Optimized for operation from 1 MHz to 500 MHz, the LTC6412 800-MHz analog-controlled VGA from Linear Technology consumes 110mA on a 3.3V supply and provides continuous gain adjustment from -14 dB to 17 dB.
Space shuttle Endeavour rocketed toward the international space station Thursday as engineers on Earth pored over launch pictures that showed debris breaking off the fuel tank and striking the craft. Mission Control told the astronauts late Wednesday that the damage looked less extensive at first glance than what occurred on the last shuttle flight, but it will take days to sort through available data to reach a conclusion. The astronauts planned a Thursday afternoon inspection of their ship's thermal shielding, using a 100-foot laser-tipped boom.
Supporting eight 1.5 GHz Power Architecture processor cores, the the VPX6-187 single board computer from Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing is based on Freescale's eight-core QorIQ P4080 Communications Processor. The computer is also optionally available in a VPX-REDI (VITA 48) configuration to support applications that requiring Line-Replaceable Modules (LRMs).
Suitable for mobile communication devices, test and measurement equipment, computer peripherals, and network products, the RoHS-compliant OS-Series of two-position slide switches from C&K Components provide multiple actuator options and termination configurations.
A wideband variable attenuator module from Avago Technologies is intended for use in wireless infrastructure applications such as CATV, WCDMA, VSAT, WiMAX and cellular base station applications. The ALM-38140, which is a 50 MHz to 4 GHz PIN diode attenuator module, is housed in a miniature 3.8 mm by 3.8 mm by 1.0 mm multiple-chip-on board (MCOB) package with 6-pin configuration pads
Measuring 146 mm(H) x 45 mm(V) x 1.6mm(D), a 5.5” diagonal 256 x 64-pixel passive matrix monochrome grayscale green OLED is touted as one of the largest passive OLED displays on the market. The OSD5664ASGGF01, from OSD Displays, supports up to 16 levels of grayscale and the Viewing area is 135.65 mm(H) x 33.89 mm(V) mm. The display features the Solomon Systech driver IC that supports 8-bit 6800/8080 Parallel
Microsoft Corp.'s redesigned search site attracted more Web surfers without doing much for the software maker's market share in its first month. ComScore Inc. estimates that Bing, the new site, snagged 8.4 percent of U.S. Web searches in June, up from 8 percent in May. Microsoft remains a distant third to Google and Yahoo, and while the number of searches performed on Bing rose 12 percent, Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. saw queries grow even faster.
PCB Matrix, a Valor Computerized Systems Ltd. company that focuses on EDA efficiency, productivity and automation, introduces the FREE Schematic Symbol Viewer, a cross platform correlation tool that allows users to import schematic symbols from multiple EDA formats and libraries, which is freely downloadable from the PCB Matrix Web site.
For the first time, NOAA scientists have demonstrated that tsunamis in the open ocean can change sea surface texture in a way that can be measured by satellite-borne radars. The finding could one day help save lives through improved detection and forecasting of tsunami intensity and direction at the ocean surface.
The wonderful communications technology infrastructure we have created has given everyone the power to communicate with anyone else on the planet at a moments notice with images, text, voice, and video. All of the focus is on the software tools such as Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube that are at the forefront of the societal sea change, but it is the newly-risen global information network that is the real hero.
A drug similar to one used in clinical trials for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis has been found to rescue memory in mice exhibiting Alzheimer's symptoms.
Hardware design in high performance applications such as networking, wireless/RF transmission, broadcast video and test and measurement is becoming increasingly complex as hardware designers grapple with the need to support a growing number of standards, protocols, and specifications within a single hardware design. A few examples illustrate this trend.
With single-mode 1300-nm T-bus connection modules, the PSI-MOS media converters from Phoenix Contact provide LED diagnostics and proactive alarming.
In the development cycle, where does test play the most important role?