Old Jews Telling Jokes Sets Off-Broadway Closing Date

first_img Related Shows Old Jews Telling Jokes Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 15, 2013 The laughs are over for the off-Broadway production of Old Jews Telling Jokes. The long-running comedy will close on September 15 after 22 preview performances and 552 regular performances at the Westside Theatre. A regional production begins at Chicago’s Royal George Theatre on September 24. View Comments Created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, Old Jews Telling Jokes is directed by Marc Bruni and showcases five actors in a revue that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes of the past and present. The show also features comic songs — brand new and satisfyingly old – as well as tributes to some of the giants of the comedy world. The closing cast includes Dara Cameron, Chuck Rea, Marilyn Sokol, Todd Susman and Steve Vinovich.last_img read more

Burlington named top desitination for American Beer Day (Oct 27)

first_imgAmerican Beer Day returns on October 27th to honor the nation’s favorite cold beverage and celebrate US brewers who have perfected their craft from coast to coast. To help guide thirsty patriots as they seek to imbibe, Roomkey.com(link is external) has listed its top destinations for craft beer, from Portland, Oregon to Burlington, Vermont. Each brew city on the list boasts exceptional breweries, offering locals and travelers alike the opportunity to enjoy uniquely American creations.Roomkey.com’s top seven craft beer destinations are:Burlington, VTThis sleepy college town has the most breweries per capita with just over two dozen filling the area. Magic Hat Brewing Company is one of the most recognized, and is a great place to check out beer being brewed.Denver, COHome of the Great American Beer Festival, Denver boasts more than 40 breweries. Coors might be the name that first comes to mind, but the craft offerings in the city are unbeatable. Almost any Denver hotel(link is external) will be near one of the breweries, but choose an Uptown location for walkable distances.Dallas/Fort Worth, TXThe DFW metroplex has a growing craft beer scene influenced by the history of Texas. Rahr& Sons, Franconia, Deep Ellum, Peticolas, Revolver, Lakewood, Four Corners, Community… these breweries, among others, have made a name for themselves in the Lone Star State.Kansas City, MOThis Midwestern city may be well known for their barbecue, but they’ve also got the right beer to go with it. Locals love Boulevard Brewing Co., which is now the second largest brewery in Missouri and the nation’s 10th largest craft brewer.Minneapolis/St. Paul, MNThe Twin Cities area boasts at least 30 breweries and proves that the Midwest is contributing their fair share of quality craft beer. The Fulton Brewery is home to a 9.2% ABV imperial stout – a great drink to warm up with during the brutal Minnesota winters. Click here to browse cozy hotel options(link is external).Portland, ORPortland has a whopping 53 breweries, more than any other city in the world. American-style hefeweizen was first debuted here at Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. in the ‘80s. Innovation is a tradition that has stayed true as the beer scene grows, shown with a new trend in eco-breweries.Portland, METhe Portland on the east coast isn’t too shabby either: Allagash brewery has been named one of the best brewery tours in America by TripAdvisor. Each of Allagash’s 15 microbreweries brings a distinctly East Coast flair to their beer, including several blueberry ales or the lobster logo on Geary’s Pale Ale.About Room Key®Room Key is an experience-tailored hotel search engine created by six of the world’s leading hotel companies.  The personalized service enables travelers to quickly and easily compare value for their stay – based on specific attributes and preferences most important to individual guests – and book directly with more than 100 leading hotel brands in 159 countries around the world.  With a continued focus on providing consumers the best, personalized value for their trip, Room Key also allows travelers to compare properties based on the pricing and benefits associated with their respective hotel frequent guest programs – something that cannot be done on any other online travel booking site.Room Key was founded in 2012 by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), InterContinental Hotels Group (NYSE: IHG), Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) and Wyndham Hotel Group, part of the Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), or their respective affiliates.  Through a collaboration with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), Room Key makes it easy to join the fight against cancer: for every stay booked on www.Roomkey.com(link is external), Room Key will donate $1 to SU2C through February 2017, accelerating vital research, delivering new therapies to patients and helping to save lives now. Visit the campaign website for more information:  www.Roomkey.com/StaytheNight(link is external).DALLAS, October 20, 2014 –  www.Roomkey.com(link is external)last_img read more

Vermont-NEA: School reopening must be guided by health and safety

first_imgEducator, Parent Voices Essential to Any Resumption of In-Person InstructionVermont Business Magazine In the wake of the governor’s announcement that schools will reopen in the fall, educators and parents must have a lead role in hashing out the complex details required for a safe and effective resumption of in-person instruction, according to the state’s largest union.“Nobody wants to be back in school more than the educators of Vermont,” said Don Tinney, a high school English teacher who serves as the elected president of the 13,000-member Vermont-NEA. “We understand the economic and political pressure to reopen our schools, but we have to make sure the decision is made with the best, most up-to-date public health science.  For schools to reopen, they must be safe for students, parents, and educators.”As school reopenings happen slowly in other countries, it is clear that doing so safely and effectively takes the collaboration of many. Educators, parents, administrators, and health experts must work together to map out a statewide plan to reopen schools. The array of factors that must be considered to safely resume in-person instruction is enormous and requires a tremendous amount of work to ensure a safe and effective environment for students, parents, and educators.“It is unfortunate that Gov. Phil Scott and Education Secretary Dan French chose to make this announcement before the real hard work of planning and preparation has been completed,” Tinney said. “We have one chance to get this right, and to get it right takes time. Again, there is no place where educators would rather be than in school, teaching and caring for students. But without concrete, health- and science-based protocols that must be followed by every school district, today’s announcement adds even more pressure to folks doing this critical planning.”Tinney said that the union has assembled a task force of educators to begin exploring how to safely and effectively return to in-person instruction. A preliminary summary of what educators see as imperative to reopening will be released tomorrow.“Our message is simple: we want schools to reopen,” Tinney said. “But only after the hard work with all stakeholders – parents, educators, and health experts – can we realistically and safely ask our students and educators to resume in-person instruction.”Source: MONTPELIER – Vermont-NEA 6.10.2020last_img read more

Fairway searching for stormwater management solution as fresh flash flooding hits city

first_imgMayor Jerry Wiley sounded the alarm Monday about the threat to Fairway homes from flooding.At a workshop on stormwater management Monday, Fairway’s governing body didn’t have to look far back to find evidence that the city has serious problem that needs to get addressed sooner than later.The soaking rains last week prompted fresh bouts of flash flooding along State Park Road, where Mayor Jerry Wiley says 31 homes are in danger of being taken out in the event of a 100 year flood. To get a sense of how quickly the waters can rise in the area, take a look at this video submitted last week by a shawneemissionpost.com reader:While the danger of the situation appears obvious to both the impacted homeowners and the governing body, a solution has proved hard to come by. Wiley on Monday indicated that the flash flooding issues in Fairway have been exacerbated by the completion of the Mission stormwater project completed around the time of the Mission Gateway site preparation, where new stormwater containment boxes were installed underground. Those boxes, he said, could be altered to temper the flow of water from the boxes into Fairway’s creek.“There’s got to be a structural engineering fix to that,” Wiley said. “That’s a project that’s going to take place in Mission. And we’re going to have to hitch our wagon to that, and do it cooperatively and collaboratively in order to minimize the prospect of losing 31 homes in Fairway. That’s the consequence.”But how to instigate that project at the county level and get neighboring cities to buy in as well isn’t abundantly clear. The city in 2012 hired an engineering firm and water flow specialist to produce a report on the problem and develop possible solutions. But the initial report used rainfall and water flow data from 2005 — information that is now out of date and doesn’t adequately capture the current issues. A dispute between the city council and the engineers over whether their contractual duties have been fulfilled has led to an impasse, where the city doesn’t have the report it needs to bring to the county as evidence that something needs to be done.The council on Monday directed the water flow expert to develop a proposal for how much it would cost to complete the initial part of the report with current data.Wiley said the city needed to get moving on the issue as soon as possible.“We’re the bathtub,” Wiley said. “We accept upstream water from Roeland Park into Mission. That puts us right in the middle of the watershed. And this is the place where it’s going to happen.”last_img read more

‘Low-tech and high-touch’

first_img ‘Low-tech and high-touch’ Pet Therapy in the Courts is a new tool for victims Senior EditorA chain of traumatic events landed a 5-year-old boy and his mom in a homeless shelter, where things turned even more tragic. The little boy was sexually abused by another kid staying at the shelter.Thinking about how best to prepare her young client for the intimidating court process looming ahead, Helene Potlock, victim/witness assistance program director for the state attorney of the Second Judicial Circuit, was ready to try something completely new. “I talked to his mom and said, ‘What do you think about bringing in a dog? Do you think your son would like that?’”As it turned out, the little boy was heartbroken that he’d been forced to give up his own beloved small dog when they’d moved into the shelter.“So to bring in the dog was the just the best thing in the world,” Potlock recalled. “His face just lit up when we even mentioned it.”On the day of the deposition, here comes Tallahassee lawyer Bobbie Jo Finer on one end of a leash and her little dachshund Piper Laurie on the other.Piper immediately pads over to the little boy sitting on the floor in the state attorney’s children’s play area and covers his face with licks and kisses.The little boy flashes an ear-to-ear grin.“So, you know, on a day that could have been very traumatic and tense and awful, he couldn’t wait to come back to the courthouse if he got to see Piper again,” Potlock said. The Pet Therapy in the Courts Program is unique in the Second Circuit, where 15 teams of volunteers and their specially trained and certified Companions for Therapy (ComForT) dogs help victims of violent crimes and children in dependency court feel less scared about testifying or talking to the judge.“Our role is to spend time with the victim while they are either waiting to do a deposition or go into court and testify, knowing they are going to have to see the abuser,” said Finer, recently retired after 22 years as assistant general counsel for the Department of Community Affairs.The owner of five dachshunds and foster mom to four others, Finer employs Piper, the frisky one who can’t hold her licker, and Honey Girl, the mellow one with the wiggly tail, as therapy dogs for the courts.She’ll never forget the deposition of a 14-year-old girl testifying about sexual abuse.“She sat there with Honey Girl in her lap, and I sat quietly nearby holding Honey’s leash. The young woman stroked her the whole time she was giving testimony. This little dog helped her relax. It helped her get through it.”And the defense attorney didn’t object.“People see they are getting better testimony, and it’s a good thing for both sides,” Finer said.In the Tallahassee area, 146 ComForT dog teams have long been used to cheer up the elderly in nursing homes, help motivate stroke victims at the hospital learning to walk again, and even encourage school children to read.But it was a new trick to bring the dogs to court, making the most of what dog lovers already know: Petting a dog has a soothing effect; hugging a dog is a pleasant distraction. Going to court is intimidating for anyone, and especially so for young child victims. So why not use dogs in court? Dog Day at Dependency Court Wakulla County Judge Jill Walker seized the opportunity to bring dogs to dependency court in December.“Dogs are working the halls, so to speak,” Judge Walker said of her emphasis on family-centered hearings. While waiting for their cases to be called, children and their family members wait in a grand jury room with a guardian ad litem. Children are given free books and their own quilt handmade by elderly volunteers. And a dog wags a tail nearby, ready for petting and hugs.“The dogs really, really help relax the kids and give them something to have fun with and occupy them while they are waiting to come into the courtroom,” Walker said. “The result is that when I get people coming into court, they are not loaded for bear. It makes my job easier. It gives me an entryway, and we talk about the dogs. I’ll ask: ‘Which dog do we have in the hall today? Did you like the dog?’ And they see I’m not the judge from the old-timey movies that they need to be afraid of.” The easier it is for children to talk to her, Judge Walker said, the more information she can gather to make better decisions. One thing she’s learned being on the bench for 20 years is that it’s futile to wait for more funding to arrive to improve the courts.“The money is never going to arrive,” she said. “How do we make things better? The pet therapy costs zero money.”The Pet Therapy in Courts Program was launched in 2007, after Susan Wilson, director of research and data for the Second Circuit, read a newspaper story about a victim advocate with a service dog in Polk County who noticed children bonded with her dog.Wilson, who has a therapy dog of her own (a white miniature schnauzer named Lacey) struck up a conversation with Potlock about the article. They were gung-ho to give therapy dogs a try.First, Wilson asked Chief Judge Charlie Francis, who said, “I thought it was interesting from the start. We already had teddy bear therapy that we use with children who have gone through traumas. I thought it could work, right off the bat, if the dogs were properly trained and properly controlled. I have no problem. I think it’s a wonderful thing.”Francis said he hasn’t heard any negative comments and the dogs have not yet come inside the courtroom during a trial, but Francis said he thinks that would work, as long as it is done in an unobtrusive way. But he is quick to add the trial judge has control of his or her own courtroom, and it is that judge’s call.Potlock said her staff attends every first appearance hearing, and they let each victim of a violent crime know about the option of the Pet Therapy in the Courts Program, but so far it has only been used with child victims.On her desk, she keeps a little booklet of pictures and profiles of the pet therapy teams — such as the 180-pound canine described as “a big goofball.”Stephanie Perkins, volunteer services program coordinator for ComForT, does her best to match up teams with the right victim/witness. Perkins said she thinks the dogs are especially suited to their new courthouse roles “because they help provide an atmosphere of acceptance and support to the victim. They do not judge, and I feel that is very important to the victims. I certainly only have anecdotal evidence due to the sensitivity of these cases and the victims involved, but I do believe it works.”State Attorney Willie Meggs admitted when he was first asked about using the dogs: “My first blush was typical of me: ‘What?’” But any skepticism was swept away by positive results in prosecuting cases.“These are well-trained, well-mannered dogs. What little kid, abused or not abused, doesn’t like a dog? And it apparently is working,” Meggs said. “Anything that helps the child victim that has to go through the trauma of a trial, I’m for it.”Wilson jumped through a few hoops getting OKs from courthouse facilities management and legal staff. Risk management signed off after learning the program is registered with the national Delta Society, a sanctioning organization for more than 10,000 pet partner teams around the world, and insurance is provided through them. Rescued Dog to the Rescue Therapy dogs are a completely different breed than service dogs that help the blind get around, sniff out drugs or skin cancer, or find buried earthquake survivors. As Chuck Mitchell, a volunteer with ComForT, said: “Ours are there to touch and mess with. That’s what makes it unique. Our program is low-tech and high-touch.”Mitchell teams up with Rikki, a golden retriever mix scooped out of Lake Pontchartrain as a 10-week-old puppy after Hurricane Katrina blew through the New Orleans area. Together, they have done more than 100 pet therapy visits to a variety of settings, but it’s the experiences at courthouses that have brought big guy Mitchell to tears.He tells the poignant story of a 7-year-old girl who had been brutally sexually abused by a day-care worker when she was 4. At first, she was able to tell only a little of what had happened to her mother and in front of a video camera, but then completely shut down. Months and then three years had gone by.Mitchell and Rikki were called to the courthouse, where they sat on the floor with the little girl, who fed Rikki her favorite treat of baby carrots and stroked her silky golden fur. The prosecutor leaned over and gently asked, “Do you know what happened between you and Mr. ____?” Without looking up, the girl kept petting Rikki and began telling new details. She was able to make a statement, Mitchell said, and law enforcement had enough to arrest the man.When it came time to give a deposition, the girl had her hand on Rikki’s leash as they walked down the courthouse hallway. And Mitchell, who tried to be as unobtrusive as possible, actually curled up under the table, holding Rikki’s leash and feeding her carrots.Rikki rested her head on the lap of the little girl, who cried into the dog’s fur and spilled out her testimony.“I wanted to bite the defense attorney’s ankles myself, and blame it on Rikki,” Mitchell said about the painful questions asked of the child victim for more than an hour.Once back at the state attorney’s victim/witness room, Mitchell said, they received a call from the defense attorney, who basically said now that he realized the victim was able to testify, his client was ready to cut a deal.Currently, Mitchell said, plea negotiations are underway.“If this case goes to trial, we may be in the courtroom,” Mitchell said. “We will not be sitting in or near the witness box. I believe if we put a dog in a witness box with a child, it would create an overly sympathetic witness. I think we would sit behind the defendant in the courtroom spectators’ seats. The jurors will look at the victim. And the victim will be able to look past the defendant and watch me petting Rikki. And when she is through testifying, she’ll know Rikki will be there.”Why does Mitchell, formerly the owner of a construction company and now a director of Premier Bank, do this kind of volunteer work?“When I get to see my dog make a connection with somebody, and help relieve some of their pain or stress even for a few minutes, and light up their face, who wouldn’t want to be Santa Claus giving out a bag of smiles? And you have somebody tell you, ‘But for your dog, my child wouldn’t be able to get through this.’ This is the best giving back to the community I’ve ever done.” ‘Low-tech and high-touch’center_img March 15, 2010 Jan Pudlow Senior Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Appoints eCommerce Solutions Director

first_imgSAN ANTONIO — Dale Hopkins, vice president information technology for Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (Alliance), has announced the creation of a new position and the addition of a new employee – Doug Wiggin, who will serve as the group’s new e-commerce solutions director. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Wiggin comes to the Alliance with 30 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket. During his lengthy career, Wiggin managed IT operations, software development, eCatalog design and communications architecture integration. In this newly created position, Wiggin will provide the overall guidance and structure for creating and maintaining the e-commerce roadmap to ensure that IT initiatives align with the architecture that provides maximum return on investment to Alliance shareholders. Working closely with Alliance information technology business partners, Wiggin will coordinate the development of highly competitive integrated supply chain solutions. He will drive the Alliance standards with Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper parts store and warehouse platform providers to expand e-catalog capabilities and connectivity.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

It’s time to wake up to the impact of AI

first_imgThe disruption of the ‘traditional’ steam engine by electrical power did not happen overnight: it took education and time. Even though electricity increased efficiency by more than 200%, change wasn’t implemented until the ways in which we worked were reinvented.We are now arguably in a data revolution, moving on from the advancements of the internet, with new technologies able to revolutionise how we work. This is something that will have a direct impact on the property industry.Much like the impact of electricity on the future of factory working, change will be slow until companies learn to adapt to new ways of thinking, a new set of processes and a new structure.After the industrial revolution, it took the retirement of existing management – a generation – for industries to adapt.Source: Shutterstock/Willyam BradberryMcKinsey estimates technologies could replace 45% of paid employmentIn my opinion, the data revolution will herald one of the biggest advances: artificial intelligence (AI). The use of AI to automate various tasks will disrupt any data-led or process-driven industry, whether that be law, finance or property.We are already seeing the application of AI seep into work streams – JP Morgan recently created software called COIN for contract intelligence, which does in seconds something that in combination takes lawyers 360,000 hours annually.Hubble recently announced its intention to use its new investment to create an AI element for its platform – a great example of one of the many companies looking to change the status quo of how we address data and process in property.Increasing efficiencyUltimately it comes down to increasing efficiency and providing the best possible tools to make effective decisions. Just look at the investment world and the performance of quant funds to see the benefits and successes of a data-led approach.What we are effectively seeing is creative destruction: successful new innovation destroying old and outdated methods. This threat of disruption and competition also prevents stagnation and in turn keeps an industry alive.With the property sector, perhaps we will need a division of labour between mind and machine. The data revolution is here. Resistance will merely slow it down rather than prevent it, but by combining it with our specialist industry expertise we can jump to a more efficient, more productive and more profitable way of working.The data revolution is here at RESI! Find out about the next steps with our new proptech stream. Book your place for RESI 2017 – now with discounts for bookings of three or more peopleAI’s ability to increase productivity and change workflow has significant implications for our future. It’s greater than any other form of automation we’ve seen in recent years. For example, the stellar rise of the Uber driver will in turn be replaced by driverless cars.As with the industrial revolution, there will also be similar change implications for the workforce and, if not addressed early on, many may lose their jobs. So we must learn from the mistakes of the past and take human value into account. New technology such as AI is introduced ostensibly to increase human efficiency and it must not come at the expense of human jobs.Now is the time to start addressing regulation and contingency plans before Uber drivers, factory workers or even property agents find themselves without income or relevant skillsets.Just as effectively harnessing the data revolution will require the restructuring of business, we must also look to reskill and reorganise the fabric of society. At the moment, we are ahead of the revolution but without action we will soon find ourselves losing out to the machines.James Morris-Manuel is EMEA director at Matterportlast_img read more

Ghanaian law firm opens in London

first_imgA law firm with ambitions to become the ‘Linklaters of Africa’ has become the first Ghanaian firm to open in London. Ghanaian corporate and commercial firm Oxford & Beaumont has set up in the UK to service UK law firms conducting business in Ghana.The four-partner firm, which has 12 other lawyers, said it had already established working relationships with several UK firms including magic circle firms Clifford Chance; Linklaters; and Allen & Overy; City firm Berwin Leighton Paisner and Birmingham firm Wragge & Co. Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia, managing partner of Oxford & Beaumont and former banking lawyer at magic circle firm Linklaters, said Ghana held huge opportunities for UK lawyers. Trade totalled £600m between Ghana and the UK in the first three quarters of 2009 alone, he said. The firm aimed to become the ‘Linklaters of Africa’ through its international links, he added.last_img read more

VANDALISM IN DUMFRIES ON THE INCREASE

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPolice Scotland officers in Dumfries are investigating another spate of vandalism over the weekend involving cars and vans.A black Renault Clio parked in Lochside Road had a window smashed at around 0415 hours on Saturday morning.A Landrover Freelander, a Renault Master van and a Ford Transit pick-up each had a tyre vandalised while parked in Oliphant Court overnight Friday/Saturday.A Honda Civic car parked in Criffel Road had a window smashed sometime Saturday/Sunday.A VW Beetle parked in Eastfield Road had a mirror smashed sometime between Friday and Sunday.Constable Simon Gleave at Dumfries said “these acts of vandalism continue to cost the victims a great deal of money and inconvenience and we again appeal to the public to come forward if they have any information which might help us catch those responsible.”last_img read more

Richardson RFPD Introduces New 3.5 GSPS Direct Digital Synthesizer with 12-Bit DAC from ADI

first_imgRichardson RFPD, Inc. announced immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new direct digital synthesizer (DDS) featuring an internal, high speed, high performance, 12-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) from Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI). The AD9914 is a complete high frequency synthesizer capable of generating a frequency-agile analog sinusoidal waveform (sine wave) at up to 1.4 GHz. The device enables fast frequency hopping and fine tuning resolution — 64-bit capable using the programmable modulus mode. It also offers fast phase and amplitude hopping. The frequency tuning and control words are loaded into the DDS via a serial or parallel I/O port. The new device supports a user-defined linear sweep mode of operation for generating linear swept waveforms of frequency, phase, or amplitude. A high speed, 32-bit parallel data input port is included, enabling high data rates for polar modulation schemes and fast reprogramming of the phase, frequency and amplitude tuning words. Additional key features of the AD9914 include: ·         3.5 GSPS internal clock speed ·         Frequency tuning resolution to 190 pHz ·         16-bit phase tuning resolution ·         12-bit amplitude scaling ·         8 frequency/phase offset profiles ·         Phase noise: −128 dBc/Hz (1 kHz offset at 1396 MHz) ·         Wideband SFDR < −50=""> ·         1.8 V/3.3 V power supplies ·         88-lead LFCSP package The AD9914 is ideally-suited for radar and scanning systems, test and measurement equipment, and agile LO frequency synthesis applications. It is part of ADI’s Select Products for Q4, 2012. Common configurations are in stock and available for immediate delivery. To find more information or to purchase the devices visit the Richardson RFPD website, http://www.richardsonrfpd.com.last_img read more