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Samtec Introduces New VITA 57.4-compliant FMC+ Loopback Cards

Solutions Provide Convenient Testing and Validation Platform for FPGA Carrier Cards

Samtec, a privately held $662MM global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, proudly announces the release of the two new VITA 57.4-compliant FMC+ Loopback Cards. These new solutions provide FPGA designers easy to use loopback options for testing low-speed and high-speed multi-gigabit transceivers on any FPGA development board or FPGA carrier card.

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Polar enhances Speedstack Si with fully integrated insertion loss field solver

Visit Polar at Productronica 2017 Stand A1.555 or B3.138

Polar Instruments - a specialist provider of tools for PCB design, fabrication and test – announces a major enhancement for Speedstack Si at Productronica.  Speedstack Si 2018 edition now contains an integrated insertion loss field solver – which lets the user both design and add comprehensive insertion loss graphs and stackup specification into Speedstack’s professional report engine.

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Z-zero launches Z-planner

Z-zero launches Z-planner and Field Solver Sandbox for PCB Stackup Design

Z-zero announced today the launch of two new software products —Z-planner, for PCB stackup design and materials selection; and Field Solver Sandbox, for quick, accurate impedance and insertion–loss results. Z-planner is a field-solver based PCB stackup planning and materials selection tool that’s optimized for hardware engineering teams that may or may not be familiar with the exhaustive details of the laminate and PCB-fabrication processes.

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NI Announces New PXI FlexRIO Architecture With Xilinx Kintex UltraScale Technology

The new PXI FlexRIO Digitizers and PXI FlexRIO Coprocessor Modules drive custom hardware solutions without the need for custom design

NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve engineering challenges, announced today a new PXI FlexRIO architecture that integrates mezzanine I/O modules with Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGAs.

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PPI Custom Assemblies


Passive Plus, Inc. (PPI) offers Custom Capacitor Assemblies for high power requirements. Typical assemblies are configured in series and/or parallel combinations, producing higher voltage/current handling capabilities, extended capacitance range and tighter tolerances.

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Maxim Integrated Empowering Automotive Design Innovation at ELIV 2017

At the international VDI Congress ELIV (Electronics In Vehicles) in Bonn, Germany (October 18-19, 2017), Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) will demonstrate how it empowers automotive design innovation through unique mixed signal and analog solutions for the car of the future. Designing tomorrow’s vehicles calls for technology that keeps up with increasing demands for greater safety and connectivity.

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Spectrum digitiser is key

Spectrum Instrumentation's digitizer helping to break world record

Digitiser provides sub-nanosecond precision

The International MegaGauss Science Laboratory, part of the Institute Solid State Physics (ISSP) at the University of Tokyo, is attempting to set a new world record for the highest ever, indoor magnetic field. To do this, the ISSP needed to improve the precision of the firing processes with sub-nanosecond measurements and has installed a Spectrum Instrumentation digitiser to achieve this.

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