APC announced the NetShelter SX 1200 mm Deep Enclosure, a complement to its existing NetShelter SX enclosures. The enclosure offers an innovative cable management design, including an additional pair of cable channels at the rear of the enclosure to enable organization of more power and data cables. These rear cable channels also offer additional room at the back of the enclosure to mount power distribution and enable the mounting of as many as four vertical rack power distribution units (PDUs) on one side of the enclosure
PEM announced the type SFP self-clinching fasteners which are suited for flush-mount attachment applications where corrosion resistance may be required. These fasteners permanently join two metal sheets to create a flush-attachment connection without protrusions on either side and can serve as practical alternatives for rivets or welding. Their rotational capability extends application potential by enabling a single fastener to act as a hardened pivot point.
Op-Ed: Two years ago, while editing a non-ECN technology newsletter, I stumbled onto this headline: "CRM School: A ray of hope for mentally retarded children." I wasn't sure whether to laugh or be offended because it sounded so strange. The hyperlink went to an Indian domain, which gave it credibility, but was this a joke, or a tale of some slimy corporation, or what?
ON Semiconductor announces its HighQ copper (Cu) on silicon (Si) integrated passive device (IPD) manufacturing services. This 8" wafer technology is suitable for the production of passive devices such as baluns, couplers and filters that are used in portable and wireless applications where higher performance equates to longer battery life.
Microlab/FXR announces its low cost BK-26N diplexer to separate or combine all the cellular wireless frequency bands from the WiMAX and WiFi bands above 3 GHz. With the 'Tuned-by-Design' approach, unit price is kept low by elimination of the high cost of manual tuning used in conventional designs, while still maintaining low loss and
Link Microtek releases its shortform catalog that details a range of microwave and RF components, assemblies and sub-systems manufactured in-house. Concentrating mainly on waveguide products, this 36-page full-color catalog covers adapters, attenuators, couplers, filters, horn antennas, ortho-mode transducers, rotary joints, subsystems, TEM cells, terminations and waveguide hardware in both rectangular and double-ridge styles.
TT electronics IRC Advanced Film Division releases a high frequency products catalog of line terminators and attenuators that includes both chip and flanged high power RF and microwave devices. Constructed on aluminum nitride and aluminum oxide substrates, the microwave terminators and attenuators are also being specified for RF test equipment, circulators and isolators, power splitters, cell base stations, satellite communications, wireless communications, broadband RF
Crystek's CVCO55CW-0100-0200 VCO operates from 100 MHz to 200 MHz with a control voltage range of 0V~5V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -108 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset. The device is packaged in the industry standard 0.5" × 0.5" SMD package. Input voltage is 5.0 V, with a max current consumption of 25 mA. Pulling and Pushing are minimized to 2.0 MHz and 2.0 MHz/V, respectively. Second harmonic suppression is
Productive Product: It’s tough to say exactly what the word “Zonbu” implies. Is it: A., the name of a millionaire’s estate, B. an unpopular central-African republic, C. some kind of vegetarian dessert, or D., just a made-up word because all the good names for a high-tech company are taken?
Power Sources Unlimited announces the TRG30R series of 30W external power supplies, which meet the July 2008 Level IV, global energy requirements of the California Energy Commission and Energy Star in a compact 4.24" × 2.27" × 1.32" package. They also feature Interchangeable AC input. The series has a 90V AC to 264V AC input, and offers fully regulated, single output models ranging from 9V DC to 24V DC.
Aries Electronics introduced its line of RoHS-compliant flat pin staked flex jumpers, which are suitable for any application where a signal is jumped from one board location to another. The jumper series 171, 172 and 173 combine thin, flexible, solid copper conductors embedded between layers of tough, flexible, flame retardant insulation. With a polyimide covering and acrylic adhesive, the RoHS-compliant jumper series, equipped with flame retardant cable, can withstand extreme temperatures.
Anadigm has introduced AnadigmFilter1, the first in a family of chipsets using its dynamically programmable dpASP and a state machine. This dynamically programmable ASP incorporates a universal analog filter architecture that provides the designer with frequency options from DC to 600 kHz, using a 6th order filter. Low pass, band pass, high pass or band stop circuits can be quickly implemented
Edmunds Optics introduced TECHSPEC Elliptical Plate Beamsplitters which are designed to maximize beamsplitting efficiency while minimizing valuable mounting space. When the beamsplitter is orientated at 45° in the optical path, it creates a circular aperture equal to the diameter of the minor axis. The beamsplitters are available in two thicknesses: 1.0 mm for ultra-tight spaces, or 3.0 mm with an improved surface accuracy of
Op-Ed: Apple Inc. co-founder and legendary hacker Steve Wozniak recently found a new passion in energy-efficient housing. Last month he told PC World magazine, "I have a long dream to build my own house in a very energy-efficient approach," and here at ECN we thought you'd like to know more. So we interviewed Woz by email. Here is a transcript
Productive Product: What happens when you combine carbon nanotubes and electrolytes, embedded in paper? You create a flexible battery which can be molded into any shape and even cut with scissors, according to faculty and students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Center for Biotechnology.