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New Possibilities for P-Cap Touch Sensing in Small Format Industrial Displays

September 23, 2011 11:09 am | by Ian Crosby, Sales and Marketing Director, Zytronic | Articles | Comments

Projected capacitive (p-cap) touchscreens have witnessed overwhelming success in the consumer portable space over the last few years, being specified into highly popular products such as Apple’s iPad and iPod Touch, as well as Samsung’s Galaxy and Blackberry’s Torch smartphones.

UK Made Custom RF Connectors Delivered in 7 Weeks

September 22, 2011 12:33 pm | News | Comments

Intelliconnect, the UK based manufacturer of RF connectors, offers one of the widest ranges of standard Coaxial, Triaxial and Waterproof connectors available worldwide.

Proximity Detection - The Touchless Future

September 22, 2011 7:15 am | Videos | Comments

TAOS created this video on touchless technology today, and they want viewers to respond with ideas of where touchless technology should be put to work next. You can view the professionally produced video here, and be sure to

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ARM Cortex-M4 core-based MCU Touts Signal-processing Capabilities and Faster Operations

September 21, 2011 11:05 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced the introduction of its new STM32 F4 Series of microcontrollers (MCUs). This extension to the STM32 platform is based on the latest ARM Cortex-M4 core, which adds signal-processing capabilities and faster

Innovation Award

September 21, 2011 9:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Brookhaven National Laboratory and Nanofactory Instruments, AB, a Swedish company that develops and markets scanning probe microscopy instrumentation, have received the 2011 Microscopy Today Innovation Award.

Transformative NIH Grant Will Support Development of Tissue Regeneration Therapeutics for Traumatic Injuries

September 20, 2011 2:21 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded nearly $2 million to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University to develop a new class of therapeutics for treating traumatic injuries and degenerative diseases.

Molecule Found in Sharks Kills Many Viruses that are Deadly to People

September 19, 2011 11:22 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Shark Molecule Kills Human Viruses, Too “Sharks are remarkably resistant to viruses,” study researcher Michael Zasloff, of the Georgetown University Medical Center, told LiveScience. Zasloff discovered the molecule, squalamine, in 1993 in the dogfish shark, a small- to...

A Look at the Rohde and Schwarz High Performance RTO with MSO Module

September 19, 2011 12:23 pm | Videos | Comments

Mike Schnecker of Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) visits ECN to demonstrate the company's high performance RTO along with its MSO option. R&S recently added a 600 MHz model to it's high performance oscilloscope family.

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ESCATEC at MEMS Live UK 2011

September 19, 2011 7:29 am | News | Comments

ESCATEC will be exhibiting at MEMS Live UK on stand G50, Hall 3A at the NEC, Birmingham, UK – 27-29 September 2011. The company will be showing a range of examples of products that they have designed and made for clients at their Global R&D headquarters...

Operational Amplifier Portfolio Offers Low-Noise Devices

September 16, 2011 10:29 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced the MCP6V2X family of op amps with a self-correcting auto-zero architecture.

H & P Industries Povidone Iodine Prep Pads: Recall - Potential Microbial Contamination

September 16, 2011 9:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

UPDATED 09/16/2011. Lee Medical International Custom Dialysis Trays/Kits recalled. Use of contaminated Povidone Prep Pads could lead to life-threatening infections.

HiWave scoops Environmental Design Award for energy-efficient audio amplifier chip

September 15, 2011 12:33 pm | Product Releases | Comments

HiWave Technologies has won the e-Legacy Environmental Design Award for its energy-efficient consumer audio amplifier integrated circuit. The chip improves amplifier efficiency in consumer audio products by up to 2000%...

Look Ma, No Hands: Yale Engineers Invent a Magnetic Fluid Pump with No Moving Parts

September 15, 2011 8:22 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Used in Hollywood and the advertising industry to create exotic special effects, ferrofluids are seemingly magical materials that are both liquid and magnetic at once. In a study published today in Physical Review B, Yale electrical engineering professor Hur Koser and colleagues from the...

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60 Watts from 2” x 3” format AC-DC power supply

September 15, 2011 8:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

The latest addition to XP Power’s ECS family of compact single output industrial and medical AC-DC power supplies is what the company believes to be the smallest 60W unit currently available on the market. The ECS60 measures 50.8 x 76.2 …

Yale Researchers Use Uterine Stem Cells to Treat Diabetes

September 14, 2011 10:22 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Controlling diabetes may someday involve mining stem cells from the lining of the uterus, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in a new study published in the journal Molecular Therapy. The team treated diabetes in mice by converting cells from the uterine lining into insulin-producing cells.

Feeling pain? The computer can tell

September 14, 2011 7:04 am | News | Comments

Can a computer tell when it hurts? It can if you train it, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. A team at Stanford University in California used computer learning software to sort through data generated by brain scans and detect when people were in pain.

AC-DC power supplies achieve 90% efficiency

September 13, 2011 9:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

ROAL Electronics S.p.A. has certified several new Configuration Centers for the RCB/MCB Series of modular, configurable power supplies in Europe, the USA and China. These new fulfilment centers are stocked and ready to configure custom power supplies from standard components...

Fast-Action Wall Mounting For OKW's Designer 'ART-CASE' Enclosures

September 12, 2011 11:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

OKW has added a fast-action mounting kit for the ‘ART-CASE’ series of plastic electronic enclosures.

The Migration Path to MicroTCA

September 12, 2011 8:13 am | by Jeff Elliott and Mark Lowdermilk, Embedded Planet, www.embeddedplanet.com | Articles | Comments

The primary selling points for MicroTCA are impressive: an affordable next-generation computing architecture, high communications bandwidth, the latest multi-core processors, support for redundancy and high availability...

Yale’s Horwich Wins Lasker Award, One of Science’s Top Honors

September 12, 2011 4:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Arthur L. Horwich of the Yale School of Medicine was named co-winner of the prestigious 2011 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for his discoveries of how proteins form their complex shapes, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation announced Monday.

ARM and University of Michigan extend research on energy efficient computing

September 12, 2011 2:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

ARM has renewed a research agreement with the University of Michigan under which ARM will fund and work in collaboration with university researchers on ultra-low energy and sustainable computing. The five-year, $5 million extension of the research partnership will run …

IBM putting Watson to work in health insurance

September 11, 2011 8:05 pm | by JIM FITZGERALD - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM is finally sending its Watson computer out into the working world.The supercomputer system is best known for trouncing the world's best "Jeopardy!" players on TV. But now one of the nation's largest health insurers is hiring it to help diagnose medical problems and authorize treatments.The...

Enclosures Add Fast-action Mounting Kits

September 9, 2011 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

OKW have added a fast-action mounting kit for the ‘ART-CASE’ Series of plastic electronic enclosures. This range is used in a very wide variety of applications including detection and monitoring devices, system controllers, home automation, medical

Three-phase Brushless Motor Touts Board Space Savings

September 9, 2011 7:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced the first in a new line of integrated three-phase brushless motor pre-drivers. The DRV8301 is said to reduce board space as much as 60 percent compared to the next closest integrated solution. It can drive

X-FAB Extends Foundry Offering to Enable Emerging Power Management Apps

September 9, 2011 6:38 am | News | Comments

X-FAB Silicon Foundries today announced its enhanced XA035 high-temperature 0.35 micrometer foundry process with 28 new devices. It is the industry’s first fully characterized process to simultaneously support operating voltages up to 100V and operating temperatures of 175 degrees Celsius. This unique combination enables

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