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Return to Zero - Stuck Connector

September 21, 2011 6:13 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems. 

New Trends in Learning Reflect a Changing Workforce

September 21, 2011 4:55 am | by Laurie Keyser Brunner, Senior Vice President of Global Client Services, ESI International, www.esi-intl.com; Reprinted with permission of ESI International. Copyright 2011 | Blogs | Comments

People are now the primary investment within organizations. As such, professional development initiatives must keep pace. Learning programs need to be more agile, adaptive and occur as quickly as possible to maximize the productivity of employees and adjust to a tech-savvy, global workforce with different learning styles. 

The Future of Concentrator PV

September 20, 2011 2:23 pm | Blogs | Comments

Some of you may know the spectacular sight of solar farms in desert areas with hundreds of specialized PV panels that turn to the sun just like sunflowers do. These are concentrator PV panels: high-efficiency solar panels consisting of

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Electro-Mechanical Surface Mount Transducers

September 20, 2011 12:31 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The parts may be small but they offer a typical sound output of 80dBA @ 10cm, which is comparable to parts three times the size.

The Tinker's Toolbox - CEO of Vector Fabrics Mike Beunder on Multicore Parallelization

September 20, 2011 11:58 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Mike Beunder, CEO of Vector Fabrics on  optimization and parallelization of applications for multi-core processors.

World Maker Faire New York - OpenROV Founder Eric Stackpole on Telerobotic Submarine

September 20, 2011 11:54 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we're at the 2nd Annual World Maker Faire in New York where we talk to Eric Stackpole, founder of OpenROV, about the Telerobotic Submarine.

Signal Analyzer Includes 160 MHz Bandwidth Option

September 20, 2011 10:46 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduced two solutions for analysis and generation of wide bandwidth signals. The solutions include what is believed to be the industry’s first 160-MHz analysis bandwidth option for the high-performance PXA signal analyzer and

Fanless Box Computer Features VIA Nano-Eden CPU

September 20, 2011 9:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

WIN Enterprises announces thePL-80320, a fanless box computer for embedded applications powered by VIA Nano/Eden processors.

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FPGA-controlled test inserts and operates a board-tester-in-a-chip

September 20, 2011 9:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

With new tools for the ASSET ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments engineers can simply select instruments they need, set their parameters and insert them into a field programmable gate array (FPGA) to function as a circuit board tester.

Solar Combiner Boxes Certified to Meet UL1741

September 20, 2011 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cooper Crouse-Hinds continues has expanded its offering of Solar Combiner Boxes. They now meet UL1741 for use in grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Power Converters Target Time-Sensitive Base Station and Telecom, Datacom Apps

September 20, 2011 8:30 am | Ericsson Power Modules | Product Releases | Comments

Ericsson has introduced two sixteenth-brick format DC-DC converters that are asserted to provide designers with quick and reliable board-mounted power solutions, addressing increasing demands for shorter time-to-market. Designed to

Brainstorm: Test & Measurement

September 20, 2011 8:16 am | Articles | Comments

Discuss the importance of test and measurement, especially as it relates to the development of advanced design software.

Pushbutton Switch Offers Industrial Design, Safety Protection

September 20, 2011 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch announced the KJD17 Series pushbutton switch. This heavy duty switch offers an industrial design and a PVC cap for dust and water protection, equivalent to an IP54 rating. The pushbutton switch has

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Return to Zero - Thermal Imaging

September 20, 2011 7:15 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems. 

A Five-Step Guide to Creating a Great Tech Web Video

September 20, 2011 6:12 am | by Ian Snead, vzaar.com | Blogs | Comments

What do you need to know to shoot, produce and share online videos that successfully promote your technology and products?

GOEPEL electronic enables graphical JTAG-Boundary Scan Project Development

September 20, 2011 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

At International Test Conference (ITC) 2011 in Anaheim, CA, GOEPEL electronic introduces a new graphical user interface (GUI) for the company’s JTAG/Boundary Scan software platform SYSTEM CASCON.

Honeywell MICRO SWITCH Technology

September 20, 2011 4:04 am | by Posted Alix Paultre | Videos | Comments

In this video from element14.com, Dr. Larry of Honeywell explains how basic switch mechanisms work and what to look for when choosing a basic switch for your design.

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.

Single-Chip Solution Serves Smart Fan-Motor Driver Applications

September 19, 2011 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diodes has introduced the industry's smallest fully featured single-chip fan driver with high-output drive capability to provide a cost-effective solution for fan and motor drive applications.

Image Sensor Targets Video-Centric Smartphones

September 19, 2011 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

OmniVision Technologies introduced the OV5680, the first 5-megapixel CameraChip sensor using OmniVision’s new 1.75-micron OmniBSI-2 pixel with best-in-class image quality and sensitivity with high frame rate 1080p high definition (HD) video.

Return to Zero - Filter Testing

September 19, 2011 10:49 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems. 

PCIe Gen 3 Switches Offer Four On-chip DMA Engines, Multiple NT, SSC, Ports

September 19, 2011 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

PLX Technology, Inc. expanded its PCI Express (PCIe) Gen3 switch family with three new devices compliant with the PCI Express Gen3 r1.0 Specification. The new PLX ExpressLane PEX8749 (48-lanes, 18 ports), PEX8733 (32 lanes, 18-ports) and PEX8725 (24 lanes, 10 ports) PCIe Gen3 switches promise

LED Driver Includes Dot Correction and Gray Scale Dimming

September 19, 2011 10:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology announces the LT3745, a 16-channel LED driver integrated with a 55V step-down controller. The LED driver powers up to 75mA of LED current for each channel, which can drive up to 36V of LEDs in series, making it ideal for applications such as large LED billboards.

Industrial UPS Offers Lithium Battery Option to Increase Performance

September 19, 2011 10:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Falcon Electric announced that it has added Lithium-Ion batteries as an option to its 1500VA model of its SSG Series Industrial Grade UPS Plus for less weight, longer runtimes, and higher energy density.

Promoting PMBus Programmable Power-Conversion Systems

September 19, 2011 9:44 am | by Patrick Le Févre, Marketing and Communications Director, Ericsson Power Modules | Blogs | Comments

The advent of digitally controlled power converters that embody power management subsystems and PMBus communications makes it easy to assemble sophisticated hardware that suits a variety of distributed power applications.

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