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Low Noise Amplifiers Support Applications up to 28 GHz

August 31, 2009 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Three SMT-packaged GaAs pHEMT/HEMT MMIC Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) from Hittite Microwave Corporation support microwave radio, VSAT, military & space, sensors, and test instrumentation applications from 2 GHz to 28 GHz. The HMC751LC4, HMC752LC4, and the HMC772LC4

Motor Feedback Systems Require no Ball Bearings

August 31, 2009 10:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

At 36 mm in diameter, the SEK/SEL37 Capacitive Motor Feedback Systems from SICK STEGMANN require no ball bearings. They are available in singleturn and multiturn versions with a radial or axial plug outlet. The systems provide 16 sine/cosine periods, resolution of 512 steps per revolution, and 1 (singleturn) or 4096 (multiturn) steps per rev.

Enclosures Conform to IP66 Specifications

August 31, 2009 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Purportedly featuring good EMC attenuation levels, the 1550 family, a range of small die-cast aluminium enclosures from Hammond Manufacturing, conforms to IP66 specifications. Consisting of sixteen sizes, the units are supplied in two versions, standard and watertight. The initially available sizes range from 2.36” x 2.17” x 1.02”


Where Have You Gone, Bell Labs?

August 31, 2009 7:58 am | by Adrian Slywotzky | News | Comments

Name an industry that can produce 1 million new, high-paying jobs over the next three years. You can't, because there isn't one. And that's the problem.

Tennis Players Encouraged to Watch what they Tweet

August 31, 2009 7:56 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Even tennis isn’t sacrosanct—competitors in the US Open are being warned to watch what they tweet. The warning is purportedly to ensure compliance with tennis’ “Anti-Corruption Program Rules.” Posted in conspicuous locations, the warning reads: "Many of you will have Twitter accounts in order for your fans to follow you and to become more engaged in you and the sport...


Digitally-Controlled Power Supplies Meet IEC 6060101 for Medical

August 31, 2009 7:47 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda added three models to its line of digitally controlled medical power supplies. They are available with nominal outputs of  28V/10.71 A, 40 V/7.5 A or 48 V/6.25 A. They feature digital control combined with a 4 kVAC reinforced input to output isolation and


Chassis for VIA EPIA Boards Tout Stackable, Multi-Story Design

August 31, 2009 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

VIA Technologies introduced its VIA AMOS-1000 and VIA AMOS-2000 chassis, which are specially designed to work with VIA EPIA Mini-ITX and Nano-ITX boards and feature unique multi-story stackability. VIA developed the VIA AMOS-1000 and VIA AMOS-2000 chassis to

LG to unveil 15-inch OLED TV

August 31, 2009 6:48 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

South Korea's LG Electronics said on Sunday it would launch a 15-inch television set using organic display technology next month, the largest commercial model so far. Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AM-OLED) displays, which use self-glowing materials, have better picture quality, consume less power and are thinner than widely used liquid crystal displays (LCD) that need backlight units.


AMD ships lower-power server chip

August 31, 2009 6:27 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) ships a lower-power version of its Opteron server chip on Monday as it tries to expand its offerings for Web hosting companies. The company declined to give its projections for revenues from the new chip. AMD said the new chip is

PAR38 LEDs Replace Incandescents

August 31, 2009 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in versions accepting input voltages from 85 to 265 VAC, LEDtronics' PAR38-12X2WF series of warm-white and pure-white frosted soft-flood bulbs consume less than 18 watts.

India Abandons Moon-Orbiting Satellite

August 31, 2009 5:31 am | by ASHOK SHARMA | News | Comments

India's space agency has abandoned the country's only satellite orbiting the moon after efforts to revive communication with it failed, an official said Monday. Communications with the Chandrayaan-1 satellite, which has been orbiting the moon for nearly a year, snapped Saturday and scientists lost control of the satellite.


As Internet Turns 40, Barriers Threaten its Growth

August 31, 2009 5:09 am | News | Comments

Goofy videos weren't on the minds of Len Kleinrock and his team at UCLA when they began tests 40 years ago on what would become the Internet. Neither was social networking, for that matter, nor were most of the other easy-to-use applications that have drawn more than a billion people online. Instead the researchers sought to create an open network for freely exchanging information


Discovery Arrives at Space Station

August 31, 2009 5:06 am | by MARCIA DUNN | News | Comments

Space shuttle Discovery pulled up and docked at the international space station on Sunday night, delivering a full load of gear and science experiments. The linkup occurred as the spacecraft zoomed more than 200 miles above the Atlantic and ended a round-the-world chase of nearly two days.


Coaxial Rotary Joint Mounts to PCB

August 28, 2009 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Serving coiled-cable applications such as in medical or satcom systems to protect both cable and PCB, the AMCORJ-PCB-SCA1 PCB-mounted coaxial rotary joint from Link Microtek is designed to allow a cable to be rotated through 360 degrees while connected to a printed circuit board.


Mass Flow Meter and Totalizer is Programmable

August 28, 2009 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

The FMA-4100/4300 Series flow rate can be displayed in 23 different volumetric flow or mass flow engineering units including a user specific selection. FMA-4100/4300 flowmeters support various functions including, programmable flow totalizer, high and low


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