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RF Switch Supports Frequencies Down to 10 MHz

August 4, 2009 1:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

With support for frequencies down to 10 MHz, the UPG2405T6Q RF switch from California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is designed for numerous wireless applications, including Near Field Communications (NFC), RFID, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and ZigBee/802.15.4. Features include

Gearhead Provides Load Carrying Capacity of 10 N

August 4, 2009 12:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

With continuous torque of 0.05 Nm, the R08 Planetary Gearhead from Portescap provides radial load carrying capacity of up to 10 N. The standard gearbox is available from 4 to 256 ratios which can be further extended to higher ratios of 4096. The R08 can be coupled with Brush DC, Brushless and Stepper motors


Modules Simplify RF Designs

August 4, 2009 10:01 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Ready-to-use wireless modules provide a way to quickly get a design "on the air" when engineers find RF circuits and communication protocols fall outside their areas of expertise. Even when engineers have RF experience, a module still might make sense from the perspective of saved time and money.


Miniature Molded Case Circuit Breakers Offer High Interrupting Capacity

August 4, 2009 8:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Altech UL489 AC miniature molded case circuit breakers offer the highest 14 kA short circuit interrupting capacity in the industry, according to the company, and are available up to 20 A in the C trip curve. These breakers perform in applications such as

Cable Assemblies Feature 1.15:1 VSWR Through 6 GHz

August 4, 2009 8:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electronic Assembly Manufacturing, Inc. (EAM) announced the availability of LMR cable assemblies featuring low VSWR. Measured performance for a 0.600-in.-diameter, Type N assembly exhibits VSWR that remains below 1.15:1 for a frequency range through 6 GHz. The cable assemblies also offer

Three-Phase Line Filters Weigh Less

August 4, 2009 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suitable for demanding power applications such as UPS, medical, telecommunication, and data center systems, the 3-phase 480-VAC FMAC and FMBC ECO line filters from Schurter address EMC problems and are produced without potting compound to reduce weight.


Electronic Locking Swing Handle Enhances Remote Access Security

August 4, 2009 7:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Southco H3-EM electronic locking swing handle offers efficient electronic access security to datacenter cabinets and industrial enclosures across industries. Designed as an electronic locking platform for indoor applications, the H3-EM can be

PayPal Outage Frustrates Merchants, Consumers

August 4, 2009 7:32 am | News | Comments

PayPal suffered periodic breakdowns that crimped Internet sales for more than four hours Monday. The main outage occurred from 1:30 p.m. EDT through 2:30 p.m. when PayPal was unable to process any transactions worldwide, according to company spokesman Anuj Nayar. The online payment service continued to experience scattered problems until about 6:10 p.m EDT.


Rural Hospital Hinging Future on Federal Incentive

August 4, 2009 7:28 am | News | Comments

Electronic medical records are a life-or-death issue at Sac-Osage Hospital - not necessarily just for the patients, but for the hospital itself. Facing a budget shortfall, the 47-bed hospital in rural western Missouri is borrowing nearly $1 million to pitch its paper medical charts and purchase a state-of-the-art electronic health records system.


Government intervention may stifle tech industry

August 4, 2009 7:18 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

On October 20, 2005 Congress passed the Digital Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005. The act mandated the cessation of analog broadcasting by February 18, 2009, and the subsequent reign of digital. The program floundered, leaving the public woefully unprepared for the February deadline. This example illustrates how badly the government can mangle an enterprise.


Current Sensor Suits Portable Apps

August 4, 2009 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in ratings from 1 mO to 50 mO, the PF1206 low-resistance current sensor from Yageo is designed for mini portable device applications.

Flexible Transducers Designed for Low-Pressure Applications

August 4, 2009 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in voltage, current, and radiometric output versions, with a variety of connectors, pressure fittings and mating connectors, the 3300 Series of pressure transducers from Gems is designed for low-pressure applications such as chemical sterilizers, autoclaves, pneumatics, HVAC&R, pumps and compressors.

NJ Man is First to be Charged With Web Name Theft

August 4, 2009 4:28 am | by VICTOR EPSTEIN, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

A northern New Jersey man is charged with stealing a prime piece of Internet real estate and reselling it to basketball player Mark Madsen in one of the nation's first prosecutions of a suspected domain name thief. Daniel Goncalves, 25, of Union, hacked into an online account belonging to one of the owners of the domain name, New Jersey State Police said Monday.


Brainstorm: Alternative Fuels Part 2

August 3, 2009 12:59 pm | Articles | Comments

What’s the best way to advance alternative energy research? With government grants, free market solutions, or something else?


Thermal Management Software Builds Models Entirely From Intelligent Objects

August 3, 2009 10:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Future Facilities has introduced its 6SigmaET electronic cooling software. It is capable of building the model entirely from intelligent objects which speeds up model creation, enables automatic gridding and simplifies post-processing. It supports the


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