View this email in your browser. OCT 02 PD&D MD In This Issue NEWS Today in Engineering History: Soyuz TM-13 Launches with Paying Passengers Robust Circuit Breaker and Metal Switch Combination NEWS Vroom: Famed Collection of Gas Signs, Pumps to Be Auctioned NEWS Lightweight F-35 Pilots Barred from Flight Due to Ejection Seat Worries NEWS Product Design Salaries Increased Slightly This Year NEWS Feds: Proposed Pipeline Rules Could Have Prevented Accidents SHURTER's T12-MSM is a unique combination of reliable circuit breaker and robust metal pushbutton switch. Rated 50 mA - 16 A, switching voltage 240 VAC/28 VDC. Vandal proof design, IP 64 ingress protection & IK 07 impact resistance. LEARN MORE NEWS U.S. Regulator Missed Its Best Chance to Catch VW Cheating Featured Story Water Propelled Board Sends You Flying 40 Ft. speak, drive cars through them. U.S. regulators only... Full Story NEWS Educational Robot Snaps Together Without Connectors A new educational robot kit, now fully funded on Kickstarter, creates modular machines that help kids learn to code. The Robo Wunderkind is built around a core system module that contains an ARM Cortex-A8 processor... Full Story PRODUCT RELEASE Lightweight Explosive Ordnance Disposal Suit Morgan Advanced Materials has announced a lightweight explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) suit, the Silverback 4020 Elite suit, from its Composites & Defense Systems business. The suit gives users ... Full Story PRODUCT RELEASE 3,400 MHz Voltage Controlled Oscillator Crystek Corporation has announced the CVCO55CC3400-3400 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator), operating at 3,400 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 to about 4.9 V. The VCO features a... Full Story NEWS U.S. Regulator Missed Its Best Chance to Catch VW Cheating More than a decade ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency helped develop a technology that ultimately was used by an independent laboratory to catch Volkswagen's elaborate cheating on... Full Story ADVERTISEMENT Safari Power Saver Click to Start Flash Plug-in CHANNELS TOPICS WATCH 271-310 MHz Voltage Controlled Oscillator Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:53am by PD&D Staff Crystek Corporation (Ft. Myers, FL) has announced its CVCO55FL-02710310 VCO (Voltage Controlled EVENTS Oscillator), which operates from 271 to 310 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 to about 4.5 V. The SEARCH VCO features a typical phase noise of -114 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset and has suitable linearity. Features include: SOCIAL An output power of typically +0 dBm. An industry-standard 0.5 x 0.5” SMD package. An input voltage of typ. 5 V. A max. current consumption of 5 mA. Pulling and Pushing minimized to 2.0 MHz and 1.0 MHz/V, respectively. A second harmonic suppression of -15 dBc typical. For more information, visit www.crystek.com.