Technology in the Engineering Classroom

When it comes to upgrading technology and teaching tools in an engineering classroom, there's a strange push and pull. On one hand, there's a definite need to prepare learners to keep up with the demands of the workplace. Both inside and outside the classroom, technology changes rapidly. That puts tremendous pressure on educators and institutions…

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Bourns Releases SLIC Protection Design Kit

Riverside, Calif. – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced a specific new 4 kV ITU-T Subscriber Line Interface Circuit (SLIC) Protection Design Kit and PortNote® Solution. The design kit, PN-DESIGNKIT-47, contains a Bourns® high-surge programmable thyristor (TISP9110MDMR-S) along with ceramic PTC resettable fuses for effective protection of SLICs that must operate under 4…

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Counterfeit vs. ‘Nonconforming’ Parts Rule Stirs Industry Concern

The much ballyhooed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which tackles the issue of counterfeit components in the Department of Defense supply chain, has left many in the electronics industry scratching their heads. Although it is not unusual for the language of a rule to be either too vague or too restrictive, the Federal Acquisition Regulation…

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Currency in the Future of the Supply Chain

We're used to instant access over the web to information, communication, and purchases, all of which enhance the global supply chain. But we haven't yet achieved that kind of free movement for money, particularly when transacting business with someone who uses a different form of currency. The roadblocks to foreign currency transactions now have a…

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Cree Expands European Distribution

Cree, Inc., a leading global supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) wafers and devices, is enhancing its support of the European market by extending its partnership with APC Novacom. APC Novacom now stocks all Cree® RF devices that do not require an EU license, including GaN HEMT die, and actively supports Cree’s European market through both volume distribution and small…

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TDK Updates Data Book for Overvoltage Protection

TDK Corporation presents the new data book for EPCOS Ceramic Transient Voltage Suppressors (CTVS). It contains the extended product range of multilayer varistors (MLV), ESD/EMI filters, CeraDiode® components as well as leaded transient voltage/RFI suppressors of the SHCV series. Product highlights include the new automotive MLV-E series, which is qualified to AEC-Q200 and is suitable for…

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e2v Offers New Package for Freescale 68020 MPU

e2v, the leading high reliability semiconductor solutions provider, working in collaboration with Freescale in the field of semiconductor lifecycle extension, has announced the availability of a new package option for its 68020 microprocessor. This new option will facilitate the transition from the original Plastic Quad Flat Package (PQFP), discontinued in 2010, and enable manufacturers to…

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mCube Forms New Business for Indoor Navigation

San Jose, Calif. – mCube, provider of the world’s smallest MEMS motion sensors, today announced the formation of a wholly-owned subsidiary, Ten Degrees, Inc., representing the first step towards the creation of an independent entity focused on indoor navigation. Ten Degrees has developed a core navigation engine that takes advantage of positioning information derived from the inertial-sensors available in…

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