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MCUs Feature Very Low Active Current, Several Low Power Sleep Modes

January 9, 2012 5:21 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the expansion of its low-power microcontrollers (MCUs) with the PIC24F “GA3” family, featuring what is asserted to be industry’s lowest active current for 16-bit Flash MCUs, as well as several flexible new low-power sleep modes. The PIC24F “GA3” devices feature

Groundbreaking Results Promise Smaller, Cheaper Therapy Machines that Could Revolutionise Cancer Treatment and More

January 8, 2012 10:22 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

The pioneering accelerator is a prototype for a brand new type of particle accelerator that will massively impact fundamental science by changing the way such accelerators across the world are designed and built in the future.

Digi-Key Corporation Expands Global Distribution Relationship with Microsemi

January 6, 2012 4:21 pm | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. USA – Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, has expanded its distribution...

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Warner Power Announces Compliance with UL 60601-1 & IEC 6061-1 (3rd Edition) for Medical Device Safety

January 6, 2012 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Warner Power has announced that its medical grade electronic ballast products for Xenon lamps from 75W to 300W have been approved by UL in conformance to UL 60601 & IEC 60601 (3rd edition). IEC...

Let's Get Small - 0.3mm pitch BGA

January 6, 2012 9:21 am | by Screaming Circuits Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I recently got an email from Practical Components about their new 0.3mm pitch evaluation board and dummy 0.3mm pitch BGA. Now, we've been assembling 0.5mm and 0.4mm pitch BGAs for years. Those sizes are kind of not really anything special...

Wall Mount Enclosure Series Suits Indoor Electronics

January 5, 2012 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

METCASE has extended its ‘DATAMET’ range of wall mount enclosures with three new models in black. These stylish aluminum housings are designed for indoor electronics which can be mounted to a wall or machine housing. The unique four-part assembly allows

Wind River Software Accelerates Android Device Development

January 5, 2012 5:51 am | News | Comments

Wind River has introduced Wind River Solution Accelerators for Android, a series of software modules to help developers jumpstart their Android development and rapidly integrate compelling features and functionalities to their devices.

5-Minute Guide

January 4, 2012 3:14 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

This guide provides an overview on applications, block diagrams, URLs of relevance, suggested devices and packaging information to help with design issues. It is broken out into the following nine categories to help narrow down your selection process:computing, server/storage, consumer medical, handsets, industrial automation, portable industrial, telecom, TV and Stereo and White Goods.

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Ikaria INOmax DS Drug Delivery System: Class I Recall - Erratic Nitric Oxide (NO) Readings

January 4, 2012 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Adverse consequences may include hypoxia, hypotension, bradycardia, cardiac arrest, organ damage, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), neurological deficits, or death.

Team Makes Child Medical Devices

January 4, 2012 3:18 am | Videos | Comments

A team made up of medical researchers and bioengineers have worked together to created medical devices specifically designed for children.

Toumaz Ltd and Imagination Technologies Group Form New Low-power Wireless Technology Company

January 3, 2012 4:52 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Toumaz Limited (AIM: TMZ, ‘Toumaz', or ‘the Group'), a pioneer in low cost, ultra-low power wireless communications technology, has established a new fabless subsidiary, Toumaz Microsystems, which will be responsible for its growing wireless IC business. Toumaz has secured investment and support from Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG, ‘Imagination') as a strategic partner for this business. In order to 

Blood Clotting Measurement Device Wins Fall Design Expo

December 30, 2011 1:22 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A device that determines how a patient’s blood is clotting – information that could help doctors prescribe more personalized doses of a popular anti-clotting drug – won first prize at the Fall 2011 Capstone Design Expo.

Seeing Past the Clouds - PLM and what’s What?

December 29, 2011 4:52 am | by Eric Marks | Blogs | Comments

There is a lot of talk about cloud computing today, and its exponentially growing presence among enterprise technology, particularly Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).

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Proto Labs Announces SkyLight as Latest Cool Idea

December 28, 2011 5:03 am | News | Comments

The latest recipient of the Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award, SkyLight, aims to make a big impact on global healthcare and science education. Proto Labs – the leading online and technology-enabled manufacturer of quick-turn prototype and short-run parts – provided their services to help co-founders, Andy Miller and Tess Bakke, launch their product internationally. “The SkyLight connects new technology to old, allowing scientific images to be captured and securely transmitted to anyone of any age”. SkyLight is a device that 

EnvironmentalLights.com wins Building Operating Management Magazine's Top Products Award

December 28, 2011 4:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

EnvironmentalLights.com won a Top Products award for their Premium Series of LED PAR Bulbs for 2012 from Building Operating Management Magazine. The Top Products Awards recognizes the most popular suppliers and manufacturers of the year.

Acal BFi sign European distribution agreement with SL Power

December 27, 2011 11:24 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Acal has signed a European distribution agreement with SL Power, a manufacturer of internal and external power supplies for the industrial, medical, military and information technology equipment (ITE) sectors. Acal says this signing will give it greater flexibility to provide …

Brainstorm: Consumer Electronics

December 27, 2011 8:14 am | Articles | Comments

What consumer technology will make the biggest splash in the New Year?

Molex Acquires Specialty Wire & Cable Leader Temp-Flex Cable

December 27, 2011 4:59 am | News | Comments

Molex Incorporated, a global electronic components company, announced that it has completed the acquisition of South Grafton, Mass.-based Temp-Flex Cable, a designer and manufacturer of specialty wire and cable products.

CareFusion AVEA Ventilator: Recall - Failure May Lead to Lack of Ventilation

December 23, 2011 12:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Ventilator may stop ventilating and result in life-threatening injury or death.

High Voltage Analog Switch Targets Medical Ultrasound Probes

December 22, 2011 9:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supertex introduced HV2808, a 32-channel, high voltage, analog switch IC designed for use in medical ultrasound imaging systems as a probe selection device. It is positioned to replace the typical electromechanical relays performing the probe selection function and

Eclectic Institute Dietary Supplements: Recall - Possible Salmonella Contamination

December 22, 2011 8:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

3.7 V Lithium Polymer Rechargeable Cells and Packs

December 22, 2011 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Renata Batteries division of the Swatch Group (Switzerland) has introduced a comprehensive series of 3.7V lithium ion polymer rechargeable batteries that combine a high energy density...

Bluetooth blood pressure monitor uses Nordic’s nRF8001 low energy solution

December 21, 2011 6:26 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

IDT International has successfully developed the world’s first Bluetooth low energy (or Bluetooth Smart) blood pressure monitor, which is expected to be ready to go into volume production by March next year after receiving final FDA (U.S.) and MDD (Europe) …

Aegis software improves engagement for customer Spectrum Assembly

December 21, 2011 5:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Assembly has recently purchased Aegis iLaunch and iView Manufacturing Operation Software modules for their Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) operation. Together, these provide SAI with a distributed, paperless environment to replace their earlier paper-based manufacturing process instructions.

St. Jude Medical, Riata and Riata ST Silicone Endocardial Defibrillation Leads: Class 1 Recall - Failures with Lead Insulation

December 21, 2011 4:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Premature insulation abrasion may cause the conductors to become externalized, which can cause serious adverse health consequences, including death.

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