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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.

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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

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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

Researchers are Developing Technologies to Improve the Treatment for Premature Fusion of Skull Bones in Children

September 7, 2011 12:22 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers in the Atlanta-based Center for Pediatric Healthcare Technology Innovation are developing technologies to better diagnose and treat children with craniosynostosis.

Voltage Regulators Feature Short-Circuit Current Foldback

August 31, 2011 1:09 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. introduced its MCP1754/MCP1754S low dropout regulators (LDOs). The devices feature a high PSRR of 70 dB at 1 kHz (typical), and a maximum output current of 150 mA at +125 degrees Celsius junction temperature. Both LDOs offer

Metrics to Consider when Choosing a PAN or WAN Interface for Telehealth Applications

August 31, 2011 8:45 am | by Iboun Taimiya Sylla, Business Development Manager, Medical Business, Texas Instruments | News | Comments

Telehealth is becoming a new way of helping people achieve a better quality of life, but the proliferation of wireless technologies has also introduced a personal health and medical device interoperability challenge that has not been seen before.

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Auto-Transformers Allow North American Appliances to be Used Worldwide

August 30, 2011 12:39 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Foster Transformer introduced a new line of Auto-Transformers or autoformers that use a single non-isolated winding to step up or step down the available line voltage to match the requirements of the load. With an integral enclosure to facilitate hook-up, they are

Snap-in Panel-Mount Connectors Include Dip Solder Contacts

August 30, 2011 12:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Binder-USA has expanded the Series 620 snap-in panel-mount receptacles to now offer dip solder contacts. The snap-in connectors are suited for commercial and medical applications because of their quick disconnect feature. The snap-in receptacles are

Avnet Electronics Marketing and Xilinx Celebrate Silver Anniversary

August 30, 2011 9:19 am | News | Comments

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), and Xilinx, Inc. forged a distribution agreement that has spanned the last quarter-century. This month, Avnet and Xilinx celebrate their silver anniversary, and reflect on a successful distribution relationship that has spanned 25 years. 

Low-cost, 200-MHz Embedded Processor Offers 400-MMAC Performance

August 29, 2011 2:02 pm | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduced a 200-MHz version of its ADSP-BF592 Blackfin embedded processor that delivers 400-MMAC performance for $1.99 each (in 1,000-unit quantities). The 200 MHz version achieves

Counterfeits Threaten Security and Thwart Innovation

August 29, 2011 1:08 pm | by Peter Hlavnicka, Director, Brand Protection and Compliance Americas, Dolby Laboratories, Inc., www.dolby.com, AGMA Treasurer and Education & Program Committee Chairperson, www.agmaglobal.org | Articles | Comments

Due to their much higher failure rate versus genuine equipment, counterfeits pose a threat not just to consumer safety but also to national security - because when they fail the entire systems in which they are embedded may also fail.

Slotless DC Motor Touts Efficiency and Smooth, Quiet Motion

August 29, 2011 12:28 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Pittman family of slotless brushless DC servo motors are used to power a wide range of applications for the medical/biotech, semiconductor processing, business and computer equipment, and automation industries. The motor’s

SMD Resistor Handles Up To 12 Watts

August 29, 2011 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HPC12 from Stackpole is a high power handling SMD resistive device. It is rated for 5 W of power in free air, but can handle 12 W continuously with 400 lfm air movement on standard recommended solder pads with

Free Radicals Crucial To Suppressing Appetite

August 28, 2011 9:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Obesity is growing at alarming rates worldwide, and the biggest culprit is overeating. In a study of brain circuits that control hunger and satiety, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that molecular mechanisms controlling free radicals-molecules tied to aging and tissue...

NanoMarkets: Radiation Detection Materials Industry Sees $2.7 billion Opportunity in 2016

August 26, 2011 9:08 am | News | Comments

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has just released a new report on the radiation detection materials market. The report quantifies the market for scintillation, thin-film, and semiconductor detection materials used for domestic security, military, medical imaging, nuclear power, science and geophysical applications. Also included is an in-depth assessment of

ShoulderFlex Massager by King International: Safety Communication - Risk of Strangulation

August 26, 2011 8:21 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Hair, clothing, and jewelry can become entangled in the massage device and cause serious injury or death.

H & #38; P Industries Povidone Iodine Swabsticks, Prep Solutions, Scrub Solutions, and Prep Gel: Recall - Inadequate Microbial Testing

August 26, 2011 8:21 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

High risk of infection from antiseptic surgical preparations that have been prepared, packaged, or held under insanitary conditions.

Personal Communication Still Key to Customer Service in Today’s Marketplace

August 26, 2011 6:26 am | by By: Jim Greig, Sales and Marketing Manager Electronic Materials | Blogs | Comments

In today’s tough economic times, there is a lot of discussion about how to communicate in a more cost-effective and efficient manner.

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