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SWUGN Year in Review - April 2009

December 15, 2009 11:52 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Top StoryLou Gallo attends his first COFES conference. While most of the other attendees are talking about social media, Lou actually does social media and reports on every single thing that happens using podcasts, Twitter, blogs, and maybe even a few smoke signals. SolidWorks users...

VITA Members Form VPX Marketing Alliance

December 15, 2009 11:00 am | News | Comments

The purpose of the VPX Marketing Alliance is to continue the work done by the OpenVPX Marketing Working Group in promoting OpenVPX (www.openvpx.com) and establishing an ecosystem of interested parties who will promote the VPX architecture and drive widespread adoption of the VPX specifications and technology.

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Our devices will spin denser webs of data in 2010s

December 15, 2009 11:00 am | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Ten years ago, we would have been blown away by a cell phone with far more computing power and memory than the average PC had in 1999, along with a built-in camera and programs to manage every aspect of our lives. Ten years from now, the iPhone and its ilk will be antiques.Over the next decade,...

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Team to study how globalization affects air quality

December 15, 2009 10:55 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

An interdisciplinary Cornell team will develop computer models, funded by the EPA, that consider such factors as trade patterns, transportation and economic geography associated with globalization.

SHARC DSPs Maximize Windmill Energy Extraction

December 15, 2009 10:48 am | News | Comments

Leveraging ADI SHARC digital signal processors, data converters and other advanced components to ensure high-performance system operation, Northern Power Systems' Northwind 100 delivers 100 kilowatts of rated power for community wind applications such as schools/universities, businesses, farms, and municipalities.

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Hybrid Stepper Motors Suit Industrial Applications

December 15, 2009 10:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

MAE brand Size 34 (Model HS 200) hybrid stepper motors from Ametek Technical Products exhibit desirable torque characteristics to power a wide range of industrial equipment applications. Their low detent torque to holding torque ratios serve to deliver smooth and quiet operation and the fine positioning capability required for microstepping. 

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Microwave Office Software Speeds Creowave Filter Design

December 15, 2009 10:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microwave Office high-frequency design software is allowing Creowave (Oulunsalo, Finland) to more rapidly and accurately design the precision duplexers, and bandpass, bandstop, and highpass filters used in its telecommunications test systems.

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Collaboration Promotes Wireless M2M Designs Using Gobi Tech

December 15, 2009 10:37 am | News | Comments

Digi International announced that Spectrum Design Solutions, Digi’s wireless consulting group and embedded cellular integrator, is developing machine-to-machine (M2M) designs using Qualcomm’s Gobi modules ...

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RF Switch is Controlled via USB

December 15, 2009 10:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Telemakus, LLC introduced the TES6000-30, laboratory-quality, RF SPDT Switch with 30 dB isolation and <2 dB insertion loss. The switch is fully terminated at all ports with a return loss better than 20 dB at 4 GHz. The TES6000-30 is said to be the smallest USB microwave switch available on the market. The RF connectors are SMA, with the 

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High Power Dome Lights Serve Machine Vision

December 15, 2009 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new IDD-KH Series High Power Dome Lights from LDDLIGHT.com are available in six standard sizes ranging from 80 mm (3”) to 350 mm (14”) in diameter. The largest model in our Dome Series, the IDD-KH350‘s illumination intensity is greatest at up to 10 mm working distances, from which it 

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SWUGN Year in Review - March 2009

December 15, 2009 9:52 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Top StoryRodney Hall gets in his car and drives four hours to his new job. The 300+ mile drive is nothing compared to the 16 hours he spent on the road to attend SolidWorks World in Orlando. Armed with a webcam, a Skype account, and a huge following in the SolidWorks Community,...

Triple Output LED Driver Offers 3000:1 True Color PWM Dimming

December 15, 2009 9:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT3492, a 2.1MHz DC/DC converter designed to operate as a three-channel constant current LED driver. Each of the LT3492's three channels can drive up to ten 300mA LEDs in series, enabling it to drive up to 30 x 300mA LEDs at efficiencies up to 96%.

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GHz Bandwidth Transceiver Socket for Wafer Level Ball Grid Array

December 15, 2009 9:18 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance BGA socket for 0.5mm pitch 51 pin BGA. The SG-BGA-7154 socket is designed for 4mm x 4mm x 0.8mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss.

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Looking for E85? There's an App for That

December 15, 2009 8:53 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Want to know where you can buy E85? There's an app for that now. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has launched a new application for Garmin and TomTom GPS units that that ma

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Digi-Key Corporation and Spectra Symbol Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement

December 15, 2009 8:52 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota and Salt Lake City, Utah (USA) — December 15, 2009 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, and Spectra...

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