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Mentor tools aim to make PCB design affordable

Mentor tools aim to make PCB design affordable

Mentor Graphics has redefined its PCB design tools with three software packages at price-points to address different parts of the design market, and some it is addressing for the first time.

The standard product, called PADS is available for $5,000 to be affordable by engineers in small to…

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Swiss will test drone parcel delivery

Swiss will test drone parcel delivery

 Drone parcel delivery will be trialled in Switzerland this summer by a consortium of Swiss Post, Swiss WorldCargo and Californian drone maker Matternet.

“The primary aim of this pilot project is a proof-of-concept to clarify the legal framework, consider local conditions, and explore the technical and business capabilities…

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Small Box PC for automation and signage

Small Box PC for automation and signage

 

IEC-3300 is a small-box computer based around Intel’s Bay Trail Celeron and Atom processors from Arbor Technology in Milton Keynes.

Inside the 109 x 163mm enclosure, soldered-in processor options are:
1.58GHz dual-core N2807 Celeron (standard)
2GHz quad-core J1900 Celeron (option)
1.33GHz…

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Tech conference offers free Tesla car charging

Tech conference offers free Tesla car charging

UK tech conference is to provide free re-charging points for Tesla Model S electric cars for delegates in  Warrington.

The UK Device Developers’ Conference will take place at the Park Royal Hotel  on June 2 and the hotel provides two charging points (R.DC 120kW) both of which are…

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Space tech fuels economic growth, says forum in Abu Dhabi

Space tech fuels economic growth, says forum in Abu Dhabi

Space technology companies meeting in Abu Dhabi next month will highlight the importance of investing in space education and development.

Meeting at the Global Space & Satellite forum which takes place  26 – 27 May will demonstrate how space expenditure in a country fosters science and technology and supports local industries…

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IR transmitter simplifies sensor systems

IR transmitter simplifies sensor systems

A universal sensor transmitter for use in power grid and automotive has been developed by US-based firm Knick.

Using an infrared interface, the PolyTrans P 32000 transmitter will recognise the signal outputs of any 2-, 3- and 4-wire temperature, force and strain sensors, resistors, potentiometers, resistive sensors, and…

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ST suffering strike action

ST suffering strike action

Last Friday Crolles was closed due to strike action and on Thursday this week there will be a strike across all ST sites, says the staff union CAD-ST…

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Crystek's 3500MHz VCO

Crystek's 3500MHz VCO

Crystek has a VCO which operates at 3500 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 V~4.9 V.

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Freescale trims debt

Freescale trims debt

Freescale had Q1 sales of $1.17 billion, compared to $1.10 billion in Q4 2014 and $1.13 billion in the first quarter of 2014…

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Empire v Federation: the inspiration

Empire v Federation: the inspiration

Mouser has partnered with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to kick off their new Space Exploration Series and Space Challenge. This series includes a debate on the age-old question that has been waged for decades: “Which reigns supreme: Star Wars or Star Trek…

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Comment: Don't ignore manufacturing, it matters

Comment: Don't ignore manufacturing, it matters

An open letter to the next Prime Minister from Adam Fletcher, chairman of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ECSN)

Dear next P.M.

As part of an organisation that supports and relies on successful technology companies in the UK, I hope that you will make reviving manufacturing, addressing skills shortages…

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