Fairview Microwave,a leading provider of high-quality RF and microwave components including, adapters, connecters, attenuators, coaxial cables, and terminators, just announced the release of its not 16 voltage-controlled oscillator models. This model covers bands from 10 MHz to 4350 MHz. An oscillator which just generates voltages by nonmechanical means. The new model is unlike the old traditional one single fixed frequency microwave. The VCO’s allow the frequency of the output signal to vary significantly by adjusting amplitude of tuning voltage. These RF components are used in military electronics, meaning they are heavy duty, reliable and work fantastically. These RF components are also used in SATCOM test and measurement and wireless communications.


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TE Connectivity, a leader in creating innovate ideas for some of the world’s largest challenges, recently announced its creation of a wet-mate connecter that is suitable for subsea control systems. This innovation is huge in the electronic parts world. A wet mate connecter is an electric component used in marine exploration, gas and oil industries, and renewable energy. These brand new HydraElectric wet-made connecters feature a modular construction that enables many different configurations. These configurations can be put together with a minimum number of components. This riveting design showcases industry standard panel, bulkhead and a stab plate interface. This design allows customers to upgrade, exchange or modify existing hardware with little effort. It also offers a corrosion resistance so that the part has a longer lifespan and has less issues for the customer, which makes it more cost effective.


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Kemet has discovered a way to be to increase the life of their electrolytic capacitors. Creating what is known to be the markets first COTs model polymer capacitor to withstand a rough environment such as weather and humidity. This newly improved component is said to have a maximum life of 1000- hour life test option.


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A nonprofit organization by the name of Vitamin Angels out of Los Angeles, CA is on rise to expand the knowledge of health to third world countries. The Angels are an organization that helps provide essential vitamins to malnutrition parts of the world. Currently have helped over 52 million women and children in approximate 66 countries worldwide. Their current goal has been to expand the knowledge of basic health principles helping train local health workers of those regions. In doing so the Angels have collaborated with modern training company Torrence Learning to help with the wide spread of knowledge. The standard USB drives have been estimated to cost the company around 2 to 4 US dollars in price, averaging a total of 92,000$ US dollars for the project to date.


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Electronics banned from cabins on some Middle Eastern and African flights to U.S. : Airlines that fly from evident countries in the Middle East and Africa to the United States will soon demand passengers to check in all if not some of their electronic devices than to carry them into the cabin said a U.S. official. Also stating that this will affect some airlines flying into the U.S.


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Apple is in the mean of a hiring frenzy for engineers specializing in graphics technologies for a new “graphics team” to be based in London. The Californian tech giant is currently advertising at least 11 hardware engineering roles at its new UK Design Centre, based in London. They are designed to work on the development of GPUs in what the job ads describe as a “newly formed graphics team”.

The job ads on Apple’s corporate careers website have been posted on multiple times between December 2016 up to just last week. Apple has informed Imagination Technologies that it plans to stop using Imaginations GPU technologies.


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Engineers from the University of Utah created a revelation of a new material that could one day facilitate jewelry and body heat to generate enough electricity to power a body sensor, or enable a cooking pan to charge a cell phone. The team found that a combination of the chemical elements calcium, cobalt and terbium can create a powerful, inexpensive and bio-friendly material that can generate electricity through a thermoelectric process involving heat and cold air. The material is said to need less than a one-degree difference in temperature to produce a noticeable voltage.


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Researchers have recently developed a low-voltage comparator circuit at the University of Bristol that could not only reduce stand by power, but eliminate it. The new low-threshold voltage analog comparator will only require picowatts to activate the circuitry. One of the lead researchers are the University of Bristol stated the circuit, which is still under patent approval, uses many thresholds and devices and allows high vin maximum of 20V and voltage thresholds for detection down even below 0.5V. They’ve also developed state of the art power saving strategies that will almost eliminate static current through the device. Below 100 picoamps is the off-state leakage.


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Socionext has announced in April they will be sampling a 4th generation version of their SC1810 Series graphics display controllers. The Fujitsu-Panasonic SoC jv will be incorporating the first hardware accelerator that is compatible and conforms with the KhronosTM Group’s computer vision API OpenVXTM. Low power, high performance has always been Socionext’s aim for image recognitiionsolutions for embedded home, industrial and automotive systems.


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There was an article posted on New Electronics on February 14, 2017 that talks about FPGA having a high data rate and low power capability. The FPGA from Microsemi has their Polarfire which has the ability to boast 12.7 gbit/s with its transceiver while also consuming less power which is less than 90 mW at 10Gbit/s speeds. Here is what Bruce Meyer, the vice president and business unit manager at Microsemi, has to say about the FPGA. “For the first time, we can offer a non-volatile FPGA that features 10Gbit/s transceivers and which provides tangible power and cost benefits over SRAM FPGAs.”


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