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Pushing the Envelope in Power Electronics

August 18, 2014 12:28 am | by MIT | News | Comments

U.S. electrical consumption is expected to climb about 1 percent a year through 2030, and the share of electricity that goes through power electronics is expected to climb to 80 percent during the same period. Global electrical consumption is rising more than twice as quickly...

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Microchip Reveals How Tumor Cells Transition to Invasion

August 17, 2014 11:20 pm | by Brown University | News | Comments

Using a microengineered device that acts as an obstacle course for cells, researchers have shed new light on a cellular metamorphosis thought to play a role in tumor cell invasion throughout the body. The epithelial-mesenchymal transition is a process in which epithelial cells...

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Laser Makes Microscopes Way Cooler

August 17, 2014 10:03 pm | by Australian National University | News | Comments

Laser physicists have found a way to make atomic-force microscope probes 20 times more sensitive and capable of detecting forces as small as the weight of an individual virus. The technique hinges on using laser beams to cool a nanowire probe...

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Keithley Programmable Power Supplies

August 15, 2014 3:49 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Keithley Instruments has introduced the Series 2280S precision measurement, low noise, programmable DC power supplies. Series 2280S power supplies are sensitive measurement instruments with the speed and dynamic range essential for measuring standby current loads and load current pulses that battery-powered wireless, medical, and industrial devices produce...      

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Low-Cost, Quick-Delivery, Correct-A-Chip IC Adapters

August 15, 2014 3:04 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aries Electronics has announced the introduction of a new line of low-cost, quick-turn, Correct-A-Chip IC Adapters for common IC devices. These adapters enable the user to transform (or adapt) standard SOIC, MSOP, TSSOP or QFP packages into standard...

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Compact Surface-Mount Precision Thin Film Chip Resistors

August 15, 2014 2:47 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new series of high-power, surface-mount precision thin film chip resistors. Built on aluminum nitride substrates, PCAN series devices offer...

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Oscium's 2.4 GHz Spectrum Analyzer With SSID's and RSSI

August 15, 2014 2:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Oscium has introduced WiPry-Pro and WiPry-Pro Combo, which enables an iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone to become a 2.4 GHz spectrum analyzer with the ability to view SSID’s and RSSI...                 

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AVX Extends MLCC Series with High Temp Dielectrics

August 15, 2014 2:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has added high temperature X8R and X8L dielectric components to its high-reliability APS Series multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications...                                 

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Americans Are Willing to Pay More for the Digital Grid

August 15, 2014 10:49 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

As power outages go, the iguana affair was a mundane one. On July 27, a hapless lizard shorted a piece of electrical equipment in the middle of the Florida Keys and knocked out power for 11,000 local residents. It was an act of nature no ...

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Hitchhiking Robot Travels Across Canada

August 15, 2014 10:35 am | by Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press | News | Comments

Going my way? A talking robot that's been hitchhiking rides from strangers to travel from Canada's east to west coast is nearing the end of its journey. HitchBOT, a robot created by a team of Ontario-based communications researchers studying the relationship between people and technology...

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Stanford Professor 1st Woman to Win Top Math Prize

August 15, 2014 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Iranian-born Stanford University professor is the first woman to win math's highest honor, the Fields Medal. The International Mathematics Union awarded the prize to Maryam Mirzakhani and three others at a meeting in Seoul on ...  

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Microchip Extends Spotify Connect Support in New JukeBlox Platform Release

August 15, 2014 10:24 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced a new release of Spotify Connect in the standard Microchip JukeBlox Platform. This release extends support to more than 8 million audio products based on Microchip’s network audio processors and includes a number of key improvements on the initial release...

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Spirax Sarco SX80 and SX90 Process Controllers

August 15, 2014 10:14 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Spirax Sarco has introduced the SX80 and SX90 controllers. The SX80 is a low-cost and flexible temperature controller offering accurate process control. The compact SX80 unit provides a universal process input and universal output making the SX80 a very versatile controller...

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Aeroflex Introduces the 8800 Analog and Digital Radio Test Set

August 15, 2014 10:03 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex announced the introduction of the new 8800 Radio Test Set; a high performance, economical radio test system for Analog AM and FM; and Digital P25, DMR, dPMR, NXDN, and ARIB T98 technologies...

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Heavy-Duty Louvered Filter Fan Kit

August 15, 2014 9:51 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Orion Fans has strengthened its product offering with a series of standard, low-cost, heavy-duty Louvered Filter Fan Kits. The rugged Louvered Filter Fan Kits are designed for enclosure applications, preventing dust and dirt from entry and protecting fingers from fan blades...

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