Passive Plus Adds a Scalable Global Model for the 0201 Broadband Capacitor up to 65 GHz

first_imgThe CAP-PPI-0201BB-001 from Passive Plus is a substrate scalable Global Model™ for the Passive Plus P/N 0201BB surface mount chip capacitor family. The models have been developed for use with microstrip applications and account for substrate (or printed circuit board) related parasitic effects up to 65 GHz. Substrate height, dielectric constant, loss tangent, interconnect metal thickness, component tolerance, pad width, pad length and pad gap are model input parameters. Models account for up to two higher-order resonant frequency pairs beyond the fundamental series resonant frequency. Accurate effective series resistance (ESR) is modeled over the frequency range. A Sim mode switch allows pad stack effects to be disabled.The applications for which these parts are intended require small, surface-mountable (SMT) devices with low insertion losses and reflections across RF frequencies extending from the tens of KHz to the tens of GHz, and temperatures typically ranging from -55 to +125 Degrees C.  Applications are primarily found in the “signal integrity” market:  Optoelectronics/high- speed data; ROSA/TOSA (Transmit/Receive optical subassemblies); SONET(Synchronous Optical Networks); broadband test equipment; and broadband microwave and millimeter wave amplifiers and oscillators.  Customers requiring surface-mountable, 10 nF or 100 nF X7R capacitors that provide resonance-free, low insertion loss, low reflection operation over extremely large RF bandwidths will be well served by Passive Plus’s BB series.last_img read more

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Institute goes high-tech

first_imgBy BEN CAMERON THE BERWICK Mechanics’ Institute and Free Library has officially moved into the 21st century. At the institute’s…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Gordon on the ‘drive for five’ as almost forty stand their ground for Ladbrokes…

first_imgA total of 37 horses remain in the reckoning for the Ladbrokes Troytown Handicap Chase at Navan on Sunday. Clear early favourite Pairofbrowneyes is among them as are leading ante-post fancies Minella Beau, Out Sam and Spider Web. Spider Web and Luke Dempsey winning the “JT McNamara Ladbrokes Munster National Handicap Chase” at Limerick – Alain Barr – 14.10.2018 Willie Mullins has left three in the €100,000 event. In addition to Pairofbrowneyes and Minella Beau, the champion trainer could also call on the services of Undressed, which would be having his first start for the champion trainer.Gordon Elliott is bidding to win the race for a remarkable fifth consecutive time and he has 14 going forward. The Cork Grand National winner Out Sam and runner-up Rogue Angel look to head his team that also includes Irish Grand National winner General Principle, Woods Well, Squouateur and current top-weight Dounikos.Noel Meade won this race 21 years ago with Heist and could yet be represented by Tout Est Permis, a winner at Galway at the end of last month, and the Naas runner-up Burgas. Eight Till Late is a more recent winner at Down Royal and could carry the hopes of trainer Francis Casey.There is a strong supporting card at Navan on Sunday where the Grade 3 Monksfield Novice Hurdle has attracted an entry of 15 with the Joseph O’Brien-trained Rhinestone and Gordon Elliott’s Dinons, an easy winner at Cheltenham last month leading the way.The Listed Coolmore N.H. Sires Irish EBF Mares Flat Race has an initial entry of 17 horses headed by the Philip Dempsey-trained Caravation, Yukon Lil for Willie Mullins and the Jessica Harrington-trained Emily Moon while the Grade B Proudstown Handicap Hurdle of €50,000 boasts an entry of 26, headed by Noel Meade impressive Naas winner, De Name Escapes Me.Peter Killeen, Manager of Navan Racecourse, said: “The team at Navan Racecourse is really looking forward to what is our flagship meeting and it’s great to see that the top trainers are once again coming out in force for the feature Ladbrokes Troytown Chase. Gordon certainly seems to have an appetite for landing the race for an unbelievable fifth time with 14 horses still in. The rest of the card is really strong and with the forecast at this stage for a fine day on Sunday we are expecting a great crowd to come and witness one of the top days in the National Hunt racing calendar. It is terrific that Ladbrokes continue to support Navan for the feature and I would like to take the opportunity to thank them for their sponsorship of such a prestigious and historic race.”CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO ENTRIESprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img The Tom Mullins-trained Spider Web and James Motherway’s Na Trachtalai Abu served up a thriller when first and second respectively in the JT McNamara Ladbrokes Munster National at Limerick last month and they could well clash again. Last Goodbye, the clear-cut winner of the Chanelle Pharma Handicap Chase at the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown in February, is another intriguing contender for trainer Liz Doyle.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Trafalgar Thunder Girl’s Volleyball Team

first_imgMost of the players on the team Aurora Panko-Dool, Sarah Robertson, Maeya Lundquist, Nora Janssen, Noa Bokser-Wishlow, Ella Dulmage, Sola Van Donselaar, Abby Ens, Emma Lake, Maya Pierson, Gabby Bobby, Lexi Elias, Ava Moyle,  Raven Sperling, Atlyn Proctor, Hannah McClure, Lily Linnen , Daisy McBeath , Eden Bellman, Jesse Chochinov, Shelbi Van Hellmond Olivia Bezair, Lila  Carmichael, Tia Berens, Lauren Griko ,Paris Meisner, and Ella Strongman. The next playday is set for Trail, October 26 against Salmo, GF and host Crowe. An event in Castlegar follows October 26 before Trafalgar hosts a playday November 9. The sport of volleyball is exploding at Trafalgar Middle School as the Thunder program boasts more than 30 female players this season.Coach Staci Proctor is busy working in all the players during season playday against teams from Mt. Sentinel in South Slocan, Grand Forks, Nakusp, Castlegar and Trail.Mallard’s Source for sports would like honour the program and players with Team of the Week accolades.last_img read more

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Hockey: Poland make India work hard for win

first_imgIndia suffered few anxious moments before emerging victorious 4-2 against Poland and sealed their spot in the final of the men’s hockey Olympic qualifier with a 100 per cent winning record on Friday.The hosts’ fifth consecutive win also paved the way for France’s entry into the title clash on Sunday.Sandeep Singh added another brace to his goal tally while fellow drag-flicker VR Raghunath and Shivendra Singh also found the target.Poland needed a draw against India in order to qualify for final after France held Canada to a 1-1 draw earlier in the day at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.The Poles fought bravely and their goalkeeper Mariusz Chyla was the star performer for them.India’s matches have got tougher and tougher as the tournament has progressed and they will have a few things to work on before the all-important final, the winner of which will book a ticket to the London Olympics.For the first time in the qualifier, India went behind in the 13th minute when Tomasz Dutkiewicz took advantage of a clever dummy on their first penalty corner to beat rival skipper Bharat Chetri in goal.India had dominated proceedings till then with the action, more or less, concentrated in the Polish half. But the forward line of Shivendra Singh, Gurvinder Singh Chandi and Tushar Khandker were guilty of poor finishing. The Poles were dangerous on counter- attacks and the Indian defence was put under pressure on a few occasions.India’s first three penalty corners also did not bear fruit before Sandeep found the top left corner on the 26th minute.As always, India started the second half with a blitzkrieg but found it difficult to beat the Polish defence.India had to wait almost till the hour mark to take the lead when Sarvanjit Singh’s hit into the circle was deflected by Shivendra. But the lead was shortlived as Miroslaw Juszczak’s unstoppable drag- flick made it 2-2.With France’s fortunes also dependent on the last round-robin match, Raghunath put India ahead once again when he converted team’s eighth penalty corner with five minutes left.The Poles did not lose heart but Sandeep added the finishing touches to the game with another deadly flick in the last action of the game.Chief coach Michael Nobbs was not happy with the team’s finishing.”Our movement and intensity was excellent. The forwards got into good positions, but the finishing was not up to the mark,” the Australian said.Nobbs was effusive in his praise for the Polish goalkeeper. “He is one of the best in the world. We had 44 circle penetrations and 14 shots, but he stood tall,” he said. India beat France 6-2 earlier in the competition, but Nobbs expects a tighter match on Sunday.”It is a grand final. It won’t be the same as the earlier matches. We will analyse the French team tomorrow,” he added.advertisementlast_img read more

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FOX Sports Analyst Releases His College Football Top 25

first_imgAn overhead view of the Rose Bowl.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: A general view during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)By this time next month, the 2016 college football season will be in full swing. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see that most of the country’s top analysts are releasing their version of the ‘Top 25′ rankings this week. FOX Sports’ Stewart Mandel is the latest to give fans a look at what he’s thinking will transpire this year. He has some interesting opinions about the strength of the ACC, too.Mandel’s list, which you can view in its entirety over at FOX Sports, is pretty similar to what we’ve seen from others. It won’t shock you to hear that he has defending national champion Alabama as his No. 1 ranked team heading into the season.Here’s a look at Stewart Mandel’s top 10 for FOX Sports. You can check out all 25 teams on his list here.10. Louisville9. Tennessee8. Michigan7. Ohio State6. TCU5. Oklahoma4. LSU3. Clemson2. Florida State1. AlabamaClearly, Mandel is putting some stock in the top half of the ACC this year, with three of the league’s schools finding their way into his top 10. He also has three SEC squads in the group – but that doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone.Mandel does not have any schools from the Pac-12 in his top 10 – which will probably upset fans of both Stanford and Washington.Mandel’s selection of Ohio State over Michigan will likely turn some heads, as the Wolverines, which bring back a ton of experience, are a hot pick to win the Big Ten this year. He also has Oklahoma slightly ahead of TCU.Last year, the College Football Playoff was comprised of Clemson, Alabama, Michigan State and Oklahoma. The Tigers and the Crimson Tide eventually met in the title game, with Alabama winning a thriller. Mandle has three of last year’s finalists in his top five – while Michigan State comes in at No. 19.last_img read more

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Minister asking federal government for solution to Northern BC rail car shortage

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. — Jobs, Trade and Technology Minister Bruce Ralston says he is urging Canada’s transport minister to ensure a reliable supply of rail cars in Northern B.C., where the economy is suffering due to a chronic shortage of freight cars.“The impact of unreliable, and inadequate, rail service extends far beyond grain producers in northern B.C.,” Ralston stated in a letter to federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau. “Lumber mills and other industries, from Dawson Creek to Fort Nelson, are also being seriously impacted by the lack of rail service.”Ralston has asked Garneau to work with northern B.C. chambers of commerce to develop plans for improving oversight and performance of Canadian National (CN) Rail’s system in the region. “Minister Garneau needs to convey that the Prairie backlog at CN Rail and Canadian Pacific Railway is having a detrimental impact on northern B.C. families and businesses. Companies looking to invest in northern B.C. communities are understandably discouraged from doing so because of the risk and uncertainty caused by CN Rail’s unreliable service. While the recent apology from CN is an important acknowledgement of how serious the situation has become, longer-term solutions need to be found.”last_img read more

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Governor says Washington will try to influence Trans Mountain every way it

first_imgThe governor says the project does not move the region toward a clean-energy future and he’s concerned about the risk of oil spills and impact to endangered southern resident killer whales off the coast of B.C. and Washington.Canada has purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project for $4.5 billion and the National Energy Board is currently reviewing its potential impacts to the marine environment.Horgan also announced that B.C. will kick in another $300,000 to help fund a study of a potential high-speed transportation service linking B.C., Washington and Oregon, after contributing the same amount last year. SEATTLE – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says the state shares concerns with British Columbia about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and will try to influence the project every way it can under Canadian law.Inslee made the comments at a joint news conference in Seattle today with B.C. Premier John Horgan, who is visiting the state to discuss partnerships on endangered killer whales, clean energy and high-speed transportation.Inslee says Washington’s Department of Ecology has made a vigorous, robust statement about its concerns about the pipeline project and he has exercised his right to speak publicly about his objections.last_img read more

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Not to glorify war

first_imgThe raging frenzy against Pakistan following Pulwama massacre after a suicide bomber rammed in an explosive-laden SUV into a CRPF convey leading to the death of 40 soldiers on February 14, had toned down considerably and was nearly put to rest until Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi claimed in a statement that based on their intelligence report, India is planning another attack on Pakistan. The western neighbour’s “reliable intelligence” specifies the time of this attack to be in between April16 and April 20. The foreign Minister’s concern was shared with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. As a matter of fact – and politics – the retaliation to Pulwama came with the widely-sensationalised Balakot air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed establishment in PoK just two weeks later. The relation between these nuclear-armed nations nose-dived to unprecedented lows after successive events of aggression. Qureshi did not give any comprehensive point on the evidence Pakistan had or the basis on which he could be so specific with the timing, but confirmed that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had agreed to share the information with the country. Such a stunt in politics deserves an independent and elaborate commentary. Prime Minister Khan blames Indian establishment for whipping up war hysteria over claims of India shooting down a Pakistani F-16 during the February standoff. India’s accomplishment in the Air strike on Jaish-e-Mohammad militant camp, however, is given to doubt after satellite images betrayed little evidence of damage. Also Read – A compounding difficultyIndia refrained from making a statement immediately but eventually replied befittingly and politically correctly that it rejects the statement by Pakistan Foreign Minister and termed it as irresponsible and preposterous. Also, that his statement comes with a “clear objective of whipping up war hysteria in the region. This public gimmick appears to be a call to Pakistan-based terrorists to undertake a terror attack in India,” the spokesperson of Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. War hysteria was, in fact, whipped up a fortnight earlier when Pakistan sponsored the suicide attack on Indian soldiers. War-mongering is deployed as a political tool. Both sides have a pressing need to focus on development over politics at the cost of development and welfare. The possibility of war between two nuclear-armed nations is a serious international concern and will end up affecting sovereignty and integrity of especially India, given how it has carved an image in the global arena in the past 5 years. Elections happen routinely but the impact of war is suffered for generations together.last_img read more

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Tunisias PMdesignate holds talks on forming new govt

first_imgTUNIS – Tunisia’s designated prime minister Mehdi Jomaa said Wednesday he is holding consultations on forming a new government of independents aimed at ending the months-old political crisis plaguing the country.“As part of the consultations, I met the parliamentary speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar. The consultations are ongoing and we have not reached the stage of forming a government,” Jomaa told reporters.Speaking after meeting Ben Jaafar at the National Assembly, Tunisia’s newly nominated premier said his cabinet would be formed of ministers who were politically “independent” and “competent,” without elaborating. They were Jomaa’s first comments since the former industry minister was chosen by Tunisia’s political parties on Saturday to head a caretaker government of technocrats, after months of protracted negotiations.Talks on the timetable and conditions for forming the new administration to replace outgoing Islamist premier Ali Larayedh’s cabinet are to formally begin on Friday, according to the UGTT trade union, which has been mediating an end to the political deadlock.Jomaa is a 51-year-old engineer with no stated political affiliation and no involvement in politics under the regime of former dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.His future government is tasked with organising fresh elections in 2014 and restoring stability to Tunisia, which was plunged into crisis with the murder of opposition MP Mohammed Brahmi in July by suspected Islamist militants.Larayedh’s ruling Ennahda party, which has been sharply criticised for failing to rein in Tunisia’s jihadists since being elected in the wake of Ben Ali’s overthrow, agreed in October to step down as part of a political roadmap brokered by mediators.last_img read more

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