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Power Amplifier Supports all 3.5 GHz WiMAX Frequency Bands

February 3, 2011 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Expanding its leadership in providing compelling power amplifier solutions for WiMAX communication equipment, ANADIGICS, Inc. today introduced a new power amplifier (PA) module designed for use in WiMAX Customer Premises Equipments (CPEs) and femtocells.

ECL Tolerates AC Mains Power Contact Without Damage

February 3, 2011 10:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns, Inc announced its latest series of TBU (Transient Blocking Unit) circuit protection devices for high speed protection of communications ports. The devices are said to be the industry’s first electronic current limiters (ECLs) designed to tolerate AC mains power contact without

Army to deploy “revolutionary” smart weapon

February 3, 2011 9:23 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The U.S. Army is set to deploy a “revolutionary” airburst grenade launcher, said to be the first small arms “smart” weapon. Described as a “game changer,” the XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System (CDTE) could fundamentally transform squad and platoon tactics. Most firefights in Afghanistan take place beyond 300 meters (often up to 500 meters).


Researchers Print Conformal Electrically Small Antennas on Spherical Shapes

February 3, 2011 7:03 am | News | Comments

Researchers have now demonstrated the conformal printing of electrically small antennas on spherical shapes with a radiation quality factor (or Q) that very closely approaches the fundamental limit dictated by physics.

The Tinker's Toolbox - a Chat with Knovel CEO Chris Forbes

February 3, 2011 5:20 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Chris Forbes, CEO of Knovel.

February 2011 Supplement: Power

February 2, 2011 12:22 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Check out the February 2011 Power supplement.

Software Tools Meet the Challenges in Delivering a Successful Smart Grid Solution

February 2, 2011 9:21 am | by Irv Badr and Paul Fechtelkotter, IBM Rational Software | Articles | Comments

A big portion of electrical energy is lost between generation and transmission. Besides the need for improving efficiency, many other market forces are causing a major transformation in the Energy and Utilities (E&U) industry (E&U)...

The ECN Roundtable - MilAero and HiRel Applications

February 2, 2011 8:06 am | Articles | Comments

This month's Roundtable question is “How do you feel solid-state lighting will impact Industrial, Military, and/or hi-rel applications in the coming year?"


LDOs Extend Battery Life in Wireless Devices

February 2, 2011 6:15 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices today introduced four low-dropout regulators (LDOs) that address the size, power dissipation and power-supply-rejection requirements of wireless mobile devices. The ADP160, ADP161, ADP162 and ADP163 ultra-low-quiescent-current LDOs extend the battery life of portable devices...

Printed Electronics Enters Fast Growth Phase

February 2, 2011 5:15 am | by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

Printed electronics is associated with some orders, investments and acquisitions that are one hundred times as big as the largest two years ago.

B. Braun Outlook 400ES Safety Infusion System, Model Number 621-400ES: Class I Recall - Hardware May Become Unresponsive

February 2, 2011 4:21 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Software update may cause normal operation to stop with no visual warning signal.

Molex unveils EXTreme Ten60Power high-current connectors

February 1, 2011 10:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Molex Inc. has introduced a new version of its EXTreme Ten60Power? High-Current Connectors.

Recurrent Energy Secures 180 Mw Solar Module Supply For Feed-In Tariff Projects In Ontario, Canada.

February 1, 2011 10:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Energy today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Celestica, a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, for the supply of solar modules for projects awarded within the renewable energy Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA).


February 2011: Smart Grid & Alternative Energy

February 1, 2011 12:17 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

The February 2011 issue discusses the smart grid & alternative energy including plug-in electric hybrid vehicles, film technology, and software tools. An editorial laments the industry’s insistence on shoving 3D technology down our throats despite consumers’ overwhelming rejection of it.

A Better Way to Diagnose Pneumonia

February 1, 2011 11:27 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a new sampling device that could prevent thousands of people worldwide from dying of pneumonia each year.Called PneumoniaCheck, the device created at Georgia Tech is a solution to the problem of diagnos

Offshore and Eastern Europe Drive New Growth for Wind Power in Europe

February 1, 2011 11:22 am | by | News | Comments

9.3 gigawatt (GW) of new wind power capacity was installed in the EU during 2010, reaching a total of 84GW by the end of 2010, according to figures released today by the European Wind...

Digi-Key and Mid & eacute; Technology Sign Worldwide Distribution Agreement

February 1, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Digi-Key Corp. and Midé Technology announced that they have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute Midé Technology products to customers worldwide. "We are very pleased to announce this global distribution agreement with...

IEEE C37.239 COMFEDE Standard Contributes to Improving Smart Grid Reliability

February 1, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

The IEEE announced the availability of the IEEE C37.239 standard, which defines a Common Format for Event Data Exchange (COMFEDE) among power systems. By helping utilities efficiently integrate and analyze event data from across...

Hybrid Connector Integrates Fluidics and Electronics

February 1, 2011 7:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Colder Products Company introduces a hybrid connector to integrate fluidics and electronics into a single connection point and reduce tangles of wire and tubing on devices.

Power MOSFET Family Boasts Efficiency Improvement Up to 2 Percent

February 1, 2011 7:01 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier introduced a family of DirectFET plus power MOSFETs featuring the company’s new generation of silicon that is asserted to set a new standard in efficiency for 12-V input synchronous buck applications including

SMT Test Points Available in Silver Plate

February 1, 2011 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Components Corporation announced its surface mounted TP- 107 and TP-108 Series of printed circuit board Test Points are now available in silver-plate, a direct cross to the industry familiar 5000 Series. This replacement for other manufacturers’ test point products is

System Streamlines Solid State Lighting Design, Manufacture

February 1, 2011 5:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics (TE) introduced its NEVALO SSL system – designed to accelerate lighting manufacturers’ transition from traditional light sources to new LED lighting fixtures. It combines the many new components and disciplines of SSL systems into one simple, coherent solution that provides

DALSA acquisition lets us look at the MEMS world differently

February 1, 2011 4:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

DALSA was acquired by Teledyne in an all cash deal for $18.25 a share for a total of $341.0 million.

Master bond UV curable adhesives, sealants, coatings, and potting & encapsulation compounds

January 31, 2011 12:29 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Master Bond UV curable bonding, sealing, coating, and potting & encapsulation compounds are one component systems that require no weighing or mixing prior to use. They are designed to speed productivity, eliminate waste, save energy, increase efficiency, and improve reliability.

KACST-INTEL CENA kicks off research at imec

January 31, 2011 12:28 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST) signed agreement today with imec, a world-leading nanoelectronics research center headquartered in Belgium, to host researchers from KACST-INTEL consortium Center of Excellence in Nano-manufacturing Applications (CENA) at imec...

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