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2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Inphi wins for ICs

May 16, 2014 12:58 pm | Inphi Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The IN3214SZ from Inphi Corporation (Santa Clara, CA) is a quad linear driver designed to enable OEMs to implement more complex and flexible modulation formats that are capable of increasing the capacity of the long haul and metro networking infrastructure by up to a factor of four....

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Free iOS app designed for component search and selection

May 16, 2014 12:35 pm | Wurth Electronics Midcom, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Component manufacturer Würth Elektronik eiSos (Watertown, SD) has introduced a smartphone app for finding and selecting components using iOS devices. This universal app is compatible with all iOS versions and is optimized to run on iPhones and iPads. It is available to download free....

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Attenuator pads include full side wraps for SMT installation

May 16, 2014 12:24 pm | Product Releases | Comments

SemiGen, Inc. (Manchester, NH) announced that a series of fixed attenuator pads is now available from its RF Supply Center.  SemiGen’s advanced thin-film technology allows these attenuator pads to have full side wraps for SMT installation and a complete grounding backside for ease in attachment.

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Fast and curious: Electrons hurtle into the interior of a new class of quantum materials

May 16, 2014 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

As smartphones get smarter and computers compute faster, researchers actively search for ways to speed up the processing of information. Now, scientists at Princeton University have made a step forward in developing a new class of materials that could be used in future technologies....

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Department of Defense funds terahertz-range metamaterials research

May 16, 2014 12:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Metamaterials research having potential applications in high-speed data transmission, medical imaging and other kinds of imaging and remote sensing is the focus of a U.S. Department of Defense project funded for five years at $7.5 million. Penn State is part of this six-member Multi-University Research Initiative....

Glasses-free 3-D projector

May 16, 2014 12:17 pm | News | Comments

Over the past three years, researchers in the Camera Culture group at the MIT Media Lab have steadily refined a design for a glasses-free, multiperspective, 3-D video screen, which they hope could provide a cheaper, more practical alternative to holographic video in the short term

Russia's Proton-M rocket launch fails

May 16, 2014 12:15 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Russia's Proton-M booster rocket has failed and broken apart during a test launch, just months after a shake-up in the country's space agency that was meant to boost its dented image. The rocket, carrying a communications satellite, was launched early Friday....

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Senate: Firms must protect against malicious ads

May 16, 2014 12:14 pm | by JACK GILLUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Senate warned Google, Yahoo and other leading technology companies Thursday they need to better protect consumers from hackers exploiting their lucrative online advertising networks or risk new legislation that would force them to do so. In a new investigative report, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations said hackers in some cases are infecting computers using software or programming commands....

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The "Talk of the Town" from EDS 2014

May 16, 2014 12:10 pm | by ECN Staff | Blogs | Comments

Global economic development, rising Internet traffic, and the ubiquitous popularity of mobile devices are among key societal trends driving design innovation and industry growth. As consumers, we want smaller, more powerful devices with near limitless functionality....

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Grid resistors offer high power ratings to 6.5 kW

May 16, 2014 11:33 am | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (Malvern, PA) introduced a new series of high-power, high-current grid resistors. Vishay Milwaukee GRE1 devices combine high power ratings to 6.5 kW and high operating temperatures to +400 °C with…

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Politician proposes hoverboard lanes in city budget

May 16, 2014 11:29 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Though it seems like transportation talk of future is looking only towards improved public transportation and driverless cars, Washington D.C. councilwoman Mary Cheh things we should be investing in a different type of transport option: hoverboards.

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National Instruments announces next-generation 5G collaboration with Nokia

May 16, 2014 9:58 am | News | Comments

NI announced that it’s working with Nokia’s Networks business to collaborate on advanced research related to fifth generation (5G) wireless technologies such as exploring peak data rates and cell-edge rates in excess of 10 Gbps and 100 Mbps, respectively....

Photos of the Day: AUVSI's Unmanned Systems 2014

May 16, 2014 9:42 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems 2014, in sunny Orlando, Florida, was a veritable bonanza for cool aerospace and military hardware. Here’s some of the cooler unmanned systems I came across in my meanderings....

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Impedance analyzers offer flexible frequency options

May 16, 2014 9:17 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) introduced the Agilent E4990A and E4991B impedance analyzers, designed for R&D, quality assurance and inspection engineers characterizing and evaluating passive electronic components, semiconductor devices and materials.

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Non-magnetic SMA connectors tested to within the sensitivity of the handheld fluxgate magnetometer

May 16, 2014 8:52 am | Coaxial Components Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Coaxial Components Corp. (Stuart, FL) recently introduced a truly non-magnetic SMA connector series in response to the growing medical equipment industry. In the past, ferromagnetic steel connectors left trace quantities of magnetic material present in the strike layers or as material impurities....

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