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LPDDR BGA Probe Suited for Oscilloscopes, Logic Analyzers

May 29, 2009 10:20 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduced a low-power double data rate (LPDDR) ball grid array (BGA) probe for oscilloscopes and logic analyzers. The LPDDR BGA probe provides signal access points for LPDDR and mobile-DDR synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM) for electrical, timing and protocol characterization. It is appropriate at the

First Acoustic Superlens

May 29, 2009 7:52 am | by Katherine Bourzac | News | Comments

Over the past few years, researchers have developed several materials that bend light in ways that appear to violate the laws of physics, creating so-called superlenses, for ultra-high-resolution optical imaging, as well as invisibility cloaks.

Atomic Chains are the New Hot Nanotech

May 29, 2009 7:21 am | by Michael Berger | News | Comments

Theoretical studies have long predicted that the exceptional physical and chemical properties of a rigid monatomic linear chain of carbon atoms could function as the component of molecular devices, for instance in nanoelectronics.


New E-Book Essays to Be Coolest

May 29, 2009 5:59 am | by Mark Long | News | Comments

UK-based startup Interead has unveiled a new e-book device that promises to apply pricing pressure to rival e-book products from Amazon and Sony.

GM Readies Itself for Chapter 11

May 29, 2009 5:38 am | by TOM KRISHER and KIMBERLY S. JOHNSON | News | Comments

The speed at which General Motors exits bankruptcy protection would depend a lot on the shape the company is in when it enters. GM has three more days to tidy up.

Wikipedia Bans Church of Scientology

May 29, 2009 4:52 am | by Cade Metz | News | Comments

In an unprecedented effort to crack down on self-serving edits, the Wikipedia supreme court has banned contributions from all IP addresses owned or operated by the Church of Scientology and its associates

Pentagon To Create Cyberspace Command Center

May 29, 2009 4:40 am | News | Comments

The Pentagon plans to create a new military command for cyberspace, stepping up preparations by the armed forces to conduct both offensive and defensive computer warfare. The military command will complement a civilian effort President Barack Obama plans to announce on Friday that will overhaul the way the United States safeguards its computer networks.

Software-Defined System Tests WiMAX Devices

May 28, 2009 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments introduced the NI Measurement Suite for Fixed WiMAX (IEEE 802.16-2004), a software suite that can be used to configure software-defined PXI RF measurement systems. With this suite, engineers can test WiMAX base stations and mobile subscriber stations as well as components such as


Thick Film Power Resistors Feature Power Dissipation of 300 W, 600 W, and 800 W

May 28, 2009 11:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. released 300-W, 600-W, and 800-W thick film power resistors featuring a small size and a broad range of resistance values. The LPS300, LPS600, and LPS800 devices are non-inductive (<0.1 µH) and provide a resistance range of 0.3 Ohms to 900 kOhms. Featuring

Snap Action Switch Features Surface Mount Termination

May 28, 2009 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch introduced the TS2 Series, subminiature switch featuring surface mount termination. Its small package size is designed for higher reliability applications and its SMT design suits it for many board-level applications. Specifications include

GM Bondholders May Support Sweetened Offer

May 28, 2009 8:41 am | by TOM KRISHER and KIMBERLY S. JOHNSON | News | Comments

General Motors Corp. said Thursday a committee of bondholders has agreed to a sweetened deal proposed by the U.S. government to erase the automaker's unsecured debt in exchange for company stock.

Microsoft Revamps Bing Search Engine

May 28, 2009 8:35 am | by by Bill Rigby and Derek Caney | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp is revamping its search engine to counter the dominance of Google Inc in the web search and related advertising business.

Isolated Converters Tout High Efficiency

May 28, 2009 8:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting military, avionics, and high-end industrial applications, the PowerlinePlus Series of DC/DC converters from Recom boast operating efficiencies of 90% and higher. The devices are available with ratings from 20 to 50 W.


USB Serial Converter Updates Legacy RS-232 Devices

May 28, 2009 8:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Provided in a DB-9 form-factor shell, the CE-USB integrated USB2.0-to-RS232 adapter can add a USB interface to legacy serial products without hardware or software redesign requirements.

Secure Connectors Provide Twist-Locking Feature

May 28, 2009 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

A fast-mate version of the 2-mm pitch J-Tek Datamate cable-to-cable, cable-to-board, and board-to-board connector family, the 101Lok Datamate connectors from Harwin require a 101-degree quarter turn to secure the retention device.


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