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RF switch attenuators provide up to 6 GHz

January 30, 2014 1:24 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fairview Microwave (Allen, TX) has released a new line of compact hot-switchable variable attenuators. RF attenuators are used to reduce the amplitude of an electronic signature in many common electronic scenarios including lab testing equipment, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and power and signal monitoring systems.

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Engineering Update Episode #43: A 3-story, 755 passenger concept plane

January 30, 2014 11:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this week's episode of the Engineering Update: A 3-story, 755 passenger concept plane: The SkyWhale might not sound like the greatest name in the world for an airplane, but it's a pretty apt description for this flying beast. A minesweeping robot: Unfortunately, the task of clearing the mines is often prohibitively expensive or complicated....

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10 GHz bandwidth socket features less than 1dB of insertion loss

January 30, 2014 10:35 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics (Eagan, MN) has recently introduced a new high performance elastomer socket for 0.5mm pitch QFN package. The SG-MLF-7079 socket is designed for an 8mmx8mmx0.8mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss.

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Two-wire pressure transmitter designed for industrial field service

January 30, 2014 10:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

The BelGAS division of Marsh Bellofram Corporation (Newell, West Virginia) introduced the global market introduction of its Type 5000 explosion-proof two-wire pressure transmitter, expressly designed for industrial field service. Designed for maximum durability, the compact, rugged, and reliable Marsh Bellofram BelGAS Type 5000 P/I transducer is a two-wire device....

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Laser diodes offer optical output power up to 700mW

January 30, 2014 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

ProPhotonix Limited (Salem, New Hampshire) announces the addition of four new visible laser diodes from Oclaro that they will distribute, including the HL63193MG, HL63153AT, HL63163DG, and the HL40041MG. The new HL63193MG offers high optical output power (700mW) at a wavelength of 638nm....

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Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC unveils new National Guard ambulance

January 30, 2014 12:00 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center in Illinois, rolled out the newest Humvee ambulance, Tuesday....

Ultra-low loss materials serve applications over 100 Gbps

January 29, 2014 5:21 pm | Isola Group S.a.r.l. | Product Releases | Comments

Isola Group S.a.r.l. (Chandler, AZ) announced that it has begun alpha testing of Tachyon, its new ultra-low loss product that is engineered to reduce insertion loss on high-speed digital designs. It is specifically being targeted for high-layer count backplanes for the growing 100 gigabit per second (Gbps) market that has channel data rates in excess of 25 Gbps.

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Coupled flatwire inductor designed for high-performance switching regulators

January 29, 2014 5:03 pm | Wurth Electronics Midcom, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

High-performance switching regulators require powerful inductors with stable inductance and soft saturation to cope with high currents. Würth Elektronik eiSos (Watertown, SD) has developed the WE-CFWI range of coupled flatwire inductors. The windings can be connected in series and in parallel.

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Review: Beats Music proves it has some heart with playlists compiled by warm-blooded humans

January 29, 2014 4:58 pm | by Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press | News | Comments

There's no shortage of music subscription services that offer unlimited streaming for a monthly fee. The conceit of the latest offering, Beats Music, is that its playlists and other recommendations are curated by warm-blooded humans, not robots.

Facebook 4th-quarter earnings, revenue surpass expectations, stock jumps

January 29, 2014 4:53 pm | by New York, Associated Press | News | Comments

 Facebook says its earnings and revenue continued to grow in the latest quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations on both fronts as it expanded the number of users and the amount of money it makes on mobile ads. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based social networking company earned...

AC/DC power supplies offer international compliance and low leakage current

January 29, 2014 4:49 pm | Sunpower UK | Product Releases | Comments

Sunpower (Berkshire, England) has announced its new MSP-600 series of AC/DC medical enclosed type power supplies. These 600 W products comprise an extension to Sunpower’s well-established MSP-100, MSP-200, MSP-300 and MSP-450 series.

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Review: Beats Music proves it has some heart with playlists compiled by warm-blooded humans

January 29, 2014 4:37 pm | by Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press | News | Comments

There's no shortage of music subscription services that offer unlimited streaming for a monthly fee. The conceit of the latest offering, Beats Music, is that its playlists and other recommendations are curated by warm-blooded humans, not robots.

Globalcon

January 29, 2014 3:39 pm | Events

Decision makers from business, industry and government must now seek integrated energy solutions — solutions which assure both a secure and affordable energy supply to meet today's and tomorrow's needs, and effective management of energy and overall operational costs.

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Israel seeks to export cyber tech, despite risk

January 29, 2014 3:06 pm | by Daniel Estrin - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a bold initiative this week calling on tech giants and Western powers to band together to protect the world from cyber-attacks, vowing to relax export restrictions normally placed on security-related technologies so Israeli cyber-defense...

Step-down regulator in 3mm x 4mm QFNNow offered in H grade & military MP grade to +150°C

January 29, 2014 2:39 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) announces new high reliability H grade and military MP grade versions of the LTC3612, a high efficiency, 4MHz synchronous buck regulator that incorporates a constant frequency, current mode architecture. The device can deliver up to 3A of continuous output current....

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