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IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference Program Brings Together World Experts To Advance Electric Vehicle Technology

February 17, 2012 5:09 am | News | Comments

Advancing the adoption of electric vehicles and the power grid infrastructure needed to create more energy-efficient transportation systems will require developing and integrating diverse technologies, as well as adopting policies and standards needed to fully deploy these systems.

Iron-Phosphate Battery Receives UL 2054 Certification and CE Mark

February 17, 2012 4:33 am | News | Comments

Micro Power Electronics announced UL 2054 Certification and CE Mark for the IronWorks battery, a patent-pending Iron-Phosphate battery solution, which serves as a drop-in replacement for Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries.

Digi-Key Corporation and Elektron Technology Expand Global Distribution Agreement to include Arcolectric

February 16, 2012 11:21 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn., and THOUSAND PALMS, Calif., 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...


Daughtercard Connector Enables Quick System Upgrades to Boost Performance up to 20 Gbps

February 16, 2012 11:20 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

TE Connectivity announces the release of its Z-PACK HM-Zd Plus daughtercard connector, designed for improved via impedance, lowered crosstalk and increased data rate performances up to 20 Gbps. The product -- an addition to TE's broad portfolio of high-speed backplane connectors -- is...

PEI-Genesis Now Configuring Power Supplies from Emerson Network Power

February 16, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

PEI-Genesis, Inc. is now UL-certified and holding inventory to add value to power supply solutions from Emerson Network Power. A broad range of Emerson Network Power standard products, including medical and industrial grade configurable power...

IEEE GLOBECOM 2011 Completes One of its Most Success Events in Conference History

February 16, 2012 10:32 am | by Posted by: Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern | News | Comments

IEEE GLOBECOM 2011, the premier international conference dedicated to communications technologies worldwide, recently concluded one of the most successful events in its 54-year history as nearly 2,500 scientists, government officials and academics in Houston, Texas attended over 1,400 presentations dedicated to real-world engineering, telecommunications and IT business system innovations.

CUI Introduces 80-120 W High Efficiency Medical Power Supplies

February 16, 2012 9:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

CUI announced a further expansion to their VMS medical open frame power supply portfolio with the release of three new series ranging from 80 W to 120 W. The VMS series is designed to be used in a wide variety of medical and dental applications...

Saft lithium-ion batteries selected by Green Charge Networks to support NYC smart grid demonstration program

February 16, 2012 7:03 am | News | Comments

Saft was selected by Green Charge Networks (GCN) to support its role in a $92 million Smart Grid Demonstration Project. The project is being led by New York's Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) - one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies.


Imec and Holst Centre present 14 key achievements at International Solid-State Circuits Conference

February 16, 2012 7:00 am | News | Comments

At next week's International Solid-State Circuits Conference (February 19-23, 2012, San Francisco, USA), imec and Holst Centre present 14 papers on low power design for wireless communication and wireless sensor networks, and organic electronics.

LDRA Opens Division Dedicated to Comprehensive Certification Services

February 16, 2012 5:23 am | News | Comments

LDRA has created LDRA Certification Services (LCS), a division devoted to helping customers develop certification-ready products.

Wind River and Digia Collaborate to Extend Qt Commercial Support for VxWorks

February 16, 2012 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wind River and Digia, Qt Commercial has announced a collaboration to offer broad market availability and primary platform support for the Qt Commercial development framework on Wind River’s VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS).

Aegis Manufacturing Operations Software Deployed Factory-Wide by Pactron

February 15, 2012 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pactron has recently purchased an Aegis Manufacturing Operation Software (MOS) system to improve efficiency across their facility. This system comprises Aegis’ iLaunch, iView, iTrac, IQ and XLink software modules.

Brookhaven National Laboratory Joins Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative

February 15, 2012 4:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

BNL announced today its membership in the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC). Since its founding in March 2010,SGCC has attracted many member organizations to listen, educate and collaborate for modernized, intelligent electrical systems.


Avastin (bevacizumab): Counterfeit Product - FDA Issues Letters to 19 Medical Practices

February 14, 2012 5:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

The counterfeit version of Avastin does not contain the medicine's active ingredient, bevacizumab, which may have resulted in patients not receiving needed therapy.

Reducing Size While Improving Functionality and Safety in Next-Generation Medical Device Design

February 14, 2012 8:49 am | by Stephen J. Swift, Sr. Vice President / General Manager, Medical Products Microsemi Corporation, Communications and Medical Products Group (CMPG), and Minal Sawant, Product Marketing Manager, Medical Products Microsemi Corporation, SoC Group | Articles | Comments

System designers face multiple challenges in the medical device market, including reducing size, increasing functionality and extending battery life for implantable devices while ensuring safety through optimal security, reliability and efficacy.

Salter Labs 7600 Bubble Humidifier Used with Supplemental Oxygen Therapy: Class I Recall - Humidifier Lids Fail to Pop Off at the Intended Pressure

February 14, 2012 4:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

The humidifier can leak and can potentially interrupt the flow of supplemental oxygen to the patient.

Minmax Power Opens Hudson, MA Office

February 13, 2012 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Minmax Power, part of Minmax Technology, announced the opening of their new Hudson, Massachusetts facility. Minmax Technology is a specialist in the design, manufacturing, and sales of world-class dc-dc converters and ac-dc modules for...

Georgia Tech Research: Good for the Heart

February 13, 2012 8:21 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Georgia Tech researchers are developing new ways to diagnose and treat heart problems -- from advanced imaging techniques and guidance for drug therapies to sophisticated surgical procedures.

Hand-held Dental X-Ray Units: FDA Safety Communication - Unreviewed Products May Not Be Safe or Effective

February 10, 2012 5:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Products could potentially expose users and patients to unnecessary and potentially harmful X-rays.

Wireless Healthcare Opportunities and Challenges

February 10, 2012 5:28 am | by Iboun Taimiya Sylla, Texas Instruments, | Articles | Comments

Healthcare costs are representing an increasing percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) for many countries, and it’s growing. This rising trend has created an urgent need for many countries to put in place an innovative and cost-effective method for delivering healthcare. With several technological advances achieved in recent years within the wireless industry, healthcare providers are more inclined to integrate wireless healthcare as part of the global healthcare system.

ICs Reduce Switching Regulator Output Ripple and Harmonics by 60 dB at High Frequencies

February 9, 2012 7:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ground-breaking new MIC94300 /MIC94310 were developed to provide more efficient noise suppression for today's highly sensitive data and image capturing systems. The MIC94300 integrates a low-R DS(ON), current-limit switch and a low-pass filter that

SolidWorks World Co-Speakers Didn't Get "App'ed"

February 8, 2012 8:21 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Yesterday some very slick apps were released for SolidWorks World 2012.  You can get a better look at them here. Nearly everyone who has seen the apps (for iPad, iPhone, and Android) is very excited about using them next week in San Diego.  Some folks have gone so far as to seriously...

Report finds collaborations improve health care

February 7, 2012 11:22 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The ILR School's Healthcare Transformation Project reports that labor-management collaborations on both coasts improve health care.

Digi-Key Corporation Announces Global Distribution Agreement with Marktech Optoelectronics

February 7, 2012 11:21 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. and Latham, New York, USA – Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Marktech...

Long-Travel Piezomotors: New Innovations, New Solutions

February 7, 2012 9:02 am | by Scott Jordan and Stefan Vorndran, PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., | Articles | Comments

Known for nanometer precisions, piezoelectric principles are proving highly adaptable to new configurations and modalities. Recently-developed mechanisms built on a variety of novel applications of piezoelectric technology have burst through the former travel limitations familiar from classical nanopositioning mechanisms.

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