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The Tinker's Toolbox - Talking about TD-LTE with Richard Jacklin of Anite

April 25, 2011 9:20 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Richard Jacklin of Anite on his insights into the emerging TD-LTE standard.

Meter Series Intended for Extreme Environmental Conditions

April 25, 2011 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Corporation of America is pleased to announce the release of the first in a series of new meters, the Dura Meter Series. The first new meter, an elapsed time meter, combines a time meter assembly with a die cast aluminum NEMA 4X housing.

Low-Cost, Stabilized Pan-Tilts Announced

April 25, 2011 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

FLIR Motion Control Systems (MCS) announced the release of the new Inertial Stabilization Module (ISM) for its E-Series pan/tilt models. The E-Series ISM is an open architecture inertial stabilization option on high-performance MCS pan/tilts...

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Return to Zero - Treasure Trove

April 25, 2011 6:27 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a new comic strip for engineers, with lab humor and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

Transparent heaters serve outdoor, military or avionic applications

April 25, 2011 5:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dontech has introduced the Therma Klear Flex series of thin flexible transparent heaters for use in outdoor, military or avionic applications. Therma Klear Flex transparent heaters provide the warmth necessary to extend the operating temperature...

Direct Digital Synthesis ICs Deliver Power and Size Savings

April 25, 2011 4:58 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. today introduced direct digital synthesis (DDS) ICs that offer 30 percent lower power consumption and a 60 percent reduction in footprint than competing devices while operating over the extended temperature range of 40º C to 125º C.

The Tinker's Toolbox - a talk with Alex Lidow of EPC on GaN Technology

April 22, 2011 8:39 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Alex Lidow, founder of Efficient Power Conversion and a leader in GaN transistor technology. The company has recently released a family of enhancement-mode power transistors, based on its proprietary gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) technology.

Return to Zero - Heigh-Ho

April 22, 2011 8:14 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a new comic strip for engineers, with lab humor and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

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Encapsulated PCB Mount AC-DC Linear supply

April 22, 2011 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Calex Mfg. Co., Inc. of Concord California announces the Model 2.5.750, a low noise linear power supply which provides an output of +/-5 VDC @ 750 mA. The 2.5.750 can be powered by 100, 115, 220, 230 or 240VAC. The 2.5.750 is characterized by tight regulation...

8 Scenes That Prove Hollywood Doesn't Get Technology

April 22, 2011 4:58 am | Articles | Comments

Hilarious things happen when writers try to write characters who are smarter than themselves.

Cottage industrial

April 22, 2011 4:28 am | by Alix Paultre | Articles | Comments

Our history is full of plucky individuals taking great risks to achieve even greater successes, and we are at a point in time where the ability to create something completely new is easier than ever before. Technology convergence is both a disruptive challenge and a great opportunity.

Meeting the Demand for Complex Communications Design

April 21, 2011 8:56 am | by Jon Friedman, Aerospace and Defense Marketing Manager, MathWorks | Articles | Comments

Communications engineers today must design to accommodate changing missions, shorter product lifecycles, and increasing computer power. Using Model-Based Design, engineering teams developing advanced communications systems can collaborate...

Return to Zero - Switcheroo

April 21, 2011 8:55 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a new comic strip for engineers, with lab humor and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

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Making OpenVPX Work for Your Mil-Aero Application

April 21, 2011 8:44 am | by Justin Moll, Director of Marketing, Elma Bustronic | Articles | Comments

OpenVPX is a critical new open standard architecture that has gained rapid acceptance in the Mil/Aero embedded system community. However, the VITA 65 specification for OpenVPX is very complex, and there are potential pitfalls.

Imaging Detectors Are at The Heart of Challenging Space Instruments

April 21, 2011 8:27 am | by David Morris, e2v, www.e2v.com | Articles | Comments

Imaging detectors are at the heart of many of the most challenging space instruments. Whether it is the need to ‘see’ far off galaxies, or to help predict the Earth’s weather, the ability to capture an image is an essential prerequisite for a significant proportion of the space missions...

What the SiBeam Acquisition by Silicon Image Means

April 21, 2011 8:05 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Blogs | Comments

I've been asked multiple times about the meaning, from a technology and market perspective, of the acquisition of SiBeam by Silicon Image. The answer is very simple – 60GHz is not ready for high volume in consumer products for many years to come. Period.

Power Quality in Military Applications

April 21, 2011 7:17 am | by Ron Demcko, Application Engineering Manager at AVX Corp | Articles | Comments

Military electronics, whether land, air or sea based all require increased amounts of power due to functionality and mission profile expectations. An easy-to-relate example of this is the 20-pound battery load a soldier might carry for a three-day mission.

Achieving SWaP Reductions through Advanced Microelectronic Packaging Solutions

April 21, 2011 7:01 am | by Dave Moore, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, Steve Rosser, Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc. and Kim Blackwell, Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Today’s military electronics demand increased mobility and extended operational life. This enhanced product viability requires significant SWaP (size, weight, and power) reductions. Through advanced microelectronic packaging solutions available...

BeagleBoard at Embedded Linux Conference

April 21, 2011 6:04 am | Videos | Comments

In addition to the BeagleBoard hands-on workshop, the WLAN hacking workshop, many relevant conversations including topics like the eLinux wiki and Yocto, and various mentions in things like the game event, the following demonstrations were on display...

Return to Zero - Second Round

April 20, 2011 10:12 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a new comic strip for engineers, with lab humor and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

A Novel Way to Stop a Clicking Hard Disk

April 20, 2011 8:25 am | Videos | Comments

The person in the video shows how to stop a corrupted HD from clicking. Other tools can be used but this very novel solution has the advantage of being simple and directly effective.</

Omnetics' Bob Stanton talks Mini- and Nano-connector Technology

April 20, 2011 4:51 am | Videos | Comments

Bob Stanton, director of technology at Omnetics, highlights some of the focus industries of the company with several examples of their connector capabilities and custom solutions.

Contactor Exceeds 4.5 mio Insertions

April 20, 2011 4:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Multitest announces that its well-established ECON contactor once again has proven its superior cost of test. The contactor recently exceeded 4.5 mio insertions at an Asian test house.

Return to Zero - Robot Cover

April 19, 2011 6:57 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a new comic strip for engineers, with lab humor and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

Screened 19” rack cases feature good EMC performance

April 19, 2011 6:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The latest addition to Verotec’s family of 19 inch rack cases is the Veroshield 19” EMC screened version, which combines the ability to easily mount a wide range of electronic, electric and electro-mechanical equipment in a standard 19” enclosure with good EMC performance.

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