power transfer system capable of transferring enough energy to quickly charge an electric vehicle. The lightweight, low-profile system...

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