The atom-sized world of carbon nanotubes holds great promise for a future demanding smaller and faster electronic components. Nanotubes are stronger than steel and smaller than any element of silicon-based electronics—the ubiquitous component of today's electrical devices—and have better conductivity, which means they can potentially process information faster while using less energy.
The U.S. hedge fund manager renowned for shaking up Yahoo Inc. has set his sights on Sony Corp., proposing that the Japanese electronics giant spin off up to 20 percent of its movie, TV and music division and use the money to strengthen its ailing device manufacturing unit. Sony rejected the plan, but analysts latched onto the idea as a way for Sony to unlock hidden value.
Google is expected to use its annual software developers' conference to showcase the latest mobile devices running on its Android software, while also unveiling other features in its evolving product line-up. The gathering, scheduled to begin Wednesday morning in San Francisco, provides Google Inc. with an opportunity to flex its technological muscle in front of a sold-out audience...
Echolocation is a powerful technique that uses sound or ultrasound waves to locate objects and surfaces. Ships and submarines, for example, use it to avoid collisions, and dolphins and microbats use it to locate prey.
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory flew their fuel cell powered Ion Tiger UAV for 48 hours and 1 minute on April 16-18 by using liquid hydrogen fuel in a new, NRL-developed, cryogenic fuel storage tank and delivery system.
Past attempts of providing this functionality have not been successful due to the difficulty with far-field voice input processing (FFVIP). When a microphone is close to the mouth of the individual talking, the quality of the audio tends to be better and louder than the surrounding noise.
WAGO Corporation’s High-Current 789 Series DC-DC Converters power I/O within mobile manufacturing, remote energy production, and material handling applications. The 789 Series features a width of 17.5 mm and up to 90% efficiency (24 VDC in, full load).
The RNCP series from Stackpole has no silver or other susceptible metals in the terminations to cause sulfur contamination. Additional features include applicability in automotive and industrial control applications, construction and heavy equipment, power supplies, and anywhere sulfur contamination is a concern.
Anderson Power Products (APP) has announced a new addition to the SB connector family with the release of their new 2 pole SB 2/0 connector. The SB 2/0 offers larger wire capability and increased current carrying capability over the similar sized SB 175 connector.
NEL Frequency Controls, Inc. has announced the release of a new reduced height profile option for its ultra-low phase noise OCXO at 100 MHz. The O-CIH-X Series features availability with 0.4’’ (10.2 mm) height profile in addition to the 0.5” (12.7 mm) original model.
Most car drivers have had the experience of hearing a buzzing, squeaky, or rattling sound while driving but not being able to figure out where the noise is coming from. The problem could be simple, requiring a quick fix, or could be serious enough to bring a car to a mechanic
This week on WDD’s HotSpot, Casetop from Livi Design is a netbook-like combo that uses a smartphone for its computing power; the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has created new microbatteries, sought to achieve a more favorable balance between energy and density; and SM Instrument Company and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have created a sound camera, the SeeSV-S205.
A new joint innovation by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the University of Cambridge could pave the way for redefining the ampere in terms of fundamental constants of physics. The world's first graphene single-electron pump (SEP), described in a paper in Nature Nanotechnology, provides the speed of electron flow needed to create a new standard for electrical current based on electron charge.
The electrodes, called anodes and cathodes, are the building blocks of powerful battery arrays like those used in electric and hybrid vehicles. They are copper on one side and coated with a black compound to store lithium on the other. Lithium ions travel from the anode to the cathode while the battery is being charged and in the reverse direction when discharging energy.
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AVX Corporation has announced that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has issued Drawings for high-reliability versions of its Accu-P thin film capacitor series, which exhibits both extremely low capacitance values (0.05 pF) and ultra-tight capacitance tolerances (±0.01 pF).
The CMX972 Quadrature Modulator/Demodulator is the latest RF building block from CML Microcircuits, following on from the popular CMX970, CMX971, and CMX973 devices. The new device features a low-power IF/RF Quadrature Demodulator with PLL/VCO; and a wide operating frequency range.
"We've done a lot of work to level the playing field so we can compete in the space industry," Martinez said in a statement. "This is just the first step in broadening the base out at the Spaceport and securing even more tenants. I'm proud to welcome SpaceX to New Mexico."
A new satellite hovering nearly 450 miles above the Earth appears to working flawlessly as it embarks on a 10-year mission to document the planet's surface, scientists and engineers at the U.S. Geological Survey's Earth Resources Observation and Science Center said Monday.
Signs are growing that the sustained surge in cyberattacks emanating from China is imperiling its relations with the U.S., lending urgency to fledgling efforts by both governments to engage on the issue. The Pentagon this week said China appeared to be cyberspying against the U.S. government, the first time it has made such an assertion in its annual report on Chinese military power.
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid."For solar and wind power to be used in a significant way, we need a battery made of economical materials that are easy to scale and still efficient," said Yi Cui...
Molex Inc. has introduced a portfolio of aerodynamic DDR3 DIMM sockets and ultra-low profile DDR3 DIMM memory module sockets, both of which are ideal for demanding memory applications in telecommunication, networking and storage systems, advanced computing platforms, industrial controls, and medical equipment.
Crystek's CVCO33BE-6000-6000 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 6,000 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 to ~4.5 V. This VCO also features a typical phase noise of -85 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz and a 0.5” x 0.5” SMD package.
W. L. Gore & Associates and its latest venting and cabinet cooling products enable the telecommunications industry to remain connected and protected. Gore will be displaying new venting products and cooling filters that ensure reliability and long-lasting performance...
A new communications system being trialed at the University of South Australia (UniSA) could radically lower the cost of using satellites to send and receive sensor information collected in Australia’s vast unpopulated areas.