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How a kid's robotics competition changed this engineer's future

March 27, 2015 10:35 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Meet Brian Scharles Jr, Computer Engineer Intern at Traffic and Parking Control Co., and Computer Engineering student at Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Want a free Raspberry Pi 2? We're giving one away

March 26, 2015 4:38 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

I'm a big fan of the Raspberry Pi. Newark Element14 was nice enough to send me one a while back...

Flash memories designed for space-limited code-storage applications

March 23, 2015 12:59 pm | by Winbond Electronics Corp. America | Product Releases | Comments

Winbond Electronics Corporation today announced a dramatic expansion of its Flash product...

Can't remember your password? Here are 2 new ways to log in

March 20, 2015 2:23 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Tired of trying to remember a different password for each of your online accounts? Or worried...

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As Explorer loses ground, Microsoft readies new web browser

March 20, 2015 10:22 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Look out, Internet Explorer. After 20 years of competing against rival web browsers, Microsoft is gearing up to launch its own alternative to its once-dominant Internet surfing program. Microsoft has built a new web browser designed for the modern web....

Engineering Update #102: Goodyear's electricity generating tire

March 19, 2015 11:21 am | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

We’ve all heard of regenerative-braking, where kinetic energy from brakes is captured and returned to the vehicle’s batteries. Most of the popular hybrid and pure electric vehicles like the Prius, Tesla Roadster, and Chevy Volt use some form of regenerative breaking....

Why I dream of working at SpaceX with Elon Musk

March 13, 2015 4:18 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Meet Ishmeet Grewal, a Junior Computer Science and Engineering Student at The Ohio State University.

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The next big thing in data centers

March 12, 2015 11:47 am | by Brian Davies, Director of Global Sales & Marketing, Anderson Power Products | Articles | Comments

Data centers powered by 400 VDC distribution have been a topic of discussion and debate for many years. Much of the support comes from industry studies. In 2007, one of the earliest studies of 400 VDC distribution was presented at the International Telecommunications Energy Conference....

Programming tools designed for rotary encoders

March 3, 2015 3:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

POSITAL is introducing powerful new programming capabilities and tools for their IXARC series of rotary encoders. With these new capabilities, the performance characteristics of these POSITAL encoders can be extensively modified through software changes, without requiring changes to physical components....

Single Board Computer based on the Intel Atom E3800 processor series

March 2, 2015 12:41 pm | by Congatec, Inc. | Congatec, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

conga-PA3 is a new Pico-ITX Single Board Computer based on the Intel Atom E3800 processor series. The compact design with a footprint of 70x102mm makes the SBC highly versatile. Real-time capability and support for multiple operating systems allow use in demanding industrial applications....

Here's what it takes to to win a robotics competition

February 24, 2015 4:12 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

When you think college campus, you might think classes, parties, and dorms, but for some students at the University of Illinois at Chicago the college experience is all about the robots. Well, maybe not ALL about the robots, but there is a serious devotion to robotics among the members of the Chicago Engineering Design Team.

The industry’s first integrated, programmable USB Type-C port controller solution

February 19, 2015 12:02 pm | by Cypress | Cypress | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. sampled the industry’s first integrated, programmable USB Type-C port controller solution. The USB Type-C standard is gaining rapid support with top-tier PC makers by enabling slim industrial designs, easy-to-use connectors and cables, the ability to transmit multiple protocols ...

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7 engineering advances that could change the world

February 18, 2015 11:38 am | by Ohio University | Blogs | Comments

Advances in computer and electrical engineering have been revolutionary over the past few decades, changing the way we live, work and play. From new advances in medicine to automotive technology and biotechnology, electrical and computer engineering has made great strides when it comes to improving the overall quality of life.

Meeting the challenges of Big Data

February 12, 2015 2:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology is hosting a session on the challenges and social impacts of Big Data with the US Government Accountability Office at the AAAS 2015 Annual Meeting in San Jose, California....

3 trends in passives for 2015

February 9, 2015 1:08 pm | by Larisa Miles, Newark element14 | Articles | Comments

Like any evolving technology, in recent years the electronic components industry has seen a shift toward passive components that are smaller, more reliable and more powerful. Distributors and manufacturers alike are investing heavily in the development of these features, and we ...

Embedded computer intended for demanding mobile environments

February 3, 2015 11:58 am | by Elma Electronic Inc. | Elma Electronic Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. now offers a modular, high performance embedded computer packaged for applications in demanding mobile environments. The modular COM Express-based computer includes a Cisco-certified routing engine complete with the full suite of ...

Pi aims for the sky with Raspberry Pi 2

February 2, 2015 12:20 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Today, element14 launched the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, adding speed and memory to the $35 credit-card sized computer in its first major upgrade since 2012. The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B has six times the speed and two times the memory of its ...

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Smart cameras designed for use in intelligent transportation systems

January 30, 2015 12:12 pm | by Vision Components.com | Product Releases | Comments

Smart cameras from Vision Components’ new VC F series are designed for use in intelligent transportation systems, e.g. for automatic license plate recognition (freeflow ALPR applications) in combination with the company’s software tool CARRIDA....

Embedded video and graphics XMC features 2 GB of GDDR5

January 28, 2015 8:07 am | by Aitech | Aitech | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems Inc. has released the rugged M596 embedded video and graphics XMC based on AMD’s Radeon E8860 GPU, featuring 2 GB of GDDR5. Capable of routing simultaneous digital and analog video streams in multiple output formats ...

Scientists set quantum speed limit

January 23, 2015 9:20 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

University of California, Berkeley, scientists have proved a fundamental relationship between energy and time that sets a "quantum speed limit" on processes ranging from quantum computing and tunneling to optical switching. The energy-time uncertainty relationship ...

Hands-on with Microsoft's hologram device

January 23, 2015 9:08 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft didn't use skydivers or stunt cyclists to introduce what it hopes will be the next big leap in computing technology. Instead, with its new HoloLens headset, the company is offering real-world examples to show how you might use three-dimensional ...

6 data center trends for 2015

January 23, 2015 8:24 am | by Emerson Network Power | Blogs | Comments

Emerson Network Power identified six data center trends that will grow in importance in 2015 as data center operators seek ways to respond to dynamic market conditions as quickly and efficiently as possible. “Data centers are undergoing fundamental ...

Controller board provides Full HD resolution to panel PCs

January 21, 2015 8:56 am | by MEN Micro | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc. (Blue Bell, PA) now offers the CC10S, a multi-display controller board based on a Freescale ARM i.MX 6 Series processor. Providing full HD resolution to LCD TFT panel PCs from 7 to 15 inches , the CC10S combines powerful graphics and ...

Signaling tester provides multi-operator support

January 20, 2015 2:00 pm | by Anritsu Company | Anritsu Company | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company (Morgan Hill, CA) announces that its MD8475A signaling tester with SmartStudio Manager Windows-based control software now provides multi-operator support for Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) Carrier Acceptance Test (CAT) packages....

How to bridge the Open Compute gap when you’re not Facebook

January 20, 2015 7:12 am | by Ward Williams, ProLabs | Blogs | Comments

Engineers in the data-center business are probably following the Open Compute Project (OCP) closely. The Facebook-led project began in 2011 to build a data center from the ground up, scaling infrastructure more efficiently and economically. In short, it provides engineers...

The SSL/TLS handshake

January 14, 2015 12:15 pm | by Bernard Vachon, Engineering Director, Cardinal Peak | Articles | Comments

Last April, the Heartbleed bug caused us to update all our passwords. Then in September, the Shellshock bug forced Linux users to update their bash shell. More recently, the Poodle exploit put an end to SSL 3.0. Network security is constantly ...

Medical grade power adapters specifically designed for laptops

January 7, 2015 5:53 pm | by Tumbler Technologies + Trumpower | Tumbler Technologies + Trumpower | Product Releases | Comments

TRUMPower introduces its highly efficient 135W/19V TMP135-19-HP AC/DC medical grade power adapters, which are specifically designed to charge HP laptops. Other lower wattage models, such as 65W and 90W, are also available. The power adapters come with a...

N. Korea blasts US for sanctions over Sony attack

January 5, 2015 8:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korea on Sunday criticized the United States for slapping sanctions on Pyongyang officials and organizations for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures — the latest fallout from a Hollywood movie depicting the fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...

Board-to-board connector features a compact space-saving design

December 18, 2014 4:35 pm | Hirose Electric Usa, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Hirose (Simi Valley, CA) announces the use of its DF40 Series board-to-board connector in the newly-released Intel Edison miniature computing platform. The postage-stamp sized Edison chip set uses the Hirose DF40 70-pin header (part # DF40C-70DP-0.4V(51) on ...

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