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Wide-frequency universal clocks offer ultra-low jitter

April 24, 2014 4:48 pm | Exar | Product Releases | Comments

Exar Corporation (Fremont, CA) announced an addition to its range of telecommunications timing products with a new family of Universal Clocks. The XR811xx series offers a wide range of output frequencies from 10MHz to 1.5GHz, with ultra-low phase noise jitter of less than 200fs....

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Wide-band, unmatched transistor enables efficiencies up to 77%

April 24, 2014 4:40 pm | Rfmw Ltd, Triquint Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the T2G6001528-SG from TriQuint. This wide band, unmatched transistor offers up to 15W P3dB of power from DC to 6GHz. GaN on SiC HEMT enables efficiencies up to 77%. Other features include....

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SOIC to DIP adapters offer competitive pricing and lead-free options

April 24, 2014 4:23 pm | Advanced Interconnections Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Interconnections Corp. (West Warwick, RI) recently reduced pricing on the 4414 Series SOIC to DIP Adapters. Whether you're battling device obsolescence or need a pluggable device for easy in-field replacement, SOIC to DIP Adapters from Advanced Interconnections now fit your board and your budget....

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Two-watt DC-DC converter suits "high/low" side IGBT drive applications

April 24, 2014 4:12 pm | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata (Mansfield, MA) announced the MGJ2 series of 2-Watt high-isolation dual-output DC/DC converters from Murata Power Solutions. These compact encapsulated devices are suitable for powering "high side" and "low side" gate drives in bridge circuits using insulated-gate bipolar transistors....

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Designers of Things 2014

April 24, 2014 3:43 pm | Events

You're a designer. A developer. A maker, entrepreneur and innovator. You're shaping the future of Wearable Tech, 3D Printing and the Internet of Things, and you belong at the Designers of Things Conference. Three of the most revolutionary topics in future tech come together on September 23 & 24 in San Francisco, CA at Designers of Things 2014....

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Fully integrated hardware/software platform designed for for THz materials characterization

April 24, 2014 2:23 pm | Lake Shore Cryotronics | Product Releases | Comments

Lake Shore’s (Westerville, OH) new 8500 Series THz system is a fully integrated hardware/software platform for characterization of electronic, magnetic and chemical materials. The system uses non-contact THz-frequency energy and an integrated low-temperature, high-field cryostat....

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Handheld TDR locates faults on mixed paired metallic cables

April 24, 2014 2:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Megger (Norristown, PA) now offers a handheld time domain reflectometer (TDR) that locates faults on mixed paired metallic cables. The CFL535G can test the capabilities of connections and locate faults for up to 12 miles (20 km). This high resolution, compact TDR features dual channel capability and dual aspect display....

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'Double-duty' electrolyte enables new chemistry for longer-lived batteries

April 24, 2014 1:31 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new and unconventional battery chemistry aimed at producing batteries that last longer than previously thought possible. In a study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society...

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Researchers discover new genetic brain disorder in humans

April 24, 2014 1:27 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A newly identified genetic disorder associated with degeneration of the central and peripheral nervous systems in humans, along with the genetic cause, is reported in the April 24, 2014 issue of Cell. The findings were generated by two independent but collaborative scientific teams, one based primarily at Baylor College of Medicine and the Austrian Academy of Sciences....

Droplet lens

April 24, 2014 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Australian scientists have invented a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens that can transform a smart phone into a high-resolution microscope. Costing less than a cent, the lenses promise a revolution in science and medicine in developing countries and remote areas....

Photos of the Day: The Cyborgbeast 3D-printed hand

April 24, 2014 1:17 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

3D Universe created a 3D-printed hand it calls the Cyborgbeast. The company targeted Jose Delgado, Jr., a 53-year old who was born without most of his left hand. Delgado had previously relied on a myoelectric version that costs $42,000. But the 3D-printed e-NABLE Hand only costs about $50....

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How a plant beckons the bacteria that will do it harm

April 24, 2014 1:13 pm | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

A common plant puts out a welcome mat to bacteria seeking to invade, and scientists have discovered the mat's molecular mix. The study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals new targets during the battle between microbe and host that researchers can...

Light guide enhancements offer increased flexibility

April 24, 2014 1:02 pm | Global Lighting Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Global Lighting Technologies (Brecksville, OH) has increased its capabilities to include non-linear curved light extraction technologies, enabling the design of more complex light guides. This new product capability was made possible by two developments....

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Engineering Update Episode 55 bloopers

April 24, 2014 10:26 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Who says ECN's editors can't have a bit of fun? Enjoy these bumbles, stumbles, and hilarious outtakes from the latest edition of ECN's premier video series, Engineering Update. Thanks to Technical Editor Jason Lomberg and Managing Editor Kasey Panetta for being such great sports!

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Engineering Update #55: The 3D-printed creation that replaced a $42,000 prosthetic

April 24, 2014 10:13 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Jeremy Simon from 3D universe was able to create a 3D-printed hand that he calls the Cyborgbeast. It's a completely mechanical device made from ABS plastic with a series of flexible cords that allow it to act like a real hand. It turned out so well that the patient says he prefers it for day-to-day use....

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