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Debut for MBE-grown wurtzite AlGaN

April 9, 2011 6:30 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

UK researchers have found a novel method of producing AlxGa1-xN bulk crystals of designed composition for use in UV LED device manufacturing.

Plastic for bees? Research shows it works

April 9, 2011 6:27 pm | by European Commission | News | Comments

Technological advances are reaping good results for our world, and groups that are benefitting most from innovation are people and ... bees. Researchers in Germany have developed a better way of rearing bee larvae in the laboratory. Their method, presented in the journal Methods in...

Roche ACCU-CHEK FlexLink Plus Infusion Set: Class I Recall - Potential for Under-Delivery of Insulin

April 9, 2011 6:22 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Use of recalled product can result in elevated blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia), which can lead to serious health complications including death.

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Mikro-Tip Angiographic Catheter, Model SPC-454D and SPC-454F by Millar Instruments Inc.: Class 1 Recall

April 9, 2011 6:21 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Small particles (debris) may be found inside the catheter and potentially travel (embolize) from the catheter to tissues, blood vessels, limbs and organs which can result in serious injury and /or death.

Heartstring II Proximal Seal System (HS-1045) by Maquet Cardiovascular, LLC: Recall - Insufficient Adhesive

April 9, 2011 6:21 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

The deployment tube may detach during use and may result in the failure of the product to operate, This may cause serious injury and/or death.

House Passes Bill Protecting Companies from Lithium Batteries Hazardous Materials Classification

April 9, 2011 6:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The United States House of Representatives has approved legislation that would prevent the U.S. from enacting a proposed rule limiting lithium-ion battery shipments by classifying the batteries as hazardous materials. The legislation addresses a...

Schneider Electric Acquires US based Lee Technologies

April 9, 2011 6:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Schneider Electric announced that it has acquired Lee Technologies, a service provider for the data centers of the North American market. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, Lee Technologies has over 300 employees and generated sales of...

GE Reports Highest Publicly Reported Efficiency for Thin Film Solar; Unveils Plans to Build US Manufacturing Plant

April 9, 2011 6:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

GE announced that a full-size, thin film solar panel developed by the company has been independently certified as the most efficient ever publicly reported milestone for the technology. GE intends to manufacture the record-setting...

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Payton Planar Magnetics Introduces Line of Resonant Inductors

April 8, 2011 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

The demand for high efficiency low EMI designs, such as resonant topologies, is driving the need for high performance planar inductors to be used in power converters in series with the main transformer.

Automotive-qualified MOSFETs Offer Rugged, Compact System Solution

April 7, 2011 11:38 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced a family of rugged automotive qualified MOSFETs for a range of applications used in Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) and hybrid vehicle platforms.

Astrodyne Releases Constant Current 48 Watt LED Power Supply

April 7, 2011 8:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne Corporation announces the release of the OLP48 Series, a 48 watt constant current LED power supply. The OLP48 is a single output, open frame module with output voltages of 12, 24, or 48VDC and features a universal input of 90-264VAC...

The Tinker's Toolbox - A Talk with TI About the CAN interface

April 7, 2011 6:48 am | Podcasts | Comments

On the 25th anniversary of the controller area network (CAN) interface standard,  we talk to Jean Anne Booth and Scott Monroe of Texas Instruments about CAN and what it means to the industry today as well as into the future.

Energy saving under new management

April 6, 2011 12:12 pm | by Andreas Koller, VP Marketing and Sales, Energy Micro, www.energymicro.com | Articles | Comments

When a battery needs to support a product during many years or even decades of operation, incremental improvements in MCU integration and minor tweaks to basic processor architecture are insufficient to achieve the dramatic hikes in energy efficiency that are required.

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Today's Broadband ICs Address European Power Efficiency Requirements

April 6, 2011 10:55 am | by Scott Broughton, Analog Devices, Inc., www.analog.com | Blogs | Comments

Two important factors driving future technology developments in the broadband chip industry revolve around government regulations and market forces. The "EU Code of Conduct on Energy Efficiency of Broadband Equipment" was written to

Micro Fuel-Cells use Nanostructured Membrane to Create a Scalable Clean-Energy Solution

April 6, 2011 4:56 am | News | Comments

Materials scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and SiEnergy Systems LLC have demonstrated the first macro-scale thin-film solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC).

DILAS Broadens Wavelengths

April 5, 2011 5:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Today, DILAS broadens its wavelength spectrum of diode laser bars. The additional wavelengths of 1210nm and 1320nm diode laser bars boast wall plug efficiencies of >40%.

A Practical Lithium Ion Battery Charger for use with Solar Panels

April 4, 2011 12:12 pm | by John Carpenter & Karthik Kadirvel, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Increasingly, the number of battery operated devices use rechargeable lithium ion batteries as the power source. Common charging solutions for these batteries include wall adapter based chargers and universal serial bus (USB) based chargers.

Module Family Designed ETSI-Compliant For European Applications

April 4, 2011 11:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anaren, Inc. announced today that it has added two new members to its fast-growing line of Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) modules. In order to meet operating demands and compliance requirements specific to the European market...

Battery Testing at Garages Simplified

April 4, 2011 11:13 am | by Isidor Buchmann, CEO & founder of Cadex Electronics, www.BatteryUniversity.com | Articles | Comments

Ever since Cadillac invented the starter motor in 1912, vehicles used lead acid batteries to crank the engine. Not much has changed in 100 years except that the starter battery must now also feed power-hungry accessories. Starting is easy...

Multi-mode Wireless Data Modem Supports QAM and Legacy Modulation Schemes

April 4, 2011 8:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

CML Microcircuits (www.cmlmicro.com) today announced the launch of the CMX7164 Multi Mode wireless data modem IC. The CMX7164 provides 4/16/64-QAM and root raised cosine 2/4FSK baseband modem functions in a single chip...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Discussing Nanostore Memristor Technology

April 4, 2011 7:10 am | Podcasts | Comments

Our guest for this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox is Partha Ranganathan, a distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs. In the interview he discusses Memristor technology and how HP is using it to create new nanostore memory devices.

Source Meter Instrument for High Power Semiconductor Test Touts Wide Current Range

April 4, 2011 6:29 am | Keithley Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Keithley introduced the Model 2651A High Power System SourceMeter instrument. Designed for characterizing high power electronics, the instrument provides

LogMeIn says wins ruling in patent case

April 1, 2011 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LogMeIn Inc., which operates a service that lets people remotely access their computers, said Friday that a federal judge has ruled in its favor in a patent case.The company said the judge in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has granted LogMeIn's motion for summary...

April 2011: Medical

April 1, 2011 12:41 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

The April 2011 issue goes into medical electronics applications including strain gauge technology and wireless systems. The Brainstorm collaborative Q&A section deals with the smart grid & alternative energy, and former Editor-in-Chief, Alix Paultre, discusses America’s power industry.

BrainGate neural interface reaches 1,000-day milestone

April 1, 2011 10:50 am | News | Comments

Demonstrating an important milestone for the longevity and utility of implanted brain-computer interfaces, a woman with tetraplegia using the investigational BrainGate* system continued to control a computer cursor accurately through neural activity alone...

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