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Microwave Journal's Executive Interview

Berkeley Nucleonics commercially releases a full line of high performance, robust, and extremely cost effective Microwave/RF signal generators. This Microwave/RF product line sets a new standard in performance to cost. Capable of producing in excess of 20GHz, with very low phase noise, fast switching speeds, extensive modulation capabilities in a variety of packaging options, including benchtop, portable battery operation, 1U 19” rackmount, and card-level for OEM integration. These instruments offer the widest array of options to meet almost any application requirement.

(PRWeb October 15, 2012)

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The Model 971 Food-SSAFE Kit (Spectrum/Sample Analysis and Food Examination Kit) from Berkeley Nucleonics offers non-technical equipment users an easy method for measuring radiation levels found in fish and meat products, liquids and soil samples. The nuclear radiation found in food is measured and reported by a software algorithm coupled with a sensitive NaI (sodium iodide) detector. Food products (beef and poultry, fish, vegetables, water samples or grains) are placed in a Marinelli beaker then insulated with a lead shield.

(PRWeb May 31, 2012)

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BNC Scientific, the exclusive North American partner for Zurich Instruments is proud to carry the fastest commercial lock-in amplifier (LIA) ever commercially produced. Zurich Instruments, the technology leader for lock-in amplifiers, has developed the UHFLI (Ultra-High Frequency Lock-in Amplifier), establishing a precedent in LIA’s. The UHFLI performs measurements as high as 600 MHz three times faster than any other current lock-in amplifiers.

(PRWeb February 24, 2012)

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Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation is introducing a WiFi-SAM, a WiFi (802.11) kit for the SAM Isotope Identifier (RIID). The wireless adapter provides a continuous data feed over local wifi networks to a network administrator or management team. Isotope Identifiers are often used by first responders or Hazmat technicians who may desire guidance from Radiation Safety or Health Physics management. The integration of WiFi in the SAM 940 Defender and SAM 940 Revealer allow multiple experts to view the data concurrently and in real time.

(PRWeb February 20, 2012)

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Berkeley Nucleonics is announcing the latest version of our Digital and Pulse Delay Generators. The Model 745 Digital Delay Generator (DDG) is a new product designed for ultra-short, precise time-control applications where users need to synchronize events to a trigger or to each other. The DDG achieves 5 picosecond jitter with 250 femtosecond delay and pulse width control. The order-of-magnitude improvement in jitter and resolution enable research in fields such as Xray-initiated research, fast-pulsed lasers and nanocrystallography.

(PRWeb February 15, 2012)

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Berkeley Nucleonics is offering an upgrade to the SAM 940 Isotope Identifier for radionuclide identification of Cs-134, Cs-137 and I-131 to address a growing concern for screening meat, fish, eggs, milk, and water.

(PRWeb April 08, 2011)

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In response to the Japanese nuclear power plant disaster, Berkeley Nucleonics has delivered 100's of radiation detectors to US and Japanese nationals who are working in and around the contaminated facility. We have donated numerous shipments and continue to provide around-the-clock support for end users and regional service and training centers. For a list of agents in Asia, please see our International Pull-Down Menu. The SAM Isotope Identifier has been updated with Eagle-A, a new firmware to quickly identify low levels of Cs-134, Cs-137 and I-131.

(PRWeb April 07, 2011)

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Our colleagues in Japan are on the ground measuring Gamma Radation using the like of Berkeley Nucleonics PRDs and Isotope Identifiers. We are please to report that the background levels are still normal as of March 23, 2011 8:00AM PST.

(PRWeb March 25, 2011)

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Berkeley Nucleonics shipped PRD units to Mizuno Pharmacy in Tokyo today in an effort to advise patients and clinical staff about fallout concerns after a reactor incident at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. The PRD from Berkeley Nucleonics measures dose rates, counts per second and accumulated dose, making it useful for a wide range of applications.

(PRWeb March 23, 2011)

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Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation, an instrumentation pioneer since 1963, is introducing the world’s fastest transient digitizer for the scientific market. The Model 1150 will measure single-shot pulse events down to 50 ps at a maximum input voltage of 2000 volts.

(PRWeb March 21, 2011)

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