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High-speed 5 GS/s LXI digitizers available with up to eight fully synchronous channels

May 18, 2015 7:57 am | by Spectrum Instrumentation Corp. | Spectrum Instrumentation Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

For applications where fast electronic signals in the GHz range must be remotely acquired and analyzed, Spectrum has extended its popular digitizerNETBOX series of LXI based instruments by releasing eight new models. Available with two, four or eight fully synchronous channels the new units feature sampling rates up to 5 GS/s....

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The dying world of innovation

May 18, 2015 7:42 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Innovation is a word that gets thrown around at a lot of companies, but nobody understand more about innovation than Mike Rainone, founder and chief innovation officer at PCDworks, Inc. And, according to him, all those companies tossing out ideas about how to innovate? They’re doing it wrong.

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Adapter solution includes USB Billboard Device Class

May 18, 2015 7:27 am | by Cypress | Cypress | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced a complete silicon and software solution for USB Type-C to DisplayPort adapters (dongles). The EZ-PD CCG1-based Type-C to DisplayPort Cable solution enables connectivity between a USB Type-C receptacle and a DisplayPort (DP) or Mini DisplayPort (mDP) ...

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When will the 8K display market start?

May 18, 2015 7:02 am | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

UHD (4K) resolution is becoming mainstream in the high-end TV market. UHD TV panel shipments reached only 63K in 2012, but jumped to 19M in 2014. IHS forecasts 4K TV panel penetration will double in 2015, reaching 15%. Penetration is forecast to increase to ...

New mobile app expands the outreach of SAWBO videos

May 18, 2015 7:02 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Whether the need is to educate people in West Africa about preventing Ebola or to train farmers in Latin America on preventing postharvest loss, Scientific Animations without Borders has an app – and an animated video – for that. SAWBO, an initiative out of the University of Illinois that develops ...

Non-contact sensors monitor breathing and detect human presences

May 18, 2015 6:54 am | by Novelda AS | Product Releases | Comments

Novelda announced two sensor modules for detecting human presence and monitoring respiration, both based on its proprietary XeThru technology. These can detect presence just from the chest movement while breathing, and measure both the rate and depth of breathing, allowing breathing patterns to be ...

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Photos of the Day: Lightfair 2015

May 15, 2015 2:46 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Lightfair 2015, which took the event back to its home at the Javits Center in NYC, was all about the smart systems and integrated lighting solutions.

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IDC and poke-home connectors overcome challenges in harsh applications

May 15, 2015 11:48 am | by Tom Anderson, Connector Product Manager, AVX | Articles | Comments

Connecting wires to a printed circuit board (PCB) in demanding applications presents a challenge for connector manufacturers and design engineers meet the cost, size, and performance goals of a product. Connector manufacturers must keep developmental pace with customer demands....

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Safety technology might have prevented deadly Amtrak crash

May 15, 2015 10:55 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident that didn't have to happen. It could have been avoided if a long-sought safety technology had been operating on its tracks and trains....

In land of fakes, Chinese e-commerce giant sells trust

May 15, 2015 10:50 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Before he became a billionaire in e-commerce, Richard Liu was a failure. As a student, Liu started a restaurant in Beijing but went bankrupt. He blames employees who he said stole from him, and when he took a second stab at ...

Reddit enacts anti-harassment policy after user complaints

May 15, 2015 10:47 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Reddit, the online discussion forum known for its free-wheeling ethos, is enacting an anti-harassment policy while still trying to keep its roots as a place for free expression. Reddit said in a blog post Thursday that it is "unhappy with harassing behavior" on the site and its ...

Prying parents: Phone monitoring apps flourish in S. Korea

May 15, 2015 10:44 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Lee Chang-june can be miles from his 12-year-old son but still know when he plays a smartphone game. With the press of an app he can see his son's phone activity, disable apps or totally shut down the smartphone. The app, "Smart Sheriff," was funded by the South Korean government primarily ...

3 engineering urban myths

May 15, 2015 10:26 am | by JF Stackhouse, Engineerjobs.com | Blogs | Comments

Some standards last so long as to be de facto laws of design. Hull size for many cargo and military vessels is still influenced by decisions made on the Panama Canal project a century ago, for example, and the space community is essentially tied to technology path decisions....

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VCO operates at 3500 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 V-4.9 V

May 15, 2015 10:05 am | by Crystek Crystal | Crystek Crystal | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CCQ-3500-3500 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 3500 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 V-4.9 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -115 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +6 dBm. Engineered and manufactured in the USA ...

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Latest self-driving Google car heading to public streets

May 15, 2015 10:02 am | by DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The latest version of Google's self-driving car - a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel - will make its debut on public roads this summer, a significant step in the technology giant's mission to have driverless cars available to consumers in the next five years.

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