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Failed launches cast shadow over Russian space program

May 21, 2015 9:18 am | by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press | News | Comments

Back-to-back rocket launch failures have dealt Russia one of the heaviest blows to its space industry since the Soviet collapse - with national pride and billions of dollars at stake. The setbacks threaten to erode Russia's leading position in ...

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AC/DC power supplies packaged in a miniature 1 x 1 inch case

May 21, 2015 8:58 am | by MicroPower Direct, LLC | MicroPower Direct, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Available immediately from MicroPower Direct, the MPM-03MM series is a family of 3W AC/DC power supplies packaged in a miniature 1 x 1 inch case. These power supplies provide the robust performance, safety approvals and small size required by a wide range of space critical, board level applications.

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Aggie engineers assist students with space project

May 21, 2015 8:02 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Two years ago undergraduate students in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University took on the challenge of designing, developing, delivering and supporting a unique embedded intelligence system capable of monitoring, controlling, recording and reporting experiments run in ...

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4Mb serial F-RAMs feature a 40-Mhz Serial Peripheral Interface

May 21, 2015 7:52 am | by Cypress | Cypress | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduced a family of 4Mb serial Ferroelectric Random Access Memories (F-RAMs), which are the industry’s highest density serial F-RAMs. The 4Mb serial F-RAMs feature a 40-Mhz Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI), a 2.0V to 3.6V operating voltage range and are ...

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Jitter measurement in waveform generators

May 20, 2015 1:47 pm | by Chris Kelly, Keysight Technologies, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Jitter is an important characteristic of waveform quality, and low jitter in a clock waveform is an important feature in reducing error in communications systems. Low jitter is an important component of low Error Vector Magniture (EVM) in high quality digital communications networks. The latest generation of ...

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NASA advances CubeSat concept for planetary exploration

May 20, 2015 1:42 pm | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Although scientists are increasingly using pint-size satellites sometimes no larger than a loaf of bread to gather data from low-Earth orbit, they have yet to apply the less-expensive small-satellite technology to observe physical phenomena far from terra firma.

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Sounding rocket to help calibrate NASA's SDO

May 20, 2015 1:39 pm | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

In mid-May, the seventh calibration mission for an instrument on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, will launch into space onboard a sounding rocket for a 15-minute flight.

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Designing power management ICs for modern uses

May 20, 2015 1:38 pm | by Peter Wilson, Sr. Staff Product Marketing Manager, Renesas Electronics America | Articles | Comments

Power management ICs have evolved and are now standard in applications like standard 12 V rail supplies and embedded systems that require high efficiency and low power usage. With new technology innovations, more features are being incorporated into power management ICs.

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OPALS boosts space-to-ground optical communications research

May 20, 2015 1:34 pm | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

Ever wonder why stars seem to twinkle? This effect is produced by variations in the density of our atmosphere that cause blurring in light coming from space. It is pretty for stargazing, but a challenge for space-to-ground communications.

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Microdroplet structures may lead to new technologies

May 20, 2015 1:30 pm | by Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences | News | Comments

Unexpected shapes of mesoscale atoms -- structures built of microdroplets encapsulated within microdroplets -- have been created at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland.

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Digital power controller IC delivers benefits to power supply manufacturers

May 20, 2015 1:28 pm | by Chance Dunlap, Senior Marketing Manager, Intersil | Articles | Comments

It's not news that a power supply's performance is critical to an efficient and reliable system. Even so, the supply often doesn’t get the appreciation and respect it deserves. Very often, whether the product is a low-power, portable device operating from a battery or ...

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New portable device could test how 'squishy' cancerous tumors are

May 20, 2015 1:25 pm | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

Tumors come in all shapes, sizes ... and squishiness. And it turns out that matters, if you want to know how to treat them...

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This wearable will track your fluid loss during exercise

May 20, 2015 1:22 pm | by University of Strathclyde | News | Comments

A wearable device being developed by the University of Strathclyde will provide real-time data analysis of fluid loss during exercise to enhance the performance of fitness enthusiasts and elite athletes.

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New technology could fundamentally change future wireless communications

May 20, 2015 1:17 pm | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

Radio systems, such as mobile phones and wireless internet connections, have become an integral part of modern life.

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Air force’s new unmanned strategy has F-35 pilots flying drones

May 20, 2015 1:14 pm | by Kris Osborn, Defense Tech | News | Comments

An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter pilot will one day control a small fleet of nearby drones from the cockpit while in flight — according to a new Air Force report on autonomous systems, Air Force Chief Scientist Mica Endsley said.

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