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Zener Diode

07/22/2014 by Anonymous Poster
Hello All, WHat is the maximum supply voltage for a zener diode? For example BZY93C12R. I think it is a 12 Volt zener limiting the voltage to 12 Volt...
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Last comment 07/23/2014 by redfred
 

Net Inductance

07/20/2014 by Anonymous Poster
Let's say I have two thin coils of wire (wound as multiturn, air-core loops) which are identical in all respects except that one coil has more turns t...
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Last comment 07/23/2014 by melanie135711
 

Disabling Mousepad Tap

07/13/2014 by geraldpaxton
Is there any way to disable the mousepad TAP so you must press L or R key to select a function? As I move across the pad it often acts as if I have pr...
Views: 201, Comments: 11
Last comment 07/16/2014 by RufusVS
 

Bad Memory

07/11/2014 by DaveR
My microsoft Word has a problem tthe last couple of days. When I try to print it reports that it cannot read memory location 0X00000002. That sounds...
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Last comment 07/22/2014 by jimmyjoejetter
 

Curious GPS.....

07/11/2014 by Sid_Sidow
While I understand the concept of a GPS, I do not know details. Hoping to get some here! While going to visit a cousin, I arrived 45 minutes before h...
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Last comment 07/18/2014 by Andy Germany
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Acoustics & Audio Technology

71 blog entries, 595 comments (0 Viewing)

Coming Soon: "Neuromorphic" Chips

07/21/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Mobile device developers are waiting anxiously to get their hands on "neuromorphic" chips, which are modeled on biological brains and designed to pr...
Views: 95, Comments: 6
Last comment 07/22/2014 by reward54

Technology Hides the Hearing Aid

05/26/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Massachusetts researchers have tested a signal-processing chip that may lead to a fully implantable cochlear hearing device. The battery-powered...
Views: 193, Comments: 3
Last comment 05/28/2014 by aDIYguy

Hi-Res Audio: On the Rise in 2014?

03/07/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Audiophiles won't argue that what we've gained in convenience and portability, we've lost in quality when it comes to digital music. But experts, from...
Views: 327, Comments: 4
Last comment 03/08/2014 by WoodwardDL
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Wireless Technology Blog

95 blog entries, 2435 comments (0 Viewing)

Wireless to the Moon, Alice!

07/14/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Another giant step for mankind could soon be taken. NASA scientists believe that when man inhabits the moon, he will have a broadband connection to co...
Views: 66, Comments: 1
Last comment 07/15/2014 by SolarEagle

A Wireless Revolution Awaits

04/27/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A pioneer in cell technology, this company could be on the precipice of releasing the next big thing in Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity. As this artic...
Views: 312, Comments: 5
Last comment 04/30/2014 by texasron

Virtually Error-free RFID

03/30/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A team of researchers at Cambridge University has developed an RFID system capable of overcoming the common challenges of dead spots, disrupted s...
Views: 261, Comments: 1
Last comment 04/02/2014 by IdeaSmith
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Data Acquisition

85 blog entries, 677 comments (0 Viewing)

Dawn of Direct RF Sampling

07/07/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Whether you are working with industrial instrumentation or aerospace controls, ensuring signal acquisition in congested RF environments can be chall...
Views: 140, Comments: 0

DAQ Growth Trends

06/29/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Market Research firm VDC Research predicts growth in the data acquisition market over the next several years - though not as strong as in the pre-...
Views: 149, Comments: 0

A Caregiver's Best Friend

05/24/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Wearable fitness-monitoring technology for joggers and other active types has captured the media's attention. Some companies, however, are pushing...
Views: 227, Comments: 0
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Appliance Technology

65 blog entries, 498 comments (0 Viewing)

PC Building, P7 - Putting it All Together

06/13/2014 by cheme_wordsmithy
It's been a long process going through the selection of all the parts for my desktop computer build. In reality, it only took me about two weeks t...
Views: 226, Comments: 1
Last comment 06/15/2014 by Donc314

PC Building, P6 - Graphics and Power

05/30/2014 by cheme_wordsmithy
As you can see from the number of parts to this series, there's a lot involved in selecting the right parts for a computer build! But, I'm finally nea...
Views: 219, Comments: 1
Last comment 05/31/2014 by Andy Germany

PC Building, P5 - Data Storage

05/19/2014 by cheme_wordsmithy
Deciding on the two most important parts of the PC (the processor and the motherboard) gave me the framework I needed for selecting the other essentia...
Views: 238, Comments: 1
Last comment 05/21/2014 by geraldpaxton
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Electronic Components

92 blog entries, 613 comments (0 Viewing)

Reconfigurable Clockless Logic Replaces ASICs

06/13/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Startup Wave Semiconductor is developing a new class of reprogrammable logic devices called Azure, which the company claims can replace costly appli...
Views: 176, Comments: 1
Last comment 06/16/2014 by Tom_Consulting

Quantum Computer Moves Step Closer to Reality

05/30/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A functional quantum computer is one of the holy grails of physics and electronics. Unlike conventional digital computers, the quantum version use...
Views: 280, Comments: 9
Last comment 06/11/2014 by redfred

Sensor Hubs at the Center of 'Always On' Devices

05/12/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Sensor-laden systems place large demands on processing resources and power supplies. System manufacturers address these issues in various ways, wi...
Views: 105, Comments: 0
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Electronic Product Design

73 blog entries, 292 comments (0 Viewing)

Carbon Nanostructures Create Better Ultracapacitors

05/31/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
By combining the powers of two single-atom-thick carbon structures, researchers at the George Washington University's Micro-propulsion and Nanotec...
Views: 245, Comments: 1
Last comment 06/01/2014 by Andy Germany

A DIY Cell Phone

11/13/2013 by HUSH
I hate cell phones. Though I'm young enough where one could assume I'm part of the crowd where each meal has a photo shoot, my dog has her own Faceb...
Pathfinder Tags: cell phone open source telecommunications
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Last comment 12/06/2013 by Passerby
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Display Technologies

81 blog entries, 278 comments (0 Viewing)

The Future of Projection

05/29/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
This laser projector, introduced at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2014 held in Amsterdam, overcomes the obstacles involved in extracting all the...
Views: 219, Comments: 0

4K Certification to Solve Media Distribution Challenges?

05/01/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
For a time, a lack of content plagued 4K's growth and popularity. Content resolution has caught up to display technology, but the industry now fa...
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Bigger Is Better: Dell Rolls Out UltraHD 4K Monitors

12/15/2013 by CR4 Guest Author
Dell Introduces Two UltraHD Monitors A vast number of companies have been ramping up their production of ultra-high definition monitors and Dell is o...
Views: 326, Comments: 7
Last comment 05/02/2014 by LuciousB
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Networking & Communications

73 blog entries, 864 comments (0 Viewing)

Rolling Out the Smart Home

05/18/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Demand, infrastructure, and technical standards have come together to form a perfect storm, driving a shift from the connected home to the "smart"...
Views: 274, Comments: 6
Last comment 05/19/2014 by Circuit Breaker

Designing Green Data Centres

11/22/2013 by Drusilla Anderson
Typically a data centre utilises a lot of energy. After all, this is an area containing a wealth of different technological products. The servers th...
Views: 283, Comments: 1
Last comment 01/10/2014 by The.Tinkerer

What I Learned At Camp

10/24/2013 by cheme_wordsmithy
Imagine you were a kid at a camp designed to build skills most essential for living in today's age of technology and communication. What would it lo...
Views: 357, Comments: 7
Last comment 10/28/2013 by GameJudge
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Light & Laser Blog

119 blog entries, 1034 comments (0 Viewing)

Laser Brings Broadband to Space

02/24/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
High-speed communications to the moon, Mars, and beyond could be as easy as turning on a laser, according to the results of NASA's 30-day Lunar Laser...
Views: 306, Comments: 5
Last comment 02/26/2014 by English Rose

Detector Seeks Single Photon

02/04/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A superconducting detector array developed by University of California Santa Barbara physicists boasts enough sensitivity to measure a single photon,...
Views: 243, Comments: 12
Last comment 02/14/2014 by James Stewart

How to Calculate the Savings of Using LED Lights in Your Home

07/27/2013 by Dereklangley32
LEDs have been sold for decades now, but even today it is rare to find households running completely on LED lighting fixtures. However, they are get...
Pathfinder Tags: calculator LEDs lighting
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Last comment 07/31/2013 by micahd02
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Solutions for Industrial Computing

182 blog entries, 735 comments (0 Viewing)

Virtual Assistant Re-ups

02/07/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
No, it's not Clippy - Microsoft's infamous virtual assistant, now retired - that will help the U.S. military do its duty. This virtual assistant, whi...
Views: 215, Comments: 0
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TeknologikL

133 blog entries, 1309 comments (0 Viewing)

How to Root Almost Any Android Device in a Few Easy Steps

01/18/2014 by CR4 Guest Author
No matter what kind of Android device you use, it can be rooted. You will see how below. Many of you probably think that rooting a device running Andr...
Pathfinder Tags: Android rooting rooting Android
Views: 645, Comments: 15
Last comment 01/21/2014 by micahd02

From Smartphone to Smartwatch

10/17/2013 by cheme_wordsmithy
I remember the days when cell phones didn't do anything but send and receive calls. Now calling seems to be more of a secondary function to the tex...
Views: 325, Comments: 2
Last comment 10/22/2013 by facilitiesmgr
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Left2MyOwnDevices

43 blog entries, 269 comments (0 Viewing)

Trillions and Trillions of Devices Everywhere

11/25/2013 by dondingee
Somewhere in my font of near-useless TV trivia sticks a moment that perfectly defines marketing the Internet of Things. Searching IMDb quickly reveale...
Views: 437, Comments: 13
Last comment 03/13/2014 by pnaban

With a Bluetooth Beacon, and a Coupon, and a Mom in the Aisle

11/07/2013 by dondingee
In a recent conversation about the Internet of Things (IoT), we got on the topic of monetizing data from devices. Someone asserted there is little val...
Views: 282, Comments: 1
Last comment 11/08/2013 by Wal

Interrupting the Disruption and Getting Back to Innovation

08/22/2013 by dondingee
One of the quintessential reads for technology strategists is "The Innovator's Dilemma" by Clayton Christensen. It portrays the concept of disruptive...
Views: 230, Comments: 1
Last comment 08/22/2013 by ffej++
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AM Broadcasting: A Rebirth?

01/17/2014 posted in The Engineer's Notebook
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3 Lessons from the Mobile Phone

04/26/2013 posted in Speaking of Precision
by Milo
It has been 40 years since Motorola engineer Marty Cooper called a colleague at a rival company from his "real cellular phone." That was 1983. 40 yea...
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Datasheets360 Introduction & Tour

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Electronics360 Introduction & Tour

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Do You Need Downtime When You Are Off-duty?

01/04/2012 posted in Semiconductor & MEMS Fabrication
Do you carry a company cellphone? BlackBerry? e-mail? Does your company maintain contact with you outside of work hours or otherwise intrude on what i...
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Is Your Smartphone Smart Enough?

12/07/2011 posted in Semiconductor & MEMS Fabrication
Once upon a time, your gadget arsenal included a camera, a laptop, an appointment book, a GPS and other such accoutrements in addition to your cellpho...
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