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Ultra thin copper-free flexible circuit ideal for medical applications

August 9, 2012 12:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

DKN Research now carries ultra thin copper-free flexible circuits with reliable via holes. The Haverhill Massachusetts based firm developed a series of processing technologies to generate thin nickel traces on both sides of thin polyimide film specifically targeting those scientific and medical applications that require the elimination of copper metals from electronic devices. It also provides a wider range of design flexibilities for packaging and termination in special electronic circuits. DKN Research continually develops a wide range of packaging technologies for flexible & printable electronics.

Computer on module includes dual core 32-nm Atom processor, NM10 Express chipset for ETX-based systems

August 9, 2012 11:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

ADLINK Technology announced the ETX-CV Computer on Module (COM) family. Based on the latest dual-core 32nm process Intel Atom Processor and NM10 Express Chipset.  Power consumption ranges between 6 W and 12 W. The ETX-CV is positioned as an entry level ETX module for

Development platform accommodates 3U cPCI conduction-cooled modules

August 9, 2012 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) is shipping the XPand1201, a 3U CompactPCI development platform for conduction-cooled modules. This platform supports up to eight 3U CompactPCI modules and two optional power supply modules. With support for rear transition modules (RTMs), the platform provides

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PC/104-size Gigabit Ethernet module includes SUMIT PCIe for high speed networking

August 9, 2012 10:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

WinSystems announced a SUMIT-ISM compatible Gigabit Ethernet module designed for high-speed networking connectivity for small form factor, industrial embedded applications. The PXM-GIGE is a 90 mm x 96 mm module that connects to 10/100/1000 Mbps networks using standard Category 5 (CAT5)

Test instruments offer cost-effective, non-intrusive way to increase test coverage

August 9, 2012 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

ASSET InterTech has added two new memory test instruments to its ScanWorks embedded instrumentation library for its FPGA-controlled test (FCT) circuit board test tool, giving electronics manufacturers a cost-effective non-intrusive means of increasing test coverag

Virus found in Middle East that can spy on finance transactions

August 9, 2012 9:18 am | by Jim Finkle, Rueters | News | Comments

 A new cyber surveillance virus has been found in the Middle East that can spy on financial transactions, email and social networking activity, according to a leading computer security firm, Kaspersky Lab.

Mobile app sparks Obama camp voter drive, privacy fears

August 9, 2012 8:39 am | by Eric Johnson, Reuters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has taken its digital infrastructure to the streets, arming its ground troops with mobile software that maps Democratic voters and canvassing strategies - and raising the blood pressure of privacy activists who worry about possible misuse.

App lets riders hail a NYC cab without lifting a hand; Smartphones connect riders, drivers

August 9, 2012 8:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hailing a taxi on a New York street is going high-tech - with a smartphone application.

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Google's Internet search engine to pull info from users' Gmail accounts in latest expansion

August 8, 2012 3:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google's Internet search engine is getting more personal by highlighting information drawn from its users' Gmail accounts on its main results page.

University of Tennessee engineering team develops chip for Mars rover

August 8, 2012 3:26 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Rover 'Curiosity' would have a hard time completing its mission if it were not for a successful partnership between the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a professor-student team at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Cost-effective production of infrared lenses

August 8, 2012 3:25 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Rain pelts down on the roof of the car; it is difficult to make out anything in the pitch dark. Suddenly, a deer runs out of the forest and onto the road, but the driver cannot respond in time. When it comes to such dangerous situations, micro-bolometers constitute one way of "extending" the human eye and defusing such dangerous situations. They detect infrared rays – in other words, the heat emitted by a living creature – and in case of danger, warn the driver through an acoustic signal or a warning light. At about 2,000 euros, these devices are still quite expensive and are only being used in luxury-class vehicles.

With microchip real estate at a premium, Drexel engineers look for a wireless solution

August 8, 2012 3:23 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA -- "Location, location, location": That age-old key to successful real estate investing has also been the driving mantra in microchip architecture. But with space on the tiny silicon chips at a premium, as demand for faster, smaller technology increases, engineers at Drexel University could be adding "bandwidth" and "frequency" to the chip design paradigm by adding wireless antennas to the chips.

Transformers provide reinforced insulation power supply for RS-485/RS-232 transceiver ICs

August 8, 2012 10:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics introduced a new series of high isolation switch mode power transformers that provide a reinforced insulation power supply for RS-485 and RS-232 transceiver ICs. The transformers are designed on an SMD platform with offset pins to maintain a large separation between primary and

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Saving the oceans one robot at a time

August 8, 2012 9:02 am | by Kasey Panetta, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Anyone who has ever seen the Hudson River can conjure up an image of a dirty, chemical-laden body of water with trash that chokes the docks and piers along NYC and New Jersey. Earlier this summer, I watched in horror with several dozen other people, as two girls jumped into the river for a quick dip. Several people expressed their concern about the trash floating just feet away from the swimmers.  I considered the several centuries worth of garbage and chemicals that we’ve dumped into the river,

Former Apple designer says Samsung phones looked similar

August 8, 2012 8:37 am | by Edwin Chan, Reuters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - The focus of Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics courtroom battle shifted to the iPhone's iconic display on Tuesday, as the U.S. company called on a former employee and award-winning graphic designer to back up claims that Samsung gadgets look "confusingly similar."

Facebook opens doors to real-money gambling in Britain

August 8, 2012 8:35 am | by Alexei Oreskovic, Reuters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc will allow users in Britain to wager real money on its service, opening its doors to gambling for the first time as revenue growth slows at the world's No. 1 social network.

Starbucks to start accepting Square mobile payments

August 8, 2012 8:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) -- Starbucks Corp. will soon be the first national chain to let customers pay with Square's mobile payment application.

The Golden Touch: Behind the Webb Telescope

August 7, 2012 4:06 pm | by HubbleSiteChannel | Videos | Comments

The Webb Telescope's mirrors are coated in an extremely thin film of gold. This gold layer, only a few millionths of an inch thick, enables the mirrors to best reflect the infrared light the telescope seeks. The thinner the layer, the better off the telescope will be -- every bit of weight counts when a telescope as big as Webb is being lifted into space by a rocket. Join us at Quantum Coating in New Jersey, where engineers are vaporizing gold to apply a thin, even layer to the telescope's mirrors. - HubbleSiteChannel

This week from NASA: Landing Curiousity, test firings for project Morpheus, International space station

August 7, 2012 4:02 pm | Videos | Comments

This week on @NASA Following a daring plunge through the Martian Atmosphere -- billed as 7-minutes of Terror, The Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity rover made a successful, on-target landing on the Red Planet in Gale Crater. Curiosity is scheduled to conduct a two-year mission to investigate the most intriguing places on Mars in an effort to determine if microbial life is possible on the planet. Also, engineers at the Johnson Space Center have conducted test firings of the Project Morpheus Lander, the quickest trip ever to the International Space Station of an unpiloted Russian Progress resupply ship, Marking History at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility and more! -NASA Television

Ultracapacitor modules are ideal for power conditioning, voltage sag compensation

August 7, 2012 3:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Ioxus, Inc.announced it is offering thin cell ultracapacitor module designs worldwide for power conditioning and automated guided vehicle (AGV) applications. Ioxus THiNCAP™ iMOD™ modules consist of high power, thin, flexible ultracapacitor packs, instead of cylindrical cells, making them ideal for a variety of applications where small form factor is valued. The THiNCAP iMOD modules save space and weight, benefiting users with a reduced total cost of ownership as compared to batteries with longer life, higher cycle count, wider operational temperature range and reduced maintenance requiremen

Eco-computer with a natural wood look

August 7, 2012 2:28 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

A work tool, a leisure activity resource, a personal assistant - computers are ubiquitous. Yet the environmental performance for today's computers leaves a lot to be desired: they rapidly become obsolete, typically contain toxic substances as flame retardants and have individual components that are difficult to recycle. Moreover, they consume plenty of power whose production, in turn, causes the release of CO2 into the atmosphere.

A simple way to help cities monitor traffic more accurately

August 7, 2012 2:25 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cities count the number of cars on the road in order to plan everything from the timing of stoplights to road repairs. But the in-road metal detectors that do the counting can make errors – most often by registering that a car is present when one isn't.

EMI test receiver is presented as world’s fastest

August 7, 2012 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new R&S ESR test receiver is available in two different models for frequencies ranging from 10 Hz to 3 GHz or 7 GHz to meet the requirements of all users who perform EMC certification on commercial equipment. The R&S ESR covers

New 3D Printing Technologies Unveiled

August 7, 2012 10:10 am | by Engineering.com: Todd Grimm | Videos | Comments

Industry expert Todd Grimm digs into 3 new 3D printing technologies. These range from the very tiny from Nanoscribe, to large metal objects from Fabrisonic, to high resolution optically clear designs from LuXeXcel. As usual, Todd brings his analysis to the story, letting you know what’s newsworthy about each new technology.

Disinformation flies in Syria's growing cyber war

August 7, 2012 8:55 am | by Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent, Reuters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - On Sunday, it was a hijacked Reuters twitter feed trying to create the impression of a rebel collapse in Aleppo. On Monday, it was another account purporting to be a Russian diplomat announcing the death in Damascus of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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