Tata Motors has unveiled the world’s cheapest car, with potential for a vast standard of living increase. And Greenpeace doesn’t like it. The same organization that supported a ban on chlorine in drinking water feels that the mass proliferation of cheap automobiles is a bad thing. Despite its eco-friendly 47 MPG rating, the Tata Nano is seen as a threat to the environment. Why? Because lots of people want to buy them.
Supporting 10-Gigabit Ethernet, Metro, and Long Haul network applications, the Yahara family of Framer/Mapper/PHY Devices are intended to serve multi-service transport platforms and metro/long haul optical networks. The product family integrates 10GbE/10G Fibre Channel (FC)/8G FC/OC-192/STM-64 to OTU-2 mapping services, FracN clock synthesizing circuitry, Electronic Dispersion Compensation (EDC), GFEC/Enhanced FEC, and 10G serdes functions in a single device.
Appropriate for high volume, consumer products, the SKY13317-373LF pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) gallium arsenide (GaAs) symmetric SP3T switch operates at frequencies from 0.1 to 6.0 GHz.
Nextreme Thermal Solutions' OptoCooler HV14 high voltage, low current thin-film thermoelectric cooler (TEC) targeted at laser diode cooling for the telecommunications achieves a 60°C temperature difference between its cold and hot sides. This temperature difference, known as the ?T, reflects the ability of the device to pump heat efficiently. The OptoCooler HV14 is the first module
This past Friday brought news of a handful of indictments of elections officials in Kentucky who are alleged to have rigged elections in 2002, 2004, and 2006 by changing votes in electronic voting machines. Remarkably, the vote manipulation technique here was essentially an exploit of a simple UI design flaw, and involved no computer skills at all on the part of the alleged perpetrators.
Carbon-nanotube ribbons developed by researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas are stronger than steel, as stretchy as rubber, and as light as air. The ribbons, which are made of long, entangled 11-nanometer-thick nanotubes, can stretch to more than three times their normal width but are stiffer and stronger than steel or Mylar lengthways.
A high-temperature vibration monitoring system, model 5334 from Dytran Instruments, can handle up to 900°F. Operating from a constant current 2-wire (IEPE) power unit, the system consists of a high temperature charge mode accelerometer and an in-line miniature differential charge amplifier. The accelerometer is connected to the input of the charge amplifier via an 18-inch long hard line cable
The AS1332-34 family of step down DC-DC regulators from austriamicrosystems achieves 97 percent peak and 94 percent average efficiency. The three devices in the family deliver up to 650 mA from an input voltage range of 2.7 V to 5.5 V. Output varies between 1.3 V to 3.16 V. Other features include: 2-MHz fixed switching frequency
Because finite impulse response (FIR) filters use a mathematical algorithm to process information, engineers rely on them when an analog filter just won't do. “FIR filters appeal to people who don't want to become filter designers”, explained Grant Griffin, President, Iowegian International. "They just want to use a filter to solve a problem
The Keithley Test Environment Interactive (KTEI) V7.2 upgrade for the Model 4200-SCS Semiconductor Characterization System includes nine new solar cell test libraries, an expanded frequency range for the system’s Capacitance-Voltage (C-V) measurement capability, and support for the company’s new nine-slot Model 4200-SCS instrument chassis.
Based on Intel’s Penryn family of Core 2 Duo Mobile processors, Stealth Computer’s Model LPC-625F is a rugged, 7.9" x 7.9" x 2.4" fanless computer for industrial and mission-critical applications with an extruded-aluminum chassis that acts as a heat sink.
With a typical phase noise of -102 dBc/Hz at 10-KHz offset, Crystek's CVCO55CC-2400-2569 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 2400 MHz to 2569 MHz with a control voltage range from 0.5 V to 4.5 V.
PLX Technology, Inc. announced four new high PCIe switches targeting servers, enterprise storage, control planes, and ultra-gaming, while featuring the highest PCIe switch lane counts in the industry, according to the company. The switch family includes 96-lane and 80-lane options, as well as x16 support for designers requiring
Valpey Fisher Corporation introduced its VFTX210 TCXO, providing low jitter and phase noise for wide band ADC's and DDS architectures, radar systems, point to point radios, and wireless communication systems. The VFTX210 TCXO is capable of providing a sine wave output frequency up to 1.0 GHz with jitter of <0.3 ps. The temperature stability is < 1.0 ppm over a