— The TiVo Mini is a new companion box for TiVo’s Premiere 4 and Premiere XL4 DVRs that allows customers to use TiVo and online services throughout their homes without having to add more DVRs. Comcast and Suddenlink are two of the first MSOs to make the box available. The device costs $99.99 with a monthly subscription fee of $5.99 for a one-year commitment. Alternatively, a lifetime service is available for a one-time cost of $249.98.
 
Epson Electronics America Inc. has begun shipping samples of the VG-4513CB series of voltage controlled crystal oscillators (VCXO). Designed for optical networking and LTE base stations apps, the VG-4513CB uses a high-frequency fundamental crystal to achieve output frequencies up to 500 MHz with no spurs and very low phase noise and low jitter. According to the company, the VG-4513CB is the industry’s first VCXO to deliver output frequencies to 500 MHz without using a PLL or frequency multiplier.
 

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