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Using the ATE Port to Control ISP Programmers

September 29, 2010 8:24 am | by Chirag Kapoor, Xeltek ( | Articles | Comments

The major advantage of ISP programming is that the manufacturer can have single production phase, eliminating programming stage prior to assembling the system.


Health: Ministers look to improve their healthcare systems

September 29, 2010 8:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Governments want to give their citizens the best possible healthcare but they also need to control public spending. When health ministers from OECD countries meet on 6-7 October in Paris, they will discuss how to meet urgent short-term fiscal concerns without sacrificing the long-term...

Pulse Withstanding Chip Resistors Offer 1 Percent Resistance Tolerances

September 29, 2010 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole Electronics, Inc. announced the addition of 1 percent tolerance to its RPC Series of thick film high pulse withstanding chip resistors. Through proprietary materials and processing, the company announced it is able to


Low Profile Power Inductors Tout Desirable DC Bias Characteristics

September 29, 2010 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden’s BRL2515 (2.5 mm x 1.5 mm, with a maximum height of 1.2 mm) and BRFL2518 (2.5 mm x 1.8 mm, with a maximum height of 1.0 mm) wire-wound power inductors offer


RF Directional Coupler Offers hard to Find Interfaces

September 29, 2010 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF directional couplers from Aviel Electronics are available with common interfaces such as N type female connectors. The company designs and manufactures RF directional couplers with uncommon interfaces such as the HN female. The HN coaxial interface is a


US firm to pursue EU licensing of plague vaccine

September 29, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Defense contractor Computer Sciences Corp. says its DynPort Vaccine Co. unit in Frederick has won a contract to explore prospects for European Union licensing of a plague vaccine.CSC made the announcement Wednesday from its headquarters in Falls Church, Va.The company says the contract from the...

Android Froyo – Making it the Best It Can Be

September 29, 2010 8:01 am | by Chris Buerger, Wind River ( | Blogs | Comments

Android is the poster child example for combining stability, performance and innovation in a mobile operating system that has been rapidly realized in an open source context


Frequency Signal Generators Tout OCXO Equivalence

September 29, 2010 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pletronix’ OeXO (OCXO equivalent Crystal Oscillators) Series of precision frequency signal generators provides the accuracy and precision of traditional OCXO’s but offers smaller package size and lower power, according to the company. The series is


Buzzers Suit Mobile Equipment Applications

September 29, 2010 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

CUI Inc announced a new addition to its buzzer product line with the CSS-05 Series. Available in three configurations, the buzzers are housed in a 5 mm x 5 mm SMT package. Using magnetic technology, the series has


VCO Operates From 1490 MHz to 1550 MHz

September 29, 2010 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-1490-1550 VCO (voltage controlled oscillator) operates from 1490 MHz to 1550 MHz with a control voltage range of 1.0 V to10 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -115 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and has


Crystal Notch Filter Has 10 MHz Center Frequency

September 29, 2010 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anatech Electronics introduced the the AS10CN801 crystal notch filter, which has a notch center frequency of 10 MHz and notch bandwidth of 1 kHz. The filter’s rejection in the notch bandwidth is


Transient Blocking Units Feature a Broad Range of Trigger Currents, Voltages

September 29, 2010 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns, Inc. introduced its next-generation Transient Blocking Unit (TBU) Series of circuit protection devices designed to protect a broad selection of industrial and telecommunications applications. The series provides


Quantum Signals Converted to Telecommunications Wavelengths

September 29, 2010 7:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Using ultra-cold clouds of rubidium atoms, researchers have made advances in three key elements needed for quantum information systems -- including a technique for converting photons carrying quantum data to wavelengths that can be transmitted long distances on optical fiber telecom networks.


NSF grants $109 million for accelerator physics

September 29, 2010 7:21 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The grant will fund Cornell's continued operation of an X-ray synchrotron facility, as well as research and development for a new kind of X-ray source that promises to revolutionize the field.


2.45 GHz Antenna Comes in Rugged, Cosmetically Attractive Package

September 29, 2010 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Antenna Factor announced 2.45 GHz models of its HW and HWR Series antennas. These 1/2-wave center-fed dipole antennas offer desirable performance in a rugged and cosmetically attractive package. The HW has a



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