Zarlink Semiconductor and Agilent have announced a multi-source agreement intended to create a common standard for pluggable 4-channel parallel optic transceiver modules that offer an aggregate bandwidth of up to 10 Gb/s.
Backplane Systems Technology has released Axiom's 8.4" TFT industrial panel PC, the Panel 1080-845. It has been designed for HMIs (human machine interfaces), industrial control, transportation and other space critical applications.
BOC's fibre optics solutions group has patented a helium recovery system capable of capturing and recycling more than 85% of the helium used in optical fibre production
Miteq's line of gold standard resistors and terminations offer design features such as: good broadband VSWR; reliable construction; nickel, silver and gold plating; welded leads; and copper and copper/tungsten mounting flanges.
Semrock has made available a line of erbium-doped fibres. The fibre portfolio consists of both C-Band and L-Band fibres, in 125 and 80 micron cladding diameters.
By creating superconducting nanowires using carbon nanotube molecules, researchers at the University of Illinois are investigating just how small a wire can become and remain a superconductor
Sandisk and Toshiba have announced the creation of a mobile commerce (MC) extension standard for flash memory cards. The standard will enable the implementation of security functions in addition to the standard memory features that are already supported by such cards.
The Oliver Control 1000 series switch joysticks comes with options such as screw or bush mounting, single or double pole configuration and a choice of operation mode, which is determined by limiter plates featuring, single axis, double axis, cross, diagonal and eight point star.
Physicists at the Institute for Microstructural Sciences (Ottawa) have created a prototype of a single-spin transistor, that consists of a quantum dot connected to spin-polarised leads.