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Model-Based Design Creates Configurable, Space-Qualified Digital Channelizer

March 12, 2010 8:56 am | by Bradford Watson, Staff Engineer, Advanced Algorithm Development Group at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company | Blogs | Comments

Many commercial communications satellites are limited to fixed band plans that assign a bandwidth to users even if they are not actively employing it, an inefficient use of communications capacity. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company developed a dual-stage, satellite-based channelizer (also known as a bent pipe transponder) that can move bandwidth on demand between users and locations.


Former Goldleaf CFO charged in embezzlement

March 12, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former chief financial officer of the Technology Division of Goldleaf Financial Solutions Inc. is accused of embezzling more than $166,000 from the company.Fifty-eight year old Ruey Ann Gordon of Brentwood was charged in federal court on Thursday with money laundering.According to a news...

Travel Charger Handles Every Contingency

March 12, 2010 8:17 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Powertraveller has released the ultimate travel charger for on-the-go professionals, outdoorsmen, and techies alike—the powermonkey-eXplorer. With three charging methods, international adapters, and tips for nearly every portable electronic device, you’ll never be somewhere without power.


Power Lock Box Meets IP65 Standards

March 12, 2010 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions’ PowerLock Box includes a flange to provide simple and secure sealing into equipment panel cut-outs. Available in lidded and non-lidded versions, the PowerLock Box with flange features an extended front panel measuring 107 mm, providing a


25 MHz Oscilloscope Touts Auto-scale, FFT and Trigger Hold

March 12, 2010 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. announced the PDS5022S 25 MHz two-channel benchtop oscilloscope with Auto-scale, FFT, and trigger hold -- added features normally found on more expensive instruments. Autoscale can be set to automatically


Digital Light Sensors Operate Behind Darkened Glass

March 12, 2010 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions announced the first members of its next generation digital ambient light sensor (ALS) and proximity detection family. These devices are said to eliminate the need to use clear glass/plastic in front of the sensor or


Atego acquires Blue River

March 12, 2010 6:07 am | News | Comments

Atego, a leading independent supplier of industrial-grade, modeling and development tools  and software has acquired Blue River Software, extending its embedded development software portfolio to now include C++ tools.

NVRAM Process Combines benefits of SRAM and Non-volatile Memory

March 12, 2010 4:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

X-FAB Silicon Foundries , a leading analog/mixed-signal foundry announced that they are the first and only pure-play foundry to offer an embedded non-volatile random-access memory (NVRAM) process feature


Stressed Nanomaterials Display Unexpected Movement

March 12, 2010 4:31 am | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that, under the right conditions, newly developed nanocrystalline materials exhibit surprising activity in the tiny spaces between the geometric clusters of atoms called nanocrystals, from which they are made.

Broadridge Appoints New Vice President of Investor Relations

March 12, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR) today announced the appointment of Rick Rodick as its new vice president of investor relations. During his six years with the Company, Mr. Rodick has held numerous senior financial leadership roles, including that of Treasurer, a position he will...

Crude Carriers raises $256.5 million in IPO

March 12, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Crude Carriers Corp. raised $256.5 million in its initial public offering, the Greek shipping company said Thursday.The 13.5 million shares in the offering priced at the bottom of their expected range of $19 to $21.Crude Carriers is the second shipping firm to go public this week, following...

Haier selling GE appliances in rural China

March 11, 2010 9:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese appliance maker Haier says it has joined with General Electric in selling GE appliances to rural areas, the focus of subsidies intended to boost spending by hundreds of millions of farmers.Haier, headquartered in the eastern city of Qingdao, is the world's fourth largest white goods...

Twitter unveils tool to share tweeting locations

March 11, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Twitter can now let the world automatically know your whereabouts as well as your thoughts and activities.A new feature unveiled Thursday gives Twitter users the option of including their location with the assorted musings posted on the Internet messaging service.Locations won't be included...


February video game sales drop 15 percent

March 11, 2010 2:30 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. retail sales of video games declined 15 percent in February, hurt in part by an ongoing decline in sales of music games and lower sales of the Wii system.Americans spent $1.26 billion on video game systems, software and accessories during the month, down from $1.48 billion a year ago,...

SkillSoft 4Q net income falls 16 pct

March 11, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SkillSoft PLC, an education software company that has agreed to be taken private, said Thursday its fourth-quarter net income fell 16 percent from a year earlier, when it benefited from a tax windfall.Its revenue also fell, by 2 percent to $79.2 million from $80.5 million.Skillsoft's net income...


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