View this email in your browser. JULY 15 IN THIS ISSUE BLOG The best way to deal with harsh environments 2015 R&D 100 Awards & Technology Conference. NEWS Pentagon eyes airborne lasers for missile defense NEWS Nanoscale light-emitting device has big profile NEWS 3-D printers poised to have major implications for food manufacturing NEWS Battery second use offsets electric vehicle expenses, improves grid stability Learn new strategies for your research as you engage with the world's most successful innovators at the 2015 R&D 100 Awards & Technology Conference. Elevate your level of knowledge, expertise, and increase your productivity and successful outcomes. MORE INFO FEATURED STORY Pluto close-up: Spacecraft makes flyby of icy, mystery world We've made it to Pluto by NASA's calculations, the last stop on a planetary tour of the solar system a half-century in the making... Share Sensing Elements for Current Measurements There are many choices of sensing elements to measure current to a load. No one sensor is the perfect solution because for every positive about a sensing element, there's a drawback. This paper provides an in-depth analysis of three types of current sensing elements. MORE INFO PRODUCT Voltage Controlled Oscillator operates from 271 MHz to 310 MHz Crystek's CVCO55FL-0271-0310 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 271 MHz to 310 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V~4.5 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -114 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +0 dBm... FULL STORY NEWS Improving advanced composite materials for aircraft A University of Texas at Arlington professor is collaborating with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. through a $1.35 million grant to design more durable materials and accelerate their implementation in composite aircraft... FULL STORY The Impact of Counterfeit Components Counterfeit components put design engineers at risk. Depending on which stage of development counterfeits are recognized and exposed, they come at quite a cost. Is the problem with counterfeit components improving? ADVERTISEMENT ! APPLICATIONS " PRODUCTS " ENG. UPDATE IMPACT AWARDS " RESOURCES " FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS COMPANY PROFILE SEARCH LOG IN REGISTER Product Releases ADVERTISEMENT Voltage Controlled Oscillator operates from 271 MHz to 310 MHz Fri, 07/10/2015 - 9:53am by Crystek Corporation Get today's electronic OEM design headlines and news - Sign up now! Crystek's CVCO55FL-0271-0310 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 271 MHz to 310 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V~4.5 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -114 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +0 dBm. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, the model CVCO55FL-0271-0310 is packaged in the industrystandard 0.5-in. x 0.5-in. SMD package. Input voltage is typ. 5V, with a max. current consumption of 5 mA. Pulling and Pushing are minimized to 2.0 MHz and 1.0 MHz/V, respectively. Second harmonic suppression is -15 dBc typical. The CVCO55FL-0271-0310 is ideal for use in applications such as digital radio equipment, fixed wireless access, satellite communications systems, and base stations. For more information, visit www.crystek.com.