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Automotive-grade Crystals Cover frequency range to 150 MHz

September 14, 2009 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The FXA series of ceramic SMD (surface mount device) automotive-grade crystals from Fox Electronics feature a frequency range from 6 MHz to 150 MHz. The crystals have standard frequency stabilities from ±50 ppm to ±100 ppm and operating temperatures from -40°C to 125°C.

Voltage Linear Regulator offers low noise operation

September 14, 2009 10:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The LT3050 voltage linear regulator, from Linear Technology, offers low noise operation of 30µVRMS across a bandwidth range of 10 Hz to 100 kHz. The device delivers up to 100 mA output current with a 340 mV dropout voltage at full load. It features a 2 V to 45 V input voltage range, delivering adjustable output voltages from 0.6 V to 44.5 V.

Cyber Criminals targeting small Businesses

September 14, 2009 8:39 am | News | Comments

Cyber criminals are increasingly targeting small and medium-sized businesses that don't have the resources to keep updating their computer security, according to federal authorities. Many of the attacks are being waged by organized cyber groups that are based abroad, and they are able to steal not only credit card numbers, but personal information

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Fan Trays cover Depths from 250-350 mm

September 14, 2009 8:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to provide localised cooling of 19" rack mounted or desktop equipment, the range of 19” 1U standard fan trays from Verotec consists of two depths--a 250 mm deep unit fitted with three fans and a 350 mm deep unit with six fans. The trays are populated with fans operating from 12 VDC, 24 VDC, or 48 VDC, or 115 VAC or 230 VAC

Microsoft Extends Olive Branch To Open-Source Groups

September 14, 2009 6:24 am | by Mark Long | News | Comments

Microsoft is putting its weight behind a new endeavor to which the software giant has agreed to contribute $1 million. Called the CodePlex Foundation, the nonprofit organization describes its mission as enabling the exchange of code and understanding among software companies and open-source communities.

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Where's Broadband in the USA?

September 14, 2009 6:17 am | by PETER SVENSSON and JOELLE TESSLER | News | Comments

The national stimulus package passed by Congress in February may have been too enthusiastic about spending money on one particular project: figuring out where broadband Internet access is available and how fast it is.

Multifunction Power Meter Includes 100BaseT Ethernet

September 14, 2009 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

A 0.2% accuracy power and energy meter certified to meet IEC and ANSI class standards, the Shark100 from Electro Industries has 100BaseT Ethernet capability using Modbus TCP as its standard protocol.

NEC, Casio, Hitachi to Merge Handset Businesses

September 14, 2009 5:51 am | News | Comments

Japanese electronics makers NEC Corp., Casio Computer Co. and Hitachi said Monday they will combine their mobile phone handset-manufacturing operations by April next year in a bid to boost their competitiveness at home and abroad.

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Motorola Shares Jump on Hopes for Google Phone

September 14, 2009 5:37 am | by by Ritsuko Ando, Dave Zimmerman, and Phil Berlowitz | News | Comments

Motorola Inc shares rose 6.5 percent on Friday on hopes the company could turn around its loss-making handset business with the new cellphone it developed with Google Inc.

Compact LEDs Serve in Daytime Running Lights

September 14, 2009 5:00 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for use in daytime running lights, 1-W OSLON MX ECE and0.5-W SX ECE LEDs from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors provide from 70 to 95 lm and 40 to 60 lm respectively.

China breaks Ground on Space launch Center

September 14, 2009 4:58 am | News | Comments

China broke ground on its fourth space center Monday, highlighting the country's soaring space ambitions six years after it sent its first man into orbit. The space port on the southern island province of Hainan incorporates a launch site and mission control center for slinging the country's massive new rockets into space carrying satellites and components for a future space station and deep space exploration.

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$100 million question: Where's Broadband in US?

September 14, 2009 4:49 am | News | Comments

The national stimulus package passed by Congress in February may have been too enthusiastic about spending money on one particular project: figuring out where broadband Internet access is available and how fast it is. The $787 billion stimulus bill championed by the Obama administration set aside up to $350 million to create a national broadband map that could guide policies aimed at expanding high-speed Internet access.

Light Bulbs and the Madness of Energy Efficiency Regulations

September 11, 2009 12:16 pm | by Dr. Peter Thornes, Dublin Ireland | Blogs | Comments

Europeans (like Americans) choose to buy ordinary light bulbs around 9 times out of 10 (European Commission and light industry data 2007-8). Banning what people want gives the supposed savings that are "good for them"—no point in banning what people don’t want! If new LED lights—or improved CFLs etc—are good, people will buy them—no need to ban ordinary light bulbs (little point).

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SBC Couples Intel Core 2 Duo Processor with Onboard Flash

September 11, 2009 11:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems has released a rugged 3U single-slot CompactPCI single board computer (SBC) that offers up to 8 GB of onboard SATA flash disk storage, making the system's PMC site available to add user specific I/O.  The C800 combines the latest

Implantable MHz Quartz Crystal Comes In Very Small Package

September 11, 2009 11:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intended for critical timing applications, Micro Crystal’s AT cut quartz crystal CC7A-T1A has a package height of 0.90 mm and a footprint of 3.2 mm x 1.5 mm. It offers a wide temperature range, up to -40°C to +85/+125°C, and a low thermal stability for medical applications

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